Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Straight Talk’s 3GB Unlimited Plans > Competitors Unlimited Plans

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Straight Talk’s no-contract $45 Unlimited 30-day plan is the $45 plan with the most high speed data, and it recently increased its data offering to 3GB. That’s 10X more data than other comparably-priced plans. A 10X difference is an adorably big one.
 A 10X difference is also pretty relaxing.
Ok, you get it. Here’s the argument laid out in wireless-specific terms:
So Straight Talk has up to 10X more data, what does that mean for you? Well, you could post 8,550 Instagram photos.
For more on what 3GB of data allows you to do, and tips for making the most if it, click here

Monday, May 19, 2014

The #StraightTalkHere Instagram Contest is Calling Your Name!

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A picture is worth 1,000 words. With the #StraightTalkHere contest on Instagram, it could also be worth $1,000. To enter, simply upload a photo to Instagram showing where you use your smartphone in the U.S. and tag it with #StraightTalkHere and @MyStraightTalk. It’s as straightforward as that. We’ll be giving away $1,000 and a new smartphone for the next two weeks, so set a calendar reminder and get your photos ready.
Family vacations to national parks, breathtaking sunsets on business trips and unexpected shots of you and a new ursine “friend” are all welcome. Nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks can take you a lot of places. Check out our Instagram channel here and good luck. 
Official sweepstakes rules here

Friday, May 16, 2014

Straight Talk is Now on Instagram!

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If you ever wondered what life with the best value $45 no-contract plan and nationwide coverage on America’s best and most dependable networks looks like, follow us on Instagram.

We’ll show you everywhere in America that Straight Talk has you covered, and how saving a little bit of money every month can make a big difference in your daily life. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see on our Instagram channel.

Take a look at our page now as we are giving away $1,000 and a free smart phone for fans who show us where in the country their wireless service has them covered. After all, Straight Talk has nationwide coverage on America’s largest and most dependable networks.

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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Whether you talk, text or send and receive data, Straight Talk's got you covered.

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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.