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New Walmart Family Mobile Launching on 20th Sept

Under: Mobile Phones
Date: September 14th, 2010

For quite some time Walmart has offered prepaid mobile phone services such as Straight Talk from Verizon and Common Cents from Sprint, however apparently Walmart is adding a new post-paid service to its offerings.

According to an article over on Engadget by Darren Murph, and by way of Ksadd, the VP of merchandising at Walmart US, Greg Hall says there is a “perception among customers that prepaid service doesn’t offer access to the best phones or the best network quality.”

Thus Walmart is introducing Walmart Family Mobile which will apparently offer both prepaid and post-paid options. Apparently users will still pay for their monthly bill and the end of each month but there will be no subsidisation to the handsets.

There seemed to be some confusion over the details but after being contacted by the Walmart PR team to clear things up the plan details are that each line comes with 100MB data (one time) after which there are 3 prepaid ‘Webpak’ choices, 200MB for $10, 500MB for $25 and 1GB for $40 and everything is due to launch as of the 20th of this month with the Motorola Cliq XT at $249.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001227391770 Narcissa Gomez

    I think Walmart is prob the new haven for prepaid companies with their latest addition, but I'm a loyal Straight Talk customer for business and personal use. I started with ST for work because their unlimited plan was inexpensive ($45 w/no contract) made it easy to keep up with my bosses with texting and basic internet use. Now, I really have come to depend on the company because the coverage has been great and I can finally make 411 calls without cost. No matter how much Walmart might try to step up their phone game, I'm afraid Straight Talk has them beat.

  • tab

    since you have to sign up is there a credit check? or is it open to the average jo?

  • dan

    anyone can get it, no credit check, no contracts. it uses the tmobile network.

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