Last year, I shared our Cell Phone Dilemma about our family’s decision of when to allow our kids to get cell phones.

Honestly, as a parent, it’s one of the issues we struggle with the most.

It’s such a personal decision for each family, but as our children get older, I’ve found that one of our hugest mistakes was allowing too much online and social media connection and I’m not too proud to yell it from the roof top to WAIT as long as possible.

Even with four teenagers, we limit it a lot and it’s still too much. That’s why I am a huge supporter of pre-paid cell phone packages. 

Hopefully, our third child will pass his driver’s test tomorrow (yes, three teen sons on one insurance policy, oh help us), and believe it or not, he does NOT have a cell phone yet. (Yes, meanest mom ever.) He will get one after this week and it will be a Straight Talk pre-paid “All I Need” plan.

When I began my blog, I didn’t even own a cell phone, but then realized that I did need more connection and got a Straight Talk phone. It served all my needs at the time (I used it for three years), and I still have so many friends that use them as a provider after sharing my experience.

Straight Talk partners with existing wireless networks nationwide to provide no-contract wireless phone service and has all of the same great phones as the contract carries, including name brands like Samsung, Apple, Windows and LG. Straight Talk offers the same networks and the same phones at half the cost. Over the course of those years, it’s saved me so much money than having a traditional plan.

For only, $30 a month you receive 1,000 minutes, 1,000 text or multimedia messages, 30 MB of data transfer for data phones and 411 calls at no additional charge.

That was all I needed. I could check emails, respond to texts and I had no tie to a contract.  Since our kids have to pay for half of their service and they also must save up at least six months of a contract before we sign for them, this is always a good option for which to begin.

So when I was emailed and asked, “Have you ever heard of Straight Talk? Would you share about their Make a Wish campaign?”  I raised my hand high and said, “Definitely. I highly recommend them.”

I love when companies give back. And not just a little…a lot! And for an amazing cause!!

From now until Sept. 28,  Straight Talk Wireless will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each person who shares the video on straighttalkwish.com, Straight Talk will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®, up to $100,000 (one donation per viewer, per day) towards their $1,000,000 goal, Or visit your participating local Walmart on Saturdays in September and take a minute to learn more about Straight Talk. When you do, they also donate $1 to Make a Wish (Minimum of $500,000 to Make-A-Wish and up to $1,000,000.)

Isn’t that great and how very easy!

It’s fast, easy and worth every second!

So please take one minute and share their video today. Click here. Just think of all the wishes you can help make come true by this simple act.

And if you have any experience on saving money with cell phone plans, I’d love to hear them. 🙂

I’m sharing the Make a Wish program in partnership with One-2-One. All my opinions and years of using Straight Talk are all mine. 🙂

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