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Last Edited by lsolomon13 January 6, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Straight Talk frequently offers a free refurb phone with purchase of a plan card. Right now they have the LG620G, LG420G, Motorola W418G and Samsung T401G. They are refurbished, and they are not smartphones, but for those of us who still use a phone as a phone it's a good deal. If you were going to buy the plan card anyway (both $30 and $45 plans work) a free phone is either a great way to check out the service or a nice way to have a backup phone in case you launder yours like I did once..
I have the LG620G. You can play mp3 files on it with a micro sd (not included) and that's nice. Camera, video ok- not horrible but nothing to write home about either. They also do not launder well, especially on the super plus cycle, lol.
Now, if you go through Shop at Home, sometimes it works and sometimes not, but you might also be able to get 15% rebated through S@H. This is YMMV, as I have had it work sometimes and not others, but it's worth a shot.
There is currently a free shipping offer on "bundles," and these qualify. There wasn't an expiration date on the phones, but ST seems to just change them up when they run out.
This is my first post, so if I screwed anything up, please be gentle...
All the current phones are GSM, so if you prefer the Verizon ones you may want to watch and wait.

Link for Straighttalk: http://www.straighttalk.com/
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+rep x4 for the post and TU either way. Smilie
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IMHO, StraightTalk is the best deal on cell service if all that you need in phone svc.

I have a phone that they don't offer anymore (LG220CM) that works great. The svc is provided by Verizon and the coverage is great.

http://naoakes.hubpages.com/hub/S...ice-Review

I had 'upgraded' to the LG420C, but the service was not as good. I've forgotten who provided the service, but it was not as good as Verizon. More dropped calls and poor coverage in some area. At my parent's house there was no coverage where as with the 220 it is great.


BTW, this is not a slick deal because it's always available. Nothing special about it. It is a good deal though, IMHO :-D

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Quote from 5lickDealer View Post :
IMHO, StraightTalk is the best deal on cell service if all that you need in phone svc.

I have a phone that they don't offer anymore (LG220CM) that works great. The svc is provided by Verizon and the coverage is great.

http://naoakes.hubpages.com/hub/S...ice-Review

I had 'upgraded' to the LG420C, but the service was not as good. I've forgotten who provided the service, but it was not as good as Verizon. More dropped calls and poor coverage in some area. At my parent's house there was no coverage where as with the 220 it is great.


BTW, this is not a slick deal because it's always available. Nothing special about it. It is a good deal though, IMHO :-D

Cheers
The phones vary, and these are better phones than they had for the past few months. The phones with model numbers ending in "G" are on GSM networks like ATT, T-Mobile, etc. The coverage depends highly on where you are located. Originally, all their phones used Verizon, which was the best in my area. I drop some calls now, but I like the features on the phone I have so it's a trade off. The next time you change phones, you may want to go back to the ones using the Verizon network. The available models change, so even though they are all GSM phones for free now, that might not be the case in a month. Good luck! I am sure that coverage at your mother's is pretty important.
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Advice: Links are appreciated/expected.

+rep x4 for the post and TU either way. Smilie
I added the link for StraightTalk, sorry. I can't post a link for Shop at Home. I gets blocked. I haven't had any problems with them, but it is possible someone else has. For this deal, it's a YMMV, anyway. I got $4.50 back on my phone and $30 plan, but it does not always work. I always try, though. $4.50 is worth a few extra minutes of my time.
Thanks for the encouragement. They do usually offer free refurbs, but these are nicer ones than usual. The LG620G has only been as low as $10 extra lately, and it has some nice features. When I am in the hospital, I use the mp3 feature quite a bit. It's not an iPod, but if something happens to it it is not expensive to replace it.
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Quote from lsolomon13 View Post :
Straight Talk frequently offers a free refurb phone with purchase of a plan card. Right now they have the LG620G, LG420G, Motorola W418G and Samsung T401G. They are refurbished, and they are not smartphones, but for those of us who still use a phone as a phone it's a good deal. If you were going to buy the plan card anyway (both $30 and $45 plans work) a free phone is either a great way to check out the service or a nice way to have a backup phone in case you launder yours like I did once..
I have the LG620G. You can play mp3 files on it with a micro sd (not included) and that's nice. Camera, video ok- not horrible but nothing to write home about either. They also do not launder well, especially on the super plus cycle, lol.
Now, if you go through Shop at Home, sometimes it works and sometimes not, but you might also be able to get 15% rebated through S@H. This is YMMV, as I have had it work sometimes and not others, but it's worth a shot.
There is currently a free shipping offer on "bundles," and these qualify. There wasn't an expiration date on the phones, but ST seems to just change them up when they run out.
This is my first post, so if I screwed anything up, please be gentle...
All the current phones are GSM, so if you prefer the Verizon ones you may want to watch and wait.

Link for Straighttalk: http://www.straighttalk.com/
The Samsung T401G is BRAND NEW, not refurbished. A very nice phone.

Quote from 5lickDealer View Post :
IMHO, StraightTalk is the best deal on cell service if all that you need in phone svc.

I have a phone that they don't offer anymore (LG220CM) that works great. The svc is provided by Verizon and the coverage is great.

http://naoakes.hubpages.com/hub/S...ice-Review

I had 'upgraded' to the LG420C, but the service was not as good. I've forgotten who provided the service, but it was not as good as Verizon. More dropped calls and poor coverage in some area. At my parent's house there was no coverage where as with the 220 it is great.


BTW, this is not a slick deal because it's always available. Nothing special about it. It is a good deal though, IMHO :-D

Cheers
The service that you didn't like as much was probably through AT&T. I also liked Verizons coverage better.
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Last edited by audiokingman January 6, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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I just added the Samsung T401G and the only plan option is 3 Month Unlimited Plan for $99.99! That's only $33 a month for unlimited. I have been paying ~$32 after tax for the All You Need plan. They must have stopped charging taxes though because this month it was only $30 + a $0.75 fee. Good deal plus free phone. The only downside to me is that I only wanted to try GSM for 30 days to see if reception had improved in my area. I just renewed my old phone an hour before I saw this post.
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Is it possible to unlock these free phones ?
I tried through customer reps but no luck ....
It seems you can't use your BYOD straight talk SIM card on these free phones...
Free phone will only work with the SIM card that it came with
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What zip code was this?

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I just added the Samsung T401G and the only plan option is 3 Month Unlimited Plan for $99.99! That's only $33 a month for unlimited. I have been paying ~$32 after tax for the All You Need plan. They must have stopped charging taxes though because this month it was only $30 + a $0.75 fee. Good deal plus free phone. The only downside to me is that I only wanted to try GSM for 30 days to see if reception had improved in my area. I just renewed my old phone an hour before I saw this post.
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