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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #15 » Published on:October 21, 2013, 10:48:35 pm

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Hmmm we might have a winner! ZTE Majesty 796C at Walmart for $180 plus tax Looks nice and priced well not too shabby.

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #16 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 10:41:34 am

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ZTE blade....no thanks.ill stick with proven quality.when this phone kicks ill buy a new one.only reason I root is to remove bloat.

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #17 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 02:53:00 pm

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Well I am not familiar with the ZTE brand so I am going to only buy 1 majesty and see how it goes.

The Precedent now that I have spent some time playing with it and killing every background service not needed works pretty decent for what it is and should make a nice phone/mp3 player for my 14 year old.

I will update after I have had some time to play with it!

Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #18 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 02:54:35 pm

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i have had a couple zte phones and they r not bad at all

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #19 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 03:05:56 pm

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I had a ZTE Merit for about a week when I dropped it and the LCD part of it shattered. Aside from that it was an okay phone for the price. Ended up replacing it with the LG optimus zip which handled my abuse better but internal memory was pitiful lol. Now I have an LG optimus Showtime (which ST no longer sells).

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #20 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 03:08:17 pm

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Also, be careful with the USB ports, the one on my Merit broke in 6 months.

Too bad you need Verizon otherwise I'd say pick up a second hand Rugby (Smart or Pro). Easily some of the toughest I've seen.

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #21 » Published on:October 22, 2013, 04:14:53 pm

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Rugby, baby, yeah! Makes me randy, lol yeah, if you could do AT&T and BYOP your options would be opened wider than a cheerleaders legs at the big game(referring to the hyped up jumping split you pervs, now get your head out of the gutter lol)...

Check out Green Cells www.usedcellphoneshop.com/ they have great deals on used phones, but their selection is ever changing as it's a trade-in/reused based site... they also do trade-in discounts and recycling, coupon codes can be found online and they offer repeat customer discounts I think also, and a warranty, can't remember if its 30, 60, or 90 days though.

Samsung Galaxy Express is also a great pick if you find one used, a friend of mine picked one up from Green Cells in like new condition for $115 with a coupon code, you get 4g LTE service on it with ST's AT&T BYOP sim(where available when on AT&T's network)... 1.2GHz dual core, like 689 or more available RAM I can't remember exactly, I just glanced over the storage and RAM on it when he got it. (I would assume it's 1GB before the OS sucks some up) just under 5GB available storage, I wouldn't exactly call it break proof, but I'm sure you could otterbox it and that would be just as good... they are like $250 brand new, it's an ATT Go!Phone and runs 4.1.2 Jelly Bean... it's the second phone he bought from Green Cells with no issues.

or you could get yourself a Google Nexus 4, which, I believe is only like $230 new from google play store(on pc) and is completely bloat free and not carrier locked since it is a native Nexus.

Now if you go with Net10 they have a much bigger selection of phones than their StraightTalk sister and it might be worth it since you are gonna have multiple phones, Net10 offers family plan prepaid...

So, inshort I wouldn't necessarily recommend any StraightTalk phone as long as there is BYOP lol, you can generally get more phone for your money on the used market... but ST is getting better phones in now from what I can tell so that may not necessarily hold true now.

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #22 » Published on:October 23, 2013, 01:54:15 am

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Well, its not bad. Kind of cheap feeling so I am a little worried but we will see how it goes. Not seeing much in the way of root and roms available but eventually I suspect something might come around.

Internet on the 3g is anemic but functional have a lot of work to do this week so I am hoping in a week or two I will have time to play.

AT&T is pretty good in town but as soon as I travel it looses to Verizon and I hope to be doing more traveling this year since my health has improved. Otherwise I would have considered it. Last trip I took the Sprint phone lost coverage just outside of town and never came back until I returned to town. Not acceptable! My brother with Verizon had coverage almost the entire time lost it in between hills was all.

Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #23 » Published on:March 19, 2014, 11:49:07 am

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My opinion?avoid straight talk.poor signal,poor customer service poor devices they piggyback on other carriers towers.they do not have cell towers of their own.they also fib about the unlimited data part of their plans.you get the first gig at whatever speed you have on your device 3g,4g,whatever.after that its capped.go with Verizon.they are by far the largest in the states with the best coverage.

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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #24 » Published on:March 19, 2014, 12:06:43 pm

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There are a few things you should ask yourself:
  • What's the best coverage where I'll be using the phone the most? (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, or Sprint)
  • Do they provide 3G/4G/LTE where you plan to use it? Or just 2G or lower?
  • Check out the plans/providers for the system that covers your needs the best
  • Do they have a BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) plan? Does it have to be a phone from their network? (Verizon, Sprint are YES. AT&T, T-Mobile, no.Must be unlocked, tho, if using a different network)
  • Does this network have MVNO's that I can get the same network cheaper? (Ex:AT&T has H2O, T-Mobile has Walmart's Family Mobile)
With all this in mind, THEN go looking for a phone. Match what you know to what is out there. You'll find deals all over.
I've been doing the MVNO shuffle for awhile. Cheapest rates&coverage around here is T-Mobile, BUT their fastest data spedd within 50+ miles is LESS THAN 2G!. So, they're #2, if needed. AT&T here has almost same coverage, but data at 4G (HSPDA+, or fake 4G) available here at my house. Sprint/Verizon has REAL spotty coverage here. Might get 4 bars in the house, walk to the porch, and have no signal at all)

In the end, I chose AT&T/AT&T MVNOs. And StraightTalk, for me, has been fine. I get my 4G speeds, 2.5GB data (NOT 1GB. Unless you're streaming music or videos, then they'll throttle you 'early'), greta voice and sms, and a good price.

You have to do some homework before you buy a phone. Match the network to your needs, then the phone to the network.
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Re: Straight Talk Phone Recommendations

« Reply #25 » Published on:March 31, 2014, 03:08:59 pm

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no like button phydeux so a thanks will have to do... glad we have some people here who don't buy into "fanboyism" and give legitimate, unbiased info... i try to do the same usually, except when it comes to iPhones lmfao, long time, no type, by the way, my attentions have been diverted unfortunately

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