Straight Talk is not affiliated with Verizon and does not require a contract to use.
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
yes Verizon is one of the carriers to
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
tlc, Straight Talk uses the networks of all four major U.S. carriers. Which network you use will depend on the phone (or SIM card if BYOP) or phone model. Each phone model that Straight Talk sells will have the network it uses predetermined. A phone on Straight Talk service will only use ONE of those networks. It will use that network no matter where you travel in the U.S. and for the life of the phone while it is on Straight Talk service.
Therefore, if you want a Straight Talk phone that uses the Verizon Wireless network, you will have to make sure that the Straight Talk phone model you choose uses the Verizon network.
Walmart will no longer tell you and Straight Talk also will be reluctant to divulge the network a model uses. However, if you do a little research and use some of the hints and answers that you see some of us giving in the Q&A section for each phone model, you can usually get a good idea of the network.
If you are in a Walmart store and can see the box/package that the phone comes in, there will be an indication as to which network it uses. On the front of the box in the lower left corner, there will be a small rectangle with a code. Here are some of the codes:
CDMA-V = Verizon
CDMA-S = Sprint
GSM-A = AT&T
GSM-T = T-Mobile
GSM = either AT&T or T-Mobile
LTE-S = Sprint LTE capable phone
LTE-A = AT&T LTE capable phone
LTE-T = T-Mobile capable phone
(There are no Straight Talk Verizon LTE capable phones. Verizon 4G LTE is only available to Verizon's own contracted customers or their ALLSET plan customers ...the exception being Millenicom MiFi hotspot customers who have access to Verizon's 4G LTE.)
If you are shopping Walmart.com online, just about all Straight Talk phone models will have a 4 or 5-digit alpha numeric code embedded in its model number. It will start with a letter and have either 2 or 3 numbers followed by another letter. The ending letter in that 4 or 5-diget code will be either a "C" or a "G"
"C" will designate CDMA and "G" will designate a phone being GSM. CDMA phones will either use Verizon or Sprint. GSM phones will either use AT&T or T-Mobile.
If it is a feature phone (non-smartphone) with a "C" , it will use Verizon. If it is a feature phone (non-smartphone) ending with a "G", it will use AT&T.
If it is a smartphone ending in a "G", it could use either AT&T or T-Mobile.
However, if it is a smartphone ending with a "C", it could use either Verizon or Sprint. In most cases, it will be Verizon as there are very few Straight Talk smartphones using Sprint ...I can think of only two or three off the top of my head. By looking through the Q&A section of the smartphones ending in "C", you will probably be able to see an already asked and answered question pertaining to it using Verizon.
So there ya go. ^
Sorry for the long and detailed explanation but you now kind of know how to determine if a Straight Talk phone will use the Verizon network.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago