Walmart's Straight Talk. $45/month for Unlimited Talk, Text & Data. No Contract.

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Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage GREC #208281

Get Verizon's wireless network at more than 50% off.  I heard about Straight Talk in a blog the other week and checked it out.  It sounded like a great deal so I switched from Verizon.

Tracfone buys blocks of time from Verizon and resells it using Walmart as it's marketing arm.  So you get the quality of the Verizon network but at a bargain price with no contract to tie you down.

I've been with Verizon for years now and I figured that this is a no brainer.  I was paying Verizon $99/month for unlimited talk.  Text would have been an additional $10 and data an additional $10.  With Straight Talk, I get unlimited talk, text and data.  I guess the only negative might be that the phone selection is limited and there isn't any big discount on the phones.  I just had a very basic phone so the Razor, $99,  was a step up for me.

The switch over was pretty easy. I went to Walmart and bought my phone and service plan.  I logged onto Straight Talk and keyed in some numbers along with my current Verizon account number.  In seconds, my current phone number was ported over to my new phone.  I had to make a simple call to activate it and I was done.  I quickly set up a new voice mail messege and I was back in business.  It took me maybe 5 minutes to get it all up and running.

Fifteen minutes of work could save you a lot on your cell phone bill.

 

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Tony Anderson
Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co
Century 21 Community Realty

Hey Cindy, How do you like that Finesse phone.  Does it notify you when you get an email?

February 13, 2010 09:08 AM
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Tony Anderson
Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co
Century 21 Community Realty

I got my wife a Straight Talk phone over a month ago and she has not had 1 dropped call.  With her AT&T phone she was dropped all the time.

April 17, 2010 10:27 AM
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Tony Anderson
Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co
Century 21 Community Realty

I still have straight talk and now they use Verizon, AT&T and Sprint towers.  Also started carrying Android phones.

October 18, 2011 09:28 AM
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Tony Anderson
Realtor - Serving Habersham Banks, White & Hall Co
Century 21 Community Realty

Update!!!  If your looking to ditch the contract Straight Talk is the way to go.  Be sure you choose a phone based on which provider in your has the best coverage in your area ( Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.. ).  Before you buy your phone ask Walmart Associcate to help on which phones use what provider.  You can also get SIM cards now.  So you might be able to use your IPhone.  You cannot beat $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data.  You can port number and no activation fee.

 

October 01, 2012 08:15 PM
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i've been wit straight talk for 2yrs now was previously wit verizon under contract...i pay $45 a mth $48 and sum change if u include taxes for unlimited calls anywhere unlimited texts unlimited internet use on no matter wat type of phone you have now if u wanna play games and download apps pretty much do everything a droid or iphone will do u can do that 2 all u have 2 do is buy that type of phone which cost $99 if u want verizon or $124 for at&t i have no complaints u cant beat unlimited everything for only $45 a mth i even dropped my phone in the ice chest full of water the bout 2 weeks ago and it still works now i know thats just luck lol....and i started out wit the cheapest phone and when i was ready 2 move up i just returned my old phone back 2 walmart and payed the difference in the phone i wanted

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