Walmart recognizes the fact that not all consumers want to own iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C coming with two-year subscription contract. Thus, the giant retailer is set to offer the newest iPhone models without that obligation. The company would start selling those units on Friday, December 13. However, the units would be under 30-day plans through NET10 Wireless and Straight Talk Wireless.
The iPhones from Walmart may not seem to be cheaper at first glance. But the retailer assures that there would be significant savings compared to contract plans. This may serve as the main enticement that would persuade consumers to purchase the smartphones.
In a statement, Walmart said it aims to offer the hottest smartphone deals to its customers, at no two-year subscription contract. It added that it has always been committed to provide top phones at more affordable or practical price tags.
The 16GB iPhone 5S would be sold by Walmart for just $649. The handset would come in silver, gold, or space gray. Meanwhile, the iPhone 5C with 16GB storage would be up for sale for $549. It would come in blue, green, white, pink, or yellow.
There is more. Walmart also announced that it would offer the no-contract deals for another iPhone model. It said it would also start distributing 8GB 4S without any contract for $449. The unit would be sold in black or white.
Straight Talk, NET10
Monthly plans coming from Straight Talk would begin at $45 per month for unlimited text, talk, and data. Consumers could also opt for the $60 plan, which would include those on top of unlimited international talk to over 1,000 destinations, including Canada, Mexico, India, and other nations.
If those light plans still fail to impress consumers, there is another alternative plan from NET10 Wireless. The offer starts at $50 (first line). There would be a $65 option with free international calls.
Both brands (NET10 Wireless and Straight Talk) are owned by TracFone Wireless. The company does not tie up its clients with subscription contracts. That is why it is not surprising that both brands now have up to 23 million users combined.
It should be clarified that the plans could be unlimited but those don’t include unlimited consumption of high-speed data. In general, each plan may include 2.5GB of data per 30-day cycle prior to reduction of data speed.