A customer can use any phone from Straight Talk on the company's pay-as-you-go plan. The phones that are available on Straight Talk vary depending on a customer's location. Phones that may be available as of July 2015 include the Samsung Galaxy S5, ZTE Whirl, LG Optimus Dynamic and Huawei Pronto.
Straight Talk phones are available for purchase from StraightTalk.com or from physical retailer locations, such as Wal-Mart, as of 2015. Many Straight Talk phones are refurbished to minimize cost, although new Straight Talk phones are available as well. Smartphone users generally need to purchase a data plan through Straight Talk to activate their phone, while traditional cellphone users have more freedom when it comes to choosing plans.
Straight Talk offers Bring Your Own Device for phones and tablets. A customer should check a phone's compatibility on StraightTalk.com and purchase a SIM card to activate an existing phone. Users who bring their own phones choose from the same plans as new device users.
In addition to phones, Straight Talk offers plans for car connections, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots, home phones and tablets. After initially activating the device, customers can refill their accounts online or purchase reloadable cards that add funds to their accounts. The account automatically renews using any funds that are available at the time of the new billing cycle.