Back to College with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

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I have mentioned before that our oldest daughter heads off to college in less than a year. #Phones4School #CollectiveBias. One of the things on our to-do list is to research cheap wireless plans. We desire to get her set up with a technological life line a.k.a a cell phone when she is away from home. A cell phone will enable her to communicate when she’s out, give her a life line if she gets stranded or if, God forbid, she runs into trouble. We also want her to have a phone for when she starts driving by herself in a few months.


My daughter was away at her cousin’s house all weekend. It was fun to surprise her with a trip to the store to buy her an early college present. We purchased Alcatel One Touch Fierce ($99.88) for $34.88/month, an unlimited talk text and data/web plan with Walmart’s Family Mobile (T-Mobile is the carrier), plus $25 for the starter kit. We love the unlimited aspect of this plan. It is also affordable for a college student on a limited budget. Bobbie is already figuring on paying for her phone herself. Of course, we are not complaining!

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On the way home in the car she was setting up her calendar, which she is going to need to keep track of classes, assignments, exams and activities while she is away in college. She is obviously very excited to have her own smart phone! Other features she likes are the graphics. She is also looking for apps for homework, budgeting and exercising. She is having fun learning her way around her new phone.

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The Alcatel One Touch Phone is perfect for college students because it is not only portable but it is a smart phone with all the bells an whistles – talk, text, web/data, 4G capability, camera and a 4.5″ touch screen. The monthly plans are budget friendly for both students and families.

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  1. Colleen says:

    What a great tool for her, it is amazing how much we use our phones. I’m always looking for fun apps to add.

  2. LyndaS says:

    My daughter had a tire blow out when she was on her way to school one day. It happened when she was on a busy interstate. Luckily, she was able to pull over and call me. (Kudos to the stranger that called 911 for her and to the female officer who stayed with us while my husband changed the tire.) You never know when your kids might need to call.

  3. Liz Mays says:

    It’s such a great way to start someone out with a cell phone. There’s no denying that the service is super affordable, and yay for a phone with bells and whistles.

  4. Raijean says:

    I love, love, love Walmart Family Plans so affordable…

  5. Seems like there’s no excuse to contact mom and dad back home :) Looks like a great phone and I love the flexibility with the different plans.

  6. Tammy says:

    That’s the plan we have and our daughter just started college! I can tell you right now it is saving us a fortune in overages because of the unlimited talk and text. She’s not using it to text us though (sigh) she’s having “too much fun” at college already and has a list of friends a arm’s length long buzzing her phone all day!

  7. The Walmart plan is such a great plan!

  8. It really does help that it’s so affordable!

  9. Looks like a great device for my teen!

  10. Ty says:

    Looks like a great device for teens!

  11. Kathy says:

    I love these plans for college students. They are making it affordable and I appreciate it.

  12. HilLesha says:

    I can’t way to sever ties with my current plan and go back to this route. I miss not having to pay a costly phone bill. :)

  13. Jenn says:

    Sounds like a great phone, the calender will come in especially handy.

  14. This looks like a great little phone to use. I love how many features it comes with.

  15. Marcie W. says:

    What a sweet gesture! I need to look into a Walmart Family Mobile plan for us in the coming years as my children become old enough to have their own phones. Great to know we don’t have to break the bank.

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