Walmart, Straight Talk Wireless join forces on prepaid wireless internet service

Straight Talk Home Internet will be available at nearly 2,000 Walmart stores across the country and online.
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Straight Talk Home Internet, which bills itself as an affordable, no-contract, no-credit-check, prepaid fixed wireless internet service, is making its debut available exclusively at Walmart. Straight Talk Home Internet is launching at nearly 2,000 Walmart stores across the country and online. 

This new service aims to help more consumers bridge the divide to the digital world by making high-speed broadband more affordable and attainable for those that need reliable internet, but prefer no contracts, no credit checks, and a broader choice in payment options, including cash, the companies said. 

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"Offering more choices that meet the needs of value-conscious consumers, both inside and outside of the home, is a critical component of our strategy to serve the entire market," said Manon Brouillette, CEO of Verizon Consumer Group. "Straight Talk Home Internet offers an incredible value: reliable fixed wireless internet service anchored by Verizon, with the flexibility and affordability of no-contracts, brought to the masses by the scale of Walmart via an easy, grab-and-go format."

Straight Talk Home Internet uses Verizon's award-winning 5G and 4G LTE networks by offering unlimited 5G / 4G LTE data with speeds up to 100 Mbps on 5G or 50 Mbps on 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6 Dual-band for just $45 per month. 

"Walmart is committed to making wireless products and services, which are critical to everyday life, more attainable," said Mehrdad Akbar, vice president of wireless services at Walmart U.S. "Straight Talk Home Internet enables access to resources and opportunities that are otherwise out of reach without high-speed internet access, and this is right in line with our company mission to help our customers save money and live better."

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Consumers who participate in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program also can leverage their benefits for Straight Talk Home Internet. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands, making it even more affordable for those in need, the company said.

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