Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The new LG290C

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Have you seen the new Straight Talk LG220C?

It's a very stylish slider phone, perfect if you're always on the go and want a reliable, fun, full-featured phone.

Plus, it's got a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth®, Mobile Web Access and more.

Here's the list of features:
  • Mobile Web Services
  • Stylish Slider Phone Design
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • Downloadable Ringtones and Graphics
  • Hands-free Speaker
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M3/T3
  • MMS Picture Messaging
  • Voicemail and Call Waiting
  • Key Pad Lock and Alarm Clock
  • Phone Book with up to 1000 Entries
  • Battery Talk Time up to 3 hours
  • Standby Time up to 7.5 days
  • Color Screen
  • Text Messaging
  • Vibration Alert
  • Auto Redial
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Commands
  • Voice Dialing
  • 33 Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Calculator
  • Includes Charger and Services Guide
  • FREE SHIPPING (limited time only*).
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Free Shipping!

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Make a really great deal even better!

For a limited time only, order a Straight Talk phone and get free ground shipping!

Sweet!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

R451C with QWERTY Keyboard!

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The coolest -- and hottest -- addition to Straight Talk is the new Samsung R451C.

Its QWERTY keyboard (see the top line of keys), is like a miniature computer keyboard, and perfect for texting.

With Mobile Web Access, you can surf the Net, check e-mail, even update your Facebook status!

When you use the keyboard, the R451's display goes into horizontal mode, which makes it super-convenient. Of course, it also has a traditional numeric touch pad, so if you just want to talk on the phone... no problem!

It's loaded with other features like Bluetooth®, a great camera, MP3 player and more!

Best of all, you don't have to worry about fees for activation, reactivation, cancellation, daily access or overages. With great Straight Talk service, the best prepaid deals around, this is one of the hottest phones in the country.

Get smart! Order your Straight Talk Samsung R451C today, with FREE SHIPPING*!
  • Mobile Web Services
  • 1.3 MegaPixel Camera
  • MP3 Player (cable and SD card not included)
  • Slider QWERTY Keyboard
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • Caller/Picture/Ringtone ID
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M3
  • Hands-free Speaker
  • Voicemail and Call Waiting
  • Key Pad Lock and Alarm Clock
  • Phonebook with up to 500 entries
  • Battery Talk Time up to 4 hours
  • Standby Time up to 14 days
  • Vivid Color Display
  • MMS picture messaging
  • Downloadable ringtones and graphics
  • Text Messaging
  • Voice Dialing
  • Voice Recorder
  • Voice Commands
  • Vibration Alert
  • Auto Redial
  • 10 Polyphonic Ringtones
  • Includes Charger and Service Guide
  • FREE SHIPPING (limited time only*).

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Straight Talk Expansion

Share & Bookmark After successful pilot program in 234 stores this summer Wal-Mart Stores Inc announced the expansion of cut-price mobile services nationwide thus posing more challenge to rivals such as Leap Wireless International Inc and MetroPCS.

On Wednesday Wal-Mart reported its plans to expand the services to more than 3,200 stores from 234 of the service, developed with TracFone Wireless Inc, the U.S. unit of Mexican cell-phone giant America Movil, owned by billionaire Carlos Slim. Following this announcement, shares of Leap and MetroPCS both fell.

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Straight Talk is part of Walmart's "Big Price Cuts"

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Wal-Mart said this week it would expand to more than 3,200 stores a mobile service plan, developed with TracFone Wireless Inc, the US unit of Mexican cellphone giant America Movil.

The TracFone offering includes a $30 prepaid plan for 1,000 minutes -- a price that analysts said threatened to hurt profit margins across the US wireless sector.

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano
http://www.fiercewireless.com

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

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