1. OceanView's Avatar
    I was thinking about buying this for my 12 YO Niece.
    Not sure if it is good enough or not good enough. I've heard some kids at her school get iPhones already so I don't want her to be looked down upon.

    Thoughts?
    03-27-2015 08:47 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I was thinking about buying this for my 12 YO Niece.
    Not sure if it is good enough or not good enough. I've heard some kids at her school get iPhones already so I don't want her to be looked down upon.

    Thoughts?
    Here is my take: get it for her. It's pretty inexpensive, so if anything happens to it, it's nothing to sweat over. Now, if she doesn't like it, you can keep it and you have a spare device in case something happens to yours. Sure, it won't be the greatest back up for you, but something is better than nothing.

    As for being looked down on...Not sure what to say about that. That will probably happen whether she is 12, 21 or 41. (Not trying to be mean, more like pragmatic).
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    03-27-2015 10:22 PM
  3. IronCat21's Avatar
    Honestly, she's 12. She really only needs it for texting and calling. It'll be fine.
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    03-27-2015 10:50 PM
  4. OceanView's Avatar
    I understand what you mean. I didn't get a phone at 12 but then that was a different time when I was growing up.
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    03-27-2015 10:53 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I understand what you mean. I didn't get a phone at 12 but then that was a different time when I was growing up.
    I am inclined to agree...but different times...

    Maybe a different approach would be to have her look at a live one before you buy it. If she doesn't like it, at least you could save some money that way.

    If she really, really wants an iPhone, maybe adding her on your plan?
    03-27-2015 11:24 PM
  6. OceanView's Avatar
    I am inclined to agree...but different times...

    Maybe a different approach would be to have her look at a live one before you buy it. If she doesn't like it, at least you could save some money that way.

    If she really, really wants an iPhone, maybe adding her on your plan?
    I was planning on buying her a phone as a surprise so I may just do that. Still deciding on the Moto E vs the iPhone 5S.
    I can get an iPhone 5s for free if I upgrade one of my phone lines.
    03-27-2015 11:57 PM
  7. HiiPower's Avatar
    I was planning on buying her a phone as a surprise so I may just do that. Still deciding on the Moto E vs the iPhone 5S.
    I can get an iPhone 5s for free if I upgrade one of my phone lines.
    There's a significant difference between the iPhone 5s and Moto E as far as cost and quality of phone.. Not that the Moto E is bad, it is far from that but the 5s was built to be a top end flagship phone and the E is a budget competitor. I'm sure either phone will work just fine, but it's up to you which one to choose.

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    03-29-2015 02:36 PM
  8. Ranny99's Avatar
    We bought one at xmas for our 12 next month daughter. Its never out of her hand, does everything she needs.

    An 8gb storage would have just improved it that bit but with a 32gb card in, its very usable.

    As said before if its lost/stolen, its not such a problem, an iphone 5s would be another matter all together.
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    03-29-2015 03:28 PM
  9. OceanView's Avatar
    We bought one at xmas for our 12 next month daughter. Its never out of her hand, does everything she needs.

    An 8gb storage would have just improved it that bit but with a 32gb card in, its very usable.

    As said before if its lost/stolen, its not such a problem, an iphone 5s would be another matter all together.
    Yes, that's a good point. I'm afraid she may loose it or possible get it stolen.
    I'll probably just get the Moto E and see how she does. If she proves she can be responsible, I'll get her something better for X-Mas.
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    03-29-2015 05:31 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Yes, that's a good point. I'm afraid she may loose it or possible get it stolen.
    I'll probably just get the Moto E and see how she does. If she proves she can be responsible, I'll get her something better for X-Mas.
    I think that is a very good idea.

    From an AOSP M8
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    03-29-2015 05:35 PM
  11. nvelez's Avatar
    If it's worth anything to you. I just bought a Moto E (2015) for my 12 (in a week) daughter. Before buying it the local cell store clerk let me test a model for a week. White with a pink band like my daughter is getting. I allowed my 16 year old niece test it out for 2 days. She came back ready to trade in her iPhone 5c for it. She said the phone was cuter than the iPhone and did everything the iphone could do with the exception of iphone exclusive things like facetime obviously. She got her friends to download other chat services and is now asking me to take her to the store.

    The whole "ewww, your dad didn't get you an iPhone" kinda worried me too. I talked to my daughter about it a few months ago and she straight up told me she was an Android girl. My niece just allowed me to know that young girls don't really care as long as it's cute.
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    04-07-2015 03:10 PM
  12. Unobtanium's Avatar
    My soon to be 12 year old daughter just got an iPod 5 (64 GB) for her birthday to replace her iPod 4. She saved up and contributed 2/3 of the cost. When cell phone time comes, I think the Moto E will work fine on Verizon Prepaid (we are already on Verizon). She can use the E as a mobile hotspot for getting her Apple data down when she isn't on the home WiFi.

    Posted from my Dell 7840
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    04-10-2015 08:49 AM
  13. bcandiolo's Avatar
    I asked my son (14), he got my old Moto X, and I'm using this little bit awesome Moto E 2. I'm getting old, LOL
    belodion likes this.
    06-01-2015 05:58 PM
  14. nobreak1970's Avatar
    Damn I'm old!! My 19 year old bought what she wanted.
    07-18-2015 02:41 PM

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