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Seeking to capture the only market left to penetrate, cell phone manufacturers are now focusing on children. But do you need to buy your child a $129 Firefly phone? The answer: It depends on your child's age and sophistication level. For children under 12, a children's phone might be a good investment, since you can limit who the child calls, etc. For teenagers, however, a standard cell phone should work and allow you to discuss responsibility with the child.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|