I didn't see this one coming: Wal-Mart (WMT), the nation's largest retailer, has become a legitimate choice for smaller shops trying manage the royal headache that is wireless business telephony.We here on planet small biz know the evil that lurks in business mobile phones. Yes, Verizon (VZ - Get Report), T-Mobile, Sprint (S) and AT&T (T - Get Report) are happy to sell you a slick discounted Droid or Apple (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone as part of of a business cell phone plan, but the deal usually comes with a two-year contract, other limitations and lots of tricky fees. So prepaid cell phones, which require no contracts and can even be paid for in cash, have become my sleeper pick for small-business wireless. Yes, the phones cost more upfront, but you can go month to month with no commitments and otherwise keep your cellular business life simple.
Wal-Mart, the Business Phone Company
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