Page 6 of 19 FirstFirst ... 3456789 ... LastLast
Results 126 to 150 of 458
Like Tree49Likes
  1. #126  
    Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    Inspector Gadget

    Posts
    578 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,058 Global Posts
    ROM
    "Kit-Kat" 4.2.2 Stock

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    First off - thank you for that amazing post! I just have a few questions:

    1. After porting, do I have to cancel the voicemail from the carrier to make sure GV voicemail answers calls or will porting do this for me?

    2. I currently have a GV number and a mobile number, if I port does that mean I lose one of those?

    3. How long does it take for the porting to complete?

    4. If I port from my Sprint (I currently have Sprint intergration) to GV, how does it handle sending calls to my new tmobile phone? Does it work via the app, or do i have to explicitly add that phone's number?
    1. When you port, you are terminating the previous carrier service. There will be no Sprint voicemail to cancel because there will be no Sprint service. By porting, you are leaving Sprint as a carrier.
    2. Once you port your Sprint number to GV, you still need a carrier of some sort in order to have cellular service. Your new T-Mobile service will come with its own phone number. Your old Sprint number will become your new Google Voice number. You will set things up as you would have prior to the Sprint integration (i.e. you'll set up the T-Mobile service as a phone that Google Voice will forward to). You'll have your GV (old Sprint) number, which I presume you'll want people to call as your primary number. You'll have a T-Mobile number, which I presume you'll keep private.
    3. When I ported from Sprint to GV, it took about 8 hours for the number porting to happen (because I started the process at the end of a business week). I was able to make calls with my old Sprint phone until the porting kicked in. Texting took longer (about a day and a half)... though Google tells you that it can take up to three business days for texting service to be available.
    4. Google Voice works the way it always has. There are two types of Google Voice service:


    • The first is called Google Voice Lite. With GV Lite service, you don't have a GV number. You merely use your cellular number to conditionally forward calls to GV so that it can act as a visual voicemail service. (By the way, pre-paid T-Mobile doesn't offer conditional call forwarding, so you will need a full GV account--with an actual GV number, in order to use GV Lite with that service.)
    • With full Google Voice service, you have a dedicated GV number. You add any phones (home, work, cell, etc.) that you want to ring when someone calls your dedicated GV number. (If you've ported your Sprint number to GV, then you'll automatically have a full GV account.) You install the GV app and set it so that all outgoing calls use your GV number. Then you use your phone like normal. Make calls, etc. using the standard dialer, and the GV app will route the call through GV so that your outbound caller ID will be your GV number, and not your carrier-provided T-Mobile number. You're still using your carrier's minutes. GV is not a VoIP service.
    --Inspector Gadget

    Palm OS:Palm V / Palm IIIc / Visor Prism / Visor Phone / Treo 270 / Treo 600 / Treo 650
    Windows Mobile: Treo 700wx / HTC Touch Diamond
    WebOS: Palm Pre
    Android: HTC EVO 4G / HTC EVO 3D / Motorola Xoom / My Daily Drivers: Nexus 7 / Nexus 10 / Nexus 5
    Thanked by:
  2. #127  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by grayson73 View Post
    Net10 only has 3G data, correct? No HSPA+?
    Which wouldn't matter if I was doing ATT, right? I believe ATT is supposed to be better where I am than Tmobile (Chicago).
  3. #128  
    Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    Inspector Gadget

    Posts
    578 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,058 Global Posts
    ROM
    "Kit-Kat" 4.2.2 Stock

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by grayson73 View Post
    Net10 only has 3G data, correct? No HSPA+?
    I don't know. Net10's website is very vague about their data services. It almost feels like the old days of feature phones whose data services were routed through specific infrastructure that only allowed mobile (WAP) web browsing (and wasn't FULL internet access, with all available ports). Much of the language is the same as in those days: "unlimited browsing" versus just saying "unlimited data". Who knows what they mean when they play with language like that?
    --Inspector Gadget

    Palm OS:Palm V / Palm IIIc / Visor Prism / Visor Phone / Treo 270 / Treo 600 / Treo 650
    Windows Mobile: Treo 700wx / HTC Touch Diamond
    WebOS: Palm Pre
    Android: HTC EVO 4G / HTC EVO 3D / Motorola Xoom / My Daily Drivers: Nexus 7 / Nexus 10 / Nexus 5
  4. #129  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    I guess I have some more research to do. I keep going back and forth. Grrr. Haha. At least I have time to plan. Contract is up in January and I don't even have the nexus 4 delivered yet
  5. #130  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Net10 and ST are identical except that in the past year ST has been terminating service for using much more then 100mb in a day. It has only been in the last couple months that they haven't been killing SIM cards, ending phone numbers, and are now throttling data. Net10 and ST even have the same customer support for the most part as the reps do both companies.

