Walmart Introducing Exclusive T-Mobile Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plans?

Well, well, well, what have we here. According to a tip-off thanks to an eagle-eyed Walmart shopper, T-Mobile appears set to introduce some exclusive prepaid plans for T-Mobile’s Mobile Broadband network on May 21st. We’re running a little thin on info, but given the appearance of these plans on Walmart’s own website, it’s hard to argue there isn’t something new going on here. Walmart and T-Mobile appear set to add 3 plans:

T-Mobile $35 Prepaid Mobile Broadband Pass, 3.5GB, 60-Day: 

  • Provides 3.5GB of data usage
    Good for 60 days
    No activation fee, annual contract, credit check or overages
  • Works with any T-Mobile Internet device

T-Mobile $25 Prepaid Mobile Broadband Pass, 1.5GB, 30-Day:

  • Provides 1.5GB of data usage
    Good for 30 days
    No activation fee, annual contract, credit check or overages
  • Works with any T-Mobile Internet device

T-Mobile $15 Prepaid Mobile Broadband Pass, 300MB, 7-Day:

  • Provides 300MB of data usage
    Good for 7 days
    No activation fee, annual contract, credit check or overages
  • Works with any T-Mobile Internet device

We’ve already started to dig in to these plans (how we determined it’s the 21st), especially our own curiosity as to whether or not the device has to be purchased through Walmart or if you can provide your own. While these plans are on Walmart’s website, we’d still urge you take them with a grain of salt given how far in advance they are from the purported launch day. Hit the links below for the full details.

Walmart $35

Walmart $25

Walmart $15

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  • CCollision

    If I could use the $35 one with my smartphone as data-only and use VOIP/GV, I’d switch over in a heartbeat.

    • Aaron Peromsik

      I would not be surprised if you could. They say it works with existing T-Mobile data-only sims: http://gigaom.com/mobile/galaxy-nexus-data-plan-sip-voip-support-free-calls/

      Just guessing, but I’d assume that you would get more dropped calls while driving with this kind of arrangement. I’d love to be proven wrong though.

    • http://twitter.com/sgleon99 FCNYC

      why don’t you do it?

    • FILA

      only problem with that is you wont be able to call land lines with VOIP unless you pay extra, but then 3.5GB might not be enough each month for all the data you will be using. Why dont you just switch to the $35 monthly 4G plan. unlimited data, 100 talk and unlimited texts.

      • Jarrod

        Bobsled will fix that.

      • zeth006

        Huh? What’s the limitation behind calling landlines? Would like to know.

      • Jon Langevin

        Use GrooveIP, allows you to use your google voice account for voip calling…

    • jb82

      Why not get this for your smartphone and buy a cheap handset just for calls????

  • hide

    i wish i could use this with my smartphone, i have 5gb and sometimes need more i wish i could just buy one of this cards and somehow add it to my phone.

  • Brie

    Would be fantastic if you had a dual sim phone.

  • Rick Huizinga

    I wonder if these plans will allow 10cent per minute voice dialing from a prepaid balance?

    • jb82

      no – broadband plans don’t do voice.
      Still you could switch to the $3 a day plan when you want it and get 200mb for $3 that day with unlimited calling.
      Or if you want more data you’d be better off with the $30/month 5gb plan with 100minutes from walmart/tmob online.

  • Jay_Money88

    There are only 2 MBB plans that will be EXCLUSIVE to wal-mart thats the $35 3.5GB plan and the $50 5.5GB plan you guys do not have listed here. All other plans can be purchased in retail stores as well.

  • Tappuah

    my htc radar has 5gb of 4g data for 30$ and hotspot without extra charge, not sure i’m just lucky or it’s a built in feature.. i’m not complaining though

  • Dave

    The T-Mobile internet device must be purchased from Walmart for the refill card to last 60 days. If the device is purchased elsewhere the Walmart cards will only last for 30 days. I found this out first-hand after purchasing an internet device directly from T-Mobile then trying to use a new Walmart $35 refill card.

  • Dawn Incerta

    i just started this prepay plan . I cannot get on the internet. can you share with me how to do this??