Thursday, 28 August 2008

Mum...can I have a mobile ?

Mobile phones for children seems to be a common thing these days. Watching A Current Affair tonight one mother who had purchased a mobile for her 11 year old son was having a right old bitch when the bill came to three thousand dollars. Well H E L L O mum, did you not think that giving your kid a phone with internet access he wouldn't use it? A person under 16 cannot open even a pre-paid account with Vodafone so the mother would of had to set it all up, including internet access. Then she had the hide to say, as a single mother she couldn't afford the bill. After being aghast at the expenses her little cherub accrued, and a complaint to the carrier, a deal was worked out where only $250 AU would be payable. The phone was brought so the boy could use it in emergencies but it doesn't take a genius to clue in that kids being curious and more internet savvy these days that he would not even log in. Nice when you can use the excuse of being a single parent for not being able to afford expenses that you turned a blind eye to in the first instance. Sorry but yes, she was blonde !


CherryPie said...

What happened to pay as you go?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, dear. I can see that mobile phones can be a safety device for a child but I agree: paremts should be careful which tyoe they choose, only then , I guess , the child gets made fun of for not having an up-to-date phone. Nobody can win!