This is a sponsored post that a lot of people with family scattered around the country can relate to. Luckily, keeping close and in touch has never been easier thanks to great phone plans that have unlimited talk text and data/web. This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser, for the #Thankful4Savings campaigns. All opinions are mine alone.
This time of year is bittersweet for me. I absolutely love that we spend a lot more time with my husband’s side of the family. His parents, uncle, grandma, and brothers all live very close to us and we have family dinner and game nights often. However, my family lives all over the place, with my mom, dad, brother and a few cousins, and more cousins and aunts and uncles in Nevada. The opportunities to spend quality time with any of them are few and far between, so I have to take advantage of technology, such as calls, texts, facebook, and skype, to keep me as close to them as possible.
My mom is the primary person I need to keep in touch with. As hard as it is to not have her near me, it’s even harder for her to not be able to see her only grand-kids very often. She gets to come out and visit once or twice a year, but it’s definitely not enough. In between visits the kids just grow and change so much.
Even though she is sad that she can’t cuddle with them whenever she wants, video-chatting with them helps a little bit, so we skype when we can. I also talk to her every day on the phone, and text throughout the day as well. Having unlimited talk text and data/web makes it easy to keep her updated on everything.
I love the ZTE ZMAX phone, because the 5.7″ HD Touchscreen is perfect for nice clear video calls. We don’t have to squint to see my mom, and I don’t have to lug all of the children upstairs to try and squeeze in front of the computer. We can just hang out on the couch and chat – almost as if she was here.
The ZMAX isn’t the only awesome phone you can get with Walmart’s Best Plans. They have several name-brand phones at low prices to go long with the freedom of the no-contract Walmart Family Mobile Plan.
The current roll-back deals are:
- ZTE ZMAX-$179.88 (was $199.88)
- Alcatel Evolve 2- $49.88 (was $59.88)
- Samsung Exhibit- $79.88 (was $99.88)
- Nokia Lumia 635- $99.88 (was $129.88)
- Samsung Galaxy Avant- $199.88 (Just launched!)
Setting up is easy. Grab your favorite phone and a starter kit. You can set it up in-store, or go home and do it online. It’s not a prepaid plan, so you just pay your bill at the end of the month. One line is only $34.88 a month, and you can add an additional line for $24.88 a month.
I miss my mom and can’t wait until she comes back to visit us. In the mean time we have a lot of talk, text, and data to use!