The Motorola Cliq XT will retail for $249 with Walmart's new service
Walmart is teaming up with T-Mobile for this new, postpaid service

Walmart is the largest corporation in the world and uses its market dominance to lower prices at all costs and often crushes its competition into submission. Recently, the company has become a go-to places for electronics deals and some locations even sell Apple's popular iPhone smartphones.

Next week, however, the retail giant will begin offering cell phone service under the Walmart Family Mobile brand name. The service is GSM-based and will run on T-Mobile's wireless network.

According to Yahoo News, unlimited calling and texting on the service will cost $45 per month. Each additional line added to the primary account will cost an additional $25 per month.

Although Walmart Family Mobile is a "postpaid" service, there are three advantages to using Walmart's service: there is no contract to sign, there are no early termination fees, and there are no credit checks involved with obtaining service. Users will also be able to add data to their service at a relatively high cost of $40 per month for 1GB (shared between all accounts). However, customers are allowed to "rollover" unused data to the next month.

Earlier this year, Walmart announced its Common Cents prepaid wireless service which uses the Sprint wireless network.

"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer

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