Straight Talk Reviews

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Average: 3.5 (571 votes)
Straight Talk Reviews
Networks used:
Verizon & SprintCDMA Netork
AT&T & T-MobileGSM Network  
Updated: 1/11/2013 

The Straight Talk brand was founded in July 2009 by the Tracfone company and Walmart as a co-op venture to provide cheap reliable prepaid service. Major U.S networks are used to deliver a large range of 2G & 3G. In Mar. 2011 Straight Talk introduced Straight Talk International an add-on service. During the past 4 years Straight Talk has won over many customers and has a strong following. Our Straight Talk reviews are the best on the Internet and once you have finished reading you will be a Straight Talk expert.  Straight Talk makes it a breath of fresh air knowing you’re not going to be ripped off like other companies with their lengthy lucrative phone contracts. Our Straight Talk reviews are below the phones, so scroll down to read more. Straight Talk now sells SIM cards! Straight Talk offers SIM cards

Latest News: Straight Talk now offers iPhone 5 and iPhone 4, also a New Windows phone from Huawei is on its way the Straight Talk Huawei W1
Straight Talk's Phones: Key Current Coming Discontinued (now at bottom of page)
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LG100C

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LG511C

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The plans:    

All you need plan:

  • $30 for 30 days service plan which includes
  • 1000 minutes of talk time
  • 1000 Text messages (sms)
  • 30 Mb of Data (Internet)

Unlimited Plan:

  • $45 for 30 days service plan which includes
  • Unlimited Talk (Minutes)
  • Unlimited Text messages (sms)
  • Unlimited Data (Internet)

$60 Unlimited Plan:

  • $60 for 30 days service plan which includes
  • Unlimited Talk (Minutes)
  • Unlimited Text messages (sms)
  • Unlimited Data (Internet)
  • Unlimited International (Internet)
Network coverage: depends on which phone or sim card kit you purchase. This can be on a CDMA networks like Verizon and Sprint or GSM netowrks like AT&T and T-Mobile's networks. As far a the phone models go the best way to tell if a phone is CDMA or GSM is the the last letter of the phone model. CDMA models end with a 'C' and GSM models a 'G' the only models that don't use this letter at the end are the Nokia phones and they are all GSM.
The phone handsets range in price with the least expensive phones lacking in some modern Internet features, to the Nokia and Samsung, LG and other Android OS phones that have full 3G and application support.
All the phones that have 3G data are able to watch youtube apart from the Samsung T528G which has a block on it so you can't watch Youtube over 3G this model has been restricted to WiFi only youtube.
 
NEW: We have compiled a list of Networks used by Straight Talk phones so you can see which networks different Straight Talk phones are using.
 
Service Cards:
  • The $30 All you need plan is great and pretty much as the name says “all you need” if your a person who goes under the less than 1000 minutes or 1000 texts this service is great.
  • The $45 is unlimited... no catches. (Data Restrictions may kick in after 2GB of data)
  • The $60 is unlimited+International... basically the ultimate plan.
  • (also available online are ($135 $125.99 - 3 months access / $270  $249.99– 6 months / $540  $499 – 12 months)
$30 All you need 30 days Straight Talk 30-day all you need service card

$125 for 3 months

 Straight Talk 3 month unlimited service card
$45 Unlimited 30 days Straight Talk 30 day unlimited card

$249.99 for 6 months

 Straight Talk 6 month service card
   

$499 for 1 year

Straight Talk 1 Year service card
$60 Unlimited & Unlimited Internationl 30 days Straight Talk 1 Year service card    

Straight Talk Wireless FAQ:

Can I just get a sim card for my unlocked  GSM compatable phone?

Yes. Straight Talk offers SIM cards as of Feb 2012 so you can bring your unlocked iPhone or Nokia Lumia 800 over and connect.

Setting up Straight Talk on an iPhone

Straight Talk offers SIM cards

What happens if I refill before my 30 days are up?

If you do this you will start a new service date of this date loosing any day you had left unless, you use Straight Talk Reserve™  which allows you to have credit on reserve waiting for your expiry date, see Straight Talk's website to enroll.

Picture messages:

Do not cost extra to send, only the amount of data (the size of the picture) so if your unlimited it's completely covered, infact you can send picture message international as well!

Receive calls from anywhere:

Yes, you can receive calls from all other phone providers including international and Skype & other VoIP services & devices, there are no restrictions.

Free Ringtones: there is a trick to turn MP3 files into ringtones Free Straight Talk ringtones guide here , any of the Andorid phones can use MP3 files as ringtones, so don't ever purchase ringtones, they are a waist of money.

