Walmart Family Mobile SIM Starter Kit

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Walmart Family Mobile was designed with families in mind and offers the easiest, most affordable way to enjoy high-quality post-paid service. Every line has unlimited talk and text, so customers can be assured of no surprise overages when they receive their bill each month. The first line of service is just $45 per month and each additional line is only $25 per month.

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Walmart Family Mobile was designed with families in mind and offers the easiest, most affordable way to enjoy high-quality post-paid service. Every line has unlimited talk and text, so customers can be assured of no surprise overages when they receive their bill each month. The first line of service is just $45 per month and each additional line is only $25 per month.


Walmart Family Mobile SIM Starter Kit:

  • Powered by T-Mobile
  • Unlimited talk and text
  • First line is $45 per month
  • Additional lines are $25 per month

Specifications

Model No.: Starter Kit
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.55 x 0.44 x 0.3
Walmart No.: 550267769
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Customer Reviews | 68 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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GREATEST Cell Plan EVER!!!!
12/5/2012

Customer review by Yeaya

5.0 stars 12/5/2012 by Yeaya
by Yeaya

I have had a cell since 16 yrs old (I'm 30 now# with Sprint, Alltel, US Cellular, & T-Mobile. Always had issues with auto systems, or people at call ceters out of country, messed up billing, surprise charges, mistaken suspentions with crazy re-activation fees....it was INSANE!!!! Then wandering around Wal-Mart electronics, my husband and I about 2 yrs ago now, found a Family Mobile kiosk....sounded way to good to be true...but hey what's another cell company at this point, right?!?!?! We went for it....and OMG they dont lie!!!! No hidden fees, no roaming, no signal issues, same bill every month for a year and a half #changed recently because we now have 3 lines instead of 2# & we are ALL running brand new androids #from T-Mobile# on our plan with NO ISSUES and no crazy extra data plans!!! We have the nationwide unlimited talk, txt and web plan for all 3 lines and my bill has never been over $120 #with tax included). I only pray that Wal-Mart NEVER discontinues this!!!!

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Yeaya
North Carolina
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Poor data access; price kept going up
2/1/2016

Customer review by BigAl

1.0 stars 2/1/2016 by BigAl
by BigAl

I'm not sure where to start. I tried to get my son a cheap mobile plan - something cheaper than adding him to my standard Verizon account. We purchased a Family Mobile plan, and in no time we were paying about $38/month. The main problem was that within 10 minutes outside of Oklahoma City, he had no data access. We travel to some rural land around Maud, OK, and the entire distance from just outside OKC to Maud (including Maud) had such poor data transfer signal that he couldn't even play Pandora. I'd find a better service if I were you.

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BigAl
Would recommend to a friend? No
Awesome value! Best choice for Baltimore area
11/16/2012

Customer review by BrEngineer

5.0 stars 11/16/2012 by BrEngineer
by BrEngineer

Coverage is a little weaker than my previous carrier, but I have had no problems in Maryland. Wife and I purchased two unlocked win phones to use with this service. Both are fully compatible with Family Mobile. Just had to set them up properly - found instructions on internet. We previously had the nations largest carrier and were nervous about switching, but NO regrets. Now with the unlimited Family Mobile plan, we can use our music pass to download alsmost any song we want no matter where we are without paying extra. Also we can pull word or excel files onto the phone, edit them, and email them, which is nice when I travel around the state for work. So far no problems with reception. The win 7 phones coupled with the Family Mobile service is an incredible combination!!! The phones are like a mini PC and with the unlimited Family Mobile service, the sky is the limit with what you can do. NOTE: Walmart's site indicates the sim card is "standard" size. Just to clarify, this is a mini-sim card, so most unlocked GSM phones out there are compatible.

