1. Massie's Avatar
    This thread got dang serious, y'all.
    10-01-2012 10:27 PM
  2. salscott's Avatar
    This thread got dang serious, y'all.
    This is an iPhone blog....one of the reasons I gave my 16 year old a 4s is because I can track him to within a few feet. Damn glad that technology didn't exist when I was at that age
    10-01-2012 10:38 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    Good for you...13 can be a rough age. One thing to consider, he is close to the age where being able to track his location (via his phone) is a damn nice tool.
    Cheers
    Not everyone needs a tool to track where their kids are at no matter what their kids age is. I don't need a phone to tell me where my 2 kids are at. Using a tool to track a kids location is personal preference just like anything else.


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    10-04-2012 09:10 AM
  4. idrewpage's Avatar
    Thats awesome. My dad would have never done that, if they had iPhone's in the 80's. I want a 5 also, but I have to wait until November 1st to upgrade at the $199.00 price. I will just have to hobble along with my 4S until then.
    10-04-2012 09:20 AM
  5. mikesa_tx's Avatar
    Very nice! So how much chores do they have to do around the house now?
    10-04-2012 07:53 PM
  6. sau124's Avatar
    I am sure the kids are happy, but I would recommend to ask them to monitor their data usage - you don't want to be surprised when you get the bill...
    10-05-2012 01:57 PM
  7. iSmileyFace's Avatar
    Um yeah, not so much. He has an Env 2 and is happy to have it. If you have a 13 year old who has been waiting more than a year to use an upgrade, that kid got a phone way to soon. The only reason he got that phone was to text his Dad who left him and moved four states away.(piece of dirt won't call him, only text so we got him a phone to do so) I have raised a son who doesn't feel that he's entitled to everything and also knows he has no use for an iPhone. What's he going to do with it he can't do with either his current phone or iPod? Nothing. Why would I pay another $30 a month for no gain? That's just stupid and wasting money. What he really wants is an iPad, if they release a Mini he will have one. If not he'll get a refurbed iPad 2. I think he's doing OK and so does he.
    I'm 14 so obviously I don't have kids. Cool story, bro. I'm not trying to start flame wars. If your kid doesn't want an iPhone, kk. If he did that would have been selfish of you.

    Sorry for late reply btw. I don't spend my whole life on these forums
    10-05-2012 02:08 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Why the hell did this thread get so serious, lol...

    1.) Blink is dad of the year...if you disagree, shut up.

    2.) There isn't a teenager alive that is getting a phone from their parents that get's precedence over the parents when it comes to upgrades...to me, a 13 year old doesn't deserve an iPhone (that's just me personally though), but I'll side with any parent in the world who takes a kids upgrade to get a new iPhone for themselves. A 13 year old is lucky to have a cell phone period, much less a new iPhone.

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    I'm 14 so obviously I don't have kids. Cool story, bro. I'm not trying to start flame wars. If your kid doesn't want an iPhone, kk. If he did that would have been selfish of you.

    Sorry for late reply btw. I don't spend my whole life on these forums
    Selfish? lmfao...kiddo, I'm going to repeat this, there isn't a teenager still living at home in the WORLD that is entitled to something like a cell phone upgrade to a point where a parent using said upgrade is selfish. This is a privilege a child like you gets to enjoy because you're not old enough to sign up for one yourself and your parent allows you to have such things.

    The self entitlement kids have these days is astonishing! I'm sure i was just as idiotic at 14 too. And as far as your "i dont spend my whole life on these forums", what else do you have to do? Homework? Mow the lawn? Take out the garbage? Quit pretending like you have more pressing matters youngin'!
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    10-05-2012 02:26 PM
  9. CandyBean's Avatar
    Why the hell did this thread get so serious, lol...

    1.) Blink is dad of the year...if you disagree, shut up.

    2.) There isn't a teenager alive that is getting a phone from their parents that get's precedence over the parents when it comes to upgrades...to me, a 13 year old doesn't deserve an iPhone (that's just me personally though), but I'll side with any parent in the world who takes a kids upgrade to get a new iPhone for themselves. A 13 year old is lucky to have a cell phone period, much less a new iPhone.

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    Selfish? lmfao...kiddo, I'm going to repeat this, there isn't a teenager still living at home in the WORLD that is entitled to something like a cell phone upgrade to a point where a parent using said upgrade is selfish. This is a privilege a child like you gets to enjoy because you're not old enough to sign up for one yourself and your parent allows you to have such things.

