Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Blackberry Curve 9310: Now Available on Straight Talk

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It’s time to celebrate! Starting today you can get a Blackberry on Straight Talk for the first time ever. That’s right, we’ve got the BlackBerry Curve 9310 with unlimited* talk, text and data for just $45 a month!*


So just how much power is packed into this device’s punch? Check out these sweet features:

  • Tune in now – there’s room for tons of mp3s as well as built in FM radio
  • Hurry up – enjoy the latest, most advanced OS ever: Blackberry 7.1
  • Type in luxury  – enjoy typing with ease on a qwerty keyboard
  • Talk is now cheap – use Wi-Fi instead of cell coverage
  • Capture the moment – 3.2 Megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Stay in touch – one touch access to Blackberry Messenger (BBM)  keeps you connected with friends and family

And that’s not all! Check out the entire list of specs at the bottom of this post.

Ready to make this phone yours? Stop by your local Walmart or simply purchase it online here.

Key Features:

  • BlackBerry 7.1 OS
  • 2.44” QVGA display
  • Sleekly sized at 109mm x 60mm x 12.7mm
  • 512 MB on-board memory, expandable to 32 GB microSD
  • 8 hours Talk-time/18 days Stand-by
  • 70 hours music playback w/headset
  • 3.2 MP camera, flash, image stabilization, face detection, 4x digital zoom
  • GPS-enabled with preloaded BlackBerry Maps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/gn enabled
  • Network Dual Band: 800/1900 MHZ CDMA /EV-DO networks
  • Local FM radio reception capable
  • Convenience Keys for BBM, camera and multimedia functions

*Additional unlimited* International plan available for $60.



  1. Email syncs for one day. Media card not installed. Would like for support for set-up. Like the usability of other features like YouTube, but radio does not tune clearly.

  2. Does that mean I can bring my own blackberry 9650 from sprint (with unlocked sim slot) to use with Straight Talk?

  3. Can I use my own unlocked blackberry bold 9650 with the byop plan now?

  4. Li Fan: No, I bought a Unlocked Blackberry Bold new GSM to bring to Straight Talk, and it does not work. Cannot use data, send pic messaging, and cannot have email. The Blackberry Straight Talk is selling is a CDMA phone, which means no SIM card, and it runs off Verison Network. I sold my new BB Bold I just bought so I can purchase this phone directly from ST. If you want to use Blackberry with ST, you need to buy the BB from them directly.

  5. My BB 9310 worked perfectly for the first week. Now it will not send or receive MMS messages and it will not connect to the internet via the 3G network. After countless HOURS of time wasted on the phone with "Customer Service", I was informed today that I must send this phone to them and once they receive it they will send me a new one???? I asked to speak with a manager and was told that was not possible. While I was very happy with Straight Talk for the week it worked, I must say now I am questioning if it's worth it. This will be my FOURTH phone exchange since switching from Verizon to Straight Talk on March 1, 2013. Four phones in one month is ridiculous and unacceptable.


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.