T-Mobile and Walmart Offer Cheap $30 Prepaid Smartphone Data Plan

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Between texting, emails, Facebook messages, and the like, using your smartphone to actually voice-call anyone can seem almost like an anachronism. The rising acceptance of tablets with data-only connections is just making it all the more clear to us how normal voice coverage is now an afterthought for many users. Despite this, try and source-out decent smartphone service in the US that gives you plenty of data without wasting a lot of money on voice minutes you may never use, and you’ll probably run into trouble finding a good data-centric option. T-Mobile and Walmart just announced a new plan that may be just what you need, offering 4G data for a mere $30 a month.

The new plan falls under the carrier’s prepaid Monthly4G umbrella. For $30 a month, you’ll get 5GB at “up to 4G speeds” (with the requisite throttling following thereafter), unlimited text messaging, and 100 voice minutes for when you need them. Additional minutes are $.10 each.

While the only Android advertised along with this new plan is the Samsung Dart, a decidedly low-end option, TmoNews confirmed with the carrier that you can just get a SIM chip and pop it in any of the carrier’s higher-end smartphones, including the Galaxy S II. While you’d end up paying more out-of-pocket, having a monthly bill that’s $40-$50 lower than a plan needed to qualify for a subsidized phone will quickly add up over two years to some significant savings.

Source: Walmart

Via: TmoNews

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!