Our seven year old isn’t ready for a phone. Actually, let me rephrase that. Our seven year old is ready for a phone, but we aren’t ready to get him one. He’s too young and it’s too big of a responsibility.
That said, I often wish he had something to use in case of an emergency and have seriously gotten close to buying him one. Thank goodness reason and dollar signs take over.
I will never forgot years ago when my now 16 year old , Noah, was eight. I dropped him off at soccer practice and my husband was picking him up after. It was at the time of year when practice ran until it was too dark to keep playing because the sun was setting so early. Just after sunset I called my husband on his cell, “Hi babe, what do you and Noah want for dinner?”
“I’ll have the two fish taco combo and I’m not sure about Noah, he isn’t with me,” he responded.
“Where is he?” I asked.
“I don’t know, I thought he was with you,” he said confused.
“DID YOU PICK HIM UP FROM SOCCER?” I yelled panicked as it was now very dark.
“OH %$##$%^&*,” he responded, “I completely forgot. I’m going right now.”
For the next five minutes, as my husband raced to the soccer fields, I tried to control my panic, reminded myself that surely a coach or a parent was with him. Turns out, in all of the chaos, he was left alone, on the field, in the dark. No parent, no coach and his own parents forgetting him. There he stood as we arrived scared and alone, no phone and no way to get help.
5Star Urgent Response would have helped him that day. We are using this great product now with Colt. Which Noah gives a BIG TWO THUMBS UP
The price of the unit is $49.99, there’s a one-time activation charge of $35.00 and the service runs $14.99 a month. The best news of all? I am giving one away along with a free three month trial period. Want to win this great safety tool for you and your kids?
Go to the Great Call – 5Star Urgent Response website and find the answer to any one of the questions below, then come back and tell me which question you are answering and the correct answer. I will draw a winner next Tuesday at 12:00 pm PST.
1.) What percentage of the 5Star Urgent Response agents are based in the United States and trained in CPR and other emergency procedures?
2.) Who all can the response agents connect you to in case of emergency?
3.) Why is the 5Star Urgent Response more reliable than a cell phone in case of emergency?
4.) What hours are the 5Star Urgent Response response agents available?
5.) How much does the 5Star Urgent Response cost per month, and does it have a contract or cancellation fee?
Disclaimer: Great Call provided me with a device and three months free service. But the true story and the real love of the product are all mine.