Kids and Cellphones: The Right Way To Do It & The Best Wireless Plan #shop #cbias

Posted on Sep 9 2013 - 4:37pm by Heather Brummett

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Kids with cell phones, it’s a tricky thing. I will admit that I have been against kids having phone for years. Over the last few years, as cell phones have become more common, my husband an I have been certain that our children would not get a phone.  Then, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, our daughter started growing up and things changed. She is now in after school activities, staying with friends, going places with other families and away from us more than we expected her to be. I have started thinking about if she were to be in a dangerous situation or simply needs to reach me. What would she do?  I do not want my little girl to have to ask a stranger for help. I decided now is the time. I need to find the best wireless plan for her.


I have AT&T right now. For me and my husband to share 700 minutes, have unlimited text and a high data limit we spend over $200 a month! I shuddered to think what it would be to add another line. So I did a lot of research and discovered the Walmart Family Mobile Plan.

Have you heard of it? All this time I thought Walmart only had prepaid or limited plans. I was so wrong! They have unlimited plans and the cheapest wireless plan of any provider! Not only are they the cheapest, they also have no contracts or credit check!

I went shopping to find out more. I was still in shock to see the unlimited everything monthly plans under $40! This was an easy decision for us to make! Let me tell you why…

The price: The first line is $29 for unlimited talk and text + $10 if you want the web. That is the monthly price! There are no activation fees. You simply purchase the $25 activation card. For each additional line we add it is only $24.99 plus $10 for the web. The whole family can be covered at an affordable price!

The plans: You choose if you want talk and text only or talk,text and web! Either way it is all unlimited!

The control: You have access to the online account management and information which allows you to control web settings, hours of use, limits and much more! This is so important for a mom! I can control what her phone can and can not do!

So we did it! We got our little girl a phone! But she has rules and we have all the control! Thanks to the Family Mobile Plan and the affordable phones, we can stay in touch at an affordable price!

What did I buy and how did I get started? Check out this video:

I will update you in about a month after we receive the first bill. The most common questions I have received are:

  • “Is it REALLY unlimited minutes, text and data?”
  • “Is it REALLY that price?”
  • “Can your child really stay under your controls?”
  • “How does it compare to other networks?”

So I will let you know an prove it! Stay tuned for more on the #FamilyMobileSaves plan.

 

 

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4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Camille September 10, 2013 at 8:42 am - Reply

    My husband is on Walmart Family Mobile and we LOVE it! I still can’t believe we only pay $40/mo for his phone. I’m still in a contract, but once that is up, I’ll be switching over, too.

  2. Public Speaking for Kids September 10, 2013 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Interesting, very interesting- thanks for the info.

    We encouraged our kids to write a speech arguing for why they should be allowed to use mobile phones, then present it to us. They had to include examples of packages and acknowledge benefits vs health risks. We now do this with them on many areas where we have to make decisions for them. It gives them a chance to get involved in a fun way and gives us a view of their perspective. It’s very time consuming but hey, that’s parenting.

  3. Mallery September 12, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I love that you can stay connected with your kids especially if god forbid there was a real emergency. I hope that you have great success with this and that they really step up to the plate with their knew responsibility!

  4. Laura Reid September 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Looking into switching my family over to this plan as well. Unfortunately we have 5 lines with our current provider with contract end dates ranging from now till next Sept. So we are considering paying the cancellation fees for each line. So far it looks like it would still save us $$ to do that.

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