Saturday, January 12, 2013

Wal-Mart’s iPhone 5 Offer

Wal-Mart’s iPhone 5 Offer: $45 Unlimited Plan, No Contract Required If you’ve dreamed of the day when you could get an iPhone without being chained to a two-year contract, or if you’re just interested in a cheaper monthly phone bill, this one’s for you. Just yesterday, Straight Talk (a division of TracFone) announced that beginning this Friday, January 9th, the company will begin offering the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 in Wal-Mart stores around the country, completely contract-free. Here are the pricing details: iPhone 4 (8gb model only) will be $449 iPhone 5 (16gb model only) will be $649 As for your wireless plan, Straight Talk has two options: a $45 monthly plan with unlimited talk, text and data; or a $60 monthly plan that includes the same unlimited talk, text and data, plus unlimited calling to around 1,000 international destinations. As for coverage and high-speed data: Straight Talk uses the big four wireless carrier networks in the U.S. No details were provided yet on whether or not the iPhone 5 will have access to 4G LTE, which is available from three of the big four networks. If it’s Verizon’s network that the iPhone 5 will be operating on through Straight Talk, that’s a huge win for prepaid-loving customers, since Verizon’s 4G LTE network is, by far, the most widespread.

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