According to an article written by the Oregonian, the reporter states: "Investigators have been focusing on Terri Moulton Horman's close circle of friends after learning that one of them obtained new cell phones for her so she could avoid investigators' scrutiny after becoming the focus of the inquiry into the disappearance of her 7-year-old stepson."
IMO, this is the reporters take on what she thinks the reason is regarding a new cellphone more so then what the investigators are thinking.
However, the general public will run with Terri trying to hide something because Terri is under investigation.
Could it be as simple as Kaine cut off the "family plan" cellphone service after finding out about the "sexy" text messages? If that is the case, Terri needed another cellphone in order to be able to communicate with the outside world?
How the heck is Terri suppose to be able to get a cellphone in her name when she has no job or income?
Maybe the Oregonian should check into whether Kaine cut off Terri's cellphone service or perhaps IF the Horman's had a landline, and Kaine cut off that service. Maybe the Oregonian should check into whether Kaine closed out all joint bank accounts leaving Terri without money. Do we know that part of the story? NOPE, we only know what reporters are thinking that LE is thinking is the reason for Terri's friends obtaining a cellphone for Terri.