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People have the need to stay in touch in private life, especially in business, and most of the time they have to do it in an affordable way. Then there are also those who want to pamper themselves with mobile entertainment.   Landline phones apparently are no longer adequate to meet these demands. The United Nations was quoted as saying that there were about 6 billion cell phone subscriptions by the end of 2011-- nearly as many as the world's inhabitants of 7 billions.   Even in 1999, there was already a variety of cell phones, smartphones and mobile devices as well as various cell phone carriers, and it was not easy for people to make the right choice.

This is how came into being in 1999. This provider is set to help people in their cellular shopping, providing an extensive selection of wireless products and services.   Its user-friendly site features comparison and Quick Search tools to help people choose the cell phone that best suits their needs, identify the calling plans in their area and select appropriate accessories - all at a great price. In August 2012, joined the Brightstar family.   Brightstar Corp. is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers on six continents and with operations in 50 countries and territories.

Based in San Francisco, California, with activation and distribution center in Dallas, Texas and Libertyville, Illinois and national fulfillment center in North Richland Hills, Texas, offers online:
- Cell phones of brands/manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Kyocera, BlackBerry, Casio, Huawei, Nokia, Pantech and ZTE;
- Service Plans: Individual Plans, Family Plans, Pre-Paid Plans, Upgrade Your Current Phone and Add Additional Lines;
- Mobile Hotspots: Verizon Jetpack ™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 4620L, Sprint 3G/4G Plug-in-Connect USB, MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless, T-Mobile Sonic 4G Mobile Hotspot, Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L (Global), Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L, Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L and Sierra Wireless™ 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot;
- Accessories: Accessory Bundles, Cell Phone Batteries, Battery Cover Doors, Beats Audio, Cell Phone Bluetooth Headsets, Cell Phone Bluetooth Music Gateways & Speakers, Cell Phone Bluetooth Speakerphones, Cell Phone Carrying Cases & Clips, Cell Phone Charging, Clearance Accessories, Data, Device Cleaning Kits, Entertainment, eReader, Extras, GPS Accessories, Cell Phone Headsets, In Car, Media, Memory Cards & Card Readers, Cell Phone Phone Holders & Mounts, Portable Battery Chargers, Pre-Loaded Calling Cards, Cell Phone Prepaid Calling Cards, Cell Phone Software & Applications, Special Promotional Offers, Tablet Accessories, Third Party Gift Cards, Touch Screen Gloves and Wireless Adapters;

If a customer prefers not to provide personal information over the Internet, he or she can place his/her order directly to’s Customer Service through the "Order by Phone" link.

True to its commitments, provides comprehensive help to prospects and customers like Help Center, Cell Phone Buyer’s Guide, Cell Phone Expert Reviews, Number Porting, How to Place Your Order, How We Fulfill Your Order, Shop for Cell Phones by Carrier, Shop for Cell Phones by Manufacturer, Shop for Cell Phone Features, Shop for Service Plans by Carrier.   Besides, this accredited and top-rated BBB member offers $25 for each friend a customer refers and the friend referred gets $25 too! Company Background

With the mission to simplify cellular shopping and ease decision making by providing informed choices and wide product selection with the ultimate goal of gaining customer satisfaction, was launched in 1999 by co-founders Delly Tamer (CEO) and Brett Beveridge, headquartered in San Francisco, California. is an authorized wireless retailer that partners with top-rated U.S. cell phone carriers.   This provider offers the same phones and services but at discounted prices by exclusively doing business online and passing the huge cost savings over brick & mortar retail stores to its customers. offers customers the smarter way to buy wireless! Customer Feedback & Reviews

Google rates 4.5 out of 5 points based on 341 reviews from the past 12 months.   It’s a good estimate, as positive comments about or its products easily outnumber the negative remarks.   Below are reviews, both consumer and editorial, of derived from the Web.

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In reply to: letstalk site by robynn88
I haven't experienced the mail in rebate issue, although I have purchased from them a couple of times. Recently I purchased two phones, and received a $200 instant discount taken off each phone at the time of purchase. I received two free phones, two free bluetooth headsets, and free shipping.
- landberry, April 22, 2007, 3:51 p.m.

