Straight Talk Coverage Map

Stetson Doggett
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Stetson Doggett
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Updated:
June 4, 2024

Does Straight Talk have good coverage?

Use the interactive maps below to check Straight Talk coverage in your area.

You can also download the free Coverage Map app for iPhone and Android to compare cellular coverage between carriers.

Map Key:
Great coverage
Good coverage
Poor coverage
Great coverage = stream 4K videos, video call, use your phone to its fullest potential
Good coverage = stream 480p videos, browse social media, stream music, use the web
Poor coverage = make phone calls, send a text
*The Estimated Coverage Map is created with coverage data from the FCC

Straight Talk Cell Phone Plans

Straight Talk Bronze Unlimited
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
35
/mo
+tax
tax included
10GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Straight Talk Silver Unlimited
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
45
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed, then None
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Straight Talk Gold Unlimited
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
55
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed, then data stops
Deprioritized
15GB hotspot
video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Straight Talk Unlimited International
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
60
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed, then Unknown
Deprioritized
5GB hotspot
video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Straight Talk Platinum Unlimited
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
65
/mo
+tax
tax included
20GB
high-speed, then 64Kbps
Deprioritized
20GB hotspot
4K video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible Base
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
Deprioritized
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
US Mobile Unlimited Starter
T-Mobile or Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
25
/mo
+tax
tax included
35GB
high-speed, then 1Mbps
35GB priority
10GB hotspot
720p HD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts
Visible+
Verizon coverage
1 Line
$
45
/mo
+tax
tax included
Unlimited
high-speed
50GB Premium
5Mbps hotspot
480p SD video streaming
Unlimited minutes
Unlimited texts

Straight Talk Coverage Quick Stats

  • Carrier: Straight Talk
  • Network: Verizon
  • Total coverage: 67.4%
  • Total square miles covered: 2,246,127
  • 5G coverage: 14.5%
  • 5G square miles covered: 484,321

The above statistics come from our analysis of the FCC signal strength data for the United States.

Straight Talk Coverage

Straight Talk is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that is owned by Verizon.

An MVNO is basically any cell phone carrier that does not own or operate its own cellular network.

Instead, MVNOs ride on existing cellular networks to offer service. In Straight Talk's case, because it is owned by Verizon, it uses the Verizon's 4G LTE and 5G networks to provide coverage. By using Verizon’s existing networks and operating mostly online only, Straight Talk is able to offer low-cost cell phone plans without compromising on the quality of their service. 

Straight Talk covers 98% of Americans thanks to Verizon's robust 4G LTE network, which covers 67.4% of the country.

Additionally, Straight Talk also includes full access to Verizon's 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks.

Verizon 5G Nationwide covers 230 million people and 14.5% of the country.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband has a much narrower coverage footprint, but it still reaches over 222 million people.

Speeds on Straight Talk will be fast and reliable. Crowdsourced data from our Speed Test Map show that Straight Talk customers get median 5G download speeds of 187.5 Mbps and median upload speeds of 16.8 Mbps.

Check Straight Talk coverage and speeds in your area using the interactive coverage maps at the top of this page.

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What Network Does Straight Talk Use?

Straight Talk uses the Verizon network to provide coverage.

Because Straight Talk relies on Verizon for coverage, its coverage is the same as that of Verizon.

Straight Talk 5G Coverage

Straight Talk 5G coverage map

Straight Talk offers nationwide 5G service on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks.

Verizon 5G Nationwide currently covers about 230 million people, or roughly 69% of the U.S. population.

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband is much faster, but it has a bit less coverage. Verizon says 5G Ultra Wideband covers about 222 million people as of August 14th, 2023, which is about 60% of the U.S. population.

Verizon's 5G network covers a total area of 14.5% of the U.S.

Straight Talk LTE Coverage

Straight Talk LTE coverage map

Nationwide 4G LTE coverage is available on Straight Talk thanks to Verizon’s extensive 4G LTE network, which covers 98% of Americans.

Straight Talk Coverage by State

You will get reception on Straight Talk across 67.4% of the United States.

But how good is the coverage in each individual state?

