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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM3


Not long ago I saw a sign that expressed the following sentiment:  “Summer should get a speeding ticket.”


Isn’t that the truth? I mean, summer, in terms of our kids and the school year…just flies by.


Since I homeschool my boys I’m not only their mom but their teacher so in essence the summer still means work for me. Not only do I use the internet to find recipes for feeding our family I use it to research and purchase curriculum. It’s also a very necessary tool for my writing/blogging work.


One of the advantages of homeschooling is having the flexibility to travel when the tourist season ends with kids going back to school. This year our family is planning to take possibly two long distance trips during the school year.


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Great news for Walmart Family Mobile plan users

Walmart Family Mobile now has the $49.88 PLUS Plan, powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE† network, offering UNLIMITED DATA with 15 GB of monthly fast internet and when/if you exceed that the data drops to a slower speed at 2G*.


I know. If you’re not currently a Walmart Family Mobile user you may want to become one now. The phones are back in the electronics department at my local Walmart. I bought Walmart’s Samsung J3 Luna Pro and paid for it right there in the electronics department. It’s easy to start fresh, just…

  • pick out a phone
  • pick out a plan
  • activate & go!


I’ve bought a number of electronics from our Walmart (located at The Strip shopping plaza) and the same employee who helped me in the past was there to help me this time as well.



When you stop in Walmart look for the signs stating the $49.88 PLUS Unlimited Talk, Text & Data Plan that includes up to 15GB of 4G LTE† data, then 2G*.


Unlimited data is an amazing feature to have for travels. Generally speaking, I know I use my phone data for finding directions, online phone numbers, checking email, sharing pictures on social media, for my work, and to keep in touch with family, friends and the occasional emergency. I’ve had my share of flat tires.


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Some other points to consider regarding Walmart Family Mobile. There are…

  • no contracts
  • no activation fees
  • no late fees
  • easy to start or switch


I don’t know how many different ways you use your phone, but my phone is a very necessary tool for my travel writing and I need to access the internet on many of our trips. I also want to know I can call or text as often as I want or need to.



Unlimited data, to me, means I could entertain the kids on long drives and still be able to access my email and get directions if I need to find a new route.


Starting off with 15GB of 4G LTE† is a lot of data! (Remember, after the 15GB is used the plan goes to 2G* for the remainder of the month).


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The $49.88 PLUS Plan is from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE† network. Customers on this plan will receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time they renew their service.


Again, it’s easy to get unlimited talk, text and data from Walmart Family Mobile. Stop into your local Walmart and head back to the electronics department to see the phones and plans. That is where my Walmart has the phones displayed, maybe your Walmart will be different. Pick a phone, pick a plan, activate your phone (ask the customer service representative if you’re not sure how) and there you go!

So tell me. What would you do with UNLIMITED talk, text and data?


*Please always refer to the latest terms and conditions at

†To get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable device and 4G LTE SIM Card. Actual availability, coverage and speed may vary. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

◊Limited time offer. Available for lines active with the PLUS $49.88 plan only. VUDU enabled device and account required for digital viewing. Customers must be 18 years or older to open a VUDU account. Movie rental only available in the USA. Free movie rental provided in the form of a movie rental code to the value of a $7.00 VUDU credit. Movie rental code allows for selection from available movies for rent. May not be readily redeemable on all new releases. Code will be delivered within up to 24 hours of the effective account renewal date. Must be used within 30 days of receiving code. Offer is non-transferable. Limit 1 per customer. Additional terms and conditions on VUDU’s website: > .

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 to this page or your local Walmart for current pricing