Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C Gain Two New Contract-Free Carriers
Contract-free carriers Straight Talk Wireless and NET10 Wireless will begin offering Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C through Walmart (NYSE:WMT) stores on Friday, reports PR Newswire. Both carriers are brands of prepaid wireless provider and América Móvil (NYSE:AMX)(NASDAQ:AMOV) subsidiary TracFone Wireless. TracFone Wireless is America’s largest no-contract cellular service provider with 23 million users.
“With the holidays fast approaching, we are very excited to offer some of the hottest smartphone gifts of the year on one of the most affordable no-contract plans in the country,” said F.J. Pollak, CEO and president of TracFone Wireless, in a statement. “Our growing lineup of premium smartphones with the addition of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C reflects our dedication to providing consumers with affordable plans on the top phones on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE networks.”
As usual for contract-free devices, customers will be responsible for paying the full price of the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C up front. However, Walmart will provide financing for Walmart credit card holders that qualify. All color options of the 16GB iPhone 5S will be available in store and online for $649, while the 16GB iPhone 5C will only be available online for $549.