    The self entitlement kids have these days is astonishing! I'm sure i was just as idiotic at 14 too. And as far as your "i dont spend my whole life on these forums", what else do you have to do? Homework? Mow the lawn? Take out the garbage? Quit pretending like you have more pressing matters youngin'!
    Sooo agree with you there. It's astonishing to hear 18 year olds complaining that their parents wont buy them a Louis Vuitton bag or True Religion jeans. Absolutely ridiculous.
    10-05-2012 02:33 PM
  10. Apple4ever2011's Avatar
    thumbs up
    10-05-2012 02:40 PM
  11. Fausty82's Avatar
    Why the hell did this thread get so serious, lol...

    1.) Blink is dad of the year...if you disagree, shut up.

    2.) There isn't a teenager alive that is getting a phone from their parents that get's precedence over the parents when it comes to upgrades...to me, a 13 year old doesn't deserve an iPhone (that's just me personally though), but I'll side with any parent in the world who takes a kids upgrade to get a new iPhone for themselves. A 13 year old is lucky to have a cell phone period, much less a new iPhone.

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    Selfish? lmfao...kiddo, I'm going to repeat this, there isn't a teenager still living at home in the WORLD that is entitled to something like a cell phone upgrade to a point where a parent using said upgrade is selfish. This is a privilege a child like you gets to enjoy because you're not old enough to sign up for one yourself and your parent allows you to have such things.

    The self entitlement kids have these days is astonishing! I'm sure i was just as idiotic at 14 too. And as far as your "i dont spend my whole life on these forums", what else do you have to do? Homework? Mow the lawn? Take out the garbage? Quit pretending like you have more pressing matters youngin'!
    Very well stated... and spot on correct, IMO.
    10-05-2012 03:02 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I listened to a kid at Best Buy the other day complain to his mom that it wasn't fair that she was buying a plasma TV for her bedroom but not for the living room where he could use it...i wanted so badly to scold the kid but i just laughed and the mom looked at me and laughed as well, the idea was passed between us without even saying anything.
    10-05-2012 03:15 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...(snipped)...
    Selfish? lmfao...kiddo, I'm going to repeat this, there isn't a teenager still living at home in the WORLD that is entitled to something like a cell phone upgrade to a point where a parent using said upgrade is selfish. This is a privilege a child like you gets to enjoy because you're not old enough to sign up for one yourself and your parent allows you to have such things.

    The self entitlement kids have these days is astonishing! I'm sure i was just as idiotic at 14 too. And as far as your "i dont spend my whole life on these forums", what else do you have to do? Homework? Mow the lawn? Take out the garbage? Quit pretending like you have more pressing matters youngin'!
    You are on-point with this, my friend, and I concur wholeheartedly. I am a firm believer that everything kids have is a privilege. They have NO rights and are entitled to nothing but love. Years ago, a friend of mine had to educate one of her kids who was smart at the mouth in regard to what she thought she was entitled to. My friend said: I have to provide you with a place to live, but not personalized accommodations; food to eat, but not necessarily the food you want or like; clothes to wear, but not what's in style or the items you prefer; the ability to bathe, but I don't have to provide you with top tier products; access to education, but not where you want to be educated. I don't have to provide nail polish, perfume, lotion, lipstick, makeup, hair dyes, jewelry, mobile devices or a car and if you don't like it, feel free to exercise your right to leave home upon turning 18 and get them yourself. I was LMAO!
    10-05-2012 03:40 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I listened to a kid at Best Buy the other day complain to his mom that it wasn't fair that she was buying a plasma TV for her bedroom but not for the living room where he could use it...i wanted so badly to scold the kid but i just laughed and the mom looked at me and laughed as well, the idea was passed between us without even saying anything.
    Don't you just love their use of the term "fair"? My kids do the same thing and when I give them the "I'm about to dropkick you off the planet look", they walk away silently.
    10-05-2012 03:43 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Don't you just love their use of the term "fair"? My kids do the same thing and when I give them the "I'm about to dropkick you off the planet look", they walk away silently.
    I don't have kids, but when I'm at my brothers house, and his two sons start their mouthiness with him or their mom, all i have to do is give them that look, and even as just an uncle, they know to shut the trap and keep moving for their own well being! It's really quite satisfying, lol! I'm glad i personally had a dad and uncles who did that to me, when i was a kid, the cursing and crap that i see now would have landed me with a lashing from a switch or a belt...it's shocking! (but im sure every generation says the same thing)

    And yes, unquestionably, everything the kids have is a privilege...since when are kids owed anything in terms of life's luxury? These kids today watch too much Kardashian, and not enough Cleanhouseian (that is copyrighted by my brother, i take no royalties but think it's hilarious!)
    10-05-2012 04:22 PM
  16. Glass of OJ's Avatar
    I feel that if a parent is willing to buy their child a cell phone and let the child use it as they please (of course monitor who they are talking to) then it would be mean to use the child's upgrade for their own. I mean if the child is bratty and feels like he/she is obligated to it no matter what that is wrong. But let's say the child has a piece of crap phone and they have their hopes up for a new phone only to be told that they can't because their parents are using the upgrade for the iPhone 5 when the parent already has a 4s that in my eyes is mean.

