Wal-Mart to sell the G1 at a lower price

Wal-Mart to sell the G1 at a lower price
A recent Dow Jones report has stated that Wal-Mart is set to offer the G1 starting today. The price point in question is that of $148.88 for both new customers and upgrades after a 2-year contract. This is $31.11 less than what T-Mobile is asking for it, making Wal-Mart's offer a bargain.

With an initial 550 Wal-Mart stores ready to put the G1 on the shelves in areas covered by T-Mobile's 3G footprint, more locations are planned to be added to the mix as coverage expands. This will be the first high profile phone to be offered through the retail giant.

source: CNN via PhoneNews



1. unregistered

Walmart and the G1: a perfect match.

14. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

ur obviously a verizon fanboy and love the LG Dare

2. unregistered

I have seen the phone cheaper than that I have seen at an authourized dealer for $19 with a new 2 year contract.

3. unregistered

Those are typically the dealers who charge an additional ETF on their end. I know one in my area charges a $250 ETF in addition to whatever T-Mobile gets.

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5. unregistered

wal mart has always sold phones for cheaper than the price its carrier sells them for, its no surprise for me!

6. unregistered

I am pissed, T-mobile delay my phone for next 2 weeks at regular price, walmart customer can get in hand at lower price as well. How is T-mobile delay because of quantity limited but walmart can have right away. Tell me where can I complaint or curse tmobile?

15. unregistered

I was just at walmart and they do not have them. Sounds like if you ordered one through t-mob, you'll get it before most walmart customers.

7. IamShawn unregistered

Just buy one at Walmart now and refuse delivery from Tmobile.

8. Jyakotu unregistered

$148.88 is such an odd price. Seriously, why don't they just sell it for an even $150?

9. unregistered

because it's Walmart...they sell everything at an odd price. Funny thing is I hate when customers buy phones at Walmart and then come to my store and expect me to activate it and teach them all about the phone for nothing. If you want to buy your phone at the same place you buy underwear etc then have them explain the phone to you!

10. unregistered

lol yeah... its walmart i would rather buy from a cell phone store and convince them to throw something in for free... if you have ever worked in a distribution center you would understand... I will never buy any electronic that is more than 20-30 bucks from walmart... i use to load some of those trucks and its not pretty... i also worked in best buy which actually takes pretty good care of thier stuff and a cell phone agent and the boxes always came with all this bubble and air pocket plastic wrapped around them but its been a few years..

11. irsuv

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

I agree with you, the walmart unloaders are brutal with the product, but they don't receve the cellphones. They come by ups, dhl or something simmilar. The mail crew openes each box, check the phones inside then they call the salesfloor people to come get them. At my walmart the adults open the mail. The kids unload the truck.

12. irsuv

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

Not to push anybody's buttons, buy my walmart is suppose to get the g1

13. unregistered

So what if this phone is 148.88 at stupid walmart the phone is not that awesome and it is just going to make stores lower the price eventually

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