Compare Straight Talk Unlimited with Virgin Mobile on Prepaid Plans
The introduction of Straight Talk's Samsung Galaxy Precedent and LG Optimus Q has made Straight Talk a viable alternative to the expensive Android data plans on the contract carriers. But how does it compare to the Virgin Mobile prepaid plans? Prepaidrevs.com investigates...
|Android Coverage Area|
|Regular Coverage Area|
Android Coverage Area
One thing to note is that both Virgin and Straight Talk Android plans are using Sprint's network. This makes both plans identical as far as coverage is concerned when using an Android phone.
Feature Phone (non-Android) Coverage Area
Straight Talk has the superior coverage area on non Android phones. Straight Talk offers the best coverage area of any Unlimited Prepaid carrier. Coverage is available on both GSM and CDMA calling areas on all the major carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. GSM Smartphones are available in the form of the Nokia E5 and Nokia E71.
Virgin Mobile has the advantage here. You can get a Virgin Unlimited data plan for as little as $35 even when choosing an Android phone. Keep in mind however, that you only get 300 calling minutes.
Advantage Straight Talk. Unlimited calling/text/data costs you $45 with Straight Talk. Compare that to the $55 unlimited with Virgin. Both unlimited calling plans provide you with Unlimited Data as well.
We call this one even. Straight Talk has a wide selection of phones. From simple to Android. Virgin has what is probably the "better" phones but does not have as wide of a selection. Straight Talk has recently added 2 Android phones so Straight Talk is catching up.
Both prepaid providers have their place. Virgin is perfect for those looking for an inexpensive data plan. Both providers have offer the same Android coverage. While Straight Talk offers the most expansive calling coverage.