Wal-Mart showcases a new postpaid cell phone plan

September 14th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sep 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Wal-Mart announced that its wireless postpaid plan, Wal-Mart Family Mobile will be available to users in America. Users are not required to have a contract with Wal-Mart to hook up on the plan.

The company already has two prepaid plans. The Common Cents prepaid works on Sprint and Straight Talk on Verizon Network. The company announced that the Wal-Mart Family Mobile would be available on the T-Mobile America network.

The company explained that users are required to pay $45/month for unlimited calls and text messages for the first line. Subsequently, additional lines will cost the users $25/month and does not require a contract with Wal-Mart, eliminating early termination fees.

The Vice President of Merchandizing at Wal-Mart, Greg Hall said the new plan would help Wal-Mart overcome the stigma attached to prepaid plans in the United States. Some phone users in the United States believe that prepaid plan is not good for smart phones but with Wal-Mart’s unlimited postpaid plan, users are sure to find it appealing.

However what remains expensive on the new plan is the data usage. The plan has 100MB preloaded data available to users. Users will be required to pay extra fees after they exhaust the 100MB data bucket.

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