What's The Best Way To Convince Your Parents To Buy You A Cell Phone?

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Approach your parents with all the ways they will benefit and how it will be good for both of you. My daughter convinced me with rationale thought. 1) It was a safety issue. She has it on her to call me on route from school and to home, between friends houses and home. 2) I can reach her when I need to and I don't need to dial through her friends. 3) We made mutual agreements on it's usage as well. I don't violate her privacy and she doesn't abuse the privilege of having it. 4) Tell them that you understand it's an extra expense for your parents and you will be mindful of it and will "try" to keep your conversations to after 7 at night (or whatever time the free calls start). This will show them that you are courteous of their added expense and mature enough to warrant the phone. Perhaps some extra chores around the house to make up for it?? Never know if some sugar on top might help ;-) My daughter was running around helping with everything but I slowed her down because it wasn't necessary. She has been respectful of our agreements and that was all I asked. Show them that you can handle it and you will respect the privilege and they just might give in. Good luck! :-) (PS. My daughter was in the 4th grade going into the 5th)
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Im in 6th grade and i tried explaining to my dad the importance of having a cell phone. He isnt really sweet and will get mad easily. Im afraid if i ask him hell get mad. I try talking to my mom but she doesnt really get to choose. My dads the one who decides. I get A's on my report card and do chores around the house but he says i cant get one until im 16. I cant wait that long. I mostly want it for texting. Do you have to pay for texting??? What should i do??!!
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I would say mom dad plz can I have a phone I promise to answer you when you call me
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Muhammad Naufil answered
If you're between the ages of 9-16, and you don't have a cell phone, chances are you want one. Here's a quick guide to accomplish the task of getting your own. And the other is either neutral or on your side. If one is neutral, then get them on your side. Don't wait until they go against you! Take them aside, and make the following points:

The time has come when you will be doing activities without your parents, it is an important safety issue. If something horrible were to happen and you didn't have a cell phone, what would you do. If your bus broke down... If you were stranded... If you had to get out of some place to avoid drugs or violence....
Not having a cell phone is a major embarrassment. Every time you have to ask to borrow someone else's, it's like stabbing yourself with an icicle.
You need one to coordinate event, friends coming over, study sessions, etc.
If your parents tell you to use someone else's tell them that if their parents were like you, they wouldn't have a cell phone.
Whenever you find yourself in a situation where having a cell phone would be a major advantage, casually and calmly drop a hint about it. "it sure would be nice if I had my own cell phone right now..."
If your parents tell you to use someone else's tell them that if their parents were like you, they wouldn't have a cell phone. Also say that if I can borrow someone else's phone then why can't I have my own?
Try making a deal. For example- If you got all A's on your report card, then your parents will get you a phone. Or, you will be honest 100% and never lie again. Something that your parents have wanted you to do. They might say "You should be doing this already without getting a reward." But if they do, remember- stay calm. Try making another deal. But you shouldn't make too many deals or else your parents will start ignoring you when you even mention deals. So be careful!
Once you have one parent on your side, you should wait for a while. No doubt late night conversations will be taking place. Don't eavesdrop, but if you can pick up on what's going on, it's a bonus.
Get inside the dissenting parent's head. Parents are people too. When they oppose you, it's generally for a good reason, and it's always fueled by love. Whether their objection is financial, practical (you don't need one), or a safety issue (they're worried about you contacting dangerous people), find out why. Then construct arguments against that, find cheap plans go online and find the cheapest plans that include what you are looking for in a phone, find safety features on the phones, collect arguments for why you need it, etc.
Behave responsibly and in a mature manner the whole time. Be polite, mature, and sensible. Do not be whiny or childish in any way. This will sabotage everything. You must show you can be trusted. If you betray this trust, then all will be lost.
Don't ask for too much. There is no way a first time cell phone user is going to get the coolest, thinnest, trendiest, most expensive phone right away. Don't even try it. This will give the impression that you have a childlike and unrealistic approach to this situation, and never whine or sulk.
Gauge your parent's emotions carefully. Use the parent who agrees as your advocate. Don't get in fights with the dissenting parent. When you judge the time is right, gently bring up the cheap plans you looked up. Advise them that many other kids your age got their first phones from ______.
Tell your friends to get AIM accounts so you can I'm them from your computer, which is free, unlike phone texting and IMing. Then tell your parents that you plan to use AIM so they know they won't have to face a huge bill because you've been sending 3000 text messages and 100 PIX messages a month.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Keep this issue at the forefront. Sooner or later a final decision will have to be made. However, if you get the phone, a sure way to sabotage your success is to lose it.
The phone you are aiming to get should not be too expensive and not include a data plan. If you are aiming for the more expensive and or a data plan phone the you should definitely offer to pay for a mass amount of the cost.
If all else fails, ask them for skype. It is 1.00$ a month or 1 cent a minute and you can get it for ipod touches psps and more!
