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Straight Talk’s Galaxy Precedent will run on Sprint’s network

There has been some confusion lately as to which network would host the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, which is Straight Talk‘s first Android handset. Straight Talk uses multiple networks, but since the Precedent is a CDMA phone many assumed that it would run on Verizon’s network. Verizon, if you’ll remember, was the original host network for Straight Talk. Yet that is not the case. As Phil Goldstein of FierceWirless reports, the Precedent will run on Sprint’s network. This makes sense, since the Galaxy Prevail, which is identical to the Precedent, also runs on Sprint’s network via Boost Mobile.
 
If you get decent Sprint reception in your area and want to pick up the first Android handset from Straight Talk, you can head to Straight Talk’s website to buy one for $149.99. It works best with Straight Talk’s $45 unlimited everything plan.

One Response

  1. Nicky F Says

    The story I read, was that Verizon has limited StraightTalk to entry level only phones, which basically leaves them a bit out in the cold with competing at the levels they could have, given a bit of freedom. Thus Sprint’s more limited coverage. Tracfone is probably going to run into much red tape along the way, with the carriers whose networks they use, as they can offer much the same service, at a lower price, leaving handsets to be the controlling factor.


    Posted on September 21st, 2011 at 9:08 am

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