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Wal-Mart to offer (their own) unlimited voice & text mobile service plan

submitted on September 13, 2010 by YanBz in "Sales / Promotions"
Wal-Mart is already a bank, now this their first step into the area of mobile service providers.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers.

The Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will run on T-Mobile USA's network. Unlimited calling and texting will cost $45 per month for the first line and $25 for each additional line for the family. The service will be offered starting next week in most of its stores across the nation.

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    Posted by vectra5 on September 13, 2010
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    While the monthly fee sounds reasonable , they charge way too much money for the phone itself. Plus the choice somewhat poor...only 5 phones..
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    Posted by YanBz on September 13, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    The phones are expensive because there is no contract. This sounds very confusing however because the article says that the phones will still be locked to the network just like they would if they were sold with a contract. I understand the only advantage here is that you can stop/re-start the service at any time, however you still can't leave.

    While there's no contract, Ailing said the phones will be "locked" to Wal-Mart Family Mobile, so they won't be usable on another network, or even under a T-Mobile-branded plan.

    I am feeling you are not getting the best deal with this plan especially considering that you have to pay extra for data. Have to compare prices to know for sure however.
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    Posted by mooncow728 on September 14, 2010
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    I have Boost Mobile and they charge $50 for unlimited talk, text and web. Their cheapest phone is $50. If you don't use the web on your phone much Walmart would be much cheaper, especially if you want multiple lines.

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