T-Mobile, Wal-Mart Introduce $30 No Contract Plan, Arrives October 16th

T-Mobile and Wal-Mart announced this morning a new pre-paid offering that will only be available direct from Walmart stores and through Wal-Mart and T-Mobile.com. Beginning October 16th, T-Mobile and Walmart will unveil a $30 unlimited web and text Monthly4G plan with 100 minutes of talk, with 10 cents per minute after the first 100 minutes.

“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.”

T-Mobile and Wal-Mart hope this plan will provide their customers with a great value, no contract and access to T-Mobile’s 4G data network. The plan is expected to launch on October 16th.

 

Full Press Release:

Walmart and T-Mobile Introduce Exclusive

No-Annual Contract 4G Offering

BELLEVUE, Wash., and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — October 3, 2011 — With increased consumer demand for both no-annual contract wireless plans and faster data speeds, Walmart and T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced today that T-Mobile will launch a $30 unlimited web and text monthly 4G prepaid service plan — providing customers great value on a no-annual contract 4G data offering. The plan will be sold exclusively in-store at more than 2,200 Walmart stores and online at www.walmart.com and www.T-Mobile.com and is expected to launch Oct. 16.

The new flexible and affordable plan will provide Walmart customers with access toAmerica’s Largest 4G Network. In a survey of Walmart customers, approximately 60 percent cited that having a high-speed data network was a key factor in the purchase of a wireless service plan. With this new offering, available for $30 per month and no annual contract, customers can enjoy unlimited Web, with the first 5 GB at up to 4G speeds; unlimited text; and 100 minutes of talk, with 10 cents per minute after the first 100 minutes.

In further expansion of this offer, Walmart is increasing its line-up of affordable T-Mobile phones to six, including the addition of Walmart’s first 4G prepaid handset.

“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.”

“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.”

Monthly4G plans provide access to wireless service for 30 days; capable device required to achieve 4G speeds. After high-speed allotment is used, speeds slowed to up to 2G speeds for remainder of month. T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,600 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the second quarter of 2011, approximately 128 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.6 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

 

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  • Anonymous

    Can I use this with the G Slate or the new upcoming Samsung Tab 10.1? I would love to have 5GB of mobile internet tablet at 4G like speeds!

  • Fads

    will somebody of you use this with an iPhone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179785066 Bailey Yordie

      You could use it with iPhone, but you’d only get EDGE data. T-Mobile’s 3G data isn’t compatible with the iPhone.

  • RRR

    It’s Oct 16 in the Eastern time zone, and I see no sign of this plan on either company’s web site.  I did visit Walmart on Friday and they phones in boxes that mention the plan.  So why no mention on the web sites?

  • Caspari715

    Dont see anything on Tmobile website or Walmart’s.  Strange way to release a good plan.  On a Sunday with no advertising at all.

  • Worldtraveler

    Will someone please post a link to this plan?  I also could not find it.  Thanks.

  • Worldtraveler

    Will someone please post a link to this plan?  I also could not find it.  Thanks.

  • just

    All hype..no action. Major failure of T-Mobile/Walmart to provide the service planned to start from Today. Such a big marketing propaganda. Poor planning.

  • Boo

    Boo no plan u suck tmobile

  • Boo

    Boo no plan u suck tmobile

  • Riyan Grant

    Its up on T Mobille website now.

  • Fp

    It says up to 4G data speeds so if i use a 3g device will 3g work?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQZJ4HA7L7YJCMVCBH75F6CY6Y Pedro

      Yes, it will.

  • Robert Romero

    HUGE problem with this $30 plan.  People cannot connect to secure sites.  That means NO Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Android Market, etc. etc.  This makes the plan all but useless.  Everyone complain LOUD AND LONG to TMobile.

  • Robert Romero

    HUGE problem with this $30 plan.  People cannot connect to secure sites.  That means NO Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Android Market, etc. etc.  This makes the plan all but useless.  Everyone complain LOUD AND LONG to TMobile.

    • Deeg

      ??

  • Deeg

    Funny to see them continue to advertise the plans as monthly 4g yet most of the phones they sell at prepaid are 3g phones.  So people are going to be disappointed after they buy and figure it out.  (Ive had Tmobile prepaid reps repeatedly tell me 3g phones are 4g…When I ask them why the website says 3g and not 4g; they stumble.  But then these are the same folks that swore to me that incoming calls don’t count on prepaid.  What happens to all these prepaid customers if the merger goes through?  They’re not  under contract so their plan can change at any moment and who says their phone will still work if theyre on ATT or worse MetroPCS