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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)

Question

if i use my credit card to refill my straight talk are there hidden taxes i should know about

asked 1 week ago
By
savanna
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
nine8102, Walmart will charge sales tax in those states and local jurisdictions that require sales tax be collected on phone cards whether one is purchasing online or at a store.

Example, if I put my Washington state address in my online order, Walmart will definitely charge sales tax (plus another miscellaneous fee).

If I put the address of the other state where I live half the time of the year (and actually the state where I declare domicile), there will be NO sales tax charged (even though that state has a sales tax, they do not require sales tax to be charged on phone cards).

Again, it will depend on your location whether you get charged sales tax or the other miscellaneous fees I mentioned previously.

Thanks.
answered 5 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
savanna, there won't be any "hidden" charges ...in other words, I don't believe Straight Talk will try to "hide" extra charges from you. However, they are required to charge what your local jurisdiction requires. Straight Talk also does NOT charge an extra fee for using a credit card.

Yes, in some locations (depending on the state, county, or city you're located), there can be sales tax charged and also some miscellaneous access fees (usually amounting to less than $2). Straight Talk (and/or Walmart) will only charge what your local jurisdiction requires. It's not a Straight Talk decision to charge sales tax or the amount to charge and they are not keeping any of those fees or taxes.

In some places there will be no sales tax charged on phone cards or phone service even though there is a general sales tax in that state. I'll give you an example. I am a "snowbird" and spend time in two states. If I buy Straight Talk service in one state, I get NO sales tax or extra fees charged even though that states has a general sales tax as they do not require sales tax to be charged on phone cards.

If I buy Straight Talk service in the other state, not only do I get charged sales tax but also a bunch of little access fess (911 access, miscellaneous regulatory fees, etc.).

I now buy service from Walmart giving them my address in the former state as I save about a dollar-something a month. Or will buy a service card at a Walmart store in that state if I need one as no sales tax will be charged.

Again, it will all depend on YOUR location.
answered 5 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
For my purchase in Georgia only $.75 was added for 911 tax
answered 6 days ago
By
rcg31525
answer 4
No taxes. I buy from here for the same reason. Not sure if there are taxes in store, but this is easier. $45 is $45
answered 6 days ago
By
nine8102
answer 5
savanna, there won't be any "hidden" charges ...in other words, I don't believe Straight Talk will try to "hide" extra charges from you. However, they are required to charge what your local jurisdiction requires.

Yes, in some locations (depending on the state, county, or city you're located), there can be sales tax charged and also some miscellaneous access fees (usually amounting to less than $2). Straight Talk (and/or Walmart) will only charge what your local jurisdiction requires. It's not a Straight Talk decision to charge sales tax or the amount to charge and they are not keeping any of those fees or taxes.

In some places there will be no sales tax charged on phone cards or phone service even though there is a general sales tax in that state. I'll give you an example. I am a "snowbird" and spend time in two states. If I buy Straight Talk service in one state, I get NO sales tax or extra fees charged even though that states has a general sales tax as they do not require sales tax to be charged on phone cards.

If I buy Straight Talk service in the other state, not only do I get charged sales tax but also a bunch of little access fess (911 access, miscellaneous regulatory fees, etc.).

I now buy service from Walmart giving them my address in the former state as I save about a dollar-something a month. Or will buy a service card at a Walmart store in that state if I need one as no sales tax will be charged.

Again, it will all depend on YOUR location.
answered 6 days ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this plan allow your phone to be a hot spot for a laptop?

asked 1 week, 1 day ago
By
Jerri41Yah
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
That means that I won't buy this product. I need to be able to have the option to connect my computer and use the hotspot to connect with the internet.
answered 5 days ago
By
Jerri41Yah
answer 2
Terms say HotSpot is ...i forget the word....Forbidden or Prohibited...I haven't tried, though...not sure of the consequences...
answered 6 days ago
By
nine8102
Question

Is it mobile to mobile with AT&T like my son want use his minutes when talking to me ?

We have AT&T and mobile to mobile cause all our family is on AT&T Will i have Mobile to Mobile with straight talk ?
asked 1 week, 3 days ago
By
lucy
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
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answer 1
You have unlimited calling to any phone on any carrier
answered 6 days ago
By
rcg31525
answer 2
No M2M....a minute is a minute...although you're using the AT&T towers, Straight Talk is your phone company (MVNO). Just like you wouldn't contact AT&T for customer service, you wouldn't be seen as having AT&T service...
answered 6 days ago
By
nine8102
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Which company's cell towers are they using ? Verzion, AT and T, sprint ?

asked 1 week, 1 day ago
By
cc
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
3 answers
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answer 1
Depends on the Kit you buy...there's an AT&T kit, a T-Mo kit, and if you buy one of their phones, some of them run Verizon.
answered 6 days ago
By
nine8102
answer 2
I believe Straight Talk uses ATT and Verizon towers based on two different phones and the differing coverage.
answered 1 week ago
By
hateshopping47
answer 3
Straight Talk uses all four of the major networks in the U.S. (Verizon, AT&T, Spirnt, or T-Mobile). HOWEVER, an individual phone on Straight Talk service will only use ONE of those networks.

The phone models Straight Talk sell are predetermined to use ONE of those networks. Straight Talk makes that decision. It will use that network anywhere you travel in the U.S. for the life of the phone while it is on Straight Talk service.

