STRAIGHT TALK WIRELESS PARTNERS WITH WALMART TO DELIVER AFFORDABLE HOME INTERNET
Straight Talk Home Internet, the new contract-free Internet powered by Verizon’s award-winning 5G technology and 4G LTE networks, help bridge the digital divide
BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Introducing Straight Talk Home Internet: an affordable, prepaid, no-contract, no-credit check fixed wireless Internet service available exclusively at Walmart.
Straight Talk, known for delivering incredible value in prepaid wireless with Walmart’s unparalleled distribution, continues to deliver with Straight Talk Home Internet. This new service will help more consumers bridge the gap with the digital world by making broadband more affordable and accessible for those who need reliable internet, but prefer no contracts, no credit checks and a wider choice of payment options – including cash.
Straight Talk Home Internet leverages Verizon’s award-winning 5G and 4G LTE networks. just $45 per month, it offers unlimited 5G/4G LTE data with speeds of up to 100 Mbps on 5G or 50 Mbps on 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6 Dual-band. The easy, self-implement router is only $99 and can connect multiple devices.
“Offering more choices that meet the needs of value-conscious consumers – both inside and outside the home – is a critical part of our strategy to serve the entire market,” said Manon Brouillette, CEO of Verizon Consumer Group. “Straight Talk Home Internet offers incredible value: reliable fixed wireless Internet service anchored by Verizon, with the flexibility and affordability of no contract, brought to the masses by the scale of Walmart via an easy-to-carry format .”
“Walmart is committed to making wireless products and services that are essential to everyday life more accessible,” said Mehrdad AkbarVice President, Wireless Services – Walmart US “Straight Talk Home Internet provides access to resources and opportunities that would otherwise be out of reach without high-speed Internet access, and it aligns perfectly with our company’s mission to ‘helping our customers save money and live better.’
Consumers who participate in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) can also take advantage of their Straight Talk Home Internet benefits. The advantage offers a discount of up to $30 per month to Internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on eligible tribal lands1making it even more affordable for people in need.
Straight Talk Home Internet will be available in nearly 2,000 Walmart stores nationwide and on Walmart.com and StraightTalk.com.
Straight Talk Home Internet is the most recent example of Verizon’s expanding leadership in the prepaid space since its acquisition of TracFone Wireless, Inc. By providing a variety of affordable products powered by the most reliable 5G network in America.2together Verizon and TracFone can serve any segment of the US wireless market, including the full spectrum of prepaid and value-conscious consumers.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime, anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous e-commerce sites under 46 banners in 24 countries. With revenue for the 2022 financial year of $573 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting https://corporate.walmart.comon Facebook at https://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/walmart.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was established on June 30, 2000, and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Based at New York City and with a worldwide presence, Verizon has generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
About TracFone Wireless, Inc.
TracFone Wireless, Inc., (TFWI), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), is the leading US provider of prepaid, contract-free wireless services with more than 19 million subscribers. Its family of brands includes Total by Verizon, Straight Talk Wireless, SIMPLE Mobile, Tracfone, NET10 Wireless, Walmart Family Mobile and SafeLink Wireless. For more information, visit trafononewirelessinc.com.
2 Most reliable 5G network based on more first-place rankings in RootMetrics’ 5G data reliability ratings in 125 metropolitan markets conducted as of 1H 2022. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on three national mobile networks on all types of available networks. Your experiences may vary. RootMetrics rankings are not an endorsement by Verizon.
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