As we #MarchIntoSavings, you’ll find a vacation checklist and unique ways to use your Walmart Family Mobile 4G LTE phone service in this post. This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser; we are honored to work with both. All opinions are honest and our own.
Walmart best plans are fast and reliable on my new cell phone, the Alcatel One Touch Evolve 2, when planning our Spring Break trip to Ireland. We want to use the lowest priced unlimited plans available so that we can save our money and spend the night in a real life castle on St. Patrick’s Day!
We’re a prior military family and travel has always been important to us. It’s going to take a lot of “green” for this vacation so we’ve been saving. We cut out unnecessary expenses (bye bye daily coffee) and upgraded our cell phone service for only $29.88/month plus a one time starter kit (sim card) fee of $25.
We now have unlimited talk text and data/web, which includes 500MB of 4G LTE data speeds. We used to pay this astronomical amount before. [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 your local Walmart for current pricing.]
We had no idea we needed 4G LTE service until the cute little rep in the electronics department (back of the store near TV’s) explained that it’s the fastest speed for downloading pictures and videos; we will definitely be taking a lot of those on the trip! And I learned that data is needed for everything except text messages (hubby already knew this), which explains why mine was so slow.
Planning for an overseas trip can be stressful as there are so many things that need to be done. Here’s a vacation packing checklist [click to download] or take a snapshot of it on your phone and you’ll remember everything you need while out and about.
Let’s face it, Mom’s do the most prepping so besides the dozens of texts that I sent to friends, family and even our travel agent, I used our data plan to:
- Find my Leprechaun name (Fightin’ McKnob)
- Email my boss and ask for time off
- Browse airline tickets, car rentals and hotels (Clontarf Castle it is)
- Create reminders in the phone’s NOTES app
- Check the status of our passports online
- Reserve the doggy daycare for Tukker
- Purchase winter clothing online (hey, we’re in Florida, it’s 82 degrees)
- Set our home’s security cameras to record
- Take a photo of the airport parking lot number so we could find the car
- Download a walking guide of Dublin
- Transfer money to our account so we can convert it to Euros ($1USD=$.092 EU)
Honestly, with the amount of time spent on these tasks, I’m thrilled we found the unlimited talk text and data/web or we’d definitely be paying overages.
Walmart Family Mobile is “all about the green” for St. Patrick’s Day which is why they offer the lowest priced unlimited plans around. They save us over $40 each month per phone so we’ll buy souvenirs from a magical country we’ve always wanted to visit. Going forward, they will help us cut our monthly cell phone service budget in half. That’s the real POT OF GOLD at the end of the rainbow!
Tell me in the comments how you will #MarchIntoSavings this month o’green.
Leave a comment below with your Leprechaun name! Are you ready to upgrade your cell phone service?
Hovering high and low, Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad