Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
05/14/10 03:15 PM
Sprint Launches 7-Cent Minute/Text Prepaid Services in Walmart Stores

If you are in the market for prepaid plans, Sprint and Walmart today launched Common Cents Mobile, the newest prepaid portfolio with 7-cent minutes that Round Down and 7-cent text messages services by Sprint. The new brand, part of Sprint's prepaid multi-brand strategy, debuts May 15 exclusively in more than 700 Walmart stores in markets such as Birmingham, Ala., Detroit, Houston, Orlando, Fla., and more. More info:

Unlimited monthly plans without contracts helped re-energize the prepaid business last year but pay-by-the-minute customers still represent the majority [63 percent] of prepaid market share, and almost half [49 percent] of prepaid gross adds.

Unique new features

Round Down ? Exclusive to Common Cents Mobile, Round Down minutes offer straight-forward pricing as consumers pay only for what they use ? or less. The concept is simple: other carriers round up to the nearest whole minute; if you talk, for example, for 1 minute and 46 seconds, you will pay for 2 minutes for the call.

But Common Cents will ?Round Down? your call of 1:46 minutes to 1 minute, allowing consumers to pay for less than what they actually use. With minutes that Round Down after the first minute, not up, consumers get more minutes for their money.

Handsets - Common Cents Mobile offers handsets with simple, basic functions ? voicemail, text messaging, caller ID ? that appeal to cost-conscious consumers. The easy-to-use, affordable and stylish units are priced to highlight the 7-cent-minute pricing and include the LG101 priced at just $19.77, the Samsung M340 at $39.77, and the Kyocera S2300 for $69.77.

Offers ? Developed for consumers who seek ease and simplicity, Common Cents Mobile lets customers activate and add money to their account with two service options:

? $20 Refill card = 30 days of service, up to 565 minutes of talk

? $30 Refill card = 60 days of service, up to 848 minutes of talk

Consumers may also add unlimited messaging for $20 per month and data access for $1/megabyte per day. Adding to monthly balances is accomplished by buying Refill cards or by registering a credit or debit card or PayPal account online at CommonCentsMobile.com With Common Cents Mobile, there are no activation or termination fees and no long-term contracts.

Handsets and Refill cards will be available beginning May 15 at select Walmart locations. For more information or to locate a Walmart store that carries Common Cents Mobile, please visit the store locator here http://stores.commoncentsmobile.com/cgi-bin/search.pl




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Jacob_Spindel
(Moderator and writer)
05/14/10 07:25 PM
Re: Sprint Launches 7-Cent Minute/Text Prepaid Services in Walmart Stores

So Sprint has two prepaid brands now?

Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
05/14/10 07:39 PM
Re: Sprint Launches 7-Cent Minute/Text Prepaid Services in Walmart Stores

More than!

They acquired Virgin Mobile USA. So now they own Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Assurance Wireless and Common Cents Mobile which is the one that offers 7-cent minute and text pricing.



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