The retail giant Walmart is launching no-contract plans for the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 at its 2,000 nationwide locations.
The plans are part of “Straight Talk” network, which offers a $45/mo version with unlimited talk, text, and data plan or a $60/mo plan that throws unlimited international calls to select countries.
Customers can buy upfront the 16GB iPhone 5 for $649 or the 8GB iPhone 4 for $449 (both are available in black or white). Walmart also offers “no interest fixed-monthly payments special financing” for only $25 a month via a Walmart Credit Card.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the remarkable iPhone 5 to customers looking for one of the most advanced smartphones with one of the most affordable No Contract plans ever,” said F.J. Pollak , CEO and President, TracFone Wireless. “The advanced iPhone 5 with our unlimited $45 monthly plan and Walmart’s $25 special financing offer is a marriage made in heaven – making it the most affordable premium smartphone offer in America. With this exclusive offer the last reason for not purchasing the No Contract Straight Talk plan is gone.”
“We believe customers shouldn’t have to choose between saving money and having the latest technology,” said Seong Ohm , senior vice president of Entertainment for Walmart U.S. “Now customers can have the coveted iPhone with unlimited talk, text and data without a contract for $70 a month thanks to our exclusive Straight Talk plan and industry first financing offer.”
The exclusive deal is touted to save consumers $950/year when compared with traditional unlimited plans.