Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Straight Talk's Samsung T528G Touch Screen Phone

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  • 3.0" Touch Screen
  • Mobile Web Services
  • 3G/WiFi Connectivity
  • Multi Tasking and App Capable
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Video Recorder
  • MP3 Player(cable and microSD card not included)
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • MMS Picture/Video Messaging
  • 3 Widgets Home Screens
  • Gravity Sensor/ Tilt & Shake
  • MicroSD Card Capable (up to 32GB)
  • Hands-free Speaker
  • Voice/Sound Recorder
  • Voicemail, Caller ID and Call Waiting
  • Voice Recognition
  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone Book with up to 2,000 Entries
  • Standby Time up to 10 days
  • Includes Battery, Charger and Services Guide
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Nokia E5 Smart Phone from Straight Talk

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  • Smart Phone
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • Mobile Web Services
  • Real-Time Push Email
  • IM Instant Messaging
  • Free Voice-guided Navigation
  • 5.0 Megapixel Camera and Video Recorder
  • Music Player
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • Multiple Email Accounts including Microsoft Outlook, Mail for Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, AOL & MSN
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Download over 10,000 Apps from Nokia Ovi Store
  • 3G/WIFI Enabled
  • LCD Color Display
  • Screen Image Simulated
  • FM Radio (Headset Included)
  • Hands-free Speaker
  • Voice/Sound Recorder
  • Voicemail and Call Waiting
  • Caller/Picture/Ringtone ID
  • Key Pad Lock and Alarm Clock
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M3/T3
  • Battery Talk Time up to 4.4 hours
  • Standby Time up to 19.5 days
  • Includes Battery, Charger, Headset, Silicone Cover, 4GB microSDTM Memory Card and Services Guide
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Nokia Smart Phones Back in the Straight Talk Store

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano

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.

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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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