My daughter is turning 12 soon. She was making out her birthday wish list and one of the items towards the top was a cell phone. My husband and I knew it was coming. She is getting older and wants to start to talk with her friends outside of school.
For us, the phone we want to get for her needs to work well, but it also absolutely must be affordable. After all, she is just 12. She does not need the most expensive model on the market.
I recently had the opportunity to check out the new ZTE Grand X Max 2 from Cricket Wireless. I wanted to make sure that the phone we spend money was not only affordable, but was a quality device.
When I first opened up the phone, I was surprised at the size. It was a larger phone. I actually liked the size. It has a 6′ display. That actually makes it a bit easier to use and to read.
Being a nearly 12 year old girl, my daughter loves to watch videos and listen to music. So often, we find that these buffer (good gravy we hate buffering). The phone runs on the Android Marshmallow operating system and everything ran beautifully.
She then had to get the most popular app on the planet downloaded – Pokemon Go! She has been walking all over getting these little critters. The phone has never lost battery and has worked perfectly on every single adventure we’ve been on. The added bonus has been time for the two of us to talk about all sorts of things as we are walking to find the next cute little creature. This was a big plus for me!!
The funniest thing she has done is selfies. What kid on this planet who has a phone doesn’t like to take selfies!?! The phone has a wide angle front camera and dual rear camera. This takes crisp, high quality images every single time. We’ve also had fun testing out the Bokeh effect setting. This gives an aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.
Finally, one of the key selling factors to me was the price. Right now, your local Cricket Wireless authorized retailer had a great offer if you switch your number to Cricket! You can get the ZTE Grand X Max 2 for just $129.99*! Yep! All you have to do is be a new customer and move your same number to qualify for this amazing discount.
No worries if you are already with Cricket as you can still score this phone for $169.99. Not a bad price for a high quality phone!
As a parent who is wanting a phone for my daughter, I definitely do not want to pay a lot of money! After all, she wants it for fun more than anything. For us, Cricket Wireless offers a great value. They have affordable plans, which start at just $35 per month (after $5 AutoPay credit — monthly taxes and fees included). They also offer a wide variety of phones and have a reliable 4G LTE network with more coverage than T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Sprint and Boost.
Now that she has a phone, we are working our ground rules for her. She can’t have it in her room at night, we have to be granted full access to everything on it and she is not allowed to use it until her homework is done at night.
It was a tough decision for us to give her a phone, but we know how important it is to her. It feels good to know that we are giving her a great device at for the perfect price.
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This giveaway is now closed. The winner is: ooleytodd29@xxxxxx
This contest will be open until September 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Make sure you read the rules of the giveaway prior to entering.
*Buy ZTE Grand X Max 2 for $129, port number to Cricket and activate a new qualified plan, minimum $40 per month. Fees, other charges & restrictions apply. See store for details. Locate a Cricket Wireless authorized retail location