Don't forget to set up Autopay so he gets $2 discount so plan would be $8 😁
Also if you're with PM make sure you use your referral code and he will get a $10 credit.
I may switch him to that... I just have no clue how much he will use this. We don't allow much screens, so i think he may forget he has a phone, he's not used to it.
You have already activated the phone I take it otherwise I have another suggestion for you. The $10 plan is the bare minimum. The $15 plan is a better option. It is likely he would be mostly texting his friends so having unlimited texts is the most ideal option. With Auto pay it reduces it to $13 and gives a bonus of 250mb of data good for using Google maps and other useful apps that don't use a lot of data but important to have the data saver, tracker enabled and you can advise him to keep the mobile data off when away from WiFi and only turn it on when he needs to use it. Since you will be managing the account you can monitor the outgoing call usage to determine if you want the add on and it when you think it's necessary at anytime during the cycle but it is good insurance. He may take a whole year to use up the extra minutes. You may also want to disable the voicemail by putting it on extended absence ( look for this in the search bar using keywords). Have your son leave a voice message asking people to text or try later as he is only taking incoming calls. This prevents him from wasting outgoing call minutes checking voicemails. He might even encourage his other friends to have their parents check out pm and he can give out the referral number for them to use and reduce the bill even more.
Thank you for the suggestions! At this point, we try to discourage our kids from using devices, but we encourage them to go call on their friends! I know it will come with time, but trying to delay that part of life until they insist it's 'necessary'. Basically the phone is we can communicate when he's home alone or has a practice after school. I definitely don't want him to have data, totally unnecessary for him at this point.
Ideally, we would have a home phone and he could use the office phone at the school, but this makes most sense (even financially!) at this time in society haha