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For my personal cell phone, I'm locked into a contract with a company that has a certain blue circle logo and rhymes with “AP&P.” Gotta say I really really REALLY hate going to their storefronts to deal with service issues. They love to charge me for EVERYTHING. Want texting? There's a fee for that. Want to browse the web? Hopefully you have a degree in tech-speak because they make customers pick from a bizarrely confusing tiered ladder of mystical megabytes per month. And if you actually want to make CALLS with that phone? Good luck. But I do have to say, this is an excellent place to go practice meditation when you’re pressed up against the walls of imagined hope and possibilities amidst a ton of patience-sapped millennials.
So when I needed to get a separate phone for work, I decided to go with Walmart Family Mobile. I liked that I could buy a quality phone (or provide one that I already owned) and get all the talk, text and web that I want for one low price with easy online account management. No renewal runaround and no crappy flip phones. Just because I'm on my “backup phone” at work doesn't mean I don't need access to an awesome phone with web capabilities! I happen to have a pretty dedicated group of guys who get into the whole Fantasy Football thing. I NEED to know the play-by-play as it happens, not whenever I get home and get around to checking the scores and stats.
Yup. No more stress for me, please. I just want to get calls and watch some football.
Walmart’s Family Mobile plan runs on T-Mobile's towers, so the service is awesome. Even out in the boonies where we live. I got the Samsung Galaxy S4 to use on my journey to discovery and it turns out, my iPhone 5 isn't all it was cracked up to be. The screen on this thing. It's huge. And not in an, “Oh my God why is that guy carrying a television in his pocket?” kind of huge but more of a, “Check out all those megapixels, I'm so jealous of his viewing experience on-the-go!” kind of huge.
I'm going to be taking full advantage of my unlimited data. Add a device which sets a new tier of smartphone expectations and capabilities and, well, my meditation days at Shmay Pee & Pee with my iPhone are over. Now, I’m in cell phone nirvana. This is a package that really works well for me, and we're actually planning to switch the whole family over as soon as Blay Wee & Wee lets us out of their stronghold.
Helloooo, streaming football. And mom, prepare yourself for a crap ton of photos coming your way via SMS. Because I have all kinds of bandwidth for that now.