WalMart are set to enter the cellphone market with the launch of its own postpaid branded wireless plan, called WalMart Family Mobile.
Sarah Jacobsson Purewal of PCWorld is reporting that the new service will be available from next week without a contract. The company already has two prepaid mobile plans with one on the Sprint network called Common Cents, and Straight Talk via the Verizon network. This new service will operate via the T-Mobile US network.
WalMart Family mobile will cost $45 per month for unlimited calling and texting, and each extra line will cost $25 per month. As the plan is postpaid, customers will get a bill at the end of each month, and with no contract required no early termination fees will be charged.
There will be at least five handsets available on the plan including the Motorola Cliq XT for $249, and starts at $35 for a basic Nokia handset. The mobile plan is not a full smartphone service with data being costly.
You start with a basic 100MB of data and charged $10 for an extra 200MB, $25 for 500MB and $40 for an additional 1GB. Data not used does not carry over to the following month. If you are not worried about much data the new call plan may be worth considering.