www.janeanesworld.com teenie bopper gets phone

 

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It is sensational to be able to reward your children for accomplishing great things. My teenie bopper is graduating from high school this year and going off to college. She has insisted that she is not going to  a local school, but wants to go out-of-town to a university. Last month, I wrote an article about how I was looking for a good cell phone plan for her to take off to college with her. I wrote about the best wireless plan I found at my local Walmart store.  Today she finally got the phone.

This is the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit with the 5mp camera and some great pre-loaded software. Walmart Family Mobile #SoFab

This is the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit with the 5mp camera and some great pre-loaded software. Walmart Family Mobile #SoFab

 

I had been waiting for just the right occasion to give her the phone. Today was the day! She had been doing so many wonderful things, I did not think I could make her wait any longer. What wonderful things had she been doing you ask? I will tell you, she was getting accepted to colleges and universities. Over the past few weeks she received acceptances to the following:

  • Spelman College
  • Howard University
  • Xavier University
  • Clark Atlanta University

 

Of course my husband and I are so very proud of her. We decided not to wait any longer but to hand her the phone after she stopped celebrating her latest acceptance today.

 

 

www.janeanesworld.com teenie bopper gets phone

 

When we handed her the phone she was so excited. After all, what teenaged girl would not want a new cell phone. The phone was so inexpensive at only $99.98. Because she is a smart girl, she immediately looked at the phone’s features and specs.   The specs really are quite impressive, check them out:

  • 5 mp camera
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  •  GB internal memory, 4 GB ROM
  • Resolution 800 x 480
  • Display 3.8″
  • Battery talk time up to 9  hours

She made me laugh when she started taking all her selfies (aka self portrait photos). You can tell she is young because she immediately started taking photos. She did not need time to redo her hair, put on makeup or change clothes. Perhaps one of the privileges of youth is that you always look camera ready!

www.janeanesworld.com teenie bopper selfies

 

Next she started downloading 101 apps on the phone. She used the Play Store app on the phone and had no problem getting all the cool apps she and her friends seem unable to live without.  She downloaded:

  • Snapchat
  • Skype
  • Tumblr
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Kik
  • Vine
  • Pinterest
  • And a bunch more with amazing  speed

 

I showed her the messenger style case I made for the phone and she seemed to really like it which made me very happy. The next thing I knew she was on the phone texting her friends. She of course had to let everyone know about her latest college acceptance and her new phone.  Teenie bopper was happy to have a new phone and my husband and I were happy to have given her the best wireless plan. We decided to go with the $39.88 per month unlimited talk, text and web plan. We thought this plan would be good because although she doesn’t call us often now, I know she is going to want us to hear her voice on the phone as she begs for money from college.

 

This is the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit with the 5mp camera and some great pre-loaded software. Walmart Family Mobile #SoFab

 

 

I checked the coverage maps for the schools where she was  applying before I bought the phone so I know whether she is in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. or New Orleans, she will have good coverage talking, texting or surfing. Those things are important features and part of what makes this plan from Walmart Family Mobile the  best wireless plan for us to help prepare our teenie bopper for college.

 

 

www.janeanesworld.com teenie bopper texting

 

 

While I am delighted that my teenie bopper got accepted to her first and second choices for college. I am a little nervous about sending my baby off in the world on her own. Having reliable phone service  as part of the Walmart Family Mobile network and a phone made by a quality company like Samsung  and the very affordable phone plan do make me feel a little better about it all. I am so very happy to be able to give my teenie bopper this gift to celebrate the wonderful things she is accomplishing. This is a great step in the journey to letting her go off to school in the fall. It is one of the small steps I need to take along the way.

In conclusion, it is sensational to be able to reward your children for accomplishing great things. So, the question for you this sensational day is, what is the best reward you have ever given one of your children?


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Walmart Family Mobile – Best Wireless Plan – A Reward for Teenie Bopper — 76 Comments

  1. Love that you made a case for her phone. You must be so proud with all her accomplishments. Glad that WFM was a good choice for her and that it has coverage in the areas of all the schools that accepted her. #client

  2. Woohoo Go Teenie Bopper! She is amazing and I wish her luck in making her decision on which one of the AWEsome schools to go to! Having a great phone while you’re away from home is a comfort … to you and to her!

  3. We have a family of eight and our cell bill is horrible. I am switching us over to this plan in February. Thank you for sharing with me how up todate this Walmart wireless plan phones are..

  4. Congrats Teenie Boper! I know she’ll do world… you’ll make sure of that! With so much going on, it is great knowing that you’re only a phone call away.

  5. Congrats to your daughter on her college acceptance. I remember what it felt like to get that letter and it’s such a thrilling feeling. We have the Walmart Family Mobile Wireless plan and I think it’s awesome. We’ve saved so much money with it!

