One of the biggest problems with cell phone plans today is that carriers are charging more and more for data and messaging, but aren’t offering any flexibility when it comes to their talk plans, which start at $40 per month. T-Mobile and Walmart are changing this, at least, for a while. Today, the mega retailer and wireless carrier announced a “$30 unlimited web and text monthly 4G prepaid service plan,” which will be available in Walmart stores beginning Oct. 16.
The new plan offers the following for $30 per month:
- No contract required
- HSPA+ “4G” speeds up to the first 5GB of data (then you’ll be throttled)
- Unlimited texting
- 100 minutes of talk (10 cents per minute after that)