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This is my second time purchasing my new upgrade from How can you not go to this website to purchase a new phone, if it's time for you to upgrade or even switch carriers. I paid $0 for my new Sony Ericsson Xperia (of course had to extend contract for 2 more years) but thats ok I like ATT. Plus shipping was free! Also, get a discount on accessories.  I love Lets Talk and will always shop thru them when it is time for me to upgrade. I would tell anyone to shop Lets  Wonderful and easy to maneuver through website choosing your phone, the plan, the additional features and accessories.  Ordered cell October 30 got an email sent to me letting me know phone was shipped Nov 1st!! thats fast service.  Once you are approved and able to upgrade it only takes a few days for Lets Talk to complete order and ship it out.  LOVE Lets   Overall delivery speed is also excellent.  Never had to deal with customer service because whenever I  placed my order through Lets Talk and they verified I was able to upgrade, the order was then completed and the order was always what I ordered.  My overall satisfaction is excellent.
- michelle741, Nov. 1, 2010

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Motorola Admiral review (Abridged)
By Dong Ngo, CNET editor
(Review date: Nov. 15, 2011)

Where to Buy
MSRP: $349.99 Low Price: $29.99
Sprint $99.99 - $39.99 - $29.99

The good: Running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Motorola Admiral offers snappy performance, decent call quality, a QWERTY keyboard, and a scratch-resistant 3.1-inch touch screen. It also supports push-to-talk, and its durable design will withstand harsh environments.

The bad: The Motorola Admiral's photo and video quality could be better. The phone comes with just 4GB of internal storage and doesn't support 4G.

The bottom line: Responsive, functional, and tough, the Motorola Admiral makes a great workhorse phone, especially for anyone working in a tough environment. BlackBerry users will also find it a smooth transition if they want to move to the Android platform.

Unlike the fancy and attention-grabbing Motorola Droid Razr, the Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-line phone, designed not to wow but to provide a working mobile commutation solution. And it does that job very well, with good call quality and zippy performance.

I also like the ergonomic and durable design that can stand up to dust, shock, solar radiation, vibration, low pressure, and high and low temperatures, and the fact that it's one of Sprint's first Android-based smartphones that brings push-to-talk to its CDMA network. Priced at $100 (after rebate and with a two-year contract), the Motorola Admiral makes a great day-to-day phone for anybody who needs a phone that's low-maintenance and functional…..

The Motorola Admiral is a workhorse smartphone that delivers. While lacking 4G and a few other fancy features found in other smartphones, its good battery life, great performance, ergonomic design, and rugged build help make it a very good companion for those who want a tough yet stylish phone. The phone is especially a good fit for a group who needs real-time communication, thanks to its well-designed Direct Connect feature. Business Credibility & Trustworthiness can be legitimately named as the leading provider of wireless products and calling plans that has stellar business credibility.   Why?   Along with being an accredited and top-rated (with A+ rating on a scale of A+ to F) BBB member, has appeared in numerous media because of its winning business practice--just to name some, Forbes, The New York Times, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and  Its Facebook pages show a convincing number of likes (over 100k), while its reputation as reflected by the number of sites linking in as disclosed on Alexa is quite high, 1,732. Website Popularity & Google Ranking

