TextNow expands smartphone lineup, presence to Fry’s Electronics and payment locations
TextNow Wireless, the world’s first cloud-based prepaid mobile phone operator that uses Sprint network only when WiFi is out of range, has announced two new smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG Volt. TextNow expands smartphone lineup with these two new, refurbished and discounted phones just in time for back-to-school season.
TextNow has also started offering its devices at all Fry’s Electronics locations, starting with the Moto G. Also, the carrier will start accepting cash payments in the coming weeks at more than 10,000 locations across the country, including Gates Petroleum, Sunoco, NMart and Circle K stores.
TextNow is selling the new Samsung Galaxy S5 for $399 and refurbished for $299. With specs as 5.1-inch super AMOLED (1080 x 1920) display, 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 16 GB of memory, Android 5.0 Lollipop and 16 and 2-megapixels for rear and front cameras, respectively, the deal is pretty good.
LG Volt with Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, 4.7-inch qHD IPS display, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of memory, 8-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixels front camera is available for just $13.99, refurbished. The sale ends August 14, 2015 at 8:00pm EDT.
TextNow prepaid plans start at $18.99:
- $18.99 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 500MB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $26.99 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 1GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $39.99 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 2GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
- $59.99 monthly plan – includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 4GB at high speeds plus unlimited calling to Canada
“Students are usually in WiFi connected zones – so there is really no need for costly data plans. And with our unique hybrid model of WiFi and cellular network, the TextNow-fueled Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG Volt, along with all our devices, saves parents money while ensuring they are always connected to their kids.” – said Derek Ting, CEO and co-founder of TextNow Wireless.