Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Straight Talk uses one of America's best networks, so you're assured of great coverage, fewer dropped calls and clear connections.

Whether you talk, text or send and receive data, Straight Talk's got you covered.


  1. Straight Talk works great! Love the Moto V3a the keys fit my fingers. Coverage in N.Ga. mtns. seems fine as well in the Atlanta area. And it is Verizons network. I was a Verizon customer but they wanted to up my plan for more money. I decided to try Straight Talk. I am very satisfied. Keith

  2. Hello, my name is Scott. I love Gracey and we both love Straight Talk. We are excited about our new phone. Our cat Tiger also loves it!

  3. I don't use 500 minutes,much less a 1000.Never text because it's too much extra.Fantastic!!!! Never thought service would be so cheap and good..Rock on

  4. Great network. great Coverage....jus a few kinks like: hearing the phone hang up when some calls while you are on a call (if you chose to ignore the incoming call), also sometimes it says you need to refill you account to talk when you are making a call (I just try the call again and then it goes right through.

  5. does anyone know what towers they use as in verizon, at&t..ect??

  6. I was wondering about the coverage as well and here is what I found. -Which Carrier: While in many cases it is difficult to predict which carrier you will end up with (Tracfone's line inventory varies from day to day and they also have "preferred" carriers for certain areas), you can narrow down the carriers by seeing which market Tracfone selects on their site for your zip code.

  7. I have my cell phone through Verizon. A American and Canadian plan which is costing me over $200.00 a month for two phones. I would like to know if I can use this phone in Canada and call the states and be in the states and call Canada?

  8. I have terrific coverage at work where I never did with my AT@T phone, but my house is another issue. I dropped 7 calls in one day while at home. Is there any hope for me, or do I need to go back to the expensive carriers?


Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

Great Coverage!

Straight Talk uses one of America's best networks, so you're assured of great coverage, fewer dropped calls and clear connections.

Whether you talk, text or send and receive data, Straight Talk's got you covered.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

Read the full article here.