7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless
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In April 2003 7-Eleven became the first U.S. retailer to launch proprietary prepaid wireless service program called 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless. Today it covers the United States, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. In The U.S. the service operated on the AT&T Mobility network enabled by the Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Ztar Mobile. In Canada the operation began November 2005 on the Rogers GSM network. In Malaysia, it runs at the DiGi network.
SpeakOut in Canada offers both pay-per-use plans and monthly plans. For pay-per-use, there is a non-government $1.25/month 911 fee charged by 7-Eleven, and long distance charges apply for calls outside the local calling area. Service may be increased with monthly add-ons such as SMS ($15 for 30 days unlimited SMS) and mobile browsing ($10 for 30 days, capped at 100MB).
Monthly plans do not charge a 911 fee, and offer a block of minutes good for calling in Canada and include unlimited SMS to Canadian and US numbers. SpeakOut in Canada currently does not offer a full data plan, but data service can be purchased for $10 (100MB), $15 (500MB), or $25 (1GB) with the block of data being available for 30 days from the time of purchase.
SpeakOut is available Canada-wide except for Yukon, NWT, & Nunavut. Service is possible in Quebec, but there are no 7-Eleven stores. 7-Eleven now offers top up and SIM card purchases online, through their website. Top Ups are available for $25, $35, $50 or $100, and are valid for 365 days. When topping up, several bonuses come available throughout the year, such as an extra $25 airtime with a $100 Top Up, or $20 phone discount with a $50 or $100 phone Top Up. Bonus airtime or phone discounts are not a constant feature though.
SpeakOut is also offered in Malaysia. It does not have 7-Eleven in its branding, contrary to the Canadian version. Top-up cards still remain exclusively available at 7-Eleven stores. Reloads last from 5 to 50 days, depending on the amount of the reload. In Canada all reloads are good for 365 days and extend any remaining balance the same. Only pay-per-use rates are offered for calling, SMS, MMS and 3G mobile Internet.
Caller ID, call waiting, conference calling, voicemail and account notifications are standard features for all SpeakOut customers. Speakout customers must pay the local or long distance rate to access the voicemail directly from their phone. Voicemail can also be accessed from any other phone by dialing yourself and pressing # when your voicemail answers. Roaming is not available outside Canada for SpeakOut Wireless Canada customers.
- Official 7-Eleven Website
- 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless Services (Canada)
- Howard-Forums 7-Eleven Canada Forum
- Unofficial 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless Canada Consumer Page
- Speak Out Wireless Malaysia
- Ztar mobile
- , Terms and Conditions | SpeakOut Wireless.
- "7-Eleven SpeakOut Support FAQ". Retrieved 2011-08-27.