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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nycokla, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello.. I just wanted to start a thread to get some ideas and perspective on the triumph...

    I have noticed that people are leaving virgin Mobile and the triumph.. Where are they going? What service? What phone?

    I do love my Triumph but with iffey battery and a so so screen quality my eyes are looking elsewhere...

    My question is this... Is there a prepaid network that supports unlocked phones? What is the purpose of an unlocked phone?

    I want to find a good quality phone on a prepaid network.. I like my screen size..
    What phones are people getting? What network? Unlocked phones work on certain networks?

    Thanks guys, I love my Triumph but the dated technology has to change

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     



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  2. jman2k7live

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  3. garrmack

    garrmack Member

    also Welcome To Straight Talk

    they support unlocked phones as well as tmobile an att phones

    I'm probably gonna switch once I can buy the Galaxy Nexus for less than $400
     
  4. marcusi23

    marcusi23 Well-Known Member

    Alot of people are going to straight talk because you can get basically put any phone from tmobile and at&t, and use it on a 45 dollar/month plan.
     
  5. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok so what phones are unlocked? What are the best unlocked phones being used?

    Anyone on a unlocked phone using a prepaid network?

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     
  6. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am currently looking into an unlocked gsm phone that is compatible with att and tmobile (because I hear those are compatible with straight talk)... Anyone using straight talk?
    From what I hear you buy a sim card from straight talk and a plan then activate your unlocked phone with the sim they send you

    Any confirmation?

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     
  7. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ultimately, I would like a Samsung note unlocked gsm phone on straight talk....

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     
  8. ziddey

    ziddey Well-Known Member

    dying to goto tmo's $30 plan. 100min 5gb 4g?? supposedly some good phones coming out in the next few weeks. need to make a decision
     
  9. kaosryda

    kaosryda Newbie

    Got a free iphone 4. Porting that as I speak to straight talk, just ordered a micro sim.

    I'm leaving to the dark side. >_<
     
  10. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Keep me posted on how it works....

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     
  11. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    Any GSM phone can be unlocked so there is not really a best one. Since depending on what you like you can get it unlocked. And I personally went to T-mo with the HTC Mytouch 4G Slide.
     
  12. Nycokla

    Nycokla Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    How does the whole process work going to tmobile? Is it similar to straight talk where you buy a unlocked sim?

    Sent from my Triumph using Tapatalk
     
  13. marcusi23

    marcusi23 Well-Known Member

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  14. marc12868

    marc12868 Android Expert

    Well with T-mo you just buy a sim and can use it in any phone if it is a T-mo carrier locked phone or an unlocked phone. The only thing is, if a phone doesn't have the 1700/ 2100 bands it can't use 4g. And from what I understand if you flash a T-mo radio onto the Samsung Galaxy Note you can use T-mo 4g since the radio chip in it supports T-mo's frequencies just it's locked down hence the reason you need to flash a T-mo radio image.

    And as far as plans go, you can buy a prepaid sim from their website then activate it online and choose a $30 plan that has unlimited everything, but talk (there are 100mins) and it has 5gb of 4g after that it is throttled down to 2g, then a $50 for unlimited everything I think 200mb of 4g though, $60 unlimited everything 2.5gb of 4g, and a $70 unlimited everything 5gb of 4g. You can also pay $15 a month for tethering capabilities.
     
  15. ajbuck68

    ajbuck68 Well-Known Member

    1. Does straight talk have HSPA?
    2. Does straight talk use T-mobile's or AT&T's network?
     
  16. marcusi23

    marcusi23 Well-Known Member

    Yes i believe i've read straight talk has HSPA+
    and i believe it runs on tmobile at&t and verizon networks
     
  17. kaosryda

    kaosryda Newbie

    if you have a tmo phone, it runs off their towers, at&t the same thing.

    You don't need an unlocked phone which makes it nice.
     
  18. kaosryda

    kaosryda Newbie

    3.4 mb down
    .8 mb up

    So much smoother than virgin it's unbelievable.
     
  19. kaosryda

    kaosryda Newbie

    And this is with 3G on an iPhone 4
     
  20. Mobstergunz

    Mobstergunz Android Expert


    My speeds aren't that bad (prl is 60686) I think 3g is a bit faster on the Stock based Roms rather then CM7...... and MIUI speeds are horrible :O
     
  21. tgenius

    tgenius Member

    Been running on Straight Talk for about 2 weeks now on an iPhone4.. speeds are EXCELLENT compared to VM. Call quality and signal are also wins over the Trumph.

    You don't need an unlocked phone.. if you have a locked AT&T or Tmo phone you just order the SIM that corresponds. my iphone is AT&T locked (though I have the unlock in process) and you just pop it in and your basically golden once you update the APN (There's a website for iPhones to do this, don't even have to be jailbroken) MMS even works with a few tweaks even not jailbroken.

    NOTE: Supposedly 2GB data limit.. Straight Talk is rebadged Tracfone.. and THEY DO NOT PLAY.. you go over on your data, you get a txt or call, you keep going, your gone, and you lost your number too.. but I'm on Wifi all the time so for me its a win.
     
  22. Seanette

    Seanette Android Expert

    Finding out that Straight Talk is Tracfone just put them on the "absolutely never" list. I briefly had Tracfone, and it was a nightmare. Six calls in three days, with "techs" lying to me, contradicting each other, etc., just to get working voice mail (at a point in my life when I was job-hunting while temping and NEEDED to have voice mail).
     
  23. shiv81

    shiv81 Well-Known Member

    May I know how you got MMS working without a jailbreak? If you have a link to a tutorial, it would be great. I would love to get it working.
     
  24. tgenius

    tgenius Member

    Don't have link handy but google Straight Talk Howard Forums and its either on first or second page.. says Iphone 4 MMS without jailbreak. I even posted on the thread :D

    if you can't find let me know will look tonight.
     
  25. kaosryda

    kaosryda Newbie

    Funny thing is. I didn't need to do it. MMS worked for me right out the gate. I read it too, but thought, why don't I try to send something first, and what do you know. MMS pictures sent and recieved from a verizon iphone perfectly.
     

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