NET10 and Telcel America launched CDMA BYOP sites
Last week, Straight Talk and NET10 representatives have announced launching Bring Your Own Verizon Phone program (CDMA BYOP) for both TracFone’s brands. While Straight Talk’s CDMA BYOP site is still offline, NET10 and Telcel America have launched theirs.
Even though both sites went live, it cannot be said that they are functional yet. Still, ones they became fully functional, users will be able to order SIM card for GSM based service or activate a CDMA Verizon compatible handset. According to both websites, in order for a Verizon handset to be successfully activated on either of these two carriers, users “must have a Verizon compatible phone that has never been activated outside of their network. This program will not work with 4G LTE technology phones even if they are compatible with Verizon. This program is also not available for Blackberries or branded Straight Talk, TracFone, Safe Link, Net10 Wireless, and Telcel America phones.”
Also, inserting particular phone’s information as MEID serial number, its brand, model, whether or not the phone is currently active with Verizon and user’s zip code is requested.
NET10 is offering unlimited talk, text and data for $50 per month or $65 per month if unlimited international calling is added. Telcel America, on the other hand, has almost identical plans as Straight Talk. The $45 plan includes unlimited talk, domestic and international texting and data while $60 plan includes international calling in addition. At Straight Talk’s $45 unlimited plan, international texting is included only on Android phones while Telcel America offers it on all phones.
The launch of Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Verizon Phone program has been delayed after being initially announced for March 26. However, now that its sister companies NET10 and Telcel America have launched their CDMA BYOP sites, we know that it will come to Straight Talk before long.
Source: Prepaid Phone News