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Straight Talk has a nice weekend surprise for both old and new Bring Your Own Phone customers. The prepaid carrier has just upped its $45-per-month plan's data allowance from 3GB to 5GB for anyone who didn't purchase their phone straight from the company. New customers only need to register a co...

May 8th 2015 at 9:41am 0 Comments
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If you were seduced by offers of "unlimited" phone data on prepaid carriers like Straight Talk or Simple Mobile only to find your service unbearably slow after a certain point, the Federal Trade Commission has your back. The carriers' owner, TracFone, has agreed to pay the FTC $40 million to sett...

January 28th 2015 at 5:12pm 0 Comments
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Cost-conscious iPhone 5s or 5c buyers will soon have a pair of fresh choices for prepaid service. Tracfone has announced that both Straight Talk and Net10 will sell Apple's latest smartphones through Walmart on December 13th. As with unlocked devices, you'll be paying at least $549 for an iPhone...

December 9th 2013 at 4:16pm 0 Comments
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To date, Straight Talk's LTE support has been limited to a warmed-over Sprint version of the Galaxy S III. Now there's a much better option: the prepaid carrier has started selling SIM cards that support unlocked devices with AT&T-compatible LTE. The upgrade potentially offers a better bargain...

September 13th 2013 at 2:27pm 0 Comments
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If you think that the iPhone 5c and 5s are a little too pricey, we've got good news: Walmart plans to sell both Apple smartphones at a discount from the very start. The 16GB iPhone 5c will sell for $79 on contract, or $20 less than the official price, while the 16GB iPhone 5s will be available fo...

September 12th 2013 at 12:22pm 0 Comments
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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought leaks of a smartphone that tips the scales with a 6-inch screen, an alternate ego to the oft-leaked Sony 'Honami' and the return of unlimited data to a ce...

August 17th 2013 at 9:35pm 0 Comments
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Giga-retailer Walmart made waves this holiday season by offering the iPhone 5 for well below its suggested retail price. Now it's going to start offering Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone unlocked and on prepaid Straight Talk plans beginning January 11. The iPhone 5 will cost US$649 in a 16 GB...

January 8th 2013 at 8:16pm 0 Comments
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Customers have been able to enjoy the iPhone experience on Walmart's Straight Talk "BYOD" phone plans for quite some time now, but the prepaid provider will begin directly selling the iPhone 5 -- as well as the iPhone 4 -- on January 11th. The iPhone 5 will be offered in 16GB and will be sold for...

January 8th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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We've grown accustomed to the Huawei Ascend P1 ourselves, but most Americans haven't had that same luxury without going through an importer. Huawei wants to be more accommodating, if somewhat belatedly: it's now selling its mid-tier phone directly to the US through Amazon. Shelling out $450 gets t...

January 3rd 2013 at 8:22am 0 Comments
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Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Verizon Wireless brought its LTE service to 28 new markets and expanded its reach in 11 additional areas. We also saw Straight Tal...

May 19th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments