T-Mobile has good news for customers who use the Walmart Family Mobile plans that it powers. The carrier on Friday announced that it's now boosting the amount of data those customers get each month, without increasing the price.

Typically, the entry-level Walmart Family Mobile plan came with 500MB of 4G LTE data for $29.88 per month. Now those customers will get a full 1GB of LTE data for the same price. The more expensive plan, which costs $39.88 and used to provide 2.5GB of LTE data, now provides a 3GB of data. That's not as significant of a jump as the doubling on the lower-end plan, but extra data is extra data, right?

T-Mobile said the new plans will go into effect on Saturday, April 18, and the bonus data will automatically filter into existing plans.


Walmart Family Mobile Powered by T-Mobile doubles the 4G LTE data What: Walmart Family Mobile Powered by T-Mobile already delivers Walmart's lowest-priced wireless plans with unlimited talk, text and data on T-Mobile's nationwide network, and starting tomorrow, April 18, those deals are getting a lot sweeter.  Customers will get up to 500MB more 4G LTE data for the same low price – that's double the 4G LTE data on the company's entry-level plan.  And, even better, existing customers will automatically get the extra data without lifting a finger. The updated plans are as follows:
  • $29.88/month – Unlimited Talk, Text & Data with up to 1GB of 4G LTE data (up from 500MB)
  • $39.88/month – Unlimited Talk, Text & Data with up to 3GB of 4G LTE data (up from 2.5GB)

These plans are free from restrictions like forcing customers to sign up for auto-pay or jump through other ridiculous hoops. And as usual, customers who sign up for multiple lines can save $5 off each additional line.

When: The updated plans are available starting Saturday, April 18.

Background: Walmart Family Mobile Powered by T-Mobile is a postpaid, no annual contract wireless service available only at Walmart stores nationwide and through Walmart.com, featuring 4G LTE data speeds on T-Mobile's nationwide network. Featuring plans with unlimited talk, text and data at an everyday low price, Walmart Family Mobile Powered by T-Mobile has devices for everyone, ranging from entry level phones to high-end smartphones.

Capable device required for 4G LTE speeds. Limited time offers; subject to change. Taxes & fees additional. Domestic use only. No data roaming. Starter Kit purchase per line required. Full data speeds available up to monthly allotment; then slowed to 2G speeds for rest of billing cycle. Limit five lines per account. Coverage not available in some areas. See Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) & details. Walmart, the Spark Design and Family Mobile are trademarks of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekom AG. (c) 2015 T-Mobile USA, Inc.