Disclosure – I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Virgin Mobile. I received a sample device to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.
My kids have been begging for cell phones for what seems like forever but with five of them there’s just no way I can add five cell phone plans to the budget even if I wanted to get them phones. The kids have even offered to save up their allowance to buy their own phones, but that still leaves the monthly bills for me to pay. I’ve been able to put the kids off for quite awhile, but my oldest recently had to do a programming project for “genius hour” at school and he got to use this LG Pulse phone to show off the game he had programmed for his project. That really got me to thinking about the benefits of them having their own phones, if only I could control what they’re doing with them and keep the monthly costs down.
I was very excited to learn about the parental controls available with the Virgin Mobile Custom plan – you can control which apps the kids can use on their phones and even what times they are able to use them. For example, you can turn off the Facebook app during school hours and you can make the YouTube app available only after dinner. The best part about the Virgin Mobile Custom plan though is that you can pick your price based on your needs and since there is no contract you can change or customize the plan at any time.