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Straight Talk Wireless Coverage – How it Operates


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When it comes to cell phone plan services, Straight Talk has got you covered. Their services cut across all major networks in the country including T-Mobile/Sprint 4G LTE, 5G, and AT&T. This is not to suggest in any way that you can switch from network to network. Immediately you activate your phone on one of the networks, you will have to stick to that network throughout the time of your service agreement. In this article, we will take a close look at Straight Talk coverage so you can select the network of your choice.

Straight Talk Maps

The 4G LTE Straight Talk is simply a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which uses T-Mobile towers, Verizon, and AT&T to ensure the provision of cellular service to its loyal customers or subscribers. The networks on Straight Talk have a certain percentage of rating for the major networks available. Below is the rating of the available 4G LTE networks on Straight Talk.

T-Mobile = 62% covered

AT&T = 68% coverage

Verizon = 70% coverage

T-Mobile LTE coverage with Straight Talk

63% is the percentage coverage of T-Mobile 4G LTE in the United States. This more than average percentage coverage puts it behind two of its major competitors, yet this doesn't make it a bad option. From what we know already, ”Un-carrier” has always provided good coverage in the metropolitan areas of the United States, yet It has terrible service in rural areas which can be very annoying. Perhaps, you have made up your mind to join Straight Talk via the T-Mobile network, that's not a problem as long as you check the map to ascertain the level of network coverage in non-metropolitan areas.

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AT&T LTE coverage with Straight Talk

In the United States network coverage game, AT&T's LTE coverage is number two and has excellent network coverage in cosmopolitan areas. The bad news is that people in remote areas may not. get enough network coverage as those in urban areas. The map readily offers the opportunity of knowing if your location is covered before joining the AT&T LTE coverage through Straight Talk.

Verizon Coverage With Straight Talk

From the records of coverage aforementioned, Straight Talk customers who are currently using Verizon 4G LTE network is enjoying access to the best LTE coverage in the United States. Verizon LTE covers a staggering 70% of the United States. In metropolitan areas of the country, Verizon LTE network coverage is very strong and in areas like this, Verizon LTE is leading two of its strongest competitors. This is a clear win situation for Straight Talk.

How to Understand Network Coverage Percentage {%}

Perhaps, you have noticed the level of importance we have been laying the level of coverage or percentage of area covered on the three major cellular networks available on Straight Talk. It is also possible that you are puzzled about seeing the 60-70% network percent coverage listed on T-Mobile network,  Verizon and AT&T.

It is imperative to have in mind that a handful of the United States population resides in lower than 4% of the US landmass. When these network providers say they have the United States covered, they are simply saying that the majority of places people live in the US are covered. So, it is not wrong to conclude that both AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have 4% of the country's landmass completely covered.

Now, the maps and percentage of network coverage were drafted to help you identify the level of network coverage in non-metropolitan areas of the United States. This will help you know how to adjust yourself when traveling to different parts of the country, especially remote areas.

5G Coverage on Straight Talk Map

For people who have 5-G compatible smartphones, your Straight Talk plan can allow you to access T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T's 5G network (note that this depends on which network you have selected and activated). From verified records, T-Mobile is presently the Top Leader on 5G coverage. Notwithstanding, we are yet to experiment with the full potential of the 5G network. What we have at the moment is just a little improvement or upgrade on the 4G LTE.

Below is the Ranking of Main Players on the 5G Network Coverage

Verizon = 11% coverage

AT&T = 16% coverage

T-Mobile = 37% coverage

Your Straight Talk plan can be on any of these networks. But as long as your phone is 5G enabled, it will switch between 4G LTE and 5G depending on which is more stable in your current location.

Straight Talk Plan on Verizon 5G Coverage

On 4G LTE, Verizon kept on leading while other networks followed. But on 5G, Verizon is lagging behind. This is because Verizon focused on the use of millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology for the rollout of the 5G network. After a while, they had to change to the low-band 5G and this helped in increasing its coverage. Yet, its 11% coverage is very poor, yet the good news is that Verizon has a very commendable level of network coverage in metropolitan areas in the United States. And yes, Verizon can boast of a 5G nationwide coverage.

Straight Talk Plan on AT&T 5G Coverage

Fortunately for AT&T, it is the first runner-up of 5G coverage. With an impressive 16 coverage, this network has the major cities covered. The only problem would be rural areas of the country.

T-Mobile 5G Coverage With Straight Talk

With 37% coverage, T-Mobile is leading the list on 5G network coverage, successfully beating its competitors to a standstill. This is really a winning situation for subscribers of the T-Mobile network because they have access to stronger 5G network coverage in both urban and rural areas of the country.

Frequently Asked Questions on Straight Talk Network Coverage

1. What towers does Straight Talk use?

The towers used by Straight Talk are cellular towers from Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T. You can choose and activate any of them on Straight Talk.

2. What network is my Straight Talk service on?

Like we have always emphasized, your Straight Talk plan will be activated only on one of the three networks. So, it is advisable to choose only the network that performs best in your location or residence.

3. Does Straight Talk have 5G?

All the Straight Talk Networks have 5G coverage. All you need is a 5G compatible device to access 5G on your Straight Talk plan.

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