The year 2020 has brought many changes and uncertainties in our daily lives. One of those is education and the upcoming school year. Schools are returning soon whether it be online or on site. It is more important than ever for your child to stay connected with their friends due to social distancing. With some schools using apps for keeping track of homework assignments, a phone may be needed for that reason as well. So, when considering your back-to-school checklist, it may be time to consider marking off a cell phone for your child this year.
Smartphones have become the leading device for keeping people connected to the world around them. And no, unlike the prices you will find at other companies, a smartphone doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg when you are on a budget. Some parents however prefer their kids to only be connected via calls and texting without an open portal to the internet. Yet, others believe their child is ready for the responsibility. Either way, Twigby offers phone choices at very affordable prices. Having a phone and network that performs well is important, but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank.
Smartphones: What You Should Consider
The smartphone has become the leading device for keeping people connected to the world around them. If your family loves Apple’s iOS, then an iPhone may be the way to go, or perhaps the Android world is the better option for your child. Many parents also ultimately choose a smartphone because of the ability to install a GPS tracker app on the phone. This allows you to track the smartphone and know where they are. Screen time apps are also popular to limit the amount of time spent on the device along with safe browsing apps that are designed to block certain inappropriate content.
Here are some benefits of smartphones to consider before you decide to purchase:
Access to Internet School Sites and Apps
Today, staying in touch can mean many things beyond just calling and texting. Many school districts now use their website and/or an app to assign homework, post grades and communicate with teachers.
Having access to GPS is often handy for people from many walks of life, even beyond point-to-point direction assistance. There are apps that rely on this data. See the apps we recommend.
One of the most sought after features on a smartphone is a great camera and video recorder.
Which phone? … Decisions, Decisions
Still not sure if your child is ready for a smartphone? We get it. If you’re like us, you want to teach responsibility, set limits, and protect your child’s privacy. When the time comes when you feel they are ready for a smartphone, we’ve got plenty to choose from.
Do you feel like a smartphone is the best option for your kid, but you are still just a concerned parent? We can show you ways to limit the sites your child can view on their phone. Learn more here. From a budget perspective, our plans can also help ease those concerns. You can choose to have no data and use wi-fi only at home or set a data cap with overage protection on so they can’t go over data for the month. Your bill can really be as low as you want it. See all of our plans here.
Just sign into your account and add a line to your Twigby account to get started. Even sweeter, there’s no activation fee or contract! If you are not a Twigby customer yet, signing up is very simple.Follow us