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Wal-Martís iPhone 5 Offer: $45 Unlimited Plan, No Contract Required


 Wal-Martís iPhone 5 Offer: $45 Unlimited Plan, No Contract Required
topic by Da Ill One - 01-09-2013, 08:37 AM - Boxden > BX Tech


If youíve dreamed of the day when you could get an iPhone without being chained to a two-year contract, or if youíre just interested in a cheaper monthly phone bill, this oneís 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 itís Verizonís network that the iPhone 5 will be operating on through Straight Talk, thatís a huge win for prepaid-loving customers, since Verizonís 4G LTE network is, by far, the most widespread.

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71 comments for "Wal-Martís iPhone 5 Offer: $45 Unlimited Plan, No Contract Required"


 01-09-2013, 09:02 AMaway - #2
Dangerously 185 heat pts185

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What Wal-Mart shopper can afford that? If anyone is going contract free for those process they're for damn sure not doing it on Wal-Mart's MVNO.

Its a good deal, I just don't see the savings when you know your data is getting metered at a low cap.
 01-09-2013, 09:05 AMaway - #3
Dangerously 185 heat pts185

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Paragraph 6, you can't stream music or video on unlimited data.
 01-09-2013, 09:10 AMaway - #4
Da Ill One|M 3296 heat pts3296

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Originally Posted by Dangerously


Paragraph 6, you can't stream music or video on unlimited data.
that kind of sucks...but I didn't know people actually stream them on their phone that much... I just download to my phone and watch whenever I want, never know when you don't/won't get sturdy enough signal to stream without lagging...
 01-09-2013, 09:36 AMaway - #5
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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
that kind of sucks...but I didn't know people actually stream them on their phone that much... I just download to my phone and watch whenever I want, never know when you don't/won't get sturdy enough signal to stream without lagging...
With YouTube alone people stream. Can you imagine how many BX topics you miss out on not being able to stream a YouTube link. Don't even get me started on the Rdio, Spotify and other music services out there. Android phones could get away with streaming less but even with a Google drive, you're downloading which is prohibited.
 01-10-2013, 04:23 PMonline - #6
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i have the att version of the iphone 4s on straight talk for over a year never had any problem but there is a cap of 2gb
 01-10-2013, 06:11 PMaway - #7
voewyd 10 heat pts10

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looks like a great deal.
 01-10-2013, 06:34 PMaway - #8
deziking 28 heat pts28

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I see they copying kmart. But who carea kmart is small non popular retail store.
 01-10-2013, 06:50 PMaway - #9
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Originally Posted by regulate
1 Simple question: Do any of these no contract carriers that offer unlimited web actually offer UNLIMITED & UNTHROTTLED web or do they just offer "unlimited" web?? thanks
T-Mobile has a no contract, $60 plan with truly unlimited data, unlimited text and 500 minutes.
 01-10-2013, 07:19 PMonline - #10
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Originally Posted by Y.G.
T-Mobile has a no contract, $60 plan with truly unlimited data, unlimited text and 500 minutes.
link?
 01-10-2013, 08:20 PMaway - #11
Y.G. 21 heat pts21

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Originally Posted by duval88
link?


My fault, it does have a 2-year contract. Still a good plan though.
 01-10-2013, 09:34 PMonline - #12
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Originally Posted by Da Ill One
that kind of sucks...but I didn't know people actually stream them on their phone that much... I just download to my phone and watch whenever I want, never know when you don't/won't get sturdy enough signal to stream without lagging...
I stream Pandora and Spotify in my car all the time

Originally Posted by Y.G.


My fault, it does have a 2-year contract. Still a good plan though.
I still don't see the plan you're talking about for $60. The only plan with 500 minutes and unlimited data I see on their site is $80.

edit: Nvm. I see it now, you have to order just the sim card to get it at that price I think. That's tempting for unlimited no throttling HSPA+ but I can't !! with contracts anymore

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 01-10-2013, 10:45 PMaway - #13
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Originally Posted by duval88
I still don't see the plan you're talking about for $60. The only plan with 500 minutes and unlimited data I see on their site is $80.

edit: Nvm. I see it now, you have to order just the sim card to get it at that price I think. That's tempting for unlimited no throttling HSPA+ but I can't !! with contracts anymore


Looks like they updated their plans. Now they have a no contract plan with unlimited everything for $70. They also have a $30 contract plan that has 100 minutes, unlimited text and 4G data with a 5GB cap.
 01-10-2013, 11:34 PMaway - #14
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I've been searching for a cheap iPhone 4 or 5 for the last 2 months because their pay as you go plan has supported iPhone for awhile. They have Data restrictions but all I'd do is surf the internet with it anyways. Anybody know a site for cheap iphones?
 01-10-2013, 11:36 PMaway - #15
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virgin mobile $55 dollar unlimited plan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
 01-10-2013, 11:43 PMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by Dangerously
What Wal-Mart shopper can afford that? If anyone is going contract free for those process they're for damn sure not doing it on Wal-Mart's MVNO.

Its a good deal, I just don't see the savings when you know your data is getting metered at a low cap.
ive been streaming on straight talk with youtube and netflix and i havent been throttled yet
 01-10-2013, 11:46 PMaway - #17
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I'm not familiar with the iphone but can you use wifi instead of data? I a$sume you can so if that is the case what difference does the data limit matter?
 01-10-2013, 11:53 PMaway - #18
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Originally Posted by itzjmoney510
I've been searching for a cheap iPhone 4 or 5 for the last 2 months because their pay as you go plan has supported iPhone for awhile. They have Data restrictions but all I'd do is surf the internet with it anyways. Anybody know a site for cheap iphones?
u wont be able to find a cheap new one. it will be close to full price brand new. if u want used, look at craigslist, swappa.com, or ebay.
 01-10-2013, 11:55 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by Fly 2ndComing
I'm not familiar with the iphone but can you use wifi instead of data? I a$sume you can so if that is the case what difference does the data limit matter?
You can totally use wi-fi and it won't count towards your data limit at all, the discussion over unlimited data/throttling is when you're using the phone itself to access the web instead of through your router (or starbucks, etc.)
 01-11-2013, 12:21 AMaway - #20
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Gonna sell millions of these things after tax rebate checks start rolling in lol.
The wealthy idiots who buy them as a fashion statement and to be a trend follower are gonna see poor folk with em and they gonna ditch that !! in a heart beat lol. WATCH
 
 


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