T-Mobile is working hard to grow its pre-paid service. Two weeks ago, the pink carrier signed a deal with 7-Eleven to sell the GS170 flip phone in its convenient stores. As the transition away from Radio Shack continues, the carrier has added another retailer to its list of handset outlets: Family Dollar.
Family Dollar and T-Mobile have been partners for a while already, with T-Mobile providing air time for Family Dollar’s prepaid handsets. But this marks the first time that T-Mobile will be offering one of its own handsets through the dollar-store retailer.
The GS170 is your standard flip phone and comes with Bluetooth 2.1 and a VGA camera. It’ll cost $30, and can be paired with T-Mobile’s $50 per month plan, which includes unlimited talk, text, and web. The plan will not result in any overage charges, but you’ll only get to enjoy T-Mobile’s 4G speeds for the first 100MB of data. After that, data will be throttled down to 2G speeds.