We already mentioned text messaging is an essential part for teenagers these days. So, what are some good cell phone plans for college students? Many parents might think that they need a lot of minutes so that you can call home everyday. Sorry to disappoint, they will find every excuse to not make calls that often – study, projects, exams, parties (not sure they will tell you that). You don’t need that many anytime minutes for your college kids. Besides, nights and weekends are always free on most of the plans. And don’t forget, calling within the same network is free too. So, what you need to know is that how much calling they will do outside the network.
The types of cell phone plans for college students should include some sort to text messaging. Either have some message allowance or make it unlimited if that’s the primary method of communicating with his/her friends. 200 is the minimum if you don’t want to be overwhelmed with enormous bills at the end of the month. Any texts beyond the 200 marks will be around 20 cents. Keep in mind that even if you don’t send any text, anything you receive still count toward the 200 limit. So, starting with something like 500 text messages a month would be ideal. You can always adjust at the end of each month. Of course you will need other features to accommodate their college life style too. Stay tuned for more tips.