Thursday, December 18, 2014
Gingerbread houses are a holiday staple, but when’s the last time you made one? Head to Walmart and grab all the fixings: gingerbread, icing, gumdrops, candy canes, licorice rope, peppermints and whatever else catches your eye.
Attending the Theater
We all know and love a classic holiday story. Going to see a holiday play can bring the holiday season to life in a whole new way. Most community theaters have holiday specials for kids and adults alike. It’s a great way to keep your entire family entertained.
Ice skating is a classic winter pastime. Gliding across the ice with the wind in your hair and the world sliding lazily by—it’s a nice way to spend a few hours. The ice rink is a family-friendly destination that gets the blood pumping and smiles beaming — perfect for group selfies! Just remember, safety first if you're snapping photos on the ice.
For some digital family fun, load up your Straight Talk device with multiplayer game apps. It's a great option for when the weather's bad and you don't want to get out of your PJs.
How are you going to spread the #StraightTalkCheer this year?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Holiday shopping can be stressful, especially if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift. But not to worry — we’ve got your back. Find presents for the pickiest person on your list and maybe even grab one for yourself while you’re at it. It's time to spread some #StraightTalkCheer.
Straight Talk BYOP – $3.99* (normally $6.99)
Available until December 5
Love your phone, but hate your expensive contract? Now’s the ideal time to bring your phone over to Straight Talk and start saving. Plus, it’ll be easier than ever to keep in touch with your loved ones this holiday season. At $3.99, you’re running out of reasons not to make the switch. www.straighttalkbyop.com
Samsung Galaxy S4 + $100 Walmart Gift Card*
Available December 8–14
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is deisgned to make your life richer, simpler and more fun. Quickly and easily capture those special holiday moments and share them with your friends and family online. Not to mention that when you buy a 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4, you’ll also get a $100 Walmart gift card. Head into your local Walmart to get yours.
Available until December 19
The Huawei W1 is built to perform. Its screen provides stunning clarity, even when viewed in direct sunlight. Thanks to a simple point-and-shoot camera button, you won’t miss a moment this holiday season.
Available until December 19
Outfitted with a large touchscreen, the Samsung Galaxy Centura is entertainment lover’s best friend. It’s preloaded with Google Mobile Services, which means you can you can browse through thousands of Google Play Books and Google Play Magazines, and listen to all your favorite holiday tunes through Google Music.
Available December 15–21
The sleek and stylish Samsung Galaxy S3 has all the tools to keep you connected with friends and family, and the week of December 15, you can get a $50 Walmart gift card when you buy the S3 at Walmart.
*While supplies last
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
If you suddenly forget where you parked after checkout, fire up the Safe Driver Car Connection Lot Spot app* and use your GPS to get back to your car. And thanks to the Moto E’s all-day battery, you’ll have enough juice to do it all without your phone dying.
Sounds pretty good, right? Now that the Moto E is available on Straight Talk, you can get the phone that does it all for less.
Shop here: http://bit.ly/1qLSjc9.
*The Lot Spot app is compatible with iPhone®, Android™ and Blackberry® smartphones and is only available in conjunction with Straight Talk's Safe Driver Car Connection device. Read our last blog post for more information: http://www.straighttalkblog.com/2014/10/teach-your-teen-safe-driving-habits.html
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Safe Driver Car Connection is an easy-to-use device from Straight Talk that helps you monitor, manage and maintain your vehicle, all from your smart phone. When it comes to teen driver safety, this device has a lot features that come in handy.
Cell Phone Restriction
Blocking your teen’s cell phone use in the car can help reduce distracted driving. With text restriction features and the ability to disable inbound and outbound calling while the car is in motion, you can help keep your teen focused on the road.
This feature makes it simple to keep track of your teen driver. You can be sure you teen is where they say they are and can monitor their vehicle’s location in real-time.
Safety Zone Alerts
Safe Driver Car Connection also allows you to set driving zones and alerts you when the car enters and exits certain predetermined areas.
To see how your teen has been driving when you’re not in the car, the driver scoring feature records hard braking, acceleration and sharp turning.
And that’s only the beginning. The Safe Driver Car Connection device can also monitor fuel consumption, send maintenance alerts when your car needs a tune up and locate your car in any parking lot. When it comes to keeping your teen safe on the road, Safe Driver Car Connection is a tool every parent should have.
Visit your local Walmart or go online to Walmart.com or StraightTalk.com and get yours today!
Monday, October 6, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1. Share a Wish Story Online
Visit us at www.straighttalkwish.com, share one of our wish stories and we’ll donate $1 to Make-A-Wish®.
2. Attend a Straight Talk Demo at Walmart
Head into Walmart and attend a demo any Saturday in September. We’ll donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® for every person who attends: http://bit.ly/1qkB8By
With a little effort, you can make a big difference in the lives of these amazing kids, like Marlo. His wish was to have a back-to-school shopping spree at Walmart—and his wish came true. He filled his cart with all the back-to-school essentials he’ll need to have a fantastic school year.
It only takes a minute to use your #WishPower and help grant a wish.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Imagine how great life on campus would be with this powerful device in your pocket. Sure, you could walk to class without listening to music, but why would you want to? We all know music makes everything better.
Some lectures can be a little overwhelming. But thanks to your Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, preloaded with the Voice Recorder app, you can record and replay your lectures until the lessons really sink in.
And what about in between classes? Waiting around isn't always the most exciting experience. But with the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, simply download a few games and watch the time just fly by.
