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Having a mom who had a black & white flip phone and a brother who begged for a phone for years I know first hand how a mobile phones can be a recurring topic in households. So let me help you keep your wallet heavy and/or bring your family together with Walmart Family Mobile super cheap Unlimited Talk Text and Data/Web plans and the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit.
The holidays are here! If you’re like me you’re still racking your brain trying to figure out what to get some of your loved ones and how to get it for the best price. And if you’ve gotten all your shopping done for them why not get yourself something nice. I know I make sure to add myself to my Christmas list every year. Spoil yourself!
Head to the Electronics section of your local Walmart and you’ll probably see multiple family mobile displays like these.
The Walmart Family Mobile Service has 2 plans:
Unlimited Talk & Text for $24.88/month
Unlimited Talk, Text, & Web (5GB of 3G Data) for $34.88/month ($29.88 for the second line)
Wow is so cheap! But is the service good?
It’s a nationwide network covering over 280 million people. The service around me had my calls clear and my data fast. You can check to see how good the service is in your area.
If the price doesn’t sway you there’s more. There’s no annual contract and no credit check. It’s postpaid service, billed monthly and you save $5 for each additional lines. That makes it even better for families. If you already have phones they can work on Walmart Family Mobile as long as it’s a GSM phone and unlocked.
If you want to cut down the price of your monthly phone bill this service is for you. And I know some of you are dreading adding your coming of age child to your plan, do so now with ease. The phones are affordable and so is the service. Unite your family with communication.
Some of the phones available with the service plus Walmart rollbacks:
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)
Samsung Galaxy Avant– $199 (plus a $40 Walmart Gift Card from 12/14-12/27)
Now to the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit…
The Samsung Galaxy Exhibit ($79) is a great entry-level smartphone. If you have young kids or those technophobes that refuse to join us in the 21st Century this is perfect. It looks like a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S phones and at 4oz and over 4″ tall it’s easy to handle. I almost forgot about how convenient a smaller phone is. It’s armed with 4GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. There is a front-facing camera but your selfie lovers will not be too pleased with the quality. It also has a micro sd slot so you can pop one in there for more storage. The 3.8″ LCD screen has a 480×800 resolution which isn’t the best and brightest but it’ll do.
While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the newer smartphones it’s a pretty solid phone. The native apps and downloaded apps are responsive. All the apps you need for basic use is included plus access to million apps in the Google Store. It features all the customizability as the Galaxy S phones, so you can pretty much make it your own. I was excited to see it comes with S-Voice so you have voice controls available. For a budget phone it sure has a lot of features. The only gripe I really had was with the keyboard, it was kind of cramped and my fingers are big.
- 1GHz STE U8420 dual-core processor
- WiFi calling
- MMS, SMS, Email, Instant Messaging
- Bluetooth technology
- Weight 4.27 oz
- Dimensions 4.78″ x 2.46″ x 0.42″
- Talk Time: 7 h
- Standby Time: 600 h
- Battery: 1500 mAh lithium-ion
Everyone needs a smartphone these days. While testing it certainly helped with my productivity. I always had it in my hands, I was looking up holiday recipes, blogging and tweeting my life away. Oh and doesn’t it seem like all the people you rarely talk to throughout the rest of the year always want to reach out during the holidays? I’ve been texting, facebooking, tweeting, instant messaging and chatting with a lot more friends and family. Smartphones are a godsend, all of that instantly accessible and I can multitask while doing it. One night I had the phone on speakerphone talking to a friend, cooking for Gigi, texting my aunt and browsing pinterest. I stopped and questioned how the hell I was surviving years ago when I couldn’t go all of this. Like seriously…