As the Black Friday 2015 approaching, just a few days away now, battle to win the new customers between prepaid mobile operators is intensifying. Following the trend of releasing a new smartphone almost each week these past few months, Straight Talk Wireless, TracFone’s subsidiary, has added a new smartphone to its prepaid lineup. Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Charm LTE is available now for $49.99 at carrier’s website. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk Wireless has added ZTE Stratos LTE Z819L, another mid-range smartphone to its prepaid offerings. Straight Talk ZTE Stratos, with 4G LTE connectivity and Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, is available at carrier’s web site and stores and at Walmart for $149.99. 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 and after that, it has started allowing it to its MVNOs. MVNOs, however, offer throttled LTE speeds, up to 5 Mbps.
T-Mobile US owned MetroPCS and TracFone’s Straight Talk have both added the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime to their prepaid phone lineups. We are already familiar with this smartphone as many prepaid carriers have been offering it for some time now. T-Mobile, a parent company of MetroPCS, is selling it since August this year while AT&T’s Cricket Wireless has added it much earlier, in April 2015. Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime is available for $199.99 at the carrier’s website and Walmart while MetroPCS’s version can be purchased online for $129.00 after $40 mail-in rebate or in store after instant discount. The phone’s regular price is $ 169.00 and the offer is available for a limited time. Read more
Straight Talk Wireless, no contract mobile operator that operates on all 4 major U.S. wireless networks, continues with its practice of releasing a new smartphone almost every week. This week, it’s a Straight Talk ZTE Allstar LTE Z818G, available currently at Walmart stores for $149.99, but we can expect carrier to add it on its web site very soon. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk Wireless is running a promotion for customers who bring their own phone and switch to their service. Straight Talk BYOD Switch promotion provides free SIM card that’s T-Mobile compatible and 30 days of free service on $45 unlimited plan. However, customers need to purchase a 30 day service plan first for activation and then to receive a free month of service. All GSM unlocked and T-Mobile compatible phones are eligible for this promotion. Read more