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Discussion in 'Straight Talk' started by Wfs0801, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Wfs0801

    Wfs0801 Newbie
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    I'm thinking about buying an unlocked HTC One and putting it on Straight Talk. I know nothing about smartphones (Only had the 1 I currently use), and I've always been with Verizon. That plus I'm very un-tech savvy, means I know basically nothing about all this unlocked, AT&T/T-Mobile sim, etc. stuff that I've read when I searched online about getting the HTC One on Straight Talk.

    Now that you know I have no knowledge whatsoever, I'd like to know what is the process, and what do I need to do to get the HTC One on Straight Talk? What is the difference between the ATT&T and T-Mobile sim? Which is better and which should I go with. I know these may seem like dumb questions, but as I stated I have no knowledge (We all have to start from somewhere), and as this will be a pretty big purchase to buy the phone outright, I don't want to have any mess ups. Also, I live in the Eastern United States (Maryland). Does anyone know if I will get decent coverage in this area? The main reason I want to get Straight Talk is so I can get data cheaper and stream music more often from Pandora, so if you know that I can't get good signal I won't even bother.

    I look forward to reading your responses and chatting to learn more about this topic. Thank you in advanced for your patience in helping me with this.

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  2. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    ok few things eastern maryland appears to be well covered by tmobile. And that is important because straight talk no longer sells att sim cards so tmobile is the only choice for it.

    Now to fine tune your coverage you would want to check your exact location, plus any you go to often. I like Coverage Maps | Sensorly because they map actual users and the speeds they get, Now on sensorly they have 3g, which includes HSPA which is the more common network and then 4g is the lte network, it the new faster service and its still slightly limited in scope.

    at this time straight talk does not actually use the 4G LTE network so you will be using HSPA which is fast anyway so dont worry on that yet.

    Now on to the phone since you will be using t mobile sim you will want the t mobile htc one, you want that for 2 reasons.
    1 then you dont need to worry about unlocking the use on a different network.
    And 2 t mobile uses 1700/2100 frequencies for hspa and att does not and so the att phone will not pickup 1700/2100.

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