This Back-to-School Season, we’re going all in: every device on site comes with a killer discount + Free GSM SIM + Free shipping.
Care for more good news? The site-wide phone sale is ON for the entire month of August, while stock lasts. See what you can save and the phone brands on sale, here! A Free GSM SIM comes with every device ordered.
And also…this: the 25% OFF any plan deal, good for 6 months is still up for grabs if you want to add a new line to your Tello account (or if you still have friends that are not Telloers -😱 )
Told ya’, all in!
Vibe check for parents: How are you handling the “if I can’t text my friends, my social life is ruined” bit your teen or tween is giving you? All good?
Friends, we know we’re dipping our toes into troubled and highly debatable waters. We’re not here to tell you what or when you should decide to give your little one (or not-so-little-one) a phone.
We’re here to help.
↪ We have phone discounts that really make a difference, just in case you’re on the market – if you’re a parent, standing in front of a phone, asking it to help you make the right decision for you and your kid (we get it).
↪ And super affordable phone plans for kids (and everyone else in the family) that are the easiest way to show your wallet some love. For instance, since we’re talking phone plans for your kids, you can set them up with 1GB and unlimited talk & text for just $7.5 for the first 6 months of service. After that, it will be just $10/mo.
Should you add a phone to your kids’ back-to-school list?
Is it a necessity? Is it the right time? Will it help them become more independent?
Yes, the prospect of getting your teen or tween a cell phone comes with a ton of concerns. But also, with some added benefits:
✏️ Always staying connected → especially since teens have their own agenda, after school classes, and to-dos, and even start traveling alone
✏️ Stay on top of emergency situations → you’re always one phone call away and it gives you, the parent, the sense of security
✏️ Knowing their whereabouts → let’s say your teen is already driving (we know, when did that happen?!). A phone with GPS tracking can help you know where your teen is at all times.
✏️ Educational apps → kids are growing up in a digital world. It’s the only one they know and need to master. A smartphone can be a great helper for developing tech skills, learning a new language, improving their math skills, joining fun educational challenges & more. Learning on the go!
✏️ Talking to friends and creating memories → we’re not fans of peer pressure, but the truth is the younger generations have it bad. Being included in social activities, groups, chats, etc is a big part of growing up.
✏️ Encouraging responsibility & trust → most probably, a phone will be the very first expensive thing they’ll own. That can come with things like paying for extra credit or repairs from their allowance, learning to look after their possessions.
The decision is all up to you
But since so many parents choose Tello Mobile for their kids’ first phone plan, just know that we don’t take that kind of trust lightly.
Our recommendation is to get kiddos started with an affordable cell phone instead of a flagship brand. This way the inevitable shocks brought to the device with every fall will not hurt your wallet too. Phone discounts, right this way. Every phone comes with a FREE GSM SIM from us. If you’re going for a new line only, the Tello SIM is $2.
In terms of the best phone plan for kids, go for a prepaid plan talk & text only with a limited number of minutes.
At Tello, you’ll pay just $6/mo for the first 6 months of service for unlimited talk & text ($8/mo going forward). If they’re older and need data, know that you can always ramp their plan up for free, at us. We don’t charge extra for upgrades or downgrades. You can even let them choose and make them aware of the costs, savings, etc. Their phone plans are a good place to start financial education, just saying!
P.S.: you don’t have to be (or have) a student to enjoy these discounts. Just a smart shopper!