T-Mobile USA said today it will begin offering an aggressively priced $30 prepaid plan at Walmart beginning Oct. 16.
The Monthly4G plan is targeted at customers who prefer to use their phones for texts and mobile Internet. It includes all-you-can-eat text, 100 voice minutes and unlimited data, with users knocked down to T-Mobile’s 2G network after they hit 5 GB. Voice calls cost 10 cents per minute after customers exceed their limit.
“T-Mobile is thrilled to offer this exclusive, affordable service plan, designed specifically with heavy text and data users in mind, to meet the demand for prepaid, which is expected to double by 2015,” said Amy McCune, T-Mobile’s vice president of national retail, in a press release.
Walmart plans to begin selling its first HSPA+ prepaid phone as part of the launch, increasing its line of T-Mobile handsets to six. The company did not provide additional details about the upcoming phone. The big box retailer currently carries five T-Mobile handsets ranging from $20 to $145, as well as a USB dongle.
The service will launch at Walmart’s 2,200 retail stores and its website. It will also be available at T-Mobile’s website.