    It is still recommended to not purchase 6 months or 12 months of ST service because in the recent past they have been terminating service for daily overage fees.
  6. #131  
    Citizen Coyote's Avatar

    Posts
    880 Posts
    ROM
    KK 4.4.2

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by mobileboost View Post
    Net10 and ST are identical except that in the past year ST has been terminating service for using much more then 100mb in a day.
    And how would you know this, since ST does not spell out any of their data caps or restrictions? Given that numerous users report using multiple GB of data on ST a month with no problems (which likely means at least a couple of days per month they used 100+mb a day), I doubt this daily cap is anywhere near universal. Perhaps it happens, but it's not something set in stone. If you have solid info to share to the contrary, by all means please link it.
  7. #132  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote View Post
    And how would you know this, since ST does not spell out any of their data caps or restrictions? Given that numerous users report using multiple GB of data on ST a month with no problems (which likely means at least a couple of days per month they used 100+mb a day), I doubt this daily cap is anywhere near universal. Perhaps it happens, but it's not something set in stone. If you have solid info to share to the contrary, by all means please link it.
    This has been well known where it's primarily discussed on cell forums such as howard forums I've been a member there for some time and deciding to go Net10 this time around with my new Nexus 4 (whenever it arrives). If you post a technical question in the Net10 forum, you will often be referred to the ST forum as more of the tech savy guys are in that forum to save a few bucks a month.

    the number of people shut off was quite a few. They have been putting the pieces together for months with other user data and usage. The safe daily cap was around 100-130Mb. They are currently now throttling, but their were even people with ST branded phones who were shut off for going over the daily limit. The returns and shutoffs would happen in less then a month and Walmart was having an issue with returns. You won't find many people recommending purchasing the 6 month or 12 month ST plans. It's still <45 dollars a month if you purchase the 3 month cards and use a state that doesn't charge tax at walmart.com


    My personal experience was I was throttled after using 200Mb in a day with Pandora running while doing massages longer then expected during a mobile job. After that, I was excepted into the Republic Wireless beta (which hasn't worked ideally for me, with their single band phone screw up, and some service related issues). Now I have a Nexus 4 hopefully being made as soon as possible by an underpaid worker from somewhere

    Here is another post where the difference is discussed and another member once again brings up the ST disconnect
    Last edited by mobileboost; 11-29-2012 at 04:58 PM.
    Thanked by 2:
  8. #133  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote View Post
    And how would you know this, since ST does not spell out any of their data caps or restrictions? Given that numerous users report using multiple GB of data on ST a month with no problems (which likely means at least a couple of days per month they used 100+mb a day), I doubt this daily cap is anywhere near universal. Perhaps it happens, but it's not something set in stone. If you have solid info to share to the contrary, by all means please link it.
    The problem is that it's NOT universal, it's unpredictable and random. Some get shut down, some don't with the exact same use profile.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
  9. #134  
    Ryuuie's Avatar

    Posts
    415 Posts
    Global Posts
    414 Global Posts

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    Straight Talk will ONLY go after you if you are affecting the network in your area, as Jerry said on page 2. If you're downloading torrents, listening to Pandora, and tethering to your computer, then you damn well should be booted or throttled. If you're just casually browsing the internet, checking e-mail, installing an app, or hell even using Google Maps, you're fine.

    It's not "random" it's "If you are causing others to be slow, then they will stop you". Honestly, considering how entitled people get with their data (using a MOBILE connection to tether to a damn desktop comes to mind), I can understand ST's harshness. Should they disclose this? Probably. Are they wrong in doing it? No.
    Thanked by:
  10. #135  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    I been a cdma vz user my whole smartphone life. All this gsm info makes my head spin.
    The learning curve is a bit steep. Porting numbers, changing apn settings, getting a st sim. Excited to get my n4, and getting away from vz.

