TracFone’s subsidiaries, including Straight Talk, use Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile’s network for providing prepaid service to its customers. Of these four major US carriers and their coverage, Verizon has the largest and most reliable one. So regarding Straight talk Androids that run on Verizon’s network, two latest phones that have been added are Straight Talk LG Optimus Dynamic and Huawei Ascend Y. Both phones are budget-friendly entry-level Android smartphones available for a couple of months now, LG Optimus Dynamic for $79.99 and Huawei Ascend Y for $99.99.
If the LG Optimus Dynamic seems familiar for some reason, that’s probably because it is a CDMA version of the LG Optimus Logic, also Straight Talk’s Android but GSM that uses AT&T’s towers. Both Dynamic and Ascend Y have rather similar specs with the second one being slightly better. Dynamic has a 3.2-inch display and a 3-megapixel camera while Ascend Y has a slightly larger display, 3.5-inch and a 3.2-megapixel camera. For connectivity, both phones have a Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi and both come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, 800 MHz processor, 4GB memory card included and expandable memory up to 32GB.
The Huawei Ascend Y is a version of Straight Talk’s Ascend II that’s compatible with Sprint’s network. Ascend Y is also available through U.S Cellular for $49.99 but goes with the carrier’s $65 smartphone plan that has unlimited talk, unlimited messaging and 2GB of data per month.
Straight Talk LG Optimus Dynamic and Huawei Ascend Y are compatible with $45 unlimited plan and $60 plan that includes international calling to number of destinations. Unlimited plans are not truly unlimited, of course. The hidden cup is somewhere around 100 MB per day or 2GB per month of data usage which many users find enough for their everyday activities. However, some users report their service being terminated over exceeding those allotments without any warning while some other state that in their cases, talk and text were not truly unlimited either.
Besides LG Optimus Dynamic and Huawei Ascend Y, Straight Talk also has Samsung Galaxy Proclaim available for $149.99, LG Optimus Zip for $179.99 and Samsung Galaxy S Showcase for $250 that run on Verizon’s network. TracFone’s subsidiaries, besides Straight Talk, are NET10, Simple Mobile, SafeLink Wireless and the latest one Telcel America.