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T-Mobile-Walmart Deal Expands Carrier’s Retail Reach

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Bellevue-based T-Mobile is expanding the retail presence for T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile by launching in 2,300 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com, the wireless carrier announced today.

Starting Oct. 18, the new shopping locations will more than double T-Mobile’s footprint in large national retailers, the company said in a news release.

“In many parts of the country, limited competition when it comes to wireless service leaves some people with few options for plans or access to the benefits of 5G,” Jon Freier, executive vice president, T-Mobile Consumer Group, said in the release. “… Even though online shopping continues to grow, we know that retail stores remain one of the primary places where wireless customers pick up devices and service. We’re working to expand our retail footprint across the country to meet more people in more places every day.”

Starting Oct. 18, anyone can shop Metro by T-Mobile displays in select Walmart stores and through Walmart.com for smartphones, including affordable 5G phones, and three options for unlimited monthly rate plans on T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network. After choosing the device and plan best for them, customers can activate online whenever is convenient. All Metro by T-Mobile plans in Walmart include unlimited talk, text and 5G data with Scam Shield protection and taxes and fees included.

Customers also can purchase just a Metro by T-Mobile SIM at Walmart, swap it into their eligible device, and activate online.

Starting Nov. 1, customers can shop for T-Mobile devices and plans. Customers can chat in-store with experts to decide what Un-carrier plan is best for them and leave with a new 5G device and unlimited 5G access.