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Straight Talk Adds $60/Month Unlimited International Calling Plan

Straight Talk has launched a $60/month plan includes unlimited domestic voice, messaging and data plus unlimited international calling to most landlines in 32 countries (PDF list of covered countries) and to cell phones in Canada, China, India and Mexico.

Straight Talk provides a web page where you can enter a number and see if it's covered. 

Surprisingly, many countries that have large US expatriate communities including Australia, El Salvador and the Philippines are not covered. 

Unlike some of its competitors, including Virgin Mobile and Red Pocket, Straight Talk does not support international direct dialing (+1 - country code - city code - phone number). Instead you have to dial an 11 digit access code, wait for a prompt and then enter the number your are calling, which is definitely less convenient.

Straight Talk has never supported international text messaging except with its Android phones that run on the Sprint network. There's no mention of messaging on the International Plan page so I suspect that none is included.

Source: PhoneNews.com


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  1. Why don't Straight Talk include the Philippines in the unlimited international calling?? Will they soon? it would be really awesome if they did.. That is the only place i want to call out of the US.

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    1. Only Straight Talk knows for sure but I suspect the Philippines' operators charge roaming partners more than Straight Talk is willing to pay.

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  2. I just got off the phone with straight talk and she told me that the Philippines and Amman Jordan is on the $60 unlimited plan. Call them and find out for sure.

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    1. That is interesting as I entered my sister-in-laws number in the Philippines on the Straight Talk site, and it returned that it is not covered.

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    2. if it a hand (cell) Phones it will not just a land phone. That is what i am thinking

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  3. i hope wethin this year straight talk can have a service to unlimited call to the philppines..

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    1. Me too....I don't understand why they don't cover Philippines. I will call tomorrow.

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    2. get on VIBER through your cell. If the other person has it on their cell you can talk to them unlimited anywhere, texting too, FOR FREE!

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  4. I tried to punch in a German phone number but it prompts that it can not call this number with the $60 unlimited-international plan ! Does anybody know if Germany is by any chance supported by this plan ? I just can't believe that Germany wouldn't be supported ,Thank you!

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    1. Is it a mobile number? Landlines are more likely to work. It costs extra to call a German mobile number.

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  5. Can I call to Ukraine by Unlimited International Calling Plan?

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    1. It doesn't look like it. I just entered 011-38-044-2191919 (the Kiev hotel in Kiev) on Straight Talk's "check supported number page" at www.straighttalk.com/unlimitedinternational and it came back with "Unfortunately, the destination you've entered is not available at this time."

      The results were the same using the +1 format (+1-38-044-2191919)

      But try that page with the number(s) you want to call to be sure.

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  6. What about britian? Anyone know whats a good prepaid phone for international calls to the uk. Thanks again

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    1. Red Pocket, H20 CDMA and Total Call and have the best rates to the UK. See: Save On International Calls With Prepaid for details.

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  7. I BOUGHT THE INTERNATIONAL STRAIGHT TALK SERVICE PLAN AFTER THEY TOLD ME COULD CALL COLOMBIA AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND WHEN I DID CALL THEM RECORDING STATED NOT ON MY CALLING PLAN. GO FIGURE. I CALLED TWICE TO COMPLAIN AND GOT THE REPLY OH YES THEY ARE BOTH ON THE CALLING PLAN BOTH TIMES YET THE RECORDING SAYS THE SAME. WASTED MY MONEY. ITS A SCAM PERIOD

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    1. is morocco included in the 60$ international plan ?

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    2. No idea. Go to Straight Talk's international number checking web page and see.

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    3. I also have interest in the DR. What I have seen is that you can call *landlines* in the DR but *not* cellphones.

      While I am not certain, the only countries I have seen listed as cellphone included are: Mexico, India, China, Canada. (http://www.appbrain.com/app/straight-talk-international/com.halcyon.tracfone.services)

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  8. I purchased the $60 to call the Bahamas & Jamaica and it did't work, so I purchased the "Pay as You Go" plan for $10 and it didn't work either, well not at first. I dialed 1-855 nunber that it prompt me to dial, I dialed the 1 for english, then it says to dial 011 and the phone...............well I dialed 00-1-242-1111-1111# and it went through. I am so happy excited right now.

