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Stress Less This School Year With Walmart Family Mobile

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My 15 year son, TJ,  recently started his second year of high school. I can’t believe my baby is not a baby anymore and is a sophmore in high school. Last year he was pretty busy as a freshman. There was cross country, basketball, practicing for his drama club and hanging out with friends. His first year in high school went better than I expected. TJ made the transition from middle school easily and all my worrying was for nothing.

This year I expect him to be just a busy if not more. One of the things I worry about the most is not being able to stay in contact with TJ.  Both us are will be pretty busy and it is very important that I am just a call away when he needs to reach me.

Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy prime

TJ had a very expensive cell phone last year that he lost. Somewhere between the bus ride home and walk from the bus stop the phone was lost. I could not replace it because a new phone was at least a few hundred dollars and not in my budget.

I don’t want to worry about how TJ will let me know if he has to stay after school for an activity, misses the bus or wants to hang out with friends after school.  I headed to Walmart’s electronic department to check out their Family Mobile plans. The Walmart Family Mobile service is $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data. Now that is what I am talking about! That fits well within my budget.

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I grabbed a Walmart Family Mobile Sim Starter kit for $25 and I went with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. samsung galaxy grand primeThis phone has a 5″ HD display, 8MP rear facing camera, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands and up to 17 hours of talk time on 3G. It also a Smart Manager that will help my son keep track of his battery life and how much time he has left on it.  I don’t want to hear anything about he did not know his battery was going dead.

I was able to set up my service at home with no problem. I inserted the sim card and activated the phone and we were up and running. I set it up for him while he was at school and surprised him when he got home. In addition to a few of his favorite apps, I chose some educational apps too.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Walmart Family Mobile

TJ is very happy to have a phone of his own again. He is able to stay in touch with his friends through calls and texts. I am happy because I was able to take advantage of Walmart’s Best Plans. The best part is if I want to add another phone to the line, it will only be $19.99 more.

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With the help of Walmart Family Mobile I am able to stress less because when my son needs me I am just a call away.

I have shared with you how I’m just a phone call away from my son. Who will you need to connect with when heading back-to-school and how can Walmart Family Mobile help you? Leave a comment and let me know!

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 refer to or your local Walmart for current pricing

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  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I have actually been thinking about this plan for my son. He is 11 and has been asking for his first phone.

    August 19, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Shelah

    We have been meaning to look ino changing our phone plan. Thanks for the information.

    August 19, 2015 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    It seems so important these days to be able to keep in touch with our kids, even when they’re in school. I wonder how our parents managed? As a cross country coach I loved reading that TJ ran cross country. Is he doing it again? It’s such a great sport for teenagers. Very character building.

    August 19, 2015 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.

    I am sure TJ loves having a phone again… I can’t imagine my youngest step-sister (a college sophomore) going five minutes without her phone! haha! The best part is the price… it really does sound affordable which is great because a high school student doesn’t need all the bells and whistles (even though they think they do! haha!) plus the Samsung galaxy you were able to purchase is a great phone! Thanks for letting us know about this option!

    August 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply Claudette P. Esterine

    Technology that enhances parenting I am all for! Good for you!

    August 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    What a deal. A great new cell phone at an excellent price too.

    August 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Stephany

    It is so important to be able to stay in touch with our families. This looks like a good package. Thanks for sharing.

    August 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Debbie Denny

    This is a great plan. Good for kids to stay in touch.

    August 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth O.

    Family plans are great because it helps you save on gadgets and other fees. Thanks for sharing, I will check this out later.

    August 20, 2015 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Danii

    Great to find affordable phones for the kids. Amazing to see them everywhere with phones these days, they didn’t even exist when I was a kid!

    August 20, 2015 at 4:11 am
  • Reply Liz Mays

    It’s such an affordable way to have the whole family on the same plan, and the unlimited data is a huge perk.

    August 20, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • Reply Kristin K

    Walmart is definitely a great place to shop for phones! I don’t know if we have the same low-cost plans here in Canada….but, it sounds like an amazing idea for a kid to have! The first phone always gets lost! So, I think every parent should start with a Walmart phone!

    August 20, 2015 at 9:00 am
  • Reply VICTORIA

    gone are the days when owning a mobile phone are just for the elite class and executives! Now everyone has one and even a child needs one now! Technology sure does make the world smaller and smaller! wondering ahead whats in store for us 5 years from now.

    August 20, 2015 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Shann Eva

    Such a great and affordable plan. The piece of mind is really priceless. I will have to look into this when my boys are a little older.

    August 20, 2015 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Mykidsguide

    Mobile family plans help you save money. My son needs a phone, so I will check this out.

    August 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Swenor

    I have so been check the Walmart family mobile plans out. This is a great plan at a great price and a new phone with a plan. This is something I have been thinking about for a while. Thanks for sharing.

    August 20, 2015 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Sinziana

    Those phones are looking great and the deals are super!

    August 21, 2015 at 11:40 am
  • Reply Kelly O

    It is so nice that you can get a phone and a plan for a reasonable price now. Looks like I need to be looking for a new plan!

    August 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Ashleigh Walls

    I love my WFM phone! Such great service and easy to budget.

    August 21, 2015 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Jonathan Key

    This sounds like a great deal! It’s great to stay connected with our kids and evolve our communication in the different seasons of life.

    August 21, 2015 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    My hubby’s has thought about switching to this. I’m glad there are affordable options out there these days.

    August 22, 2015 at 12:02 am
  • Reply Shannon Peterson

    My phone bill definitely stresses me out so I’l have to check this out!

    August 22, 2015 at 12:39 am
  • Reply Rosey

    15 comes fast, doesn’t it? My son is asking for a cell. Um, he’s 7, lolol Not yet, baby boy. Soon enough, right? 🙂

    August 22, 2015 at 6:14 am
  • Reply Kristin K

    This is a great idea for kids to have as a first phone! There is no sense in buying an expensive phone for a first-time phone owner! Because your kids are not used to carrying one around, it will probably get left behind somewhere! So, in order to avoid losing an expensive phone, get one from Walmart!

    August 22, 2015 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Jason Young

    Walmart always has the best stuff for B2S

    August 23, 2015 at 9:06 am
  • Reply Kristin K

    What an excellent group of smartphones Walmart has!!! I would have never thought that you could buy a cheap touch screen phone! Now this is the way to introduce phones to kids!!!

    August 24, 2015 at 5:16 am
  • Reply jojo vito

    It seemed that they have a good plan for kids and students

    August 24, 2015 at 5:41 am
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