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I know that I’ve told you before on Facebook, but in case you missed it, I’ve been living in the “dinosaur age”! I was one of the very few people I know who did not have a smart phone! I know that sounds insane to some of you. Yes, I did have a cell phone, but I didn’t even have a texting plan, so all my friends would be texting me, and I’d never text them back because every text I sent would add money owed to my bill. I once went into a cell phone/computer repair store and the man working there did not even know that they still made flip phones, until I flipped mine out, lol. So…now is the time to do a little upgrade!
Walmart Family Mobile is Affordable
I’ve been eyeing Walmart Family Mobile Plans for a while. They seems so affordable at $39.99 per month for Unlimited Talk, Text and Data/Web. If I decide I don’t want the data part of the plan, it’s only $29.99 per month for unlimited talk and text. You do have to buy a phone to go with it. I think the price of the phone has always been the main thing to hold me back. I wasn’t sure I wanted to actually buy a phone. Then, when I got to looking at them, I realized they were way more affordable than I had originally thought. Plus, it’s tax return season (for some of us anyway), it’s time to splurge a little, right? I didn’t have to splurge too much though. I ended up with the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit for $99.99.
I decided to purchase a few accessories along with my phone. I love listening to podcasts while I’m doing the dishes or driving down the road, so I decided to get myself a Bluetooth Speaker. Along with that, I also got a car charger and some earbuds (I’m serious about listening to podcasts, lol).
How I’ll Use My New Phone
As a blogger, there are many times when I’m out and about that I really NEED to check my email or Facebook. If it was likely that I would need to do that before I returned home, I would bring my tablet along with me and pull over to a McDonalds or a motel and do what I needed to do while I was out, utilizing their free WiFi. I won’t have to do that any longer (Yay!). I’m hoping to be able to use it while waiting for appointments at doctor’s offices and just be able to use my down time when I’m out and about and nobody needs me for anything.
I do have a pet peeve though. When people choose to interact with their phones more than they choose to interact with other people, it drives me crazy. My goal will be to not make that phone and what I have access to within it #1 when I’m with others. I want each person I’m spending time with around me to feel just as important as I like to feel. If it’s possible to engage in conversation with those around me, my priority will be to do just that.
So far, I LOVE my new phone. (and I keep finding my kids trying to steal it to fill it up with photos, lol!)
It’s taking a bit to get used to the touch screen (as I’m used to the dinosaur flip phone), but….I can see that it’ll get easier as time goes on. I’m working on finding a bunch of great apps and loading all of my contacts in. Before I know it I’ll be proficient at this Smart Phone business. :) It’s great to be among the rest of you! :)