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Straight Talk Android Phones to Run on Sprint's Network

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Sep 9, 2011, 3:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Sprint has confirmed that the Android devices sold by TracFone through its Straight Talk service will run on the Sprint network, rather than the networks of AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless. TracFone already has wholesale relationships with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, but Sprint appears to have scored an exclusive with respect to Android-based smartphones. The first such device is the recently announced Samsung Precedent, which sells for $149.99. TracFone's Straight Talk brand is sold through Wal-Mart stores, though it is owned by America Movil.

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Sep 10, 2011, 12:06 PM

Was SO excited about this until I seen Sprint....

I was thinking when I seen Straight Talk offer the Galaxy Precedent that this would be the best deal in the cell market. I mean a CDMA Android phone with a decent processor and screen size on Verizon's network with unlimited everything for $45! What a deal! WRONG. Then I read that Sprint just signed a deal with Straight Talk and the Samsung Android would use their network. Bummer as Sprint's native network is so much worse than Verizon's. My next thought is, WHY would anyone do this with ST? They charge $45 and Boost if you are with them for 18 months lowers there charge to just $35. Plus you can get Boost cards at a discount to face value where that is very difficult to do with ST. Same exact phone, same network, same calling plan ...
You do know Boost is Sprint's baby right?? The CDMA Boost phones work off the native Sprint towers as well so.........
OK, first, let me fix the title for you. "Was SO excited about this until I saw Sprint..." "I" does not ever "seen"

2nd, Verizon and Sprint share roaming agreements all over the country, over mostly the same CDMA frequencies (VZW has 700 Mhz spect...
so would u buy this phone. Is sprint a good company?
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