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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently with Verizon using an iPhone 4S with 450 minutes, 1,000 texts and unlimited data for ~$72 per month with the discount that I get through the company I work for. The issue that I am now encountering is that I am going over my 450 minutes per month but I am not really wanting to spend the additional amount that it would cost monthly to upgrade to the 900 minute plan. I love Verizon's coverage, but I am not willing to spend much more on my monthly cell phone bill than I do now.

I am considering switching to a pre-paid carrier but I still want to be able to use a high end smartphone. I know that this is possible with an AT&T Go Phone plan from reading online, but I am curious as to whether there are other pre-paid carriers that might be an option. Has anyone been using a Galaxy Note with a pre-paid carrier? If so, which carrier and what steps did you have to take to get it working?

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Old May 12th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello!
I am currently with Verizon using an iPhone 4S with 450 minutes, 1,000 texts and unlimited data for ~$72 per month with the discount that I get through the company I work for. The issue that I am now encountering is that I am going over my 450 minutes per month but I am not really wanting to spend the additional amount that it would cost monthly to upgrade to the 900 minute plan. I love Verizon's coverage, but I am not willing to spend much more on my monthly cell phone bill than I do now.

I am considering switching to a pre-paid carrier but I still want to be able to use a high end smartphone. I know that this is possible with an AT&T Go Phone plan from reading online, but I am curious as to whether there are other pre-paid carriers that might be an option. Has anyone been using a Galaxy Note with a pre-paid carrier? If so, which carrier and what steps did you have to take to get it working?

I appreciate everyone's help.

I'm using my Galaxy Note on Straight Talk, it's only $45 a month and includes unlimited talk, text, and data. The benefit is you're still on AT&T's network, so the coverage, and data speeds are the same.

You can buy a SIM card for $15 from www.straighttalksim.com
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I'm using my Galaxy Note on Straight Talk, it's only $45 a month and includes unlimited talk, text, and data. The benefit is you're still on AT&T's network, so the coverage, and data speeds are the same.

You can buy a SIM card for $15 from Welcome | Straight Talk
Ty for the info. Did you order the AT&T sim or the Smart Talk sim?
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Ty for the info. Did you order the AT&T sim or the Smart Talk sim?
I answered my own question. It goes to an AT&T compatible sim on the Straight Talk web site whether you choose that you have an unlocked phone or an AT&T phone.

I am gonna give this a shot
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Is unlimited data truly unlimited? If they aren't then what are the limits before they get pissed and send letters. Do they throttle?
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It's all over the map, but the consensus appears to be roughly 80-100MB per day. Anything over 100MB per day for several consecutive days will either get you a nastygram or booted outright (stories vary).

Your best bet is to install 3G Watchdog and set the warning triggers so you know when you're straying into the danger zone.
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I'm using my Galaxy Note on Straight Talk, it's only $45 a month and includes unlimited talk, text, and data. The benefit is you're still on AT&T's network, so the coverage, and data speeds are the same.

You can buy a SIM card for $15 from Welcome | Straight Talk
Are you using the international note, or the at&t branded note?
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Are you using the international note, or the at&t branded note?
International Note (GT-N7000)
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I got my N7000 and Straight Talk SIM yesterday. So far so good.
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Waiting for mine to arrive today!
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When you're ordering the SIM what do you put?? AT&T Compatible Phone or Unlock Phone(I'm getting the Unlocked International version of the Note)
After that is it a mini or regular SIM..
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When you're ordering the SIM what do you put?? AT&T Compatible Phone or Unlock Phone(I'm getting the Unlocked International version of the Note)
After that is it a mini or regular SIM..
It doesn't matter if you pick Unlocked or AT&T because it puts an AT&T compatible SIM in your cart either way which is what you want. The Note uses a full sized SIM or regular SIM.
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I'm also on verizon with the Galaxy Nexus which was to be a "PURE GOOGLE" experience with fast updates and everything else. Let me just say verizon found a way to F*#& up our fast updates via google and is looking to possibly terminate the unlimited data plan for those who have it. This pre-paid option may be my next step because I love the galaxy note!!!
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I'm also on verizon with the Galaxy Nexus which was to be a "PURE GOOGLE" experience with fast updates and everything else. Let me just say verizon found a way to F*#& up our fast updates via google and is looking to possibly terminate the unlimited data plan for those who have it. This pre-paid option may be my next step because I love the galaxy note!!!

I just cancelled my Verizon and I am now with Straight Talk. I am happy since ditching them. I have been waiting for ICS on my Maxx. My bill has been F'ed up 2x with Verizon. Never again.
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