This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.
I have two teens that commute by themselves to school here in New York City, so as we prepare for going back to school, I’m so happy we can stay connected via Verizon Wireless. I’ve been a Verizon Wireless customer since 1999 (which I’ve talked about many times) and it’s important to me to have that reliable service with my two teens, especially since they both commute without me to school (middle school and high school). Going back to school with Verizon Wireless is just smarter! At the end of this post, I’ve got a special offer for Back to School from Verizon Wireless that you don’t want to miss- Verizon Wireless has a buy one phone, get one free offer running just in time for back to school!
My son is almost 16 and has a lot of freedom – he bikes or walks to school and having good phone service from Verizon Wireless is essential for him. He also uses his phone for managing his Type 1 Diabetes. He uses a continuous glucose monitor called Dexcom, which then talks to his phone and displays his current blood sugar. We also set up and use the glucose monitor system using his iPhone.
His phone talks to my phone and lets me see his blood sugar levels. I can either quickly grab his phone to check his blood sugar when I’m with him (using the Dexcom app) or see it on my phone, thanks to my service with Verizon Wireless (when I am away from him). It’s a good peace of mind to be able to let him have the freedom to be away from me but still know what his blood sugar is. Verizon Wireless has never let us down with service outages. We also like the customer service. I’m always able to talk to a live person and their tech support is awesome.
My son has his phone and his Insulin Pump PDM with him constantly and I feel so secure knowing we have good service to be able to see his blood sugar numbers and be in contact with him to discuss treatment.
Plus when my son had a bike accident in June, he was able to reach me using his phone and I came to get him immediately. I used the Smart Family App to find him in our local park, which definitely saved us some time (he was upset and didn’t know exactly where he was. He was fine, but I took him to the Children’s ER to get him checked out.
As he healed from his bike accident and I drove him to school and back for the rest of June, I was so happy that he had his phone with him and could reach me if he needed me again.
Our Commuting Younger Teen
Our daughter got a phone two years ago when she started commuting 40 minutes from our home to get to her middle school at age 11. Since things are very different with the subway system now, she takes the bus each way, which is 55 minutes. As she is on a bus now, I can always check in with her. I can also see her location, which also makes me feel better.
We use the Smart Family app through the Just Kids Plan with both kids which helps me manage their internet usage. It gives me a savings each month and I like all the features for my children.
The Just Kids plan is a smartphone plan lets parents manage screen time, content and other great features.
- Unlimited 4G LTE / 5G Nationwide data at a maximum speed of 5 Mbps
- Verizon Smart Family Premium for parental control and location tracking ($9.99/month value)
- Unlimited talk and text with up to 20 parent-approved contacts
- DVD-quality streaming (480p)
We’ve also found some great apps to help her with her homework and explain the steps for her higher level math problems.
Since my son’s iPhone 8 is 2 years old now, I was considering getting him the iPhone 11 and upgrading my daughter’s phone from an iPhone 7 to the 11 also. With Verizon’s Back to School offer, that would be a no brainer!
Special Offer From Verizon Wireless
Buy One Phone, Get One on Verizon Just in Time for Back to School!
From now until 8/10. Make sure to go to the site below for details & restrictions.
Get it here: https://m.svnlnk.com/m/p/32024886/12452020/c?afsrc=1