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.
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
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Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
Verizon Debuts $80 Unlimited Plan for Prepaid Service
Verizon Wireless today added an unlimited data option to its series of prepaid plans. According to Verizon's web site, the new $80 plan includes unlimited high-speed service without a contract, though video is capped at 480p and prepaid customers may see slower speeds when the network is congested.