Friday, January 11, 2013

Phone Financing + Unlimited* Monthly Plan = Huge Savings

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You don’t need to break the bank in order to get your hands on the new iPhone 5. Straight Talk offers financing for as low was $25/month! Plus there’s no interest**, no contract, and you get Unlimited* data. Winning.

Let’s break it down for all you champions of smart savings:
  • iPhone 5: $25/month
  • Unlimited* data plan: $45/month
  • Total cost: $840/year***
That’s $70 per month for a brand new iPhone 5 AND all the talking, texting, and data access your heart desires. All on America's largest, most dependable networks, with no contract.

Check out the iPhone 5 on a leading contract plan:
  • iPhone 5: $199.99 with a 2 year contract
  • 10 GB data plan: $140/month
  • Total cost: $1,799/year
Ouch! With a contract plan, you’re looking at $140 a month for the highest data, talk, and text plan they offer. They don’t even have Unlimited* data plans (did we mention Straight Talk’s Unlimited* plan is only $45/month?). Plus you STILL have to pay for the iPhone, which is $199.99. And you’re stuck with a 2-year contract. Don’t fall for the “sign your life away and get a cheap iPhone” trick. Head to your nearest Walmart store and save yourself $950 a year. Learn more at

What would you do with the yearly savings of $950? Tell us in the comments below.

*Unlimited Service Plan must be purchased with phone. Offer/model not available in all areas. TETHERING TO ANOTHER DEVICE IS PROHIBITED. OTHER LIMITATIONS APPLY. Please Refer to the Terms and Conditions.

**The monthly payment shown should allow you to pay off this purchase (excluding any applicable taxes or optional debt cancellation charges) within the promotion period if: (1) the balance is and will be the only balance on the account during the promotion period (this means that you do not incur any additional fees or charges on your account), (2) you make the payment by the due date each month, and (3) the purchase is subject to the 26 or 18 month advertised financing offer. Applicable taxes or optional debt cancellation charges will require you to make payments for additional months. The monthly payment shown will be added to your minimum payment for other balances on your account. The monthly payment shown will not apply if you do not select the 26 or 18 month advertised financing offer.

***Each iPhone purchase must be made on a separate receipt and requires a separate offer certificate. Offer certificate must be scanned at register at time of purchase to receive the 26 or 18 month offers. Offer subject to credit approval and cannot be combined with any other offer. Applies to a $649 single-receipt iPhone5 phone purchase or a $449 single-receipt iPhone 4 phone purchase made during the promotional period using either a consumer Walmart® Discover® or consumer Walmart® Credit Card in a Walmart store. Offer not valid online. No interest will be charged on promotional purchase (including related taxes and optional debt cancellation charges) and fixed monthly payments are required equal to $25 until promotional purchase is paid in full. Applicable taxes or optional debt cancellation charges will not increase the monthly payment, but will require you to make payments for additional months. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases. For new accounts: Variable purchase APR is 16.90%, 19.90%, 22.90% for Walmart Discover and 22.90% for Walmart Credit Card. Minimum interest charge is $1.00 for both cards. All APRs are accurate as of 10/1/11 and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate (as defined in your credit card agreement). Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms.(Jan 10, 2013)


  1. I love Straight talk I have been with straight talk now for about 5 years now. This will be my only phone service I will never go anywhere else. Thank you Straight talk for being a great cell phone service Kevin Stueber

  2. Is it truly unlimited data. Why are some shut off before they even reach 10 gb

  3. Is it only for the iPhone 5 or can it be for the 4s

  4. They do not honor the exchange program after money is spent for the coverage. Per company policy. You must send in the damage phone for verification purposes to verify damage before they will send a replacement. So, one will be without a phone for about 2 weeks. NOT ACCEPTABLE

  5. Tengan cuidado no compren mas estos servicios de straigth talk es un fraude ami me dieron 7 dias de servicio de datos y luego me los quitaron sin razon yo estoy pagando 60 dolares al mes

  6. Straight talk cut my data off. There reason was of "high data usage." I tried to call several time to see how the can get resolved but kept getting transfer to a different department, and getting hung up on.

  7. I just purchased 1 month of unlimited service plan on June 4.. Despite this after countless calls and sessions with Customer support and tech support.. I still have no service and am told it is due to an outage in my area. WTH.. I am very upset, how can a company have an outage for a freakin WEEK? ITS NOT right!!! Ive paid for service and recieve none.. I live in the los angeles area. Is anyone else having outage issues? I would just give up straight talk altogether but my budget wont allow it. HELP

  8. Love that I don't have to be bothered about unwanted upgrades, unwanted phones. I've been with Straighttalk about 4 years and have had the same phone the whole time. I know I'll upgrade soon because the buttons are wearing off. Totally satisfied!

  9. Glad they don't bug you about upgrades you don't want. You get what you pay for. I've had the same phone for 4 years. I know I'll upgrade because my buttons are wearing thing!

  10. I've never tried this or even thought about doing a blog before. But for this deed I'm willing to give it a try for Straighttalk phones. I've been a straighttalk user for over 4 years now and I'm not changing! I do not want to be harassed to sign a contract nor upgrade my phone. I just want it simple and easy. Straighttalk provides me that comfort. They give me the option of buying my minutes in Walmart, purchasing on their web site or calling them personally. The same with phones. I can go to the local walmart or straight to the web site to research the kind of phone I want without being bothered by a sales person. I spend what I want and get what I want. No one breathing down my neck or looking over my shoulder to make sure I spend more on what I don't want! Sometimes it is hard to understand some of their personnel but if you take your time, they'll take their time and you've reached and understanding. Being patient is the key. They are pleasant and easy to get along with as long as you show a little respect they show respect. Deal done and both are happy. I'm old school. I don't like a lot of fancy stuff on my phone. I just want and need something where I can put in a number and waalaa I reach the person I was trying to call. I see people with these fancier phones they spend a lot of money on. All I hear are complaints about dropping calls, phones going dead, unable to get service. Me, I've traveled from coast to coast with my little flip phone and have always gotten service when I've needed it. So, cheers to you for keeping it simple when that's "all I need".


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.