No pandora on straight talk?


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  1. gale65

    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just discovered this and of course did not even notice anything about it when I ordered my phone and sim. Is this true? No video or audio streaming at all? No youtube?? :confused: Has anyone been able to use either of these on a straight talk phone?
     

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    lennydude Well-Known Member

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    Have no interest in being rude........... but you must read the TOS to see what your getting in to. (Terms of Service)
     
  3. gale65

    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes I realize that. That's why I said I must have missed that part. I figured, for some reason, something like that would be a topic that had been discussed here but I didn't see anything here last night. I did see some discussion about it at other forums. I'll stick with ST unless/until they close my account and then I'll go to AT&T. Not unlimited but it'll work for me. I just wondered if anyone else did stream music/videos at all and I saw on other forums that some do, but just not too much.
     
  4. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member

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    They're VERY shady about it. They expect you to read the terms when it should say it out of the box. That's how they screw people.

    That's why I switched to a better carrier.
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    Imagine that.
     
  6. xTye

    xTye Well-Known Member

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    Not everyone takes the time to read the long pages. It's something they should mention out of the box. They don't because then when they shut people off, they force the people to either move on or buy new service.
     
  7. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    It's true that not everyone reads terms of services before agreeing to them, I believe the majority of people fall into this category. Deliberately being misleading or at all vague about the terms of service, only to cut people off for violating those terms, seems counter productive if they're looking to benefit from word of mouth. Wherever the terms of service are stated, if people are surprised by them after the fact, it results in unhappy customers and PR, and ultimately is not good for business.
     
  8. Bren S.

    Bren S. Well-Known Member

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    The terms and services also come with every SIM card.

    You can stream Pandora, you tube etc if you primarily use WiFi to do so . Which most people would do anyways.

    They just don't want a ton of data used in short periods of time.
    I've heard a good general guideline is stick to 100mb or less a day and you'll have no issue.
     
  9. Bren S.

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    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's how much I used last MONTH on VM. :p But I didn't do much streaming or watching because the connection keeps petering out on me.
     
  11. neutrontech

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    Eh, I realize it's against the TOS, but I stream a lot on my straight talk phone. And Pandora works just fine.
     
  12. Bren S.

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    No one is questioning whether or not it works....and people are free to do as they please, but Straight Talk CAN and has bricked phones for TOS....excessive data use via streaming being the #1 reason cited. If that happens your phone becomes a paperweight as far as ST is concerned...so you'd be buying a new phone if you ever wanted ST again.
     
  13. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

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    I am using straight talk on my s3 and so far I have downloaded movies, teatherd to my ps3 and laptops, streamed music and videos and still haven't been cut off but the day they do I still have my att line I am not using at the moment with my s3
     
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    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Actually I was wondering, when I posted, if it worked. And bricked? Really?? Straight talk has the ability to long-distance brick my phone?
     
  15. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    A carrier can't remotely brick your phone. But if they terminate your service your SIM will be useless. Your phone will be fine.
     
  16. djedgarftw

    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

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    Unless it is cdma
     
  17. UncleMike

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    They can blacklist it - preventing it from being activated again, at least on the same carrier. Bricking a phone, to me, is something that possibly happens during the rooting/flashing process, making it unbootable - something completely unrelated to phone service, or whether a carrier will/won't activate a phone. I've never heard the term used in the context of trying to activate a phone.
     
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    djedgarftw Well-Known Member

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    Well yea that's bricking but I'm talking about blacklisting I'm with you on the whole brick thing
     
  19. Bren S.

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    Actually it is not only your SIM it is your phone itself.
    So in other words in order to use ST again after a TOS you would need to buy a new phone.
    And yes bricking is generally a term having to do with messing up rooting rendering the phone a paperweight basically....which after a TOS a paperweight is basically all it would be to ST as it won't be activated again.
     
  20. UncleMike

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    I'm new to both Straight Talk and GSM, but I've only recently heard of GSM carriers doing anything to block the use of a specific phone, and only in the context of preventing the use of stolen phones. Is this blacklisting of the phone itself for violating the TOS something that's actually happened to someone, or is it just theoretical?
     
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    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    But just because you can't use a phone with ST doesn't mean it's bricked. I'm not sure what "after a TOS" means but how can ST know you're using the same phone? I don't remember them asking for any information from my phone.
     
  22. Bren S.

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    You seriously think ST doesn't have specific phone info for your phone?

    And I clarified what I meant by brick in my previous post.
     
  23. gale65

    gale65 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I understand but it wouldn't necessarily be a paperweight. Maybe it couldn't be used with straight talk again but honestly, if ST cut me off, I wouldn't want to use them again anyway. And the phone could still be used with another carrier.
     
  24. Bren S.

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    OK.
     
  25. Kpowers

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    If you have the android zte merit you can watch youtube on it as well as listen to pandora
     

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