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Kids and cell phones

CNET ran an article yesterday about the average age of children owning a cell phone and apparently last year it was eight! Eight year old kids with cell phones. Even better yet, they expect that this year the average age will drop down to five years old. For those who are worried about kids wasting all the minutes and getting huge fees, there are features that allow the parents to control the amount of calling and text messaging the kids can do. So I'd like to turn this into a discussion on our blog and ask all of you of your oppinion. Is this too much? Where is that limit? I mean according to this, I should go and buy a cell phone for my little sister now because she's already a year behind! Here is the original CNET article.

posted by bla on Wednesday, August 16, 2006


At 17 August, 2006 09:52, Blogger Ameet said...

buy her one... just dont tell her what her phone number is :)

At 17 August, 2006 17:32, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol, that's a good idea. But not just for kids, for girls in general... jk

At 18 August, 2006 12:13, Blogger Nico said...

I guess that's one of the downsides of technology being so affordable for almost every pocket nowadays...I remember 10 yrs. ago about those "brick" phones lol.


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