Last month I shared how unsatisfied I was with my current cell phone plan. With my previous cell phone service, I only had a basic cell phone and a basic plan. I have always wanted an Android phone, but I was unwilling to part with the money each month that was a part of having a smart phone. As a blogger, I would love to be able to have quicker access to emails and social media for my readers. As a mom, I wanted to have instant access to share cute photos of the kiddos on Facebook and Instagram. However, since having the triplets I’ve had to quit my full-time job, which doesn’t leave much extra money for “luxury” services.
Receiving my Samsung Galaxy has opened up a whole new world! I can honestly say that I adore this phone. It is easy to use for an “Android Beginner”. I get immediate notification of Facebook statuses and two different email accounts. Rather than each text showing up individually, my texts now show up as a conversation. The phone takes great pictures, and I even had the opportunity to take a video for my blog on my phone. I was amazed at the quality of the photos and video. It was much more advanced than my old phone! The phone is stylish and the keypad letters are large enough for my fingers to text without mispelling too many words. I like the Instagram feature, even though I’m still trying to figure out all the exact ways to utilize the application. And, to recap for those who missed my first review, the phone comes in a sturdy box complete with instructions and a nice charger.
The price for the Walmart Family Mobile plan definitely can’t be beat. $40 for an unlimited cell phone plan?? Doesn’t it sound too good to be true? It really is awesome. And the service allows adding additional lines at a reduced costs, as I alluded to in my previous post and shopping trip. The Walmart Family Mobile plan is approximately the same price as my previous plan, except with this plan I get unlimited web, as well. Yay! As a busy mom, the ability to pay my bill online via online account management is a plus. The plan is a sort-of pay-as-you-go plan, so at the end of the month I received a text reminder to go online and pay my bill. I need all the reminder information that I can get, so I liked this feature. Bills that I get in the mail sometimes get thrown in a pile to only later resurface, so text reminders are great! For more information regarding service coverage areas or terms and conditions, visit the Walmart Family Mobile website.
Having a data plan means that I’m able to easily access recipes and other information on the go. There have been so many times that I’ve been in a store, wanting to purchase items to make a new dish, and realize that I forgot the list with the needed ingredients! Oops! With my new phone and plan, I’m able to look up a recipe in-store and buy the ingredients then and there. My little girl also likes my new phone because I’ve been able to download a few games for her off of the Google Play app. This is a lifesaver for those moments when the kiddo just needs to be entertained.
How is your cell phone plan? Are you satisfied with the features for the money or would you like to try out a cheap wireless plan, too?