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I'm 10 I got my first cell phone just after my 10th birthday. I said that I really need one cause if we moved away I could have some way to talk to your old friends.Or say, well I can't always use your cell phones or the home phone cause someone else may be using it and so they think. Or as I did just sit around and never talk only talk quietly and concentrate on school soon they will think you are responsible and respectful and think you are deserving enough to get one.
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Yea' I think you should because ure reponsible enough && you need it soo that ure parents call you if you go out and stuff like also so that you can talk to your friends wen it is necessary. There is lot to do with a cell phone. Don't take advantage of it and don't use it in bad ways but take it as a gift! ; ] I hope I get a phone soon!.
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Kristina answered
I know a lot of  young children who have it and I got mines when I was in 9th grade and that next month there was  a 1000 phone bill so there goes to show you you can't talk them in to gettin g you a phone so the best thing I can tell you is save allowances or your xmas money or bday money and buy you a prepaid one best sugguesion to show your parents responisbility  that way you learn how to control use of your phone and it will show your parents how much it is important to have good luck
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You should tell your parents how you would use the phone and how important you need it.
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Write them a four page letter saying why you want and need one my mom dint read it so I made sure my dad did he's still thinking about it but for right now it's a no...  My parents are difficult and very complex to convince unless their friends say and stuff but, all of Friends agree with them!!!!!  HELP!!!!!
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I know! I'm turning 12 this October and I really really want a phone! My BFF just got one and 3 other friends of mine got one! (I don't have a lot of friends.) I WANT 1 SO BAD! But my rents keep saying "you have 2 b 16"
and " it's just peer pressure. "
well poo!
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Hey will you please help me I'm ten years old and I don't have a cell and everyone in my 4th grade class has one and its so lame... People make fun of me just because I don't have one... Its not that I just want to have one to text I want to call and in case I get in trouble...
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Well I'm almost 13 and I don't have a phone. I also sometimes feel left out, but tell your parents that you need it for emergencies. Many kids get lost in shopping malls and grocery stores every day. Getting a phone might help prevent that in the future. Good luck!
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Make a promise to them saying that your going to try your hardest to be better in school and that you will do more things around the house and tell them  this ,  WHAT IF I WAS WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL AND THEN THIS VAN STARTED TO FOLLOW ME HOW CAN I TELL YOU GUYS THE EMERGENCY AND OR CALL THE COPS, SO PLEASE GET ME A CELL PHONE NOW SO WHEN THAT DAY COMES I CAN TELL YOU GUYS AND CALL THE COPS RIGHT AWAY
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Join after school activities. Tell them life now is different from when they were kids. Tell them you will pay for it. Say it will be for emergencies and also your social life. You R 14! Also I know how you feel I am only 9 and almost everyone has one to. No Fair!
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That really sucks but I really really know how you feel my parents won't get me a phone either (I'm 11 yrs old) but all you have 2 do is wait then your own opportunity will come.even my dad says that he could give me a phone only @ a rite time... Hope this comment makes you understand that the less you think your going 2 get a phone the closer you r 2 getting 1
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Hey, I'm going into grade 6 and I REALLY want a phone all my friends are getting phones. My cousin just turned 10, he always gets in trouble and even he got a phone. Can you help me? I have been begging for 5 months and all I hear is NO
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I know how you feel.ive wanted one since I was eight(I'm ten,by the way),my mom and dad said yes.sometimes do you misbehave in school thats what happened to me.so,do chores and earn pocket money,if they say no,don't cry about it.just say aw cmon! I'm 14!
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Okay well I'm 12 years old and I tell my parents to get me a phone please and I promise not to text all day and I will do extra chores every day and I say well sometimes you need phones for emergencies ....good luck[hey I'm still workin on it]]
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Winter answered
It is responsibility. I believe that if you are responsible enough you should be able to have one. I think you should have one because what if you are in a bad situation, its not like you have super powers that alows you to comunitcate with them through brain waves.
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Understand, act, care for them.clean house that means your room to. And be reasonable
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Tell me about it. I'm the same age, but I'm getting one in a couple of days. I have a very short patience-span though, and I want it earlier. 22 days of begging until Christmas. I even offered to buy it all by myself, how cruel is that?
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My friend is getting an IPHONE if he gets a good report card and if not then when he's 14 however my parents (I'm 12 he's 11) refuse to listen and say that I'll get one when I need one (I'm in yr 7).
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Don't bug them... Just mention it a few times so they don't get annoyed and they take the hint!!
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This is how you get your parents to get you a cellphone.!!its pretty easy all you need to do is say that one of your friends has one(that actually has one)and say that they went to a party and say it got a little bit out of control and she needed her parents to come pick her or him  up but the person that threw the party's phone broke but Lucky she had a cell phone to call her parents!!!then say so I ca nda want one just in case the house burns down or an emergency happens!!! TRUST ME IT WORKS I TRY ED IT!!!
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I'm 14 and I still don't have a phone!! I have enough money to buy my own blackberry but still they wont! So I asked them when could I get one and they said when I'm 18!!! I will look like such a saddo! Kids who are 10 have phones in my school and I still don't have one!!!
