Radio Shack takes the wrapping off its no-contract service plans and makes it official
Phones that you buy from Radio Shack under their new service will come with a free 8GB microSD card with which you can store 6,000 songs. The first phone to be offered under the new plans is the Huawei Mercury Ice which will cost $150 off-contract. If that name sounds familiar, its because we told you all about the redesigned handset last week.
And by the way, Radio Shack's no-contract plans even welcomes feature phones. You can buy 300 anytime minutes for $25 or go up to 1,000 anytime minutes for $35, which includes unlimited 1X web service and unlimited talk, text and picture messaging. Radio Shack is offering for featurephone subscribers, the Huawei Pillar for $40. The device offers a physical QWERTY and a camera. Two more models are to be announced by the end of the month.
1. IkemN (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Radio Shack is envolving with no contract phones which coud be affordable for lots of costumers.
2. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
No contract phone have little coverage areas and that what you are paying for is a cheap plan.
8. Birds (Posts: 1139; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Put your "Stupid" back in your pants. They are cheaper because the phones have a smaller subsidy. The subsidy is around 33% in prepaid carriers while on postpaid carriers, it is anywhere from 50% to 100%. With a smaller subsidy, phones are more expensive, which in turn, make plans cheaper. DO YOU UNDERSTAND NOW INSTEAD OF MAKING A FALSE ACCLAMATION???
10. Bernoulli (limited) (Posts: 2586; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
His statement has NOTHING to do with a subsidy moron. Leap does have a very limited service compared to other big carriers, that's just common sense (you get what you pay) for instance leap doesn't have the same coverage as Verizon, so yes all that people that go on prepaid is just for a cheaper plan instead of being with sprint or Verizon or AT&T, t-mobile on the other hand doesn't apply to this equation since their monthly plans are the cheapest and has the same national coverage, and with them for 10$ you get 200 minutes and 30$ gets you 1,500 minutes which is a lot cheaper than this crap yet better coverage, since leap service sucks while inside a building
12. troutsy (Posts: 296; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
If you work for TMo, at least have the decency to capitalize the name of the company...
14. Bernoulli (limited) (Posts: 2586; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Lol no I do not, just making a point across here where t-mobile gives you more for less (both coverage and minutes) my parents have t-mobile, plus it's in their pre paid website
13. ibap (Posts: 733; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
Limited areas? Have you looked at Page Plus? Verizon, full network, or nearly. Ting? Full contract network for voice with Sprint, but Sprint's native network for data, though you do get 4G or LTE in the right area with the appropriate phone. Straight Talk? If it's an ATT SIM, full ATT network at a minimum.
4. brwcell (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
to bad they didn't pick a real network to run their service, Leap is a joke.
7. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Cricket sucks. This is as brutal as I expected a Radio Shack prepaid service to be. Hopefully they atleast have better customer support/service than Cricket.
9. cncrim (Posts: 654; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
The gravey money from postpaid is changing..... more and more people go to prepaid. Few more year MetroPc and Cricket will raise to US celluar size, if all the big 4 is keep force the issuse like add on data plan when u actually dont need.
MetroPC and all the prepaid carriers are happy now.
11. Bernoulli (limited) (Posts: 2586; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
They were better off doing an agreement with t-mobile, at least with a gsm provider one has the freedom to use literally any phone world wide, they could've introduced a plan like Walmart (unlimited tex/web 5gigs with tethering and 100 min for 30 dollars a month)