If you are using BYOP, the same applies. You will use a compatible network which will work with the phone you are bringing to Straight Talk and your phone will then use ONLY THAT NETWORK no matter where you travel in the U.S. and for as long as the phone is on Straight Talk service.

Straight Talk phones will not bounce around using different networks in different parts of the country (contrary to popular opinion). Straight Talk phones using Verizon or Sprint will use NATIVE coverage only (which means no roaming ...service will be on Verizon-owned towers ONLY or Sprint-owned towers ONLY depending on which you are using). If using AT&T or T-Mobile on a Straight Talk phone, you may or may not have limited roaming privileges in certain parts of the country on compatible GSM networks.
answered 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

I currently have T-Mobile service. Does my current service automatically get canceled when I start straight talk?

asked 1 week ago
By
help
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
3 answers
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answer 1
If you port the number out, it usually terminates your T-Mo account. If you're under contract, it also triggers the ETF. If you have prepaid, your account will go with a random replacement number until the $ runs out.
answered 6 days ago
By
nine8102
answer 2
YES!! ...if you want to "port" (keep) your phone number, DO NOT cancel your T-Mobile service. Your T-Mobile service will automatically be cancelled when your number is ported and Straight Talk service begins.

Active service is a requirement for transferring or "porting" your number so be sure not to cancel with T-Mobile.
answered 6 days ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
If you are porting a number from T-mobile to Straight Talk, your service will automatically be canceled.
answered 6 days ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Where can I buy a SIM card for at t phone plus a month servie? Or do I gotta buy them both seperate?

asked 1 week, 2 days ago
By
Timmy
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
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answer 1
Try going to Walmart electronic section or to Straight Talk.com. I believe you will have two separate charges, one for the sim card and one for the service. Check your states laws first before getting the sim card. Some states do not allow this.
answered 1 week ago
By
hateshopping47
answer 2
Yes, you have to purchase each separately. Make sure your AT&T phone is unlocked or can be unlocked.

The Straight Talk AT&T SIM card kit can be purchased online at Walmart and is now only $3.99. Go to this page to order the standard and/or micro size SIM card (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-AT-T-Compatible-Dual-SIM-Activation-Kit/34565627

The $45 service card for the initial 30-days of service can be purchased at the top of this page ...the one you are on currently.

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answered 1 week, 1 day ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I change from Verizone using same phone and number?

I have a Iphone 4S....can I change from Verizon and keep this phone and my same phone number?
asked 1 month ago
By
Juju
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, go online to the straight talk site and initiate a port.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
By
JJJVVVSSSPPP
answer 2
your existing phone must be AT&T or T Mobile compatible.
answered 1 month ago
By
samplerman
Question

Can I use my unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 on the Straight Talk Network

asked 3 weeks ago
By
Blandon
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can use an unlocked GSM or CDMA phone on Straight Talk, though from what I have heard in the past, if your phone was originally a T-Mobile phone you likely will not be able to get 3g or 4G LTE speeds due to the limitations of the signal frequencies it uses. But in general, yes you can bring your unlocked GSM or CDMA phone over to Straight Talk.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
thealeofginger
answer 2
Yes. You have to verify that its MEID is released from the previous network (Sprint? Verizon? AT&T? etc.), then buy the $4 activation kit. Verified working beautifully on a Samsung Google Nexus S previously on a Sprint network.
answered 2 weeks ago
By
PermanentNickNameNumber9
Question

Are there hidden charges?

When you buy the prepaid cards that says "unlimited talk, text and data" are you really getting just that? Or do you have to pay anything additional to get service? If the card is $45, is that all you pay per month, or do you have to pay anything "hidden".. Are there taxes?
asked 2 weeks ago
By
Sammy
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
There is sales tax on the card. If you buy in Delaware then it really is just $45.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
Evans35
answer 2
yes their are taxes but still cheaper than buying from the store
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
jtrice53
answer 3
No hidden charges. Only sales tax (varies by state).
answered 2 weeks ago
By
PermanentNickNameNumber9
answer 4
Sammy, Straight Talk itself does not charge any "hidden" fees. However, they are required to collect any fees and miscellaneous charges that YOUR local jurisdiction requires ...including sales tax. But, even if your state has a sales tax, they may not require sales tax be charged on phone service or phone cards. Again, it depends on your state and local area. Sometimes Walmart is required to charge small fees, again, according to your local jurisdiction. And when purchasing service directly from Straight Talk, they are sometimes required to collect various small access fees, etc. ...again, depending on your local area.

In some states (and local areas), you will not have any additional charges, fees, or charges for sales tax where other states (or local areas) may require several small additional fees, usually not amounting to more than $1-2, in addition to possibly being charged sales tax.

And pertaining to "unlimited data," remember that there is a soft-cap of 3.0GB. Once you reach using 3.0GB of data, your internet speeds can be throttled until the next 30-day cycle begins.
answered 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

carrier

Is StraightTalk through Verizon? Verizon is the only carrier that works in our area.
asked 2 weeks, 5 days ago
By
tlc
on Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web Access 30-Day Service Card (Email Delivery)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes Verizon is one of the carriers to
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
By
jtrice53
answer 2
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 2 weeks, 4 days ago
By
richardarr
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