Once the weekend rolls around, you’ll be equipped to get the party started. Put on some tunes, watch a movie or find directions to the hottest spots on campus. With front and rear cameras, you can snap photos of all the good times and share them with your friends online. And if you have our $45 Unlimited plan, with up to 10 times more high-speed data than other $45 plans, you don’t have to worry about eating up all your data. It’s an amazing plan that makes this amazing phone amazing-er.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Don’t let this happen to you. Here are a few road trip essentials to keep you rolling.
GPS — For when dad decides to take a “shortcut”
Music — When the only station on the radio is playing John Phillip Sousa’s greatest hits, you’ll thank us
Games — Car games are fun for about 5 seconds
Movies/Shows — Isn’t a car just a couch moving at 65 MPH?
Books — Finally make good on your New Year’s resolution to read more
You’re probably thinking, “Whoa! That’s a lot of stuff. Where are we going to put all of that?” Great question. Our great answer: In your pocket. With Straight Talk’s $45 Unlimited plan, featuring up to 10X more high speed data than other $45 plans, your phone can become the perfect road trip companion. Map your route, stream movies and music, load it with books and games to keep you busy for days. With the right plan, road trips can be fun again.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Keep reading for more details.
It’s that time of year again. Summer is on its way out, a new school year is on its way in and students everywhere are trying to remember how to set their alarm clocks. But don’t hit that snooze button just yet. If you’re looking to make the most of this semester, a new phone is just the back-to-school accessory you need. And thanks to Straight Talk, you can find the perfect phone for the perfect price.
Meet the Class of 2014
We’ve got a phone for every style. Like the Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s a serious piece of hardware for the tech-savvy student. Or maybe you want something a little smaller that still has impressive functionality. Then grab the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. It packs big power in a pocket-friendly size.
Looking for a device that’s a little more trendy? Not to worry. We’ve got what you’re looking for. Enter: the iPhone 5S—offering the latest and greatest in innovation from Apple.
http://bit.ly/1qLSjc9. That means you can save big and use your money for more important things, like pizza. (Fun fact: did you know pizza is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Now that’s a superfood.*)
*Not scientifically proven
Monday, July 28, 2014
If you’re going on a trip this summer, you might want to send postcards back to friends and family. But instead of picking up a generic one off the rack, why not make your own? With Postagram, you can create postcards using photos from your Instagram, Facebook, or the camera on your phone and mail them to just about anywhere. You’ll be able to send personalized greetings on the go to friends and family across the world — all from your Straight Talk phone.
Available for iOS 7+ and Android 2.1+ For more info, click here.
Available for iOS 4+ and Android 1.6+ For more info, click here.
Available for iOS 5+ and Android 2.2+ For more info, click here.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
· Track your vehicle's location or find your car in a crowded parking lot
· Restrict text messages and phone usage while driving (third-party app required)
· Assign vehicle geo-fences remotely
· Receive a driver score report to monitor your child’s vehicle use
· Help maintain vehicle health and fuel performance
· Connect to your smartphone, tablet or laptop to receive alerts
Straight Talk’s Remote Alert System is a standalone, non-monitored device that has a built-in wireless module that can send an SMS message or place a phone call to up to eight pre-assigned numbers when a sensor is triggered. With easy wireless installation, you can arm/disarm the Remote Alert System device remotely, all from your smartphone. Straight Talk also offers three accessories to help enhance your basic kit:
· Additional motion sensors
· Magnetic door/window sensors
· Remote key fob
Both devices are available at your local Walmart store or online at http://bit.ly/UBOnkC and require the no contract, 30-day $10 service plan specially designed for Connected Life Products.
Click here to purchase or learn more: http://bit.ly/UBOnkC
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Monday, March 31, 2014
Click here to learn more or purchase a nano SIM card.
Also check out this post on our Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) program. It's a simple, three-step process that can help you save you money every month, all while keeping your current number and network.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Love your current phone but wish it cost a little less every month? Straight Talk can help. We have a simple, three-step process for bringing your own phone that can help you save around $45 a month, all while keeping your current number and network. The process can seem daunting, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be on your way.
See how to activate your device here and feel the freedom.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
With more and more people realizing the benefits to switching to a prepaid phone plan (no 2-year contracts, saving around $950 per year, etc.), and more and more companies providing pre-paid options, it’s important to understand which provider and plan is right for you.
This is exactly where MyRatePlan.com, “the leading cell phone plan comparison site on the web”, wants to help. They recently announced their annual ranking of the best prepaid cell phone plans, and Straight Talk took home the #1 spot.
MyRatePlan.com took into account a number of criteria including monthly cost, amount of minutes, data, and messages, service coverage, customer ratings, and expert opinions when compiling the rankings. Here’s what they said about Straight Talk:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tara used the $950 she saved by witching to Straight Talk to rent a sick monster truck.
Enjoy the game and commercials this weekend, and tell us what you would do with an extra $950 in the comments! We’ll use our favorites on Facebook.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
- If you’d like to save money on an iPhone, Straight Talk comes with a lower monthly bill than the major carriers, while still delivering the same network coverage.
- You enjoy the same 4G LTE speeds as your friends on big name carriers.
- Straight Talk users save big money over big name carriers, even with the price of the iPhone factored in.
- The best part of using a Straight Talk iPhone 5s, according to the article, is that it connects to the same towers that the big names use.
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.