Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Use Your Wish Power with Straight Talk and Make-A-Wish®

Share & Bookmark For the third straight year, we're raising up to $1 million for Make-A-Wish® to help grant kids’ wishes. Sure, it’s a big goal, but it’s for a great cause, and we like to set our sights high. Besides, we’ve got #WishPower on our side. With your help, we’ll get there in no time. You can contribute in two ways:

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

Ace College this Semester with the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style

Share & Bookmark Getting back into the groove of things can be tough after summer break—unless you have the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, now on Straight Talk.
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.

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.