T-Mobile And Dollar General Stores Announce Partnership For T-Mobile’s Prepaid, Monthly 4G Products

T-Mobile is making a second major announcement today on the heels of the Verizon spectrum exchange with report of a partnership with Dollar General to sell T-Mobile Prepaid and Monthly 4G services in stores. With this new deal, T-Mobile will expand their prepaid reach with more than 6,400 Dollar General stores across the country. T-Mobile says this commitment is part of T-Mobile’s Challenger Strategy to include retail expansion, having already almost 24% net increase of national retailer distribution doors this year thus far.

“Dollar General is dedicated to making shopping for everyday needs simple, hassle-free and convenient,” said Todd Vasos, executive vice president and  chief merchandising officer, Dollar General. “Since 2004, our customers have had access to great T-Mobile plans, and we know that our customers will appreciate more communications options that are affordable and flexible.”

T-Mobile’s product and plan offerings will receive prime placement in Dollar General stores with a bright end cap at the front of the stores, with a variety of units and services to help make selections simple for customers.

“Dollar General is the nation’s largest small-box retailer and a well-respected company that customers go to when looking to get the most for their money,” said Amy McCune, senior vice president of national accounts, T-Mobile USA. “This is a natural partnership to help bring Dollar General customers to America’s Largest 4G Network at an incredible value.”

Dollar General and T-Mobile Introduce No Annual Contract and Device Offering

Partnership brings T-Mobile device and service to more than 6,400 Dollar General stores

BELLEVUE, Wash., and GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — June 25, 2012 — Today, T?Mobile USA, Inc. and Dollar General Corporation announced a new distribution arrangement, bringing an affordable phone and convenient access to T?Mobile’s prepaid and Monthly4GTM No Annual Contract service to Dollar General customers. Beginning in July, more than 6,400 Dollar General stores will offer numerous T-Mobile prepaid plan options and the Samsung t139 phone, which features messaging, Web browsing, a camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

“Dollar General is dedicated to making shopping for everyday needs simple, hassle-free and convenient,” said Todd Vasos, executive vice president and  chief merchandising officer, Dollar General. “Since 2004, our customers have had access to great T-Mobile plans, and we know that our customers will appreciate more communications options that are affordable and flexible.”

The T?Mobile Monthly4G No Annual Contract $50 unlimited plan offers unlimited talk, text and Web with no overage charges, and the first 100 MB of data at up to 4G speeds all on America’s Largest 4G Network®. In addition, Dollar General offers T?Mobile’s Pay As You Go plans, and other Monthly4G No Annual Contract plans, giving customers a flexible option at any price point.

“Dollar General is the nation’s largest small-box retailer and a well-respected company that customers go to when looking to get the most for their money,” said Amy McCune, senior vice president of national accounts, T-Mobile USA. “This is a natural partnership to help bring Dollar General customers to America’s Largest 4G Network at an incredible value.”

T-Mobile product and plan offerings will be displayed in a bright end cap at the front of the store, featuring a variety of units and services to make selection simple for customers.

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 Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!(R) by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With over 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.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 first quarter of 2012, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 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.

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  • Bluebeard

    Nice way to make yourself look like an even more cheap ass network Tmo. Great Job!

    • Dumbazz

      You should see some of the crying about galaxy S3 pricing. Who is the real cheap skate? T-Mobile or it’s ghetto customers?

      • …churning…

        By putting yourself in Dollar you look like a ghetto company & dilute the postpaid brand…In Atl, I see Tmo opening stores in ghettos near Boost retailers. Do you want to be like vzatt or metropcs virgin boost?

        • Bruce Banner

          Why would you be in these ghetto areas to even know T-Mobile was opening stores there? My guess is that you live in these ghetto areas that you are talking down on.

        • £il_RI¢H¥_BIT¢H€$

          To drive by laughing at the poor people, of course! Dollar General is not a “dollar store” apparently. Even the rich can be cheap…. Most poor people attempt at flaunting leased high end cars/jewelry/hottest devices yet live at home with mama or in an cheap apartment. Very few people with money (those making 100k-250k or more) spend crazily. It’s the upper middle class and lower that spend more that they make or can save. They seem to be the ones with the “keep up with the Jones’” syndrome. Although alot of people in Hollywood and “old money” can fall victim to this too. We are in serious trouble when it comes time to retire. Our generation is terrible with money even during a depression. We can blame the baby boomers for the lack of SS all we want but we will be as much to blame. About T-Mobile though… they need all the promotion they can get. I think people had the misconception that this store was a dollar store and not just a discount retail store. Since the ousting of tmo from radio shack, any new retail integration will help. I do agree with the price gouging of the SGSIII. Most folks won’t stand for that kind of bs these days. I imagine tmobile will bump it down once the other carriers price and sell theirs.