    Huuuge props to blink.
    10-05-2012 05:04 PM
  17. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    And yes, unquestionably, everything the kids have is a privilege...since when are kids owed anything in terms of life's luxury? These kids today watch too much Kardashian, and not enough Cleanhouseian (that is copyrighted by my brother, i take no royalties but think it's hilarious!)
    I'm thankful that my husband & I are able to teach our kids how to respect the luxury of having certain things we allow them to have, and to respect the things they earn themselves. We are 7 person house hold. My hubs and I each have iPhones. 3 of my others have iPhones and a droid. THEY have part time jobs to pay for their data plans. My other 2 have basic texting phones, no data reqd, but we pay the tab for them until they can themselves. Each of them have a chore that has to be done daily in the house to earn their keep. unfortunately alot of parents these days want too much to be "friends" with their kids & give them everything, turning them into spoiled brats & feeling like they (the kids) are owed something.

    And yes, alot of tv shows these days, all those reality bullsh-t ones on how the other half lives doesn't help either.
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    10-05-2012 05:22 PM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm thankful that my husband & I are able to teach our kids how to respect the luxury of having certain things we allow them to have, and to respect the things they earn themselves. We are 7 person house hold. My hubs and I each have iPhones. 3 of my others have iPhones and a droid. THEY have part time jobs to pay for their data plans. My other 2 have basic texting phones, no data reqd, but we pay the tab for them until they can themselves. Each of them have a chore that has to be done daily in the house to earn their keep. unfortunately alot of parents these days want too much to be "friends" with their kids & give them everything, turning them into spoiled brats & feeling like they (the kids) are owed something.

    And yes, alot of tv shows these days, all those reality bullsh-t ones on how the other half lives doesn't help either.
    Well done, Pink. Thanks for bringing another voice of reason. No one is entitled to anything. You have to earn it. (or pay for it yourself, kiddos).
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    10-05-2012 05:38 PM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I feel that if a parent is willing to buy their child a cell phone and let the child use it as they please (of course monitor who they are talking to) then it would be mean to use the child's upgrade for their own. I mean if the child is bratty and feels like he/she is obligated to it no matter what that is wrong. But let's say the child has a piece of crap phone and they have their hopes up for a new phone only to be told that they can't because their parents are using the upgrade for the iPhone 5 when the parent already has a 4s that in my eyes is mean.

    Huuuge props to blink.
    If a parent told a child they were going to get to use the upgrade on a new iPhone then yes, that would be unfair...but if there's an upgrade on an account that the child doesn't pay for personally, the parents have first dibs at ALL of it, regardless of what phone they are upgrading from. It's part of being the person in charge of the account...I'm a sergeant on my force, do you think when there is an open window of vacation time the rookies are going to get first dibs on it just because they want time off? LoL...nope.
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    10-05-2012 05:54 PM
  20. iSmileyFace's Avatar
    Why the hell did this thread get so serious, lol...

    1.) Blink is dad of the year...if you disagree, shut up.

    2.) There isn't a teenager alive that is getting a phone from their parents that get's precedence over the parents when it comes to upgrades...to me, a 13 year old doesn't deserve an iPhone (that's just me personally though), but I'll side with any parent in the world who takes a kids upgrade to get a new iPhone for themselves. A 13 year old is lucky to have a cell phone period, much less a new iPhone.

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    Selfish? lmfao...kiddo, I'm going to repeat this, there isn't a teenager still living at home in the WORLD that is entitled to something like a cell phone upgrade to a point where a parent using said upgrade is selfish. This is a privilege a child like you gets to enjoy because you're not old enough to sign up for one yourself and your parent allows you to have such things.

    The self entitlement kids have these days is astonishing! I'm sure i was just as idiotic at 14 too. And as far as your "i dont spend my whole life on these forums", what else do you have to do? Homework? Mow the lawn? Take out the garbage? Quit pretending like you have more pressing matters youngin'!
    I got my iPhone last year when I was 13. I waited many months and saved my upgrade until the 4S came out and I bought it then. You should be able to use your own upgrades; if my parents decided to use mine while I was saving up for my 4S I would've been extremely pissed. Just saying.

    I actually DO have a life, thank you. If that was all you did when you were 14, you had a sad life.

    Don't reply to me if you don't want the responsibility of starting a flame war. I don't start flame wars.
    10-05-2012 05:56 PM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I got my iPhone last year when I was 13. I waited many months and saved my upgrade until the 4S came out and I bought it then. You should be able to use your own upgrades; if my parents decided to use mine while I was saving up for my 4S I would've been extremely pissed. Just saying.

