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Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? One minute they’re saving up their pocket money for the latest toy, then you blink and they’re asking for a smartphone. As they become more and more independent, a phone can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family. If you and your youngster agree that they are ready for their first mobile phone, you’ve come to the right place. Let's take a look at kids sim cards, the best phone plans for kids and how to decide which is right for your child.
 

Things to consider when choosing kids phone plans.

Before you go phone-case shopping, here are a few factors to think about when it comes to picking a phone plan for your kids.

What are your child's needs?

From online learning, to online games, our phones have so many wonderful features for children. Understanding what your child actually needs from their mobile can help you choose a suitable phone plan. The best mobile plans for kids are ones that will suit your child’s lifestyle. Ask yourself, what will they be using it for and how often? Will they be a light or heavy data user?

For example, if they will only be using their phone to make emergency calls and texts, then your kids’ mobile phone plan may not need an extensive amount of data. This may be a suitable option for families with young children who travel to school on public transport. On the flip side, if your child (with your permission) will be using their phone to access social media, you may decide that a plan with unlimited data is the way to go.

Prepaid or postpaid?

Both prepaid and postpaid plans have their advantages. Postpaid plans provide you with peace of mind as your child will always be able to get in touch with you, even if they have reached their data limit.

With a prepaid plan, you can avoid bill shock as your child can only use the credit that you have paid for in advance. Once they have reached their credit limit, that’s it until your next pay period. This is a good way to teach your kids about budgeting (or get them off their phones!).

What kind of phone will they have?

If you already have a handset ready to give your child and are just looking for a kids mobile phone plan, check out our SIM Only and Prepaid plans. If you need to purchase a mobile phone for your child, you can do so online via woolworths.com or Big W.

What should I know about cyber safety for kids?

Many parents are wary of giving their kids mobile phones due to them accessing the internet without supervision. The internet can be a great tool for education and entertainment, however there are also risks involved. You can keep your kids safe online by first having an open conversation about their usage. Establishing rules around what they allowed to browse online and for how long can help them build good online safety awareness and habits. There are also a range of parental controls available to limit what your child sees and does on the internet. If you want to read more about online safety, check out the resources on the eSafety Commissioner website. They have a range of helpful fact sheets and activities for both parents and kids.

Whatever mobile plan you decide to go with, giving your child their first phone is an exciting milestone. It is a sign that they are growing up and gaining independence. However, we also know that it is a significant decision that requires family discussion.

As always, we're here to answer any questions you may have and help you with the activation process.

Why choose a kids mobile plan from Everyday Mobile from Woolworths

Awesome reasons to choose Everyday Mobile from Woolworths
Save money on groceries

Everyday Rewards members get 10% off a Woolworths shop in store every month, saving you up to $50 a month on groceries.1 That could help cover the cost of your phone bill.

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Great network coverage

We use parts of Telstra’s 5G, 4G and 3G* mobile networks, covering more than 98.8% of the Australian population. The Telstra Wholesale mobile coverage area footprint reaches more than 98.8% of the Australian population and covers more than 1.6 million square kilometres of the Australian landmass.

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Enjoy every byte

Save or share your excess data with friends and family on Everyday Mobile from Woolworths. Gift and receive up to 50% of your included data across our range of plans. Or save any unused data in your Data Bank for those times when you need it the most.^

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Switching is simple

You can keep your number or choose a new one. Find out more about transferring your number.

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FAQs about kids mobile plans.

Should kids have phones?

It depends on your family and lifestyle. Generally, if your child is under constant adult supervision, having their own phone may not be necessary. A phone is beneficial when your child becomes more independent as you can get in contact at a moment’s notice.

What age should kids get a phone?

There is no right or wrong age. However, a child’s maturity and social awareness are factors to think about when deciding to give them a mobile phone. Waiting until you believe they can responsibly use a phone and navigate the internet safely is a good rule of thumb.

How much screen time should kids have?

The Australian Institute of Family Studies advises that children aged 2-5 should have no more than 1 hour of screen time per day. For kids aged 5-17, the limit should be 2 hours per day.

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10% off SIM Only Plans

Get 10% off your SIM Only plan

Everyday Rewards members can get 10% off their monthly bill. Simply link your Everyday Rewards card to your Everyday Mobile from Woolworths account and start saving (offer available for a limited time only, terms and conditions apply).

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Refer a friend program and get rewarded

Share the love, get rewarded

With Everyday Mobile from Woolworths , it pays to spread the word. Get a friend or family member on board and you will both receive a $10 Everyday WISH gift card*. So start counting those friends, the more friends you have, the more data you can share.

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Gift card discounts

Save up to 5% on Gift Cards

As an Everyday Mobile from Woolworths customer, you can save up to 5% on Woolworths Gift Cards.

  • That's 3% off Everyday WISH Cards
  • 4% off Woolworths Supermarket eGift Cards
  • 5% off Big W, BWS and Dan Murphy's
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