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    Default Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    So I went to Walmart. I got a $45 unlimited ST card.

    There were no micro sims........

    After an annoying time prior to that in T-Mobile (salesman up selling and telling me incorrect info, about there being no $30 100min, 5gb 4g package) I eventually got hold of a $10 micro sim.

    But now from reading up, it would seem I can't use this on ST. I was sure I read about picking one up in the store...?

    Can someone clear this up please? Can I use this? I was going to get the online activation kit, but read of someone saying they didn't get their code to activate it - hence me going into the shop.

    Soon we wilI have 2 n4 s. Wife and me. I was gonna try out t mobile, she was gonna use at & t ST.

    I'm quite peeved with the in store shenanigans of t mobile.....I am tempted to just go with ST at t

    But for now, I'd appreciate some clarification



    Cheers


    Lee


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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwabbit View Post
    So I went to Walmart. I got a $45 unlimited ST card.

    There were no micro sims........

    After an annoying time prior to that in T-Mobile (salesman up selling and telling me incorrect info, about there being no $30 100min, 5gb 4g package) I eventually got hold of a $10 micro sim.

    But now from reading up, it would seem I can't use this on ST. I was sure I read about picking one up in the store...?

    Can someone clear this up please? Can I use this? I was going to get the online activation kit, but read of someone saying they didn't get their code to activate it - hence me going into the shop.

    Soon we wilI have 2 n4 s. Wife and me. I was gonna try out t mobile, she was gonna use at & t ST.

    I'm quite peeved with the in store shenanigans of t mobile.....I am tempted to just go with ST at t

    But for now, I'd appreciate some clarification



    Cheers


    Lee


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    I ordered my ST Micro Sim (ATT or could choose TMO) with a $45.00 card and activation kit in a bundle from Walmart.com. I placed the order on Thursday and it is to arrive on Monday. If you are using ST you need their sim card but you have to choose ATT or TMO. My card for the phone time was sent to me via email with the security numbers, just the Micro Sim arrives via FedEx
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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    ST doesn't have any ATT sims available on their website (at least in my area) so I had to buy one off eBay. A little bit more expensive than directly from ST (I think I ended up paying $25) but worth the time I saved waiting for the card to go back in stock at ST. T-mo micros were available when I checked yesterday, though.
    As mentioned by the previous poster, a sim directly from ATT or T-mo will not work with ST, you have to buy an ST sim that is compatible with one of the networks.

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    You have to use ST talk sim cards with their service, you cannot use an ATT or Tmobile sim card with ST Talk. Easiest thing to do for you is to ask for someone to cut the sim card for you or buy a cutter from Amazon, that's what I did.
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    I'm on the direct tmo $30 plan and love the service (coming from Verizon), but having had nothing but problems (daily throttling) from ST AT&T for my wifes N4, I would recommend you try Solavei for your tmo testing. Their plan is just like ST's but I never hear anything but good stuff from their users. I ended up putting my wife on the $60 tmo plan (after leaving ST) and will probably migrate her to the Solavei as well. It's only my personal experience, but ST is exactly what you should expect from walmart...cheap sh1t.
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    I began to be throttled after a week of having service with ST ATT, it was ridiculous, I decided to stay with tmobile and I can't complain.
    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    I'm on the direct tmo $30 plan and love the service (coming from Verizon), but having had nothing but problems (daily throttling) from ST AT&T for my wifes N4, I would recommend you try Solavei for your tmo testing. Their plan is just like ST's but I never hear anything but good stuff from their users. I ended up putting my wife on the $60 tmo plan (after leaving ST) and will probably migrate her to the Solavei as well. It's only my personal experience, but ST is exactly what you should expect from walmart...cheap sh1t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greydarrah View Post
    I'm on the direct tmo $30 plan and love the service (coming from Verizon), but having had nothing but problems (daily throttling) from ST AT&T for my wifes N4, I would recommend you try Solavei for your tmo testing. Their plan is just like ST's but I never hear anything but good stuff from their users. I ended up putting my wife on the $60 tmo plan (after leaving ST) and will probably migrate her to the Solavei as well. It's only my personal experience, but ST is exactly what you should expect from walmart...cheap sh1t.
    Straight Talk is owned by Trac Phone... It seems that ST works well for some and not others, it also seems to depend on if its a ATT ST or a TMO ST..this is what I love so much about this phone..dont like how your sevice is, boom new month, new service provider.. I live in the sticks and am forced to use the ATT ST
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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Walmart has both T-Mobile and AT&T sims online for $15.

