Straight talk

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    Sep 27, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    Anyone try out the straight talk cell phone service thru walmart? Supposedly you buy your phone and its unlimited $45 a month, talk, text & internet.

    Sounds to good to be true, whats the catch?
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    Sep 27, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    I don't know for sure, but I would imagine like Metro PCS that offers something similar, you pay full price for the phone, no discounts. Since full price can sometimes be hundreds, you might not be saving that much over time.
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    I use Boost Mobile for $45/month...no taxes or fees.
    The service is great. All my friends on AT&T drop calls all the time. Mine seldom drops.
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    Google it and see what people are saying...
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    Never used it but it's owned by tracefone and runs off the Verizon's CDMA network. I remember seeing Clark Howard consumer reporter giving it a good review
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    Right now Virgin Mobile has the best prepaid plan for people that don't need a lot of voice minutes.

    $25 for unlimited data/text, 300 voice minutes. Add $10 for Blackberry service.

    Virgin is a subsidiary of Sprint, so you're using the same network. The only drawback is that their phone selection sucks.
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    redbull saidAnyone try out the straight talk cell phone service thru walmart? Supposedly you buy your phone and its unlimited $45 a month, talk, text & internet.

    Sounds to good to be true, whats the catch?



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    Sep 27, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI use Boost Mobile for $45/month...no taxes or fees.
    The service is great. All my friends on AT&T drop calls all the time. Mine seldom drops.



    yeah but you don't have an iPhone
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    Sep 27, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    xrichx saidRight now Virgin Mobile has the best prepaid plan for people that don't need a lot of voice minutes.

    $25 for unlimited data/text, 300 voice minutes. Add $10 for Blackberry service.

    Virgin is a subsidiary of Sprint, so you're using the same network. The only drawback is that their phone selection sucks.


    Don't you have to purchase the blackberry at full price to get this deal?
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    Sep 27, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    CaliBoySwag said
    xrichx saidRight now Virgin Mobile has the best prepaid plan for people that don't need a lot of voice minutes.

    $25 for unlimited data/text, 300 voice minutes. Add $10 for Blackberry service.

    Virgin is a subsidiary of Sprint, so you're using the same network. The only drawback is that their phone selection sucks.

    Don't you have to purchase the blackberry at full price to get this deal?

    Yeah. It's a slightly older model for $250. Blackberry Curve. But I think $250 is quite affordable, considering an iphone is $250 with a 2-year contract + $40 voice plan + $15 200MB data plan.

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phones/blackberry-curve-8530-phone.jsp
  • iowaguy000

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    Sep 27, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    I use straight talk. I have the $30/mo plan which affords me 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, and some amount of gig for downloads. The plan suits me fine. There is no catch. You buy a phone for either $100, or $130 (the blackberry style) and then either the $30/mo or $45/month plan. Both plans are exempt from the typical taxes we all pay. The browsing and email look ups are really different tho, but for my purposes, it suits me fine.
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    Sep 27, 2010 1:47 PM GMT
    Sounds like a good deal actually. I'm in the situation of feeling like I'm being robbed at gunpoint when opening the monthly cell phone bill.