    If they country that you are calling does not have a country code, please try and dial 00, instead of 011....Good Luck!

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  9. So philippines is included then?

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    1. Not for the numbers I tried. You can test the number you want to call at www.straighttalk.com/unlimitedinternational.

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  10. Ive tried to call the Philippines but no luck. I should be able to buy a calling card and call with straight talk shouldnt i. I know its extra money. Thanks

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  11. Go use Rebtel. It is the best service for international calls with cheapest rate of all out there.

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  12. Why the boostmobile change unlimited plan calls to morocco, now the calls to morocco it's $0,02 per minute

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  13. Hi Yeswap

    It is stated in the Straight Talk website that there's NOT international text messages allowed (under the international plan)

    https://www.straighttalk.com/secure/ServicePlans

    Too bad for me cause this is a deal-breaker. Maybe in the future...

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  14. This a scam fox.No one will give u a straight answer

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  15. I would like to know if this intetnational plan be use for trinidad.

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  16. Do they cover Argentina? Text me at 607-287-7605 if you know please my sister is going for 6m for college

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    1. It's not a good idea to post you mobile number on the web like you just did. You probably want to delete your comment.

      Telcel America lets you text any Argentina number on either the $45 or $60 plan.

      The $60 plan allows you to call some Argentinian landline numbers but not all. You can check to see if specific numbers are supported here: www.straighttalk.com/unlimitedinternational.

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  17. I purposefully bought a straight talk cell phone with the international calling card specifically to contact my significant other in Germany. I spent over 100 dollars on this shit stain, attempted to call my boyfriend, only to be told by some recording that the call could not be supported. I'm assuming this is because he is on an E plus mobile, but I would have liked to have been told this. I'm very fucking pissed off, Straight talk is a straight up scam.

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  18. Can it call Jamaica?

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  19. I just started with straight talk in Jan 1, 2013 and enjoying it with my iphone3gs. I have enrolled with just ordering their sim card and using my old phone. I tried to text someone in the Philippines and the message was sent. I do have the $60 international program. Only the $45 dollar a month unlimited everything. I am not also enrolled in their auto pay. My question is straight talk going to charged me for those text that I sent? Because there is nothing on my bill right now. Please advise.

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    1. I don't think they will charge you. Straight Talk's terms of service prohibit sending international SMS and warn that your service can be terminated if you attempt it.

      However, I haven't heard of anyone actually getting terminated for international texting. I doubt that they will do anything over a single text but I recommend not sending any more.

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  20. el salvador, not included;(

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  21. Can i call to south Sudan with straighttalkinternational unlimited

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  22. For the heck I dialed +1 - country code - city code - phone number to Jamaica and it went through, maybe that was a oooops. I am sure straight Talk will be calling me soon!

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    1. As of May 31 2013, does Jamaica still work?

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  23. It says you can call Australia. It's not true. Can't call Australia or text there at all. Money wasted. Ugh

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    1. Where does it say you can call Australia? Not on the Straight Talk site and not in this post. In fact the post specifically says you can NOT call Australia using Straight Talk.

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  24. Is Argentina Included??

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    1. Yes, at least some landline numbers in Argentina are included. Check to see if the numbers you want to call are on this web page.

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  25. How can you have Belgaria and not have Romania. You guys really know how to suck the money in without actual service connection.

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  26. I am writing this to assist other who may have similar problems resolving technical problems when calling international destinations. A month ago I purchased the international calling plan with Straight Talk to be able to call my family in Colombia. After two weeks, suddenly the calls wouldn't go through when calling via the international access line (410-635-5555). I began calling straight talk customer service. It was necessary to wait on hold each time between 30-90 minutes. I was extremely frustrated, but refused to give up. After a month of calling almost daily, it was finally fixed. To help others, here is what I learned:
    In order to fix technical issues beyond your phone, you have to call with a different phone (otherwise you will have to call again...and be on hold again). Ask to speak with the "office of management". This is located in Miami at the corporate office. You will wait on hold likely for over an hour, but if you call in the morning it may go faster. Explain that you are able to connect with other services. Also that with the access number that you can't connect to other phone numbers in that area (otherwise they will tell you they don't resolve problems with connections to individual numbers). Be prepared to give them examples. They will have you test call them while you are on the phone. Be persistent and keep track of your ticket number. Don't give up. It took me a month, but hopefully this will help you to fix it sooner.
    Here is all their contact info:

