Wal-Mart will be offering a no-contract solution for those of you who would like to own an iPhone 5S or 5C without the hassle of a two-year contract. Beginning December 13th, America’s largest retailer will offer no-contract plans through NET10 and Straight Talk Wireless with the purchase of an iPhone 5S or 5C.
While the no-contract iPhones are nowhere near cheap, purchasing a unit off-contract could ave you some substantial cash in the long run. Wal-Mart will be offering the 16GB iPhone 5S in every color for $649, and a blue, green, white, black, yellow or pink 16GB iPhone 5C for $549. The iPhone 4S will also be available, with the 8GB variant coming in at $449.
As for plan pricing, Straight Talk will offer two plans, for $45 and $60. The $45 option will give customers unlimited nationwide talk, text and data, while the $60 plan will provide unlimited nationwide talk, text and data plus unlimited international calling. NET 10 will offer a $50 plan with unlimited talk, text and data, with the option of adding a line for just $40 a line. NET 10′s second option runs $65, and includes unlimited nationwide talk, text and data plus unlimited international calling.
While both plans claim to supply unlimited data, they do have some stipulations. After a customer reaches 2.5GB of data usage, the speed will be reduced (presumably to 3G speeds) for the remainder of the 30-day billing period. As for the unlimited international calling, customers are limited to 15 numbers per billing cycle in selected locations.
Be sure to check out Wal-Mart on December 13th for your chance to own one of the world’s hottest handsets with a no-contract plan.
Press release follows below.
Apple iPhone 5s and 5c Now Available on Straight Talk Wireless® and NET10 Wireless® Latest iPhones on Straight Talk and NET10 No-Contract Plans Available at Walmart This Month
MIAMI, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the holidays, leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service providers Straight Talk Wireless® and NET10 Wireless® today announced they will offer iPhone 5s, the most forward-thinking smartphone in the world, and iPhone 5c, the most colorful iPhone yet, to customers beginning on December 13, 2013. For more information, please visit: www.walmart.com/straighttalk, www.straighttalk.com/iphone and www.net10wireless.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
Exclusively at Walmart, consumers will have the opportunity to purchase iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on No-Contract 30-day Plans with Unlimited* talk, text and data from Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless, which offer significant savings over traditional contract plans.
“With the holidays fast approaching, we are very excited to offer some of the hottest smartphone gifts of the year on one of the most affordable no-contract plans in the country,” said F.J. Pollak, CEO and President, TracFone Wireless, Inc. “Our growing lineup of premium smartphones with the addition of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c reflects our dedication to providing consumers with affordable plans on the top phones on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE networks.”
iPhone Details and Pricing
iPhone on Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless will be available as follows:
iPhone 5s available in-store and online in Space Gray, Silver and Gold in 16GB: $649
iPhone 5c available online only in White, Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow in 16GB: $549
In addition, iPhone 4s available in-store and online in Black and White in 8GB: $449
Consumers looking to finance the phones can do so in-store through December 31, 2013 with a Walmart Credit Card, issued by GE Capital Retail Bank, for qualifying customers***.
Straight Talk Wireless No-Contract Plan Details and Pricing
$45 – No-Contract 30-Day Plan with Unlimited* Nationwide Talk, Text, and Data.
$60 – No-Contract 30-Day Plan with Unlimited* Nationwide Talk, Text, and Data PLUS Unlimited International** Calling to more than 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India, and in other countries.
NET10 Wireless No-Contract Friends and Family Plan Details and Pricing
Friends and Family 30-Day Plans starting at $50 for the first line and $40 for each additional line – No-Contract 30-Day Plans with Unlimited* Nationwide Talk, Text, and Data for each line without sharing.
$65 – No-Contract 30-Day Plan with Unlimited* Nationwide Talk, Text, and Data PLUS Unlimited International** Calling to more than 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India, and in other countries.
For more information, please visit: www.straighttalk.com/iphone and www.net10wireless.com/iphone. For more information on iPhone, please visit: www.apple.com/iphone.
*30 day Unlimited Plans include 2.5 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle. After 2.5 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30 day cycle. High speed data is restored once a new 30 day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30 day plan cycle. Other restrictions, terms and conditions of service apply. TracFone Wireless reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage. Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of Service at StraightTalk.com and NET10Wireless.com. Month equals 30 days.
** Callers allowed up to 15 unique international telephone numbers in each 30 day plan cycle, which will reset each time a new 30 day plan is redeemed. Unlimited international calls to landline and cellular numbers in select destinations, which are subject to change at any time. Plans include up to 400 minutes for mobile-to-mobile to Mexico in each 30 day plan cycle. For personal use only.
Walmart Credit Card Special Financing Disclaimer:
*** No interest if paid in full within 24 months on purchases of $599 or more. No Interest if paid in full within 18 months on purchases of $429 – $598.99. Interest will be charged to the account if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 18 or 24 months. Offer available on purchases made in-store with a Walmart credit Card. Minimum monthly payments required. Subject to credit approval. Offer certificate required. See store for details. (Excludes gas and gift card purchases) Offer valid through December 31, 2013.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless are brands of TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s largest no-contract cellular service provider in the U.S. with 23 million users, and a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (“AMX”) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). America Movil is the world’s largest no-contract cell phone company. For more information about Straight Talk Wireless®, go to StraightTalk.com. For more information about NET10 Wireless®, go to NET10Wireless.com.