Walmart has been trying to diversify its business and services in a number of interesting ways lately, competing against arch-rival Amazon in terms of both voice shopping experiences
and ultra-low-cost tablets
. And now you can do something on Walmart's website that no other mass retailer selling general merchandise offers. Namely, fully complete a postpaid cell phone upgrade.
That may not sound like a big deal, but if you're an AT&T subscriber looking for a quick and simple online upgrade, Walmart promises
to save you both precious time and quite a bit of money. And don't worry, the program will expand to "other carriers in the coming months."
For now, you can only choose from a few "top Apple and Samsung devices" sold by Walmart with AT&T installment plans at a cool discount of up to $200. All you have to do is access the retailer's official website, pick the iPhone XS
, XS Max, XR, X, Samsung Galaxy S10
, or Galaxy S10+
, then a payment option from Next, Next Every Year, Next 20 Months with DP, and full price arrangements, and you're done.
Once your order is completed, you'll receive your new phone at home in two days without having to pay for shipping, alongside step-by-step activation instructions. That's it. No need to visit your local Walmart store or your carrier in person, no heavy lifting, no jumping through hoops of any sort.
Of course, if you want to buy your next mobile device in a brick and mortar Walmart location, you can also do that and score a massive $300 price cut on the iPhone X
with monthly installments. That means Apple's first-ever notched handset
will be yours in exchange for as little as $499 overall in a 64GB storage configuration. Not a bad deal for a definitely not-bad smartphone