Straight Talk today announced the availability of Straight Talk Home Internet, a no-contract, no-credit-check, prepaid fixed wireless internet service, available exclusively at Walmart.
Straight Talk Wireless is a brand operated by Tracfone, which in turn is owned by Verizon. The service will use the Verizon fixed wireless network, so Straight Talk Internet will be limited to those areas where Verizon offers fixed wireless service via its 5G and 4G LTE networks.
Straight Talk Home Internet is being offered for $45 a month, with unlimited data and speeds up to 100 Mbps on 5G or 50 Mbps on 4G LTE. It also features Wi-Fi 6 Dual-band. The router is available for $99, and can connect multiple devices.
“Offering more choices that meet the needs of value-conscious consumers – both inside and outside of the home – is a critical component of our strategy to serve the entire market,” said Manon Brouillette, Verizon Consumer Group CEO, in a prepared statement about the Straight Talk Walmart news. “Straight Talk Home Internet offers an incredible value: reliable fixed wireless internet service anchored by Verizon, with the flexibility and affordability of no-contracts, brought to the masses by the scale of Walmart via an easy, grab-and-go format.”
The service can also leverage the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Plan. Eligible consumers who participate in the plan can receive a discount of up to $30 per month –$75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.