7-Eleven, known for around-the-clock convenience, is now making cellular calling a whole lot easier. The convenience store company has teamed up with Southwestern Bell Wireless to offer Start Talkin’ Prepaid Cellular Calling Cards for on-the-go customers in St. Louis and Kansas City.
“Basically, 7-Eleven and Southwestern Bell Wireless are in the business of removing hassles from people’s lives. Joining forces with Southwestern Bell to provide cellular calling without a contract, a deposit or a monthly bill is exactly the kind of convenient service our customers want from us,” said Michael Baldwin, 7-Eleven category manager, phone card services. “We’re already the nation’s largest retailer of prepaid long-distance phone cards, and that makes Start Talkin’ Prepaid Cellular Calling Cards a perfect product fit.”
7-Eleven and Southwestern Bell Wireless have made it easy to obtain Start Talkin’ Prepaid Cellular Calling Cards. There are no contracts, no credit checks and no monthly bills for customers to worry about with the pay-as-you-go service. All a customer needs to use the prepaid cellular cards is a cellular phone and activation through Southwestern Bell. Once customers have activated their Start Talkin’ cellular service, they can purchase a Prepaid Cellular Calling Card at 7-Eleven for $50 worth of cellular calling.
Prepaid calling time is debited per minute for local calls, long distance calls and calls made when “roaming” outside the customer’s Local Rate Area. Per minute rates vary depending on the market. There are no other monthly fees to pay, which means the $50 time card buys the consumer more than 80 minutes of local talk time that can be used for two months.
With approximately 16,700 convenience stores worldwide, operations of The Southland Corporations (Nasdaq:SLCM), operator and franchisor of 7-Eleven stores, include more than 5,400 7-Eleven and other convenience stores in the United States and Canada. In addition, licensees and affiliates operate about 11,300 7-Eleven stores in the U.S., its territories and 18 other countries. 7-Eleven’s home page is located at .
For more information about Southwestern Bell Wireless and Start Talkin’ call 1-800-331-0500.
Southwestern Bell Wireless, together with SBC’s other wireless affiliates, is a leading wireless provider, serving nearly 5 million customers in 78 markets nationwide. It is a subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc. SBC Communications Inc. is a global leader in the telecommunications industry, with more than 32 million access lines and nearly 5 million wireless customers across the United States, as well as investments in telecommunications businesses in 10 countries. Under the Southwestern Bell, Pacific Bell, Nevada Bell and Cellular One brands, the company, through its subsidiaries, offers a wide range of innovative services, including local and long- distance telephone service, wireless communications, paging, Internet access, cable TV and messaging, as well as telecommunications equipment, and directory advertising and publishing. SBC () has more than 114,000 employees and reported 1996 revenues of $23.5 billion. SBC’s equity market value of $56.5 billion (as of June 30, 1997) ranks it as one of the five largest telecommunications companies in the world.Details