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Last month I shared that we had added a line to our Walmart Family Mobile plan for our daughter, Ella. As I shared in that post, while Ella is only 7 we had a few scary experiences that made us re-think our no cell phones for kids policy. I’m still a little embarrassed to admit that I gave my 7 year old a cell phone, but it has given me a sense of peace knowing she can reach me if she needs to.
The nice thing about Walmart Family Mobile is that it’s very budget friendly. Even though we’re paying for another cell phone line, we can still go out to eat or catch a movie.
One of my concerns about adding Ella to our Walmart Family Mobile plan was her having unfettered access to the internet on her phone. I spend a lot of time on the world wide web and I have know exactly what one can accidentally stumble upon. So I was really happy to see that I can set child controls on Ella’s phone. I found the option right in our Walmart Family Mobile online account as you can see above. The child level limits content in this category so that it contains little or no sexual content, situations, or themes; no strong or coarse language; no alcohol, tobacco or drug use; and no gambling. Some websites may contain minimal cartoon or fantasy violence.
If and when to give your child a cell phone is definitely a choice every parent has to make based on their own situation, but we’re glad we decided to do it. I love getting these cute text messages from my daughter! She’s just learning to spell and she doesn’t understand the auto correct, but I still understand what she’s trying to say. After months of using Walmart Family Mobile with both my husband and my daugther, I can definitely say that #FamilyMobileSaves! #cbias