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If you’ve been following my recent posts, then you know that we’re in the throes of back to school. I think getting my three kiddos ready to go back is both fun and exhausting. Oh, and expensive. Right? I know you’re nodding your head right now. I’m even like, “You got it, sister!” to myself. After putting literally thousands of dollars into my daughter’s hand me down, 11 year old car, so she can get back to college, I proceeded to pay tons of school fees and squeezed in taking everyone to the doctor and dentist for those last minute checkups, (that I should have done earlier). That was before we bought any clothes, school supplies, dorm necessities or even haircuts. Insert mental image of depleting wallet here, you know? Yeah, you know.
The last thing I wanted to hear was, “Mom, I don’t know how it happened but my phone is broken.” I think I just stood still for a moment and let my mouth hang open, especially because my past-it’s-life-expectancy water heater just began a small leak. I was about to call the plumber. I’m glad I waited a second because my call would have been, “Just…why?”
I feel like I just don’t have time for one more thing right now. Not one. We won’t even talk about how my about-to-be-a-senior son spent a week in the hospital this summer. He had a spontaneous lung collapse after a combination of flying and then trying to run a few miles the next day. Yes, he was perfectly healthy and on the cross country team. I didn’t even know things like that could happen…and here I am talking about it even though I said I wouldn’t, couldn’t is more accurate. He’s still not fully well and school starts Monday. So, the phone? Not. One. More. Thing. I just could not think about negotiating phone plans and plunking down a bunch of money for something I just don’t have the time or emotional energy to navigate.
I really mean this. Thank goodness for Walmart. I bought a phone, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, from Walmart that is perfect for my sophomore son and it was easy. Plus, it’s new, unlike his last phone, which I think was my old one. I believe in hand me downs. That being said, I think it’s super nice that the 15 year old baby of the family finally gets something that isn’t a hand me down. He’s glad too. Especially since it does all the things his other phone did, but you know, isn’t broken. LOL! Plus, I NEED him to have a phone. After the summer we’ve had, I want to know that I can hear from my children when and if they need me. I admit, I’m pretty much on constant high alert right now due to my oldest son’s … what do we call it, injury? I don’t even know. Anyway, it’s nice that my youngest can still use his phone to relax, watch his favorite You Tube channels and unwind. He needs that break as much as the rest of us.
The Walmart Family Mobile service is $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan which includes up to 1G of 4G LTE data. Knowing he has 4G LTE service makes this plan appealing because it means he’ll have fast access to his online textbooks for school as well as his You Tube channels for relaxing.
With the money I’m saving, I can afford to finish my call to the plumber and be happy that I checked that “one more thing” off my list. Knowing that my youngest has a nice, new phone with an affordable plan, is a benefit to both of us and if he needs anything, I’m just a phone call away.
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 http://cbi.as/kxt3 or your local Walmart for current pricing.