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Re: Galaxy S2 CDMA on Straight Talk. Possible?
Originally Posted by oceanpoet79
Good morning ladies and gents. I just got started here. My girlfriend is paying $110/month for her U.S. Cellular bill. That's a rounded number with taxes/fees and all.
I use Straight Talk but have a different phone (AT&T).
So, I would love to slice her phone bill in 1/2. I went to the Straight Talk website to grab her a SIM and was saddened by this message when selecting a CDMA Sim:
This program is not available with CDMA (i.e. Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS), TracFone, SafeLink, NET10, Straight Talk or BlackBerry phones.
I'm just now begining my research into whether it's still an option to move her phone onto Straight Talk. I figured I'd start here first.
Is Straight Talk is not an option; do you know of another pre-paid with unlimited everything for $45/month? Anything close?
Any good leads/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Unfortunately, their bring your own device program only officially supports GSM phones (phones that can run on AT&T or T-Mobile). CDMA is different because it is proprietary hardware/software that the individual carrier owns the right to keep private or lease. There is an unofficial way that starts to get into the legal gray area, and we are unfortunately not allowed to give you advice on how to do this because of that. Even if you find this method, a lot might depend on what radio frequencies your phone supports and if it is compatible with Verizon or Sprint.
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