After a great success with low cost Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Charm among customers, TracFone’s prepaid brand Straight Talk Wireless continues cooperation with Alcatel Lucent with the release of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Eclipse. Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Eclipse is available at the moment only at Walmart stores for $19.88, but we can expect it soon to be added to carrier’s website too. TracFone also offers Pixi Eclipse at Walmart for $27.24. Read more
Walmart Family Mobile, a postpaid no-contract MVNO that operates on T-Mobile network, has improved its offerings with a new plan. Walmart Family Mobile has added a new $49.88 unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data with 10 GB at 4G LTE speeds. Read more
TracFone’s prepaid brand, Straight Talk Wireless has added the Samsung Galaxy E5, another mid-range Android smartphone to its prepaid lineup. Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy E5 operates on Verizon 4G LTE network. Currently, E5 is available only at Walmart stores for $199, but we can expect it soon at Straight Talk website. Update February 16, 2016: Samsung Galaxy E5 is available also at Straight Talk web site for $199.99
The largest nation’s retailer Walmart no longer stocks Sprint devices. It’s presence has been lessen in the past few weeks, according to Fierce Wireless, so now only around 500 Walmart stores out of 4,177 locations carry Sprint’s products. Read more
Walmart Family Mobile that operates on T-Mobile network has recently increased high speed data allotment on its $39.88 plan. What used to be 3GB of high speed data on this plan is now 5GB, which makes it a 2GB high speed data increase at no additional cost. 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
AT&T’s prepaid brand GoPhone is now offering the Kyocera Hydro Air, a smartphone great for outdoors. The phone is built to Military Standard 810G that makes it resistant to shock and drop. It’s IP57 rated for being waterproof (can be one meter under water for up to 30 minutes) and its display can resists to impact. GoPhone Kyocera Hydro Air is available for $99.99 at Walmart. 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 has started offering its first GSM based smartphone, LG Sunrise. The Sunrise is an entry-level smartphone 3G capable that’s compatible with AT&T’s network. The same phone is also available with Straight Talk’s service for $39.99. TracFone LG Sunrise can be purchased currently at Walmart for $54.00 with free shipping. Read more
Straight Talk has continued the trend of adding new smartphones to it prepaid lineup set last month, with the release of a new smartphone, Huawei Raven LTE. The price set for Straight Talk Huawei Raven LTE is $179.99. Currently, it’s available only at select Walmart stores while online is listed as out of stock.
UPDATE: Read the Raven’s full review.