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Wal-Mart and TracFone Offering $30 No-Contract Plan

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Oct 14, 2009, 10:22 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Wal-Mart and TracFone are rolling out a new, no-contract calling plan that costs $30 and provides customers with 1000 minutes, 1000 texts and 30MB of data per month. The plan is called Straight Talk. For heavier users, the Straight Talk Unlimited plan offers unlimited minutes, texts and data for $45 per month. The two companies have already conducted pilots of the new plan and are in the middle of rolling the Straight Talk plans out to all Wal-Mart stores nationwide.

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Oct 14, 2009, 11:03 AM

$45 unlimited everything- not bad

i was never a fan of trackphones but the unlimited p
lan for 45 is a good deal. So now we have boost unlimited for 50, pageplus for 40, revol for 35, and trakphone for 45. I guess these mnvos are going to place a certain amount of pressure on their parent companies to drive prices down. It also is steals the spot light fromtmobile black secret 50 unlimited and att 60 prepaid unlimited (voice and data)
AT&T's $60 prepaid plan does not include data. It's just voice and messaging.
You don't need a large roaming footprint or customer support. I worked at Radioshack for a few years, and after spending hours on hold just to get to someone in India who may or may not be able to help, we stopped offering any after-the-sale support o...
It puts no pressure. You know why? because as soon as that customer has to call in about anything, they'll figure out why service is so cheap.

Customers want cheap prices and good service. you don't get that with Tracphone.

Oct 14, 2009, 6:01 PM

No Big Deal. PP is still better in more ways then one!

Had straight talk when they first started HORRIBLE outsourced service they still have only the same 3 phones. Been with and satisfied with Pageplus cellulars deal which is pretty much the same actually at this price point, they have tracfone beat. They offer more data. And on page plus unlimited plan which is 39.95 flat the 20mbs of data is enough for plenty of pix messaging. Also Pageplus you can pretty much bring any verizon handset! As long as esn is clean. So this is NO BIG DEAL!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy

Oct 14, 2009, 1:51 PM

old news

I thought I read this when I was pumping gas at Walmart like last Christmas.
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