Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Straight Talk Weighs in: Long Distance Relationship

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Video chatting, popping spontaneous letters in the mail, long drives. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, these activities may sound all too familiar. But we’re here for you - No matter where your loved one is located, we want to make it easier to stay connected with your loved ones. Straight Talk’s nationwide unlimited call, text and data plans keep the conversation going for only $45/month, so you won’t break the bank (even if you fall asleep on the phone).

If your significant other lives abroad, don’t fret! For only $60/month you can make calls on our Unlimited International Long Distance plan to over 30 countries. Now it’s easier than ever with the Straight Talk International Android app.

We want you to be able to talk to whoever you want, for as long as you want, no matter where they are. All in the name of love!


  1. i can't find a recent blog post on my issue and I just simply am looking for a simple yes or no answer. I know straight talk has a byod program. That part I get. This is where it gets tricky though. I know back when ST started up only certain phones could be used on the network and CDMA types were a no go. Now I am seeing posts about CDMA phones GSM phones, etc. Here is all I am trying to find out. I was a US Cellular customer and I know the older phones they came out with were strictly CDMA so therefore their phones wouldn't work. However, US Cellular has recently added 4G LTE to their network and the new phones require a card to work regardless of whether you want to just use the phone for calls or not. My question is will these new phones switch over to the ST network? The phones in question are Samsungs. The Galaxy S3 and the Note 2. As I said both require the cards to work on the US Cellular network. But I want to know, can they be put on the ST network. The last time I talked to ST customer service, I didn't get a yes or no answer I didn't even get an answer relevant to my question. I got a response regarding making international calls. Nothing infuriates me more than calling into a call center and the reps go straight to a script and that is what it seemed like this rep did. So to reiterate, will they or won't they?

  2. No Straight Talk app. for windows phone! :(

  3. help. my phone was stolen and they changed the number. i had registered it online so i was able to retreive my new number and transfer the number bk to my old phone. but...then my service was disabled and they changed the number again. when i tried to rtansfer bk the website told me the phone i wanted tot use was already active on another acccount. by the time i got another ohone to use for the transfer tyhey had deactivated the phone. what i dont get is how i just bought a phone and an unlimited r45 dolar plan and i cant seem to activate any phone on my account now with out paying for another service card?? wtf?? plus, to top this allllll offfffff......this was the second phone id had taken from me within two damn days. my roomie was a thief. the first phone was taken and number changed but it waas the weekend and i coulndt transfer my service without knowing the phone number they changed it to. anther wtf? id had that number for a year. surely it was rewgistered. does straight talk have any brains or is it me? cuz when i finally did reach customer service...alll threee times not a single thing was accomplished. no one verified who i was or any of my info regarding the phones as being maybe registered to me. no one knew a thing and it was all of a whole minute for them to say each american word the entire call. nit trying to be rude but i was so upset already and then i couldnt even understand the person i was talking to. all three times i rtied to reach a supervisor. twice i was hung upo on once transferred and an automated voice told me threy werer tooooo busy.... then i actuallllly couldnt wait thirty minutes the last time. i mean i am very stumped and upset. help. anyone please help. i feeeeeel so dumb.


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.