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I want one to. My mom is old fashioned and said I don't need one, wen I do I can have one. You could try doing more things like sports to show you need one because you'll often not have a parent around. Maybe you can get an adult your parents admire and ask them to try to convince your parents. I HAVE NO IDEA! I NEED ONE I AM SO ANNOYED!
I WAS PROMISED ONE THIS YR 6th GRADE
GUESS what!
I DIDN"T GET ONE.

Srry I don't know if I'm helping.
I hope you get one.

I hope I do!
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I know this is in every answer but I guess the best way is to just casually bring up the conversation and if they say when you r older then... Just be super good and do extra chores and after 1 or 2 weeks or so ask again because they have seen that you r responsible! You am 12 and I  am workin on showin my rents that I am responsible!! Good luck!! Hope you soon get a phone!!
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I know how you feel I just got one this year and my parents were stubborn about it but they finally understand that you need one after a while just join a sport and you will need one to call them after practice
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Vasken Jibilian answered
Let me tell you guys something! My dad wouldn't let me have a phone I'm in 6th grade every single person has 1!!!! Any tips
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Blake Ward answered
Just tell your parents that you need it for sports and going 2 a friends house or if nobodyis at home you can call somebody and ask them where 2 go and if there is an emergency.
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I am in the 6th grade and I don't have one either. I've wanted one since I was 10. (I was mature for my age:) Well, now I have been 12 for almost three months, and still no phone! I think I should get one though because I am responsible and I am a 4.17 GPA student! (I get A+s! I really don't understand why I shouldn't have  a phone! All of my friends have one (except one who is almost a year younger than me). Every time I try to ask or bring up getting a phone, or someone who has a phone, or something like that... My mom always says that I don't need one. (I only do this with my mom.) Then, sometimes I'll ask her why and she'll say, "Because you do not need one!" or "Beacause I say so!" I do try to bring up important reasons why I need one, but I still gt the same answer. It's really frustrating!
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Suhail Ajmal answered
In my opinion, you should have a cell phone. It is not a luxury but the necessity. However, parents know the best about their children and they make decisions based on the circumstances and environment. You must respect their decision and humbly ask for the mobile. I am sure they would gift you one.
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Maybe try convincing them by saying that your responsible enough. Just don't show it, do it! Hopefully, they finally come to see that when your in grade 7 or grade 8, they will buy you one. And don't they won't run out! There's plenty of phones out there and they get better and better every year! :)

Hope it helped you! :)
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Search up good plans that are cheap and that satisfy you, then
make your self seem responsible enough to earn don't make them mad, don't whine (which seems to annoy them, a lot!) and do extra chores, explain why you want one and make a deal on what it will take for your parents to get you one (:
Don't expect the best phone ever, just be happy with what you have, at least you have one :D
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YEAHHHHHHH:) they should get you one-I got mine when I was 10 years old..I just got a new one in march 2009...and it is a samsung propel, its red and white and its awesome! If you do get one (which I HOPE you do before your at least 16) get this phone...they come in green and black. Blue and black and red and white:} you should get texting to:} well it is a texting phone SO yahh they should get you 1.....
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Personally I think you should be able to get one. I have one but I want a new one because its beeps randomly, it keeps breaking and it is old. I think since you are 14 you should tell your parents that you are responsable, mature and old anough. Hope that answers your question.
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Wait. It's the only way. I'm 11 goin to 12 this summer and EVERY1 I know has 1. But noooooooooooooooo I don't get 1. My mom said that she'll get 1 when my brother gets 1, and my brother is in 8th grade and doesnt have 1!!!  Parents are so strict and mean. Kids need a life!
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I know right and I want a simple phone
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I know im in 6 grade and nearlly all my friends has a phone people are watching me in a laughing stock here i need and want a phone desperately
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Tell them why you really need a cell phone. If they understand them you will get it
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Join the party kid I'm 14 also and my parent's won't let me have one till 9th grade... Just something you got to live with.. :(
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I want a cell phone so bad.  I am in gr 6 and my dad says I have to wait till gr 7.  Any tips
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Just be very calm dont whine or beg because if you do that they mite just think you want it to text your frienns or just to have it cus ur other frienns have one...and do chores around the house..and evertime your parents ask you to do something just do it with out any attitude like behavior ...
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You could persuade them into thinking you a mature enough to get on say you want one so that you can call 4 of your friends and your parents for an emergency!
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Tell your mom you hate having to use your brothers cell and say you take care of it and promise and you pay 4 the phone its self
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Dude, no worries. I am a 14 year old girl who also is cell-phone-less. I do many, many extracurriculars (?) such as choirs and shows (which often go to about 9-10 at night :D) I do need a phone, but Mom & Dad say when I need one, I'll get one. Just look on the bright side- you may get things such as a laptop/Facebook while you may not have a phone. :D
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How many kids your age have one? There would be no point at your age. Even I know this and I am in 10th grade. Wait a little longer.
