Straight Talk Phones
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Brandon

Benton, KY

#1 Jan 23, 2012
I'm hesitant to post this becuase this "forum" has a lot of nonsense and stupidity. In fact, if you don't have a Straight Talk phone, you don't even need to reply.

If you do have this service, I'm interested to know how well it works. How is the signal in and around the Paducah area. Are there many dropped calls?

I would appreciate some legitimate responses although I'm not holding out much hope they will be provided.
yep

Paducah, KY

#2 Jan 23, 2012
I love my straight talk phone. I live out in the county so service isnt the best but it is great in the city. I had the same problem with att thou. Best money you will spend a month.
Boobiehatch

Cadiz, KY

#3 Jan 23, 2012
Straight talk operates on verizon network. So it is very reliable!!
passer thur

United States

#4 Jan 23, 2012
I have a straight talk lg slider phone and I receive great service, it bounce from verizon. I had my phone for over a year. Not all phones bounce from verizon the one with sim cards bounce from at&t or sprint. I know this for a fact. The droid bounce on sprint and it all depend where you are at to get service. Go on line you really save when you order it from straight talk.Hope this help you out.

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#5 Jan 23, 2012
Boobiehatch wrote:
Straight talk operates on verizon network. So it is very reliable!!
there is more than one version. There ifs a cdma version that runs off verizon towers, a gsm version that runs off at&t towers and if you get one of the androids they run off the sprint network.
Boobiehatch

Cadiz, KY

#6 Jan 23, 2012
You must know that straight talk uses the pre-paid tower areas of all these networks. Such as verizon's tier 3 which has no roaming!! So in other words, if your traveling outside of your home area you will have no service. ie... No roaming! So actually it is not comparable to a contract phone. Since you do not receive the same service. But if you only use your phone around your home area, you can't beat it. So take all the info into consideration before you switch...
Mom of 1

Nashville, TN

#7 Jan 23, 2012
I have a straight talk phone and travel out of my area all the time and still have service.
have android straighttalk

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2012
I have android straight talk phone and travel with my work daily. Even been to Florida and Texas and had no signal problems. Locally I do not get any service in mayfield. Different phones run off different towers so service depends on provider.
Android phones are sprint so check their map for coverage. Raymond was correct on his saying different phones have different carriers. The roaming comment I into think is true. The towers can't differentiate if a phone is prepaid or not.
Boobiehatch

Cadiz, KY

#9 Jan 23, 2012
Trust me, you DO NOT get the same service as a contract phone!!!!! With Straight talk or any other pre paid phone!! Towers can and do know the difference in a contract and prepaid phone. I've worked in wireless communication for the last 16 years, for several different companies.
cell-tech

Cadiz, KY

#10 Jan 23, 2012
The basic straight talk phones operate on the verizon network only!! With those phones there is NO roaming!! The better phones they offer operate on other networks. Such as their android phones etc... They will roam, and have more features. But still do not have the same service or features as a contract phone.
cell-tech

Cadiz, KY

#11 Jan 23, 2012
Mom of 1 wrote:
I have a straight talk phone and travel out of my area all the time and still have service.
Then you have one of the better style phones they offer. Not one that only uses verizon.
boobiehatch

Cadiz, KY

#12 Jan 23, 2012
Raymond Stantz wrote:
<quoted text>there is more than one version. There ifs a cdma version that runs off verizon towers, a gsm version that runs off at&t towers and if you get one of the androids they run off the sprint network.
You are correct!!
passer thur

United States

#13 Jan 24, 2012
I've travel to Arkansas, St Louis and surounding area and I've had service with my straight talk phone and it's not a fancy phone. I do not live in Ky but travel that way often.
Mom of 1

Nashville, TN

#14 Jan 24, 2012
If you want alot of bells and whistles then Straight Talk is not for you. If you just need a basic phone for talking and text then it is perfect. I gave up my verizon droid contract for straight talk and I don't regret it. All I needed was Talk and Text. I was paying almost $120 per month for contract phone. Now I pay $45 per month for unlimited Talk and Text and have had no problems whatsoever. I am completely satisfied. I can still check my emails and it's nothing spectacular but I can read them.
Brandon

Benton, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2012
Thanks everyone for the information. I'm paying just over $70 a month for basically the unlimited plan straight talk offers with a dumb phone. Seems like this could save me some money.
boobiehatch

Cadiz, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2012
Mom of 1 wrote:
If you want alot of bells and whistles then Straight Talk is not for you. If you just need a basic phone for talking and text then it is perfect. I gave up my verizon droid contract for straight talk and I don't regret it. All I needed was Talk and Text. I was paying almost $120 per month for contract phone. Now I pay $45 per month for unlimited Talk and Text and have had no problems whatsoever. I am completely satisfied. I can still check my emails and it's nothing spectacular but I can read them.
Absolutely, you just can't hardly beat straight talk!! By far the best deal for the money!!
Good Food

Murray, KY

#17 Feb 21, 2012
its best deal on cell phone I just wished they had it 20 yrs ago I would be thousands of dollars richer works great for me at a low monthly cost
Mom of 1

Nashville, TN

#18 Feb 21, 2012
Boobiehatch wrote:
Straight talk operates on verizon network. So it is very reliable!!
Not all phones work on the Verizon Network. Some work on AT&T and the new Droids they have work on Sprint and TMobile. Sprint and TMobile Service here is HORRIBLE. Don't waste your money. I have a phone that works on the Verizon Network and live out in the county. The only place my service drops is one little spot on the south side and when crossing the bridge going into Illinois. I love my Straight Talk phone and service. No complaints here. I even went on a trip to Orlando Florida. Only dropped service one time on the trip and it was for 3 minutes.
designmiss

Ankeny, IA

#19 Feb 21, 2012
Are Straight Talk phones only available at Walmart?
phone guy

Ames, IA

#21 Feb 21, 2012
straight talk runs either on Verizon or att when you get your phone you want look at the box if the end letter is a c it runs on the verizon network. If it ends with a g it runs on the att network. The c denotes a cdma netwaork and the g denotes a GSM network.

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