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Telus Migo (LG 1000) phone for kids

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Telus Migo (LG 1000) phone for kids

I'm thinking of getting a Migo phone from Telus for my 6 year old daughter.

http://www.telusmobility.com/on/pcs/han ... 1000.shtml
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Has anyone here tried it out?

The retail price is $99.99 without a monthly plan... are there any ways to get it cheaper? (I'd be using it with pre-paid service, so getting a monthly plan is not cost-effective.)
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If you're a long time subscriber to Telus you may have some room to haggle with them a bit.
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cwb27 wrote:If you're a long time subscriber to Telus you may have some room to haggle with them a bit.
I've been on Fido for about 5-6 years... no experience with Telus yet.
(I probably won't stay with Fido after my contract ends in December, though.)
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MrDisco wrote:why does a 6yo need a cell phone :confused: society has gone mad. mad i tell you!
Well, you can program it with four numbers... so I'm thinking something like this:
#1 - home
#2 - boyfriend #1
#3 - boyfriend #2
#4 - taxi, to get home from the all-ages nightclub

Isn't it obvious that every kid needs one of these? :cheesygri


Okay, on a serious note... I still haven't decided yet whether it'll be worthwhile. Just considering it at this point.
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ug..well its your $ but really don't give into the marketing hype. companies creating "solutions" to made-up problems, particularly by preying on a parent's guilt over their child, is the worst.

How often do you leave your child unattended, in an unfamiliar/unsafe environment? (or i.e. if you do leave your child somewhere isn't there a trusted adult nearby?).
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Does this phone support E911 location services?
That might be a worthwhile peace-of-mind thing if you have young children.
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otaque wrote:Does this phone support E911 location services?
That might be a worthwhile peace-of-mind thing if you have young children.
If the carrier supports E911 than yes, the phone will.
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