Walmart recently announced that it will be selling Apple’s iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 on January 11 with no-contract plans furnished by Straight Talk Wireless priced at $45 per month for unlimited talk, text and data. Although the $45 flat rate pricing is enticing, Walmart’s handset selection will be limited to the 16GB iPhone 5 and 8GB iPhone 4, which are priced at $649 and $449, respectively.

According to Seong Ohm, Senior Vice President of Entertainment of Walmart:

We believe customers shouldn’t have to choose between saving money and having the latest technology. Now customers have the coveted iPhone with unlimited talk, text and data without a contract for $80 a month thanks to our exclusive Straight Talk plan and industry first financing offer.
Ohm was referring to a financing program aimed at making the high up front hardware cost somewhat digestible. The program, which requires a Walmart Credit Card, allowing customers to pay off their iPhone for $25 a month on top of the $45 unlimited prepaid plan. In addition to the $45 no contract plan, Straight Talk also has a $60 option that adds unlimited international calling to more than 1,000 areas in Mexico, Canada, India and other countries.

The program is said to roll out this Friday at over 2,000 Walmart locations across the U.S. as well as the company’s online store.

Do you or anyone you know plan on taking advantage of the offer?

Source: PR News Wire