    I'm trying T-Mobile prepaid to see how it goes and so far so good.

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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    just at our walmart thurs and they had regular and micro after being out for a week .
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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Walmart is sold out of Micro SIMs so the only place to get them is eBay. They're not sold out of Standard SIMs yet though, so you could get one of those and cut it to size.
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    I've been using T-Mo's $30/mo service and it's been awesome. In fact, coming from Sprint, it's equal to or better than Sprint's service, which I was paying $80/mo for (with taxes). T-Mo's is $30 plus just local sales tax. In my case, that makes it $31.80, which is an ~$50/mo savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwabbit View Post

    After an annoying time prior to that in T-Mobile (salesman up selling and telling me incorrect info, about there being no $30 100min, 5gb 4g package) I eventually got hold of a $10 micro sim.

    ...

    I'm quite peeved with the in store shenanigans of t mobile.....

    But for now, I'd appreciate some clarification



    Cheers


    Lee


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    I think the problem your having with T-Mobile and the salesman is because that $30 plan isn't available in stores. It's available online and at Walmart.

    I could be wrong, but I believe if you have a new T-Mobile micro sim in hand you should be able to go to their website and activate it on that $30 plan.


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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    So.....

    Order sim kit via Walmart for ST.....pick either at t or t mobile ( whenever they r back in stock)



    How come when I go to Walmart - ST and find their t mobile activation sim kit, on the next page it says its not comparable with ST??



    To Activate your service, you will need a Service PIN. You may purchase a Service PIN with a Debit card or Credit card.
    You will need a compatible GSM T-Mobile phone. You may also use an Unlocked GSM phone compatible with T-Mobile.
    This program/offering does not work with Straight Talk, TracFone, NET10, SafeLink, Telcel America, BlackBerry and/or CDMA phones (i.e. Sprint, Metro PCS).
    No Refunds will be issued for this SIM Card or Airtime PIN purchases.
    In order for your phone's INTERNET and MULTIMEDIA/PICTURE MESSAGING to work, you will need to update your phone’s APN (Access Point Name) settings by following a few simple steps. These settings can be found on our website at apn.straighttalksim.com.
    Updating your APN settings does not guarantee MMS (Multimedia/Picture Messaging) will work. MM dependent upon your phone model’s limitations.





    Or, get sim card for t mobile - but have to cut it down to micro sim size.....then u can call up t mobile and do their $30 deal - right? ( this is different to the ST Walmart deal isnt it)?

    Sorry to be so baffled?........




    Lee


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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Quote Originally Posted by waxwabbit View Post
    So.....

    Order sim kit via Walmart for ST.....pick either at t or t mobile ( whenever they r back in stock)



    How come when I go to Walmart - ST and find their t mobile activation sim kit, on the next page it says its not comparable with ST??



    To Activate your service, you will need a Service PIN. You may purchase a Service PIN with a Debit card or Credit card.
    You will need a compatible GSM T-Mobile phone. You may also use an Unlocked GSM phone compatible with T-Mobile.
    This program/offering does not work with Straight Talk, TracFone, NET10, SafeLink, Telcel America, BlackBerry and/or CDMA phones (i.e. Sprint, Metro PCS).
    No Refunds will be issued for this SIM Card or Airtime PIN purchases.
    In order for your phone's INTERNET and MULTIMEDIA/PICTURE MESSAGING to work, you will need to update your phone’s APN (Access Point Name) settings by following a few simple steps. These settings can be found on our website at apn.straighttalksim.com.
    Updating your APN settings does not guarantee MMS (Multimedia/Picture Messaging) will work. MM dependent upon your phone model’s limitations.





    Or, get sim card for t mobile - but have to cut it down to micro sim size.....then u can call up t mobile and do their $30 deal - right? ( this is different to the ST Walmart deal isnt it)?

    Sorry to be so baffled?........




