Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Statistics from our home!

OK~ Just a little micro-management of our cell phone bill.  We have had unlimited texting on our cell phones for quite sometime.  Before our boys had cell phones, I had heard all of the horror stories of the thousand dollar texting bills!  So, we immediately applied "unlimited texting" to our cell phones.  Blaine would have been 15 when he began using a cell phone and I do recall the texting messages- more than thousands in ONE month. Garrett  would have been 11 and  had "0" and I also  had "0." Fast Forward to 2010- Boys are now 19 & 14...............This is the first month that Garrett has had any text messaging- Could there be a girl in the picture?

Latest stats:   (Text messages per month)

Blaine: 478
Garrett: 1278
Mom (Me): 120

Looks like we are a texting family~the mid teens seem to be the time when the texting goes crazy!  So, if you have a tween, brace yourself!  The teen years could be very costly in regards to texting- go with UNLIMITED TEXTING- it definitely pays for itself.  Now, I do know kids are getting their own cell phones much younger than our boys were, so your family could easily benefit from the UNLIMITED TEXTING feature!   I guess what I am trying to say is- don't get caught with a crazy text messaging bill from your teen, it can probably be avoided!  After All, It's All In A Mom's Day, Right?

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  1. We are so very thankful for unlimited texting! My two oldest girls (14 & 12) each use an average of 3,000-4,000 texts per month. My stepson (15) only uses maybe 500-600 a month. Thank goodness for family plans!

  2. great advice! of course, by the time mine is a teen who knows what new features they will be using and charging big $$ for!

  3. I can't believe how much kids text nowadays. I don't text that much, but I do Twitter. Unlimited texting does seem like the way to go!

  4. I think my daughter has that number beat, lol, they text so much I wonder if they will ever learn to talk? Love this!


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