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Straight Talk vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Verizon Prepaid Plans

In this video, I compare the major U.S phone service carriers prepaid plans with Straighttalk. Based upon the prepaid plans, Straighttalk is the best for saving money and getting the most out of your money. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment below.

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The Ref - posted on August 23, 2015 9:46 pm

Just a correction, most Verizon phones come GSM unlocked and use a Sim card. I know the droid turbo and the Iphone both do as well as the GS6.

Marcia Vargas - posted on November 1, 2015 5:50 pm

thank you for your help.  can you also recommend a upgrade.  I use straight talk and have a old Samsung  Galaxy Centura. I like the plan but the phone does not have enough memory to do much with it.

NicholasNDB - posted on November 15, 2015 8:25 am

+Marcia Vargas Well, it really depends on the budget. For around $180 you can get a Motorola Moto G 3rd generation. It is a very well designed and way better phone than the galaxy Ventura. If you have a bit larger budget, you might look towards grabbing a LG Google Nexus phone such as the new Nexus 5x for about $380. I would personally save up the money to get the 5x, it will last you many years before you need to think about upgrading again, and as always, definitely get a case just to protect your investment with either. Also, if you wanted to get the either phone a little bit cheaper, do as I do, find it on Amazon from a seller not fulfilled by Amazon and out of state so you could get it tax free. Thank you for watching the video and wanting my opinion. Hope you find a worthy upgrade and sorry for taking so long to reply, I wasn’t notified that you had commented.

Marcia Vargas - posted on November 15, 2015 12:06 pm

+Tech Review HQ .  Thanks for responding. I just made a purchase 3 days ago.  Because my knowledge  is limited figuring out what phones work on what networks.  I know it is not the latest model but I chose a Galaxy S4 S975L. It was $249.99.  It is too soon to tell whether

Marcia Vargas - posted on November 15, 2015 12:08 pm

+Marcia Vargas  I will like it or not.  Any thoughts ?

NicholasNDB - posted on November 15, 2015 12:39 pm

+Marcia Vargas Yes, this is a good phone, it may not be the latest and greatest, but it is miles ahead of you old one. I do have a few recommendations to do on the phone. First, go into settings and find about phone, from there tap the build number repeatedly until it says you are a developer, once it says that, press back and open developer options, scroll through until you see windows animation, transition animation, and animator duration, Change those 3 to zero and it will seem to open things faster and save battery since it won’t have to process the animation. Second, the galaxy s 4 has an amoled screen, so, I recommend using dark background and setting as many apps as you can, if they support it, to a dark scale; the dark scale will allow the black area’s pixels to be turned off since no light=black, further increasing you battery life. Also, I recommend going into YouTube app settings select general and check the box that says limit mobile data usage. This will help save your lte/4G data. I hope you are happy with your purchase, it is a nice phone. Have a nice day!

Marcia Vargas - posted on November 15, 2015 4:11 pm

+Tech Review HQ   Thank you so very much.  I will do it.  Have a great day.

cdr861532 - posted on December 14, 2015 9:45 am

Wal-mart has a promotion that has been going on with T-mobile for quite some time now. If you get your phone from Wal-mart, you can get a plan that has 100 minutes, unlimited text, and 5gb for 4glte (then its throttled) for $30. I dropped sprint and went with that and i save so much money now. For someone like me who never talks on the phone, it is perfect.

NicholasNDB - posted on December 14, 2015 4:18 pm

+cdr861532 That is a very good deal. I will have to check it out sometime. Thanks for the information

900Yugo - posted on December 6, 2016 5:47 am

Actually you can get the plan anywhere. Just gi to any chain store to get the sim, then buy a 30 dollar refill card,and activate it on t-mobile’s website.

Coletta Hughes - posted on January 3, 2016 7:19 am

You should add to the list. They’re owned by ATT, so it’s a gsm service on att’s towers. For $60 you can get 10 GB of data and 4g LTE.

Coletta Hughes - posted on January 3, 2016 7:22 am

I’d like to find a low cost mobile data provider that i could get around 10 GB in my car for music maps etc.

Daija Maiden - posted on March 17, 2016 9:27 am

They have a 10gb of data for 55 dollars

giocurve - posted on January 10, 2016 1:25 am

I’m debating about smart talk. My contract with Verizon will end next month. I hate my plan which is 1 GB Data, $60/month and average about $75 after taxes monthly payments. I’m always paranoid with my Data because I’m always worried going over my data usage. The 5GB would be perfect for me. So I can keep my network with Verizon right if I go for Straight Talk?? I’m just curious if my signal and internet speed will stay the same.. Also, are there any changes that I might see happening? Please reply.. Thank you.

