Cheap Cell Phone Plans For KidsWhat are some good cheap cell phone plans for kids? The best plan we know of is with Rebublic Wireless. It is simply $10 per month for unlimited talk and text. Kids cell phone plans shouldn't cost a fortune, and this plan fits the bill. First of all, you won't have to worry about them going on the internet on their phone, unless they are at home with WIFI. This plan doesn't come with data. Depending on the age of your child, you could pay $25 per month and get data as well. However, this probably isn't necessary since you probably don't want them using data when they are at school anyway. If you have a younger kid who hasn’t learned about texting yet, you may want to just add a line to your current plan and make it a family plan. Typically, this will cost you $10-20 per month depending on your service provider. Now, if you kid likes to send text messages, you will need to add an unlimited texting plan to his or her line of service. If you do not, you will not be a happy parent when your cell phone bill comes. Twenty five cents on thousands of texts can add up to a lot of money. Plus, different providers will charge you different amounts. This is just to show you an example. If your kid sends 5000 text messages in a month, and you do not have an unlimited texting plan, your bill could exceed $1000 for that month.
Another great option for cheap cell phone plans for kids are pay as you go plans. These plans are provided by Virgin Mobile, Straight Talk Wireless, Boost Mobile, Net 10 Wireless and several other providers. Virgin Mobile has a plan with low minutes to talk and unlimited texting and data for about $35 per month. Of course, for around $40-50 per month you can get an unlimited cell phone plan with talk, text, and data. Another benefit to a cheap cell phone plan for kids on a pay as you go provider is that the phones are cheap. You do have to buy the phone up front, but you don’t have any huge cancellation fees as you can stop service at any time. Also – if your kid drops his phone in the water, it won’t cost you a fortune to replace it.