Mobile Phones for Kids

I found myself at the begining of a path i was not keen to go down yet  - mobile phone shopping for my son.  Now HE doesnt need the phone, I need him to carry the phone.   Its more of a reassurance to me than a status piece to him.  In a busy week with all our before and after school activities it would be so handy for us to be able to communicate.  A simple text or call at different points would make our lives much smoother.  
So where to start with a phone for a child?  I do not want to spend a lot, Its got to be fairly robust, easy to use and its got to be appealing to him or he just wont carry it. Some of the things he likes to do on mine would be great and it means i dont have to share my phone.

Alcatel Starter Mobile Phones & Giveaway

Alcatel were very helpful when i started enquires there are a few different options, here are the three i liked the most. I think pending on what your child needs it for there would be something that would be suitable.  We ultimately went the Alcatel Boost Dex and have been quite happy with it over the last month.

Alcatel Pixi Vibe Alcatel Starter Mobile Phones and Giveaway
A four-inch pocket-sized smartphone, the Alcatel Pixi Vibe boasts a fantastic camera, audio and battery performance, everything kids need in a first phone. A ripper at $59, the Pixi Vibe runs on Android Marshmallow and comes pre-loaded with apps such as YouTube, WhatsApp and Google Play to meet all their video, chat and music listening needs. For the creative kids, a front flash mean perfect selfies and Snapchats every time and the various photo settings, such as Creativpic and Face Beauty, mean they can create individualised photos and always remain in touch with Mum and Dad wherever they are. RRP $59 from Telstra



Alcatel Go PlayAlcatel Starter Mobile Phones and Giveaway
For the rough and tumble kids that are prone to smashing the screen, the Alcatel Go Play is perfect. Its robust design combined with its shock, water and dustproof capabilities mean the Go Play can withstand even the worst treatment, can even shoot vibrant, clear photos underwater (perfect for the impending February swimming carnival) and comes in five bright colours to match their personality! Kids can broadcast their vibrant personality to their friends through cool pre-loaded apps such as Periscope and Zello and record cool stuff playing on the screen, add a photo of themselves and record comments to share with friends whilst listening to music or playing a game. The Go Play offers a win-win for families; kids gets all these cool features and a life-proof smartphones and parents get peace-of-mind that they won’t need to pay for a smashed screen or replacement phone from being drenched by a leaking water bottle in the school backpack! RRP $299 from Big W



Alcatel Boost Dex  Alcatel Starter Mobile Phones and Giveaway
The premium designed Boost Dex by Alcatel is a five-inch smartphone that looks and feels expensive. At only $99, this smartphone is made for kids who have a passion for creating music, with DJ software pre-loaded in the Music app – time well-spent creating personalised mixes that nurtures their creative side. Packaged with a premium pair of high-quality earphones, built-in enhanced sound and 3 inter-changeable colourful cases, the Boost Dex by Alcatel is ideal for creative kids and for parents who don’t want to spend a bomb on a first phone. Boost Mobile runs on the Telstra 4G network and with this phone coming with a $10 pre-paid Boost Mobile SIM, parents won’t need to do any heavy lifting finding the right provider. RRP $99 from Boost Mobile


I think these are a great place to start for a first phone. My kids have enjoyed playing with the Boost Dex, they like the apps it comes with and I think its a good size, weight and easy to use. I have had no concerns over our choice and it has come in handy to send me a text when ready to be picked up or when hes forgotten something :)


We've had to recharge the phone and I simply just recharged with a Boost Mobile $30 UNLTD+. It runs on the Telstra 4G network and it gives you up to 7GB of data for 28 days (3GB to use any time plus 1GB of bonus data every weekend and unlimited calls and texts to Australian numbers)  This one has everything we need.


The good people at Alcatel have very kindly given me another Alcatel Boost Dex to giveaway and Boost Mobile have also given a recharge code too so If you are looking for a starter phone I might just have one here for you!!

Thanks to Alcatel for all their helpful information and letting us check out all the phones and to Boost mobile for sharing with us too.

You can click on the Boost mobile logo above to visit their website.  Alcatel can be visited here or check them out at leading retailers.

