Leaving CDMA - Straight Talk or Simple Mobile?
04-19-2013 01:44 PM
- So a quick update. I just activated the ST SIM on my friend's Galaxy Note and I'm very impressed. I'm in a somewhat rural area of NW Ohio right now, and I'm getting better signal than my Galaxy Nexus on VZW and my mom's S3 on Sprint. It's showing me on HSPA+, and the Speedtest.net app is showing me 169ms/6297kbps/1265kbps! (Note: You might have to leave the Proxy field blank in APN settings to get Speedtest and some other sites/apps to work correctly; it was showing me 9kbps down when I had ST's proxy info in that field instead).
I'll be doing some additional traveling over the next few days, so I'll have some great opportunities to test ST while I'm out and about in NW Ohio, Detroit, and Indiana. I'll keep you all updated in case anyone else out here in the midwest is considering dropping VZW or Sprint for the Nexus 4.11-02-2012 10:34 PM
- 11-04-2012 10:48 PM
- Andrew MartonikModerator11-05-2012 01:58 AM
- 11-05-2012 04:59 PM
The Simple Mobile $40 plan is only 250mb of data. The Solavei $49.95 plan includes 4gb of data then throttles down.
Let me know if I can help more.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums11-14-2012 09:17 PM
What you can't do is get onto the $30/5GB plan from another prepaid T-Mobile plan; you can't even get it back if you switch to another prepaid plan from the $30/5GB plan. You can cheat, though, and port the number to another carrier, then bring it back on a "new" account.11-15-2012 02:29 AM
- I left Verizon for Solavei simply cause im going to get the fastest speeds on Solavei cause it uses T-mobile network. So if anyone leaving and want to set up or order their sim for their Nexus 4 this is how you do it... thanks for your support if you decide to join the Solavei team
1. To begin signup of your Nexus 4 use this link.
2. Enter your zip to confirm coverage
3. [Important] Use the following IMEI # to get past the first step: 353022055115650 . This IMEI ensures you get the micro-sim card instead of a full-size sim.
4. Solavei asks if you want to port a phone # or have them choose a phone # for you.
5. Solavei asks for the usual personal information
6. Solavei mentions that it will be shipping you a "sim" but does not go into detail whether it is a micro-sim or not. Don't worry. The IMEI # you used earlier ensures it is a micro-sim.
7. Finish the process and a micro-sim card will be shipped out to you within 2 business days #Googlenexus #Lgnexus4 #solavei
Hope that helps.11-23-2012 12:42 AM
The pyramid scheme thing is quoted often, but a PS by definition has no real product to sell.
Even if you opt out of the whole "recruit your friends" thing entirely, you still have unlimited talk, text, and data with a clear plan for the data speeds staying at 4G HSPA+ (the fastest speeds you can get on the N4 in the US) for the first 4gb... and thats for 50$, which is better then anything else out there I know of.
And thats not even counting how easy it would be to get it knocked down to 30$ a month if you wanted to.
Click my sig, check it out for yourself. The first month is free if you sign up in November. After that it will be first month + a 50$ activation fee.11-23-2012 11:36 AM
- Switched from Sprint to ST (AT&T). So far the wife and I are thrilled with the service. Call quality is better than it was on Sprint. Data speeds are actually better. On Sprint we would only get between 50k-120k on average down/up speeds. Straight talk is either blazing (IMHO) or on-par/better than Sprint. You will see wild fluctuations in speed but so far the lowest download speed was 250-300k down/up, while moments later it will be 5100k/1000-2000 down/up. So keep this in mind.
I spend 85% of the day on WiFi (Work/Home) so it doesn't bother me. Signal strength is much higher than it was on Sprint. Tested GPS the other day heading to work and the GPS lock on the N4 was instant compared to my NS, once the route had loaded it had a lock in 3-4 seconds (Keep in mind we live in a rural area). Porting our numbers from Sprint to ST took minutes on the web. It was about 45 minutes for me, mostly because I had never done it before and was told not to reboot the phone while the port was in progress. After 45 minutes I was kinda impatient and rebooted. Once I did the port was done. So when it came time to activate my wife's it took only about 15 minutes (With reboot).
Now the negatives:
ST customer service sucks. They are very friendly, just expect to be on hold for 20+ minutes just to get to talk to a human. I was kinda stupid and pin locked my SIM but did it the incorrect way and got my SIM PUK locked. Called ST... was on hold for 15 minutes then the system dropped me out. Called back. Hold for 20 minutes, lady told me I needed to call the BYOP number (Which was not listed on the FAQ for PUK locked error). During the transfer got hung up on, called back and another 20 minute wait. But once I spoke to this lady the problem was fixed immediately. So keep these in mind. There is no store to walk into if you are frustrated with phone hold times.
Very happy, would recommend ST if they have coverage in your area and you can live with slight lower speeds. To me the speed is blazing compared to our old Sprint service.
I'm sorry for the book of a post, but I hope this information helps someone.11-23-2012 12:51 PM
- 04-19-2013 11:16 AM
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