T-Mobile and Walmart have announced that starting October 16th customers will be able to sign up for a 4G service plan for just $30 per month. The deal will be only be available at T-Mobile.com or in-stores at a Walmart location.

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The new plan is available without a contract, and for $30 per month you get:

  • Up to 5GB of HSPA+ 4G data
  • Unlimited data at 2G speeds once you hit the 5GB limit
  • Unlimited text messaging
  • 100 minutes of talk

I just looked at my phone bills for the past few months, and it looks like I typically use less than 1GB of data and fewer than 100 minutes of talk time, so I could probably save quite a bit of cash under the new plan… but my current phone doesn’t have an HSPA+ radio so I wouldn’t get to take full advantage of the offer unless I bought a new phone at full price. Since this is a pre-paid, contract-free plan you won’t find any cheap, subsidized smartphones as part of the deal.

The press release doesn’t mention any tablets, so it sounds like the new offer from T-Mobile and Walmart is aimed at smartphone owners that use data more often than voice on their phones.

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4 replies on “T-Mobile, Walmart offer contract-free 4G for $30 per month”

  1. On the other hand, if you were able to theoretically use all 42MBps download speed of the HSPA+ network, you’d finish that 5GB allowance in about 121 seconds.

    So there’s that downside.

  2. T-mobile is SIM based though so you should be able to switch the SIM into a tablet. Right?

  3. and the phone in the ad is one ugly phone for $199.00.  my treo 700wx is paid for and works great, and i am no longer on a contract as i have been with the same carrier for 15 years now.

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