    Straight Talk Wireless USA Corporate Office Headquarters HQ Address:
    9700 NW 112th Avenue
    Miami, FL 33178
    Straight Talk customer service number: 1-877-430-2355

    Other contact numbers I found:
    1-305-640-2000
    1-877-430-2355
    1-800-876-5753
    Email Address: [email protected]
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Straight Talk Twitter page: http://twitter.com/StraightTalkME
    Straight Talk Facebook page & discussion board: http://www.facebook.com/StraightTalkWireless

    They are owned by TracFone. Here are some other numbers:

    TracFone customer service number: 1-800-876-5733
    TracFone after-hours customer service number: 1-800-867-7183

    Hopefully this is helpful.

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  27. can i send text with a straight talk phone from jamacia to the us? if not does anyone know which pre paid will? thanks

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    1. Straight Talk phones won't work in Jamaica.
      T-Mobile prepaid and Truphone will:
      T-Mobile is $2.39/minute. Texts are 50¢ to send and 10¢ to receive
      Truphone calling is $1.71/minute to call, $1.13 to receive. Texts are 51¢ to send, free to receive.

      You will need a phone that supports 900 and 1800 Mhz

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    2. The Truphone rates do not include tax; add about 15% more for that.

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  28. If I only call one number in Mexico do I get more mins then only 400 mins it say I can call up to 15 different number?

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    1. 400 total minutes to Mexican mobiles regardless if you call one number or 15.

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  29. If I go over 400mins can I pay for more mins or do have pay other 60 ?

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    1. There's currently no way to get additional international calling minutes. Stright Talk plans to introduce a $10 Global card to overage.

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  30. tried to call a mobile number in the England on stright talk int $60 plan it does not work the mobile phones which are 11 didgets are not covered???? who has a landline these days???? police? goverment?? not the public------------we are mobile???i was trying to reach myfriend he only as a mobile i kept getting some other dude,by now he wants to throw me against the kitchen wall!!!!!!!!! i called st op who answered in not so clear english-------guess she was in indina or near got no head way------the unlimited int plan is unreal so check before you buy OR YOU WILL BE GOING UP THE KITCHEN WALL!!!!!

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  31. can i call to india newdelhi with international plan?(is in clubed ?)

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    1. All of India is supposed to be included, you can check the numbers you want to call on this web page.

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  32. can you call Ghana or Nigeria on the international plan?

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    1. No, Ghana and Nigeria are not covered by this plan.

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  33. I DON'T SEE MANY COUNTRIES THAT ARE COVERED ON INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR STRAIGHT TALK. I THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING IT TO CALL MY KIDS IN THE PHILIPPINES, NOW EVERYONE IS SAYING IT DOES NOT WORK, WOULDN'T IT BE BETTER IF THEY JUST POSTED THE 1 OR 2 COUNTRIES IT WORKS IN. WHAT A RIP OFF

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  34. can I call Nigeria with the straight talk $60

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    1. No, Nigeria is not one of the supported countries.

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  35. Can we text international mumbers????

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  36. According to Straight Talk only the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent (M828C) and LG Optimus Q (L55C) which both use the Sprint network are able to send international texts.

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  37. Straight Talk international is false advertising, it is not unlimited, if you read the fine print you can only call up to 15 numbers in a 30 day period.

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  38. HUGE IMPORTANT QUESTION: My Husband is in the Army & Has to leave for Germany... He has a straight talk iPhone 5... Will he be able to call the United States FROM Germany on his ST Phone ?!?!? Thanks :-)

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  39. I'm trying to call my sister in Philippines but the operator said its not covered. What a waste of money. Its my first time to get this prepaid card. I don't have any idea if it work to call a mobile phone and I tried to contact tonight, I felt upset. I hope they will include Philippines.

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    1. I hope you include Philippines...

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