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What phones from straight talk use verizon towers?

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January 11, 2013 4:36:52 PM

Hello,
I was told to buy the motorola defy xt ($200) before I moved to Bradford,Pa so I did,when I moved up here my phone never works and that because this phone uses sprint towers, which they never informed me. Is there any way to make my phone signal better?? Im just annoyed because I've been spending so much money and I do what they tell me but my phone never works and everyone is contradicting everyone! Any help would be appreciated
January 23, 2013 11:01:57 AM

I believe Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is the device you will need to purchase to use Verizon towers on StraightTalk. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-...

I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but I believe you need to have a phone that was a Verizon branded phone FIRST in order to use Verizon towers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy II was 'first' an AT&T branded phone, then it will only work on the AT&T network through StraightTalk.
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January 23, 2013 10:08:21 PM

I'm going to be switching also, so ask customer service at staight talk. Here is the list for Verizon towers
1. LG 100 C
2. LG 220 C
3. LG 231 C
4. LG 221 C
5. LG 290 C
6. LG 511 C
7. Motorola 385 C
8. Samsung 335 C
9. Samsung 355 C
10. Samsung 451 C
11. Samsung 380 C-
12. Samsung Galaxy Proclaim S720C- Android
13. Huawei Ascend Y H866C- Android
14. Samsung Galaxy Showcase- Android
15. Unimax U670C- Android
16. LG Optimus ZIP- Android
17. LG L38 C- Android
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January 23, 2013 10:12:29 PM

Forgot to mention, I asked what was closet to gallaxy 3 and got this response:
The Samsung Galaxy S II is closer to Samsung Galaxy S III. Straight Talk
iPhones are CDMA and will be activated on Verizon with the Unlimited and
Unlimited ILD plans.
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January 25, 2013 6:59:02 PM

OK, not all cdma are created equal. At our Walmart in the NW suburb of Chicago, only the Samsung Proclaim used versizon. May vary based on your coverage area, so I definitely would go to the store to make sure you are getting cdma-v if you want verizon. I decided to go with the proclaim as coverage was most important to me. The iphones used Sprint. yuck
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April 23, 2013 10:55:48 AM

jtoddv said:
I believe Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is the device you will need to purchase to use Verizon towers on StraightTalk. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-...

I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but I believe you need to have a phone that was a Verizon branded phone FIRST in order to use Verizon towers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy II was 'first' an AT&T branded phone, then it will only work on the AT&T network through StraightTalk.


I do not have a solution to your problem but I want to let you know that you cannot use a Verizon branded phone with straight talk I have thought of trying that but I asked and was told that would not work and was also informed that any phone ending with the letter C as a LG220C use the Verizon network
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May 27, 2013 12:38:17 PM

I own the LG Optimus Zip and my husband has the Samsung Galaxy Showcase. The Showcase is the closest phone to a Samsung Galaxy S4 but, it is considered to be the S1. It works ok. There are a lot of glitches on his phone. My phone was great until I started to get notices of low memory. I have every single possible thing moved to my SD card but, there are some apps you cannot move to your SD card and you have to just delete all of those. You also have to go into your settings, manage apps, and clear the Caches of every single app. Facebook takes up a lot of space and it cannot be moved to the SD card. My phone needs 25mb of memory to run the Android operating system but, on a daily basis if I do not clear memory, delete old texts, clear my call log... I only have about 18mb. Other than that I love the Optimus Zip because it has a full qwuerty keyboard. Both of our phones are on the Verizon towers. You cannot see online which phone is for which tower when you are browsing the straightalk website but, if you go to Walmart they can show you where to look on the box, the bottom right hand corner usually and it will say CDMA. They also have a picture of the USA with the areas in red marked where the phone should work.
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June 7, 2013 9:37:12 PM

samrae92 said:
Hello,
I was told to buy the motorola defy xt ($200) before I moved to Bradford,Pa so I did,when I moved up here my phone never works and that because this phone uses sprint towers, which they never informed me. Is there any way to make my phone signal better?? Im just annoyed because I've been spending so much money and I do what they tell me but my phone never works and everyone is contradicting everyone! Any help would be appreciated




