In an earlier Straight Talk coverage map post, I mentioned how the actual coverage area seemed more extensive that what was shown on their official map. Well, the good folks at ST have now posted a new coverage map on the Straight Talk website that much more accurately reflects true coverage area.
Straight Talk has been running offers on the website where you can get a FREE reconditioned phone with the purchase of an airtime card. Yes, I said FREE, and I even said it all caps just so you would see it. Here, let me even make it bold and red for you: FREE!!
Seriously, if you are at all interested in trying out the Straight Talk service, and I assume you are since you're at this site, then click on the banner below for more details. The refurbished phones work great, and the savings can be over $100 depending on which phone you buy. Awesome, awesome deal.
Now, as I was saying, the coverage map updates are good. ST has been in test mode with TracFone and Verizon for the past several months, but it looks like they are ramping it up just in time for the Christmas shopping season.
There can be little doubt now that Straight Talk has passed the test and is going to be a long-term part of the TracFone family. This gives me better warm-fuzzy feeling about buying one of their phones, since I can be reasonably sure that the service isn't going to be pulled any time soon.
As of the fall/winter of 2010, Straight Talk has also been offering some phones on AT&T, so definitely check the coverage maps.