Can I use Facebook:

Yes, you can use a basic version of facebook on all these phones, use http://m.facebook.com in the phones browser, this especially applies to the older phone models. Also on the Nokia and Android model phones the Facebook application is preinstalled or can easily be downloaded from the Playstore.

International Text:

On the Nokia phones and the AT&T sim card kits you can send Internation text messages at no extra cost.

International Calls:

Also you can make International calls if you add the Straight Talk international service at an additional cost.

Unlimited International calls: This service has just been added, March 2012

The Straight Talk $60 Unlimited Plan has unlimited calls to selected other countries, go to Straight Talk's website to see if your country is on the list because there are many that are not.

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Coverage map: Straight Talk Coverage Map

Resources:

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Comments

Tony (not verified)
the worsest phones and the the worsest custumer service ever

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you know the phones really suck I think the companies give them for free and straight talk resell them for $99 because those phones are the worse phones ever I don't complain about the service but custumer service number 1 in the worsest ever in this planet
JIM M (not verified)
ZTE Valet

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Can you update your reviews on the newer phones ST is offering? I have a ZTE Valet i like the phone J/W what you think of it i had the Merit before and like it also. thank you
Bridget (not verified)
collect calls

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How can you receive collect calls on your start talk phone and what do you have to do to get them
Amber (not verified)
READ MY REVIEW BEFORE BUYING!!

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Please do not buy, read my review below before purchasing!! I bought 2 sim cards from them (bring your own phone) and when THEY werent able to activate the sim cards they told me that since it wasnt my fault they would issue me a refund, even though they dont normally refund with the bring your own phone program. The lady gave me a reference number and told me that I would need to send it back with a tracking number, call back with it and it would take up to 15 days after they received the package for me to get my refund. I called today to give them the tracking number and after I did they informed me that they would not be giving me my refund. After arguing with them for 30 min I finally said "So she just basically lied to me about getting a refund so that I would send it back and you guys could resell it and make another $150 off it" she said YES MAM!! I told her that im glad she admitted to it and that I hope that this conversation was being recorded. I would NEVER buy anything from them again!!! They are shady shady people. I told them I was going to report them to the BBB however they arent even on their...hmmmm should tell you something! DO NOT BUY!
Susan Hettinger (not verified)
Straight Talk Home phone

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The transfer process has been a nightmare! Didn't happen until I called to complain on day 7, occurred on day 8, house phone still active while accessing ST phone. Not contacting my old provider to cancel service with them. They tell me the will continue to bill be until ST notifies the to cancel. ST assured me they would be in communication with me each step of the way. Haa! The never contacted me once!
Vicki (not verified)
st service and wal-mart debit card

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My husband and I have been with st service almost since they came out, and we love it the phone my husband got when we started with st just quit working now and I had to get a replacement phone, but it was my flit cause I push on the button to hard. Now if you need a debit card don't get a Wal-Mart one cause they won't send your new card out in before you old one run out, then when you call them to let them know and it all the money you have they tell you, you'll need to wait for 7 to 10 days in order to get a new card and if your disable and you depand on that money they don't care tell still tell you got to wait unless you stand up to them. I'll keep my phone service but changing bank card.
XXtX (not verified)
Whos the idiot?

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Probably u got connected to the guyana office. Reps i the Philippines are quit good.they speak fluent english ad are quite friendly. If you are placed on hold to speak to a manager, take note that the time you spend on hold will be depending on the number of calls coming in. The number of manager are few. so if you request for a manager for no reason,expect long wait. Now, each company has its ups ad downs, when you compare the service and the price with other carriers with a contract,youre gettin a good deal. read the terms and conditions first before you complain. you say idiot? you americans freakin dont know how to turn the phone off and on
Shan (not verified)
worst customer service

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Most worst customer service, i have ever seen.. i tried to reach them for4 times , each time waited for an hour..could nt make it.. finally i got connected at night 12 a.m , the executive from Philliphines and saying their time is up,call next day :( I am really wondering nw, after taking connection , if i need customer care service... do I need to waste a day to just reach them? Even not sure u can reach in a day.. good luck guys..I quit opting for Straight talk...
Lisa (not verified)
Better to buy your on phone

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Buy a good used At&t or T-Mobile Phone and there sim card. People who went this route seem to love the service.
Shayna (not verified)
you can

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Yes, you can play angry birds. I have it and tons of other apps (I have an android smart phone). The same apps I used with my Droid from Verizon. I wish I would have switched to Straight Talk sooner because I am saving tons of money each month! So far so good with my phone and service (it's been several months). =)

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