This post about the cheap wireless plans from Walmart Family Mobile, #FamilyMobileSaves, and CBias. All thoughts and Opinions are my own.
In the beginning of the year, I found myself in need of a new car. But the timing was awful. I am still paying on Jimmy’s car, which is a pretty expensive as it is. But with the state of the van there was no real choice in the matter. In order to afford the new car payment, I knew I would need to find ways to cut household costs as much as possible.
I cut the grocery bill. I cut the cable bill. Next came the cell phone bill. I had been looking for ways to get the cell phone bill down, but all of the major carriers I had looked into were roughly the same price. Most of the pay as you go programs were going to cost me close to the same price since they were each an individual plan. I needed the cheapest wireless plan.
I need my smart phone and data plan. There are times that honestly I feel like my phone is attached to me. There is checking email, texting the kids, keeping track of all of their activities, networking on Facebook and Twitter, finding new recipes on Pinterest. Between work and family, I need the flexibility that my smart phone offers.
With AT&T, to have my current plan, which is unlimited data, they actually no longer even offer it, I was grandfathered in, unlimited text, and 700 minutes for the family, it costs me a fortune. There is the base price for the family minutes, plus the texts, plus the data.
Walmart Family Mobile offers a fantastic solution. Whether it is for the whole family, or just to stay on track with a busy life, the Family Share plan is perfect. With the first phone, for $40 a month, then each additional phone on the plan is $35. And it is unlimited plans. Everything is all together. It is like having a family plan on a contract, without the contract! Or the price!
I headed to Walmart to get started. There is a wide selection of cell phones to choose from, or if you already have a T-Mobile phone, you can bring your own. Simply buy the started pack, which includes the SIM card you need. It also gets to started with about 2 weeks of service. I paid for my starter pack and was ready to activate it.
Getting the phone ready for service was really easy. Pop off the back of phone, add in the SIM card, pop in the battery and add the back on. There are 2 ways to get the service ready. Either call the 1-800 number or the website offers online account management and information. The phone is ready is minutes.
I was concerned with the coverage. I live in a dead zone for most things. The websites say it will work at my house. Often times, for me to find out, nope, I have to go down the street. My phone on the Walmart Family Mobile plan has seen working in my house.
I will be trying out the Walmart Family Mobile Plan and reporting back in about a month to let you know what I think. Will I be able to ditch the contract plans for good? Let’s see. Follow our shopping trip and activation on Google Plus.