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So it’s been more than a couple of weeks now since we set my husband up with his Samsung Galaxy S3 phone on the Walmart Family Mobile plan. I’m checking in with you all to let you know what we like about the Unlimited Plans and if we plan to keep it.
So far my husband is loving both the phone and the Walmart Family Mobile plan itself (powered by T-Mobile so he’s getting a swift 4G connection in the DFW metroplex where we live).
Why does he love it, let me count the ways!
1. No contract – While he DOES plan to keep this phone and the plan active even after we finish this #cbias campaign. He likes the fact that he can leave any time he chooses with no penalties or fees. It seems like every service we had to sign up for in our new home in Texas (cable, electric, etc.) comes with a contract agreement that should you pull out, you have to pay mega fees. It’s nice to see a cheap wireless plan that doesn’t ding you with that if you choose to go elsewhere.
2. Online account management and information – My husband likes paperless. Me, I still like getting a bill in the mail, but not him, so it’s great that he can manage the plan online. He can see his current bill, add data pack money for extra features, and more just by logging into the site with his phone number and password. An added bonus is he set up automatic payments, so he doesn’t actually have to “remember” to pay the bill, he added his credit card to the account, and each month they’ll just charge that so his service won’t be interrupted.
3. Great data connection – How this man ever lived without a smart phone I’ll never know! He’s enjoying all the ways he can use his unlimited plan 4G data on the go. Take for instance when we headed to Frye’s Electronics and he was looking to buy a new keyboard. He jumped online compared prices with his favorite internet store and found out it was cheaper at Frye’s so he bought it there. Interestingly enough, I tried it on my phone (through another pre-paid provider), and I was still trying to bring the website up on my limping 3G connection.
The other thing he likes doing with his super data connection is using our bank’s app to deposit checks from work or at home. It’s such a time (and gas) saver for him not to have to run to the bank to deposit those.
4. The price – At $39.88 (+ taxes and fees) he’s got unlimited phone, text and data. Since he’s using the Samsung Galaxy S3 and because of the area we live in, he’s getting 4G speeds too. Compare that to my pre-paid plan where I get 300 minutes, unlimited text and 3G data. <– when I get data. Yes, there are times and places where my provider just can’t hook me up and my phone just spins and spins. And I pay $30 a month for mine, that $9.88 extra is worth a better, faster connection and unlimited talk too!
The verdict is in and the honeymoon isn’t over yet, the man loves his Walmart Family Mobile plan and the fact that #FamilyMobileSaves our family a boat load of money from a contract plan (we figured out a minimum of about $250 a year) and provides better service in our area then similar pre-paid plans.
We’ve already decided that when our daughter heads off to college next year that we’ll be adding a line for her (which Walmart Family Mobile discounts by $5.00 for each additional line), and when I can justify the cost of my phone that is tied to my pre-paid network, I’ll be switching over too.
Want to learn more and see if the plan is available in your area? Head over to Walmart Family Mobile.