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    Angry Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    Okay, be patient with me, because I'm not a techie or anything. I just like a phone that looks good, is comfortable to hold and operate, is 4G capable, and has good battery life. That's simple enough. Here's my great quandary and heartache:

    I currently have an HTC Inspire, an AT&T phone, which I was using on the Straight Talk network. Well, I moved from the city to the country (pretty much), and the only carrier or towers that work out here on the Straight Talk netword is Verizon. Great. I always thought Verizon was a money-sucking vampire, but it's my only option now. So, I decided to get a Droid Bionic to use on Verizon's no-contract plan, a real upgrade from my Inspire which I loved, but then a Verizon representative told me that I can't get on their no-contract plan unless I have had a contract with them for at least six months. Vampires! So, it looks like my only choice now is to buy one of Straight Talk's Verizon phones which are either downgrades from my Inspire or cost about a half an arm and a half a leg. I'm not a millionaire yet, people! I don't want to trade my wallet and bank account for a Straight Talk Verizon phone. What I want to know is if there is a way around this! Can I go ahead and buy a Droid Bionic and still use it on the Straight Talk or Verizon network without commiting six months to a Verizon contract or buying a cheap Verizon? Is there a way around this-- like flashing a Bionic or whatever? Someone please help. I don't want to downgrade phones, and I don't want to sign a contract with Verizon and trade my soul just for costly service. Can I still get a phone I want and still be on Verizon or Straight Talk-Verizon? All help is appreciated!

    Anthem
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    Default Re: Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    Wish I could help, but I have no idea.
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    Default Re: Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    Well, thanks for being honest. I'm going to see if Page Plus works where I live. Anything but Verizon contract or a crappy Verizon android phone for Straight Talk.
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    I am using a droid bionic on Family Mobile right now (walmart's t-mobile plan). Before this I used the same phone with AT&T GoPhone sim card for voice with wifi only for internet (used droidwall to limit net to wifi).

    I don't know much about Straight Talk, but I can tell you the steps I used to get my phone working with non-verizon sim cards if you are still interested. Signal strength is the only issue I am still working on, but from what I read online that may just be a few build.prop settings from being fixed (hopefully... I haven't gotten more than 2 bars of signal on non-verizon sim cards).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthemSong View Post
    Can I still get a phone I want and still be on Verizon or Straight Talk-Verizon? All help is appreciated!

    Anthem
    Short answer? Yes you can. But it's going to take a bit of work.

    Scored the Bionic Trifecta (JellyBean, Root & GSM) + ST kicker - xda-developers
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    I have been reading these posts and as I am very new to this, I do not see that anyone has given the steps to make a droid bionic cdma verizon phone work with straight talk...am I just missing it? Did you do it after reading these posts? Much of the terminology is like a foreign language and I obviously missed that class.
    thanks
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    How do u do it? I am totally confused. Everyone is saying the Bionic is a CDMA phone but it has a sim card. Wouldn't that make it a GSM phone?
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    once you follow the guides it will work in any gsm network with all functionality.
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    Can you tell me? Because tha id is what I need ? How did you do it?
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    I wouldlike to know how also. I have a phone I'm trying to do the same thing for my brother.

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    AT&T HTC One X
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    Default Re: Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    This Phone is fairly simple to ROOT, and I'm no techie.
    Once rooted install SafeStrap
    Install CM10.2 ROM
    This ROM uses JB 4.3.1
    You can then choose almost any network mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthemSong View Post
    Okay, be patient with me, because I'm not a techie or anything. I just like a phone that looks good, is comfortable to hold and operate, is 4G capable, and has good battery life. That's simple enough. Here's my great quandary and heartache:

    I currently have an HTC Inspire, an AT&T phone, which I was using on the Straight Talk network. Well, I moved from the city to the country (pretty much), and the only carrier or towers that work out here on the Straight Talk netword is Verizon. Great. I always thought Verizon was a money-sucking vampire, but it's my only option now. So, I decided to get a Droid Bionic to use on Verizon's no-contract plan, a real upgrade from my Inspire which I loved, but then a Verizon representative told me that I can't get on their no-contract plan unless I have had a contract with them for at least six months. Vampires! So, it looks like my only choice now is to buy one of Straight Talk's Verizon phones which are either downgrades from my Inspire or cost about a half an arm and a half a leg. I'm not a millionaire yet, people! I don't want to trade my wallet and bank account for a Straight Talk Verizon phone. What I want to know is if there is a way around this! Can I go ahead and buy a Droid Bionic and still use it on the Straight Talk or Verizon network without commiting six months to a Verizon contract or buying a cheap Verizon? Is there a way around this-- like flashing a Bionic or whatever? Someone please help. I don't want to downgrade phones, and I don't want to sign a contract with Verizon and trade my soul just for costly service. Can I still get a phone I want and still be on Verizon or Straight Talk-Verizon? All help is appreciated!

    Anthem
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    Default Re: Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    It's funny because I just went online about the same phone the Droid Bionic to see rather I not straight talk provides it. It turns out you can get the phone under them but there's a certain app you need to install on your phone only thing you have to do is Google the information about straight talk and the Droid Bionic
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    Default Re: Droid Bionic for Straight Talk-Verizon???

    i have a verison bionic i want to put on straight talk.. ive folllowed every lead and tried every method but with how old the phone is i struggle hard to find any kind of success. whenever i try to switch to wcdma prerfered in the *#*#INFO#*#* menu it tells me "the process com.android.phone has quit" any kind of help would be greatly appreciated

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