Straight Talk LG Optimus Q Android Phone

Update – Since I wrote this post a few months back, there have been some pretty big developments over at Straight Talk.  Primarily, we’ve seen some new Android phones added to the phone queue, and there are some quite impressive ones.  The first one (and the highest end phone available to date) is the LG Optimus Black.  This phone has been called “slim and bright” by reviewers because it is extremely slim and has a very bright touchscreen.  This phone is pairs with Straight Talk’s unlimited plan and it’s a pretty sweet match up.  Get LG Optimus Black at

lg optimus black android straight talkSamsung Proclaim and ZTE Merit

The other two new phones are the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim and the ZTE Merit.  Proclaim runs on the Verizon 3G network in some parts of the country which is good for people in those areas.  The phone is priced affordably and also runs the Unlimited Straight Talk plan.  ZTE Merit is the latest phone that’s been made available to be used with the same plan.  This phone is even a few bucks cheaper than Proclaim, but it still packs a pretty nice punch.  It’s a small phone and has a nice touchscreen.  It does a lot for the baby price.  Get this phone at the official site.

Straight Talk has released its second Android phone, the LG Optimus Q.  The first Straight Talk Android was released earlier this year and has been a popular phone for people looking for a prepaid Android phone (a phenomenon that is becoming a lot more common).  Straight Talk’s LG Optimus Q joins the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, giving the popular prepaid provider two Android options.

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The LG Optimus Q runs on Android 2.3, while the Samsung Precedent runs on 2.2, so it is slightly more updated (but not too much).  One of the biggest differences is that the phone has a slide-out keyboard, which is a big difference for people who prefer to have a full touchscreen phone.  The Optimus Q has a touch screen, but for messaging, the pull out keypad is what you’re going to want to use.  The Precedent has a 3.2 inch touchscreen (like the “Q”), the Q is also blessed with a slightly better camera (3 mps vs 2 mp).

Both phones run on the Straight Talk Unlimited plan, which costs $45 per month for unlimited talk, text, and web.  It’s a solid plan and one that works very well with these two data-hungry Android devices.  These phones are both currently available at good prices with no contracts since they run on prepaid plans.  You can see more details for both of these phones at the official website by following the link below.  You can also read a review on this site of the Samsung Precedent.  The Samsung Precedent costs $129 for the phone and it runs on the $45 unlimited plan just like all of the Androids on Straight Talk.  Tracfone owns ST and also its sister company, Net10, which also has some of the same smartphones.  They also have a $50 unlimited plan, but it’s a little more expensive than the ST one.

Learn more about both new Android phones at

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The latest Android phones to be released by Straight Talk are LG Optimus Black, Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, ZTE Merit, and Huawei Ascend ii (which only costs $99 for a brand new version of the phone).  See all of these new Android no-contract phones online with their particular deals at

LG Optimus Q Reconditioned Phone Deal

The Optimus Q can be purchased for only $79.99 for a reconditioned version of the phone right now (this update was made on 7/22/2012).  It’s a pretty good Android phone.  Many would call it an entry level phone — and at $79 for a reconditioned phone, it’s a pretty good deal for a solid android phone that runs on an award winning unlimited prepaid no contract no commitment pay as you go plan that only costs $45 per month.  Have a look at all of the current phone deals at

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Motorola Moto G Review

Motorola Moto G costs $179 off contract, which is a truly amazing deal. This is a very very low price for an off-contract cell phones. But is it cheap because there’s something missing? Watch the video to see what the Moto G has in store.

Republic Wireless is a new prepaid player in town — you can say they are the good looking guys who come to your party, drink all the beer, and leave with the hot chicks.  Get unlimited talk time, text, and web for $19 per month no contract.  See details on new player Republic Wireless here.

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Straight Talk Still a Top Prepaid Brand with Four Android Phones

The latest Straight Talk Android phone is LG Optimus Zip, a phone with a 3.2 inch screen, a 4 row sliding keyboard, Android 2.3, 4 gb microSD card, 3.2 megapixel camera, and…see full specs.  Also, see the phone that a lot of people are talking about (and that is maybe one of the nicest Androids on a prepaid plan) by clicking here (it’s the Samsung Galaxy S2).

See the LG Optimus Zip above.  Click the image to learn more about this Verizon Straight Talk phone or go directly to the official site to see all the current Androids —

There’s also another brand new phone available right now — it just came out a few days ago — it’s the Samsung Galaxy S2, an Android smartphone with a lot of great things going for it.  The best thing in my opinion is the large 4.3 inch screen (it’s great for streaming video).  But I also can’t forget to mention the 16 gb internal memory and the 8 megapixel camera — two other things that make Galaxy S2 legitimately the best phone Straight Talk has ever had.  Here’s an image of the phone.

samsung galaxy s2Samsung Galaxy S2 is a highly regarded phone and in fact one of the best Androids from 2011.  It takes a little bit of time before these kinds of phones get over to prepaid, but it was worth the wait.  This phone is the best one Straight Talk has ever had up to this point.  See all details and availability at the official website.

