One Month Later: Jason’s First Cell Phone and the Value of a Cheap Wireless Plan

Jason’s had his own cell phone for about a month now. As I originally shared with you, we’ve always wanted him to have one solely because he has severe food allergies. So it’s a safety issue. Thankfully, he hasn’t had to use it in an emergency yet, and hopefully never will! But it has been great seeing how easy and inexpensive the Walmart Family Mobile plan is. Considering I’ve been having some major “disagreements” with …

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When Your 5th Grader Has Food Allergies, a Cheap Wireless Plan Isn’t So Strange


I’ve mentioned before that Jason has food allergies. He’s severely allergic to tree nuts, peanuts and seeds. He carries around an epipen with him in a small black-and-white checkered backpack, along with a water bottle. Yep, he can’t even share a water fountain. What he doesn’t carry around, though, is a cell phone. So finding a good, cheap wireless plan is certainly something Allie and I have discussed. Yep, it’s tough raising a kid with …

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