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Emily Emily answered
I totally think you should get a cell phone. I'm having the same problem but if I want one I have to pay for the entire thing by myself with my own money!! (I'm 10)
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My parents don't like there company and they wont get me a cell untill they switch companys but they havent swiched and its been a month
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My parents won't let me have one either,I am in grade 5 to but I am 11 years old.I told them about emergencies and stuff and how my bus brakes down a lot but they still won't allow it.My parents are so stubborn.I even said I would pay for it,they said no.I am so angry I need some help my parents won't even consider it.I do really hate asking for things but I found a cheap phone.Only $30.00 but no.I am quit angry because of this.I really need one so I am going to ask my mum and give her why I need it.Then I will listen to her reasons and say ok well,how about I buy it and you can pay for the monthly basis since I can't.Then when I become a teenager,when I get a job I can pay for it myself.Hopefully they will agree.Wish me luck and remember you can use this trick and be responsible and try to reason with them like,only talk or text your friends on Saturdays and only allowed to spend $1.00 texting or calling.The rest will be spent on emergencies.
Hope this helps you I am going to try it and I will tell you if it works.Good luck if you try it!
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I got my phone when I was 11 (I'm now 12) how I got mine was when my brother was going on a trip to saint pierre...my mother wanted him to stay in touch (the trip was 2 days long....but his birthday was during those 2 days) ..now my brother is 2 years older than me so my mother said that I would be going on trips with school soon enough...so she let me get my phone! :D
My phone is on prepaid/pay and talk ...whatever you want to call it.....and I buy my card out of my own money every month,2month ,etc. So maybe if you can get your own money and go with prepaid, your parents just may let you get a phone. And if they don't...keep bringing up the fact that you are one of the only people in your class that does not have a cell phone.

  HOPE THIS HELPED!!:D
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At least your parents are going to get you one! My parents said I have to pay for it myself. And I'm always out, and gone, and it would be SO helpful to get a cell phone. But my parents say I don't NEED one.. But I really do need one. People I babysit sometimes have even said it would eairler to contact me if I had a phone! I've afford to do a million extra chore's, and yet they still say no. I've even asked my mom if she would just get more texts! She said no. I don't understand why they are being so unreasonable! I am 15, almost 16! It's make's me upset, that my paretns are so old, that they don't understand why I need one. So moral of this post, Be greatful your parents are goingto get you cell phone. Cause if you don't want to "wait" Tell them I'll wait for it. Haha thank you.
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My parents are sooooooo strict. I'm in 8 th grade and I'm 14. Or my 14 birthday. Which was just two weeks ago I asked for a phone and the just said shut up your not getting one. When my birthday came along. I got a card. That's it. They hate mre. I swear. And my older sister got her phone when se turned 14 bit she lost it so they think I'll do the same. And then a week later was my best friends birthday. And she got a phone. He's the same age as me an she true talking my parents into getting me one. By the still say no. And today my boyfriend got on as well so now me ad about 3 other kids in my whole fade(of 100) kids don't have cells. And from the kids who don't hve them. There getting them soon. What can I do to get one. Like it's killing me. All my bestfriend does when she's over is txt and se with alll my other friends and same with my sister and her friends. It pisses me off I need ideas!! Help!!
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I'm 12 and I going to be 13 soon and it sucks a lot!!! When I am at movies everyone is texting each other funny stuff and I am just sitting there understanding nothing. Every singles I ask my friends for thier phone to call me parent to pick me up they get mad because they r texting someone so they don't want to give thier cellhphone. All the plans are made on the cellphone too. Are like if there are three people and you want to ask someone something it just get really annoying. I tried everything with my parents and it sucks they keep saying no. I'm willing to get a job but I'm olny 12 so I can't get one. I don't know one person in my grade who doesnt have one and I'm not joking. There were a couple situations that I was in the mall at 12:00 by myself and if only I had a cellphone thyat wouldnt happen. But [parent keep saying use someone elses phone. I JUST NEED ONE! I have no idea what to do. If I see cute guys I can't get thier number or text them. Its embrassing and it hurts and I need one for plans and to contact my parents.
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I am 10 too but the best way to get one is to ask your parent/guardian if you can get a cell phone what works is if your in a really bad area like NYC or something like that then say "but what if something happens". Also go to like the news channel.com and find out what  has happened in your area if nothing has happened and your in a really nice area then say "but Ellissa gets a cell phone tomorrow!" oh my god and if you have an older sister or brother that annoys you badly and I don't mean like 1yr older than you I mean one thats like 15, 16 , 17 or 18 and says your only 10 you really don't need a cell phone and tries to convince your parents not to get you one then just say "your phone is a piece of poo!"     

  Hope this helps!
