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All 3 kids this year are getting iPod touches - mainly so Mom can have her phone back. She doesn't know it yet, but Jill will be getting a new iPad. On top of that, the oldest and Jill are both getting surfboards. I'm done spending money...
I have twin boys who are 13 now and have been constantly borrowing laptops from mom, sis, me, etc. They are each getting new ones (they have a tablet already and there is a community IPAD they use). I wish I had a good idea for phones for them. I already have 4 on my plan. Maybe I'll start a "work for your phone" plan and do prepays or something.
But dad "EVERYBODY has a smartphone at school" according to my 12 yr old
What's the limit on your family plan? You might consider branching off, let the kids do the shared multi-line plan, do an individual plan of your own. They're the ones who will burn up all the data and msgs. You may be able to downgrade your own features and save a few bucks. Then you get the newest phone and pass your old one down!
Got 2.0 Taurus 9mm, and a Witten jersey. Kids got a variety of stuff, pretty much dominated with 1D licensing.