IllumiNOTi The_Oblivion_Light - posted on February 21, 2016 5:46 am

+giocurve I know its been a while since you wrote that, but I am here to tell you, I’ve been with ST since 2009. I started off when smart phones were getting smarter by the year. I’ve recently found a good deal on a Samsung Galaxy Mega 2. All I had to do is swap the sim cards. Straight Talk is the only or best under the table provider that has no limits on data usage other than maybe T Mobile and Metro PCS. Are you looking for speed. What are you trying to do? Download a page at the snap of a finger? Thats what ATT, Verizon and Sprint wants you to believe they can do on their networks. Its not the network that gives you speed, its whats under the hood of your phone. My bill is 47$ and some change after taxes. I’ve gotten coverage almost absolutely everywhere with no data issues. I use to be an over the road driver. I had Straight Talk service in every state with minimum and I do mean minimum issues compared to the big three. Before I had ST, I’ve wasted money dealing with Verizon, ATT, Sprint, Virgin and Boost. ATT and Verizon did have good coverage, but I paid dearly and on contracts at that. If I choose to go back to OTR driving, Straight Straight talk will be there with me. The only down side of ST is that you have to buy their phones at an expensive price or you can go the route I went and purchased a 2-3 year old new in the box phone on ebay for 250$ , more or less. Any smart phone made past 2010 is worth the buy. If you do, make sure it is ATT branded and not an iPhone. ATT phones are less complicated with Straight Talk’s universal sim kits. I know this was long winded, but I enjoy sharing my experiences and help save people money. Bottom line, if you or anyone who reads this is considering Straight Talk, I highly recommend it.

giocurve - posted on February 21, 2016 9:46 pm

+IllumiNOTi The_Oblivion_Light – hi thank you.. I decided to stay with Verizon because they have a new plan that was desirable to me. I’m paying less now and I get 6 GB monthly. totally big different from my previous plan. I like their customer service. My friend has ST but he said they have the worst customer service.

IllumiNOTi The_Oblivion_Light - posted on February 21, 2016 9:48 pm

+giocurve yeah. That’s the other draw back. Customer service.

NicholasNDB - posted on March 6, 2016 11:19 am

+giocurve I am glad that you are getting a good deal. I also agree with your friend, they have a good deal but they really need to work on their customer service. Something as simple as transferring your number could take an hour or so on the phone. I should have mentioned that in the video.

IllumiNOTi The_Oblivion_Light - posted on March 8, 2016 3:06 am

+Tech Review HQ I’ve might of been lucky when I get a hold of them. but from my experiences in phone changes over the years, the only time I had trouble with customer service is when I ported an I iphone, which I will never do again. other than that, I can only say they are only there when their self service option is on the blink.

Daija Maiden - posted on March 17, 2016 9:26 am

Straight now has the 10gb of which is 55 a month

greatgambino - posted on May 10, 2016 1:01 am

Straight talk sucks. Wait. When you run out of data, they will throttle your phone to snail speed. After that, it is a crap shoot if you will EVER get fast data download. I ran out of data and was cut off high speed. Bought new cards from walmart, nothing could restart my fast data. No videos, no streaming radio stations, nothing. Been like this for 2 months! called everyone including their executive office. If you look on the internet, you will find there are many like me. When my time runs out its in the shitter for this company! It is frightening, but they have NO ONE that knows what is going on when this happens to many people. In addition, there service department is in the Philippines and good luck finding someone to talk to that can speak and understand English!

NicholasNDB - posted on May 18, 2016 11:06 am

+greatgambino I have never had this issue with my service slowing and staying slow after another card. However, i agree with a lot of your points. One of the major issues with straight talk is their customer service. sometimes you can go on for hours for something as simple as a number transfer. They do have a new plan with 10 GB of data for more people who use more data. It is 55 dollars a month. If you wanted unlimited data, you could try Cricket Wireless. They have a plan that is $70 unlimited, but if you do the auto pay, it will be 65 dollars a month. I recommend this to anyone who will use over 10 GB monthly, as it is the best unlimited plan i have seen. I have not tried it as i only need 5GB because i usually am on wifi. i believe cricket uses att towers, but they limit the speed to 8mbps, which is more than enough for videos, browsing, and downloading.

Rebeka Woods - posted on October 19, 2016 11:53 pm

I actually bought one of straight talks phones and got the 5 gigs

Kimmuel Weatherspoon - posted on October 28, 2016 10:36 pm

how does the 10 GB work

NicholasNDB - posted on October 29, 2016 4:03 am

Kimmuel Weatherspoon The 10GB plan costs $55. It has 10GB of data, and once it is all used, the data speed will slow until next refill date. Basically, it is the same as other plans but with more data.

paintermanjo wolfman - posted on November 18, 2016 3:15 pm

if you want half your time ate up by buffing, taking long periods of no acess to utube, no acess to anything but phone, ads on everyother video, ads that you are forced to watch, ads in middle of videos, then wait 2-3 minutes for video to come back on, have full charge and 3 to 4 bars in your signal, but utube takes10to20 minutes to come on,…then don’t get 10g straight talk. i’m done.

jloomis7 - posted on February 18, 2017 3:57 am

Most people complaining about ST are either ignorant to their data use, have a less than desirable phone or are in a poor coverage area. I have a Verizon phone on a Verizon network but with ST services. I have watched several NFL games on NFL Mobile which claims to be only available for Verizon customers… It would seem even my own phone does not know I’m not a Verizon customer

Patricia Gary - posted on June 2, 2017 12:17 pm

great video what i was looking for


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