Bentonville, Ark. – Retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has announced it
will introduce a branded mobile phone service plan, which will run on
T-Mobile’s network in the U.S. The Wal-Mart Family Mobile service will cost $45
per month for unlimited calling and texting per line, with additional lines for
costing $25 each.
The Associated Press notes that Wal-Mart has been offering
prepaid plans from both Verizon and Sprint, although neither of those offerings
The new Wal-Mart service won’t require that users sign to a contract term, or undergo credit checks.
company will initially carry five handsets aligned with the service, ranging
from a $35 Nokia phone to a $249 Motorola Cliq XT smartphone.