Prepaid Carrier Straight Talk to add Prepaid Android Phone
Soon the question will be: which prepaid carriers don’t
offer an Android smartphone. We saw the bigger prepaid carriers, such as MetroPCS and Cricket, offer Android handsets in the second half of last year, and apparently it’s started a trend. Plenty of prepaid carriers have followed suit. Left in the dark, to this point, has been Tracfone and its two subsidiaries: Straight Talk and Net10. Straight Talk seemed the most primed for an Android, since it offers unlimited everything for $45 per month. Starting in September, that will become a reality. According to a report filed at BTIG Reserach, and reported by FierceWireless
, Straight Talk will get the Samsung Galaxy Precedent next month. And you can pre-order
it right now exclusively on the web. Yep, Straight Talk is already taking pre-orders
for the No-Contract Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Precedent through their website
. Add a Straight Talk prepaid service plan
and you’re ready to go. The handset itself is much like the Galaxy Prevail, which hit Boost Mobile earlier this year. That handset runs Froyo and features a 3.2-inch screen and an 800MHz processor. This would make sense for Straight Talk, since it could offer the handset at a price lower than other Android handsets, despite not offering a subsidy. As BTIG tells it, they will indeed charge $150 for the device, which is as reasonable for an unsubsidized handset as it gets.