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Remember Palm Pilots? I had one, to track my to do list and calendar at a time when the only appointments I had to add were important meetings like “happy hour with Brittny.” Then the flip phone. Text messaging. Camera phones. And now smart phones fit in our pocket and not only can we stay connected to friends and family, we can keep our lives organized with apps. It’s crazy how much a smart phone can be integrated into our lives. It’s also overwhelming to choose the best plan.
If you’re looking for a new cell phone plan, the Simply Prepaid™ T-Mobile is certainly one worth considering. For just $40 dollars a month get 4G LTE data with unlimited talk and text. I’m not going to write out how that is so different from competitors, but if you do a quick search, you’ll see just how affordable that plan is.
I’m curious: how much money would you save if you switched to the Simply Prepaid™ T-Mobile plan over a year? And rather than be responsible, what would you splurge on with the savings?
I’ll go first: I know we’d save at least $600/year. I would buy a new zoom all around lens for my Canon (the Tamron 18 – 270, to be exact.) My 5 year old started soccer, and I want close-up action shots!!
And commitment-phobes: You don’t need to sign the next two years of your income away to get the plan or the cool phone: No overages, credit check, or annual service contract required. For those on a budget and those that want the flexibility of being able to switch plans, this is a fantastic option.
The Need for (Internet) Speed
The best part is you don’t need to sacrifice service or speed with these plans – you get your choice of great phones like the Galaxy Avant (the one we purchased) and you’re not on a spotty, slow network. You’re on T-Mobile’s Nationwide 4G LTE Network.
Purchasing the Phone & Plan
Since we knew the exact phone we wanted to purchase, a quick search on Walmart.com showed us all of the locations that had that particular phone available. Otherwise, you could just browse availability in the store.
Purchasing the phone and plan was simple – a dedicated T-Mobile rep answered all questions and set up the account.
Cool Phones Take Great Photos.
I remember the first phone I had that took pictures – it was a flip phone, and the images were TERRIBLE. But I loved the mobility of taking photos. Now, phones are like having a portable digital camera. There is no need to have a regular digital camera when you have a 5 MegaPixel phone in your pocket. Of course, the photographer in me carries around my Fuji x100s and even though I always have it by my side, more often than not, I use my phone to snap moments because it’s so much quicker than pulling out the camera. Plus, being able to share with friends and family instantaneously is so convenient!
Particularly when you have a new baby 🙂 Our little angel decided to surprise us 2 and a half weeks early. You already know this if you follow me on Instagram since I may have gone on photo overload lately. Having a phone that has the ability to share with friends and family is perfect for a mom, and as a blogger – having that connectivity is essential.
(Alternate Title: Using Your Smart Phone to Make Up For Memory Loss from Baby Brain)
If you’ve ever had a baby, you’ll know Baby Brain is real. It is not a joke. One of my friends sent me the following summary about Baby Brain after I admitted I needed someone to remind me to do something, or in all likelihood, it would be forgotten into the abyss that had become my brain. This is perhaps the best response I’ve ever read and had to share:
There is 15 to 40 times more progesterone and estrogen marinating the brain during pregnancy, and these hormones affect all kinds of neurons in the brain. By the time a woman delivers, there are huge surges of oxytocin that cause the uterus to contract and the body to produce milk — and they also affect the brain circuits. Pregnancy also shuffles what gets your attention. Your IQ doesn’t change, but your priorities do.You only have so many shelves in your brain, so the top three are filled with baby stuff.
So fact. Baby brain. Smart phones can combat the symptoms. The Galaxy Avant can help:
- Take pictures of things you want to remember, so when you scroll through your photos, it will jog your memory. For example, if I see a marketing piece that I like, I’ll snap a photo so I can remember to use it for any future work projects.
- Calendar. Obviously. Set reminders for yourself. It doesn’t need to be an appointment to make it to the calendar. Like, “shower at 1pm” is a good appointment to add to your calendar. At 1pm, you’ll think, “OH YEAH!! I should do that. Thanks, smart phone!”
- Shopping. Amazon web store is right on the phone, in a convenient little app icon that can take you to the store. Run out of diapers, wipes? Forget finding your to do list. Just pull out your phone, place the order from there, and your task is complete without you having to find your growing to do list.
- I need one scoop per 8 ounces of water for this formula. How do I make two bottles? wait a minute… I know how to do simple math… 8 + 8 is … No need. Just use the calculator. No need to do math in your head. (the answer is 16 I think. Yes, it is. Just confirmed with my calculator.)
- Dr. Google is just a few taps away. I may have scrolled through a photo album of infant diaper contents to ensure what I was viewing was considered “healthy.” (It was.)
- In tennis, the best call to make is to yell out “YOURS!” when you’re about to miss a ball to
transfer the blameto let your opponent know to go for the ball. Same with email: ask questions, send info, and send emails to “remind you later” to do something, putting the responsibility on someone else and taking the pressure off of you. Do this as you think of things, which will most likely be around a 3am feeding.
Talk to me.
Tell me a great Baby Brain story. Please. I need to know that I’m not alone, here.
Check out this video for more about the T-Mobile Simply Prepaid Plans.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by #CollectiveBias but all opinions are my own.