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Straight Talk Now Offering iPhone 4 and 5 Contract Free

Good news, prepaid fans: Walmart’s Straight Talk Wireless is now offering he iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, contract free.

While these phones have been available from Walmart since the device launch back in September, they were only sold with a two year contract from Walmart.  Now Seong Ohm, Walmart’s senior vice president of Entertainment said, “Now customers can have the coveted iPhone with unlimited talk, text and data without a contract”.

The phones do however have a pretty hefty price tag, $649 for the 16GB iPhone 5 and $449 for the 8GB iPhone 4. Don’t worry, Walmart has thought of that as well.

Walmart is offering a financing plan for the phone, at $25 per month.  And all this available with a no contract $45 unlimited talk text and data plan, way cheaper than my unlimited plan.

With all the pre-paid companies using the major network towers anyway, you essentially have the same service as paying more with one the contract companies but at a bargain price.

As well as Walmart, Radio Shack and Best Buy are also offering the phone.  Last November, Apple began selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 which allows users to use the phone for prepaid.

Personally I’m starting to wonder if these prepaid plans are going to be the new standard.  I feel like the pre-paid customers are over in the corner with their iPhone 5s pointing and laughing at me because I don’t have an upgrade for another year.

Looking at many other countries outside of North America, prepaid service is quite a bit more common practice, after all. Are you a Straight Talk customer already?  Will you be making the switch to an iPhone? Or are you a contract customer thinking about making the pre-paid switch?

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4 comments

  1. can we still do this and how? do we just go to walmart and ask them about it?

  2. I have a Verizon iPhone 4S about to go off contract. Anyone know if I can use the straight talk sim in my phone? If yes, it’s very tempting. I’m also thinking about Verizon’s Easypay service. That may be easier.

  3. I am a Straight Talk customer and am very satisfied. There have been hiccups along the way, primarily with their customer service, but have since figured out how to deal with them. I have the Samsung galaxy proclaim which uses Verizon’s towers, great coverage! I like the Iphone 5, but not at that price, and do we know if 4g is an option?

    • No 4G from Straight Talk iPhones unfortunately. But I have seen unlocked At&t devices reach 4G speeds on Straight Talk.

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