My family needs more of everything. Including data.

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Our growing family uses more of everything. Including data. #DataAndAMovie

We’ve been home with our new son for almost a month now, and I must say that I’m pleasantly surprised at how well things have been going. Sure, every day has its share of awkward moments, but we get through them. And we’re growing through those awkward moments as we navigate through our new normal as a family of six.

One thing that has surprised us about adding a teenage boy to our family is how much more we need of everything. The amount of laundry has increased exponentially.We go through an insane amount of milk and juice each week. And, over the last month, I think I’ve flipped more pancakes and scrambled more eggs than I did during the entire year last year. OK. I might be exaggerating just a little bit. But I think you get the point.

Worth It

And that’s OK. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Because he’s totally worth it. I love this kid and am amazed at how well he’s fit into our family in such a short time. We’re doing our best to keep him connected to his roots. It’s a promise we made to him and to each other.

One great way we’ve been able to keep him connected is by talking with friends who used to live with him in Ethiopia but now live here in the States. He’s had several video chats with friends around the country. He gets so excited and animated while talking with his friends in Amharic. It’s heartwarming. And it’s balm for the soul.

There’s a problem, though. The data required for his hour-long chats can add up over time. We need a plan with a robust data component in order to be able to keep up with all of this video chatting that he’ll be doing with his old friends. Fortunately, Walmart Family Mobile has the perfect plan to fit our needs.

Walmart Family Mobile PLUS at Walmart #DataAndAMovie

Walmart Family Mobile has launched a new plan that gives our family exactly what we need: the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data. For only $49.88 a month, we get access to up to 10 GB of high-speed 4G LTE data for all the streaming, surfing, and video chatting we need. In addition to this great deal, you also get a free movie a month through VUDU (up to a $7 value), which you can watch on your laptop, tablet, Chromecast, SmartTV, or Roku.

There’s a good variety of phones available with this plan. A few are even available on Rollback*. Here are some of the phones that are available:

  • Samsung Galaxy GRAND Prime – $99.00 (on Rollback from $149.00)
  • Samsung Galaxy CORE Prime – $79.92 (on Rollback from $99.92)
  • HTC Desire 626s- $129.00
  • LG G Stylo – $179.00 (was $199.00)
  • LG Leon LTE: $69.82 (on Rollback from $99.82)

Samsung Galaxy GRAND Prime and Walmart Family Mobile PLUS

I went with the Samsung Galaxy GRAND Prime. With the Rollback price of $99, it’s a great deal, but I chose this phone for one main reason: the front-facing camera. At 5MP, the camera on this phone is one of the highest-quality front-facing cameras around. That’s great when you want to take a selfie, which I’ve been accused of doing quite a bit.

selfie with new phone

But that’s not the only reason I’m excited about the front-facing camera. The main reason is the video chatting. If Weldu is going to be spending time video chatting with old friends, it makes sense to have the best camera available for him. Right?

Weldu holding the Samsung Galaxy GRAND Prime

It’s tax season. Refunds are on their way. If you’re like our family, you’re looking to maximize your tax refund. With its unlimited talk, text, data, and a free VUDU movie every month, the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan is a great way to stretch your tax refund dollars.

Free VUDU movie every month with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS

I have to say we’re pretty excited about the free movie every month. With a growing family and a limited budget, we’re going to have to start getting creative with our nights spent as a family. Long gone are the nights where we can all go out to a movie together. Spending time together gathered around our TV and sharing  a giant bowl of popcorn while watching a free movie at home is a pretty great way to spend an evening as a family.

Walmart Family Mobile has been a great deal for us. And now that our family requires more of everything, I’m glad that Walmart Family Mobile PLUS is available to give us more data.

Have you considered the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan? Click here to find out more information about this great deal. What will you do with your unlimited data? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

*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 here or your local Walmart for current pricing

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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What a fantastic story – much luck to you and your new son! It’s great that he can keep in touch with friends and you now have the data to help him stay connected! #client