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Walmart debuts exclusive mobile Internet service

BY Staff Writer

Los Angeles — TruConnect Mobile announced that Walmart is now the exclusive provider of its prepaid mobile broadband service Internet on the Go, powered by the MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.

The service plan has no monthly fee and the data balance never expires (if used once a year).

“In today’s world of high connectivity, we want to make connecting to the Internet more accessible and affordable for our customers,” said Seong Ohm, senior VP and general merchandise manager for entertainment, Walmart U.S. “By providing an assortment of mobile broadband products at a low price our customers can now choose to connect to the Internet when they want, where they want.”

To get Internet on the Go, customers purchase a MiFi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless, purchase the Internet on the Go service, register online and turn on the device.

The service supports Wi-Fi-equipped devices using Windows, Mac OSX, Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems. Internet on the Go services are provided on the nationwide Sprint Network.

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P.Banik says:
Feb-25-2013 04:38 am

We are so dependent on the
We are so dependent on the virtual platform now that we always seek access to it. Only having the connectivity on our home computer and laptop is not enough, so we need it on our smart phones too.

P.Banik says:
Feb-25-2013 04:38 am

We are so dependent on the virtual platform now that we always seek access to it. Only having the connectivity on our home computer and laptop is not enough, so we need it on our smart phones too.

P.Banik says:
Feb-20-2013 10:55 am

The best thing about
The best thing about TruConnect is that their service plan has no monthly fee and the data balance never expires. The only things that concerns me is whether Network security on my device is safe while using their service.

P.Banik says:
Feb-20-2013 10:55 am

The best thing about TruConnect is that their service plan has no monthly fee and the data balance never expires. The only things that concerns me is whether Network security on my device is safe while using their service.

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Lowe’s teams with Microsoft to improve customer service

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