There are a couple of very interesting offers on America Movil sites today. The more time-sensitive of the two is at StraightTalk.com, where they are offering half-priced refurbished versions of their two very popular smart phones, the Nokia E71 and the Nokia 6790. Both can be had for $99.99 today.
A couple of points to add on this one – first, I don’t know how long it will last, as the E71 had already appeared to go “out of stock” once earlier today, thought it is back at the time I am writing this. If you want either of these phones, I’d suggest jumping on them quickly to make sure you actually get one.
The other caveat is that you are required to purchase an airtime card when you buy from StraightTalk.com. And since these phones both require a $45 monthly plan, that increases the total cost to purchase. However, you’d need the airtime in order to activate the phone anyway, so it’s really not costing you any extra – just forcing you to make the payment up front.
On the TracFone side, TMFL (Triple Minutes for Life) is coming on strong. I previously reported on several handsets available from HSN.com with TMFL included. Now a couple of TMFL phones have finally made their way to TracFone.com. Both the Motorola EX124g ($79.99) and Samsung t404g ($59.99) are being offered with TMFL at no extra cost from TracFone.com.
And if you didn’t notice, the Samsung t404g is a new addition to the TracFone lineup. This model was previously available for sister companies Net10 and Straight Talk, but it’s a first for TracFone. It provides a nice alternative as a slide-out qwerty device, and also includes an mp3 player and 2.0 megapixel camera with video recorder.
I haven’t yet personally reviewed the t404g, but I will now. I previously used the t401g and was very happy with it, and the t404g is essentially a very similar sequel to that model. Based on my experience with the t401g, and now the fact that the t404g includes TMFL, I can confidently say that the Samsung t404g is a very appealing phone to those shopping for a new TracFone handset. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this phone at the price of $59.99.