Giga-retailer Walmart made waves this holiday season by offering the iPhone 5 for well below its suggested retail price. Now it’s going to start offering Apple’s top of the line smartphone unlocked and on prepaid Straight Talk plans beginning January 11.

The iPhone 5 will cost US$649 in a 16 GB configuration — or the same price of the phone from Apple, unlocked. Walmart will also sell an unlocked iPhone 4 8 GB for $449. Customers will be able to use either phone on a Straight Talk unlimited voice, text and data plan for $45 per month, with unlimited international calling added in a $60 per month plan.

To coincide with the deal’s rollout, Walmart will offer customers an option to pay for their handset on a promotional $25 per month financing plan. All prices will be good online and in retail stores.

[Via Engadget]

iPhone 5 comes to Walmart’s prepaid Straight Talk plans Jan. 11 originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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