How Do I Add Minutes to My Cell Phone?

REFILL service plan Question:  I have a Motorola cell phone.  How do I buy minutes and search for the best plan for me?

Answer:  Returning customers can log in to MY ACCOUNT in StraightTalk and click on Refill Now from the top menu.  A customer can also register to Auto-Refill with a debit or credit card and it will automatically refill monthly.  The service automatically refills on your Service End Date.  You can cancel at any time and without penalties or fees.  It's simple to enroll and easy to update your credit/debit card information. 

StraightTalk sends you courtesy alerts to notify you before and after your monthly charges has been made.  If your credit card is reaching it's expiration date, StraightTalk will send you a expiration date.

New customers can select service plans starting at $30 per month to a full year service plan for only $495.00.  An additional $10 Global Card is also available to purchase which covers ALL international destinations including Mobiles, competitive rates, and can be combined with any Service Plan.

You can find more information when you log in to your account and refer to the frequently asked questions as well.  We want to make sure you get where you need to be to ensure your cell phone service experience is as enjoyable as you deserve.

 

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Can I Transfer Cell to Another Service?

 cell-phone_sQuestion:  I currently have a Droid Razr phone through Verizon and have another year of contract with them. Can I transfer wireless line to Straight Talk?

Answer:  Customers can transfer an eligible landline and/or an eligible wireless number within the local service area. Pager numbers, special use numbers and toll free numbers are not available for transfer. The number requested to be ported will be checked at the initiation of the transfer process to ensure that the number is eligible for porting.

To port in your existing telephone number to your Straight Talk phone and obtain wireless service provided by Straight Talk, you (the Subscriber) must agree to the following:

The number you are porting must be active with your current service provider. The transfer process could take as long as 2 business days, but in most cases it only takes a few hours. Transfers for landline numbers may take longer. If your Straight Talk service remains inactive over 30 days, you will lose your telephone number.

Until the porting process is complete, should you need to call 911 for emergency assistance, you must give the 911 operator your location as the 911 operator will not be able to reach you until the port process is complete. If you switch your home telephone number to Straight Talk, your home telephone service will be disconnected.

 

 
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Will My AT&T Work with StraightTalk?

cell phonesQuestion:  I have a factory unlocked AT&T iPhone 4. Will this device work with StraightTalk?

Answer: StraightTalk has a BRING YOUR OWN PHONE PROGRAM. What is BYOP?  BYOP stands for Bring Your Own Phone, and with Straight Talk’s BYOP, you can get Straight Talk service on your current phone, and keep your phone, network and number for half the cost. See How It Works

Which phones are compatible?

The Straight Talk SIM card will only work with an AT&T or T-mobile compatible or unlocked GSM phone. Blackberrys and branded TracFone, SafeLink, NET10 or Straight Talk phones will not work with Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone program. To see if your phone will work, click here to check compatibility.

Can I bring my own phone number?

Yes, you can transfer your phone number from another company to Straight Talk online. To port in your existing telephone number to Straight Talk, the number you are porting must be active with your current service provider. To request the transfer and initiate the activation process, please go to http://www.straighttalk.com/Activate and select the radio button option “Activate my Straight Talk Service with a number from another company.”

What should I buy?

It’s easy to bring your own phone to Straight Talk. You just need to buy a GSM SIM Card or CDMA Activation Kit to use with your compatible phone, and follow a few simple instructions to activate it.

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Can I Switch Sprint iPhone to StraightTalk?

unlock-phonesQuestion:  I have straight talk service now and I'd like to know if I can use my I Phone 4 that I had with my Sprint service.  I would appreciate any info that I can get.  It would be wonderful to use the I Phone 4 that I already have it is only 3 months old.

