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What network does Straight Talk use?

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Straight Talk Wireless is on the Verizon network. It and other carriers that use larger companies' networks, such as Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, are termed mobile virtual network operators. As such, they have business arrangements with the larger companies and are not true competitors.

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To provide service, these network operators purchase airtime from major companies, such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, at wholesale prices. They then resell these minutes to the end user under their own brand. Without the cost of infrastructure to cover, these typically prepaid plans can be quite affordable, allowing consumers to enjoy a quality network at a lower cost.

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    What is the number you dial to activate a Straight Talk phone?

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    The phone number for activating a Straight Talk phone is 1-877-430-CELL or 1-877-430-2355, as of 2014. These products can also be activated by visiting the Straight Talk website, an option that requires an email address and password.

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    What is the "Straight Talk" unlimited plan?

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    As of 2015, Straight Talk offers two 30-day unlimited plans. Both plans include unlimited nationwide calls and texts, calls to 411 and high-speed data transfer for the first 3GB and at 64 kbps thereafter. The first plan costs $45. The second costs $60 with the inclusion of unlimited international calls.

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    What is a Straight Talk smartphone?

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    A Straight Talk smartphone is a smartphone that uses the Straight Talk program for service. Straight Talk is a company that provides pay-as-you-go wireless phone service. A smartphone is a handheld device that combines features of a computer with those of a wireless phone.

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    Are Straight Talk phones unlocked?

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    Straight Talk network phones are not unlocked as of 2015. Tracfone Wireless Inc., the owner of Straight Talk, does have plans to make its mobile devices more easily unlocked in the future.

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