I recently bought a Straight Talk cell phone. I decided to go with this service for several reasons:
*One of my relatives uses this service and recommended it.
*I’m all about saving money right now, and Straight Talk’s unlimited call/text is about half the price of the major brands.
*I really don’t want to be in a contract.
*I’m already used to prepaid cell phone service–it’s the way I most of us in the Philippines did things.
*I did some research. It seems the tech support leaves much to be desired, but most users were pretty happy with the service (signal strength, etc.).
I decided to buy a cheap flip phone directly from their website to avoid any issues with compatibility. One of these days I’ll upgrade to a smart phone, but now I just need something I can rely on for talking and texting (my phone can access the internet but I haven’t done much with that). The grandpa-style phone is fine with me.
So far I’ve been satisfied. The calls are clear and I have no problems sending or receiving text messages. We even decided to buy a sim card for my wife’s cell phone (brought from the Philippines). It only took us a few minutes to activate it and she’s also getting a good signal.
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