T-Mobile outs $30 4G plan for Walmart shoppers on a budget

T-Mobile USA has announced a new data 4G plan, to be exclusively offered at Walmart at just $30 for 5GB of HSPA+ data with no annual agreement. The plan – which will revert to 2G speeds after the 5GB allowance is up – also includes unlimited text messages and 100 voice minutes. Walmart will be offering it with its six-strong range of T-Mobile devices, including a new pre-pay phone.

Of course, when T-Mobile USA says "4G" it really means HSPA+, so you shouldn't expect speeds on a par with LTE. Still, it's one of the cheaper ways to get online while mobile, while calls outside of the 100 minute allowance are charged at 10 cents per minute.

The new prepaid plan will launch on October 16 across Walmart stores and online. No details at this stage of which new T-Mobile handset Walmart will be offering, though we'll update when we find out more.