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Walmart rolling out dedicated wireless shops to 150 stores

Brad Molen

Walmart may not be the obvious choice when it comes time to procure a new handset, but the retail monolith has been doing its darndnest to change that -- if you'll recall, it launched a trial of dedicated wireless stores in 20 of its locations last fall. Cleverly named Walmart Wireless, these showrooms are located in the front of the building -- next to the optical and banking outlets -- with an average size of 2,000 square feet. We're hearing that the trial was so successful that it'll soon expand said shops to an extra 150 locations by the year's end. It's hard to say which Wally Worlds will be the beneficiaries of the extended trial, but we're guessing you'll let us know if one invades your own down in comments below.

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