Most common problem that many new Straight Talk users are experiencing is that they cannot connect to the internet or are unable to send or receive MMS messages. In order for phone and service to work properly, new users need to update their Straight Talk APN settings, especially if they have used their phone on other carrier before they have switched to Straight Talk. Although, sometimes, APN settings need to be updated even for brand new Straight Talk Wireless phones. Read more
May 2016 is definitely a month for adding new smartphones at Straight Talk Wireless. Since the beginning of May, the carrier has added 8 new smartphones to its prepaid lineup, starting with LG Stylo 2. The 9th smartphone that’s just been added is a low-cost phone made by Alcatel OneTouch, the Pixi Pulsar. Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Pulsar is available for $19.99 at carrier’s website and we can expect it soon at Walmart. The same phone is available at TracFone for $29.99. Read more
Verizon Wireless has the largest and most reliable network of all major carriers in the U.S., which makes Verizon MVNOs highly desirable option. Verizon uses CDMA technology, which means that a phone swapping is not as easy as with GSM-based phones if customers are not happy with service or the phone itself. Read more
Straight Talk Wireless is pushing really hard in recent weeks for a bigger share in the prepaid market by adding a number of new smartphones to its prepaid lineup. Latest releases from this carrier are the ZTE Max Duo 4G and the LG Rebel. Straight Talk ZTE Max Duo 4G, a 6-inch phablet is available at Straight Talk web site and Walmart for $199.99 while LG Rebel can be purchased at carrier’s website and Walmart for $79.99. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk has added 3 new LTE smartphones to its prepaid lineup, LG Stylo 2, LG Treasure and ZTE Citrine. Straight Talk LG Stylo 2 is available for $179.99, LG Treasure for $99.99 and ZTE Citrine for $39.99. At the moment, LG Stylo 2 is available at Walmart stores and online, while LG Treasure and ZTE Citrina are available at Straight Talk’s website and at Walmart. Read more
Straight Talk Wireless, TracFone’s no-contract subsidiary, added another large display smartphone to its prepaid lineup, LG Premier LTE. The Premier was announced at the beginning of April 2016, but it’s available only at selected Walmart stores at the moment. Its price is a $129. Straight Talk LG Premier LTE should be also available online in next couple of weeks.
UPDATE May 8, 2016: LG Premiere is now available online at Walmart for $129.99 in both GSM (AT&T network) and CDMA (Verizon network) versions and at Straight Talk web site also for $129.99. Read more
After a great success with low cost Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Charm among customers, TracFone’s prepaid brand Straight Talk Wireless continues cooperation with Alcatel Lucent with the release of the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Eclipse. Straight Talk Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Eclipse is available at the moment only at Walmart stores for $19.88, but we can expect it soon to be added to carrier’s website too. TracFone also offers Pixi Eclipse at Walmart for $27.24.
Update May 8, 2016: Alcatel OneTouch Pixi Eclipse is available online at Walmart and at Straight Talk web site for $19.99
Straight Talk has added the Loyalty Rewards Program to its prepaid offerings for customers who stay long enough with their service. Customers can earn points for different actions that can earn them free service plans. Straight Talk Loyalty Rewards Program doesn’t require customers to do any special actions in order to earn points but regular, every day ones, as refilling different plans, signing up to auto pay, staying with their service for six month, a year and so on. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk has improved its prepaid plan lineup. The carrier has added a $55 monthly plan that includes 10GB of high speed data in addition to unlimited talk and unlimited text. Straight Talk adds new $55/10GB data plan in order to compete with others as many of prepaid carriers are offering 10GB of data for some time now. Straight Talk’s advantage is that it operates on all four major networks, Verizon’s, AT&T’s, T-Mobile’s and Sprint’s and it supports BYOD so many might find this plan option appealing. Read more
TracFone owned Straight Talk is running a promotion currently for its prepaid customers. During promotion, customers will receive a $5 discount on their monthly cost for the first three months when they enroll in auto pay. Normally, Straight Talk auto pay discount is $2.5 per month. The offer is available for a limited time. Read more