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First day of school today and it felt like a party at the bus stop!  Everyone was sporting new sneakers & backpacks and there were lot of smiles on faces {and not just the mamas!}.  Before we walked to the bus stop, we had to take our first day of school pictures… and selfies!

first day of school selfie #justacallaway

Even though I’m not ready for the summer to be coming to an end, I know that my Ellie girl is just a phone call away.  Overall, I consider myself a pretty laid back Mom, but having a child with severe food allergies is a game changer.  

best buds on the first day of school

Today Ellie starts first grade and I know that there will soon be lots of phone calls and text messages with the school and our classroom teacher as they get to know Ellie and navigate her food allergy in the classroom.  Having unlimited talk and text through Walmart Family Mobile is an affordable solution for families like mine who need to stay in touch throughout the day.  

walmart family mobile #justacallaway

Purchasing and activating a phone could not be simpler than the Walmart Family Mobile plan.  It’s as easy as selecting a phone {I chose the Samsung Grand Prime at $149.00} and a starter kit {$25.00}.  The activation process can be done from the comfort of your own home.  If you shop with children, then you especially know how convenient it is to be able to do this at home!  

Just a Quick 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 or your local Walmart for current pricing.

IMG_6908After your initial purchase and activation, an Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data plan is just $29.88 per month.  The data on this plan includes up to 1 GB of 4G LTE Data.  So, yes there are some up front costs but then you own your phone.  If you have ever financed a phone, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.  

The Walmart Family Mobile service is also a great option for teens who go to sports practices or after school activities and may need to phone Mama for a ride home.  With lots of phone options at different prices, there’s really a phone to fit every family’s needs.

samsung grand price walmart family mobile #justacallaway


These kids!  They are growing up too quickly, but I know that she’s in good hands from the moment she jumped on the school bus this morning!  

first day of school on the bus

How can Walmart Family Mobile help you stay connected to people as we head back to school? Leave a comment and let me know!