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Smartphonematters is the source for helping consumers with smartphones and prepaid wireless plans. We help readers make informed decisions with picking and choosing the right prepaid wireless plan for their needs. Smartphonematters provides hands on reviews of prepaid wireless services

Transferring My Straight Talk Wireless Service to a Verizon IPhone 5


A reader, Michelle, asks, My husband is giving me his old phone which is a Verizon iPhone 5. I have Straight Talk. What would you suggest I do to transfer the iPhone over to my straight talk account? Hi Michelle,

Using a Verizon iPhone 6 Plus with Straight Talk’s ATT Wireless Network


A reader, Kyle, asks.. I have an iPhone 6 plus on Verizon. I got the straight talk sim kit, and it has the sim for att T-Mobile but not Verizon. I am canceling Verizon’s service tomorrow. Will the att sim

Google Launches New Project Fi Wireless Service


Google is now accepting invite requests for it’s new Project Fi service. I want to state up front the this new service is currently by invitation and you’ll need a Google Nexus 6 phone to use it. I am not

Using SpeedTest to Measure Your Internet Speed


In this video, I discuss how to use the Speedtest app to measure the performance of your smartphones cellular data or internet connection. These measurements are useful for a number of different reasons. Some examples. 1. Check to see if

I Updated to iOS 8.3 and Had No Problems with Straight Talk Wireless


I updated to iOS 8.3 last week and Straight Talk Wireless is working fine. As usual, I tested voice, data, and MMS picture messaging before and after I updated. I ran SpeedTest before and after as well and didn’t see

Using a BLU Studio 5.5 Smartphone with Net10 Wireless


A reader, LeAnn, asks… I was wondering if there is anything I can do I have a studio blu model C746440225T and I bought a $30 30 day plan and it says it isn’t compatible with my phone is there

Using an Unlocked iPhone 6 from the Apple Store with Straight Talk Wireless’ Verizon Network


A reader, Martin writes, I just bought an unlocked iphone 6 directly from Apple. According to the Straight Talk website, it showed up as working under the BYOP/other carriers option. Up until getting the phone and manually entering the IMEI

Using a Sprint iPhone 5 on Straight Talk Wireless’ Verizon Network


A reader, Logan, writes I have a previously owned iPhone 5 that was on the sprint network and had sprint hardware. I’ve been dealing with sprint, and Apple representatives trying to get my phone on for over a week now.