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I'm only 13 and I had two mobiled, one samsund e250, then a lg viewty. My samsung I had since I was 11, broke after a while, my viewty I got when I was 11 but that was second hand and broke quick. They were both pay as you go. I needed a mobile because I told my parents it is something I needed, and not as a toy or game. I also do sports and the timetable shifts around, which is a added bonus for me to get a cell phone. This time round the phone was on contract the phone came free, but I had to pay £20 for it, but I worked out monthly bills came around to £11. My parents wouldn't pay, so I had to, every week I get £5 pocket money and £20 a week for helpng out at a car wash which is literraly 30 second walk from my house :). So I you really want a cool cell phone go on conract £5-£30 make sure though you pay for it, tell your parents ill be responsible with it. Worked for me :)
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That the same thing with me in in 5thgrade after christmas every one had cell phone I'm getting good grades my birthday comin up in march 29 and I will be 11  what the hech I keep asking my mom but she says wait till 9th grade   she keep sayin y do you need a cell phone the only place your at is with  me  and my friend her parnets said she can't get a cell phone but then for christmas she got a full keyboard  blackberry  and now everyone at school has one they text in class   I'm so left out if only my parnets understand  my  friend once said this to me (( you can't be in this conversation cause you anit got a fone) I was so sad   I hope they take it into consiterasion to get me on for my birthday. And I told them I don't care just  along as I get free texting
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Dont worry about what your frends say but i kno how you feel. I feel that way too. Im in 6th grade and all my frends text each other and talk about things and i have no clue what they're talking about cuz i dont have a phone!!!!!!
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I think that if your parents don't want you to have a mobile then there is obviously a reason for it, they are not just trying to make your life difficult they might not be able to afford it or they may be worried or they might think that you have not shown enough maturity. Don't sulk or whine about it show them that you are responsible and perhaps offer to do odd jobs around the house for some pocket money let them know you will save up for it and let them see that you will look after. You never know you might get it as a birthday present
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moodie madd answered
First of all in my opinion that is to young to have a cell phone but to convince them to, I have some tips.
1. Tell them all the pluses
This means like that if you get lost or something you can contact them. You are also getting older and will do things without an adult and they may need to reach you or you may need to reach them.
2. It can also be used as a second phone to the family
3. Promise and keep your promise you will not go over in minutes/texts
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David C answered
Well you could offer to work for your dad and earn the money to pay the monthly bill.  At ten years old I really don't see the need for anyone to own a cell phone though.  It will probably take a lot to convince your dad to let you have one.
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I am thirteen going onto foourteen and i dont have a phone...it hasn't been that bad not having a phone because i used to have one but i gave it up because it was almost controlling my head......I am soo happy i focus more on the important things like school work and chores b/c that will really benefit you in the future....Maybe someday i will get a cell phone without asking because my parents will reward me. But the key is not looking for reward!☺
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carrie answered
Sorry, I side with your parents on this. I know a lot of kids who have cell phones when they are young but I can't really see the necessity. The only way I could see you convincing them is if you pay for it yourself. Babysit, cut grass do something to earn the money and then get a prepaid cell phone.
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I'm ten too and soon I'll be going into fifth grade.  I go to a catholic school so not that many have cell phones in my class because it's small, but half of my class has one.  I feel kind of left out sometimes because I don't have what most kids do and just take it for granted.
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I agree i feel left out too. I go to a public shool and almost every single person has one!!
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I feel so left out! I go 2 a public school, and i've been asking 4evr! But my parents just dont understand. So i'm giving them THE BEST REASONS i can think of. Wish me luck!!!
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Most parents think kids are irresponsible as in leaving your homework at home or forgetting stuff.Try to be patient, like when your parents say " I'll get you a phone when its the right time" or something else, just work around the house(if you have pets, feed daily then your parents think your mature and responsible), respect your parents then probably they'll offer you a phone in the next few weeks
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I really want a cell phone I'm 11 going on 12 and I don't know what to do to get my parents to say yes please help I'm really responsible I turn in my homework in time I do a lot of chorus I do good in school I watch my little bros HELP ive try ed everything nothing has worked please help me
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Same here. Im eleven and im going into 12 this summer. Im going to try to convince my parents by writing a 3 page or more essay. Something you can do is say ''i wont go over the minutes but if i do i will pay for it'' or say that youll buy a simple chep phone and as time passes you can get better and better phones. Dont start off with telling your parents you want a blackberry. Start by saying you want a razror something. Then youll end up with an iphone eventually!!!!!!!
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I can't take a side. Your parents might have been having trouble with bills and don't think this is the right time. But I agree with you because if you were in and emergency you need a cell phone to be a hold of people and you need a good one. I would say either get the money itself and ask them if. Can buy it then have them pay for monthly payments if needed. You can be the money by community work so your helping the community and getting money for yourself. Of just be responsible and take action in things around your house and maybe the will see you r responsible enough to get one. Hope it works out well
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Well what I did was the old fashion suck-up routine. And you really need to be a good kid also, just so when they ask you why you have an answer. And only ask for little things, before you ask, do more chores w/o being told. It took me 2 years to convince my mom to get me one, and I'm 12 going on 13. Good Luck on getting that cell phone. Your probably going to need it!!!
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Hey I'm your age and its can be really unfair. I want a cell phone too because all my friends have cell phones too. Well my mom might get me a cell phone if I'm willing to sell my swing set in the backyard. If you have something that you don't really need and its fairly expensive then you can sell it. But also prove to your mom & dad that you are responsible and mature.
