how should i ask for a phone?

i really want a phone and i am in middle school without a phone i explained to my mom and she said yes but my dad says i dont needd one so i said i need it for safty reasongs and he said that im ether at home or at schoool so i said soething could happen walking home he said then be careful he refuses and its not about the money cuz we can get the family plan wat should i do prepaid phones are a lot and he dosnt let me i just need a good agrument wat shyould i say?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, I think you should ask for a phone. Over 90% of 12 to 17 year old have cell phones, so I definitely think should get one. I recommend Virgin mobile, their plans are reasonable and their Snapper phone has everything you would expect: camera, picture messaging, text, and more. Either that, or a Tracfone is a good alternative. They both have prepaid plans.

    If you think they will say no becasue of the cost, offer to do chores around the house or help some neighbors to earn some money to buy the phones and the prepaid cards.

    Just make sure your phone is a full-fledged cell phone, not one of those Firefly phones or Migo phones.

    Another perk of prepaid: no bill=no call history. *wink*

  • 1 decade ago

    I really think you should have one too for safety, but the whole taking pictures and text messaging the friends is another story. Just promise her you will pay the difference if it goes over on the monthly bill. Some good points you could make: If you're getting yourself off/on the bus...what happens when you forget your house keys? What if the bus is running late? Forgot something for school or any other kind of emergency.

  • cami
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    offer a compromise. tell them you are willing to earn the phone through chores or an increase in school grades. if they see you are willing to work for it, they may want to reward you with an incentive. if all else fails ask for a prepaid phone where you won't spend more money than is budgeted, you'll just have to conserve your minutes as much as possible. Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    you're more likely to have something happen to you on the way home if you're with a phone. some people got murdered for their phone

    try repecting his wish for a time, if you can't think of a reason you need a phone then be honest and just say it's because everyone else has them and you're left out, don't lie to your pop !

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  • ask for a cell phone and like just say its for speacil curcumstances im 11 well i got mine when i was 10 but thats what i said and even thought i said that i dont and my parents dont really care they just let me have it and i call my friends and stuff so like be really good and do stuff your parents ask you and bring it up somethimes but not all the time good luck!!!! if u do get a cell phone make sure you get a razor its a kind of phone and picture too

  • 1 decade ago

    If you walk home from school tell him that u can get kidnapped and may have a chance to call for help. tell him that if u got a cell phone then he would be able to check and see if you are ok every once in a while

  • 1 decade ago

    I agree with your father, you're too young to have a phone . Unless it's one of the restricted ones. Suggest the Disney mobile, which is like a regular phone but your parents still have a form of control!

  • 1 decade ago

    my daughter is 12..my brother & sister-in-law got her a pre-paid minute phone..she gets 300min every 3rd mth. they got it at wal-mart...but, she has to earn those min....by keeping her grades up and being good.."which she is".

    she also goes to their home twice a month on wk-ends and helps out where is needed..she never goes under her min....she has to do this for 1 year. and then if she does great with a min phone..then they will get her a real cell phone....it is a great idea for her to have this.....emergency use for real...talk to your dad again, and share this with him....goodluck

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Negotiate with him. If he will let you have your own phone, you will promise to do (whatever it is) for him on a regular basis--like cutting the grass or some other chore.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Tell them you want a pony - they'll settle for a phone

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