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Everyone has a cell phone these days. Moms, dads, kids, uncles, dogs... all have smart phones. We are always connected, and quite frankly I'm just fine with that. Sure it is nice to disconnect when friends and family are in town, but when you live over a thousand miles away from home, it is a true blessing to have a plan that offers unlimited talk text and data/web. To be able to skype, call, text, tweet and facebook my family whenever my heart desires is actually priceless to me.
This Christmas I'm going to upgrade my grandma (Nan is what I call her) from a flip phone to a smart phone, the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit. I found out about the Walmart Family Mobile plan, and it is staggeringly less than I currently pay each month. With the Walmart Family Mobile service, it is just $34.88/month for Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web access, and just $29.88 for a second line. It comes with 5GB of 3G Data. This higher speed bucket allows you to do even more with your plan.
So a few nights ago, CB and I headed to Walmart to pick up Nan's new cell phone. I had done the siteTOstore option where I paid online, and the phone was waiting for me at layaway. There was a line to pick up my phone, so I decided to do a little light reading while we waited!
Nan will actually be turning 90 years old next year, and the woman has Facebook and even plays fantasy football. I'm not kidding, she beat me in our league........ twice. With this new phone, she will be able to check her fantasy football stats using the yahoo app! Although, come to think of it, I'm not sure I want to help give her any more advantages.
If you are interested in gifting a new smart phone to someone in your family this holiday season, there is currently a $40 Walmart Gift Card promotion with the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy Avant, 12/14-12/27. Plus, the following rollbacks are currently available at Walmart:
Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2 - $49.88 (was $59.88)
ZTE ZMAX - $179.00 (was $199.88)
LG L90 - $119.00 (was $179.88)
Nokia Lumia 635 - $99.88 (was $129.88)
Samsung Galaxy Exhibit - $79.88 (was $99.88)
Nokia Lumia 530 - $49.88 (was $69.88)