Alcatel Starter Mobile Phones and Giveaway



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0 # Jess P 2017-02-07 11:13
Oh that would be so great my 14 year old has been begging for a phone - i just dont know where to start looking lol
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0 # Alex 2017-02-07 12:56
I would love to give this to my step daughter who catches the bus to our house. peace of mind for us both
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0 # Ashley Ivory 2017-02-07 13:18
I think it would make a great little present for some kids I know! They deserve some spoiling.
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0 # Mala Kennedy 2017-02-07 14:26
So that I could stow it with my son and if he ever needed to get hold of me he could easily, and i wouldn't have to worry.
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0 # Maree Gray 2017-02-07 22:24
This would be great for my nephew in case of emergencies
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-1 # Laura 2017-02-08 20:40
Thats great my daughter catches the bus to school on her own this would be great for her. Shed love the music apps too
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0 # karina l 2017-02-10 15:49
My Mum needs a phone that works, all the time. It mysteriously turns off at the most inappropriate times like when we are about to take a photo or trying to make a call.
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0 # james pizzey 2017-02-10 19:12
its about time i had a mobile phone just to use for emergencies
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-1 # blake haugen 2017-02-11 12:21
The Boost DEX is dead-set on targeting the “budget conscious youth market”,
Keeping me out of debt!
At $99, all the bases of an Android experience
and a free re charge, saving me more cents!
Versatile proprosition with a lot of value
For me, it's a can do!
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+1 # Vicky 2017-02-11 16:43
Ahhhhhh Kerry, still entering competitions in your sons name so you can reap a wider spectrum of prizes. Oink.
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0 # cindy 2017-02-11 15:25
I have been told that Alcatel is as good as a more expensive phone but for a cheaper price so I would love to know this as I would buy one for all my 3 kids.
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+1 # Lorna M 2017-02-11 20:44
My god-daughter  needs this mobile starter kit
When she's late from school, her mum just loses it.
With a mobile, they can now communicate
No more worries and in panic state
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0 # Jeanie 2017-02-12 04:05
My hubby isn't so tech savy. He has never owned a mobile phone because of this. This phone start up kit looks easy to use and I'd love to win it for him. That was he can hear the kids say the funnest things wherever he is and always keep intouch. The kids will take delight in teaching him new tech skills.
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0 # Jeanie 2017-02-12 04:08
Sorry not that was, that way.
Hubby isn't great with tech and I'm clearly not savy with spelling. Thanks
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0 # Danielle Tassan 2017-02-12 11:35
This would be perfect for my eldest son for when he is out with his friends and he needs to arrange me to pick him up.
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0 # Meg 2017-02-12 14:37
I would like one of these phones because I have a history of smashing phones, these phones look promising, I'm hoping they last they harsh high school environment.
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0 # Renee Ballantyne 2017-02-12 18:18
I was going to purchase one soon for my son's birthday as I have heard a lot of great things
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0 # Julia Mason 2017-02-14 17:34
I'd love one for my Daughter in High School, just so I can be connected to her at any time. You never know what can happen!!
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0 # Kristina Snowden 2017-02-14 22:03
Be a great first phone for my daughter. A little peace of mind for me and a little independence for her.
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0 # Henry L 2017-02-17 15:00
My 14 year old is selfie,, matie and sportie crazy, this looks like just the thing and also to tell him it's time to come home for dinner!
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0 # Bryan Rigby-Roberts 2017-02-19 19:36
I'm afraid I'm a bit of a klutz - I kept dropping my phone and it exploded! Glass and metal bits every-blooming- where. This phone with a hardy case would be a godsend!
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0 # Eva Kiraly 2017-02-20 00:30
I need a boost because I can never get reception with this phone I have and it's frustrating to the max!
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0 # Cathy B 2017-02-20 11:03
I'd love the like a Boost Dex by Alcatel and a Boost Mobile recharge for my Tween, she travels quite a distance by bus to school and is in charge of siblings. I'd love to be able to keep in touch with her, peace of mind.
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0 # Leanne 2017-02-22 19:08
I'll definitely looking at this! I had an incident where I was held up and late to get to my 8 year old. We were both in tears when I finally made it to her.....
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0 # Cathy B 2017-02-26 13:22
Wow, thank you, my young lady will be very happy. :)
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