We’re pleased to see that the selection of Android phones on budget and pre-paid carriers like Straight Talk is expanding. Their latest offering is the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, set to begin selling within the next few weeks. The $179.99 phone fits squarely into the mid range, and unlike some of Straight Talk’s phones will rely on Verizon’s CDMA network for coverage and data.

The Proclaim comes with a 1Ghz single-core processor, 3.5-inch 480×320 screen (panel technology isn’t mentioned), a 3-megapixel rear camera and, of course, Gingerbread with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. On-board storage isn’t currently known, though the phone will come with a 2GB MicroSD card. The styling of the phone is interesting: in shape and layout it looks remarkably similar to the Nexus S, though the very slight curve of the screen probably has more to do with the bezel than the glass.

Straight Talk’s plans and services are a little confusing, thanks to their TracFone legacy. Most of the phones that they sell, and any of the devices using their unlocked SIM cards, use AT&T’s 3G network. A few of the older phones, and now the Galaxy Proclaim, rely on the Verizon network instead. Plans on Straight Talk are $45 a month for 1000 minutes and texts and a paltry 30MB of data, and $60 a month for unlimited everything.

[via UnwiredView]

  • mookmookie

    “Plans on Straight Talk are $5 a month for 1000 minutes and texts and a paltry 30MB of data, and $60 a month for unlimited everything.”

    Get the facts straight! Straight Talk offers 1000 mins 1000 texts and 30MB of data for $30 per month. They also have a $45 unlimited mins, text and data plan. Finally there last and newest service is an unlimited mins,text and data plan that includes unlimited international long distance.

    •  How wrong the original writer was is almost embarrassing. How was he off by $15?

      • Cheapgeektech

        The 60 dollars is for unlimited international calling…..think most people go with the 45.

  • Mook is correct – you need to get your facts straight.  Straight Talk only offers 2 plans, a $30 All You Need” plan that comes with 1000 minutes, 1000 text messages, and 30MB of data.  The $45 plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data.

    All their smartphones, which include all android phones, will require a $45 plan.

    There’s also the $60 plan which includes unlimited international calling, in addition to unlimited text, talk, and data.

    • Chantellestermann

      How do you get one of these? Nowhere to be found.

      • Jim

        The shipment to Walmarts are starting now and some stores already have them. You can order one at http://www.straightalk.com with free over night shipping right now.

  • Bellababylove88

    its 45 dollars a month for unlimited everything 30 for all u need which is 1000 texts and a 1000 minutes or 60 for unlimited everything plus international callining. i have had straight talk since it came out and i must say i love them.

  • M. Crider: Did you even look at the Straight Talk’s web site before you quoted the plan pricing in your article? The $45.00 per month fee is for “unlimited” talk/text/data (though they technically cap your data at 2 gigs before getting uptight at you). $60.00 per month is for their new International plan. The 1000 minute plan you quote is $30.00 and not available on their smart phones (only dumb phones) and no, most of their phones do not use AT&T… all of their Android phones use SPRINT towers (except the newer Proclaim which as stated uses Verizon). Many but not all of their “Dumb” phones use AT&T. Wow…. everyone’s allowed one mistake in an article but GEEZ, dude.

  • thephlexican

    I have one of these phones and absolutely love it! Just wondering if I will be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)?

  • momof31978

    wrong straight talk is $30 a month for 1000 min, 1000 texts and 30MB data. and unlimited talk, text and data for $45 per month. Unlimited international minutes and text with unlimited data is $60 a month.

  • Guest

    Straight Talk’s Android’s DO NOT use Verizon. They use boost Mobile for Talk & Text and the APN is named Telkila which is NOT Verizon. So they use an unknown carrier for Data. Straight Talk is very weird they have phones that Use At&t, Sprint and Verizon Networks, No Other carrier has the 3 Biggest carriers in the nation under 1 Name like Straight Talk. This guy didn’t do any research at all

    • Sandcandi

      YES THE DO USE VERIZON..Ive got a proclaim and mine definately IS ON THE VERIZON NETWORK. x 🙂

    • Gh

      There are some verizon phones with straight talk phones I have been useing one for over two years now …..

  • b.b

    Can anyone tell me if they have tried the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with The Sqaure card reader and is it compatible?

    • James Shoub

      Yes I use my Square card reader with no problems on my proclaim

  • Marcus

    This is disappointingly uninformative and has incorrect information. I’m not sure how their plans are “confusing” as the plans are spelled out clearly on the website. It’s $45/month for unlimited everything. The debate comes in when people don’t recognize that unlimited doesn’t mean you can tether all of your laptops to it — it ‘unlimited’ data just like all other cell phone plans.