I thought about this for several minutes and finally concluded your best option might be to leave the phone alone and just tell the truth. There's one possible exception.
The problem is there are risks involved no matter what you do. Even if you pay for the phone yourself (on your own plan), there are still things they can do if you mess with that phone and they figure it out. If you're on their plan and your reimburse them, all they have to do is drop your number from the plan .
My possible idea is if you could lie and tell your parents someone offered you a ride because they're going home, too, and your city is on their way. They want the company. That's the closest I got, but a lot can go wrong.
PS - Also, this assumes their main objection is gas money. If they're worried you're hurting your college life by hanging out too much with your bf, that's very different.
· 3 months ago