Walmart Family Mobile Plans for April 2019

Today I am going to take a look at the Walmart Family Mobile plans and features for April 2019. Before getting started, I want to point out this is not a review, just a look at the plans and features currently offered. I’ve never reviewed Family Mobile before, I’m not sure if I will, but if I decide to I’ll post an update here and on YouTube as well. While I’ve discussed Family Mobile here on smartphonematters.com before, it has been a while so it is definitely time for an update.

Family Mobile is a prepaid wireless service sold exclusively by Walmart. It uses the T-Mobile network or towers. Originally Family Mobile was a joint partnership between Walmart and T-Mobile, Family Mobile is now owned and operated by Tracfone.

If you want to sign up for Family Mobile you’ll have a choice you can buy a phone directly from Walmart or you can Bring Your Own Phone. Family Mobile offers several different iPhone models and has a selection of Android phones too. If you want to bring your own phone, you’ll need to buy a $1 SIM kit from Walmart.

Plans

Family Mobile has four different monthly individual plans. All these plans include unlimited nationwide talk and text. The plans differ in the amount of 4G LTE data included each month. All the plan prices end in 88 cents, that’s a Walmart pricing thing, I think.

$24.88 Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and 1 GB of 4G LTE Data

The $24.88 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 1 GB of 4G LTE high speed data. For a limited time, Family Mobile is offering a $2.50 discount if you sign up for Auto Pay. Auto Pay is automatic payment program. Let Family Mobile automatically charge your plan to your credit card each month and you’ll get that $2.50 discount. This offer currently expires 4/31/2019.

After you use up your high speed data, you’ll still have a data connection. FamilyMobile calls this 2G data, its really slow. You’ll be connected to the internet. You may be able to send and receive email, exchange messages, or browse the web really slowly. You won’t be watching Netflix or YouTube or listening to Spotify or Apple Music with 2G data.

If you use up all your high speed data, you can buy Add-On Data. More details about that after the plans. Any unused or remaining high speed data rolls over to the next month. You can use Mobile Hotspot with this plan.

$29.88 Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3 GB of 4G LTE Data

The $29.88 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 3 GB of 4G LTE high speed data. For a limited time, Family Mobile is offering a $2.50 discount if you sign up for Auto Pay. Auto Pay is automatic payment program. Let Family Mobile automatically charge your plan to your credit card each month and you’ll get that $2.50 discount. This offer currently expires 4/31/2019.

After you use up your high speed data, you’ll still have a data connection. FamilyMobile calls this 2G data, its really slow. You’ll be connected to the internet. You may be able to send and receive email, exchange messages, or browse the web really slowly. You won’t be watching Netflix or YouTube or listening to Spotify or Apple Music with 2G data.

If you use up all your high speed data, you can buy Add-On Data. More details about that after the plans. Any unused or remaining high speed data rolls over to the next month. You can use Mobile Hotspot with this plan.

$39.88 Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and 14 GB of 4G LTE Data

The $39.88 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and 3 GB of 4G LTE high speed data. For a limited time, Family Mobile is offering a $2.50 discount if you sign up for Auto Pay. Auto Pay is automatic payment program. Let Family Mobile automatically charge your plan to your credit card each month and you’ll get that $2.50 discount. This offer currently expires 4/31/2019.

After you use up your high speed data, you’ll still have a data connection. FamilyMobile calls this 2G data, its really slow. You’ll be connected to the internet. You may be able to send and receive email, exchange messages, or browse the web really slowly. You won’t be watching Netflix or YouTube or listening to Spotify or Apple Music with 2G data.

If you use up all your high speed data, you can buy Add-On Data. More details about that after the plans. Any unused or remaining high speed data rolls over to the next month. You can use Mobile Hotspot with this plan.

$49.88 Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and Truly Unlimited 4G LTE Data

The $49.88 plan include unlimited nation wide talk, text, and unlimited 4G LTE high speed data. For a limited time, Family Mobile is offering a $2.50 discount if you sign up for Auto Pay. Auto Pay is automatic payment program. Let Family Mobile automatically charge your plan to your credit card each month and you’ll get that $2.50 discount. This offer currently expires 4/31/2019.

For data usage, Family Mobile offers the following disclaimer. If congested, customers may notice reduced speeds vs T-Mobile customers that may be further reduced for a small number of customers who use >40GB.

If you use up all your high speed data, you can buy Add-On Data. More details about that after the plans. Any unused or remaining high speed data rolls over to the next month. You can use up 5GB of 4G LTE Data for Mobile Hotspot with this plan.

Add-Ons

Family Mobile offers two add-on services, $9.88 for 1GB 4G LTE Data and $10 Extras Pack

Add-On Data

With Family Mobile you can purchase an additional 1GB of 4G LTE data for $10. While it doesn’t say it on the website, according to customer service, unused add-on data will carry over from month to month with active service.

$10 Extras Add-On

Family Mobile offers a $10 Extras add-on on with international calling and international roaming. I’m still looking for a description of the details and I’ll update this when I find them.

Discounts

FamilyMobile offers two different discounts.

First, a $2.50 mer month auto-pay discount. Auto Pay is a automatic payment program. Enroll in Auto Pay and Family Mobile will automatically charge your plan to your credit card each month. you’ll receive a $2.50 discount off your bill. According to the myfamilymobile.com this is a limited time offer through 4/31/2019. Sign up before then and you’ll continue to get the discount as long as your service is active.

Next, is Lifeline. Lifeline is a federal program that offers discounts on phone and internet service to qualified consumers. If you qualify for Lifeline, you could save up to $10 per month off your plan. See the details on FamilyMobile.com to apply for lifeline.

Wi-Fi Calling

My Family Mobile does not specifically state on their website whether they support Wi-Fi calling. Instead they direct you to the link for the Tracfone Wi-Fi Calling site where you can check if your current FamilyMobile account supports Wi-Fi calling. I suspect that most phones that support the wi-fi calling feature will work, as FamilyMobile uses the T-Mobile network which generally offers support for the feature on prepaid wireless services.

What about you? Are you using Walmart Family Mobile? Leave a reply below and share which plan you use and what you like about it.

2 Comments

  1. Brandon | | Reply

    Hey Bob, I just noticed the lower plans now have an extra gigabyte of data. The $24.88 plan is now 2gigs and the $29.88 is now 4gigs. No mention of a limited time but I think it’s probably permanent if they follow the trend of the past year.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      I’ll check it out. My guess is they needed to follow suit as all the other tracfone brands updated their plans.

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