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We are lucky to have a lot of options when it comes to reliable, reasonable cell phone service. One of those services is Walmart Family Mobile.

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Gone are the days when you have to pay a high monthly service charge to keep a cell phone. Families can now afford reliable smartphone service to keep in touch throughout the day without signing a contract. You can now find unlimited talk text and data/web plans that will not break the bank. As a mother to 4 growing kids I am constantly worried about them being able to reach me when needed. In fact, as I was typing this my daughter texted me to tell me that pick up time for dance practice has changed.

I don’t feel that kids need expensive cell phone plans. But on the other hand, I hate to think that if they were using a limited plan about the possible overage charges. At only 11 years old my girls are already master texters! Yes, I made that word up. 🙂 One of my daughters talks on the phone like it is what she was born to do. LOL! The other one texts her friends quite a bit. They are graduating this year and moving on to middle school, so I know that their social calendars will be even more busy. They will have more friends to keep up with and more after school activities. I want to make sure that they can reach me at all times. So I prefer unlimited usage so that we do not have to think about overages. That is what I love about Walmart Family Mobile. They offer the lowest priced unlimited plans that I have seen.

And I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in Walmart. There are 2 stores not too far from my home. One of them is a Supercenter. It is great to be able to get groceries, toiletries, household items, gifts, and even gardening supplies all under one room. It saves a lot of time. And now you can get cell phone service as well. If you are a Walmart Family Mobile customer you can even pay your cell phone bill when you shop!

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I visited my local Walmart this weekend and headed to the electronics section to check out the Walmart Family Mobile options. They do not offer the usual old, cheap, non-popular phones like some assume. They have a great selection.

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You can choose from phones including a Nokia Lumia 521 Windows Phone, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and more. There are even more available phones listed on the Walmart Family Mobile website. I picked up a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit priced at $99, and a $25 Starter Kit which includes the required SIM card.

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The plans are very reasonable. You can choose from Unlimited Talk & Text for only $29.88/month. For $10 more you also get unlimited data. Need to add more lines? Save $5 on each additional phone up to 5 phones.

The Walmart store representative was very friendly and helpful. He explained that activating the phone is easy. You can do so by calling the toll-free number listed in the instructions from 9am until midnight Eastern time or by visiting the website 24 hours a day. Since I’m tech savvy I activated my new phone online. It took less than 5 minutes and I was able to choose my preferred area code. Within minutes I was able to choose a plan, activate my phone, and call and text from my new Samsung Exhibit.

I’m sure you are familiar with the Samsung name and the Galaxy line of phones. As you know the Galaxy line is the most popular Android smartphone out there right now. The Exhibit is a great choice in this line. It features Android 4.1 (Jellybean) OS, a 5.0MP camera, 1GB RAM, and a 3.8″ WVGA screen. This phone is perfect as a gift for Mom, Dad, or the kids. And since it is powered by Android, you can download thousands of apps, keep up on social media, and upload photos and with the more expensive Galaxy phones.

I usually like to carry 2 phones with me. I don’t like to be without service, and in emergencies I don’t want to be encountered by a dead phone battery. Because of this I always have a backup phone. This one is a great option.

And since Walmart Family Mobile is powered by T-Mobile, your phone is backed by T-Mobile’s reliable Nationwide service. The service works great here in the surrounding Chicago area, as well as all over the US. To see if it works by you visit the Walmart Family Mobile website. Once signed up managing your plan is easy using the My Family Mobile website.

If you are looking for a great phone to add to your family, or even looking to switch your family over to a more reasonable phone plan, check out the Samsung Exhibit on Walmart Family Mobile. With the summer coming and graduation around the corner this makes a great and easy gift for any graduate. I know that Fall at a new school will cause my daughter’s schedules to be jammed packed. They are now involved in more after-school activities, dance practices, field trips, and even camping trips. They are only 11 years old! I can only imagine what the coming years will bring. Kids schedules are busier now than ever before. Don’t let you graduate feel out of touch. Get a great gift with a smartphone from Walmart Family Mobile.

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Disclosure: This post is brought to you by  Walmart #FamilyMobile and #CollectiveBias. All opinions are my own.