        • jussayin

          Nice points, except the people who make $100—250k a year are exextly the ones who live above their means an try to keep up with theJones’.
          Poor people rent, the people you talk about try to get a house they can’t afford on an APR, an crash the housing market. They’re also the ones who go to Verizon, cause they think paying more makes it better.

        • None

          Making $100-250k a year is not as much as you would think depending on where you live and how much your owe in tuition.  My car is 8+ years old and my phone is a Motorola Charm.  Grass is not always greener.

    • Jaygqitalia

      Nice way to make yourself look completely stupid. Over 10,000 stores in the US and 15 billion in rev a year. Yeah such a stupid move.

    • http://twitter.com/GalaxyS_JayJ Jay J.

      Actually its a smart move, Verizon sells there prepaid services in Dollar General so its a good move no matter what.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Dude, don’t be ridiculous, the more stores they carry, the better, it’s almost no overhead for T-Mobile and millions of customers walking through the doors.

      • jon

        Not only that but these knee jerk reactions on these posts show true ignorance. While most retailers are closing stores or only opening a handful each year, DG is one of the fastest growing retail chains going right now. This piss poor economy has made DG thrive as consumers look for ways to pinch every penny…this is a win for tmob anyway you slice it.

  • Dumbazz

    Looks like all you cheap bastards who complained about the galaxy S3 pricing now have a great place to shop for your cell phone needs

    • UMA_Fan

      LMAO

  • Dumbazz

    Is this the relaunch and rebranding T-Mobile spoke of?
    Is it April 1 somewhere?

  • http://twitter.com/GalaxyS_JayJ Jay J.

    Good Move !

  • Ruckusnjustice

    i don’t have one of these in NY though : (

  • mreveryphone

    Nothing wrong with expanding your footprint

  • Xavier

    and Metro PCS is the cheapest looking branded carrier out there.

    tmo is spreading itself, good move tmo…good move.

  • Deaconclgi

    Great news! Dollar General stores are everywhere from Georgia to Illinois, even west to the Mississippi river. They have this juice that I like that is $1.30 a gallon…….yes….I go there just for the juice! :)

    • Ggu

      Check the born on date- nothin’ quite like 3 yr old juice.

      • Deaconclgi

        LOL, 3 year old juice….I’ll be sure to check next time.

        • None

          doesnt it eventually turn to wine?

  • mrktr

    They should copy Sprint and give prepaid its own brand game. Decide who you want to be & what is yoir target audience. You harm the postpaid higher quality by continuing to partner with low end stores. people think of you as low end..no iphone..no lte..and at discount stores…you must be worse than the other guys..and thats why your dead last

    • Akulamenuri

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • YesSireeee

      If they do that and remove it from their stores the stores will be empty!! They cant remove it.

  • Hrose1965

    wow just wow a dollar store. really tmobile  no wonder the public thinks you have such a bad reputation.

    • Deaconclgi

      The items at Dollar General do not cost a dollar. DG isn’t a dollar store, like Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Store and places like that. It is a regular store where you get the most for your money. “Dollar General is the nation’s largest small-box retailer and a well-respected company that customers go to when looking to get the most for their money,”. For example, I like Reese’s, Dollar General sells the same full size 6 pack for $3 whereas a larger store (Wal-Mart/Target) may sell the same exact pack for $3.75 or more.

      The prices are lower than big brand stores yet the carry the same items, of course depending on location. It is a small box, imagine a VERY small Wal-Mart. You can buy food, toys, electronics, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, clothes, you name it. They are just small stores. Since the stores are small, they can be built in many more communities than a big-box store.

      Don’t let the name fool you.

      • YepYep

        You might check the expiration date before you hit the cash register.

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

         So it’s more like “save a Dollar in General store”.

        Don’t know if we have this in CA.

        • davedsone

          If you have Family Dollar, it’s about the same.  DG does store brand stuff, some Name Brand stuff, and depending on the size of the store, they pretty much cover everything.  

