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Mobile phones for kids

Postby super_dad » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:52 pm

Just checking...what age would you allow your child to carry a mobile phone??? :?:

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Re: Mobile phones for kids

Postby admin » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:22 pm

super_dad wrote:Just checking...what age would you allow your child to carry a mobile phone??? :?:


At the age when I'm comfortable leaving the kid alone in the toy department when we shop elsewhere :).
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Postby super_dad » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:35 pm

Well...I can leave her anywhere now. But still, don't think a phone is a useful thing.

For such purposes (to contact the child), maybe a walkie would be better. :?

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:37 pm

super_dad wrote:Well...I can leave her anywhere now. But still, don't think a phone is a useful thing.

For such purposes (to contact the child), maybe a walkie would be better. :?


Walkies have limited range. Also those China-made handphones are cheap and work well with phone cards. Only problem is having to top up the phone cards every 6 months. Leave it in your car and it can double up as your emergency phone in case you left your phone somewhere. Anyway... those were my considerations.

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Postby super_dad » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:25 pm

btw...don't get the shiro ones. Downright lousy. Used a couple times, kaput.

I suppose that MAYBE in Secondary school, I will probably get her a mobile.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:03 pm

super_dad wrote:btw...don't get the shiro ones. Downright lousy. Used a couple times, kaput.

I suppose that MAYBE in Secondary school, I will probably get her a mobile.


Really ah? So sad. I think Shiro is local company. Should support Singapore companies mah. I have a couple of Shiro DECT phones that are Skype compatible for almost a year now. Still works great, except my rechargeable batteries seem to die pretty quickly nowadays.

That said, I won't touch an Akira product with a 10 foot pole, unless it is something so geeky that no other company would produce it.

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Postby super_dad » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:22 pm

Yes...this Akira...strange that they are doing so well. Most of their products like cannot make it.

Whose kid carrying a mobile phone now? Any feedback?

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:23 pm

Me lor. Since Primary 1. But cannot bring to school. I only let him take it when we go out jalan jalan. Peace of mind, really.

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Postby dragonball » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:13 am

NicklessHead wrote:Me lor. Since Primary 1. But cannot bring to school. I only let him take it when we go out jalan jalan. Peace of mind, really.


I heard from some friends that some schools disallow hand phone in schools due to lots of hand phone theft. So does your kid bring the phone to school?

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:57 pm

I think ALL primary schools disallow students to bring mobile phones to school.

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