Walmart and T-Mobile Offer $30 Monthly Prepaid HSPA+ 4G Plan
October 3, 2011 12:20 PM
comment(s) - last by
The new plan isn't true 4G
Walmart today announced that it has teamed up with national wireless carrier T-Mobile to offer an exclusive no-contract 4G connectivity offering. The new 4G offering will be available at all 2,200
“Walmart is proud to offer our customers fast and affordable mobile options, especially as texting and social networking become a regular form of communication,” said Seong Ohm, senior vice president of entertainment, Walmart U.S. “Together with our suppliers we continue to ensure the products our customers want and need — from the latest smartphone and TV to groceries and toys — are available at every day low prices.”
The service will be sold
at T-Mobile and Walmart, but will only be offered in-store at Walmart. The new plan is $30 monthly and allows 4G speeds for 5GB monthly. The plan also offers unlimited texts, 100 minutes of talk, and talking is ten cents per minute after the 100 minutes are used. The plan requires a pre-paid phone to subscribe and there are now six of them to choose from with the addition of the 4G handset.
“T-Mobile is thrilled to offer this exclusive, affordable service plan, designed specifically with heavy text and data users in mind, to meet the demand for prepaid, which is expected to double by 2015,” said Amy McCune, vice president of national retail, T-Mobile USA. “Walmart is known for providing consumers incredible value, making T-Mobile an ideal partner, and T-Mobile is delivering great prices, convenient options and a reliable nationwide 4G network, which we know Walmart customers appreciate.”
It's worth noting that this isn't
real 4G service
. This is the faster HSPA+ service that AT&T and T-Mobile are trying to dress up like 4G rather than WiMAX or LTE service that is true 4G.
The plan is expected to launch on October 16.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
10/3/2011 6:35:39 PM
Palm Pre/Veer (will only be Edge) and HTC G1 + many Android phones can be had for $50 on eBay.
Why the hell anybody would spend $400+ on a smartphone is beyond me. They are outdated faster than an atom can do the split.
10/3/2011 9:59:02 PM
Why the hell anybody would spend $400+ on a smartphone is beyond me.
Oh my god, they don't! That's my whole point. They just get the 2 year plan so they can "afford" the phone they really want to use. Hardly anybody straight up buys a phone these days.
I mean, am I crazy here? I was under the impression that Wal-Mart was NOT the worlds largest cell provider, and that most people went to a major carrier for their phones. But nope, apparently I'm just wacko!
"This is about the Internet. Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
Walmart Installs Solar Panels in 60 Additional California Locations
September 22, 2011, 9:53 AM
Walmart Closes MP3 Music Downloads Store
August 10, 2011, 9:30 AM
UPDATE: AT&T Contradicts Itself, Calls HSPA+ "4G", Announces 3 HSPA+ Androids
January 5, 2011, 1:01 PM
Buoyed by Strong iPhone Sales, Apple Reports Revenue of $42.1B, $8.5B in Profit for Fiscal Q4
October 20, 2014, 5:21 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
OnePlus to Open Pre-orders on October 27
October 20, 2014, 1:34 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1; Adds Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot
October 20, 2014, 1:00 PM
Quick Note: Android Gmail App to Gain Yahoo, Outlook Account Support
October 20, 2014, 9:15 AM
Forbes: Microsoft's Smartwatch to Launch Next Month
October 20, 2014, 8:36 AM
Most Popular Articles
Google Launches "Same-day Delivery" Subscription Service for $95/year
October 14, 2014, 10:37 AM
Google Announces Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, Nexus 9 Tablet, and Nexus 6 “Phablet”
October 15, 2014, 12:41 PM
Ireland to Close Loophole Apple and Google Used to Evade EU Taxes
October 13, 2014, 10:45 PM
Update: Motorola Droid Turbo Coming Oct 28, 48-hour Battery Life Confirmed
October 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
Samsung Develops 802.11 AD Wi-Fi, But Will it be Sunk by Poor Penetration?
October 14, 2014, 4:30 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information