Straight Talk is part of the Tracfone organization and is a branded prepaid
carrier that is compatible with all devices CDMA and GSM devices. Straight Talk offers a
simple range of plans that all include unlimited talk and text and an
allowance of high speed data. Once users reach the monthly allotted amount of
data, the download speed slows to 2G, however, there are no overage charges.
Straight Talk also offers an unlimited international plan that includes
unlimited talk and text for mobile to mobile to Mexico, China, India and
If users would like to bring their own device to Straight Talk, they can do
so. To bring your own device, users will first need to make sure it has been
paid off in order for the device to become eligible for unlocking. Once you have an unlocked phone, Straight Talk
offers both a GSM and CDMA SIM Card Activation Kit.
Simply purchase the Activation Kit that is compatible with your phone, select
the plan you want, then activate the device.
Straight Talk offers smart phones from manufacturers such as Apple and
Samsung. These phones can be purchased on monthly installments on approved credit. After you get your Activation Kit and service plan, decide if you want to keep your phone number. Then follow the simple directions on our activation page to activate your phone.
Straight Talk is a MVNO
(mobile virtual network operator) powered by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and
T-Mobile's networks. Straight Talk started under the TracFone brand in
Network: Straight Talk runs on Verizon's 4G
LTE network. Verizon uses bands 0 and 1 for 3G (850Mhz, 1900Mhz), and
bands 2, 4, 13 (1900Mhz, 1700f, 700c) for LTE. Straight Talk also uses
nationwide 3G/4G CDMA network in the 1900 MHz PCS band. Sprint's LTE band
frequency will support bands 25 and 41. Straight Talk also uses T-Mobile's 4G LTE
network which use LTE bands 4 and 12. These bands
use the frequencies 1900, 1700 def, 700a. For phones using 2G or
3G network technology, the T-Mobile network will primarily use
the 1900 MHz frequency.
Where to Buy: Straight Talk products are sold
and at participating Walmart stores.
Bring Your Own Phone to AT&T: Straight Talk
allows customers to bring AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, or unlocked GSM
phones with them for service. Customers just need to buy a Straight Talk
SIM card or activation kit. Find out more about bringing your own device
to Straight Talk here.
Tethering: Straight Talk's unlimited plans do not allow
for tethering at the moment.
Fact: Straight Talk accepts unlocked phones from all four
major carriers in the U.S., so you can take almost any device to
Straight Talk and get it activated.