Thursday, April 8, 2010

NEW Straight Talk Service Cards

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Now you can have the convenience of purchasing UNLIMITED Straight Talk service for 3 months, 6 months or even a full year at a time!

It's one less thing to worry about and keep track of, so you'll save time by choosing and buying your plan up front.


Click here to purchase now

11 comments:

  1. That's really awesome!!! I'm only on the All You Need but I think that is great plan for those who need it. Great work Straight Talk, keep up the good work!

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  2. Is this something that's only going to be available to purchase on line or will this be rolling out to the retail stores as well ?

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  3. can i use straight talk card on my current tracfone? If so my current phone is not a 18 digit serial number?

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  4. ydkjman: Stand by! We'll keep you posted here.

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  5. don: Straight Talk service works exclusively with Straight Talk phones. You'll need to replace your TracFone to use Straight Talk.

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  6. its not so much a comment as a question.my situation is this I dont live in a town with a Walmart and I dont drive and I dont have a debt or credit card.Can I buy say 3 months worth of the cards and activate them as needed?

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  7. mrtj805: Not sure how you can do so if you are not near a Walmart and do not have a credit card. Perhaps you can use a friend's credit card and reimburse them with cash. Thanks.

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  8. I have a CDMA mobile, and the only thing preventing me from going with this service is the ability to keep my current phone. Would I be able to activate my current Moto Z6C [its a dual GSM+CDMA phone, currently activated on Verizon] on your service? This is an important issue for me, I do have the IMEI number and I have activated the phone on a network before [its a third party phone]

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  9. crash025: Straight Talk service works exclusively with Straight Talk phones. You'll need to replace your Verivon phone to use Straight Talk.

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  10. If I have an unlocked Phone from over seas that supports CDMA and GSM networks, can I use this service?

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  11. Raquel: No. Sorry. Straight Talk service works exclusively with Straight Talk phones.

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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.”

Read the full article here.