A Malaysian girl is making rounds on the internet after her older sister shared how their family allowed her to get an iPhone this year – under various conditions.
Farha, the older sibling, shared photos of her 10-year-old sister, Yasmine, where she read carefully the contents of the iPhone contract before signing it.
“The contract was drafted twice and was advised by three people to ensure that the terms were reasonable. I would also like to add that she usually has to save to get anything she wants such as books and stationery,” Farha divulged. “She saved up for two years to buy herself a Nintendo switch and got the money from mopping, vacuuming and helping with daily laundry.”
The contract meticulously drafted by their father, Saiful Bahar Mahfudz, came with 12 terms and conditions as follows:
- Perform morning prayers
- Charge the phone only until it is full and unplug it immediately after
- Never let the phone battery die, as this may reduce the battery’s performance
- Never use mum and dad’s phone
- Never bring it to the toilet
- Never bring it to school
- Never use it at the dining table
- Ask for permission before downloading any applications
- I am responsible for any data usage. I will not ask for any additions if I’ve used up my internet quota
- unless it is gifted to me
- Read the Quran every day or minimum six times a week
- Never call friends when I’m out with family
- Never skip tuition (school)
Although the contract may look informal, Farha said that it would be strictly imposed by the family. Of course, she knew it very well after their father took her laptop away for 3 months after she herself broke one of the terms & conditions written on her contract.