Thursday, October 31, 2013

Don’t Take it From Us – Why You Should Switch to Straight Talk

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We've told you about the benefits of switching to Straight Talk (no contracts, saving nearly $950 per year, America’s most dependable networks, etc.), but don’t just take it from us.

Yahoo! Voices contributor, Celeste Straube, recently tried Straight Talk for an entire year and wrote about her experience. A few of her favorite things about Straight Talk were:
  • “As far as call quality and service area, I couldn't be happier.”
  • “As soon as I switched from AT&T to a Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon towers, I noticed a drastic improvement in call clarity and a decrease in the number of dropped calls.”
  • “The price is also a great benefit, as I didn't have unlimited talk or data with AT&T and was always worried about going over my allotted amount.”
  • “If you are someone who lives and works in the same zip code, I would completely recommend Straight Talk for your wireless needs."
Read the complete article here, and tell us what you love about Straight Talk in the comments!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Straight Talk Wireless® Donates More Than $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish® for Second Consecutive Year

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Straight Talk Wireless® donated more than $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish® today as a result of the successful “Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish” program. During the month of September, a leading wireless provider donated $1 to Make-A-Wish for every consumer who took a minute to learn about Straight Talk at more than 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide. In-store participation by hundreds of thousands of consumers along with a social sharing effort made it possible to reach the goal and help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions.

“Straight Talk is honored to continue its partnership with Make-A-Wish for the second year in a row,” said F. J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, Inc. “We are thrilled to provide an easy way for Walmart customers to learn about the money they can save with Straight Talk while helping grant wishes in their local community.”

Straight Talk Wireless offers the Same Phones, the Same Networks, at Half the Cost*.  Plans include a $45 per month option with Unlimited** talk, text and data and nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks.

“Once again, Straight Talk is helping us grant more life-changing wishes that help sick kids feel better and sometimes even get better,” said David A. Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “The tremendous response and participation in ‘Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish’ is truly a testament to the caring nature of people in communities throughout the country.”

For the second consecutive year, Straight Talk set the donation goal of $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish. Both 2012 and 2013 programs successfully surpassed the goal to help grant wishes of children across the country with life-threatening medical conditions.

We’d like to thank all of you for your participation in the Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish®” program and support for Make-A-Wish over the past two years.

Learn more about “Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish” online at:
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Straight Talk Twitter:

*“Half the Cost” is based on the savings of the two largest major carrier’s online published prices for individual contract plans and the Straight Talk Wireless 30 Days Unlimited** talk, text, data and 411 service plan, excluding the costs of the phones.  Plan features, coverage and limitations vary. A month equals 30 days. Source: Carriers’ websites as of May 2013.

** 30 day Unlimited Plans include 2.5 GB of high speed data per 30-day cycle. After 2.5 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30-day cycle. High speed data is restored once a new 30-day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30-day plan cycle. Other limitations, terms and conditions of service apply. Straight Talk reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage. Please refer always to the latest Terms and conditions of Service at

Friday, October 11, 2013

7 Straight Talk-Inspired Halloween Costumes

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We know coming up with that perfect Halloween costume can be stressful, which is why we created this list of device-related costumes to help you or your kids get a jump start.

Cell Phone Bill
If you ask us, this is one of the scariest things you could be for Halloween.

Mr. or Mrs. Money Bags
Switching to Straight Talk helps you feel richer, so why not dress the part on Halloween?

Your Favorite Graph
Feel free to use these if your favorite graph is a pie chart or Venn diagram.

The Android Robot
This guy simply makes us smile wherever we see him.

His costume is a good excuse to dress up and get your finest suit out there.
Eveyone loves emojis. All of your friends simply pick your favorite emoji and prepare to take a lot of 

This is another great group costume. Gather three of your closet “G’s” and dress up like anything “fast” such as a lightning bolt, Olympic sprinter, or fancy car. Gold chains and/or hats would be a nice finishing touch. (Put our new SIM card into an LTE compatible AT&T device to share photos, stream videos, and download files at 4G LTE speed! Learn more:

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.