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#1 of 5 Old 07-29-2013, 12:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Anyone have straight talk? Like it or not?

What is a good place to buy a no contract phone?


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I have virgin mobile (and had them for almost 10 years now).  Currently I have 1200 minutes, unlimited text and web for $45 month.  I got the phone at target for under $100 a year ago.  They seem to run off the sprint network if I remember correctly and I've never had a problem with them.  Traveled all over the US and things were fine.  I think you can get unlimited minutes for $55 a month but I honestly dont talk that much.

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I have StraightTalk..My parents got me a $60 slide phone about 4 years ago for my birthday and it is still going strong..I usually buy the $30 a month plan and have never had a problem with them at all..The $45 plan is the way to go if you are endless with talking,texting and love being on the net..I don't talk much...Text fairy often and mainly use the net when downloading a pic and I never run out of time before I have to buy another card...I have free WiFi where I live so I don't need it on the phone much...So the smaller plan works for me..


I think the only place that sells the cards is Walmart or you can get them online using autofill...

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I have an iPhone with ST. It cost 100 for a 3GS. It has to be AT&T so that it has a SIM card & if you buy it this way it runs on AT&T. If you want an iPhone to run on ST (Verizon) you have to buy a 4 or a 4S or a 5 directly from WalMart for full price.

ST gives away free phones a lot. They are sorta basic but: free! If you get a Smart Phone with them, it only runs on the 45 unlimited plan, only flip phones run on the 1000/1000/25mb plan.
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You can find used phones on ebay and I have had great luck finding them on a local facebook group, check to see if your area has a buy/sell/trade page. I got an ATT iphone 3 for 30.00 :) it worked great until I dropped it, then the screen cracked, still worked well though. I got my husband a used phone on ebay, the seller had good ratings and you can also get a warranty added from square trade for about 20.00. Just search for AT&T or unlocked GSM phone

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