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BrEngineer
Baltimore, MD
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Kidney Processed Poor Service
11/2/2015

Customer review by TarHeelCheeseHead

1.0 stars 11/2/2015 by TarHeelCheeseHead
by TarHeelCheeseHead

2 lines we brought from Sprint. Kept service for 4 years, byt dropped calls began to increase, and cold not connect for adequate hearing/dialing inside most buildings. Spoke with retail rep who suggested we cancel service before end of billing period and port away numbers. Did so. Contacted WM FMP Customer (DIS)Service and advised them we were porting numbers away and closing account. Email response rec'd for us to email them with acct number, info, and acct PIN. Did so. Now being billed and dunned for month following cancellation and porting of numbers. Customer DISservice has only one response: Pay it. Wish we'd never gotten into an account with them, AVOID AT ALL COSTS! If zombie apocalypse occurs and only cell service avail is WM, refuse this and go to morse code using coconuts and spoons.

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Would recommend to a friend? No
Happy long term customer
6/8/2012

Customer review by LGOptimusT

5.0 stars 6/8/2012 by LGOptimusT
by LGOptimusT

I have had 2 lines for over a year now. So I got plenty of experience and time to rate this product. Before I switched to Family Mobile, I was very hesitant as it sounded too good to be true. I did my homework and researched all the different plans and prices from all main providers and decided to go with Family Mobile. I was sick and tired of paying about $140 a month for calls, text, and data for 2 lines. Just wanted good service and not as expensive. Even though there are smaller providers with cheap plans, the problem is that it was just local and I needed a provider that worked at national level and didn't want to have to worry about roaming fees. It's been great so far, I really have no complaints at all. The coverage is great and it really has unlimited national calls and texting. No roaming fees either. I also use the Extras Pack quite a lot to access the internet on my phone and even to make international calls. The charges are very accurate for both internet access and international calls. By the way, the quality of the international calls is very good. So, yes, Family Mobile really is as good as it sounds and I hope more families can benefit as well and save $$$, specially during these times. Cheers!

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LGOptimusT
Denver, CO
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Also on the starter kit details on the website says $45 for first line and $25 for additional lines, on the pamphlet it says $45 first line and $35 additional lines? Which is correct price for additional lines?
by an anonymous customer 5/3/2012
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  • A. Your 1st question: Starter kit contains the SIM card which allow your T-Mobile compatible handset to connect to the Family Mobile service. One-time charge of $25. You must get a separate starter kit for each phone which will be connecting to the Family Mobile service. During your communication with customer service as part of the activation process, you get your number(s) (or steps to keep your existing number) after choosing one-line service or multiple lines. Your second question: The cost stated on the website is the pricing if you choose to use a credit card to purchase the activation kit online for shipping to your home or delivered to your nearest Walmart for pickup. The pamphlet price, that you see at the store counter, is if you pay for it in the store along with any other in store purchases.
    by Zappattazz4/27/2013
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  • A. Yes, you need a starter kit for each line at $25.00 This is the SIM card needed to activate the service. You will also need unlocked phones if they are not already T-Mobile lines. Once completed your cost is $45. for the 1st line and then $35 for each additional line. The area codes for all 3 must be the same or they will have different accounts. The $25 was a promotion when it launched.
    by azlady224/27/2013
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  • A. Yes, you do have to buy a started kit for each line (family of 3 activation = $75). The second price is correct. In the past, the price was $25 for additional lines but now it's $35 for additional lines. Cheers!
    by LGOptimusT7/22/2012
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with AT&T we are charged our regular monthly fee plus an additional charge for data since we have a smart phone. Is the Walmart family plan the same?
by kinnnn 5/13/2012
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  • A. This is the activation kit which gets you the SIM card to put in your phone so you can access the Family Mobile service. This is a one-time charge of $25. Additionally you must get a monthly service plan: "Every line has unlimited talk and text, so customers can be assured of no surprise overages when they receive their bill each month. The first line of service is just $45 per month and each additional line is only $25 per month."
    by Zappattazz6/15/2013
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  • A. Your data plan is an additional fee over and above the $45 per line they charge for unlimited calling and text. You have different data packs that you can purchase and you can add them at any time as well.
    by azlady226/5/2013
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  • A. Nope, Family Mobile is not the same as AT&T as far as the additional charges for data. It works a bit differently. To access data on Family Mobile, you have to buy what they call "Extras Pack refill card" and they charge the data to that Extras Pack refill card. For example, you can buy a $40 Extras Pack and you get $1000 MB of data. Cheers!
    by LGOptimusT6/15/2013
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