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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to jchambers28

Re: Greed!!!

said by jchambers28:

just get a straight talk sim and a AT&T or Tmobile phone and your set.

T-Mobile service does not exist in my area and at&t offers only EDGE. So what would be the point?


jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
U said straight talk offers a limited amount of phones. I was letting you know about their sim card offering that this in no longer the case. In your area it would be pointless.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by jchambers28:

U said straight talk offers a limited amount of phones. I was letting you know about their sim card offering that this in no longer the case. In your area it would be pointless.

I'm know about their sim card thing. Net10 has a bring your phone thing too for GSM phones. If either offered the same thing for CDMA phones I'd might think about switching to them. No reason why they couldn't offer a program on a CDMA phone that is out of contract.

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
Reviews:
·Charter
said by 88615298:

I'm know about their sim card thing. Net10 has a bring your phone thing too for GSM phones. If either offered the same thing for CDMA phones I'd might think about switching to them. No reason why they couldn't offer a program on a CDMA phone that is out of contract.

But, they do. You just have to go in and activate it on their network if you have an old one laying around...


PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to 88615298
Both TRACFONE and NET10 (and the lifeline partner Safelink Wireless) resell/reuse T-Mobile GSM in this area - and coverage is a definite issue; I have *dead spots* within my own house compared to CDMA (VZW) and W-CDMA (Sprint). It's not a *phone* issue (my current phone is a SAMSUNG *candybar* GSM phone - similar in features to the NOKIA *Shorty* that is still offered by Virgin Mobile USA's prepaid plan); however, it is likely that T-M's non-prepaid/non-reseller phones are *not* GSM-only. I'm hoping to find a T-M phone that someone wants to get rid of (since my Safelink SIM card would indeed fit) so I can do a straight handset switch and compare phones heads-up.


Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT
reply to Chubbysumo
How? I'd love to get my Droid 2 Global (or even a D4) onto StraightTalk and have both GSM and CDMA radios work.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to Chubbysumo
Not always true. Sprint will NOT activate a used post paid phone on their network unless you find someone in sprint that can add the ESN to their data base. Especially if its a VZW phone. It's been discussed before about VM customers NOT being able to use Sprint branded phones on the VM side- as Sprint maintains 2+ data bases.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to Simba7
It won't happen on the Sprint MVNO side.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH
reply to PGHammer
That is hit or miss with Safelink. They have their SIMs locked to the phone it was issued to. I took my Gma's Safeline SIM and put it in another Safelink branded phone and it would NOT work. It said invalid ESN even though the replacement phone worked with its original sim. That was on the T network though.

And you do realize that TracFone, Net10, Straight Talk and Safelink are the same company right?


Cabal
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join:2007-01-21
Reviews:
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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

T-Mobile service does not exist in my area and at&t offers only EDGE.

It sounds like the cell carriers are not your problem.
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If you can't open it, you don't own it.


AnonFTW

@rr.com
reply to Simba7
said by Simba7:

How? I'd love to get my Droid 2 Global (or even a D4) onto StraightTalk and have both GSM and CDMA radios work.

Here you go, for your D4 anyway: »forum.xda-developers.com/showthr···=1619563

Chubbysumo

join:2009-12-01
Superior, WI
Reviews:
·Charter

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reply to Simba7
said by Simba7:

How? I'd love to get my Droid 2 Global (or even a D4) onto StraightTalk and have both GSM and CDMA radios work.

Assuming its a CDMA phone? If you look up on google and the XDA forums, there are a few ways to get CDMA phones to work on straighttalk, but its tricky. Depends on whether its worth your time or not. I am lucky, as I simply dumped a sim into my GSM Iphone, but I have to say, im a little depressed about their T&C. It implicitly states in the "prohibited uses" section, and I quote, "(iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games;". Then, it goes on to contradict itself, with this: "This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses may have his/her service terminated without notice or a refund."

tell me that makes no sense to you as well. First it says you cannot download or stream anything, then it says you can? what the hell have people been disconnected for.

Edit: after doing a little googling, it seems that straighttalk now throttles you instead of cutting you off(on GSM), but they are still shady about the "limit" of the Unlimited* plan.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Cabal
said by Cabal:

said by 88615298:

T-Mobile service does not exist in my area and at&t offers only EDGE.

It sounds like the cell carriers are not your problem.

Yeah right. Because vey shortly Verizon will be offering 4G in my area while the others lag WAY behind.