Straight Talk is running a promotion where you get $2.50 off the monthly price of the $45 Unlimited Plan if you enroll in auto-refill by Feb. 19, 2013. This is an ongoing discount so it has the potential to save you $30 a year.
There are a couple of conditions to this deal:
- You must enroll in auto refill by 2/19/2013 in order to get the discount
- If you are already enrolled in auto refill you will not get the discount automatically. You have to cancel your current auto-refill and re-enroll to qualify. The only way to cancel auto refill is by calling Straight Talk support at 800-867-7183, 800-876-5753 or 305-715-6500. Apparently lots of people are doing that and users are reporting longer than normal hold times for support.
If you currently use top up cards or from a Walmart store top-up PINs from walmart.com beware that Straight Talk adds some extra fees to your payment compared with Walmart and you might actually end up paying more even with the discount. Straight Talk adds a 68¢ Federal Universal Service Charge and a 9¢ Regulatory Cost Recovery fee in all states plus a 911 fee of between 25¢ and $3.15 in many states. Walmart only charges state sales tax on PINs and top up cards. I couldn't find a list of 911 fees on the Straight Talk site but they should be the same as the fees that AT&T GoPhone charges.
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