Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Straight Talk Coverage

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Augusta, GA, USA
    Posts
    47
    Carriers
    Page Plus
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0

    Straight Talk Coverage

    This may have been discussed before, but I could not find a direct reference. Does the Straight Talk "G" series phone have the same coverage footprint as the AT&T postpaid, prepaid or a different area? I know there is a map, but they are very similar to AT&T's map when you go down to the local version. I think I heard somewhere that MVNO's like Puretalk have only the native towers and no roaming or T-Mobile towers included which would give ST an advantage if they have more coverage.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    819
    Feedback Score
    0
    NOT all Straight Talk "g" labeled phones will use the PREPAID AT&T coverage. What phone are you interested in getting?

    Go to your local Walmart store that sells the ST phone you are interested in and on its box look for the bar codes that would be scanned for activation. At the bottom right of that white label will be either the letter "A" (for AT&T coverage) or the letter "T" (for T-Mobile coverage)!

    As far as roaming goes, when I went to Canada I lost signal and service within a mile of entering the country but my brother's phone (who's under contract with Verizon) still had signal the entire time we were there and was be able to make calls at $2/min!! Besides that I'd say ST's AT&T prepaid coverage includes most metro areas in the USA :-)
    Last edited by keyz16b; 05-17-2011 at 04:30 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    430
    Phones
    Nokia N8
    Captivate
    Defy (MB525)
    Carrier
    Straight Talk
    Feedback Score
    0
    GSM roaming includes T-Mobile and small regional GSM carriers.
    You can either eat the two peanuts I gave to you, or crush them..

    - I'm bout to show a city slicker how to kick it in the sticks -

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    BP subsidized Gulf Coast
    Posts
    4,673
    Carriers
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    ST "G" phones with AT&T SIMS(coverage) has superior coverage to ANY plan that AT&T themselves offer.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Augusta, GA, USA
    Posts
    47
    Carriers
    Page Plus
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Just curious, why would you say they have "better" coverage than the ATT with its agreements with locals to fill-in coverage?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    BP subsidized Gulf Coast
    Posts
    4,673
    Carriers
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by wahoobob View Post
    Just curious, why would you say they have "better" coverage than the ATT with its agreements with locals to fill-in coverage?
    Tracfone has roaming agreements with all the small local providers which AT&T themselves do not.

Similar Threads

  1. Straight talk coverage
    By ntblue in forum Straight Talk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-19-2011, 01:50 PM
  2. Straight Talk Coverage
    By Tr0gd0r in forum Straight Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-05-2011, 07:11 AM
  3. Straight Talk New Coverage Map Is Same As AT&T
    By flrjr42501 in forum Straight Talk
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11-10-2010, 09:31 PM
  4. Replies: 33
    Last Post: 10-28-2010, 12:48 AM
  5. straight talk coverage
    By net10user in forum Straight Talk
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-07-2010, 07:56 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks