My kids are 12 and 14, and with all our activities we need to consider getting smartphones and plans for them. Of course, they've been begging us for years, and I'm getting the point where I'm ready to relent. I'm wide open to various options ranging from individual prepaid to family plans. I'm on Sprint SERO with my Nexus 6. My contract goes through 6/12/18. Highlights: 500 anytime minutes Unlimited Any Mobile, Anytime Unlimited SMS Unlimited Data $50/month plus tax ($57.03) My wife is on Sprint 1GB High Speed Data Share with her iPhone 6S. She's out of contract. Highlights: High speed data drops after 1GB. She rarely exceeds this and never complains. Unlimited Anytime Minutes Unlimited Messaging $40/month plus tax minus employee discount ($40.35) My son has 850 minutes remaining on his TracFone flip phone. The minutes expire 10/17/2017. Highlights: The phone is pocketable If the phone is damaged or lost, nobody's going to cry At the rate he's using minutes, my cost is around $7/month Lowlights: Texting is nearly impossible No music to listen to while he walks the dog His peers all have smartphones, most of them for years My daughter has no phone. Most of her peers has smartphones. My mother-in-law lives with us, now. I've got her on Consumer Cellular using a Doro PhoneEasy 626. Monthly costs vary a bit, but average about $20. My wife thinks she should have an iPhone so she could text and FaceTime, but I think the flip phone is perfect for her. She's not pushing for a change. Here are some options I've considered: Boost and Virgin sometimes have a $150 sale on the 32GB iPhone SE. I'd get this for my kids. Switch my Nexus 6 to Google's Project Fi, then get a smartphone my son could use on my SERO account. Add my kids to my wife's Sprint plan, but I'm not sure what phone to get them. Maybe Ting has something Thanks for your suggestions!