The $20 per month that he contributes comes from his allowance...he gets $12 per week (each kid in our house gets their age as their allowance). I immediately take back $5 of it to pay for his phone.
He is now bitching about it, saying he can't save enough for anything (he's probably right, but I warned him of that before he got the iPhone), and that most other kids have smart phones that their parents pay the whole thing, that he shouldn't have to pay for anything toward his phone. I told him, "Hey, we have four kids, two of whom have phones...I'll pay for a basic phone with all the texting you want...but if you want a smart phone, you have to chip-in".
So what say ye on your kid's phones? What do they have? Who pays for what? I told him that he's very lucky, and that probably less than 10% of kids have smart phones....he said "No way", almost all his friends have smart phones. Who's right?
Edited by i_am_the_swammi, 23 April 2012 - 03:02 PM.