Other World Computing
Feature Graphic
iPhone 6/6+, Hot Thighs and Tights Pants, What's Wrong with iPhone Lines
Feature Graphic
How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library
Feature Graphic
iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More
Feature Graphic
Podcast: iPhone 6, Watch, Apple Pay, etc, etc
Feature Graphic
Podcast: Cloud security tips, TheFappening, Apple Event, plus more
IGM Logo

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


Straight Talk launches iPhone 5s, 5c sans contracts



By

Straight Talk announced it will be launching the iPhone 5s and 5c this week. The pre-paid carrier will bring online both of Apple's latest phones on December 13th. Off contract phones involve paying the full unsubsidized phone price and in turn receiving lower cost monthly service. The company has deals with mobile carriers and largely customers use the same towers as if they were on said carriers. Last I checked iPhones run on AT&T's towers for Straight Talk.

It's a pretty good way to save some money if you plan to keep a phone longer than 18-24 months. One catch, however, is there's no roaming available. Typically AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have contract with small incumbent carriers to provide service on their local towers. For those customers it works seamlessly, but my experience has been that arrangement doesn't extend to MVNO providers like Straight Talk. Also, LTE coverage may not match up. So, basically check those maps carefully.

Pricing for service is $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data. An international plan is available for $60/month. Service is prepaid and has no contract commitments. Unsubsidized phones start out at $649 for a 16 GB iPhone 5s and $549 for the 16 GB iPhone 5c.


Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- Seth Rogan expected to play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs movie
- Tim Cook on being gay
- Twelve South bring BookArc stand to Mac Pro
- Walgreens and Apple Pay
- Fitbit bring out three new fitness wristband
- Apple Pay sparks rift between merchants and credit cards
- Podcast: End of Macworld Expo? Mac Hack, Jobs movie + more
- Tool and guides emerge to upgrade older Macs for Yosemite Continuity/Handoff
- Google Inbox
- Memory upgrades for new 5K iMac from Other World Computing
- Dropbox adds iPhone 6/6+, Touch ID support
- Video: How to charge your iPhone 6 faster
- Apple announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3
- Apple announces new iMac with 5K display
- OS X Yosemite launches
- Apple updates Mac mini
- Apple Pay goes live October 20
- HBO plans to launch stand-alone streaming service next year
- Macworld/iWorld called off for 2015
- Podcast - Apple Event, iOS 8 Adoption + More
- New Apple event set for October 16th
- Fitbit says not working on iOS 8 Health integration
- 1Password Update for iOS 8 Bugs
- T-Mobile CEO Legere on Bendgate
- Podcast: Verizon Plans, Windows 10, Apple QA, plus much more


Browse and search for more articles

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $58
120GB - $79
240GB - $142

480GB - $262.10

960GB - $649

iMac RAM
8GB Kit - $100
16GB Kit - $198

32GB Kit - $395

External Storage
500 GB - $130
1 TB RAID - $220
Mobile RAID = $190

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet - $22.50


Other World Computing

Other World Computing





Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2014 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy