Don't let Carly's leather skinsuit fool you -- Magenta may be rebranding with a focus on high-speed network flash, but it hasn't forgotten the budget base it's built upon. Starting this July, the operator's bringing its prepaid and monthly4G no contract plans to shoppers at over 6,000 Dollar General stores. Cost-conscious consumers that take the plunge won't have the luxury of cherry-picking their chosen device, though, as only Samsung's t139 (a modest flip phone, remember those?) will be on offer. Need to know more? Then click on past the break for the official presser.
Dollar General and T-Mobile Introduce No Annual Contract and Device Offering
Partnership brings T-Mobile device and service to more than 6,400 Dollar General stores
Bellevue, Wash. and Goodlettsville, Tenn. - Jun. 25, 2012
Today, T‑Mobile USA, Inc. and Dollar General Corporation announced a new distribution arrangement, bringing an affordable phone and convenient access to T‑Mobile's prepaid and Monthly4GTM No Annual Contract service to Dollar General customers. Beginning in July, more than 6,400 Dollar General stores will offer numerous T-Mobile prepaid plan options and the Samsung t139 phone, which features messaging, Web browsing, a camera and Bluetooth connectivity.
"Dollar General is dedicated to making shopping for everyday needs simple, hassle-free and convenient," said Todd Vasos, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Dollar General. "Since 2004, our customers have had access to great T-Mobile plans, and we know that our customers will appreciate more communications options that are affordable and flexible."
The T‑Mobile Monthly4G No Annual Contract $50 unlimited plan offers unlimited talk, text and Web with no overage charges, and the first 100 MB of data at up to 4G speeds all on America's Largest 4G Network®. In addition, Dollar General offers T‑Mobile's Pay As You Go plans, and other Monthly4G No Annual Contract plans, giving customers a flexible option at any price point.
"Dollar General is the nation's largest small-box retailer and a well-respected company that customers go to when looking to get the most for their money," said Amy McCune, senior vice president of national accounts, T-Mobile USA. "This is a natural partnership to help bring Dollar General customers to America's Largest 4G Network at an incredible value."
T-Mobile product and plan offerings will be displayed in a bright end cap at the front of the store, featuring a variety of units and services to make selection simple for customers.
Monthly4G plans provide access to wireless service for 30 days; capable device required to achieve 4G speeds. After high-speed allotment is used, speeds slowed to up to 2G speeds for remainder of month. T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.