J.S. asks from Palo Alto, CA on February 20, 2008
Suggestions for a Good Mom Phone
My razor just died and I'm in the market for a new cell phone that can stand up to 3 kids who end up playing with it, dropping it etc. Any recommendations?
So What Happened?™
After reading all the responses, doing research on phonescoop (this was a huge help!), looking at phones and talking with people I decided to go with a Samsung. I got it yesterday and although I haven't dropped it yet, I like the functionality of it. Thank you all for your input. I wasn't expecting to get such helpful advice. I was also pleased to know I'm not the only one who's kids use the phone for talking to their dad etc! Thank you!
J.P. answers from San Francisco on February 21, 2008
I love my samsung phone. It flips two different directions (for texting). Very user friendly. It is through Verizon.
E.E. answers from San Francisco on February 21, 2008
I would say to get another phone just like the one you had and not let your kiddos touch it :-)
I have 7 kids here ranging 1 to 10 and never EVER let them play with my phone. It's not a toy. That settles it.
Sorry, not trying to be harsh at all but I don't think there are any cell phones that can withstand kid handling.
My friend asked me once how long her kids were going to keep messing up the carpet with all of their food droppings. I told her "I guess as long as you let them run around with food." She was actually considering paying to have hardwood installed rather than just teaching her kids to sit down. I'm sure you get the point.
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L.S. answers from San Francisco on February 21, 2008
I love my Iphone. My kids mess with it all of the time and I have dropped it repeatedly. The important thing, I think, is to have a good case that will absorb the shock of drops and keep it away from water. I lost my Razor after one of the kids sprayed me with a hose (darling child!)and I am sure most phones will not withstand that. L.
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C.A. answers from Sacramento on February 21, 2008
I too had a Ravr and had to replace it earlier this month. I got and then returned a Sony Erikson Walkman. It was very flimsy and very sensitive. I was accidentally on internet all the time. So I returned it for the LG Shine. I love, love, love it. Really easy to use and it feels really sturdy. I am a stay home mom with a 2, 4, and 8 year olds. I loved my Razr but I love my LG more. It's a slider and not so easy for my kids to accidentally "hang up" on some one. Hope this helps. Have a good day.
D.S. answers from Stockton on February 21, 2008
Nextel is what we have
My Husband had one for work and he's in construction very durable and reliable and we have 4 children and it works just fine
Good Luck and GOD BLESS
Danielle mother of 4
J.C. answers from San Francisco on February 20, 2008
I don't really like my cell phone, however it has a lock feature on it that is great for the kids! I don't have to worry about them calling Tokyo and don't have to panic when I see one of them pushing buttons on it. It's a Sony Ericsson Cingular walkman phone. I don't use half the features that come with it either. Look for the lock though! Pretty cool! :)
J.S. answers from San Francisco on February 21, 2008
J. invest in the insurence on your phone most only cost $5.99 a month and it will save you lots of money and upset in the long run
H.K. answers from Sacramento on February 21, 2008
I had a razor too and it was horrible so far as the kids went. I have had a Nextel i560 for over a year now. It still looks brand new after repeated droppings, toilet swims, and various other maladies. It is military rated. Anyhow GREAT phone however Sprint is kinda a pain in the butt to deal with
A.S. answers from Sacramento on February 21, 2008
GOOD MORNIN'....NOT SURE WHAT PROVIDER YOU HAVE BUT
MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR AT&T WIRELESS AND HE BOUGHT ME THE BLACK JACK PHONE....I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER A YEAR AND A HALF NOW AND HAVE DROPPED IT SO MANY TIMES AND ITS SURVIVED..LOL...THE MATERIAL ITS MADE OUT OF IS KINDA COOL,IT'S LIKE SOFT OR SOMETHING AND SEEMS TO TAKE THE HITS PRETTY WELL..HAHA;o)PLUS THE PHONE ITS SELF IS AWSWOME...AND NO MATTER WHAT NEW PHONE I GET I USE IT FOR AWHILE AND END UP GOING BACK TO MY BLACKJACK(IN FACT I HAVE 2)...BUT YOU CAN DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND GO ON TO AT&T.COM AND YOU CAN VIEW ALL THEIR PHONES AND IF YOU GO TO PHONESCOOP.COM YOU CAN READ ALL THE REVIEW FOR ALL THE PHONES THAT HAVE BEEN PURCHASED...GOOD LUCK....HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
IF YOU HAVE CINGULAR/AT&T AND HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME THRU MOMASOURCE AND I CAN HAVE MY HUSBAND HELP YOU;o)