Get Unlimited Talk & Text, plus 1GB Data for $45 with GoPhone

I never thought I would be one of THOSE families. The ones with a bunch of cell phones.  As my kids age, and we find ourselves traveling more, however, having at least 3 phones in the family is becoming necessary.  When I first started using a smartphone in 2009, contracts were the ONLY way to go.  Now, we have many more choices, and even the best plans can be month-to-month.

Walmart's GoPhone options are very competitive, offering a variety of the latest models of phones that run on AT&T's service.  You can refill your phone with a month of service, either by buying a refill card, or refilling it directly from your phone.  For $45, you get unlimited talk, text, and 1GB of data of the 4G LTE network.  You can also purchase extra data; for $10, you'll get an additional 100 MB for browsing the web or using your favorite apps.

We tried out this service with the new HTC Desire 610.  It's a pretty slick model, and it has all of the features we want in a smart-phone, including seamless integration with our Google apps.  (Or, "my world" as I call it. I have a Blogger Blog, so using this phone made everything easier as a blogger.)  It comes with everything you see here, and the SIM card was simple to install.

Check out the video to see the full details on what this phone has to offer:

Would I use this phone and service for myself in the future? You bet.  If you are tired of contracts, I can say that this is a great alternative.  If you already have an AT&T phone, and you are aware of the coverage areas, it's a sure-thing for saving money.  Since you can also use your data plan with up to 10 devices through the mobile hot-spot feature, it can be a great buy for your whole family -- even those who don't use cell phones yet!

Visit your local Walmart for all the details, including additional plan options.

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and  compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.