Child friendly phone plans – what to know
In the digital age it’s hard to limit your kids’ time on technology or limit the labyrinth of sites available to browse on the internet. Fortunately, you can find phone plans that are child-friendly, so you can keep your kid happy and give yourself peace of mind.
But there are a lot of plans out there and sometimes it’s hard to determine how to pick the best child friendly plan for your needs. If you’re ready to give your child the freedom of their own mobile, it’s time to do your research. Here’s a few ways you can look for the perfect child-friendly phone and phone plan.
Of course, your kid might want the newest phone model, but the investment is probably not worth it, so consider getting a prepaid smartphone that’s a little more affordable. Or maybe you have an old phone of yours that’s just floating around your home. A cheap or second-hand phone is especially smart if this is your kid’s first phone, and if they lose it you aren’t out of pocket. Once you’ve settled for a phone you are both happy with, it’s time to figure out the right plan.
Durability and battery life
We all know some smartphones can drain their battery quickly, and if your kid is a sucker for mobile games, they might find they’re caught with a dead battery in the middle of the day. Make sure to look for a phone with guaranteed great battery life.
If you’re teaching your kid the importance of paying their own way, a cheaper phone and plan is probably the best option. Use their phone to teach them the ways of adulthood!
When choosing a phone make sure it has the ability to give you parental controls. This is especially critical as without these children may have the ability to find explicit content or overspend on apps. Parental controls give you assurance and peace of mind with your kid’s usage.
Family plans help you save money and gives you more visibility of your child’s usage. It also means you’re less likely to have to pay for extra data or new extras if they’re already available on a phone plan and being monitored.
Managing your child’s phone
Once you choose your plan and your phone you can adjust accessibility by looking at the settings. Certain apps should have options to set privacy, accessibility and other features especially if it’s your child’s phone.
The best plans for children’s phones
Realistically a package plan ensures your child stays within their limits and access. You can choose the data availability, calls and texts, and ensure they aren’t spending extra money where it’s not needed.
You can also choose a SIM only option which lets you adjust the plan when it suits and means you can even ease your child into paying their own plans eventually!
Child friendly phone plans for peace of mind
It’s not so easy anymore to prevent your child from having a phone until they’re older, especially if you want to be able to communicate with them immediately. The alternative in the digital age is to manage their usage with parental controls, and make sure child friendly restrictions keep your child safe, but still content with their phone usage.
If you are looking to get your kid started with a new phone, Dodo can offer support and guidance, and set up a new plan that suits your needs.
Visit our website https://www.dodo.com/mobile
The Dodo difference
We help families and singles find the perfect plan to suit their needs. Whether you use large amounts of data, prefer prepaid plans or like the freedom of no contracts, we want to help!
- No lock-in contracts1: We don’t ask you to commit to 12-months, providing flexibility as your needs change.
- Network guarantee: We are powered by the Optus 4G network, covering 98.5% of the population.
- Manage your plan with My Dodo: My Dodo is an online portal that lets you view usage, bills and manage your services all in the one place.
Switching phone plans
If you’ve been with your current provider for a while and haven’t changed your plan in a while, you might not be on the best plan for your needs. You may even be spending more than you need to. It’s always good to shop around, see the SIM only options and BYO mobile. If you want to switch phone plans, you just have to order a new SIM, authorise it, put in your old details and switch over! It’s an easy swap and you might find it has you saving money each year.
Bundling with Dodo
Did you know we also do electricity, gas and home internet? Dodo wants you to manage your bills with ease, giving you the ability to pay them all in the same place! If you bundle with Dodo, we also offer special discounts and extras. Give us a call to see if you’re eligible for any discounts.
Join Dodo today
We know that there are a lot of providers out there and choosing the perfect fit can be a challenge. This is why we don’t force you into contracts and give you the flexibility to change plans when you change your mind. If you’re looking for a provider that offers you visibility, flexibility and exceptional customer service, look no further than Dodo.
Got questions? We’re here to help! Visit us at dodo.com/support or call Dodo on 13 36 36.
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