When the kid can pay her own monthly bill.
not until their grandkids are married
I agree with the when they can pay for it up there-I lived quite well with no cell throughout childhood.
Not younger than 14, only on a prepaid plan and never while in school. Then when they get to college they're mature enough to do whatever they want
Between 10-12 depending on how sensible they are
Soon as he knows to call home.
As soon as you trust them to go out unsupervised. It's a natural part of their personal security.
I got my cellphone at 12; although, I skipped two grades so that was actually my freshmen year of high school.
if your talking iphone or android .. maybe 15-16 with a controled data plan and LOCK or spending .. however regular cell for calling home etc.. probably 12. I would recommend it for like after school sports and things. Also it would limit them on usage with battery usage it would be a resonibility thing on them keeping it charged and taking care of. Maybe give them only so many minute to use per month to use per week etc. Then we they get older move them higher up. Thats what we did and its been a great thing.
That all depends on what the parents can afford and how much the child really needs one. Maybe 15 ..
Kids spend way too much time on the phone .. and I don't think they should be encouraged to do that .. especially at an early age.
Whenever a parent decides to get them one .. it should have a limited amount of minutes on it ... when those are gone ... no more until the next month. It would be a good idea if the kids contribute to the cost of the phone .. by doing extra chores, if they don't have a part time job.
Depends on the kid, 9 to 18
If they are still living at home, about 30.
When they start middle school.