Wal-Mart’s iPhone 5 sale ends Saturday, adds phone to Straight Talk
Wal-Mart’s in-store sale on the iPhone 5 and other Apple products is coming to an end this Saturday.
After Jan. 12, the big-box retailer will no longer sell the iPhone 5 at the $127 reduced price it introduce last month in time for the holiday shopping season. Most retailers and carriers have been selling the base model of the iPhone 5 for $199.
Besides the iPhone 5, Wal-Mart also put the iPhone 4S on sale, discounting it to $47.
All of the prices are based on signing a service contract with a carrier.
But as Wal-Mart wraps up its sale on the iPhone 5, it is also announcing that the popular smartphone will now be carried by Straight Talk, the no-contract network that is available only at Wal-Mart.
Straight Talk will offer the 16 GB version of the phone for $650. It will work with a monthly $45 plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data.
The 8 GB iPhone 4 will also be available for $450. Customers who purchase either of the phones in the store can finance it and pay an additional $25 per month for their device. For the iPhone 5, those payments would last 26 months.