POSTED: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 3:32pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 8:09am
HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Who's paying the bill to keep us connected? Parents often shell out for their high school and college age kid's cell phone plans, but apparently it doesn't end there.
"They make it more cost efficient for families to bundle everything together under a single plan," said Steven Osinski, Professor.
Today, those cellular family plans continue long after the kids are out of the house.
Three of Tami Wilcox's four children are married, and each one is still on the family phone plan.
"One of my daughters tried going on her own when she first left home. she was very independent. And found that it was costing her 80 to 90 dollars a month, she didn't like that, so she came back after a year," said Tami Wilcox, mother.
It's all about economics. Family plans encourage group contracts, whether the child is living in the house or starting their own family.