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The first smile, the first tooth, the first steps.
As parents, we remember those important first moments in our children’s lives.
We remember the first time they stayed all night with a friend, then wanted to come back home.
We remember the first time they tried to roller skate and had to hold our hands to stay upright.
In fact, we are their memory keepers for so many first moments they were too young to remember.
The last year has been full of new first moments for my youngest son.
He got his driver’s permit and got behind the wheel for the first time.
He also got his first real job and started taking classes outside of our homeschool at the local community college.
He’s doing so well at both his job and in his classes, but with them came a new first …
The need for his first cell phone.
He’d always been home the majority of the day, so there was no need for one. But getting a phone became a priority now that he’s away from home most days.
He’s also getting his first tax refund, so we gave him the go-ahead to buy one.
We shopped around and got sticker shock when we saw most of the price tags.
They would eat up his whole refund!
He’s saving money to get his first car, so he needed a phone that he could afford using only his tax refund.
We found the Samsung Galaxy On5.
It was very reasonably priced and had no annual contract, no overages, and no credit check.
And he had money left over after he bought it. The retail price was $119, but it was rollback priced at $69.
There were several service plans he could choose from, but we felt the Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan was the best value for him.
It has unlimited talk, text, & data for $49.88 that includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE† data then 2G. That’s more than enough data for him.
Since Family Mobile bills you later, you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up.
The cost is for the SIM kit. There is no activation fee, which is another plus.
The Plus Plan comes with a free VUDU movie credit that has a $7 value – the same as new release rental. We don’t have cable in our home, so he’ll love this extra feature.
Even though he’s a teenager (or perhaps because he is one), one of my biggest concerns was what kind of content he could view with his phone. When I registered his new phone and signed up for the monthly service, it eased my mind that I could set up a web filter to restrict access to adult web content.
My home – my rules! 🙂
He’s thrilled to have his own phone, and I have peace of mind that I can reach him when he’s away from home.
This is one of those first moments that I’m glad I can share with him. He’s growing up so fast.
What are your favorite “first moments” memories of your kids?
I’d also love to hear what rules you put in place for cell phone use in your home.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Vaya con Dios,
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 Walmart Family Mobile or your local Walmart for current pricing.