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June 7, 2013 9:41:12 PM

I've had to deal with the lousy Sprint signal for a few years now. They, did, however send me a Sprint Airave that connects to your internet and boosts your signal. It works pretty good. I just don't know if you can buy one, but I'm pretty sure you can.
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June 29, 2013 4:22:24 PM

samrae92 said:
Hello,
I was told to buy the motorola defy xt ($200) before I moved to Bradford,Pa so I did,when I moved up here my phone never works and that because this phone uses sprint towers, which they never informed me. Is there any way to make my phone signal better?? Im just annoyed because I've been spending so much money and I do what they tell me but my phone never works and everyone is contradicting everyone! Any help would be appreciated


Yep--the Proclaim. I have one after researching which, (if any) android phones use Verizon towers through Straight Talk. I've had mine about 6 months now, works great. When I bought it, it was the only android they sold that did use Verizon. I've been with Straight Talk for about four years now and I love them. There was one time I bought a phone that used Sprint from them--same problem. I promptly returned it and have carefully researched each time I buy a new one.
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July 30, 2013 9:57:03 PM

straight talk phones with the letter c at the end of model # use verizon towers
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August 13, 2013 5:56:39 PM

kleekp said:
straight talk phones with the letter c at the end of model # use verizon towers


How sure are you of this? I am trying to find one for my roommate that uses Verizon towers because Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T basically do not exist where we live.... I saw a Samsung Galaxy Precedent and need to know if it works


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September 2, 2013 12:18:40 PM

You can use some phones that are not straight talk. its the BYOP (bring you own phone) program they are now offering. know several people that have used u.s cellular and Verizon phones just have to check the straight talk website for compatibility.
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September 3, 2013 3:07:58 AM

LJHicks2007 said:
I've had to deal with the lousy Sprint signal for a few years now. They, did, however send me a Sprint Airave that connects to your internet and boosts your signal. It works pretty good. I just don't know if you can buy one, but I'm pretty sure you can.


150$ after taxes. They no longer give them out. My area was busted up good after Sandy and they even turned me down.
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September 3, 2013 3:07:58 AM

LJHicks2007 said:
I've had to deal with the lousy Sprint signal for a few years now. They, did, however send me a Sprint Airave that connects to your internet and boosts your signal. It works pretty good. I just don't know if you can buy one, but I'm pretty sure you can.


150$ after taxes. They no longer give them out. My area was busted up good after Sandy and they even turned me down.
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September 20, 2013 1:20:04 PM

dnovak said:
kleekp said:
straight talk phones with the letter c at the end of model # use verizon towers

THE SAMSUNG GALAXY PRECEDENT IS SPRINT ONLY WITH STRAIGHT TALK MODEL SCH-M828C... FYI
How sure are you of this? I am trying to find one for my roommate that uses Verizon towers because Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T basically do not exist where we live.... I saw a Samsung Galaxy Precedent and need to know if it works




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September 26, 2013 8:57:50 AM

I'm looking for a phone that is on verizon towers that has Android 4.0 for less than $200. Any ideas? I'm looking online but its pretty labor intensive looking at each phone.

Any ideas? It's for my Dad.
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September 26, 2013 10:12:44 AM

jtoddv said:
I believe Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is the device you will need to purchase to use Verizon towers on StraightTalk. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-...

I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but I believe you need to have a phone that was a Verizon branded phone FIRST in order to use Verizon towers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy II was 'first' an AT&T branded phone, then it will only work on the AT&T network through StraightTalk.


You are correct this device uses the Verizon service.
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September 26, 2013 10:17:40 AM

WesleyBishop said:
jtoddv said:
I believe Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is the device you will need to purchase to use Verizon towers on StraightTalk. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-...

I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but I believe you need to have a phone that was a Verizon branded phone FIRST in order to use Verizon towers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy II was 'first' an AT&T branded phone, then it will only work on the AT&T network through StraightTalk.


You are correct this device uses the Verizon service.


Galaxy Proclaim shows as Android 2.3, not 4.0. Looking to buy Android 4.0 using verizon towers for under $200.
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September 27, 2013 8:38:33 AM

sytech said:
WesleyBishop said:
jtoddv said:
I believe Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is the device you will need to purchase to use Verizon towers on StraightTalk. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-...

I could be wrong, and please correct me if I am, but I believe you need to have a phone that was a Verizon branded phone FIRST in order to use Verizon towers. Just like the Samsung Galaxy II was 'first' an AT&T branded phone, then it will only work on the AT&T network through StraightTalk.