As shown on Alexa, has a traffic rank of higher class.   Its three-month traffic rank is 64,881 in the world and 11,082 in the United States.   Sites linking in total 1,732.   The number of sites linking in is a measure of a site’s (in this case,’s) reputation.   According to, reaches roughly 933,240 users and delivers about 2,053,170 pageviews each month.   This provider of the smarter way to buy wireless according to Google has a pagerank of 6/10 (the page rank value is 6 from 10 possible points).   To have a rough idea of this pagerank, let’s compare it with that of Google itself, which is 9/10, Alexa, which is 8/10, and that of one of’s competitors,, which is 7/10. Social Media Presence due to its smart and winning business practice has appeared or has been featured in numerous major and other media, both printed and otherwise (radio and TV shows), as disclosed in the Business Credibility section above.   This leading provider of an expansive selection of wireless products and comprehensive calling plans operates a blog, with postings dated end of year 2012.   It has a page on Facebook with likes 100,912, announcements of contests and sweepstakes and current postings.   Its account on Twitter has 3,952 followers and 2,205 tweets, with postings dated end of year 2012.’s YouTube channel has 2,124 subscribers and 5,260,248 video views.   Whereas has had significant presence in various major media like Forbes, The New York Times, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and, obviously its pages on Facebook and Twitter could do a good shake-up. Website Security & Safety has implemented multiple levels of website security to ensure a safe online shopping environment:
-'s secure server protects web pages that request or display a customer's personal information;
- has received a Secure Server Certificate issued by Digicert ensuring a user's order to be completely private and secure;
- customer credit card information is processed using the highest bit encryption available;
- never stores the CVN numbers printed on credit cards to secure online credit card use;
- has received certification issued by Ambiron stating that LetsTalk site is safe for online shoppers.   Ambiron performs scheduled scanning every month to ensure LetsTalk site remain a safe shopping environment.
In addition, if a customer prefers not to provide personal information over the Internet, he/she can place his/her order using’s  "Order by Phone" link.

A diagnostic test made on Google today Feb. 5, 2013 confirms that is not currently listed as suspicious.   Of the 28 pages Google tested on the site over the past 90 days, 0 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.   The last time Google visited this site was on 2013-02-04, and suspicious content was never found on this site within the past 90 days.   Over the past 90 days, did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites and has not hosted malicious software. Pricing & Packages

It’s apparent from the rate comparison below that is competitive in pricing, especially if the wireless plan carrier used is Sprint.
1) Smartphone: DROID RAZR M by Motorola - 4G LTE
Plan: Verizon Share Everything Unlimited Talk, Text & 2GB Data
Customer location: Calif. 94543
Device Price                          $29.99
One-time Activation Fee          $35.00
Monthly Line Access Fee        $40.00
Monthly Plan                          $60.00
2) Sprint Simply Everything Family Wireless Plan    $99.99
Sprint Simply Everything Family Wireless Plan        $89.99
Activation Fee: …………………………………......        ?
Devices: HTC EVO™ 4G LTE $79.99 x2  ...........     $159.98
1) Smartphone: DROID RAZR M by Motorola - 4G LTE
Plan: Verizon Share Everything Unlimited Talk, Text & 2GB Data
Customer location: Calif. 94543
Device Price                              $0.99
One-time Activation Fee             $35.00     
Monthly Line Access Fee           $40.00
Monthly Account Access Fee     $60.00
2) Sprint Simply Everything Family Wireless Plan    $99.99
Sprint Simply Everything Family Wireless Plan        $89.99
Activation Fee: $36.00 x 2 ………………………...    $72.00    
Devices: HTC EVO™ 4G LTE $119.99 x 2 ……....    $239.98
1 (one) Device LG Optimus Black ………………….    $249.99
Unlimited Nationwide & Unlimited International Plan
for 30 Days ………………………………………...….    $60.00 Shipping Rates & Policies strives to ship out orders as soon as possible.   However, while most products are dispatched from’s Distribution Center, some ship directly from its referral partners.    Customers should see its customer service policy for more information.   Joined with the Brightstar family, caters to customers in over 100 countries.

Orders placed Monday through Saturday by 2:00 p.m. Central Time generally leave’s warehouse the next business day.   Orders placed after 2:00 p.m. CST or on Sunday and holidays generally leave its warehouse within 2 business days.   Next business day shipping is contingent upon product availability and service activation.   For orders that include activated service, shipping is also contingent upon a timely and successful credit check and activation.   The carrier that a customer has selected (Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, etc.) must approve the application for new service before a phone can be activated/shipped.   Most phone orders are approved, activated and shipped within the same day.   In some cases, however, the carrier may delay approval due to circumstances beyond’s control.   A customer should ensure that his/her order contains an email address that he/she checks regularly or has an SMS messaging device available just in case the carrier requires additional information and needs to reach him/her immediately.   Saturday delivery is not available and does not ship to P.O./A.P.O/F.P.O Box addresses.   Overnight as well as 1-5-business days Shipping Options are not available for delivery to Hawaii or Alaska.   

