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#1294048 - 08/23/11 12:29 PM Straight Talk Cell service
0vidian Offline
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Anyone here use straight talk as a cell phone provider? I'm thinking of switching from Verizon to Straight Talk because they offer unlimited minutes and data for a smart phone for $45 a month. If you have no experiance w/ their service please don't reply.

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#1294052 - 08/23/11 12:43 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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I switched Brenda to ST about 8 months ago. When she was going thru chemo the unlimited text was needed. She got a Samsung with a slider keyboard. No trouble at all with porting her number over and the coverage in this area is excellent.
We now use the $30. a month plan and you can keep track of the amount of talk/text you use. She makes very little use of the mobile web but the daughter uses her own to keep up with FB. She lives in Genoa and the coverage there is better than Verizon. Rumor has it they will be offering an Android based phone shortly. Very happy with it.
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#1294121 - 08/23/11 05:00 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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Originally Posted By: 0vidian
Anyone here use straight talk as a cell phone provider? I'm thinking of switching from Verizon to Straight Talk because they offer unlimited minutes and data for a smart phone for $45 a month. If you have no experiance w/ their service please don't reply.


I will warn you that since you live in ovid there is an issue with the sim card straight talk phones out that way, in other words if you buy it from walmart good luck getting coverage after the depot.

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#1294127 - 08/23/11 05:34 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: DR. D]
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Never bought one at Walmart, always online and never had a problem. Getting a new sim card is pretty straight forward and usually takes 1-2 days. I live in Ovid and never have a problem.


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#1294607 - 08/25/11 10:11 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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My Granddaughter has one and it works well for her, home ,lake and our house.
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#1294778 - 08/26/11 07:55 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 44mag]
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Just ordered mine tonight. Unlimited smart phone $45 monthly.

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#1295048 - 08/28/11 07:30 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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let us know how the service is Ovidian, I've been considering it myself, that or Consumer Cellular, which is even a little cheaper yet.
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#1296174 - 09/02/11 08:38 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: Ranger]
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works great! Had some issues ordering online so i just picked up a phone and service card at walmart. I have a feeling that customer service may suck. Time will tell.

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#1296309 - 09/02/11 06:21 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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Daughter got new one for b-day gift for granddaughter at Walmart. Tried activating on line and could not. Would not accept a zip code. Called and was able to do it over the phone without a problem.
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#1296333 - 09/02/11 09:59 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 44mag]
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Unlimited minutes, text and data for $45 a month smart phone! Pretty awesome!

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#1296368 - 09/03/11 07:23 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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May I ask which model?
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#1296387 - 09/03/11 09:45 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ovidtech]
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Nokia E5. Its a black berry knock off. So far it works great. Used it to post this.

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#1313622 - 12/24/11 10:38 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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How does the $45 month plan work, do you get billed or do you have to purchase a card each month or what? It sounds like a good deal.
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#1313628 - 12/24/11 11:19 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ~Ellie~]
ovidtech Offline
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You can have it setup to be automaticaly deducted from an account or puchase a card or buy online every 30 days. Thay have had a deal where if you setup an auto-payment plan you can get the $45.00 dollar plan for $30.00 for the first year. Coverage in this area is great.
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#1313629 - 12/24/11 11:26 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ovidtech]
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Paying the bill is easy and service is great. Unlimited everything for $45 a month and no contract. Works off of several different towers including Verizon's.

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#1313634 - 12/24/11 12:00 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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Thanks for the info, I'm pretty sure straight talk is the way I'll go, I just have to decide on a phone.
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#1313638 - 12/24/11 12:16 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ~Ellie~]
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#1314230 - 12/29/11 10:52 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ~Ellie~]
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radio shack had many phones on sale in their recent flyer
not sure if they had the model you wanted
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#1317198 - 01/11/12 11:49 AM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: ovidtech]
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a news stroy had a phone service from 'page plus' with a basic cell phone for $12 a month with 250 minutes and text/data
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#1317802 - 01/13/12 04:21 PM Re: Straight Talk Cell service [Re: 0vidian]
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I'm all set, thanks for the help and advise everyone.....
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