Almost a year ago I purchased from Walmart their pay-as-you-go Unlimited cell phone plan StraightTalk And their Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Precedent). Loved having the phone but I noticed after awhile that the signal in my home would fluctuate from very weak to non-existent. At other times, lots of dropped calls and a myriad of other problems emerged and I grew quickly disenchanted as this was my only phone.
The StraightTalk is run on Sprint I found out at some point and having not renewed my cell service I thought of having the phone unlocked so that I could use it with a more reliable network.
Today, I finally phoned a nearby Sprint store to ask if they would unlock the phone for me. The first guy I spoke with told me he never had heard of StraightTalk, that it was Not part of Sprint, etc… I then spoke with a supervisor who informed me that the StraighTalk phones sold at Walmart cannot be unlocked because they are not locked in the first place and only work on the Sprint network. ( Hmm? ) So, basically I have a phone that is really just a $200.00 paperweight. Not Good!
On this mornings tv program they were discussing the best cell phone providers in coverage and Sprint ratedlow overall. When I went to the site to see strength of their coverage (best chance of getting a signal) in my area, it shows its GREAT. Truth is it’s Not. Use your best judgement. I hope what has happened to me doesn’t happen to you.