Wal-Mart Complaint - Deceptive AT&T Phone Card
ANYTOWN, MINNESOTA -- WalMart is selling an AT&T PrePaid Phone Card which states you are buying 1000 minutes of calling time but in most states reduce this by a large margin in the fine print. In my case by 80% to 200 minutes for instate long distance calling. Big number 1000 on the face of the card pulls you in when you see it. They sell it off the racks in the checkout lanes. A very cunning and deceptive product design and marketing scheme. You think you are getting all the minutes stated on the front of the card but you are NOT. Then they sell it as a "point of sale" item in the check out lanes where they assume you will not read the fine print and that they are trying to trick you. This card is a very bad deal SIMPLY PUT: DO NOT BUY THE AT&T PREPAID PHONE CARD AT WALMART. Shame on Walmart and AT&T for engaging in "gotcha capitalism" of the most disgusting type. BUY the SPRINT prepaid phone card because they give you all the minutes stared on the front of the card for both instate and state-to-state calling.
Another point is that most of the electronics sold by WalMart has become so cheap and low quality it is not worth considering. Check out their junk line of V-TECH (Mattel like telephones) if you want to see and handle some real low quality mass produced crap from china. Consumers across America "you get what you pay for" and WalMart is producing boat loads of imported cheap crap that is not worth buying any longer. It worth it to got to Target and get better quality for only pennies more. You lost me WalMart! Bye