Here is a detailed breakdown on how good Straight Talk's coverage is in each state. You will see the total percentage of each state the Straight Talk network covers, as well as a breakdown of great, good, and poor coverage:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 117,368 87.7% 30.6% 31.8% 25.4%
Alaska 31,097 3.4% 0.7% 1.0% 1.7%
Arizona 172,067 59.9% 16.1% 18.6% 25.3%
Arkansas 113,836 82.6% 28.5% 27.4% 26.8%
California 264,743 68.4% 30.7% 21.6% 16.1%
Colorado 156,469 58.1% 14.1% 19.7% 24.2%
Connecticut 12,566 97.5% 50.5% 34.5% 12.5%
Delaware 5,197 98.9% 69.0% 23.5% 6.4%
District of Columbia 177 100.0% 94.7% 5.3% 0.0%
Florida 130,161 93.9% 51.0% 29.0% 13.9%
Georgia 146,871 96.3% 34.8% 38.5% 22.9%
Hawaii 12,346 74.2% 27.3% 22.5% 24.3%
Idaho 101,613 47.1% 14.3% 18.0% 14.8%
Illinois 143,276 98.2% 49.3% 35.3% 13.7%
Indiana 92,696 98.9% 50.1% 31.5% 17.3%
Iowa 135,278 92.8% 43.8% 33.9% 15.2%
Kansas 206,796 97.0% 34.3% 32.9% 29.9%
Kentucky 77,835 74.4% 26.6% 22.3% 25.5%
Louisiana 103,069 85.3% 33.6% 30.7% 21.1%
Maine 42,089 70.2% 20.3% 27.1% 22.9%
Maryland 25,909 92.7% 54.3% 27.8% 10.5%
Massachusetts 20,049 95.3% 50.2% 31.1% 14.0%
Michigan 117,868 78.2% 30.0% 23.5% 24.8%
Minnesota 185,395 88.0% 41.8% 29.6% 16.7%
Mississippi 96,140 77.9% 19.5% 26.9% 31.5%
Missouri 159,462 88.3% 31.0% 29.1% 28.1%
Montana 205,630 54.0% 14.7% 19.7% 19.7%
Nebraska 173,893 86.8% 23.5% 27.3% 36.1%
Nevada 130,669 45.6% 17.1% 17.2% 11.4%
New Hampshire 19,583 83.3% 26.3% 34.2% 22.8%
New Jersey 19,423 98.8% 69.5% 21.0% 8.3%
New Mexico 212,315 68.0% 20.5% 24.4% 23.1%
New York 106,256 84.3% 36.0% 27.2% 21.1%
North Carolina 114,493 88.5% 36.1% 32.1% 20.2%
North Dakota 172,603 94.3% 38.9% 35.7% 19.8%
Ohio 101,577 95.1% 64.5% 21.6% 9.0%
Oklahoma 101,227 56.0% 30.2% 16.4% 9.4%
Oregon 156,785 63.5% 20.0% 21.6% 21.9%
Pennsylvania 105,104 89.6% 45.8% 27.1% 16.7%
Rhode Island 2,807 98.8% 52.4% 31.0% 15.4%
South Carolina 76,583 95.2% 36.9% 34.6% 23.7%
South Dakota 174,949 87.4% 26.5% 29.2% 31.7%
Tennessee 92,281 84.7% 31.1% 27.2% 26.4%
Texas 574,514 83.8% 36.0% 28.5% 19.3%
Utah 105,874 48.4% 14.4% 16.8% 17.3%
Vermont 18,843 75.7% 25.0% 27.5% 23.2%
Virginia 93,514 89.1% 33.4% 29.8% 25.9%
Washington 109,495 66.1% 22.4% 22.0% 21.7%
West Virginia 33,668 53.7% 16.2% 19.3% 18.1%
Wisconsin 113,247 77.9% 28.1% 24.7% 25.2%
Wyoming 131,739 52.1% 10.4% 17.9% 23.9%

Straight Talk 5G Coverage by State

Here is a breakdown of Straight Talk's 5G coverage in each state:

