Wednesday, May 1, 2013

International Long Distance Modifications

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This week, we’re rolling out a few changes to our 30 day International Long Distance Plan offering and want to give you the scoop.

It’s our mission to offer great plans at a low cost. In order to do so, we’re taking steps to manage the demand for calls to cellular phones in Mexico.  To improve the quality and reliability of our service to international destinations for our customers and to reduce network congestion, we will make the following changes to our 30 day Unlimited* International Service Plan, including all plans or cards in the Reserve.

Effective May 1st , 2013 each 30 day plan will include:

  • 400 minutes for calls to cellular phones in Mexico
  • You will be able to call up to 15 unique international numbers  
  • International calls to landlines and cellular phones in Canada, China and India 

All items will be reset upon service renewal each month.  Unused minutes do not carry over.

For more information about these changes to our international calling plan, please review the Terms and Conditions of Service available at http://www.straighttalk.com/.

We appreciate your business. If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page.

Thanks,

The Straight Talk Team

5 comments:

  1. I never realized that ST gives 400 minutes for calls to cellular phones in Mexico. Nice!

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  2. Interesting. I never knew this before!

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  3. This is why I like straight talk. You guys let me know upfront when you are gonna make changes to the plans that you have. The other carriers tend to just change it and you have to like it or lump it. Good for you straight talk.

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  4. you guys need to fix your sight. cant do anything without my PIN and it wont let me use my ZIP code. "even though it says that I can" not happy ppl! I cant call you because my phone is busted and I live in the middle of nowhere. so its not like I have another phone I can use.

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Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano
http://www.fiercewireless.com

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.