Answer

SPRINT Unlocking for Domestic Usage

Sprint will unlock a device from Sprint's network under the following circumstances:

  • Any associated Service Agreement, Installment Billing Agreement, or Lease Agreement has been fulfilled including payment in full of any applicable early termination fees or end-of-lease purchase options
  • The associated account is in good standing
  • The device has not been reported as lost or stolen, associated with fraudulent activity, or otherwise flagged as ineligible to be unlocked

Generally, if you have a device that was launched prior to February 2015 and it is capable of being unlocked, Sprint will provide a bill notification and/or text message when you are eligible to have your device unlocked. The bill notification will direct you to Sprint Customer Care who can assist in efforts to unlock your device.

For domestic SIM unlockable ("DSU") devices launched after February 2015, Sprint will automatically unlock the device when it becomes eligible.

For inactive devices, customers must contact Sprint Customer Care to request that their DSU-capable device be unlocked and may have to take steps to perform an over-the-air update to ensure the unlock programming has been relayed to the device.

STRAIGHT TALK WIRELESS Phone Compatibility Information

You will need to check if your phone is compatible with Straight Talk's Bring your Own Phone CDMA program. If it is compatible, you will be able to register it and get your service activated today. If your phone is not compatible with the program, you will receive a message indicating this and will not be able to register.

Please use their form to find out if you're phone is compatible.  All you do is enter your Phone's IMEI, MEID, MEID DEC, or MEID HEX. If your phone has both an IMEI and MEID, try with the IMEI first. If that fails, then try with your MEID. In many phones it can be found by going to the "Settings" menu and selecting "About Phone" and then "Status." It may also be found on a label underneath the battery.  Complete short form here  http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/h/byop/registration

 

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My Verizon Is Not Working

smart phones not workingQuestion:  I registered my phone last night. There was an error and they corrected it this morning. Now my Verizon phone isn't working and my smarttalk phone isn't working!  Can you please help??

Answer:  If your device malfunctions after 14 days, but within the first year after purchase, please call Verizon at (800) 922-0204 from a different phone. They wiill diagnose the issue with you right over the phone. If they can't address the problem while you're on the line and the problem is caused by a manufacturing defect, they'll send you a refurbished replacement device (either a like unit or one of comparable quality).

Because your question did not include the phone you have, you can also refer to your guide to troubleshoot the issue.  There may be times when you can get the smart phone fixed before returning it or sending it back to be replaced.  Whether it's an iPhone, Motorola, LG or Samsung, you can find the Basic Information Guides to help you.

If your one-year warranty has expired, visit the Device Replacement Program information page for other replacement options.

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StraightTalk Review

Straighttalk1How it Works:

1.  Pick Your Straight Talk Cell phone

2.  Choose to keep your existing phone number or receive a new number

3.   Add your plan online.  You can refill your plan every 30 days or as often as you like

StraightTalk Reserve

When you purchase a Service plan you have the option to add it now, or place it in the Straight Talk Reserve Service Plans are automatically added on your Service End Date

Log in to Your Account

You can either add Service Plans to the Straight Talk Reserve or view Service Plans already reserved.

Manage Your Reserved Service Plans:

All You Need Customers – If you notice you need to add a reserved Service Plan sooner, log in online and add it the day you need it.
UNLIMITED Customers – Your reserved Service Plans will be added on your Service End Date.

At Your Service

Be sure to visit My Account to make sure you have reserved Service Plans available. You can add as many as you like, whenever you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What is so special about Straight Talk?
A.  Straight Talk is a pay-as-you go prepaid wireless phone service that requires no long term contracts, no credit checks, no activation fees, no monthly bills and no age limits!

Q.  What type of Service Cards and Plans does Straight Talk offer?
A.  Straight Talk offers a variety of plans depending on your needs. We offer two 30-day Service Plans: the $30 All You Need Plan with 1000 Minutes, 1000 Messages plus 30MB of data, and the $45 Unlimited Plan with Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Messages & Unlimited Mobile Web Access. We also offer 3 additional Unlimited Plans which offer unlimited talk, text, and/or multimedia messages and Mobile Web Access during 90, 180 days and 1 year of Service.