    Lee


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    Because the one is through T-Mobile only, that's why it won't work with ST and Tracphone.. ST uses the towers of tmo, Verizon, att etc.. so in fact you can buy a activation kit for T-Mobile or go through ST and use T-Mobile but fall under the rules of ST

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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Hmmmmm

    So can I use the micro sim from the t mob store and order the $30 package from t mob online?



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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwabbit View Post
    Hmmmmm

    So can I use the micro sim from the t mob store and order the $30 package from t mob online?



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    Correct

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    I have a couple questions also...how long does it take to get a nexus now and do they bill u when they ship it or when u check out??? Thanks guys.
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    I ordered desperately on 10 and 12 Feb

    Haven't heard anything yet

    They bill when shipped I believe......




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    Lol

    Auto correct

    I ordered separately, not desperately








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    To paul:

    I don't understand why on the straight talk site - sim cards - enter unlocked gsm phone - enter zip - it then shows the piece I referenced before about not being for straight talk??? Its on the ST website? How else do u get the sim?

    Is that different to a new activation sim kit? ( the ones out of stock)


    ;(





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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Quote Originally Posted by droidweasel View Post
    I have a couple questions also...how long does it take to get a nexus now and do they bill u when they ship it or when u check out??? Thanks guys.
    An automatic hold is placed on your account which I believe after three days is lifted. Then once the phone is shipped they charge the account.

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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    This article somewhat touches on this issue.

    How to set up the right APN on your Nexus 4 | Android Central

    I know I've also seen an article (written? Youtube video?) that demonstrates switching between AT&T's and T-Mo's networks when using StraightTalk.
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    Default Re: Arrrrgh. Micro sims and straight talk......

    Quote Originally Posted by waxwabbit View Post
    To paul:

    I don't understand why on the straight talk site - sim cards - enter unlocked gsm phone - enter zip - it then shows the piece I referenced before about not being for straight talk??? Its on the ST website? How else do u get the sim?

    Is that different to a new activation sim kit? ( the ones out of stock)


    ;(


    the micro sim activation on (Walmart web site) ST for t mob, isn't for ST? What am I missing?

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    Do you want T-Mobile or Straight Talk? It seems you wanted the $30. T-Mobile plan. When I had that, I had to order the sim (BYOD) from T-Mobile online. Although I was supposed to be able to activate it online, I had to call. During that call, I had to inform the CSA (who was very nice) that my purchase (buy from Walmart OR T-Mobile online) did qualify for the $30. 100min/5GB plan. You can also purchase a phone from T-Mobile at Walmart and qualify for that $30. plan. Unfortunately, T-Mobile coverage didn't work for me.
    That's what you seem to be missing from T-Mobile.

    As far as Straight Talk goes, it sells service on either AT&T or T-Mobile, but you're missing the fact that it's totally messed up right now. No AT&T (micro or mini) sims are available from them. If Walmart/walmart.com still has any, you can get one and it is supposed to activate without a problem. AFAIK, Straight Talk never sold micro sims for T-Mobile, but you can get a mini sim and cut it down for your Nexus 4. If you want T-Mobile service, you might look into Simple Mobile. When I needed a T-Mobile micro sim to get data and MMS working on our iphones, I bought a Simple Mobile sim for $1. (free shipping) from ebay. I've been on ST for over 9 months and it works for us (3 AT&T and 1 T-Mobile in a high speed area). However, since ST has never been known for being up-front about much of anything except for their price, and is being particularly silent over its current connection/disconnection with AT&T, this might not be the best time to join up.
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    Thanks for the input.........

    I am going to try out both services ( ST with AT T) and $30 TMOB

    Ive ordered two N4's, for my wife and I.

    I have the micro SIM from the TMOB store, so when I eventually get my phone I can activate by web or phone (sounds like I should go the phone route from what you are saying)

    I also have the $45 ST card, but with no AT T sim........and I just saw them on ebay YIKES $$$$$$$$$

    I may call around my local Walmarts and see if anyone has them .....





    Once again, many thanks



    Lee
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    Haha

    Got my phone today

    Cant use the micro sim I got from the TMOB store though, as I dont have an activation code - argggghhhh

    Sure is a pretty phone

    Be nice when I can use it fully.

    Hope fully TMOB $30 deal and coverage is going to be up to the task!
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