Straight Talk’s Android Phone Lineup: Looking Forward

Since the company’s inception, Straight Talk has added four Android phones to its lineup.  The first one was the Samsung Galaxy Precedent, which was followed soon by the LG Optimus Q.  The latest two phones are also the most interesting.  LG Optimus Black is a solid Android phone with a 1 ghz processor (so it’s fast!), a 5 megapixel camera (so its clear), and a 5 page home screen (so it’s got space for apps to sit), and of course it has access to the Android Marketplace.  Learn more about this phone at

The latest Android addition is the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, which is significant not only because it’s a fast phone with an unlimited plan, but also because it’s the first Straight Talk Android that runs on the Verizon network in certain areas of the country.  Before this phone’s release, you could only use one of the android phones where Sprint’s network operates.  Learn more at

LG Optimus Q comes from one of the most popular prepaid phone families ever–LG’s Optimus line of phones.  This phone costs $179 (I’d probably go with the Proclaim at this price point unless you’re not in a Verizon area) and has a 3.2 inch touch screen, 3 mp camera, and the unlimited Straight Talk plan.  Get this phone at the official site.


Straight Talk Wireless is still considered one of the better or perhaps best deals in prepaid even as WalMart is now adding two new prepaid plans to its shelves.

Straight Talk phones are sold exclusively at Walmart and the official site, but now the company will see more competition from Common Sense Mobile and Walmart’s Family Mobile service, both of which will be on shelves in the same store.

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The Straight Talk plans are still aimed at a different group of people, which will help to differentiate it in the eyes of the consumer.  Straight Talk is well known for its $45 unlimited plan, which provides subscribers with unlimited text, voice, and web (and is a darn good deal for all of that at that price).  It is for people who use their phone more, whereas Common Sense Mobile and Family Mobile are for lower bulk users.

Straight Talk also has the edge when it comes to cell phones.  The Samsung R355C, which some see as the phone that has replaced the Samsung Finesse, is about as nice as prepaid phones get.  It is a user-friendly phone with a slab-style reminiscent of BlackBerry phones.

Some might think that Straight Talk Wireless is a victim of its success because it did so well for Walmart that the store chain devised two new cell phone plans on the back of its success.  In other words, more phone plans, more sales.  But you would be mistaken.  The Straight Talk plan are still going to attract a lot of attention from the people who they will serve the best.  People interested in an unlimited plan at what many call a nominal fee will be impressed by the Straight Talk has done with its plans, and now that there are four Android phones, the chasm widens between ST and other prepaid companies that just can’t really hang.  Walmart now just has more choices, which is always a good thing.  Check out the new Straight Talk plans.

Watch a video review of the LG Optimus Black Android 2.3 phone.  Note the fast processing speed and how quickly it loads web pages in its browser.  There are also a few cool widgets that you get to see up close in this video.  It makes it easier to make a decision about a phone when you see it in action.

Update – Since I first wrote this post, Straight Talk surprised me with another Android phone. This one is the ZTE Merit, a modestly priced phone that also runs on the Straight Talk limitless plan (all you can eat web, talk, text) and has a very nice look. For the price, it’s a good deal if you like the phone. It’s pretty early on so there is not as much documentation on this newly released phone. I know quite a bit more about Optimus Black and Galaxy Proclaim, two best sellers. Learn more at Straight Talk’s site.
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The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim (pictured above) streams youtube and netflix like a pro using Verizon’s 3G network (via Straight Talk unlimited plan of course).  This phone is a very nice phone and is a good second choice after the LG Optimus Black Android phone, which is the best phone available right now.  See all of the current phone including the ZTE Merit at the official website,

samsung galaxy proclaim androidAnother image of the Samsung Proclaim.  This phone is now available at the official site with the unlimited prepaid plan from Straight Talk.  Proclaim, like the newly released LG Optimus Zip, runs on the Verizon network in the parts of the country where Straight Talk piggybacks on the big V’s towers.  Learn all there is to know about this phone and all the other current phones at the official site.

A Note about the Unlimited Plan

Straight Talk is well known for its unlimited plan, but you may be wondering just what it’s all about.  How can they afford to give you unlimited data, talk, and text for only $45 per month.  The truth is there is no way for data to be unlimited from any wireless network (it’s just not feasible), so there is some throttling at some point.  We just don’t know exactly where that point is.  Supposedly the Samsung S2 will be released on Straight Talk’s plans (at least it is very clear that it will be available with Net 10, which hints that it may soon be available on Tracfone’s other brand).  There is good reason to hope for this phone since it’s a really nice, fun phone.

Motorola Defy X2 is another newly released Android phone that has been making waves for Straight Talk.  Check for availability of this phone as well as the official site.

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Virgin’s Motorola Triumph Android on Sale, Save $40

Virgin Mobile’s Motorola Triumph, which is one of the best Android prepaid phones out there right now is currently on sale at Amazon.  You can get the phone for $259.99 plus shipping.  This is a savings of about $40 since the phone normally retails at $299.  With this phone, you will need to purchase one of the Virgin Unlimited plans that start at $35 per month for unlimited data and text with 300 minutes of talk time.  If you talk more than that, you will want to get a higher tier plan, which will cost more.  See the Motorola Triumph and several other Virgin Mobile smartphones that are ON SALE at

virgin mobile triumphSee all details of this phone and the unlimited plan at the official website below.

Specs of this phone (from Amazon)

  • 3G-enabled, Android-powered smartphone with 4.1-inch multi-touch display and access to wide range of Google mobile services
  • No monthly contracts with Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk unlimited data, text and voice plan (or by-the-minute PayLo plans)
  • 1 GHz processor; 5-MP camera/camcorder; Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; access to personal and corporate e-mail; GPS navigation and location services
  • Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 72 hours (3 days) of standby time
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD card; quick start guide

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