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Old May 3rd, 2012, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Galaxy note on straight talk

I am going to use the note on straight talk but have a few questions for current note users on the network already.....

Do I need to get a unlocked note? If I do which card from straight talk do I get? The unlocked card or the att card


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Old May 4th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Really, nothing?

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Old May 4th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude chill. haha

Look at how many posts are even in the straight talk form. Not many people look at this. The forum was only made a few weeks ago.

On an answering note.(pun intended) Either will work. You can get an ATT note and an ATT card or an unlocked note and an unlocked card. Don't take my word for this, but I've been researching heavily into straight talk and that's what they advertise. Worst comes to worst, you should be able to return your note within 30 days as long as you don't do anything to it.

I'm still using a Triumph on Virgin Mobile, so I really don't have any experience. Just research.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you choose the unlocked card, it will supposedly get you the card with the best coverage in your zip (art or T-Mobile). I would just get the att card since the note was meant for it.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If you choose the unlocked card, it will supposedly get you the card with the best coverage in your zip (art or T-Mobile). I would just get the att card since the note was meant for it.
It might actually get better service through a t-mobile card. As far as I know, straight talk does not use ATT's LTE but does take advantage of HSPA+ that both networks have, however, T-Mobile has a much better HSPA+ network. So, if you got an unlocked note, and T-mobile has good coverage in your area, I would personally go with T-mo over ATT sim.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I suggest to anyone who is thinking about straight Talk to review their coverage map. It's kinda sparse for Android phones.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I suggest to anyone who is thinking about straight Talk to review their coverage map. It's kinda sparse for Android phones.
It's off att and tmobile towers
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Doesn't look like it from the coverage map that's on their website. They may have roaming agreements with att and tmobile but that's it.



Great coverage for iphone and blackberry users though.
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Doesn't look like it from the coverage map that's on their website. They may have roaming agreements with att and tmobile but that's it.



Great coverage for iphone and blackberry users though.
Lol, I'm just going to laugh... Do you not know how signals work? You think android has different signals?
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You should ask someone who works for straight Talk that question. They put that map out, not me.
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I was being sarcastic
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even with the sparse android coverage it covers most of michigan so it would work for me if i ever switched.
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even with the sparse android coverage it covers most of michigan so it would work for me if i ever switched.
That "android map" is for the one crappy android phone they sell as a "straight talk android phone", it doesn't apply to GSM phones you buy a SIM for. And that phone uses sprint's network. Idk don't ask me why.

TracFone's Straight Talk Android phones will use Sprint's network - FierceWireless

But if you get an unlocked GSM phone, it is literally impossible to use sprint's crappy coverage (Yes I am thankful for my virgin mobile phone, but will switch as soon as I have the money) so you actually use att and t-mo's network. Yes. Straight talk has a MVNO service through everyone except verizon.lol
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for people who actually have android phones on straight talk how is your signal quality and your data speeds?

i'd preferably like to know the signal quality and data speeds in the detroit area.
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for people who actually have android phones on straight talk how is your signal quality and your data speeds?

i'd preferably like to know the signal quality and data speeds in the detroit area.
Ok to clear this up, you are viewing the coverage maps for Straighttalk specific phones ONLY. The Straighttalk Sim services uses all of Att and T-Mobile's coverage. If you want clarification from ST, go to straighttalksim.com
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That "android map" is for the one crappy android phone they sell as a "straight talk android phone", it doesn't apply to GSM phones you buy a SIM for. And that phone uses sprint's network. Idk don't ask me why.

TracFone's Straight Talk Android phones will use Sprint's network - FierceWireless

But if you get an unlocked GSM phone, it is literally impossible to use sprint's crappy coverage (Yes I am thankful for my virgin mobile phone, but will switch as soon as I have the money) so you actually use att and t-mo's network. Yes. Straight talk has a MVNO service through everyone except verizon.lol
What you said is correct, except ST does have a MVNO agreement with Verizon. The Samsung R355 or something uses Verizon coverage but you cannot use it with the sim card. It has to be with a phone that ST has. My mom's ST phone works off Verizon.
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What you said is correct, except ST does have a MVNO agreement with Verizon. The Samsung R355 or something uses Verizon coverage but you cannot use it with the sim card. It has to be with a phone that ST has. My mom's ST phone works off Verizon.
Wow. I guess they don't discriminate.haha I'm surprised though, I've never heard of any mvno that uses verizon coverage. I always assumed that was just because verizon wanted to hoard their spectrum to themselves
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Wow. I guess they don't discriminate.haha I'm surprised though, I've never heard of any mvno that uses verizon coverage. I always assumed that was just because verizon wanted to hoard their spectrum to themselves
Well actually Page Plus uses verizon as well. I think that's all that there is.
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Ok to clear this up, you are viewing the coverage maps for Straighttalk specific phones ONLY. The Straighttalk Sim services uses all of Att and T-Mobile's coverage. If you want clarification from ST, go to straighttalksim.com
No matter what map I look at Michigan is fully covered so it doesn't effect me either way. I still want to know the data speeds people are getting (preferably in detroit).
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Default Galaxy note on straight talk (with port of number)

I live in the long island new york area. I bought a straight talk sim and 45 min card. I bought an att carrier locked galaxy note. The sim from straight talk is an att sim. I was coming from virgin Mobile and had to port my existing number.. The process took about 30 min and now I am up and running on att "4g" network... My speeds are 3x faster than what I had, and the phone is ridiculous. I had zero problems and didn't have to speak with anyone.. Simple as 1 2 3
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so what are your speeds exactly? im thinking about buying a note on straight talk myself but i dont want to downgrade from what i have on metropcs as far as 4G speed.
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Thanks Nycokla, you just helped secure my decision.
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This was a quick test 5mb dl isn't bad still 3x faster than virgin Mobile sprint towers
.. I have tested before and received faster dl but like I said this was a quick test.. Not even sure where the towers are... But I was on the bay yesterday and had full "4g" signal.. Virgin Mobile was afraid of water.. I would lose signal within a mile of any water.... Super happy with this phone and service so far
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No matter what map I look at Michigan is fully covered so it doesn't effect me either way. I still want to know the data speeds people are getting (preferably in detroit).
I would like to know the answer to your question too.
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I live in the long island new york area. I bought a straight talk sim and 45 min card. I bought an att carrier locked galaxy note. The sim from straight talk is an att sim. I was coming from virgin Mobile and had to port my existing number.. The process took about 30 min and now I am up and running on att "4g" network... My speeds are 3x faster than what I had, and the phone is ridiculous. I had zero problems and didn't have to speak with anyone.. Simple as 1 2 3
Fast forward to the first week of July 2012 and I did the same thing except I live in Hampton Roads, Virginia. My Galaxy Note is amazing on Straight Talk. I love the built-in data monitoring feature.
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Update! Still have the note and upgraded to att 4g lte card


Haha I just scrolled up and saw my last picture.. Wow that was slow
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