Sprint, a parent company of Virgin Mobile, has announced two new Virgin Mobile payLo budget plans, Walmart exclusive. PayLo customers can now choose from $20 Unlimited Talk or $20 Unlimited Text plans. A new $20 Unlimited Talk plan includes 50 text messages in addition to unlimited voice while $20 Unlimited Text plan has 50 voice minutes in addition to unlimited SMS. Read more
Verizon Wireless has started selling its prepaid $50 unlimited monthly plan directly from its website and through its stores. Verizon $50 unlimited plan has launched in August 3013 and up until now, it was available only from Walmart stores and its website. Read more
Update: ZTE Solar is available now at Straight Talk’s website for $179.99. The Solar uses AT&T network.
Straight Talk has added a new mid-range Android handset to its prepaid lineup, ZTE Solar. The Solar
is not listed on the carrier’s website yet and can be purchased at Walmart. Currently, Straight Talk ZTE Solar is out of stock online and is available in select Walmart stores only for $179.88. Read more
Best Buy and Walmart have started selling Apple’s iPhone 5 for customers who would like to pair it with T-Mobile’s prepaid service plans. Both retailers are offering 16GB versions of the phone in black and white color. T-Mobile prepaid iPhone 5 costs $629.88 at Walmart while Best Buy is selling it for $649.99 price tag. Read more
Huawei Inspira is the latest Android smartphone added to Straight Talk’s phone lineup. It is available at Walmart and a Straight Talk’s website for $99. The Inspira is a basic Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with 3G connectivity. Read more
Couple of weeks ago, Huawei has announced that its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be launched in the U.S. this month through Walmart stores and online. So, just as announced, Huawei W1 (H883G) can now be purchased at Walmart’s website for $229.99 and it’s compatible with Straight Talk’s prepaid service. Read more
Prepaid mobile broadband service, Internet on the Go, offered only at Walmart, has introduced some plan changes to its customers. The Sprint’s MVNO has been notifying its customers with an email letting them know that one of its current plans will be discontinued as of May 15 as well as some plans will include less megabytes than they are including right now. Read more
The possibility of activating most of Verizon phones on Straight Talk and Net10’s service is up again regardless of BYOP CDMA program being cancelled only one week after it launched in April. All three TracFone brands, including Telcel America, have launched BYOP CDMA program and cancelled it within a week. Now both Straight Talk and Net10 are allowing it again but with some new restrictions applying. Read more
Huawei has announced that its first Windows Phone 8 phone, W1, can be expected in Walmart’s online and retail stores this month. The U.S. carrier that will offer the Huawei W1 will be TracFone. The phone is also known as the Ascend W1. Read more
A prepaid subsidiary of America Movil’s TracFone, Straight Talk, has noted on its blog post that customers interested in iPhone 5 can choose now from three ways to obtain it. Last week, Straight Talk iPhone 5 in 16, 32 and 64 GB version has been launched, a 16 GB iPhone 4S and an 8 GB iPhone 4 through Walmart’s stores and website, offering all variants in both black and white. However, only 8 GB iPhone 4 and a 16 GB iPhone 5 are offered through Walmart’s no-interest, fixed $25 payments financing and interested customers have time until April 2, 2013 to use it.