You are correct this device uses the Verizon service.


Galaxy Proclaim shows as Android 2.3, not 4.0. Looking to buy Android 4.0 using verizon towers for under $200.


It took me almost an hour to find this deice but here you go :)  Huawei Ascend Y300

They may have them cheaper just look around on ebay.
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September 28, 2013 12:53:53 PM

samrae92 said:
Hello,
I was told to buy the motorola defy xt ($200) before I moved to Bradford,Pa so I did,when I moved up here my phone never works and that because this phone uses sprint towers, which they never informed me. Is there any way to make my phone signal better?? Im just annoyed because I've been spending so much money and I do what they tell me but my phone never works and everyone is contradicting everyone! Any help would be appreciated


If you go to straight talk .com and select phones, enter in your zip code, the phones that come up with the red map are verizon phones. All others are AT&T and T mobile. :) 
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September 29, 2013 12:10:00 PM

sytech said:
I'm looking for a phone that is on verizon towers that has Android 4.0 for less than $200. Any ideas? I'm looking online but its pretty labor intensive looking at each phone.

Any ideas? It's for my Dad.


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September 29, 2013 5:47:15 PM

hunterm71191 said:
You can use some phones that are not straight talk. its the BYOP (bring you own phone) program they are now offering. know several people that have used u.s cellular and Verizon phones just have to check the straight talk website for compatibility.

I am currently using a Verizon Droid X and my daughter has the Droid 2 currently. You can use any 3G
Verizon phone for their BYOP program. You can find them on EBay, my Droid X cost roughly $50 and my daughters Droid 2 cost about $28. These phones have better memory and processors than any of the Verizon droids offered by StraightTalk. I have well over 30 to 40 apps on mine, and runs good. Go to this website to program your cell phone to work with StraightTalk once you have one: http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/h/byop/regi..., takes less than an hour to get phone working on StraightTalk from there.
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October 7, 2013 4:24:55 AM

sytech said:
I'm looking for a phone that is on verizon towers that has Android 4.0 for less than $200. Any ideas? I'm looking online but its pretty labor intensive looking at each phone.

Any ideas? It's for my Dad.

I just bought the Huawei Ascend Plus H881C for $130 from Walmart, but it's out of stock on the Walmart site at the moment, but still available from the StraightTalk.com site for $150. It has Android 4.0 and works with Verizon towers. I'm happy with it so far except that the camera has no flash and kinda sux even in decent light. Well also the vibrator is kinda weak too. I've never used a smartphone before, so I don't have many expectations. It got a 4 star user rating on the Walmart site, which is actually pretty impressive.
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November 1, 2013 9:25:31 AM

Found the phone that uses Verizon towers: Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone

It's $200 at walmart.
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November 13, 2013 8:37:46 AM

Bearabull: Do you have a more updated list of phone from straight talk that use Verizon towers
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December 2, 2013 8:06:41 PM

kleekp said:
straight talk phones with the letter c at the end of model # use verizon towers


I have a Defy XT555C and it ain't Verizon,it's Sprint if you go to manage apps you'll find a "Sprint DMC" I found that out after a few days of head banging trying to get the thing to work at home here in Belleville WV and wondering why my cell booster doesn't work.

Called straight talk and was told it's a Sprint and won't work in my area,and I should return it for one that will work in my area-BUT WHICH ONE?

It does work fine in town so...may keep it,I prefer Motorola phones overall so....

Dunno can't stay with Verizon cell they're literally bleeding me dry money wise.
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December 12, 2013 2:09:47 PM

Beware of what Straight Talk customer service gives you for information. The told me I would connect through Veizon or AT&T. LIE. I connect through Sprint, which is useless where I live. Dropped calls, no network, loud echos. I now have a useless $400 cell phone. Filed BBB and FCC complaint.
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December 25, 2013 7:58:37 AM

Bearabull said:
Forgot to mention, I asked what was closet to gallaxy 3 and got this response:
The Samsung Galaxy S II is closer to Samsung Galaxy S III. Straight Talk
iPhones are CDMA and will be activated on Verizon with the Unlimited and
Unlimited ILD plans.


Wrong. I have a AT&T iphone 4s and I got a straight talk sim . It still runs on AT&T towers
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