When our kids
take the dingy ashore, or are out and about on the jet skis we like the idea of communication with them if we stay on the boat, or are hitting the Reef Bar.
On Santa Catalina island cell phone service
is iffy as are radio communications
tote along the Standard Horizon HX280s hand-helds and they seem to work better than their cell phones.
Waterproof radios, the cellphones are not, so that's another bonus.
We have a family
plan that includes 5 phones and it's served us well.
Our little one has a phone
with only 5 pre-programmed numbers. That's all that will work on it.
Cellphones are banned at my older daughters school
But when a 21" underground water
main that ran across the center of her school
ruptured, it put the entire school under several inchs of water
The principal immediately got on the hailer and asked all the kid with (banned)
cellphones to let other kids call home with their cellphone to get parents notified to come pick them up. 1800 students at her school BTW.
Our daughter busted hers out and lets the kids call away.
Another time PITA showed up and had a brutal, violent demonstration at one of our kids schools. It was nice I got a call from our child and was able to get our child outta there.
So we think our reasons are legit.
Wife recently had an excellent cellphone that monitored the kids calls coming and going, also their texts. Wife could screen
and block any number to/from the kids phones from the wifes phone
Wife confiscated my Droid X as a deal maker when I wanted to buy a new Rzr XP, and I got an regular standard cell phone
in it's place.
Any tips or tales of your kids with cellphones?