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Straight Talk gets the Apple iPhone 5 on January 11th

0. phoneArena 08 Jan 2013, 21:24 posted on

Walmart and pre-paid carrier service Straight Talk will start offering the 16GB Apple iPhone 5, unlocked, for $649 and an unlocked 8GB Apple iPhone 4 for $449; both phones will workj with the pre-paid carrier's $45 unlimited voice, text and data plan and for those who need unlimited international calling capabilities, the $60 a month plan will do...

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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:27 9

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


more signs that apple is getting desperate and starting to see they need as many companies as possible to sell there device.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:29 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Desperate or not the decision to do this is a smart one, but the pricing is wack.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:33 3

6. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I don't think Apple is desperate by any means. Now Rim is desperate lol. Its another outlet Apple can have but the Pricing is laughable.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:38 3

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Agreed

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:12 1

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


You always get thumbed down and lots of reds

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:33 1

28. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I couldn't care less. U should know that by now, I speak my mind.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 16:39

39. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


hmmm I have more green then red you have only red...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:11 1

25. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


how is the pricing wack? Do a little math and you'll see how much cheaper the prepaid route is.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:34 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes you're right about pre paid

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:40

19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Most people will not want to spend the money to start this plan - but it is a good plan price.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:04 2

21. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


It's a great deal but the unsubsizided phone price is a hurdle, which is why WalMart is trying to provide financing.

I am probably going to pick up one for myself and get a few for my friends to introduce them to the iPhone 5. I refuse to pay $80 a month for Verizon and only get 3G speeds. I understand not everyone can afford the phone, but $45 a month is a great price and runs on ATT's 4G network.

Once you know the soft limits are 100 MB a day or 2 GB a month on ST, it's easy to stay on ST and remain a good customer.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 07:13 1

30. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


yep, great mnthly plan deal...

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 07:13 1

31. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ahh, so there are limits....

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:13 1

23. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Apple is NOT DESPERATE given how many iPhones were sold on ATT this past quarter.

This is a great examples of how the major carriers like Verizon, ATT, et al are shooting themselves in the foot by leasing out their network.

I had the chance to get the iPhone (4S or 4) on Verizon and pay $80 a month for 1 GB of data at 3G speed. On the ST, I get the iPhone 5, I pay $45 a month, and I get up to 2 GB of 4 G speeds.

It's a no-brainer -- the latest phone, at a lower monthly cost, and more data on 4G speeds. Why would people buy the iPhone on Verizon on a month to month plan?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:28 1

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Those prices r simply ridiculous, what is apple thinking about?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:25

16. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


It's how much they always overcharge. How is it surprising?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:08 1

22. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


If you know Apple, these are standard ist prices. What doesn't make sense is that VirginMobileUSA is selling the iPhone 4S for $450 and the iPhone 4 for $350 while ST has just the iPhone 4 for $450. That makes think the iPhone 4 is a decoy to get people to buy the iPhone 5.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:12

26. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


yah, a little disappointing that the 4 is $450 on ST, doesn't really make sense. Maybe there was some a type-o in the press release and ST really meant the 4s.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:29

3. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


What service(AT&T, Verizon,Sprint) do they use under the Walmart plan?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:31

5. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I think it varies by area. They have Sprint and at&t ones here but where my dad lives it seems to use T-Mobile.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:27

17. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


They're now owned by Tracfone and use AT&T's network, except for some areas that haven't yet converted to it (which there are few left, last I checked).

Customer service and support still is as bad as you expect for $50/month.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 00:16

24. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


This story broke out on other websites, and the iPhone 4 will be on Verizon and the iPhone 5 will be on ATT.

source:http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/01/developing-iphone-4-and-5-coming-to.html

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:41

44. SaraST (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Hello darkvadervip! I'm Sara with Straight Talk. The Straight Talk branded iPhone phones run on Verizon carrier for network coverage. The carrier for these phones is the same for all airtime service plan we offer. For details, send an email to ST.CorpResolutionTeam@straighttalk.com. Thank you!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:42

8. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


O no no no this is good news....-!

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 21:48 1

9. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Striaght talk is picking up the i5 and placing them in Walmart's...LoL they had better be ready for JACK MODE from the clientele that shops at Wally World.... Lmao

Snatch n RUN Y'all SNATCH >>AND>>RUN

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 22:31 2

10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Are u serious? I personally work @the wal mart in electronics dept. I don't think anyone will spend around 600$ on a phone.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 23:10

12. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hippies and cults and Zombies would!

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 06:15 2

27. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


If they're smart they will.

The 45$ plan is similar to about a 110$ plan on at&t. It will only take about 7 months to make up the difference between an iphone on contract (200$) vs buying it up front for 650.

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 08:50

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Then u might as well buy a phone full price through youre carrier

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 09:04

35. mrmessma (Posts: 194; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yes, you should buy full price through your carrier, but not through Verizon or AT&T on a subsidized contract price.

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