For the last few months my husband and I have been dreading seeing our monthly phone bill. We have a 2 year contract with a very big company, and regardless of all their promises, our bill is always about $30 or more than it should be. We have been wanting to leave and go to a no-contract, unlimited plan. I posted about looking for a phone plan and finding one we liked HERE. Finally, my husband’s contract ended and he has been shopping around for the cheapest wireless plan out there. We decided a while ago we would go with Wal Mart Family Mobil and give them a try.
Over the last few years I have spent a lot of time trying to surprise my husband with a gift he really likes or wants without him finding it before he gets it. I honestly have never succeeded. I will hide a present in the closet, in MY CLOTHES and for the first time in 5 years, he will help me out and put something of mine away and find his gift. Or he’ll look at the bank statement really close to his birthday or Christmas. Or he’ll clean out whatever random place I hid his gift for the first time ever and find what I got him. It never fails. This year he has been looking and looking at new phones, and I knew he’d never imagine I’d get him a new phone. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to give him the phone! I knew he would never expect it. And, I was right. I actually caught him off guard (also because I gave it to him early), but he never expected to get a new phone. Finally getting the chance to surprise him with a gift was probably more fun for me than it was for him. He was also excited we got 3 months of free service, too. I think that was the part that made him smile the biggest!
The best part of giving the phone to him and part of the reason he needed it early, was that his other phone was on the fritz. It was a complete disaster, battery wouldn’t stay charged, calls wouldn’t show up, calls would drop, etc. He has been excited to change his old phone out. Now, according to him, here are some highlights of being on a super cheap network and having an affordable smart phone:
- Access to Android Apps
- Long battery life
- Fast internet
- Loves the operating system
- Online account management and information
- Ability to pay in store
- NO CONTRACT!
- Lowest price ate plan for unlimited wireless
So far, we love it. The phone was really, really easy to set up, we haven’t ported his old number over but according to our old company and this new one, that will be really easy, and mostly, we love that this is such a cheap wireless plan (less than $50 for unlimited text, talk and internet!!!). When my contract ends I am going to take my iPhone and move it over to the Family Mobil network as well. I did some research and it looks like just about any iPhone can be moved over as well. Pretty awesome. If you want to see more people who are giving Wal Mart Family Mobile a go, check out the hash tag #FamilyMobleSaves and #CBias! You can see more pictures on my Google+ album, too!