Back when I was in college, I had a fairly large flip phone to be used only in case of emergency. Cell phones were a luxury item for years, until they became affordable. Then teeny tiny cell phones were all the rage. That was until smart phones came to be, anyway. I never thought I’d live to see the day when my parents used their own cell phones, much less a smart phone. But last week, we gifted my mom a brand new smart phone because Walmart Family Mobile now offers cheap wireless plans and affordable smart phones.
Unlimited plans are great for anyone on a budget. Whether you are a college student or a retiree on a fixed income, you will appreciate having a plan without surprise fees at the end of the month. There are enough surprises in life, your cell phone bill shouldn’t be one of them. A fixed rate phone plan is fantastic for anyone looking to save some coin.
With Walmart Family Mobile, you have a choice between two plans. One includes unlimited talk and text for $29.88 and the other includes unlimited talk text and web for $39.88. We purchased the Concord smart phone for $49.99 along with a $25 starter package to use the phone on the T-Mobile network and paid for three months of service.
My parents are living on their retirement savings, so I knew that they’d appreciate a plan with a fixed rate. They used to each have their own cell phone, but have been using only one phone for the past several months. I really wanted my mom to have her own phone again.
Mom was very surprised by her gift. As I suspected, she did think that I spent way more than I did. After going over the inexpensive rates that Walmart Family Mobile offers for unlimited service, she was relieved.