By Humberto Saabedra on February 28, 2013
Net10 Wireless will begin enforcing a hard data cap on customers using AT&T-powered devices and SIM cards starting on Friday, with possible implications for StraightTalk. Updated with clarification from Net10.
By Christopher Price on February 20, 2013
While T-Mobile may be in the process of acquiring MetroPCS, they aren’t waiting to get hold of the brand. In fact, if Go Smart is successful, MetroPCS may not be worth much more than spectrum.
By Humberto Saabedra on February 15, 2013
StraightTalk makes the most of its expanded agreement with Verizon Wireless by launching its first BlackBerry smartphone in the Curve 9310 at a very budget-friendly price.
Page Plus Cellular Ups $40 Plan to 100 MB of Data, Verizon Network Still Key in Competitve Advantage
By Christopher Price on March 28, 2012
One of the only third-party services that uses Verizon’s network… and devices… added a bit more data today.
By Humberto Saabedra on March 7, 2012
After almost two months of anticipation and advertising blitzes following the surprise confirmation in late January, the saga of the LG Optimus 2X on Straight Talk and Net 10 has come to an end with no release on either service provider, as Tracfone has pulled all online advertising and references for the model and has [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on February 2, 2012
Straight Talk has confirmed on its Facebook page that it will offer a SIM-only option for the first time along with its sister brand in Net10 within the next few days. The dedicated page for the offering is now live and features options for regular full-size SIMs as well as the increasingly popular microSIMs used [...]
By Christopher Price on November 23, 2011
Starting early this morning, Straight Talk (part of Tracfone), is offering a “Black Friday Plan” offering. The plan is their standard $45/month Talk, Text & Data plan, but discounted to $30/month. That rate is then locked in for one year, as part of the offering. The plan is available in nearly all Straight Talk markets, [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on December 1, 2010
The first case of someone being convicted under the DMCA for bypassing a phone unlock has been recently closed, with the government winning its case against one Mohamed Majed for mass unlocking handsets and reselling them. After it was discovered that he was unlocking stolen handsets on a mass scale, up to several thousand phones [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on October 14, 2009
Following up on the initial announcement of the StraightTalk service plan this summer, Wal-Mart has confirmed it will begin an exclusive nationwide rollout of the offering on October 18th. The handset lineup will consist of the entry-level LG 220 clamshell at $39.98, the LG Slider 290 at $79.98 and the Samsung 451 QWERTY keyboard slider [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on July 2, 2009
Venerable prepaid MVNO TracFone has launched a new flat-rate service called Straight Talk for users that want to have a choice between unlimited voice/messaging service, or want a fixed amount of airtime and texts per month without a contract. Click for full-size. For now the service is available nationwide via select Wal-Mart locations and the [...]