T-Mobile finally details its impending Walmart launch schedule - PhoneArena

T-Mobile finally details its impending Walmart launch schedule

T-Mobile finally details its impending Walmart launch schedule
Just like last year, T-Mobile has been primarily focused so far in 2021 on spreading both the low and mid-band 5G love, as well as vastly improving the 5G user experience for as many people as possible across the nation.

Unlike last year (and all of the years before), the "Un-carrier" is also working hard on expanding its somewhat modest retail footprint compared to Verizon and AT&T. After all, this is the second-largest wireless service provider in the US now by subscribers, so it makes absolute sense for said subscribers to be able to get new phones and plans in places like Best Buy and Walmart stores.

We're talking more than 2,300 physical locations for the latter retailer alone, up from the 2,200+ count originally made official all the way back in March. In addition to increasing that number (slightly), T-Mobile is ready to confirm some specific dates today.

Metro by T-Mobile customers will be the first to get a chance to buy "affordable 5G phones" and "three options for unlimited monthly rate plans on T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network" in "select" Walmart stores and through the official website of the retail giant starting October 18.

The main fall event will then follow on November 1, when the best T-Mobile phones and plans (Magenta Max included) are scheduled to make their long overdue Walmart debut, catching up at last with the "Dumb and Dumber" competition.

Obviously, you shouldn't expect all the 2,300+ brick and mortar launches to take place simultaneously, but there's probably a good chance you'll be able to open new T-Mo accounts, add lines to existing ones, and make various other changes in your local Walmart store by the end of the year.

That could be true for many rural customers rather than just folks living in major metropolitan areas, mind you, as T-Mobile aims to significantly expand its "addressable markets" in addition to making it simpler than ever to join the "Un-carrier" in its battle against the US wireless industry duopoly.

This massive expansion comes on the heels of Magenta's recent official Best Buy debut, which has been rather subdued and slow to take off nationwide.

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