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What carrier is Straight Talk?

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Straight Talk is a relation of Tracfone and Net10. Straight Talk does not run on one specific carrier. Instead of adhering to a single carrier, companies like Straight Talk purchase time on multiple carrier networks.

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Straight Talk, Tracfone and Net10 purchase minutes wholesale from popular carriers like Verizon and AT&T.

Companies like Straight Talk do offer smartphones, and those phones have home networks. For instance, if the phone is a T-Mobile phone, and the local coverage provider is AT&T, the phone does not switch over to AT&T's signal, even if Straight Talk has purchased time on the AT&T towers. It uses the T-Mobile coverage, even if the AT&T signal is stronger.

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