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Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless Now Carrying iPhone 5

Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless are now carrying the iPhone 5, offering a $45 unlimited talk, text and data plan with no contract. It was previously reported by That's It Guys. Straight Talk is a subsidiary of TracFone, and its iPhone customers will use AT&T's network. There is no indication of whether the phones will support AT&T's LTE network or not.

Like other prepaid plans such as Virgin Mobile, users must pay full price for their iPhones without having them subsidized by the carrier. Unlike Virgin Mobile, Walmart is offering holders of the Walmart credit card a no-interest fixed payment plan for $25/month. This allows customers to have a unlimited talk, text and data plan for a total of $70/month before taxes and fees.

Straightalk
Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless, America’s largest and top rated no-contract cell phone provider, today put the power back in the hands of customers with an industry game changing offer. Starting on January 11, 2013 in more than 2,000 Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com, customers now have access to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4 on Straight Talk’s $45 no contract unlimited talk, text and data plan. To make this offer even more affordable, Walmart will be offering customers who purchase the phone in the store, a no interest fixed-monthly payments special financing offer for only $25 a month with a Walmart Credit Card.

The Straight Talk wireless no contract plan, exclusive to Walmart, saves consumers on average $950 a year when they switch from conventional contract plans with similar unlimited plans. To learn more about how Straight Talk Wireless saves consumers $950 a year, please visit: www.straighttalk.com.
The iPhone 5 is available in black or white for $649 for the 16GB model only, and the iPhone 4 is available in black or white for $449 for the 8GB model.

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25 months ago

How do we evaluate the network coverage/quality of this deal? Is Straight Talk really the carrier with its own network or do they really buy time on one of the bigger networks, i.e. the customer is really buying into the physical infrastructure of another; if so, which one. Thanks

RTFA. :-)

"Straight Talk is a subsidiary of TracFone, and its iPhone customers will use AT&T's network. There is no indication of whether the phones will support AT&T's LTE network or not."
Rating: 29 Votes
25 months ago
Very nice straight talk, very nice :cool:
Rating: 12 Votes
25 months ago

Great news! Nice to see Apple spreading their products to new low price carriers instead of an AT&T monopoly.


ATT hasn't had a monopoly on the iPhone for awhile now?
Rating: 11 Votes
25 months ago

This may be the last straw. The iPhone 5? At Wall*Mart? On their prepay plan?


Then don't buy it. Waste your money on a "classy" phone plan with a "classy" phone. The rest of us will save over $1000 a year and nobody will know who our provider is or where we bought our phone.
Rating: 9 Votes
25 months ago

how do we evaluate the network coverage/quality of this deal? Is straight talk really the carrier with its own network or do they really buy time on one of the bigger networks, i.e. The customer is really buying into the physical infrastructure of another; if so, which one. Thanks


att
Rating: 8 Votes
25 months ago
I get it. Your position is disgusting. They are computer products, not some ticket into a special club.

In the 90s, kids in schools in low income areas were using Apple products. How do I know this? I went to one. Does that bother you? If it does, you are a disgusting person.
Rating: 8 Votes
25 months ago
Great news! Nice to see Apple spreading their products to new low price carriers instead of an AT&T monopoly.
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
Sure. Until you hit 200MB/day or 2GB/month and your speeds slow to a crawl*.

*So says current StraightTalk users.
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago
Well here's the big question for me: Will Apple come out with a carrier bundle that includes Straight Talk's MMS settings now?

The iPhone isn't classy anymore :(

You're not a very smart consumer if you are more concerned about the "classiness" of a provider versus cost. Straight Talk uses the exact same towers and provides the exact same service as AT&T, for a lot less per month. Granted, there is a "soft" data limit (2GB), but for me, it's half the cost that I was paying on AT&T, where I was getting throttled anyways on my "unlimited" data plan.
Rating: 7 Votes
25 months ago

This may be the last straw. The iPhone 5? At Wall*Mart? On their prepay plan?

The Apple brand is becoming like Volkswagen was in 1965.


I was wondering when this kinda post was gonna show up XD. It almost made me lol in real life. :-)
Rating: 7 Votes

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