A Great Smartphone Plan For Teenagers

I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias 

My name is Dawn and I am the mother of a 14 year old high school freshman.  He is a child of the digital age, however, he has not been allowed to make the smartphone jump...everyone he knows has a ‘real’ phone and he has a pay-as-you-go no-data phone that keeps disintegrating.

With his increasingly busy schedule of after school activities, he needs a more dependable phone to keep us in contact. But I am a cautious mom, after all, between the 'evils' of teens with smartphones, and not being ready to commit to 2 years of leasing, extra line, data, and everything that goes into it, he might as well have a cup on a string.

So when the opportunity came along to check out the newly launched Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, I was game. It would help dad and I let go a little bit and let him take the next step in independance and see how he would do with a better quality phone and a data plan.

With unlimited talk, text and data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month for $49.88, the boy is thrilled that his new Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime looks and functions just like ours.  Not a bad start to a little more freedom....

He really loves the front-facing camera aspect, something he didn't have with his last phone...you know kids love the selfie.  But it isn't all just fun and games...from working on his website design assignment to online research, it is a great support to his laptop; he keeps his assignment open and does searches on his phone.

We love the idea of getting a free movie once a month as part of the plan; it will definately come in handy for watching on their tablets on road trips.

Disclaimer: 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 click here or refer to your local Walmart for current pricing.

I feel a little bit better about my teenager with a smartphone...are you a parent thinking about launching your child into the smartphone world?  We would love to hear your thoughts on the matter...

I have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias 

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