On their website, Straight Talk is offering a limited number of free reconditioned cell phones when you purchase either a $30 or $45 a month phone card. These models are limited to models that only work on the Verizon network. So before you buy a phone or phone card, confirm that you can get Verizon in your area.
The models available are the LG220C, LG290C and the Samsung R451C. Straight Talk also is offering free shipping for all phones.
I also received this information from reader Steve a few days ago:
I work for WalMart, and here is some info for you. Straight Talk phone models ending with the letter “G” are GSM phones that will work on the AT&T network. Phone models ending with the letter “C” are CDMA phones that will work on the Verizon network. If you are not sure which phone will work in your neck of the woods, you can find out at Walmart.com, or at http://www.straighttalk.com/. Shop for the ST phones, and enter the zip code for your area. I use the cheap LG 220C, because AT&T won’t work in my area. Those who do have AT&T (both contract and prepaid) report unreliable service, including dropped calls, even in town where there are many AT&T towers.
The two Nokia smartphones currently being offered by Straight Talk are for the AT&T network only.