Answering the Call For a Phone


Disclosure: this is a sponsored campaign. All thoughts and opinions are purely my own. "Mami, when can I have a phone? When I'm 30 maybe?" 

Yes, these questions have been asked time again in my home. Mostly when the Frog Princess wants to play a game on my phone or "give hearts" to my friends' pictures. We've recently changed that last question to "when I'm 16 like Negrita with Tumbao?" Negrita with Tumbao is our little heart and setting a bad example by not waiting til 30 to get a cell phone. But, I digress.

I know I'll need to get the kid a phone at some point. If I'm honest, we haven't yet decided the right time/circumstance for that to happen. It's a common conversation I've heard in my circles. The buzz around this conversation changes decibels around the holidays.

I know my BFF had this come up recently and now, I get to give her a ring and get to the "girl, yes! Let me tell you what you can get Little Miss Sunshine!" conversation. Did I mention I'm the cool Titi? I totally am. The kids love this auntie because I am here to check them when they're acting up and check out some cool gadgets on their behalf.

For Little Miss Sunshine (and the sunshine in your life, even if it's the one staring back at the mirror), I'm going to suggest we look at the ZTE Tempo X. I'm sure you know I'm an Android girl but if you didn't, now you know!

Don't let the smooth taste fool you, this phone packs a punch. Here are some of the features and specs that make this the go-to phone that MUST be gift wrapped and given to all those that have wished for it this holiday season!

  • 5" Touchscreen Display
  • 5MP Rear Facing Camera
  • 2MP Front Facing Camera
  • Talk time of 14.7 hours
  • Runs Android Nougat OS

If you check it out on Boost Mobile, you can sign up for the unlimited plan. For $50 a month (that includes taxes and fees, people!) you get unlimited data, talk & text, streaming, gaming and all that jazz.

I know this phone will be perfect for Little Miss Sunshine. I await the text messages sent from her new phone, the pictures of her mom doing things that teen girls think moms shouldn't do (like breathe too close near them), and the many, many messages of gratitude at finally helping her accomplish her goal of a cool new phone that will keep her connected to her family and friends at a price that her mom won't balk at. Win, win, I say!

And now for the age-old question: how old was your kid when you handed over a phone?