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Is Your Teen Ready for a Cell Phone?

Many teens are heading back to school with a new accessory, their very own cell phone. If you haven’t yet decided if your teen is ready to go mobile, take a look through this handy checklist. With many teenagers operating independently on the way to and from school, participating in after-school activities and team sports throughout the school-year and beyond, a cell phone may be a smart decision. However, it’s important to have a plan in place to ensure responsible use.

 

Why does your teen need a cell phone?

 

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Upgrade Your Life While Downsizing Your Budget

Cricket has partnered with personal finance and savings expert Robert Pagliarini (@rPagliarini) to offer easy tips to help people stretch already-tight budgets.

 

“As the economy struggles to recover, people are looking for new ways to save money,” said Pagliarini, author of The Other 8 Hours, Six-Day Financial Makeover and a certified financial planner. “But no one wants to cut all of the fun and entertainment out of their lives, especially with deeply personal devices like cell phones and electronics.”

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Demystifying Cell Phone Plan Jargon

When shopping for prepaid cell phone plans, most people just pay attention to the basics and don’t bother going over the finer points of the plan. This is in large part because contracts are long and full of jargon. Taking a little time to understand some of these confusing terms will help you find the right plan and save money.

 

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Demystifying Cell Phone Plan Jargon
 

Round 2: Did You Know? 3 New Tips to Help You Save Money

4. Aside from local sales tax, Cricket has removed all additional taxes and fees from our rate plans, so there will be no surprises or overages month to month.

 

5. You can save $5 for every new line of service you add to your account? It can add up to big savings if you have everyone in your house under one plan!

 

6. Adding Cricket mobile broadband to your wireless cell phone plan will save you $5 off your monthly bill.

 

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