I participated in a campaign for Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating
My 14 year old son has had an iPhone now for about a year, maybe more. My daughter is asking for the new iPhone 5C. It's hard for me to have any kind of argument to tell her "No", when my son has one, but there is a couple of years difference in age.
Not long ago I learned about a service called Zact as part of my involvement with reviewing products for Dad Central Consulting. This Zact plan looks to have all the types of features I've been looking for in order to have a little more control and oversite of what my kids can do with their phones. I want to have the convenience of having them have phones, but concerned about the potential Pandora's Box that gets opened with the capabilities of devices today and the tendencies of what I've been hearing becoming more and more prevalent among teens.
If as a parent you are worried about what your children can encounter on the internet, you can find out if spy-bubble is detectable as a spying app and always check if your kids are having fun online in a safe way.
Watch this video to see all the features I think parents should be able to expect to have on their phones with their providers. It looks like wading through the options and devices is on more than just my mind with the popularity of this USA Today article.
My daughter's current phone on our plan contract expires in February, we're currently paying over $40/mnth for her phone and it's not even a smart phone. My son's phone is currently on my mother-in-law's plan using her old phone, but thinking with features like this, it may be worth it to merge the two onto a new Zact mobile shared plan.