Is Your Child Ready for Their First Smartphone? Republic Wireless & HowDoesShe

We’ve partnered with HowDoesShe to discuss the topic some parents may be avoiding – your child’s first smartphone. There can be a lot that goes into this decision, understandably so. As a parent, you have to consider cost, responsibility, usage, etc! We’re here to help you not only make sense of it all, but save money in the process.

Hear from HowDoesShe below & why they chose Republic Wireless as their provider when making this decision.

“I need a way to be able to contact them. I could start my daughter out with unlimited talk & texting for only $15/month.


Starting your child on their first smartphone shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Good thing with our service, it doesn’t have to. With our plans starting at just $15/month, and phones as low as $149, you don’t have to worry about a large expense coming your way. If you find that your child needs cell data, easily add it for only $5 per GB. As the parent, you can still stay in control.

Giving your child a smartphone may even result in making your life more organized. Do you ever find yourself needing to remind them of something ASAP, or coordinate who is picking them up from one of their activities, but they aren’t with you at the moment? No problem, just shoot them a quick text and your day goes uninterrupted. 

For more details on all the things you may want to think through in this decision, here’s 7 Tips to Consider Before Buying Your Child’s First Smartphone

If you’ve got a younger child who you know definitely isn’t ready for a smartphone, but needs something to help stay in touch, we’ve also got you covered. Make sure you check out Relay – our screen free push-to-talk phone for kids.

Take a look at our phone options, and perhaps start discussing if it’s time to get that first phone after all! 

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  1. My son is eleven. He’s on his third smartphone. The way he and his friends use it for communication is much different than my wife and I. They’re more likely to talk and message over apps that don’t require the publicly switched telephone network. All they require is a data connection. During the time of COVID, the smartphone and computer have been invaluable for keeping the kids in touch with one another.

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