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I'm 11 and I REALLY!!!! Want a cell phone too. I don't usually talk on the phone a lot. And I have an iTouch to hold me down for a while. But my older brother is 14 and has had a phone sense he was 10! But if you do talk on the phone a lot you could tell them, "I won't be on the phone as much." And I know this is like all the other answers, but tell them how responsible you will be with it. Maybe do a little extra chores, or better yet! Make them breakfast in bed or something! And if you have siblings, maybe be a little bit nicer to them when they are around! Then maybe after a few weeks/months, you should ask them again. I hope this will/has helped you.
Good luck!
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Sorry sweetie but I think 10 years old is a little too young. This can still work though. Just offer to help around the house. Parents love having a little time off of chores. They will think you are responsible and mature enough to have a phone. Definitely do NOT beg for one everyday. Just bring it up in a conversation; maybe like saying "Yeah, Jenny was so lucky to have a cell phone or she'd be there all night!" But just don't push it or your parents will get annoyed. Good luck!
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I dont think 10 yrs old is 2 young my mom said 10 is the perfect age to get a cell pone
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Ok if you want 2 know how to get a phone ill tell youthey like it when your responsible do your chores when they r watching tv and make sure they can c you i am 8 and i already have 1 trust me it works
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I agree that 10 yrs old is the perfect age!!!!!!!
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I don't see why you need to work hard to get a cell phone, you better get it right away. Its kinda like working hard for safety, which I think is stupid. If your parents say "no" to getting you a cell phone, they are inconsiderate and unaware of what could happen. My mom gets mad super easily and starts with me. I feel scared asking her because she might do something like yell or curse at me.
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I know this is old..but I'm 13 and I don't have a phone yet..If you want a phone, try to do a plan..for example, Go join a sports team and tell them you have practice until 5:00..and say that how are you going to get home.. Than say ''If I have a cell phone, I can call you to come..because the schools office phone is not working and nobody on my team has a phone..'' THAN FEW DAYS AFTER YOUR PARENTS WILL BUY YOU A PHONE
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I am 10 too. I have wanted one for FIVE years. I have wanted one when is was five, but that would never happen. I think the best way to get one is to act mature and responsible. Also be in a lot of after school activities. If you walk home that would convince your parents too. Also clean up after your parents. Like help wash the dishes. If your parents are watching a movie offer them a drink or something. Also always clean your room and the house and pick up after yourself. Do not ask for one. Trust me I have tried that and that has gotten my nowhere. So just remember think about the parents first than maybe you will get one.
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I'm in grade 5, and I REALLY want one! Not many kids in my grade have one, but I have a lot of friends in different schools. I am still so frustrated by them not letting me have one. For my birthday, my parents got me a mac computer for my sister and I, (who's birthday is a day later) and I was so confused that they could buy us a 1300$ mac, and not a 100$ cell phone. Life is unfair! I know how you feel. Just hope for XMAS and Hanukkah and whatever. =(
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I am 11 years old. I REALLY want a cell phone, but all I need is the permission. I am kind of shy and don't have the best relationship with my parents. How should I ask them if I could get one? Also, you should help with chores and off to put some of your own money into it.
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I know how you feel. I'm 12 years old moving onto high school and I don't have a phone. All my friends have got one and all of the boys have one. I even asked my lil sis if she would be feeling left out if I got one and she didnt. She said she was alright with it. My parents keep saying its not a toy and what are you going to do with it. I try helping them and making them happy and I don't get it. Whenever we go shopping and I see phones for sale, I feel upset. This girl is 10 years old and shes got a phone that I want already. And she is 2 years younger than me. So, I'm living without a phone , very upsetting life, and I know how you feel.
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Um yeah I wanted one starting 6th grade
most people got it for because they're already 6thgraders
so eventually I wanted one, I'm in 10th grade still don't have one but I take my time and ask every month, now my grades are going up little at a time
my mom is seriously thinking into one finally haha
but yeah if its financial prob. Take it easy
and yeah I wanted one for texting and stuff, but I'm getting one this month!!!!!
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If your parents say no, they say no there is nothing you can do 'bout it...but if you were a child in desperate need of a phone (for your own needs of course like the fun of texting :)) give them a list of reasons why you think you should have one. Like if you were lost in the mall or needed a ride from the movies what would you use to call them??? Tell them stuff like that and that should win them over.!!
P.s I am 12 in grade 6 and I am getting one next year for my birthday and I will be in grade 7....
But they understand why I want one so that is the agreement we made!!!
Try it out!!!it should work!!!!have fun trying!!!!
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I'm thirteen turning fourteen and don't even have a cell phone, your 10 don't complain, my plan ends in like a month and ive been trying to get my  dad to get me one but he keeps on denying, I'm going keep trying to see but I don't know
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I feel the same way all my friends have a cell phone and I`m going into grade 7  just show that your responsible thats what I`m doing and about a month before your birthday ask again and say that you could get it for your birthday and don`t ask your parents about getting a phone  before and good luck
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Well in your parents mind they may be thinking of getting you one but they wanted it to be a surprise if your birthday is near or something. But the main reason your parents aren't probably getting you one is because it may affect your school grades. They may be thinking that you are going to text during class or something. Try to get as many A's as possible and show your parents how smart you are and you won't fail even if you had a cellphone. Try making a deal with your parents that if you get straight A's on your report card you can have a cellphone. That's how I got my cellphone.
