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Out With The Old…In With The New

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Yesterday, the third day of the last week of the second month of 2015, was when I finally joined the 21st century; (at least, that’s what my daughter said), when I came home with a Samsung Galaxy Avant Smartphone. You see, till yesterday, I was the proud owner of a candy-orange colored “feature” phone; also fondly referred to as a “dumb” phone, in some circles. Before, and even in the early days, of this little blog, I was quite content with my “feature” phone and 3rd generation iPod touch. Between the two of them, I was able to juggle texts and emails and whatnot – provided I had access to wifi. However, as my mobile phone contract with one of the giant mobile phone providers neared it’s end, I began looking around to see what budget-friendly options were out there. And, that’s how I stumbled on Walmart’s Family Mobile Plans, which happen to be some of the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans around – lower, in fact, than what I was paying for a Limited Talk and Text Plan!


Walmart’s Family Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text & Date plans start at $29.88/month (for the first line) which includes up to 500MB of super-fast 4G LTE data. At this price, I am going to be saving almost $40 a month between my daughter and myself! Walmart also carries a wide array of budget friendly phones, including the ZTE Zinger, reduced to $19.84 (was $39.88).


At these low prices, I don’t need to keep playing the lotto and hoping for a windfall to help absorb the cost of a smartphone with an unlimited talk, text & data plan!

Most years, while I save most of my tax refund; this year, I used part of it to pay for phones for my teen daughter and I.


I brought home my Samsung Galaxy Avant Smartphone and a Starter Kit and signed up for the $29.88 Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text & Data plan online. It was literally as easy as 1, 2, 3…


Being the head of a single income household, I have a tendency to be “frugal” or “cheap” as some people like to say – but, making budget friendly choices is very, very important for me. Heck, a year ago, I found myself sitting on the fence on whether I should invest in an efficient food processor/blender – well, guess what…I am still sitting on that fence! But with the money I will be saving, I am thinking this is the year to get off that fence and splurge on a food processor or blender!


So…(as I am nosy), I would love to know...are you happy with your Smartphone or would you rather have a “Feature” Phone?

Have you heard of Walmart’s Family Mobile Unlimited Talk, Text and Data/Web plans?

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer >HERE< or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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Wednesday 4th of March 2015

I couldn't imagine having a "dumb" phone now that I've had a smartphone for so long! This is definitely a great plan and phone for the transition. #client


Tuesday 3rd of March 2015

Yay so glad you upgraded to a smartphone :) It is such a lifesaver! And yes, you totally deserve to splurge on either a blender or food processor too :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

Thursday 26th of February 2015

Having a smart phone can be very addicting -and I can't imagine being away from mine for too long! Enjoy yours!


Monday 2nd of March 2015

Thanks Bianca - you sure are right about the addicting part! ;)

Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)

Thursday 26th of February 2015

Great! So glad you upgraded. I am obsessed with my phone.


Monday 2nd of March 2015

I know right! Thanks Asmita!

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Thursday 26th of February 2015

I love that you're super excited about your new smartphone. There are so many cool apps you have to download asap, but I'm sure your daughter has already told you everything about 'em


Monday 2nd of March 2015

Dude - my daughter has all these app suggestions - I just want Bejeweled Blitz! :)