    I actually DO have a life, thank you. If that was all you did when you were 14, you had a sad life.

    Don't reply to me if you don't want the responsibility of starting a flame war. I don't start flame wars.
    The beauty of being an adult and you being a child is that nobody cares if you're pissed off...you're lucky to have an iPhone period. You don't have "your own" upgrades, you have an account under your parents (that you can't legally get because you're a child), and THEY have upgrades that CAN be used on you, or them...or never if they choose to. You're not obligated anything because you saved your tooth fairy money to buy an iPhone for an upgraded price you would have never received had your parents not signed you up under their phone plan kiddo.

    As far as a flame war...there's no war with you child, we're simply telling you how it is. Again, if you don't like it, that's ok...makes absolutely no difference and obligates you to nothing.

    P.S. - At 14, i worked part time with my dad on his mustang dirt track car and in the summers doing lawn work so i could get a car when i was 16...i also enjoyed super nintendo way too much and played JV baseball, basketball and football. I didn't have much time to come online and try to convince adults that i was some how entitled to the luxuries they enjoyed and sometimes provided to me...you know, because i had a pretty good grasp on reality. You'll get it someday sport.
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    10-05-2012 05:59 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I feel that if a parent is willing to buy their child a cell phone and let the child use it as they please (of course monitor who they are talking to) then it would be mean to use the child's upgrade for their own.
    I disagree. That is my account and not my child's. He or she just happens to have a phone on it that i bought. They are not paying the monthly bill and if i want to use that particular line for an upgrade then i will.
    I mean if the child is bratty and feels like he/she is obligated to it no matter what that is wrong.
    My kids know that having a phone is a privilege that can be taken away.
    But let's say the child has a piece of crap phone and they have their hopes up for a new phone only to be told that they can't because their parents are using the upgrade for the iPhone 5 when the parent already has a 4s that in my eyes is mean.

    Huuuge props to blink.
    I don't know why they would be getting excited about getting -- let's say -- an iPhone 5 when all they ever do is text, play games and in regard to my daughter, take a million photos of herself. Again, having it is a privilege and not a right or an entitlement. Anyway, my daughter has an iPhone 4 that she has had for almost 2 years. The upgrade on that particular account is available at the beginning of December. She has hinted that she would like a newer model. She didn't demand it or act entitled and she has kept her grades up, etcetera so I, more than likely, will get her an iPhone 5 for Christmas. My middle son, whose phone's battery is always drained, who lays his phone down and can't remember where and have already lost a couple wants an iPhone. I can all but say that it's NOT GONNA HAPPEN unless my wife buys it. Period!
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    10-05-2012 06:13 PM
  23. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    [COLOR="#800080"][COLOR="#800080"]...(snipped)...unfortunately alot of parents these days want too much to be "friends" with their kids & give them everything, turning them into spoiled brats & feeling like they (the kids) are owed something.

    ...(snipped)...
    Count my wife in that category. She has no problem telling me to punish them because she doesn't want them to be mad at her. What the heck! Yet, she has no problem throwing me to the wolves....lol.......Anyway, you are so right in your assessment, Pink.
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    10-05-2012 06:18 PM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    I feel that if a parent is willing to buy their child a cell phone and let the child use it as they please (of course monitor who they are talking to) then it would be mean to use the child's upgrade for their own. I mean if the child is bratty and feels like he/she is obligated to it no matter what that is wrong. But let's say the child has a piece of crap phone and they have their hopes up for a new phone only to be told that they can't because their parents are using the upgrade for the iPhone 5 when the parent already has a 4s that in my eyes is mean.

    Huuuge props to blink.
    Um... I pay the bills. I buy the upgrades. They're lucky to get my hand-me-downs... #realworldsolutions

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    I got my iPhone last year when I was 13. I waited many months and saved my upgrade until the 4S came out and I bought it then. You should be able to use your own upgrades; if my parents decided to use mine while I was saving up for my 4S I would've been extremely pissed. Just saying.

    I actually DO have a life, thank you. If that was all you did when you were 14, you had a sad life.

    Don't reply to me if you don't want the responsibility of starting a flame war. I don't start flame wars.

    Just what we need... a juvenile with an attitude. #nothanks
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    10-05-2012 06:36 PM
  25. Glass of OJ's Avatar
    If a parent told a child they were going to get to use the upgrade on a new iPhone then yes, that would be unfair...but if there's an upgrade on an account that the child doesn't pay for personally, the parents have first dibs at ALL of it, regardless of what phone they are upgrading from.
    I agree 10000%
    10-05-2012 07:05 PM
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