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If you really want a cell phone, you should buy one on your own for... I don't know, a year, and then prove to your parents that you can be trusted. If you've been in any dangerous situations, or if you're not home a lot, that might persuade your  parents into buying one. You should be reasonable. If your parents say "You can have a phone when I get a new phone.", then just break their phone and say it wasn't you. That theory won't work if you are a horrible liar. I know my information is not great,  but I hope I could help!! Good Luck getting your parents to buy you a new cell phone. Thanks !    :)
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I have the same problem and I'm in grade 7 and I don't have a cellphone yet. My parents said that I have to wait until I'm older. I promised them that I wouldn't call anyone just my parents and my parents said that I am only allow to text my friends when I get a cellphone. They don't want me to waste my minutes. So I think the best way to get one is, after school go to the movies with your friends for like a 1-2 hour movie and they will be worried where you are and they will understand that you need a cellphone then they'll get you one. :)
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Guys I'm like 14 and still don't have a phone. Every time I ask all they say is stuff like "you don't need one or what r you going to do with on?" it's so annoying! I have enough money to buy my own blackberry but still they say no. So I ask when can I get one and there like when your 18 or in university!! Kids who r 10 have phones at my school!!  Any ideas??
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Don't worry I'm 11 and my parents and I  got my older brother (18 years old)  an iphone 4 his b- day and my mom and dad PROMISED me tht they would give me his old phone 4 my b-day and guess wht my b-day is in july and its october so I know how you feel :)
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Listen I'm about to turn 13... My bffl has one plus with everyone else in my class..O.O I've been asking for my b-day. But no I have to buy my own!. Do you know how annoying this is! Oh and here this! I have to bring a stupid radio thing to the park so my mom and dad can check in with me and is really wired you get random people looking at you. I know I want it for just calling my mom to check in if I'm at the park or the mall It's not like I'll be texting all the time. :( I really need one.
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I got my first phone when I was 9. I got mine because one time my school ended early and I had to wait 30 mins so I got one to phone. Say that if something happens in school you need to be able to contact home and the office don't allow pupils to use their phone.
You should get an lg cookie if you do convince thm. I have it and it is amazing.
I'm 12
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Yeah my parents won't let me get a phone either. I asked for one for my b-day but I didn't get one. My parents have an awesome plane and I even offered to pay for it my self but nooooo. Dude I know how you feel it hurts not being able to have a phone but just keep asking and soon they'll crack eventually. Hope you get the phone good luck!!!
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When your in 4-5th grade you want a phone the best way is you to have a reward, like medal in school. They will be happy and ask you what you want so the key is to be SMART! Good luck.
- If it dosent work tell them there was this girl that got chased by two guys and she called the police with her phone and she was safe!
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Alright I'm 5th grade going into 6th its the end of the year and I asked my parents said I could get one in 8th grade but I can't wait that long because every single one of my friends have it and I was left in a grocery store once and it would of helped a lot if I had a cell phone and I reminded them of that but they still said no. It is almost summer and I do lots of chorse and I'm responsible my plan is to ask them again and if they say no il say il do all my chors +more this whole summer and see if I can get a cell at the end of the summer
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I'm goin into (yr 7) and I don't get one till I can drive a car 3rd year of high school. I really want one so I'm going to try a lot of after school activities that the times change daily so maby I can convince them that I need one

P.S I get strait A's minus gym
hope you get one
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My parents won't let me get one. She also said I wont get one when I am fifthteen. I am 12 years old. All of the school I go to has a phone. They are either texting or talking. I feel so left out. I beg my parents everyday. It still doesn't work. I reall hate that. I mean what is wrong with a contract phone. Though guys try kajeet.com then show your parents maybe they might get you one. I am so mad
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Ok what I did is that I made a 3 page report on why I need it and why I wanted it no more that 2 more days latter my mom and dad said ok so yeah you will get one some day I know it!!! Good luck!
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In my opinion yes because I am 11 and I have a contract phone already plus it is touchscreen. So you should try to convince them to let you get a phone. So I hope my advice works
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Well, I'm 11 and I'm going to 6th grade.and my parents keep treating me like their parents treated them so when I bring up I want a phone they get mad and bored and I say why don't they let me? What should I do??
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1st: Way is to take care of the phone you have then when like 2 years past say to your parents "dad I took good care of my phone can I get a better phone I think I'm getting older and if say no just break the phone lol :)
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One way would be to convince your parents that if you had an emergency you could call them quickly. Try saying something like.... "remember when I fell off my bike and I couldnt walk if bob wasnt with me then I would be dead."
