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
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
Cents prepaid wireless service which uses the Sprint wireless
quote: I love the first idea but the second idea... hmm.. Kinda makes me feel like Walmart is for poor people or something.
quote: So I go out of my way to Wal-Mart