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StraightTalk Responds to Boost's Shrinkage With Extended Service Discounts


Taking a leaf out of Boost Mobile's book, América Móvil's Straight Talk Wireless has started offering a  discount on their Extended Service Plans, which provide 3, 6 or 12 months of unlimited talk, text and web service.

Users can now buy 3 months of unlimited talk, text and web for $125.99. Six months of service will run you $249.99 and a full year is $499.

The savings over the regular $45/month rate are relatively modest; the 3 month rate works out to $42/month,  6 month's to $41.66/month and the year price is $41.58.

In contrast, Boost Mobile's Shrinkage plan reduces it's $50/month unlimited everything price by $5/month for every 6 months that the user refills on time.  The maximum discount is $15 after 18 months at which point the user is only paying $35/month.

Via: Howard Forums

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  1. What a joke! why comit for 6mths for the same discount as 3 ($10 per 3mths) Who knows what better deals may come along by then?!

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  2. Just to be clear can someone confirm that there are no catches and this is unlimited talk, text and data time? If so, sounds good to me

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  3. Three days with straight talk - so far so good. Decent droid. decent connectivity.

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  4. I have had problems with Straight Talk twice since this last 'refill'. I HAD been considering trying the 3 month deal, for convenience, not savings. I'm old, and time flies. But they have cut me off twice this time. I had to call tech support and go through about 25 minutes of crap, and no-one, including the supervisor I had to get the second time (because it wouldn't let me back in for the tech) could tell me WHY my phone would work for 10 days on a refill, and then tell me I was out of minutes, when I knew damn well I wasn't. Now I am afraid to commit for more than a month, because if this keeps happening, I'm switching to another carrier. Carmen Norwood.

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  5. And yes Ginger. It is what it says it is.

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