In this day and age, one of the most common problems parents face is tracking their children and being able to reach them in case of emergencies. The situation is even worse for parents who have teenagers who are newbie drivers. The constant worrying of their whereabouts can sometimes cause a lot of stress for parents. From simple problems that include flat tires, or running out of gas in the middle of nowhere to serious road accidents, one thing is clear; parents need to be able to communicate with their teenagers immediately. The best way to keep in contact is with a cell phone.
Cell phones are a fantastic way to get in touch with one another, especially in emergency situations. However, cell phones aren\’t cheap, especially traditional contract plans. It would be quite unrealistic and expensive for parents to get their teenagers separate contract plans just for an emergency. Another downside is that there is always the possibility of one of the kids racking up expensive non-emergency related phone calls or text messages on the cell phone. In which case, the parents have to pay all those outrageous over the minute charges or suffer having a blow on their credit score. Being teenagers, well, let\’s just say that it is kind of hard to trust their judgment entirely on what is an emergency call and what is not.
In emergency situations where the user of the cell phone is a teenager, the best kind of cell phone plan to use would be a prepaid cell phone. Prepaid cell phones are the best way to ensure that your teenager can reach you in an emergency without the risk of paying an enormous amount of money in fees and other hidden charges monthly. With a prepaid cell phone, your teenager can leave the emergency cell phone in his/ her glove compartment and forget about it until a situation arises where they need to contact their parents or they need to call for help. Since prepaid cell phones are also very basic, without all the bells and whistles of a high end cell phone, parents can also be assured that it is relatively safe to carry around in their children\’s backpacks.
Prepaid phone plans are a fantastic solution to the parents\’ problems because parents are able to control the minutes that they buy for their kids. With prepaid plans you pay for minutes before you use them. That way there are no surprises at the end of the month. How convenient is that? With prepaid plans there are no hidden fees, no hidden charges, and no over minute fees. The children kids can use up the minutes when they need to and the parents just reload the minutes every month.
This hassle free approach of prepaid plans makes it the ideal plan for both teenagers and parents alike.