Add minutes to a Straight Talk phone by selecting the option to add airtime on the phone or purchasing a time card either online or in a retail store. After adding minutes, turn the phone off and then back on again to complete the process and reset the counters for both the data plan and the available minutes for talking.
Straight Talk is a non-contract phone plan and the time cards are purchased at Wal-Mart or online at the Straight Talk website. You can also add time to the phone instantly via the website. Several options are available for both domestic and International users of the plan. Domestic users can purchase monthly, quarterly and yearly phone cards.
The monthly plan has two options: a 30-day card that has limited minutes for talk or an unlimited card. Smartphones must use the unlimited card in most cases.The unlimited card allows for unlimited talk, text and data while the limited card allows for a set amount of talk and an unlimited number of text messages.
Straight Talk requires monthly plan users to add time to their phones every 30 days. Users who have purchased quarterly or yearly plans and need additional minutes must purchase an additional monthly or quarterly card.