Holiday Gift Guide 2012
There seems to be no consensus on how old kids should be before they receive their first cell phone. I know some parents who've given their six-year-olds a cell phone, while other parents hold off at least until age 10. Whatever age is appropriate for that first device, young users don't necessarily need high-end smartphones that will rack up data charges (at least, not yet they don't.) Devices that provide simple calling and text messaging functions, as well as a few games, should be more than enough to make the youngest cell phone owners happy. Phones in this list should be less than $20 (or free) on contract, and can easily be added to a family plan for a minimal extra monthly cost. These devices are also smaller, which should work better for kids' smaller hands.