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Why do you even need to take it to school?
    
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I'm 17 and am having the same problems with my parents (expense). I require a phone for college, and my parents believe I will always have my laptop out (which I will not). I prefer the smart phones over my laptop due to its portability. It is a pain in the ass to pull out your laptop every time you want to check your email. Subscribing for my own parents to see I have a job, but I will be unable to work during the school year which can cause financial problems.
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post #13 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayzer76 View Post
Tell her to call me......
if she wont let you have one, then she might know best. After all she is YOUR mom not ours...

having a smart phone is not a big deal. I had a slider phone up until two weeks ago lol

but if you want to convince her show her your responsible. Get good grades or do lots of junk around the house, ya know.. typical 16 year old stuff
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Why do you even need to take it to school?
To take all those girls numbers of course
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Well she's paying for the phone+contract+data plan (possibly $30+) a month+texting...so...
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Do you have your own bank account? Do you have a job? Do you have any finances or bills?

I would use this as a jumping off point. The ability to maintain your banking through apps like mint, etc. It will help you manage your spending better. I know at 16 I had a full time job and school. I could have used that app.
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I feel sorry for American youths.
    
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I'm a great salesman and can be very convincing.....
    
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Are you going to pay for it? I don't mean just the phone itself, I mean the monthly charges as well. The only reason my parents let me use my droid is because i bought the phone and pay for the monthly charges. Their not too happy with the fact I have internet everywhere I go, but I pay for it, and still maintain a 4.3 GPA, so they don't really mind.

If you are not going to pay for it, I can see why your parents don't let you have one.

And why do you want a smartphone anyway? Just for S@G? I actually think my droid has been huge waste of money, since my school doesn't even allow phones at school, and I have a computer at home, so the only time I would really NEED the internet connectivity of a smartphone is on the bus to and from school. Not worth 60+ dollars a month.


So anyway, get a job to pay for it. I have a steady income from sources outside of my family, and I'm thirteen. If I can get a job (albeit a minimum wage one), anyone can.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blupupher View Post
So basically your asking us how to help you decieve your mother?

My answer, get a job and pay for it yourself. If she won't let you, deal with it. It won;t kill you to not have one.
Gotta agree with this.
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