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Straight Talk Coverage..is it accurate in your area?

Discussion in 'Straight Talk' started by jmcook79, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    After reading a recent post I sent this message to straight talk support via their Faceook page. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same problem?


    I just wanted to let you know that if I enter my zip code under the service area section of your site as a new customer, it suggests only ATT phones. However, when I click on shop phones, It shows Verizon phones as well. The problem is in my area if you go to the actual carriers site and zoom in on the map, Verizon clearly has better coverage for this zip code. Many of my family and friends, myself included, have found this out the hard way. neighboring zip codes have the same problem. The zip codes are 32693, 32626, and 32621.

    Thank you

    It seems that they are trying to push ATT phones in my area when everyone knows they get spotty reception here. Nothing against ATT, I think competition is a good thing but having a signal is more important!

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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Honestly I would almost be willing to forgo the better coverage just because with a sim phone you have a hell of a lot more options on good phones. It is difficult to bring a good phone to verizon service and probably impossible to bring one with LTE capability.
  3. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    While I can see your point, the signal trumps everything else IMO. Then again, I use my phone for calling quite a bit.
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  4. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Very true, it is how/what you use your phone. I live in Jacksonville so my coverage is perfect and I dont normally leave town but when I do I have just basic voice everywhere I have been so far.
  5. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I live in Fanning Springs, about 45 minutes away from Gainesville. Population of around 800 lol. Back when I first signed up with straight talk and got one of their ATT flip phones, I only got one bar in one room of my house and only in certain areas of my yard. While driving there were some dead spots with no signal whatsoever for about 3 miles. I love living in the middle nowhere. :rolleyes:
  6. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I just got a typical canned response which contradicts their site lol. Here it is:

    Dear Mike,

    Thank you for your interest in Straight Talk Wireless. We are
    responding to your recent inquiry.

    We understand your concern and thank you for bringing this information
    to our attention. Please be informed that below are the list of phones
    that runs on the network that works best on your area. You can choose
    either one of the following:

    LG 100C
    LG 220C
    LG 231C
    LG 221C
    LG 290C
    LG 511C
    Motorola 385C
    Samsung 335C
    Samsung 355C
    Samsung 451C
    Samsung 380C
    Samsung S380C
    Huawei (H210C)
    Huawei (H110C)
    Samsung Galaxy Proclaim S720C
    Samsung Galaxy SIII S968C
    Samsung Galaxy Showcase
    Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C
    Huawei Ascend Y H866C
    Huawei Ascend Plus H881C
    Huawei Glory H868C
    ZTE Majesty Z796C
    Savvy Z750C
    ZTE Valet
    Unimax U670C
    LG Optimus ZIP
    LG L38C(Dynamic)
    LG Optimus Showtime LG 86C
    LG Optimus Dynamic L39C
    Blackberry Curve 9310
    iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, 5

    If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact one of our
    customer care representatives at 1-877-430-2355. For your convenience,
    our representatives are available Monday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 11:45 PM

    Thank you for being a Straight Talk Wireless customer. We appreciate
    your business.


    Straight Talk Wireless
  7. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    I know that feeling, before I moved to florida I was in North Dakota, entire state population is under 700k and most are in the bigger towns, I graduated from high school in a town of 350 people, 13 in my graduation class.
    Back in ND I did not have a smart phone because there was no use for it. The phone was strictly talk, with a few awkward texts thrown in on the number keypad.
  8. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    That list is entirely cdma phones, and if im not mistaken mostly verizon right.
  9. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes they are, and of that list my local Walmart only carries 4 of them. The LG Optimus Dynamic, Samsung Galaxy Centura, Samsung Galaxy Precedent, and The Blackberry curve. The rest are all ATT lol.
  10. ThatonedudexP

    ThatonedudexP Well-Known Member

    Your Walmart still carries the Precedent? That's a phone I haven't seen in stores for a looong time. :p
  11. jmcook79

    jmcook79 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes as well as the similar LG optimus dynamic!
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  13. campkuz

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    I live in a rural area where AT&T and Verizon are the main carriers. Where I live Verizon works, AT&T does not (until they get a tower up). Bought my Straight Talk phone through Walmart. ST wanted a couple of zip codes; where I would use the phone most wasn't registering. So we gave them another local zip. Why? Because they initially sent me a Sprint compatible phone, which did not work initially at my house. Had to send it back for a S-968C version which works on Verizon network. No problems since...

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