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My little girl is growing up. She’s the youngest in the family and it’s time for her first every mobile phone and data plan. She’s so excited and we are so excited to share how well Walmart Family Mobile Plus fit in with our lifestyle and solves some pressing smartphone problems.
Last weekend we were traveling. It was a wonderful beautiful hotel, BUT, you had to pay $11.95 a day for wi-fi access. This covered 3 devices. Now we are a family of five – so we had to double it or use our data plan. Between our other travels during the month as well as house hunting we had already maxed out our data plan for the month. After all we were using it for the GPS, to find locations for fun and food as well as keeping up with friends and family and sharing our adventures. After just a weekend there I spent over almost $50 on wi-fi. I admit it was partially my fault, I didn’t read the fine print and thought my rewards got us free wi-fi but when we got the bill I knew a mistake had been made. It was time to rethink how our family does data! Enter the Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan.
Walmart Family Mobile Plus
Did you know that Walmart has a Family Mobile phone plan? Just head to your nearest Walmart and look for the plan in the technology aisle (ours was near the televisions). There are several different plans available including talk and text, or talk, text and 5GB, but we went for the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS which offers Unlimited Talk, Text, Data; 10GB 4G LTE plus a free movie (*rental, new release = $7 value) on VUDU every month, per line for $49.88. In order to qualify for the “freebie” we were required to purchase at least one month of the plan. My current plan only gives me 2 GB! Just think of all we could accomplish with 10 GB of data.
But what sort of phones are available you may be wondering? I admit for our family we selected the Cool Pad Rogue. This is my youngest first phone and I would like to work my way into more expensive phone options. But there are several different phones available including the:
- *Cool Pad Rogue- $19.88 (Rollback from $39.83)
- *HTC Desire 626s- $129.00
- *Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime -$129 (Rollback from $149.00)
- *LG G Stylo – $179.00 (Rollback from $199.00)
- *Samsung Galaxy Core Prime – $79.92 (Rollback from $99.92)
- *Alcatel Fierce XL- $99.00 (Rollback from $119.00)
The Cool Pad Rogue had everything our first time smart phone user needed including Bluetooth (she streams music to the Bluetooth in the shower), an Android OS (we all have the same one on our phones) headphone jack (a must if I don’t want to hear Minecraft all day) front and rear facing camera (she immediately took pictures of everyone to associate with their phone number and at least one selfie. And, it’s wi-fi and 4G LTE compatible.
Since we are all about saving for tomorrow and living for today, I admit one of the most attractive attributes of these plans and phone were there we could get our daughter set up on her phone and ready to use it as she attends camps and VBS over the summer for just $19.88, the cost of the starter kit.
Since the Family Mobile Plan bills you later it makes it so much easier to get started with your phone and data service. It’s not like other plans where I had to pay out anywhere from $50 to hundreds of dollars just to provide myself with the piece of mind that my daughter can contact me and her the joy of being a “big girl” with her own cell phone – and knowing she can reach me anytime with talk and text.
Our Blockbuster Movies with VUDU
I admit I didn’t know much about VUDU. I have seen it offered on our Blu-Ray player but hadn’t really paid much attention to it. But WOW! I had no idea how extensive their movie and television offering were! There are so many different categories of movies available, including top movies, new releases, movies available on VUDU before I can get them on DVD/Blu-Ray and of course I love having the bundles and deals of the day and month. The bundles are especially helpful to our family because we do tend to get on a watching binge, watching several episodes or series in a row. The bundle packages make it easy.
The girls were thrilled to be able to pick their Top 10 Choices for Movie Night. After all if we are going to get a free movie or movie credit up to $7.00 we are sure to use it! Sure, I probably could have only done five, but with two girls only 15 months apart everything seems to double in my household including the movie selections. They can not only watch their specific choices on their smartphone or the iPad since VUDU is available on both Android and Apple.
The whole family can also enjoy others like:
- Kung Fu Panda 3
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Alice in Wonderland
- Alice Through the Looking Glass
- Finding Nemo
- Norm of the North
- The Angry Birds Movie
and many others during family movie night on the big screen in the family room. With the average cost of a movie rental on VUDU being much less than other services we not only get first access to movies but save money too!
* Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please visit here online or your local Walmart for current pricing.