Walmart Family Mobile Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit

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The Walmart Family Mobile Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit allows you to sign up and use Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile. Use it with one of our phones or when you bring your own device (either standard or Micro SIM). One Family Mobile Starter Kit is required per line of service. Limit one Starter Kit per device activated.

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The Walmart Family Mobile Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit allows you to sign up and use Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile. Use it with one of our phones or when you bring your own device (either standard or Micro SIM). One Family Mobile Starter Kit is required per line of service. Limit one Starter Kit per device activated.

Walmart Family Mobile Standard & Micro SIM Starter Kit:

  • Works with unlocked compatible GSM phones.
  • Family Mobile Starter Kit includes Standard/Micro SIM card and Starter Guide
  • Monthly service not included. Service billed separately.
  • Additional lines are $24.88 per month (up to 5 per account)
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  • Learn more about Walmart’s lowest  priced  unlimited plans at  http://www.walmart.com/walmartfamilymobile
  •  Find answers to FAQs, phone manuals, how-tos, and more information on activating your new Walmart Family Mobile phone.  Visit  https://www.myfamilymobile.com
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    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: StarterKit
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.1
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 0.375 x 0.5
    Walmart No.: 551027016
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    Customer Reviews | 147 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    147 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    good service, with caveats
    4/29/2014

    Customer review by therearenonicksleft

    3.0 stars 4/29/2014 by therearenonicksleft
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    Overall, Family Mobile is a pretty good deal, and due to Walmart being everywhere, easy to start up. Grab a phone, grab a Starter Kit, put the SIM in, start your service, bam; a cheap, usable phone within 30 minutes. The downside is that getting information about plan details is nearly impossible. Until you buy the Starter Kit you can't create an online account, and you need the online account to learn how to make your monthly payments. And there is the big surprise. It turns out you CANNOT pay with your bank's online billpay. You can configure AutoPay using a credit card (generally a very bad idea), or you can pay in person at a Walmart center using cash only (no checks or credit cards!). You also don't get much of a bill; merely a text message with the amount due, or similar info shown online. I have not made a monthly payment yet, but I plan to go to my local Walmart and seeing if I can pay for 3 or 4 months in advance. That way I'm not wasting a half hour per month at the ATM and then the Walmart counter.

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    Would recommend to a friend? No
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    WORKS GREAT WITH AN UNLOCKED CELLPHONE
    10/3/2014

    Customer review by ChristianBrother28

    5.0 stars 10/3/2014 by ChristianBrother28
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    I WENT TO A WEBSITE THAT SOLD ALOT OF GENERIC NO NAME BRAND UNLOCKED CELL PHONES AND I ORDERED ONE FROM A SITE CALLED dealsmachine.com. ANY WAY WHEN IT CAME I PURCHASED THE WALMART FAMILY PLAN SIM AND IT WORKED RIGHT OUT OF THE "BOX" THE SIGNAL IS SO GOOD FROM THE WALMART FAMILY PLAN THAT I CAN NOW TALK INSIDE OF MY APT. I TRIED METRO, CRICKET, AND BOOST AN NONE OF THERE SIGNALS EVEN COME CLOSE TO WALMARTS FAMILY PLAN. AND ANOTHER THING PLUS IS IT COSTS $25 ONLINE FOR THE SIM AND THAT'S IT, YOU WILL HAVE SERVICE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU FOLLOW THE EASY STEPS OF THE SIM INSTALLATION. I WENT AHEAD AND PAID THE $40 JUST SO WHEN THE FIRST BILL WOULD COME IT WOULD ALREADY BE PAID. THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MINUTE IF YOU WERE TO GO TO ANOTHER CELL COMPANY THEY WOULD WANT YOU TO PAY FOR THE PHONE AND THE FIRST MONTH OF SERVICE, AND ACTIVATION FEE WHICH COULD BE OVER A HUNDRED DOLLARS...SO INVESTING IN WALMARTS PLAN WAS A SMART MOVE FOR ME.

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    ChristianBrother28
    Douglasville, GA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Gender:Male
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    Warning! Stay away from this service!
    4/18/2014

    Customer review by szerfas

    1.0 stars 4/18/2014 by szerfas
    by szerfas

    I am hoping one more review will convince you stay away from this service. We had poor coverage with signal level varying from nothing to full even in "covered" areas. We decided to cancel the service and this is where things really get bad. The support is off shored and does not seem to care. We were able to cancel our service but they could not tell us the final bill even thought we had the service for 2 weeks. Now this is great, they lock you out of your account when the bill shows up so you cannot pay online anymore. Next when you call their number they are going to charge you an additional fee to pay the bill on the phone. Remember you could not longer pay online. Your only other option is to go a Walmart store and get charged a smaller fee to paying the final bill. Note NONE of these fees are listed on the bill these are made up fees to pay the bill. STAY AWAY! Save you money and your time!!!

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    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Gender:Male
    LOST in Canada
    12/2/2014

    Customer review by MsKJK

    4.0 stars 12/2/2014 by MsKJK
    by MsKJK

    I would recomment this to a friend as long as they were not travelers out of the country. HOWEVER TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING - Up until I made a Thanksgiving holiday trip into Canada I was completely satisfied with my purchase. However once I crossed the border the only service I could use with my carrier was text messaging. Frantically, I had no phone roaming or gps roaming or web service of any kind. Consequentially I was sumwhat stranded in Vancouver for 4 hours trying to figure out where my son was as I had no way of contacting people to help me out of a very stressful situation. I even text my other sons, one in California & one in Oregon to phone me so they could help? They said the only got a busy signal and were unable to phone. Panick was quickly setting in. If I was able to somehow connect to roaming this was not informed suitably upon purchase. I love to travel and now am concerned that my carrier will not be substantial to take care of my travel needs. I hope this doens't happen to anyone else. Be aware...be very aware!!!

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    A mixed bag.
    10/21/2014

    Customer review by Stampy21

    2.0 stars 10/21/2014 by Stampy21
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    MyFamilyMobile (on the T-Mobile network) has strengths and weaknesses. Our family has three unlocked iphones which we use in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Overall reception is fine though we run into occasional dead spots. The price for unlimited calling, messaging, and the 5G of data is one of the best out there for no contract services. The weaknesses are the dead spots, slow data (we never come anywhere near using the allocated data as it is too slow, in turn wait for wifi); Walmart also blocks hotspot capability (which you only find out when you try to activate it on the cell phone and get a popup message to call MyFamilyMobile to activate and they then tell you they do not support it); and finally the inability to roam in most countries that we travel to. The advice is to try it to see if you are satisfied with this services strengths and can live with its weaknesses, if not there are other options out there. Its too bad the sales personnel completely lack training on the technical capabilities of the products in the store to help guide shoppers to make more informed decisions. Perhaps their online personnel can utilize their website to improve this systemic weakness.

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    Stampy21
    Mansfield, TX
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:11 - 12 months
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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