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Straight Talk to offer Verizon-powered Samsung Galaxy Proclaim

It’s really amazing how Straight Talk continues to expand. Last year they began offering smartphone service via Sprint’s CDMA network. They’ve unveiled a number of Android handsets to go along with that offering, including the LG Optimus Q, the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, and the LG Optimus Black. Now, not even a week after Verizon prepaid began offering an $80 smartphone plan, Straight Talk has picked up a Verizon phone, the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, for its network. It certainly creates a new level of competition.

As you can see on the specs page above, the Galaxy Proclaim is no joke. It features a 1GHz processor with a 3.5-inch touchscreen. It might not be the the highest-end Android on the market, but it’s certainly one of the best on a prepaid carrier. And it’s priced right at $179.99 — just $10 more than Verizon’s prepaid Android offering.’s Humberto Saabedra provides additional details. “StraightTalk reps have been quoted as saying that the Proclaim will feature a 4GB monthly data allotment compared to Verizon’s own 1GB plan.” The 4GB number seem to also be high compared to Straight Talk’s allotment with Sprint phones, which seems to be around 2GB per month and 100MB per day. Keep in mind, however, that none of the above numbers is official; every one is based on rumor.

Straight Talk says the phones will ship in a week or to. They are, unsurprisingly, available only with the $45 unlimited monthly plan or the $60 unlimited international plan. You can preorder yours at Straight Talk’s website.

12 Responses

  1. clocks Says

    Looks nice. If only it were 4g.

    Posted on May 7th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
  2. paranoid Says

    to bad it doesnt have a flash for cam

    Posted on May 10th, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  3. alf67 Says

    If it is Verizon powered does that mean it will work off Verizon’s network? At&t or Verizon are the only providers that work where I live.

    Posted on May 11th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
  4. jwko Says

    alf67, yes it works on the Verizon network. Just got mine yesterday and so far so good. My first smart phone and I have a lot to learn.

    Posted on May 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am
  5. HRW Says

    Ordered mine today! With spending time in two different states, I needed AT&T or Verizon for this is great!
    This will be my first Smart/Android so am really excited!

    Posted on May 12th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
  6. Chan Says

    Does it really have GPS?

    Posted on May 14th, 2012 at 5:29 pm
  7. Helen Says

    Does anyone know when the Straight Talk Samsung Proclaim will be for sale at Walmart? It is advertised in their ad dated May 27th thru June 2nd, but when I click on it to buy it, it says unknown product. I can’t find it on the Walmart Website or any Walmart within 100 miles of where I live in Nashville, TN. I have a Straight Talk LG Optimus Net, but I constantly drop calls and I have 1 and sometimes no service bars. I found out this phone runs on Sprint. I hope I’ll get better service with the Proclaim and the Verizon Network.

    Posted on May 28th, 2012 at 6:01 pm
  8. Deanna Says

    I too am waiting for the phone’s arrival at WalMart. They advertised for it, but I can’t find it anywhere. What gives?

    Posted on June 4th, 2012 at 12:21 pm
  9. Aimee Says

    My cousin bought this phone at Walmart the other day. It works great. Can’t wait til my husband and I can get a couple of them. You certainly can’t beat the price of Straight Talk..maybe their customer service will improve a bit too soon.

    Posted on June 5th, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  10. Jim Says

    Funny, I’m reading the comments about how many of you want this phone, on the phone that you want! I just got this 3 days ago. I had virgin mobile, on the sprint network. As many of you know, sprint coverage sucks! I drive a truck and I go all over the place, and I had no signal more often than I had a signal. Now, my virgin mobile phone was $55.00/mo 4 unlimited everything, so I couldn’t complain about the plan. My wife and I went from verizon contract phones to virgin mobile and cut our bill by more than half. ( And please forgive my failure to capitalize many of my words, I am using speech to text). Unfortunately, or fortunately as it turns out, my phone on virgin died after 1 month, and as I cannot be without a phone, while waiting for my replacement, which I will sell on craigslist, I went to walmart and bought this android phone on straight talk, on the verizon network. Not only do I now have the best coverage available, but I cut my bill even further, from 55 dollars a month to 45 dollars a month! The phone itself is 1 of the best phones I have ever had. 1 gigahertz processor, up to 32 gb memory card, decent size, and samsung makes 1 of the most reliable well made phones on the market. Perhaps at $179.00 it may seem a bit pricey, but it will pay for itself in a matter of months. Our phone bill with verizon was $240.00/mo. Now it’s $100.00! ($55 for my w ife’s virgin phone, $45 for mine). It does like to eat battery but all smartphones do. What amazes me is that verizon came out with their own android phone on prepaid, and they want 80.00 per month, and straight talk can come out with a phone that is priced the same for the phone, yet is $35 less per month and gives you unlimited data, while verizon restricts you to just 1 gb of data. Go figure. So, by all means, I can highly recommend this phone and this plan, and yes, it is truly on the verizon network. It’s not like a watered down version. When you activate the phone, you actually activate it on the verizon network, so anyone who has verizon or who has had verizon in the past will be familiar with the routine. The voicemail is also on their network. The only way you will know you are not a verizon customer is when you call customer service. And for anyone looking for a service with a great signal that works just about anywhere, you will be very happy with the verizon network. There is 1 place, I believe, where you do not get service on the verizon network… but not to worry, I wouldn’t expect you would be going to the moon anytime soon! :)

    Posted on June 13th, 2012 at 11:45 am
  11. mac Says

    This is a great phone. I have had it for 3 months now, and have traveled with it, and have never lost coverage. The phone has never failed me, and one night, on the road, I even watched a Netflix movie on it without any glitches(with wifi). 3G is fast enough for me, especially for $45 a month.
    The GPS navigation is great, I can open several browser windows at a time, and use more than one application at a time.
    Even the camera is pretty good.
    For the price of the phone and the price of the service, I am absolutely thrilled. My last Verizon bill in 2010, was $410 dollars. I switched to Straight Talk, and was happy with the price and coverage, though wishing for a smart phone that worked with the Verizon network. Now I have it, and life is good.

    Posted on September 2nd, 2012 at 10:27 am
  12. Renee Lackey Says

    My husband and I bought the Galaxy Proclaim Phones with Straighttalk and we were very excited about them! But then, after I had only had my for a week, it started cutting out on my phone calls. In the middle of conversation, the person on the other end of my conversation said when I would talk, all they could hear was a ticking noise. So I took the phone back to Walmart and exchanged it for another one. Guess what? I’ve had it 4 days and it’s doing the same thing! Everything else on it works great, but this is rediculious!! I paid a lot of money for this phone to be doing this. And it does it every time I talk on the phone!! Very upset!!!!!

    Posted on September 23rd, 2012 at 11:04 pm

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