Sate Area Covered (sq km) Total Percent Covered Great Coverage Good Coverage Poor Coverage
Alabama 41,887 31.3% 6.4% 9.5% 15.4%
Alaska 0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Arizona 46,914 16.3% 5.6% 4.4% 6.4%
Arkansas 20,990 15.2% 3.7% 5.3% 6.2%
California 120,723 31.2% 11.2% 10.0% 9.9%
Colorado 15,532 5.8% 2.5% 2.2% 1.1%
Connecticut 4,299 33.4% 13.2% 13.2% 6.9%
Delaware 3,673 69.9% 21.2% 22.7% 26.1%
District of Columbia 175 99.2% 70.6% 22.7% 5.9%
Florida 73,197 52.8% 16.8% 15.8% 20.2%
Georgia 36,783 24.1% 5.4% 7.0% 11.7%
Hawaii 2,657 16.0% 4.3% 5.8% 5.9%
Idaho 9,187 4.3% 2.0% 1.9% 0.3%
Illinois 29,723 20.4% 10.7% 6.5% 3.2%
Indiana 21,856 23.3% 12.5% 8.5% 2.3%
Iowa 32,581 22.4% 6.2% 7.1% 9.1%
Kansas 13,401 6.3% 2.8% 2.6% 0.9%
Kentucky 10,280 9.8% 4.5% 3.5% 1.9%
Louisiana 25,080 20.8% 6.1% 7.1% 7.6%
Maine 1,580 2.6% 0.4% 0.7% 1.5%
Maryland 17,354 62.1% 16.1% 19.3% 26.7%
Massachusetts 7,252 34.5% 13.8% 13.1% 7.5%
Michigan 30,819 20.5% 8.1% 6.7% 5.6%
Minnesota 34,331 16.3% 6.3% 6.3% 3.7%
Mississippi 11,675 9.5% 1.4% 2.5% 5.5%
Missouri 11,690 6.5% 2.8% 2.5% 1.1%
Montana 11,995 3.2% 1.5% 1.2% 0.5%
Nebraska 9,407 4.7% 2.2% 1.4% 1.1%
Nevada 13,819 4.8% 2.4% 1.5% 0.9%
New Hampshire 2,197 9.3% 1.7% 2.8% 4.9%
New Jersey 13,646 69.4% 29.1% 21.9% 18.4%
New Mexico 13,618 4.4% 1.6% 1.8% 0.9%
New York 40,871 32.4% 10.0% 11.3% 11.1%
North Carolina 55,456 42.8% 9.6% 12.0% 21.3%
North Dakota 25,396 13.9% 5.8% 5.8% 2.3%
Ohio 49,301 46.1% 16.9% 16.4% 12.8%
Oklahoma 44,729 24.8% 8.0% 8.0% 8.7%
Oregon 11,056 4.5% 2.1% 1.6% 0.7%
Pennsylvania 44,743 38.1% 13.9% 12.6% 11.6%
Rhode Island 1,168 41.1% 18.8% 15.7% 6.6%
South Carolina 34,909 43.4% 10.0% 12.1% 21.3%
South Dakota 7,510 3.8% 1.7% 1.5% 0.5%
Tennessee 36,351 33.4% 8.3% 8.9% 16.2%
Texas 130,111 19.0% 6.9% 6.1% 6.0%
Utah 13,467 6.2% 3.2% 2.3% 0.7%
Vermont 3,887 15.6% 1.9% 4.5% 9.2%
Virginia 24,639 23.5% 5.2% 6.9% 11.4%
Washington 18,532 11.2% 3.6% 3.3% 4.3%
West Virginia 1,822 2.9% 1.0% 0.8% 1.1%
Wisconsin 19,104 13.2% 5.0% 4.3% 3.8%
Wyoming 3,009 1.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.2%

Straight Talk Data Speeds by State

Data speeds are an important factor for how good your experience is using a cellular network.

How fast are Straight Talk's data speeds?

We compiled our crowd-sourced speed test data to find out. Straight Talk's median download speeds ranged from 11.1 Mbps in Alaska and up to 135.3 Mbps in Washington, DC. Median upload speeds ranged from 6.6 Mbps in Mississippi to 24.6 Mbps in Rhode Island. And median ping performance on Straight Talk ranged from 26 ms to 128 ms.

