I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Every Smartphone deserves the joy of No-Contract Unlimited Plans! My teen deserved a Smartphone! This combination made for the best Christmas present, ever! There was no way in the world I was going to consider giving my teen a Smartphone for Christmas unless I could get reliable and inexpensive Unlimited Plans! If you all remember, after Thanksgiving, I went to Walmart, where I met Aaron, the most amazing sales associate. He hooked me up with a Concord Smartphone on one of the #FamilyMobileSaves unlimited plans. I also made sure to get three months of service to make this an extra special gift. On the night before Christmas, he also helped me get the phone line connected with the service I chose from the Unlimited Plans options! Aaron is such a great asset to Walmart.
Keeping the secret from my oldest son, Antonio, 14, was an entire family project. He’s smart. He knows I blog. We had to stay one step ahead of him for an entire month. This was going to be his first ever Smartphone. He had a text/talk only phone that was stolen. He begged me to replace it. I wanted him to be more responsible with his things. When I saw the great deal on the Concord Smartphone and the Unlimited Plans, I decided it was time to give Antonio a new and upgraded phone!
Finally, on Christmas Eve, at his grandparents house, he got the present he’s always wanted. A box of medicine? Wait, that can’t be right! Look at this boy trying to hold back the smiles. Pure joy, caught on film! With the phone RINGING in the wrapped little box, he was still oblivious. Until…
When it finally hit him, Antonio’s first question was whether or not I got him one of the Unlimited Plans. I gave him this look – like, “DUH!” Seriously, every Smartphone should come with Unlimited Plans! How else can someone get the most out of their Smartphone? With #FamilyMobileSaves, the no-contract Unlimited Plans are super affordable! In fact, it’s less than what many parents pay to add a line for their kids with other carriers. Every year, the kids open presents from extended family on Christmas Eve at their grandparents’ house. They open presents from us on Christmas morning and we relax all day. Something was SO different about Christmas morning this year. Antonio wasn’t even interested in opening his presents on Christmas morning because he was too occupied with his new phone! It’s was a see-it-to-believe-it moment! Luckily, I captured that too.
It was a dream come true when Antonio got his first ever Smartphone!
As hard as it is to let our kids grow up, we must. The things they have to learn in life are going to be learned, one way or the other. I’d rather be the one teaching my son about technological safety and awareness. In less than two years he’ll be driving. That’s what we need to think about. We can’t protect our children from exposure to technology. We can prepare them and give them the right tools and experience to make safe and Smart(phone) decisions. This was the perfect gift for him!
It’s true, #FamilyMobileSaves! Now Antonio can sit with his friends and use enormous amounts of data from his phone! Every month I used to get several $10.00 increases to my home internet bill due to excessive data use from constant streaming of soccer videos on the tablets. The #FamilyMobileSaves Unlimited Plans are so affordable. With the money I’ll save from no more extra charges on my home internet, it will be like getting Antonio’s Smartphone service for free! I also appreciate the convenient online account management! I’m not ready to give that up.
I wanted to show my readers just how easy it was to setup the new service on the #FamilyMobileSaves plans. In store activation was super quick. Aaron remembered me from when I purchased the phone. He seemed almost as excited as I was about my son’s first Smartphone! I know Christmas is over, but this is a perfect way to start off the New Year with your own teen. They WILL be exposed to technology no matter how much you forbid it. You have the opportunity to take the technological journey WITH your teen. Be involved. They grow up too quickly.
As soon as I turned on the phone it was ready to set up. A quick touch of the screen, and you’re off. You don’t have to be technologically savvy to setup the phone. The interfaces are easy with terrific guided instructions. To show you how to setup the service, I went to http://www.myfamilymobile.com and clicked on “Activate a phone.” I was prompted to tell the site how many phones I wanted to activate. Then I had to choose the phone I was connecting. Easy!
You even have the option to transfer an existing number. Amazing. I loved how easy this was. The SIM number, activation code, and IMEI are readily available on your phone and SIM card packaging. You’ll also be prompted to enter in your information for your new account. Don’t worry. It’s simple. Remember, this is a no-contract service with Unlimited Plans.
Review your order. Confirm. You’re set! Giving a Concord Smartphone to Antonio with no-contract service and Unlimited Plans made it his favorite Christmas ever. I truly think I was just as excited to see the joy on his face. I’m not worried about him leaving this phone laying around. He hasn’t let go of it since he pulled it out of the medicine box. Haaaa! This Christmas, I spent less on gifts than I ever have. I’m thrilled that it turned out to be a favorite. Even little brother, Pedro (9), thought it was the best gift. Not only was he in on the big secret, but he knows that big bro will shortly be bribing him to do chores in exchange for using the phone. Pedro is all over it! Happy Holidays to all the 24/7 Modern Families out there! By: Alicia Gonzalez (All opinions are my own.)