Q.  How often do I need to add a Straight Talk Service Plan?
A.  You need to refill your Service Plan every 30 days in order to keep your Straight Talk phone active. You can also enroll in Auto-Refill, which will automatically refill your Service Plan when you reach your Service End Date.

Q.  What can I do with Straight Talk Account?
A.  "My Account" is a feature designed to enable you to update your personal profile, your credit card billing information, refill by buying or adding a Service Plan and to access cards in your Straight Talk RESERVE?, plus much more.

 

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Sprint Review

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 55 million customers at the end of 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company.

 

 

Sprint offers numerous unique pricing plans that tend to emphasize data usage over more traditional voice applications. That seems a logical extension of their leadership in the adoption of 4G data transfer technology. Sprint is the Top on list because the pricing plans offer different feature sets than those of other carriers, comparison can be a bit difficult, but the plans may well be best for any individual consumer’s needs. The cell phone provider has consistently lagged behind the competition in customer service. Clcik Here To Learn More

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AT&T Wireless Review

Mobile to Mobile

Enjoy free, unlimited calling to friends, family, or anyone in AT&T's growing wireless community.  Use the Mobile-to-Mobile Lookup Tool to check and see who's in your Mobile to Mobile network.

World Class Phones

Their selection of new and refurbished phone is like no other. Choose from a wide variety of styles and manufacturers, plus exclusive cell phones found nowhere else – all on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network.

Rollover Minutes

With Rollover Minutes, if you don't talk as much one month, AT&T lets you keep your unused minutes from month to month for up to 12 billing periods.

Web Offers

When you shop online with AT&T, you get special web offers you can't get anywhere else, like free phones, package extras, 30-day return policy, and free shipping.

AT&T Upgrade AdvantageSM

AT&T Upgrade Advantage is a custom-tailored program that rewards you simply for staying with them. Not only will you receive discounts on the widest selection of wireless phones, but the higher your monthly rate plan and data-package rates, the more you'll save.

The Best Network

AT&T has 4G coverage nationwide, bringing faster speeds to more than 200 million Americans. With the introduction of 4G LTE, AT&T is also the only carrier that offers two layers of network technology that deliver 4G speeds: LTE and HSPA+.

Why does that matter? You'll enjoy fast 4G speeds on both the HSPA+ network and on LTE where available. That means a smoother, more consistent 4G experience overall.

Rate Plans

With Wireless from AT&T, you'll get a wireless plan with all the cool features you'd expect from the fastest mobile broadband network in America.

  •     Never pay domestic long distance or roaming charges
  •     Share minutes between two or more lines for one low price with FamilyTalk
  •     Only pay for minutes you use with Prepaid plans
  •     Staying connected everywhere with Messaging & Data plans
  •     Put the world in your pocket with International Calling

Individual Plans

AT&T offers a variety of individual cell phone plans with:

  •     Unlimited calling to other AT&T wireless customers with Mobile to Mobile while in the U.S.
  •     No roaming or long distance charges in the U.S.
  •     Plans that include no long distance or roaming charges for voice calls between the US and Canada
  •     Saving unused minutes with Rollover®
  •     Get unlimited calling to and from your favorite U.S. phone numbers at no extra charge with A-list
  •     Unlimited calling on Nights and Weekends for most plans

Family Plans

FamilyTalk plans offer a range of cell phone plans that let you share minutes and save. Use your minutes between two lines or add additional lines for one low price and enjoy:

  •     Unlimited calling on Nights and Weekends for all lines for most plans
  •     Unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling to AT&T wireless customers while in the U.S.
  •     No roaming or long distance charges in the U.S.
  •     Saving unused minutes with Rollover®
  •     Get unlimited calling to and from your favorite U.S. numbers at no extra charge with A-list

Prepaid Plans

All the benefits of wireless without the surprises. Prepaid cell phone plans allow you to simply pay for what you need.No long-term contracts, credit checks, or deposits.