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I know how you feel! I have been BEGGING! I am beggining to think I will get one 4 elementary school graduation though. But I know ho!w you feel! Sorry. We just have some mean parents. I'm 12
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I'm 11 and I have the same problem,
me and my friends  play a game with cell phones,and its really frustrating
I jut really wnt one, I would do almost anything to get one
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Hay I'm 50 and I have 50 phones if you need one call me 9188999083 just call hrry I'm almost out
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Sorry but I agree I have an 11 year old that wants a mobile phone and there is no way he is getting one. I think people have lost sight of the fact that 20 years ago we managed just fine without any of this stuff. I live in england and it is just commonplace to have mobile phones, cars, computers, tvs and yet when we were young (oh and I'm only 28) we felt privileged to have 1 computer and 1 tv and a phone that we could walk round the house with let alone having 3 or 4 cars a mobile phone each and a computer each. I do have a mobile but I use it for things I really need it for as I don't have a landline. I live 1 hour away from the nearest bus stop and we DON'T have a car and we deal just fine with that.

Also we had about 6 months of our life where we had to live in a caravan with 2 children a dog and 2 adults (and a 3 bedroom house worth of furniture) and believe me that really makes you appreciate the things you have. We had no washing machine so I had to wash everything by hand, most of our things had to go into storage as they just couldn't fit in the caravan, we woke up every morning to soaking wet beds due to a leak and we had to somehow try to have xmas. Sorry to lecture but when I had this 6 month spell I realised what it must have been like during the war for my granny and grandad and their 6 children and I will never moan again about wanting more when each and every one of us have so much we should appreciate already. And we've all become greedy wanting things we don't need we just want.... Children do not need mobile phones unless there is some kind of safety reason and so to my 11 year old I say NO you're not getting one..... And to you I say find out the actual reasons why your parents don't want you to have one in a nice calm way and really listen to their reasons without trying to persuade them into it. Sorry.

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Everybody I know has a cellphone... I'm 11 and a lot of people ask me when I'm getting a cellphone and stuff. Ive asked my dad for 1 on my birthday which is in about 2 weeks. He still said no. My dad doesent even listen to me when I ask for a cellphone..... I feel really left out when I'm talking to a friend and suddenly his cellphone rings and he says wait a second I got a text..... Once when he finished texting he said he completely forgot to ask me what my phone number was and I felt really embarrassed to say that I didnt have 1..... The only chance I have to get a cellphone is on my birthday from my mom..... I think you should just wait and ask for a cellphone on your birthday or any other holidays you celebrate and show your parents how responsible you are.
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Seems they have set rules and regulations for you and standards for themselves since they are not budging on this one have you done all that you can to show them how responsible you are keep showing them and ask them at a later time,right now everyone is feeling the pinch with many people losing their jobs its another bill they are probably not ready to deal with,or handle at this time,by then which is high school  you just might have a job to take over the payments,but its worth a try,give them some time and don't hassle them about it,and the next time you ask which should be at the end of the month you might,and I mean might get a maybe,or wait and see.
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Well I'm 13 right now and I got my cell phone in November and its was a stupid flip phone but then in January I got a full keyboard phone (Env vx9900) which fell in the sink I was rlly upset I loved that phone! It fell in the sink in March and it is now May and I have the Verizon Lg Voyager its awesome it also has great apps its also my first touch screen!!!!!! Just tell your parents you need one explain to them all your friends have one and explain to them that you might need it one of these days you never know sumthing serious could happen!Iam in 7th grade almost summer so technically 8th grader lol!
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Okay first of all you guys are rly young... And I think you guys don't need one. What are you going to do? Text your friends all day? Trust me guys you don't need one at least till your like 14 or 14 going into hight school.
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Umm how old are you anyway!!!!! I bet you when you were our age you wanted one. We have frends that we want to talk to ok so if i were you i wouldnt be talking!!!!!!
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I don't have a cell and I'm going into 6th grade I want one really bad but my parents said I have to wait till in in 8th grade! Help! What should I do???
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I'm turning 11 in 3 days so I'm asking for a cell phone for my birthday My dad is against me and he says I MIGHT be able to get 1 in 6'th grade
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You don't need a c7ellphone if your in 5th grade or 11 I'm 14 and don't have one what are you going to do with a cellphone at 11 I mean come on
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I'm 12 and I really want on! Be responsible and do chores around the house. Be respectful and don't fight with your siblings (if you have one.) good luck!
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My mom won't let me get a phone and I'm 9 just beg your parents until you get one
hope it works for you
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Um...here's how...okay  just promise your parents you'll do one thing for them and you'll get a phone but, if it doesn't work it's not my fault, it's your parents or your fault!!!
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Well then say mom I need a phone plz can I get one beg or ask another family memeber like I'm doin
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Well I have a cell fone but its smaller than my finger and it can't text and my friends make fun of me for it! I'm afraid 2 ask because my mom might get mad. Like, REALLY!
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I always am losing stuff and I want a cell phone my best friend has one and I'm going nuts
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Tell them y you need 1 and how it would benifit them don't say want 1 because every1 elses has1
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Beg cry be pout moody feel sorry for yourself and say that everyone has one it might work because I have the same problem
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I am 12 and I got my parents to get me a cell phone by showing them I was responsible enough

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