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My dad is one of those hold out people. You may know one – the person with the flip phone, no texting and “what the heck is an app?” My mom, on the other hand, has a smartphone, iPod, Kindle, and is slowly working her way through the levels of Candy Crush Saga. Recently my dad mentioned that he may want a smartphone (to be honest, I think he really just wants to be able to text with my husband). So, I went in search of an affordable smartphone with the cheapest wireless plans. It had to be cheap because he is used to a pay-as-you-go phone where he averaged about $20/month!
Cheapest wireless plans – Walmart Family Mobile
I wasn’t having much luck and then someone let me know about Walmart Family Mobile. What? Walmart has a mobile plan? Turns out they have the cheapest wireless plans with unlimited talk, text and web. I headed to Walmart ready to see what it was all about and spend some of my tax refund. Here is what I found out:
- You can purchase a variety of smart phones for under $100! I picked up the Alcatel Evolve shown above for $80.
- You can sign up for either the unlimited talk & text for only $29.88/month or add in unlimited web for for a total of $39.88/month. I decided that my dad would go in “whole hog” and try the unlimited everything!
- You can manage your phone and payments in the store or online.
- Plus, it isn’t a contract—no 2-year plan and no cancellation fees.
Smartphone for Valentine’s Day
Like with the candy treat bag for my husband, I wasn’t able to wait to give this to my dad for Valentine’s Day. Instead, I brought it with us to my parents’ house for the Super Bowl. At first my dad was saying things like “I don’t need all of this,” and “what about my flip phone?” Then he slipped on his glasses and my sister started explaining things to him.
After a while, he was taking photos of my niece and asking about apps! He was really happy to hear the price per month and excited that he would now be able to text my husband—of course—so they can keep up with sports.
While I don’t see Candy Crush Saga in his future, I think my dad will really enjoy his new smartphone and Walmart Family Mobile. It really is the cheapest way to enjoy the perks of a smartphone and keep in touch with family!
Had you heard of this wireless plan before? Think you might use your tax refund for a new phone from Walmart?