When in October of 2009 Walmart announced its new cell phone plan Straight Talk it immediately attracted the attention of many phone users with its affordable prices and lack of obligations. Straight Talk came out with two great plans.
One is the 30 dollar a month option. It allows the user to make 1000 text messages per month, 1000 minutes of internet and 1000 minutes of phone talk time per month. The second option is 45 dollars a month and it is literally unlimited. When we asked the Walmart employee to explain if there are any strings attached she kept saying "unlimited."
At the time, the only down size of Straight Talk was the limited options of the phones. Back in October of 2009 it started with three phone options, none of them were smart phones. By now we see Straight Talk has made some good advances.
The company today announced three new unlimited multi-months plans and the website shows more phone options include few smartphones.
The first plans is $135 dollars and is for 3 months. It is called from Spring to Summer. The second is worth $270 dollars and offers to send unlimited messages to friends for 6 months. The third one is $540 dollars and is for one year. Pay once for one year and forget about it. All of the Straight Talk phone plans are prepaid and have no contract obligations. The three multi-month plans are only available online at StraightTalk.com. Currently Walmart only sells the 30 dollar and 45 dollar prepaid cards and phones.
As the reader notices, there is no price change or advantage when the customer pays for one month or one year. In fact why would someone pay for one year if the trend is that the prices are coming down? We are not sure we would recommend the 6-month or 1-year options. We would, though, recommend the 3 month option. The quality of Straight Talk is very good and we have been pleased when trying the service.
It's good to see that Walmart and Straight Talk are adding more smartphones to the service.
Written by Armen Hareyan