asking your parents to buy you a phoneIf you really want your parents to buy you a phone but you don’t know what reasons to use in asking, this is your article. Talking to parents is tough. Sometimes you find yourself lacking reasons to convince your parents to buy you a phone. Other times you have reasons but they are not well thought out and your parent outshines you.

The truth is your desire to get a phone is not bad neither is your parent bad. I don’t know how old you are and what your parents think is the right time to buy you a phone, but what I know is you want a phone and you want your parents to buy it. In this article, I will give you valid reasons to use when asking your parents to buy you a new phone. But before I go any further, I request you to read this article; How to Convince Your Parents To Buy You a Phone Today!

In this article, you will get good background information that will help you understand what I am about to tell you. Actually, what I am talking about in this article is the first point I mentioned in that article. Get the other four points then come and read this one.

Reasons to Convince Your Parents To Buy You a Phone

1. I need Freedom

Every human being deserves to enjoy freedom. From the youngest child to the oldest person. Freedom is sweet. The sad reality is in most cases, getting freedom often involves fighting. If you want a phone, in other terms you are asking your parents to give you freedom to talk to whoever you want to talk to.

As much as this freedom is good to you, most parents are afraid of the risk that you will face. The truth is, there is a risk in them letting you have freedom. Therefore, your work is to give your parents comfort enough to let them trust you with the freedom you are asking for. Instead of trying to manipulate them, just ask for what you want.

Say something like this, “Mom, I know that you love me and I appreciate for all the care that you show to me. I want to ask you for something but I want you to understand that I have good intentions in my heart. I want you to buy me a phone. I know it is a risk for me to own a phone but I want you to trust me. Will you buy me a phone mom?”

Take note that this is not a magic bullet to get your parents to buy you a phone. Your parent may still say no. However, this is the right thing for you to do. If your parent says no, agree with her. Just say, “Okay mum” then ask for a negotiation. Say “Mum, I would like to know at what time you plan to buy me a phone” The aim here is to get the picture of whether your parent has plans to get you a phone or waiting for her is a waste of time.

Once you figure this out, you can now know if you will just forget about it or be patient.

2. I Want To Learn Responsibility

It is the joy of parents to see their children become responsible. However, the irony is most parents don’t want to give their children a chance to be responsible. If you want your parent to buy you an iPhone, tell him you want to learn to be responsible.

Tell your dad something like this, “Dad, I want to talk to you about something. I know you want me to be a responsible person and take charge of my own life. I appreciate every effort you are making to see me grow to be a responsible person. I want you to buy me a phone so that you help me be responsible with my own time and friends. At least when I have a phone I will learn how balance between friends and studies in your presence so that when I leave for college, you can have peace in your mind. Will you buy me a phone dad?”

3. I want To Feel You Trust Me

If indeed you feel like your parents don’t trust you enough to buy you a phone, you can use this reason to negotiate. Tell them that it is important to you to feel trusted. The reason you give for not feeling trusted are the instances your parents said no to requests you made to them to let you take responsibility. Having a phone is one of them. However, only use this reason if you have already asked your parents to buy you a phone before and they refused.


In the end, if you don’t convince your parents to buy you a phone, just know that there is more to life than getting a phone from your parents. Go out and ride a bicycle, skate and do other things that will make you happy. Don’t hate your parents just because they refused to buy you a phone. Figure out other ways to raise money to buy yourself a phone.