    Sent from my Toro ()
    Thanked by:
  11. #136  
    Freak.A.Droid's Avatar

    Posts
    20 Posts
    ROM
    4.2 Stock

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?-nexus-4-4.2.1-11-29-12.png

    As promised - Here's the Speed test results on T-Mobile network in Dublin, OH
  12. #137  
    Citizen Coyote's Avatar

    Posts
    880 Posts
    ROM
    KK 4.4.2

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by davey11 View Post
    I been a cdma vz user my whole smartphone life. All this gsm info makes my head spin.
    The learning curve is a bit steep. Porting numbers, changing apn settings, getting a st sim. Excited to get my n4, and getting away from vz.
    Likewise, except on Sprint. It's been an interesting journey learning how GSM and SIM cards work, and how the other carriers operate. I've come to accept that my coverage is not going to be as good, but I'm ok with that if it means cheaper prices, no contracts, and a phone carriers can't futz with!
    kendallc123 likes this.
  13. #138  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    So ive got 2 plans I have been trying. the $30 tmobile deal and $45 ST with ATT.

    Tmobile is fast and seemed to have pretty good coverage. When out and about no issues. Really satisfied for $30 a month. BUT then after a couple days of great experiences i had to go back to main job site. Its not the best for cell service since its enclosed and built to withstand F4 tornado. I cant get any data service at all. We have VZW and ATT repeaters but no Tmobile. So this totally blows as i cant see any way to get this to work for me.

    So I decided to try the ST using ATT. $45 isnt near as good a deal but its really the only other choice i think. Got everthing set up and starting testing at home. Data speeds are horrendous. I mean like crappy 3G speeds, TMO was 12-15 mbps at home and with ST I am getting 2-4 if i am lucky. I do get full signal at work and speeds around 7-8 mbps. I testing a couple other areas and was getting 5-7 mbps. So for me ST means much slower rates but i do get a signal at all key areas for me.

    So its really hard to say for me. I am used to LTE and great speeds and coverage and both of these routes are lacking in some area. My VZW bill is around $74 a month with the unlimited data still also. So while saving $30-40 a month would be great I am not sure if i can commit to either of these options yet.
    ~Matt
    Nexus 4 & Nook HD+ and lots of other goodies
    www.twitter.com/howarmat
  14. #139  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    My experience so far is that setup was a snap, call quality is clear, and my data speeds suck real hard. I'm coming from Verizon but I was fully prepared for the slower speeds. However no speed test I've run about town has gone above about 1700K. I'm in Madison, WI, so it ain't exactly the sticks. AT&T's coverage here is supposed to be good so I went that route, going to give the T-Mobile 100/unlimited/unlimited plan a shot next month.
  15. #140  
    Ryuuie's Avatar

    Posts
    415 Posts
    Global Posts
    414 Global Posts

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?



    Considering my usual 3G speeds on Sprint, I think 3-5 Mbps is perfect for me.
    dmowry likes this.
  16. #141  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    Just ordered my st att sim. I don't know wtf I am doing as Ive been on vz. I just ordered the sim for now and I'll get the service package once the phone gets here.
    Hope it all goes well with the apn settings an stuff. Going with a new number and just get it forwarded from my vz number for now.
    This first month I will pay vz and st ~ $110 yuk.
    I really like how you can just switch to tmo with just a sim change.
  17. #142  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Straight Talk AT&T Compatible Micro SIM Card the same as the T-Mobile one? Does it matter if it says it's an AT&T or T-Mobile Compatible Micro SIM Card? I want to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network on my Nexus 4. Can anyone give me some pointers? Thanks.
  18. #143  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?

    I am trying this N4 out on Straight Talk, using the AT&T compatible sim. So far I am liking it. I still have my Verizon account, five phones. But if this "test" goes well, I will move my number from my Verizon account, leaving the rest of the family on vzw for now.

    I have been with Verizon since long before they were Verizon. Nearly 20 years... I have been enjoying 4G LTE for a year. I was worried the nexus would be to slow, but I can live with these speeds.

    Speed Test runs at same time...

