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.
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.
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.
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.
The best phones that can be used with Straight Talk as of 2015 include Motorola Moto E, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Ultimate 2 and Apple iPhone 6, according to Android Central. Straight Talk can be used with various different phones and has a wide range of coverage.
To add time to your Straight Talk phone, you must purchase a Straight Talk service card. Then you must add the card to your phone by going to the prepaid menu and selecting the Add Airtime option. You can also open the browser and select the option Refill My Account.
Straight Talk is a prepaid mobile phone service that is sold at Wal-Mart stores in the United States and operated jointly by TracFone Wireless and Wal-Mart. Straight Talk offers both CDMA and GSM support powered by the networks of Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T.
Straight Talk Wireless is on the Verizon network. It and other carriers that use larger companies' networks, such as Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, are termed mobile virtual network operators. As such, they have business arrangements with the larger companies and are not true competitors.
Users who want to get service with Straight Talk but already have a compatible device are able to simply purchase a SIM card through Straight Talk and get a new number without buying a phone. Users who have compatible phones also have the option to keep their existing phone numbers and still sign up