A second leaked video for Straight Talk's unannounced Samsung Galaxy Precedent Android phone appeared on You Tube today.
There's a lot of speculation on Howard Forums about which network this phone is on.The main theories are:
- AT&T - because all Straight Talk's previous smartphones are on AT&T
- Sprint CDMA - because the phone in the video looks very much like Sprint's Boost Mobile Samsung Galaxy Prevail
- Verizon - because the phone the phone looks like the Boost Prevail which is a CDMA phone and Straight Talk currently offers CDMA phones on Verizon while AT&T uses GSM.
As for Sprint, either it, or T-Mobile which no one seems to be thinking about, are also possibilities as both are hungry and could undercut AT&T's wholesale pricing deal with Straight Talk. But there are logistical hurdles to overcome with Sprint, including getting integrating with a new network and new billing system as well as dealing with yet another coverage footprint which means restricting phone availability to Sprint areas and showing users yet another coverage map.
I consider Verizon the least likely as their wholesale pricing for the TracFone companies appears to cbe the highest. In addition, Verizon has have never given an MVNO a good deal on whol)esale data and Straight Talk's "unlimited" data (capped at either 2 GB or 5 GB depending on who you ask) makes low cost data cost a must for any potential ST partner.
Incidentally, this phone using AT&T would probably be best for users. That's because Straight Talk's agreement with AT&T is for the AT&T postpaid footprint, which includes partner roaming. Straight Talk CDMA phones are don't roam and are limited to Verizon's native network which covers fewer areas than AT&T with roaming.
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