Once a product has shipped, the customer will receive a shipping confirmation email as well as a shipment tracking number for the order.   The customer can track its status on our website by using the order number provided or via the shipper websites:
FedEx shipments:
1-800-GO-FEDEX (1-800-463-3339)
UPS shipments:
1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877)
The package may not be visible within the shipper's tracking system until several hours after the product leaves’s warehouse.

Further details are published here. Payment Methods Accepted accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network and American Express as well as BillMeLater, but presently cannot accept checks or money orders.   Products purchased from may be fulfilled/billed by or one of its referral partners. requires a major credit card, even if the order total is $0, to verify the customer’s identity and protect him/her from false purchases made with his/her personal information.   If the order total is $0, will only put a $1 hold on the credit card to make sure it is a valid credit card.   The $1 hold will be released within a week. will only bill against that authorization when the order is shipped.   If the order is cancelled, that authorization/hold will be released.   Each bank determines when this authorization will be released, ranging from within 24 hours to 7 days later. accepts debit cards as payment.   However, the customer should note that an authorization for fund on his/her debit card might look like an actual charge at the time the order is placed.   He/she should feel assured that no fund will be charged to the debit card if the order is cancelled.    Just the same, it may take a few days before the bank releases the authorized fund back.

Orders can also be placed via the phone to’s sales representatives, who can be reached at 1-866-TALK-460 (1-866-825-5460) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PT (10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET), Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET), Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET).   Calls received after hours will be returned the following day.

Further details are published here. Returns, Refunds & Exchange Policy offers the best-in-industry return policy, being committed to customers’ satisfaction with their wireless purchase.   This provider of the smarter way to buy wireless:
- Accepts returned devices up to 14 days after activation (see details)
- Pays for the return shipping, no questions asked    
- Helps the customer work through contract termination with the carrier
- Does NOT charge a restocking fee
This guarantee does not apply to virtual or non-physical products such as prepaid minutes, downloadable applications & content and gift certificates.   Such items cannot be returned or exchanged.

If simply to exchange a device and not to deactivate the line of service, a customer has up to 30 days to return the original device to   The customer should contact’s Customer Service department at 1-888-848-4792 or email within 14 days of activation to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.   The customer may also request an RMA online through the Order Status page.   The original device must be returned to within 30 days of activation.   The returned device must include all original packaging, collateral and parts and must be in new condition.   Once the original device is received, will process and ship the new, replacement device to the customer.   The customer should ask’s Customer Service representatives about an Advanced Exchange option that eliminates downtime while the exchange order is processed.

If a customer wishes to return his/her original wireless device for a full refund, he/she must request a Return Merchandize Authorization (RMA) number by either contacting’s Customer Service department or requesting the return online.   The customer must return the original device to within 14 days of activation.   The returned device must include all original packaging, collateral and parts and must be in new condition.   Once the original device is received, will process the refund.

To process a return online, the following instructions apply:
- Click on the Order Status or Customer Service link in the top right corner of the site and enter the order number, home phone number and/or email address.
- Follow the instructions to obtain an RMA.
- If the request for an RMA is approved, the customer will be directed to a link that will allow him/her to print a postage-paid UPS return label.
- Print out the label and affix it to the box.   The returned device must include all original packaging, collateral and parts and must be in new condition.   The customer will be billed for any missing or damaged parts.
- Find a convenient UPS service location ( and bring in the return box with the paid return label affixed.   The customer will be able to track the package with the tracking number at   When the returned item has been received, will process it within 2 business days and the customer will receive an email notification when the credit is applied.

Further details like Carrier Deactivation Penalties, Service Changes, Warranty Repairs after 30 Days, Shipment Refusal, Wrong Item or Quantity Shipped and Damaged in Shipping are published on the Shipping and Returns page. Product images & screenshots Coupons
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