T-Mobile, Android Power Walmart's Post-Paid Mobile Plan
Walmart and T-Mobile partner to offer handsets and data/voice plans without a contract.Big-box retailer Walmart announced it would launch the Walmart Family Mobile powered by network carrier T-Mobile, a brand of post-paid cell-phone service that offers unlimited talk and text. Family Mobile is a monthly plan available without a contract or multi-year commitment. The service will be provided by T-Mobile over its nationwide network, and will be sold exclusively by Walmart in nearly 2,500 stores starting Sept. 20. Activated accounts come with a free preloaded 100MB WebPak, which provides access to the Internet, for every line of service. Every line comes with the company's Unlimited Talk & Text plan, and the first line of service is $45 per month, and each additional line is $25 per month. In addition, Family Mobile offers a selection of handsets from Samsung, Motorola and Nokia-including phones with Google's Android Operating System (OS) -with QWERTY keyboards, touch screens and other features. The company noted that because there are no contracts, customers are able to upgrade their phones anytime by purchasing a new handset with no fees or contract commitments.
"Walmart Family Mobile makes it more affordable to build meaningful relationships with family and friends so that even when budgets are limited, time spent communicating with loved ones isn't," said Greg Hall, vice president of merchandising for Walmart U.S. "This plan provides families with the flexibility to connect with each other without surprise charges and with the added benefit of one of the most trusted wireless network providers."