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Radio Shack takes the wrapping off its no-contract service plans and makes it official

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2012, 17:46 posted on

The leaks about Radio Shack's no contract wireless service plans turned out to be right on the money as the electronics retailer made it official on Tuesday; Radio Shack will be using Cricket's network which counts on Sprint's roaming service to fill in the gaps...

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:53

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:04 1

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 20:58

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???

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 00:22

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 08:23

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...

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 23:38

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 09:38

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:12 1

3. eman99 (Posts: 291; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

whats it running off sprint network????

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:15 2

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 18:30 3

5. downphoenix (Posts: 2819; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

A Cricket MVNO? LMAO.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:45

6. D.Aceveda (Posts: 390; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

LMAO is right

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:58

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 22:46

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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 00:24

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)

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