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I have been in desperate need of a new cell phone, plan and service for some time now. Being a mom I often skip getting myself some new tech toys in favor of everyone else in the house getting them. I had reached a point though where my phone was about 1 1/2 years old, was only 3G capable and I wanted to be able to save money while not being locked into a contract but get top-notch service. So I knew that when I filed my taxes this year that one of the things I would use my return on was definitely going to be a brand new cell phone. My search began and I was pleasantly surprised to find that Walmart and T-Mobile had teamed up to create Walmart Family Mobile and that they had the lowest priced unlimited plans around. Unlimited talk, text and data/web for only $39.88 was like a dream come true to my budget. Now all I had to do was check out the phones available.
I was surprised at the number of phones available through Walmart Family Mobile. I personally decided on going with the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. This phone retails for $99.88 and then the starter kit is $25.00 I also went ahead and tacked on the 2 year replacement plan for $9.00, just to be on the safe side. I was really happy that they had a phone in the Samsung Galaxy family of phones since my husband has used many of them for work and they have all been great products. This phone is no exception, while it is not a huge screen it is a good size and has great color and display. It is also 4G capable, so for me it has been a tremendous bump in speed when using data.
Now, no cell phone would be complete without accessories. I like to get accessories that fit my lifestyle and make my chaotic life easier. I am notorious for having people on speakerphone but they always complain because it echos or they hear themselves. I decided to get the Motorola SonicRider Wireless In-Car Speakerphone so that I could talk hands-free easier and also find a way to play music from my phone while on road trips. This worked out great for both of those. I also got a Scosche 4 in 1 mounting kit. I was not sure if I wanted a vent mount or a suction and this one gave me the ability to try both. Now instead of having the phone in my purse and having to fish it out it’s right at my fingertips. I picked up the Straight Talk Wireless Armband Case too for when I exercise. I like that this armband is almost like a small wallet with a neoprene arm strap. It stays up when it’s on and I don’t have to take my phone out of its case to use it and I can keep a house key and some money it as well. The only accessory I wanted that I had a hard time finding was a case for the phone. None of the Walmarts in my area had cases in store so I had to order one online. Luckily, Walmart.com had a large selection to choose from. I picked one with a stand so that it’s easier to read when I am reading recipes on it or when the kids are using it for games.
Once I had the phone, I called in to activate the phone and it was a piece of cake. I was able to transfer my existing number over quickly and with no problems. The customer service rep who helped me was very nice and clearly explained everything to me, let me know how long things would take and what to expect. I could not have been happier with the service.
After that, I then needed to get some apps on the phone that I need. Being a blogger Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Outlook, WordPress and Pinterest were my priority. Once I had those I bought some Dr. Seuss books for the kids to read and a couple of games for them to play when I let them use it. They are really enjoying the books and I think that I will add a couple more for them.
I can honestly say that I am so thrilled with my new phone and service. I can’t beat the price and the coverage has been phenomenal where I live. I even like the fact that Walmart Family Mobile has you pay for your service at the end of the month rather than at the beginning of the month. To some people, that may not seem like a big deal but to someone who is self-employed I really like it. You should let Walmart #FamilyMobile help you #MaxYourTax this year. Thanks to Walmart Family Mobile and #CollectiveBias I was able to and I couldn’t be happier.
What do you want to do this year to #MaxYourTax?
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