Looking for a basic, contract-free iPhone 5? Then you might want to head to Walmart where you can get an iPhone 5 through Straight Talk Wireless. There’s a catch though, you have to buy the phone outright, but Walmart will cut you a deal.
Like Virgin Mobile, Straight Talk doesn’t offer carrier subsidies on phones. You want it, you buy it. Seeing that many folks can’t swing that Walmart has a deal for you:
Like other prepaid plans such as Virgin Mobile, users must pay full price for their iPhones without having them subsidized by the carrier. Unlike Virgin Mobile, Walmart is offering holders of the Walmart credit card a no-interest fixed payment plan for $25/month. This allows customers to have a unlimited talk, text and data plan for a total of $70/month before taxes and fees.
From: Mac Rumors
So you have the calling plan, with data, for about $70/month. Not bad and maybe a good way for many folks to go. I’d have to see, however, if you stop using Straight Talk if there is a penalty from Walmart.
That would be an ouch on a great deal.