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In April 2004 7-Eleven became the first retailer to launch proprietary prepaid MVNO service program called 7-Eleven Speak Out Wireless. 7-Eleven expanded its proprietary prepaid wireless program to 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
About 7-Eleven Canada
7-Eleven Canada, Inc. operates as a retailer of beverages and hot dogs. It produces coffee. The company also offers wireless services. It operates in British Columbia, Ontario, and Manitoba, Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Surrey, Canada. 7-Eleven Canada, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless 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 and unlimited mobile browsing.
Monthly plans do not charge a 911 fee, and offer a block of minutes good for calling in Canada. Other monthly plans by 7-Eleven also include unlimited sent SMS, unlimited mobile browsing, or both these features. SpeakOut in Canada currently does not offer a full data plan.
SpeakOut is a service 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. Currently, phone purchases must be made in-store. Top Ups are available for $25, $35, $50 and $100. 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. One must pay the local or long distance rate, however, to access the voicemail directly from their phone. Voicemail can also be accessed from any other phone by dialing the number itself or to the Voicemail Phone Number. In that case, SpeakOut Wireless does not charge any fee. In Canada, top-ups can be purchased online. Roaming is not available outside Canada for SpeakOut Wireless Canada customers. Their service is available only within Canada.
Parts of this post have been sourced from Wikipedia
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