[citation][nom]hoofhearted[/nom]I am on straighttalk as well. What I don't get is how straighttalk can undercut these guys and yet, straighttalk is sitting on AT&T and Verizon's network. How come Verizon and AT&T let Straighttalk do this? Not that I am complaining, just curious as to why.[/citation]
Because StraitTalk is only piggy-backing off their network. You are second priority to ANY Verizon customer. I had a feature phone with StraitTalk 2 years ago, and while it's wasn't horrible, text messages were hit and miss. 50% of the time text messages wouldn't be sent/received right away. It could range from 2 minutes to 5-10 minutes. That was very annoying.
Was on ATT prepaid for a little over a year (zero issues), then switched a few months ago to paying almost $100 for my plan, but I couldn't be happier.