updated 10:48 am EST, Mon December 9, 2013
Availability expected December 13
TracFone has announced that it will be offering prepaid iPhone 5s and 5c handsets, sold through the company's Net10 and Straight Talk brands. The iPhone 5c will sell for $549 with 16GB of storage and the standard range of color choices, while the 16GB iPhone 5s fetches $649 in gray, silver or gold.
Straight Talk currently offers a no-contract 30-day plan with unlimited talk, text and data (throttled after 2.5GB) for $45 per month. Customers can also buy a 30-day unlimited plan that includes international calling, bringing the price up to $60 per month.
Net10 offers family plans that start at $50 for the first line and $40 for each additional line, including unlimited talk, text and data without sharing. A $65/month unlimited plan is similar to that of Straight Talk, featuring free international calling and unlimited data.
The new Straight Talk and Net10 offerings will be available exclusively at Walmart, alongside the current iPhone 4S that sells for $449.