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Posted December 9, 2013 by Tim Wells in Technology

Sprint Student Mobile Plan at Best Buy Mobile Specialty #APlusPlan

I am a member of the Collective BiasĀ® Social FabricĀ® Community. This shop for a student mobile plan has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Regardless, all opinions are my own and are awesome.

The Wells household is hectic. With four children, we are always on the go. A common misconception about homeschoolers is that they have no social lives. This could not be further from the truth. The fact is, our kids are extremely active with friends, sports, dance, and church activities.

With Christmas upon us, and my mobile phone plan nearing the end of its contract, Dawn and I decided it was a good time to check into plans that would accommodate our active family. So, we bundled up the kids and headed to our local Best Buy Mobile Specialty store, located in our local mall, to check out our options.


Best Buy Mobile Specialty #APlusPlan #shop #cbias


I chatted with the manager, Shannon, and asked him what he suggested for an on-the-go family of six. Shannon told me about a very cool student mobile plan that Sprint is currently offering, that includes free talk, text, and data for 12 months, with the purchase of a qualifying phone. It’s called the My Way plan, and it’s only available through Best Buy. I asked Shannon if the deal was available to homeschoolers. Sure enough, any student – child or adult – is eligible, with proof of student status.


Discussing the Student Mobile Plan #APlusPlan #shop #cbias


Shannon told me that for every additional phone line added to the My Way plan, the account earns another year of free service, on top of the initial year. That makes it a perfect plan for large-ish families, like ours. Shannon also mentioned that for a limited time, Best Buy is throwing in some free blu-rays, with the activation of new plans. Stocking stuffers to go with the new phone… not too shabby.


Free Blu-rays #APlusPlan #shop #cbias


My son, Dylan, had his eye on a shiny, new Samsung Galaxy, so I asked Shannon about the possibility of trading in our existing phones towards the ones featured in the My Way plans. A quick look at my phone, and Shannon was able to confirm that my old iPhone 4 would fetch a couple hundred dollars in trade-in value.


Checking Out the Phones #APlusPlan #shop #cbias


Shannon and I chatted a little bit longer, while the kids tried out the various tablets and phones on display. Being a family of geeks, Best Buy Mobile Specialty is basically a tech oasis to us. Once I managed to pry the kids away from all the high-tech toys, Shannon sent me home with some additional information about the student mobile plan.

With four tech-hungry students in need of a way to stay in touch with us, I have a feeling Dawn and I will be seeing Shannon – and Best Buy Mobile Specialty – again, very soon.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.