Dollar stores — we go to them for toothpaste, store-branded soda, shampoo and trinkets for goody bags at birthday parties. Now we can add phones to that list. T-Mobile announced a new partnership on Monday in which Dollar General will begin to sell its prepaid handsets in 6,400 locations across the United States. Dollar General stores will begin offering T-Mobile’s products in July and customers can sign on to the carrier’s annual no-contract $50 unlimited plan, which includes unlimited talk, text and web and 100MB of data. “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 said that Dollar General will display its product in a “bright end cap” at the front of the store.
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. — June 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.