As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I shopped for a cheap family mobile plan with the best wireless service. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.
Last month I shared with you how our family was looking for a cheap family plan with the best wireless service and I shared a Google + album on my shopping experience. We purchased the Concord phone and the Walmart Family Mobile Unlimited, No Contract plan. The Walmart plan would save us about $87.00/month if we switched the entire family over from our current plan.
Over the past month, my family has been test driving the Concord phone.
As I mentioned, I loaded up the phone with my favorite apps.
One of my favorite ways to use my phone is to use the Nike app to track my mileage when I hike. So I was eager to test the coverage area of my new phone.
I’m happy to report, the phone had great coverage and I was able to use my Nike app even when I was out here:
I used the phone for about a week before my youngest daughter’s phone died, and she needed a phone to use.
Mind you, in our house, the phone isn’t really for the girls – it is actually more for me. I like to be able to get ahold of the girls, particularly when plans/carpools change.
So I gave her the phone to test for the next few weeks. But first, I went onto MyFamilyMobile.com and set some family limits.
Included in the Walmart Family Mobile plan are family controls. These controls allow you to limit the usage on your kiddo’s phone. As you can see, you can restrict certain times of the day the phone can be used. When my daughter took over the phone, I decided to restrict her phone between 4 PM and 9 PM – prime homework hours. Even with the controls set, she could still call myself, my husband and emergency services, she just couldn’t call her friends.
I loved this feature! So I decided to look under our current plan to see if they offered the same services. Well, it turns out they did. Only to use it, I would be charged an additional $4.99/month PER PHONE! With the Walmart plan, it was included!
The free family controls are just one more way you can save with Walmart Family Mobile.
One more feature I liked about the phone was the reminders that my bill was coming due.
Knowing when we needed to pay our bill, and exactly how much we would be charged, was a great way to stick to our family budget. We found this to be particularly important this month since we now have two girls in High School, one of whom needed a Homecoming dress!