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
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’s prepaid brand, Straight Talk Wireless has added the Samsung Galaxy E5, another mid-range Android smartphone to its prepaid lineup. Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy E5 operates on Verizon 4G LTE network. Currently, E5 is available only at Walmart stores for $199, but we can expect it soon at Straight Talk website. Update February 16, 2016: Samsung Galaxy E5 is available also at Straight Talk web site for $199.99
Phablets are getting more and more popular among smartphone users. Prepaid mobile operators have recognized this trend, and in 2015 introduced a number of great prepaid phablets. Today, we will compare Straight Talk ZTE Lever vs Verizon Prepaid LG G Vista. Both phablets are CDMA, 4G LTE enabled and operates on Verizon network. Straight talk ZTE Lever is available at Walmart’s and Straight Talk’s website for $199.00 while Verizon Prepaid LG G Vista can be purchased for $240 at Verizon’s website, at BestBuy for $159.99 and at Walmart for $149.99. Read more
TracFone’s subsidiary Straight Talk has started activating Verizon LTE phones, Howard Forums users report. According to some of them, Straight Talk customer service has confirmed this information while others have reached as far as ordering the SIM. Read more
Straight Talk will be introducing a new unlimited plan for $35 per month, according to image taken at Walmart by a Prepaid Phone News reader. The image shows the new Straight Talk $35 unlimited plan with unlimited talk, text and data with first 500 MB at high speeds. The rest of the data is presumable throttled to 2G or 64 Kbps as data with all other Straight Talk plans are. Read more
Updated: Straight Talk takes $2.50 off of the $45 plan if customers enroll in Auto Pay before Nov. 26
Update: Straight Talk has extended the offer. Customers can now enroll in Auto Pay before December 11, 2014, to receive $2.50 discount on the $45 unlimited plan. Read more
Straight Talk has added yet another AT&T-compatible LTE-enabled smartphone to its prepaid lineup, Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE. The Pop Star LTE is an affordable entry-level handset whose stronger side is a quad-core processor and a 4G LTE connectivity. Straight Talk Alcatel One Touch Pop Star LTE is available for $149.99 at the carrier’s website. Read the rest of this entry
Straight Talk has started offering its first Verizon-compatible LTE smartphone, the ZTE Rapido LTE. A Howard Forums user has spotted the phone in Walmart store. The Rapido LTE (Z932C) hasn’t been listed on the carrier’s website yet but obviously will be soon. Straight Talk ZTE Rapido LTE costs $179.88, according to the image from Walmart store and to the Walmart’s website, where the phone is listed but out of stock.
Update: The ZTE Rapido LTE has been added to Straight Talk’s website. It’s sold for $179.99. At Walmart.com, the phone is in stock. It’s listed as Straight Talk ZTE 932C and it’s available for $179.88.