If AT&T Reduced Plan Costs But Added Ads, Would You Do It?

Reuters recently released an exclusive article, quickly picked up by other news outlets, about a plan in the works from AT&T. The idea is that AT&T would serve you targeted ads on your phone. In exchange, they would reduce the cost of your phone plan. Would you do it? For me, it depends a lot on the details. It Hasn't Worked in the Past According to Reuters, several different companies have attempted something similar. Going back nearly phone decades, Sprint's Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile Read more [...]

Should Your Child Pay for Her Own Cell Phone?

With most cell phone carriers offering family pricing plans, it's all too easy for parents to pick up the tab for their kids' phones. It certainly makes sense if you can make it contingent upon their following your rules, but enforcing that can be challenging. Shouldn't a Child Pay for Her Own Cell Phone? Communicate that the phone is a privilege and not an entitlement, and you should have an easier time getting a child to follow your rules. If he or she persists in not picking up when you Read more [...]