Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as a participant in the Walmart Moms Program.
I didn’t think my kids would ask for a phone at least for another 5 years but I can’t say i’m surprised. Technology is everywhere and they are just as interested. I worried about when the time would come because there aren’t many affordable options available and finding the right parental control can be hard.
Well I found the solution to kids wanting smartphones.
Watch my video to learn all about Virgin Mobile Custom
Here is why Virgin Mobile Customs really is great:
The kids got an LG Pulse which retails at $79.99 at Walmart originally $99.99. Pretty awesome holiday gift, right? With a $55 budget and a plan I built myself, Virgin Mobile Custom is amazing. The kids got the right amount of text, talk and data all according to what I thought would be best for them. It also runs on Sprint Nationwide with awesome coverage!
Setting up the kids phone and downloading the app to manage their plan was so easy. Having the control to manage their plan means no going over talk, text or data because I put the limits! Parental Controls for the Win!!!
One of my favorite features has to be the restrictions!
I also get to manage when the phone is used and what is available. Dinner time and Homework time are our only restrictions for now because the phone stays home. If you have a teen who will be taking the phone to school you can restrict data usage, app usage and even talk and text with the ability to set up exceptions like calling and texting a parent!
The kids don’t have access to their account so they won’t be managing any of their restrictions or plan. Pretty awesome right?
Tip: Use your power to manage your kids plan by giving them rewards too. Adding extra text, talk, and data is easy via the app!
Special Featured add on plans!
While the amount of talk, text and data can be controlled at a touch of a button, there are also other options like unlimited Facebook and 30 mins of calls to Mexico for a low rate plus so much more! You build and control your plan!
Here is a cool Infographic from Virgin Mobile Custom about Parental Control equalling peace of mind
Adding more for less
Adding up to 4 lines to an existing plan is also another way to save with Virgin Mobile Custom did I mention there are no contracts! You decide how much of the plan each line gets so no need to worry if you have more than 1 kid!
While the phone itself runs on Android, the Virgin Mobile Custom App to manage and control your kids phone is available for Iphone and Android phones. I love that I can use my own phone to keep tabs on my kids usage.
Head on over to Walmart to learn more about Virgin Mobile Custom and check out other phones like the LG Pulse at Walmart.com/virginmobilecustom
What are your thoughts on these parental controls with Virgin Mobile Custom?