Pantech Vybe Giveaway


For months, Lily has been pestering us for a phone.

By pestering, of course, I mean DRIVING COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY INSANE.

But I had to admit, her arguments weren’t entirely unreasonable. It would be nice to be able to check in with her when she’s at sleepovers, and now that I can leave her home alone while I run to the bank or to the drugstore, I do need to be able to reach her quickly and easily.

But no tween needs a top of the line smart phone, much as he or she might want one.

What does my tween need? To be able to make phone calls and send messages to her parents.

What does my tween want? To be able to make phone calls and send messages to her friends, listen to music, and to be able to take pictures and post them to social media. That’s pretty much it.

What do I need? Not to go broke. And not to hear her incessant pestering anymore.

Enter The Pantech Vybe, a great phone designed specifically for teens and tweens and the parents who adore put up with them. Unlike other smart phones, The Pantech Vybe won’t break the bank at $29.99 (with a two-year contract through AT&T.)

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We’ve played around with the phone for a few weeks and were both impressed. Compared to my beloved iPhone, the battery life is endless. The camera, though not award winning, is perfect for her needs, and it’s easy enough to navigate that we both could handle it. If you’re in the market for a beginner phone, it’s the perfect solution. Even better? I’m giving one away.

For your chance to win a Pantech Vybe, complete with a $100 SIM card, just leave a comment with why your kid “MUST HAVE THIS PHONE.”

Entries will be accepted through August 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST and the winner will be randomly drawn using Find out more about the Pantech Vybe at

Good luck!

{Congrats to Jen, comment number 8! I will e-mail you details about how to get your phone!}


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  1. Lori Wilburn says

    My 16 year old son with Asperger’s Syndrome could really use this phone! I leave him alone sometimes trusting that his judgement will be good. I still would like to check in on him to make sure everything is going well.

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  2. Jamie says

    My kid MUST HAVE THIS PHONE(LOL) because he is headed to middle school and a little more freedom and I am a horrible mom and lost the prepaid one he used when he visits his dad. :/ we took it shopping and realized it fell out somewhere. Totally sucky :/

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  3. Kathy says

    My son “NEEDS” this phone because he is getting older (“Mom I am not a litte kid anymore”). He is turning 9 next month!! But honestly he is going out with his friends more often and has a bunch of afterschool activities and it would be great to keep in touch with him. Plus my iPhone would no longer be sticky and I could delete all the Lego games!

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  4. Billie says

    My daughter just turned 10, and is dying for a phone. DYING I tell you! She goes to her father’s every other weekend, and says she needs to be able to talk to me whenever she needs to. Anything, at all, may require my immediate attention, and I need to be there, at her beckon call! We were discussing getting one for her for Christmas, but free is always better when it comes to a middle class family of four! Help my poor baby girl track me down at every minute of every day with this sweet new device!

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  5. Sarah says

    My son must have this phone because he’s 13 and in 8th grade. The schools are now sending homework via text messages. Not to mention the whole I can locate him when he goes out with his friends especially when I go into labor or he can call me in case of an emergency.

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  6. WDJ says

    My 12yr old needs this phone because she’s always out and about in our small town with her friends. The time they got caught 4 miles away in the lightening storm, scared 3 sets of parents.
    Remember payphones? Me too. She doesn’t know what one is. They don’t exist here anymore.
    I would GLADLY add this phone to our existing AT&T plan & tell her that she can have that $500 iPhone that she wants, when she gets the job to buy it.

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  7. sue says

    My child needs this phone because he says he is the only person in high school without a phone. He can’t take my talks about how we didn’t have phones when we were in high school anymore and has promised to do the dishes for a year if he can get one!

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