    HTC Rezound on 4g LTE...
    Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?-uploadfromtaptalk1354371141113.jpg


    Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (att)...
    Anyone using Nexus 4 on Straight Talk?-uploadfromtaptalk1354371206117.jpg



    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
  19. #144  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Garcia View Post
    Straight Talk AT&T Compatible Micro SIM Card the same as the T-Mobile one? Does it matter if it says it's an AT&T or T-Mobile Compatible Micro SIM Card? I want to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network on my Nexus 4. Can anyone give me some pointers? Thanks.
    If you want to use T-Mobile, get the T-Mobile sim for the Nexus 4.
  20. #145  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    I'm with ST T-mobile. In Washington DC, I got 14.88Mbps down and 3.18Mbps up. At home in Potomac, MD, I only get 1.06Mbps down and 1.25Mbps up.
  21. #146  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by grayson73 View Post
    If you want to use T-Mobile, get the T-Mobile sim for the Nexus 4.
    I called Straight Talk and the representative said they don't have T-Mobile Micro SIM Cards. They only have AT&T Micro SIM Cards and standard size T-Mobile SIM Cards. So would that mean I need to buy a standard size T-Mobile SIM from their website and manually cut it to fit my N4 in order to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network?
  22. #147  
    Citizen Coyote's Avatar

    Posts
    880 Posts
    ROM
    KK 4.4.2

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Garcia View Post
    I called Straight Talk and the representative said they don't have T-Mobile Micro SIM Cards. They only have AT&T Micro SIM Cards and standard size T-Mobile SIM Cards. So would that mean I need to buy a standard size T-Mobile SIM from their website and manually cut it to fit my N4 in order to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network?
    Yes. If you want to use ST on T-Mobile's network with the N4, you have to cut down the standard SIM to micro size.
    Thanked by:
    Eric Garcia likes this.
  23. #148  
    Sweet Pikake's Avatar

    Posts
    147 Posts
    ROM
    OEM

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Garcia View Post
    I called Straight Talk and the representative said they don't have T-Mobile Micro SIM Cards. They only have AT&T Micro SIM Cards and standard size T-Mobile SIM Cards. So would that mean I need to buy a standard size T-Mobile SIM from their website and manually cut it to fit my N4 in order to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network?
    Yap, for now that's your only option, I bought a sim cutter off eBay for 6.99 and shove your existing sim in the direction shown on the cutter and punch away. No need emory cloth, clean cut as a whistle.
    Thanked by:
    Eric Garcia likes this.
  24. #149  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Garcia View Post
    I called Straight Talk and the representative said they don't have T-Mobile Micro SIM Cards. They only have AT&T Micro SIM Cards and standard size T-Mobile SIM Cards. So would that mean I need to buy a standard size T-Mobile SIM from their website and manually cut it to fit my N4 in order to use the Straight Talk T-Mobile network?
    I took mine to the local T-mobile store and they cut it for free.
    Thanked by:
    Eric Garcia likes this.
  25. #150  

    Default Re: Anyone using Nexus4 on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Coyote View Post
    Yes. If you want to use ST on T-Mobile's network with the N4, you have to cut down the standard SIM to micro size.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sweet Pikake View Post
    Yap, for now that's your only option, I bought a sim cutter off eBay for 6.99 and shove your existing sim in the direction shown on the cutter and punch away. No need emory cloth, clean cut as a whistle.
    Quote Originally Posted by grayson73 View Post
    I took mine to the local T-mobile store and they cut it for free.
    Thanks for the info!
Page 6 of 19 FirstFirst ... 3456789 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Can you use the Atrix HD on Straight Talk?
    By dreamliner in forum AT&T ATRIX HD
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-29-2014, 06:18 PM
  2. HTC Google Nexus One no data or MMS on Straight talk
    By Cami Talboy in forum Google / HTC Nexus One
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-16-2012, 06:59 PM
  3. which will i get better speed out of on a galaxy nexus on straight talk ICS or Jellybean?
    By jazz mcomas in forum Android 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2012, 05:20 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-07-2012, 02:55 PM
  5. anybody using at&t note or at&t hox on straight talk?
    By silent1643 in forum Other US Carriers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-24-2012, 02:50 PM

Posting Permissions

B