There is a similar post on SD but it somewhat speculation. I can confirm all the details surrounding the launch pricing and EIP terms. Here are the S10 financed amounts for new accounts or upgrades on Sprint, Verizon or At&t IN STORE
. Note that not all Walmarts can process these EIP transactions and not all stores offer Sprint.
S10e 128GB - $599
S10 128GB - $749
S10+ 128GB - $799
edit: Launch Day is 3/8
It looks like you can check which store has the wireless department by clicking on the store details and looking for "Wireless Services" under
"Services at this store"
Now for some FAQ:
Q: Can I pay cash and not start an installment payment/loan (EIP)?
A: You can, but you will pay $150 - $200 more since you are not getting the EIP discount that Walmart offers via Sprint, Verizon and At&t.
Q: My carrier is offering $300 off with trade-in, why is Walmart charging more?
A: Many phone discounts direct from the carrier are often for new lines only and are often a bill credit. Double check the fine print and see what option is best for you.
Q: How is this not a contract?
A: A contract is related to a requirement of service, an EIP has nothing to do with service. You must start an installment payment plan in-store to receive the pricing, but you can pay it off early and cancel service with no ETF.
Q: Are the phones unlocked?
A: No, these are carrier branded phones, the same ones you'd receive at a corporate location. Check your carriers' unlocking policy. Often it requires 45-60 days of service with the device and no EIP balance remaining.
Q: Is this a bill credit price?
A: No, this is the financed amount, no rebates or credits
Q: Can I pay the phone off early without penalty?
A: Yes, you can pay the phone off on your next bill cycle in full
with no additional fees/charges. There is no interest so it may be smarter to keep the money in a bank account and make payments.
Q: Can I trade in my phone?
A: Walmart can process your Edge/Next upgrades assuming you have paid your current phone balance down accordingly, the phone is in good working order, etc. Your paperwork will include a shipping label, you
will have to see that the item is shipped back within the given timeframe.
Q: Can I order the phone Walmart.com?
A: You could have preordered prior to 3/3, but you must go to the store to activate through the WARP system, sign paperwork, show ID, etc. If you missed the initial preorder window, you must go to a store with a Connections Center, and process the new line/upgrade in person. Walmart does not sell phones with EIP discounts on the web, period
Q: Does Walmart charge return/exchange fees?
A: Walmart does not charge any fees within the 14-day return window
Q: Can I put additional money down instead of financing the full amount?
A: Yes, you can put 95%~ down on the phone, you will need to leave enough financed amount as to not have an EIP below $1 per month.
Q: Will the At&t BOGO apply with this pricing?
A: Yes it will, all S10 models apply with this pricing, At&t will cover the entire cost (less retail tax) of the second phone via bill credits
. At least one of the lines MUST be a new line, the other can be an upgrade. You can mix and match S10 models, the "Get One" credit applies to the cheaper of the two.
Q: What colors will be available?
A: Walmart will initially carry the black and white colors only.
Q: Will Walmart carry the larger memory variants?
A: It appears that they will not, if they do in the future, the pricing is relative to retail, $150 off S10e and S10, $200 of S10+.
Q: Can I upgrade the phone without activating it, such as for a gift?
A: Yes, the WARP system will give the option to utilize your existing SIM card number, thus allowing you to keep the current phone/service intact until you are ready.