  6. Wow, $39.88 is a great price for an unlimited plan! Congratulations to your daughter for her recent college acceptances – and to you for raising such a smart girl.

  7. She deserves it! I’m glad you gifted her the phone to reward her accomplishments. Funny that she took selfies! I use my phone to call, text and Google! My nephews are like your daughter though and want the bells and whistles. My sister wants to affordability which this phone seems to have!

    • She was looking at the Spelman website all weekend She really likes the white dress orientation program at the beginning of the year.

  8. She so deserves that new phone! I love the Walmart plans for tweens and teens. Low price and they get a cool new gadget. Congratulations, teeny bopper!

  9. How exciting for your daughter! My biggest reward was a trip to NYC for my youngest when she graduated High School. It was just her and I on the trip and I’m so glad to have been able to do that for her.

  10. I don’t have any children of my own. The best “reward” I ever got from my parents was a chance to go on a 2 month mission trip when I was 16. They helped me pay for part of it, fundraise for the rest, and trusted me enough to go across the world for a summer. It was an awesome experience!

  11. This is so nice for your daughter! I totally get being nervous about sending your daughter out on her own. It’s not an easy thing to do. My son is 27 and I still check in constantly and try to tell him what to do.

  12. Awesome!! Being accepted to a university is an excellent accomplishment and being accepted to the one you want (first choice) is even better!!! My babies are still at the I want everything stage so it’s hard to truly reward them with something they really want because that changes with the wind. I have a Samsung and love it! I think it’s very cool that Walmart offers a brand with such a reputation for great quality and at a fixed price that won’t break the bank. Congrats to you and your family!! Look forward to a bunch more selfies. When she leaves for college you will have a new appreciation for them! 😉

  13. $40 a month is excellent! I was allowed to have my own phone as soon as I could pay for it myself. My dad paid the very first bill and then it was up to me! But that was years ago before a flip phone existed and bag phones were only a few years old. That first phone was ENORMOUS!

  14. It is a great way to save some money each month. Previously we were paying $60 per month for the same plan, this is a nice savings.

  15. I chuckled when I read teenie booper – guess I’d never seen it written out – funny!! My son is young and our rewards are different, but all are to be given at the right times!! Happy New Year!

  16. Best reward I’ve given my children gas been me becoming a stay at home mom so I could homeschool. And congrats to your daughter. We do have some terrific colleges here in GA.

    • One of the great thing about being a modern mom is the choices and option that allow us the freedom to be creative in the ways we parent. Teenie bopper does seem to like the GA schools.

  17. Congrats on your daughter and all of her acceptances! She really has her pick of the college she wants to attend. And getting a Samsung smartphone had to be a nice gift for her too. I am surprised it was less than $100 given its features.

  18. I have a couple friends that have bought a family Walmart plan for their kids. I am thinking of doing the same.

  19. This is such a great idea, giving a cell phone to a college-bound student! Especially with Walmart Family Mobile, they’re so inexpensive!

  20. We recently turned our phone off…the rates were killing us and the increase in taxes hurt, as well. Right now, we don’t need a cell phone, but I will keep this in mind as our needs change.

  21. What an exciting time for your family! Congratulations to your daughter for her academic achievements. I wish her much success and many Blessings. You are really sending her to school in style and with a great plan to stay in touch. 🙂

  22. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on the plan. I’m in the process of looking for a new provider, and honestly, I’m lost. It’s such a process and one I don’t have time for. I appreciate any advice I can get on different plans!

  23. I helped my son buy a car when he was younger. My 11-year old grandson just got his first phone. It’s amazing how quickly they learn to use it. I think I’m getting old.

  24. My oldest daughter is desperate for a phone! This plan sounds like something my husband and I should really consider for her. Thanks for the review!

  25. Congratulations on her school acceptances. What a great way to reward her hard work and make sure you are able to stay in touch once she leaves.

    Your cell phone holder is super cute!

  26. So happy for you and your family and those accomplishments. A cellphone is like a best friend to many of these kids and finding one that is nice and affordable is really, really important. Glad you shopped around and found something you both loved and that made the Teenie Bopper happy! I love it

  27. Congratulations to her, and to you for raising such an amazing young lady! This phone is going to be her life-line to a new world, and to return to you as well.

  28. Looks like she really loves the phone! I wish we ahd som great wireless plans in Spain too!

  29. First, huge CONGRATULATIONS to the Teenie Bopper! What wonderful accomplishments! I did not realize the WalMart plans and phones were so affordable. I need to check out their service areas for the places I frequent. This would be a great bill to trim down. Thanks for sharing!

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