The idea of your child owning a phone can be a little daunting at first, but here at Vodafone, we recognise that it’s an important milestone in their lives and an exciting step towards independence – so it should be cause for celebration! That’s why we’ve put together these helpful tips to make things easier when selecting their first phone plan.

Check out our top 4 things to look out for below:

1. Set data limits on your child’s plan to avoid bill shock

When managing the family budget, it’s important to know exactly how much you will be billed for your child’s plan per month. Our new Cap Plans1  will help ensure that you can sleep at night, knowing that data limits cannot be exceeded, and you can avoid data-overage charges. Plus, they will also help teach your child responsibility by keeping within their data limits. Cap Plans include a fixed amount of data to use in Oz & unlimited standard national calls & TXT. All other services & excess data are barred.

2. Choose a device that’s easy-to-use

With the world of smartphones constantly evolving, it’s important to have the ability to choose from a wide variety of phones that are suitable for all scenarios. Whether you want a phone with all the new bells and whistles or are looking for something simple for their first step into the digital world, we’ve got you covered, with devices that cater to a variety of different price ranges.

3. Think about how to protect your child online

One of the biggest questions surrounding first phones for children is safety and usage. That’s why we’ve partnered with Norton to help keep your family safe online. Norton Family Premier™ includes features such as web and location supervision for peace of mind, and Instant Lock to help you manage screen time and teach responsible phone usage. If you are a Vodafone postpaid voice customer, you can add Norton™ Family Premier as a month-to-month Add-on for only $4.49/month. Plus, we’re offering the first 2 months of your subscription free for Norton Family Premier at Vodafone. Hurry offer ends 11.02.19. Limit 1 discount per user per Norton™ product. T&Cs apply2

If you have any questions or want to find out more, head into one of our stores and we can help you select the best plan for your family and ensure that your child’s first phone is the perfect first step into the digital world.

Terms and conditions

1. For personal use by approved customers only.  On this plan, you can only use a set amount of data in Oz, make standard national calls and send standard national & international TXT. All other services (including international calls, Premium Services, 1223 &1225 directory services, 123 Ask-us-Anything, International Roaming, content purchases and call) will be barred. Once data inclusion is used, access to data will be cut off entirely until your next billing cycle (you may continue making standard calls and text within Australia). Data included in these plans is not shareable with any other plan on your account and vice versa. Min monthly spend applies. Inclusions expire after 1 month. Services subject to capabilities, network limitations & customer location.Vodafone Cap Red Month to Month plans: Min 1 month connection. To sign up, you must simultaneously purchase a phone from us under a Mobile Payment Plan (“MPP”) of 12, 24 or 36 months duration. Total minimum cost is one month of your plan fees plus 100% of the MPP instalments of your chosen device. There are no Early Exit Fees on Cap Red Plans but if you cancel, your MPP will also auto cancel and 100% of your remaining installments will be applied to your next bill. Recurring monthly plan fee charged until the end of the month in which you cancel. 12 month Vodafone Cap SIM Only plans: Early Exit Fee of 50% of Min Monthly spend x months left on contract applies. You must supply your own handset in order to sign up to one of these plans (you cannot have an MPP with this plan).

2. Available for approved customers with a postpaid voice or mobile broadband plan. Norton™ Family Premier, Norton™ Mobile Security and Norton™ Security (“Norton™ Product”) subscription fee is waived for first 2 months (‘Discount’), after which standard monthly subscription charge of $4.49, $2.99, or $9.99 respectively applies (‘Fee’). Discount applied as waiver for months 1 and 2 only. Limit 1 Discount per user per Norton™ Product. Minimum 1 month contract. Discount forfeited if cancelled. Data charges apply and will be deducted from your plans allowance. Not for commercial or resale purposes, transferable or redeemable for cash. Subject to change. If account combined total monthly spend on Pay with Vodafone exceeds $50, you can’t purchase more via Pay with Vodafone until combined total monthly spend is $50 or less. See for full pricing. You will be charged from the date of purchase on Pay with Vodafone, rather than activation. Therefore you should activate your Norton™ Product straight after purchase. The Norton™ Product will appear on your monthly Vodafone bill and will be added and continue until the end of the billing month in which you notify Vodafone that you wish to cancel your Norton™ Product, cancel your Vodafone postpaid plan, your terms and conditions with Norton™ are terminated, or Vodafone’s agreement with Norton is terminated. Purchases using Pay with Vodafone is permitted by the account holder only. You can reduce mobile data by completing a Norton™ Product purchase, activation and/or use on any Wi-Fi connection. To start using the Norton™ Product you must activate and agree to be bound by the Norton™ Terms and Conditions and Norton™ Privacy Policy found here: Further you agree to only use the Norton™ Product for legitimate and lawful purposes.

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