Walmart and Cricket: ‘We Are Just Not Giving Out Your Data’
Walmart and Cricket have signed a partnership to offer prepaid and mobile hotspots to Walmart employees.
The partnership between the retailers will be open to employees, regardless of location, and the company says it will also offer prepaid plans and cellular hotspots.
Walmart has said that the partnership is not for the company to provide personal hotspots, but rather to provide an “alternative to the current limited mobile hotspot offerings offered by C&C.”
Walmart spokesperson Dan Rea told The Wall Street Journal that the company was in the process of reaching out to the company’s customers, “but did not have details about specific locations.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a statement from Cricket, which said that it had “discovered a number of issues with the Walmart Mobile Hotspot Partner program that have caused a significant decrease in mobile data use” in the United States.
“We are currently investigating a number from Walmart and we have reached out to them to address the issues, but they are in the midst of the investigation,” Cricket’s CEO James Gee told The WSJ.
Walmart said it was looking into the issue.
Walmart and the C&s offer a wide variety of prepaid, mobile hotspads.
The company said in a statement that the Walmart-Cricket partnership will be offered “in stores and through Walmart’s online store and online delivery service.”
Walmart will offer prepaid mobile hotsping plans that can be used for two years and $1.99 per month for a single hotspot, or $3.99 for a family of four.
It said that a Walmart Mobile Pass will provide unlimited data to employees for two months.
Walmart has also said that its new Walmart Mobile App will provide mobile hots pads for Walmart employees, as well as Walmart’s mobile payment service, which will also be offered in Walmart stores.
Walmart Mobile has a range of apps that allow customers to access more than 300 prepaid mobile plans, including prepaid plans from C&ams, Walmart Pay, Walmart Cash, and Walmart Travel.
Walmart will also launch a Walmart Rewards program, which allows employees to earn rewards and spend money with Walmart credit and debit cards.
Walmart is also adding mobile hots cards to its store network, which it will expand to all locations in the US by the end of 2018.
Walmart plans to offer Walmart Mobile Pay for $15 per month and Walmart PayPlus for $10 per month.
The new Walmart App will be available at Walmart.com starting in the first quarter of 2019, with Walmart Mobile Credit, Walmart Travel Credit, and Wal-Mart Gift Cards available to Walmart.
The Walmart Mobile app will also have Walmart Mobile, Walmart Mobile Plus, Walmart Pass, and a Walmart Gift Card option.
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has said the company is “looking at ways to expand” its mobile payments offerings.
Walmart launched Walmart Mobile in 2018.
In addition to prepaid and cellular data plans, Walmart offers a number more prepaid products including Walmart Home Phone, Walmart HomeKit, Walmart Express, Walmart Flexible, Walmart Plus, and several Walmart gift cards.