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Straight Talk Wireless Now Offers ZTE ZMAX Champ and ZTE MAX Blue

ZTE ZMAX ChampStraight Talk Wireless welcomes two ZTE smartphones to its prepaid lineup.

Announced earlier today, two  ZTE devices will be joining the roster of gadgets available under TracFone's prepaid subsidiary. These two devices are the ZMAX Champ and the MAX Blue.


The ZTE ZMAX Champ comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x720. It runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm processor with 8GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot for up to 64GB memory expansion.

The ZMAX Champ manages to take pictures with its 8-megapixel rear-facing camera on the back with auto-flash, autofocus, and 4x zoom. The camera in front comes with a 2-megapixel sensor that captures selfies and video calls. A removable 3,080mAh Li-Ion battery is available on the back with a talk time of up to 20 hours and standby time of up to 10 days.

Upon unboxing, the phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and comes with 4G LTE CDMA support for operating on Verizon's network. Straight Talk has priced this phone at $89.99.



The other smartphone that Straight Talk has added to its lineup is the ZTE MAX Blue. Unlike the first device, the MAX Blue is available in both CDMA and GSM variants, making it compatible with the networks of Verizon and AT&T.

As for its specs, the MAX Blue comes with a 6-inch HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. The phone includes a 16GB of onboard memory and a microSDXC slot for up to 128GB memory expansion. Users can take photos with the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. Its non-removable Li-Ion battery manages to last up to 30 hours of talk time and up to 14 days in standby mode. It also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS upon unboxing.

The MAX Blue comes as a pricier device at $199.99.

Both devices are available at Straight Talk and Walmart. If you plan on getting either device under Straight Talk, you can pair it up with one of the unlimited prepaid plans offered by the prepaid company:

  • $35 Plan - includes unlimited talk, text and 2GB of high speed data
  • $45 Plan - includes unlimited talk, text and 8GB of high speed data
  • $55 Plan - includes unlimited talk, text and 12GB of high speed data
  • $60 International Plan - includes unlimited talk, text and 8GB of high speed data; and unlimited mobile to mobile calling to Mexico, Canada, China, and India and unlimited calls to select international landline destinations

As for the data included in each plan, Straight Talk throttles data speed to 64Kbps once the high speed data allotment has been consumed. If you enroll with autopay, you can get the plan at $1 less. 

Learn more about Straight Talk's plans by visiting their website. 


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  1. How long do you think, manufacturers confine their ware to a specific carrier? I am sure they are releasing their gizmos under different brand IDs. Just asking.

    Some enterprising blogger must be keeping track of these games.

  2. No mention of RAM amount, which leads one to expect an amount of "just enough to boot & run the built in apps" and puts the nail in the coffin for these. Way overpriced, two major version releases behind of Android OS, etc.

    These Chump phones will leave buyers feeling Blue.

    1. The Max Blue has 2 GB RAM and a Snapdragon 625, the Max Champ 1.5 GB and a Snapdragon 210.

  3. Dennis: Which provider gives data only SIM card so that I can use with GV?. 1-2GB data is fine for my regular usage.

    1. None of the mainstream carriers offers a data only plan that works with phones. FreedomPop does and and you can get 1000 NB/month free on their Sprint plans or 700 MB on their AT&T plans provided you maintain a $2 balance and cancel all the addons that FreedomPop tries to inflict on you.

      For more than 700 - 1000 MB the best deals for phone data all include some (usually unlimited minutes and texts). Red Pocket and MintSIM's annual plans are currently the cheapest for 2 GB.

    2. You could just get an AT&T phone and three FreedomPop SIMs at $1 each and get 2.1GB per month for free (700MB per SIM). You'll need to pay a one time $5 fee to downgrade each of the accounts to the free plan $15 total but then it's all free. Locked AT&T Prepaid phones will work on FreedomPop out of the box without unlocking.

  4. Might as well get a Blade Z Max instead.

    That, and Straight Talk's pricing sucks.

    A $10/6gb difference is just crazy.

    2gb should be $30, while $35 should get you 4gb.

    Otherwise, if 3gb of data is only worth $5, they should really be offering a $20/3gb plan by now.

    Especially when you're already overpaying for locked, minimally specced devices with fair margins and no risk of customer's taking the phone elsewhere.

  5. I was told that the ATT data connect plan sim will not work with a cell phone but only work with a tablet.
    They were nit saying that it does not fit or that ATT is see the imei and not allow it, which the later may be true, but the CS representative said that since it is a data inly plan and phones need cellular, then it will not work.

    Is this true?
    Is it just a rule that ATT made that they do not allow cell phones on the data connect plan or is it that even if they allowed it it will just not work?

    1. This post is about a couple of new Straight Talk phones.

      Please discuss the AT&T tablet plan on this relevant page: AT&T Offers New $30 Unlimited DataConnect Pass Plan for Tablets | Prepaid Phone News.

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