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Good study phone for teenager?

by msheky / January 16, 2012 5:24 AM PST

<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> So we had the Pantech Pursuit for my 12 year old for a year. Screen just went black - 3 weeks after the warranty expired, of course. AT&T contract doesn't allow for a new phone til August. I was looking for an inexpensive unlocked phone. He texts a lot and would prefer a touch screen - so I bought the LG Xenon at Best Buy but it arrived with a cracked screen (colored vertical stripes on screen).
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">Is an unlocked phone the way to go? Any recommendations? Should I go back to the Xenon and take the chance with it? My concern is that the screen might be easily breakable in the hands of a 12 year old boy. I didn't want to spend more than $100. Am I being unreasonable? Please help!!

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(NT) Meant to say STURDY phone for teenager....
by msheky / January 16, 2012 7:11 AM PST
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I recommend a non-touch screen option
by Pepe7 / January 16, 2012 11:14 PM PST

If he beats the snot out of his phones, I would eliminate the touch screen option until he's mature enough to understand how the lifespan of such devices is somewhat proportional to how they are used/treated. Some sort of QWERTY device may hold up better.

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Here, for not much a month.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 16, 2012 7:29 AM PST

My son has a Virgin Mobile Android phone. It's 35 a month now with lots of data and text and 300 minutes voice per month. The set is 99 bucks or so but I can't find any smart phone that will meet your goals.

Maybe it's time to get some tracfone until later.

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