  • somegeek

    Woohoo!

  • zeke

    horrible for tmobile.  dollar general larcenies will go up by 1000% also.  consider the people who shop there. 

    • Deaconclgi

      Really? Wow, way to be stereotypical. Tell me about myself, I shop there and while you are at it, tell me about my wife and kids too. Go ahead, consider us. According to you, I must have stolen all those phones that are in my profile picture…..

      • zeke

        way to be stereotypical or way to stereotype? get over yourself the truth hurts sometimes! if it doesn’t apply to you then move along and stfu. if it does then take it with a grain of salt and right your wrongs. #nowsitdownandshutup 

        • Deaconclgi

          Wow. You have a lot of maturing to do.

        • Zeke

          Smooth comeback man. You sure showed me.  Apparently this applies to you buddy. So do us all a favor and go away now. 

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

      I’m just curious.  What kind of people shop there?  Tell me, I would like to know.

      • yoyo

        Go look in the mirror……….. There is your answer!

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

          Childish answer from a childish person, I guess. Anyway, there is nothing wrong with the dollar store, lol. Some of you guys are just clowns by nature, and you really can’t help it.

        • Fawkyew

          #shutupandsitdown

        • davedsone

          Genius answer. You look brighter with every comment. Just brilliant.

        • Bklynman

          Well since they brainless one is customer from At&T or from Verizon what can you expect? 

        • Bklynman

          You must be someone from AT&T or Verizon that over paying fro service that why you are so upset!

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

      I’m just curious.  What kind of people shop there?  Tell me, I would like to know.

    • davedsone

      Ahhh a horrible business deal to get prime space for your low priced pre-paid service.  Did you think this through or just post it fast because you don’t like DG?  Between this and the Walmart deal, Tmo is sitting in prime position as far as monthly prepaid goes.  It’s a great deal for them, and will get them subscribers they need to grow the business and expand service.  

      Also, you are a moron.  

      • FawkOff

        Prime position? lmfao I don’t know anyone who shops there and I about 15 minutes from one. I do know that the type of people who go there aren’t the ones who can normally afford 50 bucks a month! 

        • davedsone

          I guess because YOU don’t know anyone who shops there, no one must.  I’m startled that someone at T-mobile doesn’t just see your insightful comments and hire you on the spot to handle their growth strategy.  All that thoughful analysis and clever reasoning you put in to your post should NOT go to waste.  

  • oryan_dunn

    Interesting play.  Near me, there are alot of DG stores in small towns that otherwise lack a big name store, and those towns have spotty T-Mo coverage.  Would be nice to have an announcement of more rural T-Mo coverage to go along with this announcement

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

    T-Mobile activates 100k plus a year, so this is good for them.  Some of you guys saying it is a bad move, know nothing about making money. Or gaining ground…wow. Prepaid is one of TMo’s biggest selling points, you should know that by now.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro TMo, click here

    T-Mobile activates 100k plus a year, so this is good for them.  Some of you guys saying it is a bad move, know nothing about making money. Or gaining ground…wow. Prepaid is one of TMo’s biggest selling points, you should know that by now.

  • Dumbazz

     I want to once again apologize for my rude and ignorant comments.  I have a small 2 inch wee wee and I still suck on my mommies breast.  I feel a lot better about myself when I call other people names.  I’m going to therapy and they said the first step is admitting I have a problem.  I’m trying to lose 300 pounds because no girl wants to play with my wee wee.  So please forgive me once again

    • Dumbazz

      But I suck my WEE WEE GOOD! 

      • Dumbazz

        I LOVE IT! 
        Some broke dumbass got tired of me pointing out what a douch he was being by crying all the time about the cost of the SG3! 
        I must be making an impact for someone to pretend to be me! 
        WOO HOO! 

  • Brojangle’s

    I think they are only going to offer one phone I believe. Its that Samsung flip phone.

  • Chumlee

    Yay. One more reason for customers to only come into my store when they have a problem with their phone because Dollar General fucked it up. Yipee! 

    • Justamazing87

      Not only that but its great for T-Mobile so when they are ready to fire us all. they still have places to sell their product

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    Dollar store shoppers are people too :)

  • ML

    good for tmobile, bad for it’s dealers at the frontline who are suffering from, walmart, best buy, office depot, walgreens, fry’s, dollar general and whoever else offers tmobile service…