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I want to buy a new Samsung S5 phone and online and activate it with a prepaid service provider such as straight talk. I know If buy so I can activate it with a sim card with straight talk, ill get service from either AT&T or T-Mobil towers and I want to avoid that because I do not get good reception AT&T or T-Mobile in my area. should I buy... Read full answer
I want to buy a new Samsung S5 phone and online and activate it with a prepaid service provider such as straight talk. I know If buy so I can activate it with a sim card with straight talk, ill get service from either AT&T or T-Mobil towers and I want to avoid that because I do not get good reception AT&T or T-Mobile in my area. should I buy the phone so that it is CDMA and not a GSM phone? so that I can activate it with straight talk to be able to get service from Verizon towers? (Verizon has excellent coverage in my area)
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Yes, that will work. Purchase a Samsung Galaxy 5 CDMA phone and you can activate it with Straight Talk's Bring your Own Phone CDMA program.
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