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When is my child ready for their first phone?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Technology changes fast. Twenty years ago, only a handful of adults had a mobile phone – but two decades on the digital time spectrum is equivalent to the Jurassic age and modern-day. Trying to explain dialup to a pre-teen will elicit the same wild-eyed bewilderment as “a stegosaurus was as big as this house”.

So, that leaves parents in 2020 with a conundrum: when do I give my child their first phone? Is it a question of them reaching a certain age, or is it a case of them showing a level of maturity? We can’t go off what our parents did because two tin cans connected by a string isn’t really the same.

Like most aspects of parenting, there are no hard-and-fast rules for when a child is ready for the responsibility of a mobile – but that doesn’t mean you’re without help. We’ve scouted the web to bring you a step-by-step manual for solving this digital dilemma.

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Internode’s new SIM-only mobile plans

Monday, October 12th, 2020 by

If you’re looking for a better mobile deal, look no further – our latest SIM-only mobile plans are here, delivering more data and inclusions than ever at amazing prices!

All you need to do is bring a 3G/4G-compatible mobile device, and we’ll bring the SIM card!

In addition to awesome value, our new range of plans have some great new features to make your life easier. Read on to find out more.

 

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How to reduce your smartphone screen time

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by

For most of us, smartphones are invaluable parts of our everyday lives but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Spending too much time on one’s phone doesn’t just cause procrastination problems – it can also lead to poor posture and even negatively affect our mood!

If you’re looking to make a positive lifestyle change and cut down on your smartphone screen time, look no further. We’ve put together some great tips to help you spend less time on the phone and improve your general wellbeing.

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