7-Eleven Launches Prepaid Wireless Service
Apr 27, 2004, 3:58 PM by (staff)
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven today announced the launch of Speak Out(sm) Wireless - its own pre-paid wireless service. The company is partnering with Ztar Mobile to offer service on Cingular's TDMA network. The initial handset offerings will be the Nokia 3560 and 2260, which include 50 minutes of airtime and are available for as low as $49.99 after rebate. The company will offer national service for a flat $0.20 per minute, including peak hours and long distance. Text messaging is priced at $0.10 per message.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Assurance Wireless Offers More Minutes and Messages
Assurance Wireless today improved its offering to low-income Americans. Specifically, the company is offering new customers unlimited text messaging with their plan.
Madstar Mobile Latest Sprint MVNO Looking to Disrupt
Madstar Mobile today announced itself as "the newest national wireless carrier." The MVNO resells access to Sprint's 3G/4G networks and claims to offer the benefits of postpaid and prepaid services at the same time. It bills for service on a postpaid basis, but it doesn't require credit checks, deposits, or contracts.
Charter Joins Comcast with Plans to Launch Wireless
Charter Communications followed Comcast's lead this week and also disclosed plans to offer wireless service in the future. Charter's offering will mirror that of Comcast's.
Comcast to Launch Mobile Phone Service Mid-Year
Comcast intends to sell wireless service alongside its internet, TV, and home phone offerings later this year. Comcast has not built its own wireless network; rather, it is making good on a reseller agreement it signed with Verizon Wireless back in 2012.