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    Wal Mart Internet on the go

    Seems Wal Mart is getting into the prepaid wireless internet service. Saw this at the West Lebanon, NH location, but no cards, and I am not crazy about the packages. No idea what network it’s on.



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    the walmart deal doesnt sound that great 1gb of data for 45 dollars cricket even has a better deal clear wire offer is better. this sounds like a steep price for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by bricker1 View Post
    the walmart deal doesnt sound that great 1gb of data for 45 dollars cricket even has a better deal clear wire offer is better. this sounds like a steep price for nothing
    Depends what network it is on. Also the auto-refill $20 for 450MB each month isn't a terrible offering. Obviously it is not Sprint as they did 1GB/$20 for that. AT&T?

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    The balance never expires if used once per year. Is that a typical feature of mobile hotspot offerings or is this a special advantage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annepani View Post
    The balance never expires if used once per year. Is that a typical feature of mobile hotspot offerings or is this a special advantage?
    Definitely not a standard feature. Most are 30 days and out. Need to find out what network this uses, might be a decent offering.

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    I have to think that putting is out was a mistake by a Wal Mart employee.. I stopped at 6 Wal Mart stores in southern New Hampshire yesterday and this was nowhere to be found in any of them. Add the fact that there has been no press release about it (at least I have not seen one) and that there were no cards, or brochures on it, and it just looks like a mistake.

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    Yeah I can't find mention, even scant mention or traces, any where. Perhaps it is a trial run to gauge interest or something they are planning to announce and release in the very near future, and some one jumped the gun. I guess we'll see.

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    If the balance rolls over and you can keep it alive with just $10/month or less I may be very interested.

    I found this on the walmart online store but I couldn't find a store where to get it. The URL mentions "TruConnect" so that may be the provider of the service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Sweeper View Post
    I have to think that putting is out was a mistake by a Wal Mart employee.. I stopped at 6 Wal Mart stores in southern New Hampshire yesterday and this was nowhere to be found in any of them. Add the fact that there has been no press release about it (at least I have not seen one) and that there were no cards, or brochures on it, and it just looks like a mistake.
    Please remember that Walmart is a huge retailer and has companies making products specifically for them with specific name brands that you will never find any info on it over the web.
    Consider these like ghost / generic brands that are made for Walmart and only sold at Walmart ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jairzinho View Post
    If the balance rolls over and you can keep it alive with just $10/month or less I may be very interested.

    I found this on the walmart online store but I couldn't find a store where to get it. The URL mentions "TruConnect" so that may be the provider of the service.
    If so, it looks like Sprint coverage.

    http://www.truconnect.com/

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    Virgin mobile uses that same hotspot device and so does Verizon it's CDMA so my bet is sprint however vm offers unlimited data.

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    Ugh TruConnect is Sprint. Hoping for something else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jairzinho View Post
    If the balance rolls over and you can keep it alive with just $10/month or less I may be very interested.
    If the balance never expires then isn't it kept alive automatically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airforcekid View Post
    Virgin mobile uses that same hotspot device and so does Verizon it's CDMA so my bet is sprint however vm offers unlimited data.
    Yeah and for $20 a month you get 1GB of data with Walmart purchased modems.
    How many people own a working bag phone AND a Telular box?

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    The "never expires if used once a year" is a BIG selling point and that's why the cost per MB is more expensive. Same with cell phones. PAYG is more expensive per minute but you generally get more time to use it.. Not a new concept as far as price vs. what you get.

    I think this is a good offering for those who don't need a great volume of data, but like to have it available with as long a time to use it as possible. Personally, I have my T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile phones to create a hotspot from but this is great for those who don't have that available.
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