Every user of a large smartphone knows that phablets are great for reading, watching videos and browsing the net. However, making calls through them can be uncomfortable and odd, since due to their massive screens they are hard to use with the help of a single hand. Apparently, Alcatel seems to find out a solution for this problem. Its latest Android phablet, the Pop Mega, goes on sale with an additional Buddy small phone. The devices are scheduled to go on sale next month from Tracfone’s Straight Talk prepaid service.
If you are looking for a budget-friendly cell phone plan with no lengthy contracts and decent coverage, Straight Talk is probably one of the best options today. This Mobile Virtual Network Operator, which uses AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon networks for its service, allows you to bring your own device so you are not limited to the portfolio of phones offered by the carrier itself. Now, the selection of handsets that can run on Straight Talk’s prepaid service has expanded even more as the carrier started selling nano SIM cards which are compatible with the latest smartphones. The nano SIM cards costs $6.99, which is the same price as you could pay for micro or standard SIM card.
After Boost Mobile and US Cellular, starting this Friday, two more carriers will be offering the high-end Apple’s iPhone 5S and the mid-range iPhone 5C. On December 13th Straight Talk and Net10 will add both iPhones to their portfolio, this way joining the still expanding list of carriers offering Apple’s latest smartphones. Both, the iPhone 5S and 5C will be available with 16 GB of storage and will be priced at $649 and $549, respectively, that is $50 off the standard retail price. You will find both iPhones at Walmart online and in brick and mortar stores. The iPhone 5C will be available online only, though.
Previous rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S III heading to Walmart stores are now confirmed. Indeed, the handset arrived at select Walmart locations, however it is not available for purchase yet. Customers will be able to grab the phone starting next week, starting May 20, for a very reasonable price of $439.99 without contract. The first image of the retail package reveals that the Galaxy S III will be compatible with Straight Talk $45 Unlimited Plan and $60 International Unlimited Plan. The phone is already available for purchase through the Straight Talk online store.
A couple of days ago we mentioned that Huawei’s first Windows Phone 8 handset, the Ascend W1, that would soon be available from Walmart. Indeed, it was soon. The device showed up in a store in Alabama sporting a price tag of $229.88. For the time being, the Huawei W1 is still not available on the retailer’s website, so you might want to check the inventory before you grab your wallet and march down to your local Walmart store. The phone is paired with a $45 per month Smart Plan on Straight Talk prepaid service which includes unlimited talk, text and data with no contract obligations.
Not every smartphone that is released gets to be greeted with a big event. For example, Samsung’s new Android smartphone called the Galaxy Centura has just appeared on the manufacturer’s website without any fuss. The phone is destined for Straight Talk pre-paid service and sports a price tag of just $99 without contract. If you are in the market for a budget Android smartphone, the latest Samsung offering may be the one you are looking for.
Have you already placed an order for your Samsung Galaxy S4? No? Now is your chance to do so, as the phone is available for pre-order without contract via Cheap Phones at just $819.99. The phone is unlocked so you will be able to use it with any GSM carrier, such as AT&T, T-Mobile or Straight Talk. Since the phone does not require contract, you don’t need to sign up any long term expensive plans.
Starting today, Walmart and Straight Talk began selling Apple iPhones on a non-contract prepaid plan, thus joining a small group of carriers currently offering Apple’s flagship handset on a prepaid basis. All iPhones are available in black or white color variants, and of course are unlocked, which means that you could use them with any GSM carrier.
Straight Talk just added Samsung Galaxy Proclaim to its portfolio of devices. This Andorid 2.3 Gingerbread powered smartphone is available at Straight Talk store for $180 without contract. Main features: Large 3.5-inch touch screen display, access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, 3 megapixel camera/camcorder, 3G high speed data, Wi-Fi capable, GPS navigation plus MP3 player.
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Simplify your life with the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim for Straight Talk prepaid network. Powered by Google’s Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread, this device is both effortless and intelligent as it runs your favorite apps and games with ease. A subtle curve of the user-friendly touch screen display shows off genuine style and dials it up another notch with a price that everyone can like.
The perfect combination of brains and beauty is now a reality with access to Android Market apps and widgets, Quickoffice, a 3 megapixel camera with video capture, and a speedy 1GHz processor provides seamless transitioning from scene to scene and advanced multitasking in different applications.
Enjoy a PC-like web-browsing experience with with Adobe Flash and mobile hotspot support for up to 5 other WiFi-enabled devices.