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Walmart Family Mobile Data Increases, Unlimited on $49.88 Plan, 9 GB on $39.88

Walmart Family Mobile has increased the amount of high speed data included with its $39.88 plan from 6 GB to 9 GB. The $49.88 plan now has "unlimited" high speed data, instead of 15 GB.

Unlimited high speed data plans typically have a deprioritization point of between 20 and GB. After that much data is used speeds will be slowed when the network is congested. However, Family Mobile has not disclosed what the deprioritization threshold is on its unlimited plan.

This is the third data increase from Family Mobile in the last five months. Walmart Family Mobile is a TracFone operated MVNO that uses the T-Mobile network and is sold only at Walmart stores. Walmart.com and the Family Mobile website.  Here's the full slate of Family Mobile plans after the latest changes:

  • $24.88 - unlimited voice minutes, messaging and data with the first 1 GB at high speeds
  • $29.88 - unlimited voice minutes, messaging and data with the first 3 GB at high speeds
  • $39.88 - unlimited voice minutes, messaging and data with the first 9 GB at high speeds
  • $49.88 - unlimited voice minutes, messaging and high speed data, video streams at 480p

Throttled speeds after the high speed data allowance has been used have been reported to be 64 kbps or less on Family Mobile's non-unlimited plans. Additional data can be added for $9 per GB. Multiple line accounts get a $5 per month, per line discount for each line after the first. Auto pay is available but there's no autopay discount.

Hat tip to Jeff Moore of Wave7 Research who spotted the Family Mobile data increases at two Walmart stores and shared the photo below with me.


Source: Walmart Family Mobile

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  1. Tell me this.

    It just seems to me that it is too convinient that the system can only be congested after I use 20 gigs.

    Can yhe system not be congested prior to 20 gigs?

    If it can, do people feel it?

    It may be that I do not ever feel the congestion since I do not stream on my phone, but have other people noticed that their speeds have droped even before 20 gigs due to system congestion?

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    1. Yeah, absolutely. I've seen speeds as low as 0.8 Mbps and I don't even have an unlimited data plan.

      But if I was pulling down 0.8, I shudder to think what a poor sap past his de-prioritization limit on the same tower would have been getting.

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  2. Metro has free phones, extended roaming and no taxes.

    Trac just can't compete.

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    1. And little to no presence at Walmart. Your world isn't the entire world.

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    2. All of them have taxes. Including Metro. It's the law. However Metro has more honest advertising because you actually pay what they say when you get it.

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    3. "However Metro has more honest advertising because you actually pay what they say when you get it."

      Right.

      They get taxed. You don't.

      The advertised price is the final price, which is something I'd prefer was extended to all goods and services as a matter of thruthful advertising.

      "And little to no presence at Walmart. Your world isn't the entire world."

      Is there even a Wally World where there aren't any Metro dealers in a 20 mile radius, and where package deliveries can't be made?

      The only way Metro would be a problem is if you subsist entirely on cash and have no known home address because you're a career criminal, but then you'd be the real problem, not Metro.

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    4. "They get taxed. You don't."

      We all get taxed. Metro is merely honest about the price: if they say a service costs $45, it costs $45. But if AT&T postpaid says something costs $120, you end up paying $141.16 for it.

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  3. Sound pretty cool... But It's similar to what Metro PCS offers, but with Metro you have stores around town that can help you with issues...

    S

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    1. With Metro you have stores for only limited hours.

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    2. You can't even buy a SIM from a MetroPCS store, I'm not impressed with this bonus of having stores.

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    3. Walmart doesn't put anyone out of business. Their competitors are the ones who choose to tell customers to GO AWAY, TRY WALMART INSTEAD by having such limited open hours.

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    4. MetroPCS dealers won't sell you an unactivated SIM. They will activate a SIM for a compatible phone if you bring the phone to the store. I believe the policy is intended to drive business to stores.

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  4. They don't offer unlimited for $20. Throw it in the trash.

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    1. Wow. How many dumpsters do you keep around per month?

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    2. unlimited for $20? No carrier in the US does that. This "trash" guy is so unreasonable. I bet he doesn't use any carriers because they are all in the trash.

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    3. A number of MVNOs offer unlimited talk and text and some data for $20 or less including Airvoice, Red Pocket, Ultra, Lyca and Republic. WFM does not.

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    4. I am talking about unlimited everything for $20

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    5. "Unlimited" doesn't mean much when 4G is severely LIMITED

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    6. I was never impressed with the idea of Sprint "unlimited", when it often meant unlimited data usage at 3G in much of the small area of the US with Sprint data coverage, and an incredibly generous unlimited data usage at 0G in the rest.

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  5. How wil Cricket respond? There $30 plan only gives you 1gb data and $40 plan gives you 4gb. But then again the signal is way better than tmobile signal which has poor building penetration.

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  6. I'm truly hoping that Cricket will increase their high-speed data no later than the end of this year due to the competition hiking theirs up for the same price plans.

    I agree, I'm in the Los Angeles area and in some buildings where I get good signal with Cricket (AT&T) my friends with T-mobile get no signal inside the same building.

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    1. I think that when tmo is able to get band 71, their 600 mhz, broadcast up and running, then they will be able to hold a candle indoors as VW and ATT does.

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  7. Its nigh time for a $20-25 1 mbps UDP

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