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Re: Want to dump Verizon
Short answer: no, you can't use your Droid Pro on Straight Talk. There are two reasons for this. One reason is that the carriers use different network technologies and your Droid Pro isn't compatible. The 2nd reason is there is a new law that makes it illegal to unlock your phone without your carrier's (Verizon) permission.
If you are thinking about switching to a no contact plan, there are many options, and there are caveats that you should first consider about Straight Talk. First, like Verizon, a Straight Talk smartphone can only be used on Straight Talk. If you buy one, you will be stuck with them.
Second, Straight Talk doesn't have it's own physical network. They are what's called a "virtual network" because they use another carriers infrastructure. Straight Talk uses the AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
Because ST uses AT&T and T-Mobiles networks, they can be stingy about data. "Unlimited" data with ST is actually not unlimited. With the $45/mo plan, you actually have 2GB of data. After that, you can be throttled down to a lower speed or capped altogether so you get no more data that cycle.
So it really comes down to your personal habits. How much data do you need on your smartphone? Are you ok with being capped at 2GB? There are other options for no contract plans as well.
*edit* I based my answer assuming that you were in a metro area and would have other choices, however if you live in a rural/suburban area, that may not be so.
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