Dec 172014

The technology that has gone into smartphones over the last few years really can make your head spin a little.  They do everything!  In one device you can talk, text, watch movies, stream music, play games, surf the web, create videos, take pictures – even use it as a remote control.

$50 will get you unlimited talk, text, and web PLUS free music streaming without using data. Get this T-Mobile plan - plus the Nokia Lumia 530 - now at Walmart #TMobileWM

Much of that takes data, though, and as anyone who has paid a cellphone bill knows – data can get expensive.  That’s why in this post sponsored by Lunchbox (all opinions are my own) you’ll be excited to learn that there is an awesome T-Mobile plan available from Walmart.  It has unlimited talk, text and web plus free music streaming that doesn’t use your data all that for just $50 a month. Continue reading »

May 052014

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By now you likely know that for the last year or so my family has been using Walmart Family Mobile cell service.  We originally decided to try it out because of the low cost (which is now just $39.88 per month) for the unlimited talk, text and web.  With as much as we call and text back home, and with as much as I need to be connected on the go because of blogging, it just made financial sense.

Walmart #FamilyMobile Unlimited Talk Text and Web for $39.88 #shop

Last fall I shared that before we left to visit my family in Maine, we added a line to our plan and surprised my Mom with a phone.  She already called often to talk to Bubbles, and she’s even learned to text since then.  The data plan isn’t something she really uses, and if you find yourself in the same boat there is now also the option to get unlimited talk and text – without the data – for only $29.88 per month.  I love when companies give customers exactly what they want. Continue reading »

Nov 272013

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and words are my own.

When I was growing up if you would have told me that some day I would not have a landline phone, I wouldn’t have believed you.  Even though I was an extremely early-adopter of cell phone technology – I’ve had a cellphone for nearly 20 years – I never thought they would replace landlines.  And yet as cellular service has improved in quality and portability, I and many others have switched to using them exclusively.

ZACT Mobile Cell Phone Service at Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores

While there are definite benefits to cutting the line and going cell-only, cost is not one of them.  Especially with the addition of texting and data plans, the monthly cost for cell phones can be a significant portion of your budget.  I’m always on the lookout for ways to keep that bill from getting out of control and recently I heard about a new one called Zact. Continue reading »

Oct 162013

I am a member of the Collective Bias #cbias Social Fabric Community. This is a #FamilyMobileSaves sponsored post on finding the best wireless unlimited plans. All words and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago I shared with you all that we were headed to Maine to visit my family.  We hadn’t been up in awhile and we wanted to be there to celebrate with my Grandmother for her 85th birthday.  I’m really glad we had the opportunity, as we had the chance to visit with a lot of family at my Gram’s surprise party that I hadn’t seen in years.

The Best Wireless Plan for Us - Walmart Family Mobile #FamilyMobileSaves #shop

Vacations in general can be expensive, but it has always seemed to me that trying to get to rural Maine is one of the most expensive places to which you can travel.  While I was in college I remember trying to get a last-minute flight home for a surprise visit and the tickets were over a thousand dollars.  Fortunately it wasn’t quite that expensive this time with a little advanced planning. Continue reading »

Sep 162013

I am a member of the Collective Bias #cbias Social Fabric Community.  This is a #FamilyMobileSaves sponsored post on adding a line to the Walmart Family Mobile unlimited plans. All words and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago I shared with you that my family was on the lookout to find more affordable mobile unlimited plans.  That’s when I first introduced you to Walmart Family Mobile.  A bit after that I followed up to let you know how we liked the plan and whether or not we were saving money with the new service we had tested.

Walmart Family Mobile Phone and Starter Kit #shop #cbias #FamilyMobileSaves

We have a few more months to go on our contract (Walmart Family Mobile has no contract – yay!) so unfortunately we can’t ditch them completely just yet.  But after seeing such a large savings paired with consistently good service we decided to keep the new line I activated for a pretty specific reason.  That reason is my Mom. Continue reading »