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Let’s have a show of hands. Who among you out there loves receiving bills?
I’m guessing not a lot of you are raising your hands right now. Aside from the fact that bills can be such a headache, I don’t think you would actually raise your hand in front of your computer while reading this. 😉
I hate bills. And one of our family’s biggest bills is for our cellphone service. Take a look at our latest one below.
Currently, we pay $250 for 4 lines with 1500 shared minutes, unlimited text and unlimited data. When we signed up for this plan, we thought we were doing the right thing because they offered us unlimited plans on text/data and they were offering the phone we wanted to get. We thought we were getting the best deal because the other networks seemed to charge more on their unlimited plans.
At first we really liked having an unlimited data plan. Before I even started blogging, I was already such a heavy internet user so not having to think about exceeding my monthly data limit felt so liberating for me.
And then we started noticing the bad reception in our area. On their coverage map, our area is supposed to have great signal strength but our experience with choppy and dropped calls proved otherwise. I have to get out of the house to get a decent connection and talk to somebody over the phone without any problems.
But I can’t just get out of the house every single time I need to use the phone. I knew I had to start looking for better options for our cellphone service.
And then I found out about Walmart Family Mobile which runs on the T-Mobile network.
I first heard about the unlimited plans of Walmart Family Mobile powered by T-Mobile through the #FamilyMobileSaves posts of other bloggers on #CBias. Since I know my family can benefit from better reception and some extra savings, I checked it out.
The first thing I noticed are the prices. Right now, there are some special plan rollbacks that are available from Walmart Family Mobile:
– For $39.88 per month, get unlimited talk, text and web. This option is great for heavy internet users.
– For $29.88 per month, get unlimited talk and text. This option is great for new users and kids.
Additional lines are available for a lower rate as follows:
– $34.88 for each additional line with unlimited talk, text and web
– $24.88 for each additional line with unlimited talk and text
Given these prices, my family will only need to pay $145 for 4 lines on unlimited call, text and data! That’s $105 in extra savings for us each month!
There are also some rollback prices available on some phones:
– Concord smartphone is now only $79.88 (was $99.88)
– MyTouch device is now only $129.88 (was $149.88)
I received the Concord smartphone so I can try out the service and feel the savings on Walmart Family Mobile. The Concord is a basic smartphone that runs on Android. It’s a great choice for first time smartphone users or those who don’t need a lot of other functions or features running all at the same time.
The good thing about Walmart Family Mobile? NO CONTRACTS!
Simply purchase a Starter Kit Card for $25 at your nearest Walmart store. You can even bring your own unlocked phone (or any phone that runs on T-Mobile) if you don’t want to purchase one of the phones they’re offering on Walmart Family Mobile. Have your account activated in store or at Walmart Family Mobile’s website for online account management and information using the details (SIM card number, etc) on the Starter Kit. And voila! You’ll be assigned a new phone number!
What makes this an even sweeter deal for me and my family is that T-Mobile has great reception in our area. So far, in the few days that I’ve been trying out the service on T-Mobile, I can confidently say that reception is so much better than my current carrier. I don’t need to leave the room just to get a decent signal. I’ll give you a more detailed update on the service next month. But in the next few months, I’m expecting little to no dropped and choppy calls based on what I have noticed.
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