This week, starting March 31, 2015, Straight Talk phones on sale are available at Straight Talk’s website and Walmart. At Straight Talk’s website, free shipping on orders $29.99 or higher is provided while Walmart offers free ship to store. Read more
Verizon Wireless has the largest and most reliable network of all major carriers in the U.S. Verizon uses CDMA technology, which means that a phone swapping is not as easy as with GSM-based phones if customers are not happy with service or the phone itself. Verizon’s service is primarily focused on postpaid customers but in recent months they made quite a few changes to its prepaid offerings which made them more appealing to existing and potential customers. Biggest change is that Verizon has allowed access to LTE to its prepaid customers on July 17, 2014.
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk might add Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, a 4G LTE smartphone GSM-based to its prepaid lineup soon, according to Turk Forums. The Galaxy Core Prime is also launching for Verizon’s postpaid service today for $29.99 with a new two-year contract or for Verizon Edge customers for $8 a month so speculated prepaid cost for this mid-range smartphone would be around $200. Read more
The Federal Trade Commission has fined the TracFone, U.S. subsidiary of America Movil, for throttling or completely cutting off data to customers who have signed up for unlimited data. False advertizing of unlimited data from 2009 through 2014 will cost them $40 million. Customers who have been misled by TracFone subsidiaries as Straight Talk, NET10, Simple Mobile and Telcel America in any way, whose ‘unlimited data’ were throttled between 1 and 3 gigabytes without any explanation, whose data were cut off entirely after reaching 4 or 5 gigabytes or for even losing their service completely (talk, text, and data) in some cases, are eligible to getting their money back. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk has started activating Verizon LTE phones, Howard Forums users report. According to some of them, Straight Talk customer service has confirmed this information while others have reached as far as ordering the SIM. Read more
Straight Talk will be introducing a new unlimited plan for $35 per month, according to image taken at Walmart by a Prepaid Phone News reader. The image shows the new Straight Talk $35 unlimited plan with unlimited talk, text and data with first 500 MB at high speeds. The rest of the data is presumable throttled to 2G or 64 Kbps as data with all other Straight Talk plans are. Read more
Updated: Straight Talk takes $2.50 off of the $45 plan if customers enroll in Auto Pay before Nov. 26
Update: Straight Talk has extended the offer. Customers can now enroll in Auto Pay before December 11, 2014, to receive $2.50 discount on the $45 unlimited plan. Read more
Straight Talk has added yet another AT&T-compatible LTE-enabled smartphone to its prepaid lineup, Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE. The Pop Star LTE is an affordable entry-level handset whose stronger side is a quad-core processor and a 4G LTE connectivity. Straight Talk Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE is available for $149.99 at the carrier’s website. Read the rest of this entry
Straight Talk has started offering its first Verizon-compatible LTE smartphone, the ZTE Rapido LTE. A Howard Forums user has spotted the phone in Walmart store. The Rapido LTE (Z932C) hasn’t been listed on the carrier’s website yet but obviously will be soon. Straight Talk ZTE Rapido LTE costs $179.88, according to the image from Walmart store and to the Walmart’s website, where the phone is listed but out of stock.
Update: The ZTE Rapido LTE has been added to Straight Talk’s website. It’s sold for $179.99. At Walmart.com, the phone is in stock. It’s listed as Straight Talk ZTE 932C and it’s available for $179.88.
Straight Talk has added Motorola Moto E to its prepaid phone lineup. The Moto E is affordable, “made to last” smartphone, splash and scratch resistant. Straight Talk Moto E is CDMA-based, uses Verizon network and it’s available for $99.99 at the carrier’s website. The phone is also available at Walmart website for $99.88. Read more