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My 9 year old daughter, almost 10, has wanted a phone for awhile. And by awhile, I mean, forever. Like her life is ruined if she doesn’t get one soon. Of course, her life is also ruined if we run out of her favorite chips.

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that she heard Pantech had a first phone for tweens because suddenly I heard from the company. The conversation went something like this.

Pantech PR woman: Pantech has this great new phone for tweens. Would you like to review it and also give one away to your readers?

Me: Did Dylan call you?

Pantech PR woman: Who’s Dylan?

Me: Oh you know who she is. Your partner in crime. The clever 9 year old who is trying to get a phone. The one who called you to set this whole thing up.

Pantech PR woman: I’m not sure what you’re talking about but I’d be happy to give you more information about the Pantech Vybe phone.

Me: Man, she trained you well.

So Pantech sent me a phone for Dylan and her younger sister Summer to try out. This is how they felt when the phone arrived…

And the Pantech Vybe truly is a great first phone. It has a large touchscreen display, a slide-out keyboard (which is perfect for little fingers), an easy camera button, messaging, videos, Bluetooth, access to social media (if you want that for your kid) and more.

That’s the part my kids liked.

This is the part I liked….

It’s VERY affordable. It’s available at AT & T for only $29.99 with a 2 year contract.

Plus, all you have to do is disable the data usage and you can prevent you kids from using Facebook, Twitter, email and the Internet. That leaves old school phone calls and texting which is exactly how I like it.

Plus you know this company is smart because they bought the web address MyFirstPhone.com. Which was a much smarter purchase than MothersForJustinBieber.com. (Yes, I bought that address and no it didn’t really pan out.) I never invest in the right things.

Anyway, because the folks at Pantech are super cool, they are giving away one of these phones. Yes, that’s right. To one of you.

Just leave a comment on this site mentioning Pantech. Like… “If I had a son, I would totally name him Pantech” or “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, GIVE ME THIS PANTECH PHONE.” Something like that.

(Also, if you want to be entered twice, make sure you have liked Pantech and the Mama Bird Diaries on Facebook).

Good luck ladies. xo

This is a sponsored post for Pantech. All ideas are my own.ย 

43 Responses to my daughter wants a phone. like really, really bad.

  • Catherine shields says:

    Pantech is genius…maybe one day I will get my 9 year old son the phone he is dreaming of but not yet. I’ll make him suffer for a few more years at least!

  • alex says:

    The owners of Pantech are marketing geniuses. “My First Phone”…..brilliant! And, it actually looks and works like a sophisticated grown up phone, which is why they are going to be millionaires. Because I’ve seen phones for kids before, but they look like phones for kids. Stupid looking. This looks like a phone for grown-ups, which is why kids will want one. Noa would do the dishes for 100 years if I got her one of these. Wait, can I get her to do the dishes anyway?

  • Megan says:

    It all starts so young now! my 9 year old would love a Pantech phone! I’m just not sure why she needs to talk to her friends when she’s with them all day at school!

  • Julie Roseman says:

    The phone looks great and I like how you can disable all the social media. It would be great for my kids in case of emergencies. Clearly Summer needs a phone so she can “L-I-V-E!!!!” instead of food or water or shelter or anything like that.

  • Lara says:

    My son (8 years old) has been DYING for a phone, which we told him he’s not getting until he’s 12. But, if we could get a Pantech, I would happily change the age!!

  • Sandy Stocklin Hook says:

    Oh this would be PERFECT for my 12 year old granddaughter. Her parents can’t afford to get her a phone and all her friends seem to have one and she is feeling out of the loop and there is some bullying going on and making fun of her since she doesn’t have a phone. Oh Pantech the myfirstphone would be perfect for her and will help her out socially as she is very shy. Genious idea

  • Kristina Dorfman says:

    My 10-year old is dying for a phone too. Pantech would be great to try out as a first phone… although I’d still likely hold off to activate. Who is he going to call? He can’t even speak to people when we pass him the landline or our cellphones.

  • Michelle says:

    My 11 going on 12 year old would be so thrilled to have this phone for the same reasons Dylan and Summer are. Also, it would be great because, much to my dismay, she and her little sister will be home by themselves after school for a few hours…I think the term latchkey is dated in 2014 but there you go. At least she’s taken the Red Cross babysitting class! This class does not prevent sibling squabbles, however.

  • Sam says:

    My son is nagging the LIFE out of me for a phone! This would be perfect, he simply needs texting and calls to reach my husband and I , he doe snot have any social media accounts!

  • Shelley Wendel says:

    Please give me the phone.
    My kids are grown but if I win I would have you give it to Sandy Stocklin Hook for her granddaughter. That sounds like the best use of the free phone! It is very hard to feel like you don’t fit in. Sad but true today that 99% of the people over 10 have a phone in America (at least it feels that way.) If it made someone else happy that would make me happy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good job Pantech!

  • Princess Judy says:

    I remember My First Phone-a landline of course that’s all there were in those dark days. I was 16 and my mom gave it to me along with a frilly gold bracelet which clashed with my mohawk. I questioned the phone since I didn’t like talking on the phone and she said, “Because every teenage girl wants one!” Well, not this one. I still don’t like talking on the phone and years of switchboard operator duty have driven that home. I still don’t own a cell phone either. I don’t want to be entered into the drawing for a phone. I enjoyed this post and the comments. It’s a good thing hubby and I didn’t have kids. They’d expect us to have things like TVs, video games, and horror of horrors, cell phones.

  • Rachael says:

    If I win it will lead to another purchase for Pantech because I have twins!
    Also, you need to add another chick to your “birdies” because when Cash gets old enough to notice he will feel left out. 4 “birdies” 5 kids, well you know.

  • Amy K says:

    That PANTECH phone sounds perfect for my grandson with school starting. It would make keeping in touch with him over the miles so much easier!

  • Laura says:

    Pretty pretty please, with sugar on top! We NEED the pantech….. Because, well, doesn’t every 9 year old need a cell phone????

  • Shannon says:

    My oldest, who just turned 16, just got her first phone for her birthday. (The oldest child always has it the hardest my mother used to say). I’d like to save her 13 year old brother from the same embarrassment.

  • emily says:

    Pantech is the bomb. Is that still a cool way to talk with the tweens? Not sure- but my 9 year old son would love this.

  • Gina says:

    My daughter wants a phone. like really, really bad too! And with a name like Pantech, it’s next to godlike, right? I’m on board!

  • Andrea says:

    I’m thinking this PANTECH phone would be perfect for a certain 11 year old girl who lives in my house. Her name is Natalie. Her life is often ruined by us running out of chips.

  • Karen says:

    I have a 9 going on 10 year old boy who is begging for a phone too. Conversations will all involve MineCraft discussions with his friends.

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