Reader hope asked a question this morning about playing games on any Straight Talk phone and while I was looking for an answer, I stumbled on what I believe is a great deal. Straight Talk is offering Free reconditioned phones with the purchase of either their $30 or $45 plan. These phones are not just the normal cheap ones that are being offered by other cell phone companies. Straight Talk is also including their r355c, which I own, that normally retails for about $100 new.

So is a reconditioned cell phone a deal or nor no deal? I have purchased reconditioned products in the past and I highly recommend these products for one simple reason. Usually these products are returned by a user who either dislikes the device or can not get the product to work properly. In the case of cell phones, it is usually that the user has spotty or no service available where they live. Originally Straight Talk used only Verizon enabled devices, which do not work in every location in the U.S., no matter what the cell phone companies would have us believe.

Straight Talk has expanded their services to include both AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

Here are some of the models on sale for use on the Verizon network:

Samsung R335C + All You Need Plan includes a free Bluetooth headset

LG220C Reconditioned + All You Need Plan free phone

LG290C Reconditioned + All You Need Plan free phone

Samsung R355C Rec. + All You Need Plan free phone

Samsung R451C Recon. + All You Need Plan free phone

There is also one model on sale for use with the AT&T or T-Mobile network:

LG 620G Reconditioned + All You Need Plan free phone

I would recommend that if you are looking into the Straight Talk pre-paid plans, I would definitely consider buying one of these reconditioned phones. You can’t beat the price. Free!

Comments welcome.

Straight Talk web site – free phone offer