Walmart, T-Mobile team up to widen telecom’s reach via the retail firm’s 2,300 outlets
Walmart and T-Mobile signed a partnership deal that will allow the latter’s smartphones and mobile service to be in the retail giant’s 2,300 store outlets across the United States. The telecom company headquartered in Bonn, Germany, is aiming to expand its presence in the country to boost sales thus it made an agreement with Walmart.
It was said that this move initiated by T-Mobile will more than double its presence in large national retailers. According to Fox Business, by Oct. 18, customers will be able to see Metro by T-Mobile mobile phones including the latest 5G editions at Walmart stores.
They can also register for unlimited monthly rate plans for T-Mobile’s 5G network here. In addition, customers can also avail the telecom company’s products and plans via Walmart’s website. T-Mobile is hoping that its presence in the retail chain’s stores will effectively expand its retail footprint in the U.S. and gain more customers in more places each day.
Moreover, starting Nov. 1, the firm’s devices and plans like the Magenta MAX will also be made available. This plan offers many perks including access to Netflix, Scam Shield Premium, and an unlimited hotspot with 40GB of high-speed data. And that is not all, customers who will avail of the Magenta MAX plan will also enjoy free 1-year access to Apple TV+.
“T-Mobile is a top wireless provider and one that we know our customers are going to be excited to shop in our stores and on Walmart.com,” Walmart US vice president of wireless services, Mehrdad Akbar, said in a press release. “We are thrilled to add T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile to our assortment and feel that it’s yet another way we are delivering the best products and services to our customers to help them save money and live better.”
Finally, this Walmart and T-Mobile team up is mostly for the latter’s expansion and the move emphasized its commitment and efforts to bring wireless services and 5G network connection to everyone in the country.
"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," T-Mobile's consumer group executive vice president, Jon Freier, explained for choosing to collaborate with Walmart.