My successful search for affordable family mobile unlimited plans was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.
A few weeks ago I shared with you the news that Walmart now had family mobile unlimited plans for only $40 per month. I had signed up for the service (you can see my whole signup experience here) and promised to come back and let you all know what our results were and if it’s something we recommended. In short – very good and yes!
First let’s talk about the savings. I received my prorated bill (via text) a couple of days ago and went online to the account management website for more details. For 15 days of service my bill was $26.26, and that includes taxes. As a reminder the plan includes unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited web. Compare that to my current service, where for the first line on my family mobile plan I’m paying, with taxes, $95.30. That includes 550 shared minutes, a data plan that is NOT unlimited, and I think like 200 texts. That’s more for one non-unlimited line than I would pay for two unlimited lines with Walmart.
But even really great savings wouldn’t be worth much if the service was poor. No problem there, though, as I think the service and reception was comparable to, if not better than, my current service. I had no dropped calls and I never did find a place without a signal. That includes inside of Kohl’s where for some reason when I walk to the back of the store my current phone would no longer work. So now I can shop and talk – two of my favorite things – with no interruptions.
The good reception coupled with the unlimited talk allowed Bubbles to talk during the day more frequently to Grammie in Maine. She loves to talk on the phone and Grammie (and others) love to talk to her, so their vote is definitely for continued use of Walmart’s service. Grammie may even be getting one of these phones for her birthday this year (shh, don’t tell).
Walmart’s Family Mobile plan checked all the boxes for us. Unlimited everything, $40 or less per line (each extra line on the family plans costs $35), no dropped calls, and good reception. Once my current contract ends and I can transfer my phone over (the phone I received is a great starter smartphone but I prefer a larger screen for my aging eyes) to my Walmart plan, we definitely plan to continue with our new plan.