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2.11.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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2.08.2016

Keeping Up With The Busy Life #DataAndAMovie

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Being a mom is not an easy job. We are always on the go. From the early morning til the wee hours of the night. And yet, our job is never done. Even when the day is over. I know how hectic life can get. I have three children myself and they are always needing and wanting my attention. I'm constantly being pulled in every direction you can think of.

I'm not only a mom though, I'm a blogger, run my own business, and I homeschool my children. There's a lot of superpowers I would say to all of that. So what does a busy mom like me do on the go or to keep up with everyone's schedules? Go to Walmart of course!

I know you will think I'm crazy when I tell you this, but I do not own a cell phone. That is right! I don't and haven't for almost five years. And it's because my husband and I just couldn't afford it. Cell phone prices are just too much out of our budget and have been for many years. When we used to have cell phones, we were paying $210 a month for two lines for unlimited everything. Not to mention the phones themselves were around $400 each. 

So we got rid of them and said it wasn't worth it. Until now that is, thanks to Walmart and their new Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan which is only $49.88 a month per line. This plan offers Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data, which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data. 


The most data I have used in a month at one time was around 12GB but I was streaming movies all day everyday. So that really can eat up a data plan. Walmart's Family Mobile Plus plan is perfect for anyone who uses a ton of data like that and so much more affordable. You can also add lines and save $5 each month per line added. If that isn't enough to impress you, they also give you a free movie on VUDU every month  ($7 value), per line.

With unlimited data, I am able to keep up with my busy life and schedule on the go. Something I was never able to do before. I love that it is no contract and that you are charged at the end of each month, not the beginning. This way I can finally have a cell phone for an affordable price at home, or on the go.

So I purchased the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime at Walmart for only $79.92, which is on rollback from $99.92. This phone is very nice. It's lightweight, and holds a lot of apps. I have found that the download time is quick and a breeze. Not to mention, it has a nice camera on it. I take a million photos a day and I can't stand a bad camera. This one has me really happy with the quality.

If the kids and I left the house to meet up with someone, I was never able to know if they were running late, changed their mind, or even lost trying to find their way because I could never receive a text or call from them, or even a message on Facebook. And I can't tell you how frustrating that can be when you make plans and sit and wait and wait and wait for them and they never show up and you can't get the message why. But now that won't be an issue because I can get updates from people while out of the house.

Also, there is so much more I can do with unlimited data when I need it and not being worried about the limitation of using up my data. And being that we are homeschoolers, we love to go out and explore and take on the day. But sometimes, we never know what the weather may be. Now we can no matter where we are.

I can check the weather app no matter where I am to make sure our plans are good for that day. Or if we have to reschedule and plan around the weather. And one thing I would hate is when I would forget to check before we left the house. Now, that doesn't have to worry me. I can always stay on track.


Another reason to love unlimited data is that I'm the mother of a violinist. My nine year old is very talented and plays the violin. So we are always headed off to lessons, recitals, concerts, and group sessions. Always on the go with violin. It's nice to have a data plan that allows me to use the GPS to get us where we need to be without using up all my data, and so much easier than using a printed map. A GPS is really useful for a mom on the go. It has been a huge help in our lives.


As a working woman, running my own business as well, this phone plan helps me stay on top of things. I can get business updates and stay in touch with my clients and my assistants faster and easier. It sure helps a lot to be able to be more available to them with the touch of a button. Now, no matter where I am, I can still run my business from my fingertips. Whether it be 9 o'clock in the morning and I'm out at the grocery store, or 9 o'clock at night sitting at home. That makes working a lot easier. It keeps the flow going without hours passing and not being able to check my messages or emails and have people waiting on me to get back with them.



Also, since I'm so addicted to Instagram, I'm able to snap photos and upload them with ease. I don't know why, but I feel Instagram gives me a little escape. I just love sharing and scrolling through my feed. And I don't have to worry about how many photos I take and share on Instagram with this data plan. It makes it great to be worry free while grabbing some time to myself in the day. And with the great camera, I can take great looking photos every time.



And it's also great for when my daughter needs to take a break from her school work to catch up on her favorite Youtube videos. It also gives me a break for a few minutes to catch up on what I need to start doing next. Thirty minutes of putting the busy day on hold to catch up on your newest subscriber videos is just what we need some days....according to her.



And at the end of a long day, sometimes I just want to sit around with my children and watch a movie to relax into the evening. As I mentioned earlier, the Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan gives you a free movie of your choice every month on VUDU. Now we can all enjoy a nice family movie night without spending a dime.

There are so many choices to choose from. And one of the best parts about this is that you are able to stream the movie to any compatible device such as a Smart TV. That is what we use and it's great so that we can all enjoy the movie on a big screen where everyone can see it.

And sometimes, when I can get some "me" time and in the mood for a movie that interests me, I'm able to grab a glass of wine, some nail polish and get to watching VUDU. Usually this time on my laptop since I can take it in the bedroom with me and use headphones. It's a nice perk to this phone plan. And who can say no to a free movie? Not I!



So that is how I stay on top of a busy life with the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan. What do you think? Have you heard of the Walmart Mobile plans or do you currently use them? I would love to hear your opinions and how you keep up with life using your mobile device.

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/28aqc or your local Walmart for current pricing. 

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2.04.2016

THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP


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