Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile + Data and a Movie

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Blogging with Walmart Family Mobile

Cell phones are an important and necessary part of our everyday life.  In our household they are a must-have for communicating with my husband and son when they are away from home.   It’s also important for us to be able to text and get important messages from our son’s school about early dismissal and other news.  And of course, the family needs a good data plan for email, social media, gaming and more!

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With plans starting at low as $29.99 per line, Walmart Family Mobile makes it easy and affordable for my family to get everything we want out of our cell phones!  Their newest plan is the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan featuring Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data.  It includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE data PLUS a free movie on VUDU (a $7 value) every month per line for $49.88.

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This is a great plan!  We love movies, and with a free $7 movie, we can easily stream movies on our television and other devices.

And we can always use extra data! Our son especially likes to use his phone to play games and watch video, and my husband’s been known to do this during his downtime as well.  And for me, my cell phone is a must-have tool for my blog and Etsy shop!

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As a blogger and Etsy shop owner, it is important for me to be able to conduct business even (and especially) when I’m away from home.

A good data plan allows me to respond to emails and Etsy conversations in a timely maker, which can often make a different in getting a campaign or sell or not getting it.

It also helps me to interact and share on social media, even when I’m away from home.  Instagram is an app that does not have a non-mobile component, and as you know we bloggers are often required to use this app for campaigns, so without a good cell phone, I would be very limited in this regard.

I also enjoy being able to access my other social media profiles when I’m away from home.  Whether I’m in the car waiting for our son to get out of school, or I find myself in a situation outside our home with a lot of downtime, our data plan gives me the opportunity to get a little extra sharing and communication in, even when I’m away from my desk.

Finally our data plan allows me to use Periscope when I’m away from home.  Although I haven’t yet scoped myself, there are several bloggers who scope through the week on everything from blogging strategies and personal development to homemaking, and I really enjoy watching those videos.  Of course, anytime you start watching videos, your data can get used up rather quickly, so having a little bit extra is a lifesaver!

Walmart Family Mobile Phones


My family has purchased a few different Walmart Family Mobile phones since the service became available.  Most recently we purchased the Samsung GALAXY GRANDPrime.  This phone is currently on rollback for $99.  (It was $149.)

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime

The phone is great for bloggers because it features a 5 inch screen (a great size for looking through emails and working on social media or your blog when you’re away from home).

It also has an excellent 8 MP Camera and 5 MP Front-facing camera.  This feature is important to me as a blogger, because I enjoy using Instagram and sending photos over social media, not to mention, I need a good phone to take in-store photos for posts.  And before I finally purchased my DSLR camera in 2014, I actually used my cell phone as my camera for blog photos, so if you do that as well, then this phone would be great for that.

Walmart Family Mobile Display

You can purchase the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and other great smart phones and a starter kit at your local Walmart.  Just check out the electronics section.  Or you may purchase select phones online from

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 What would you do with a little extra data and the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan? Please tell us in the comments.

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