Summary: The phone arrived in the original packaging and I was able to transfer my old straight talk number online without any difficulty. Service in my area is excellent and the $45 monthly fee meets my needs.
Summary: After two Androids that basically failed after a year, I thought I'd finally jump on the Apple bandwagon. It's so much faster than any phone I've had before. I've had Straight Talk for a while now and have used Verizon towers on my Androids and was never able to send pictures via text until now (a picture would take an hour if it ever sent). My apps don't freeze or snag, my calls don't drop and navigation doesn't stop randomly.
Summary: This $299 iPhone 4s with straight talk is the the the best value I have found. With 3 gig of data and unlimited talk and text it's half the price of the contract plans. And, really hassle free. You buy the phone and when you activate it on Straight Talk's website set it up to automatically update and forget about it.