Originally Posted by patteeu
I planned on fighting it until high school for my kids, but their mom was less committed to that plan and she eventually started lobbying on their behalf. We ended up getting them phones when they turned 11. It turned out to be pretty convenient for us to be able to communicate with them when they were over at friends' houses or whatever. It seemed like a decent age in terms of ability to be responsible and convenience for on-the-go kids in retrospect. Of course, cost is a factor too though.
Yeah, we'll see. I like the convenience of it. My thought has been to wait until they are driving age. Like everything, we go into it with a plan but end up playing it by ear.