State Straight Talk Median Download Speeds Straight Talk Median Upload Speeds Straight Talk Median Latency
Alabama 47.4 Mbps 7.6 Mbps 53 ms
Alaska 11.1 Mbps 8.4 Mbps 81 ms
Arizona 77.9 Mbps 12.2 Mbps 40 ms
Arkansas 41.6 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 46 ms
California 63.0 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 40 ms
Colorado 58.1 Mbps 11.1 Mbps 39 ms
Connecticut 82.2 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 43 ms
Delaware 59.1 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 36 ms
District of Columbia 135.3 Mbps 16.3 Mbps 29 ms
Florida 96.6 Mbps 12.9 Mbps 37 ms
Georgia 70.9 Mbps 9.6 Mbps 33 ms
Hawaii 31.8 Mbps 14.1 Mbps 128 ms
Idaho 26.1 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 63 ms
Illinois 103.0 Mbps 14.1 Mbps 31 ms
Indiana 100.9 Mbps 13.5 Mbps 33 ms
Iowa 42.6 Mbps 12.6 Mbps 44 ms
Kansas 53.8 Mbps 11.8 Mbps 49 ms
Kentucky 87.9 Mbps 11.9 Mbps 54 ms
Louisiana 38.3 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 58 ms
Maine 25.0 Mbps 8.3 Mbps 61 ms
Maryland 40.8 Mbps 9.2 Mbps 38 ms
Massachusetts 80.8 Mbps 12.5 Mbps 40 ms
Michigan 71.1 Mbps 9.1 Mbps 40 ms
Minnesota 84.0 Mbps 10.0 Mbps 43 ms
Mississippi 21.5 Mbps 6.6 Mbps 76 ms
Missouri 45.7 Mbps 9.9 Mbps 48 ms
Montana 37.7 Mbps 11.7 Mbps 76 ms
Nebraska 125.2 Mbps 24.1 Mbps 26 ms
Nevada 116.9 Mbps 17.6 Mbps 30 ms
New Hampshire 24.6 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 52 ms
New Jersey 63.7 Mbps 9.7 Mbps 37 ms
New Mexico 38.7 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 74 ms
New York 85.3 Mbps 13.0 Mbps 40 ms
North Carolina 61.8 Mbps 11.0 Mbps 43 ms
North Dakota 94.8 Mbps 14.0 Mbps 46 ms
Ohio 59.0 Mbps 12.7 Mbps 41 ms
Oklahoma 37.2 Mbps 10.2 Mbps 39 ms
Oregon 37.3 Mbps 7.5 Mbps 40 ms
Pennsylvania 78.2 Mbps 10.8 Mbps 37 ms
Rhode Island 114.1 Mbps 24.6 Mbps 36 ms
South Carolina 64.6 Mbps 11.3 Mbps 41 ms
South Dakota 51.6 Mbps 10.3 Mbps 49 ms
Tennessee 58.0 Mbps 10.3 Mbps 44 ms
Texas 62.4 Mbps 9.5 Mbps 35 ms
Utah 47.3 Mbps 11.6 Mbps 55 ms
Vermont 20.0 Mbps 7.8 Mbps 55 ms
Virginia 32.6 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 40 ms
Washington 59.5 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 34 ms
West Virginia 47.1 Mbps 12.9 Mbps 94 ms
Wisconsin 63.7 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 40 ms
Wyoming 13.9 Mbps 9.3 Mbps 79 ms

Straight Talk vs. Verizon Coverage

Straight Talk uses Verizon towers for service, so coverage is the same between the two carriers.

Straight Talk vs. AT&T Coverage

Straight Talk has a bit less coverage than AT&T.

Straight Talk covers 67.4% of the U.S. and AT&T covers an impressive 78.1% of the U.S.

Straight Talk also has substantially less 5G coverage than AT&T does.

AT&T currently has the largest 5G network in the country, spanning an impressive 43.3% of the land area.

Straight Talk, meanwhile, only offers 5G service across 14.5% of the country. That is still enough to cover over 230 million people, or about 69% of Americans. You won't find Straight Talk's 5G network in as many rural locations though:

Data speeds are similar between the two carriers. 

Our crowd-sourced speed test map shows that Straight Talk gets median speeds of 61.23 Mbps down and 11.65 Mbps up.

Meanwhile, AT&T’s median download speed was 61.2 Mbps and its median upload speed was 11.3 Mbps. 

Both Straight Talk and AT&T offer similar coverage and data speeds to one another, and likely both carriers will be great options in many areas.

You can check AT&T coverage and data speeds in your area using our AT&T coverage map and see how it compares to Straight Talk.

Straight Talk vs. T-Mobile Coverage

Straight Talk has better coverage than T-Mobile.

Straight Talk covers 67.4% of the U.S. while T-Mobile covers just 46.6%.

That said, T-Mobile has 2.4 times the 5G coverage that Straight Talk does. 

T-Mobile covers an impressive 36.0% of the U.S. with 5G, while Straight Talk has only 14.5% 5G coverage.

T-Mobile also has faster speeds than Straight Talk.

T-Mobile has median download speeds of 152.3 Mbps and median upload speeds of 17.3 Mbps, according to our crowd-sourced speed test data.

Straight Talk’s median speeds are 61.2 Mbps down and 11.7 Mbps up.

Both carriers will likely provide adequate coverage in major cities, and T-Mobile will likely deliver faster speeds.

However, Straight Talk’s larger coverage footprint will likely come in handy outside of major cities and could be a better option in more rural parts of the country.

Use our T-Mobile coverage map to see how T-Mobile's coverage and data speeds look in your area.

Straight Talk Coverage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Straight Talk coverage good?

Straight Talk uses Verizon for coverage, and Verizon has one of the largest network footprints in America. For most people, yes, Straight Talk’s coverage will be good.

Does Straight Talk offer 5G?

Straight Talk offers 5G on Verizon’s 5G Nationwide and 5G Ultra Wideband networks.

Does Straight Talk have coverage in Canada?

No, Straight Talk does not have coverage in Canada.

Does Straight Talk have coverage in Mexico?

No, Straight Talk does not have coverage in Mexico.

Does Straight Talk have international coverage?

No, Straight Talk does not have international coverage.

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