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.
Activate your Straight Talk Wireless service through the activation page on the official Straight Talk website. Choose the Activate My Straight Talk Service option, and follow the prompted instructions.
As of 2015, Straight Talk Wireless offers prepaid cell phones, service plans and mobile hot spots. It also offers landline phone service, vehicle monitoring and home security alert hardware.
Straight Talk mobile web and data speeds are comparable to those of major wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T, as of March 2015. However, Straight Talk maintains a stringent maximum data use policy that severely reduces speeds for heavy users.
The terms and conditions for Straight Talk prepaid wireless include agreeing to arbitration for all disputes with the company, not using Straight Talk phones on other carriers and adhering to Straight Talk's restrictions on unlimited data usage. The full terms are available to view on Straight Talk'
Users can either go into their phone's "Prepaid" menu to enter a Straight Talk Wireless prepaid card, log into the website or call (877) 430-2355 for assistance. Most newer Straight Talk Wireless phones have a prepaid option to allow customers to redeem cards straight from their phones.
Appalachian Wireless is a carrier, and is the only company that sells its phones. Only devices purchased from Appalachian Wireless or previously activated on the service are officially supported on its network.
Straight Talk Wireless is a mobile phone service provider. The company is partnered with TracFone, as well as Wal-Mart, offering its service plans exclusively through the retailer's stores.
As of 2014, there are a number of good Straight Talk phones, including the Motorola Moto E, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the LG Ultimate 2 and the Apple iPhone 6. Different Straight Talk phones are better for different customer needs and at different price points.
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.