  •     Unlimited Talk & Text to anyone nationwide
    •         $2 per day only on days used
    •         Unlimited text nationwide includes IM, picture & video messaging
    •         Plus unlimited text and IM to Mexico and over 100 countries worldwide
  •     No activation charges
  •     Up to $50 airtime included on select phones
  •     Choice of plans for the way you connect
  •     Rollover Balance® lets you carry over your unused account balance when you refill before your balance expires, up to the account maximum

Data Plans

DataConnect for your laptop, netbook, or PC card – lets you send and receive email, and browse the Internet from virtually anywhere. You can also access your corporate intranet while on the go by connecting to the Internet over the AT&T wireless network.

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Phones that you can purchase from the AT&T will have a purchase price or are free. You can obtain a free phone or a cheap AT&T smart phone for as little as $19.99. To obtain a phone for free you need to purchase a qualifying service plan. One the best thing about AT&T is there customer service. For the second consecutive quarter, customers ranked AT&T highest in customer service satisfaction, according to the National Customer Service Survey (NCSS) by Vocalabs. Click Here to Learn More

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Wirefly Review

America's Trusted Source for Cell Phones!

Wirefly is the #1 authorized seller of cell phones and cell phones services online. No Rebates, Free FedEx Shipping,

Privately owned and based in Reston, Virginia, the company has been the Internet's #1 selling authorized agent for every major cell phone carrier in the United States since 2003.

Wirefly invite you to browse there online store and learn more about our company, products and commitment to you.

  • Trusted: Wirefly are celebrating there 8th straight year as the internet's #1 selling authorized dealer for Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

  • Convenient: A better selection of the latest phones than retail stores, with easy online activation, and fast, free FedEx shipping.

  • Value: Save up to hundreds on the latest cell phones, with free FedEx shipping and free returns

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed. Join today!

Wirefly offers you:

  • One of the most competitive compensation models in the industry!
  • The ability to offer most of our nearly unlimited inventory for FREE
  • A full management team, affiliate news & updates, banner ads, text links, weekly newsletter
  • Exclusive affiliate site promotions, coupons, rewards, contests and much more!Wirefly offers shoppers:
  • The hottest phones from the the TOP Carriers: All FREE or highly discounted.
  • Easy Pricing: No Gimmicks, No Rebates!
  • Free FedEx Shipping and free return shipping
  • Award-winning customer support and the Wirefly Satisfaction Guarantee Earn up to $65 per shipped rate plan on the latest cell phone deals from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile,and Verizon Wireless. Save on phones from BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola and more!


With a Wirefly mobile phone from innovative manufacturers like HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG and more – combined with a phone plan from one of the leading carriers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile that Wirefly teams with – the wireless consumer can use their mobile phone to make clear and comfortable calls, as well as send and receive both text messages and email with ease. To see available products Clcik Here.

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Tracfone Review

No Bills. No Contracts. No Surprises.
The cell phone company that puts YOU in control!

Company Background:

  • #1 prepaid cell phone provider in the U.S. with over 11 million subscribers
  • Financial freedom means having the ability to control how much you spend and when you spend it. TracFone prides itself on providing this benefit to all of its customers.
  • The best coverage of any cell phone provider. Our signals are carried on towers of over 30 major carriers around the U.S.
  • Providing high quality phones at the lowest prices. TracFone has global relationships with top cell phone providers such as Motorola, LG, Kyocera, and Nokia Starting as low as $ 9.99.

Plans as low as $7 per Month at TracFone.

If you looking for an great price on a smartphone/plans with No-Contract? Tracfone is the right place for you.TracFone Wireless offers a range of cell phones that include Candy Bar style, Camera, Flip, Sliders, Smart Phones, Touch Screen and QWERTY keyboard phones. Click here for phone details.

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