T-Mobile USA has announced a new partnership with Family Dollar Stores. Under the deal prepaid devices will be offered at nearly 6,000 locations with more locations being added as the dollar store continues their climb as one of the fastest growing retail chains in the United States.
Under the plan customers can pick up the LG GS170 for $30. The phone offers a one-touch speakerphone, large visible keys and a high-resolution color display, while also featuring a VGA camera, MP3 ringtone capability and Bluetooth 2.1.
The entry level phone also comes equipped with SMS (Text) and MMS (Picture and Video) messaging capabilities with e-mail support all in a pocket sized device.
According to Amy McCune, vice president of national retail for T-Mobile USA:
“T-Mobile is excited to work with Family Dollar to offer an affordable prepaid device to its customers who seek value and convenience.”
“T-Mobile is delivering great prices, simplicity and a nationwide 4G network with our prepaid products, which we know Family Dollar customers will find appealing.”
Under the partnership Family Dollars customers can choose 4G plans with no annual contract, including a $50 per month option which provides unlimited talk, unlimited text and unlimited web with no overage charges and the first 100MB of data at 4G speeds where available.
Customers can find the T-Mobile cellular devices on endcaps at Family Dollars stores nationwide.
Also participating in the program is Brightstar Corp. who will handle all invoicing, shipping and supply requirements for the partnership.
While the phones are not “state of the art” for entry level users or people who don’t need smartphone capabilities it’s a great match.