Monday, November 19, 2012

Straight Talk: Switch

Share & Bookmark Switching to Straight Talk can save you $950 a year. Here’s how.
 We use their cell towers, we don’t waste time or paper on monthly bills or contracts, and we have no stores. That means no rent, no retail employees and no operating costs, so we can pass the savings directly on to you.
It’s that simple. So share this post with a friend and spread the good word that Straight Talk gives you the same phones and same networks at half the cost.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Connect with Friends and Family Far and Wide

Share & Bookmark Best bud in China? Parents in Mexico? Grandparents in Canada? The Straight Talk Unlimited* International Service Plan has the flexibility that lets you make international calls from your Straight Talk phone at low rates. No contracts, no monthly fees.
So whether you got a promotion, popped the question, or just heard a good joke, share it with those who matter most, no matter where they live.

Our Unlimited* International service plan is easy to use:
To make an international call:

  • Simply dial the access number 1-410-635-5555
  • Download our Android app and dial internationally without an access number. Check it out!
Buy the Straight Talk Unlimited* International Service Plan today through our website, or by contacting our customer care center at 1-877-430-CELL (2355).
Straight Talk Unlimited* International Long Distance is the easy and affordable way to keep in touch with the world.
See a full list of participating countries here.


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.

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.