Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
- Bring an AT&T or T-mobile compatible GSM phone, or an unlocked GSM phone.
- Purchase a straight talk SIM card & airtime bundle. Standard and micro SIM cards available.
- Activate your SIM by following the easy instructions included in the activation guide that comes with your SIM card. You will need an Unlimited* Service Plan to activate your SIM. Buy it during checkout or during the Activation process.
- Walmart offers financing for as low as $25/month on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. Plus there’s no interest and no contract.
itself over time
a. Purchase the iPhone 5 for $649 upfront paired with a $45 Unlimited* plan.
· $649 iPhone 5
· Unlimited* talk, text and data access: $45/month
· Total cost: $1,189/year
b. Cost of the iPhone 5 on a leading contract plan:
· iPhone 5: $199.99 with a 2 year contract
· Data plan: $140/month
· Total cost: $1,799/year
c. Do the math.
So whether you BYOP, finance your phone, or pay up-front, know that Straight Talk offers the best deals on the full package. iPhone + $45/month Unlimited* = huge savings.
Friday, January 11, 2013
- iPhone 5: $25/month
- Unlimited* data plan: $45/month
- Total cost: $840/year***
- iPhone 5: $199.99 with a 2 year contract
- 10 GB data plan: $140/month
- Total cost: $1,799/year
Monday, January 7, 2013
In a pinch for a new phone, SIM or service plan with no Walmart around? Now you can find Straight Talk in airports, malls and train stations across the country. See below for a full list of locations where you can stock up on the go at a Straight Talk Automated Retail Shop.
Laguna Hills Mall
Round Rock Premium Outlets
Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4
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 ), 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 ) 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.