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    Default Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    Hey all,

    I recently bought a Nexus 4 with the $45/mo Unlimited Plan. I decided to go with the T-Mobile SIM card initially because I had read that the internet speeds were faster. Indeed, the internet was lightning fast. However, I didn't get a signal at my place of work. One week later, I got my AT&T SIM card in the mail and swapped it out. I went through the usual steps of transferring my number to the new SIM.

    However, with the new SIM, I don't get any kind of signal on my phone. At all. It says "No service," even though I can see an AT&T tower from my work place. I don't think it has anything to do with the APN, because I should still be able to get a signal, even without the proper APN settings.

    I've restarted my phone several times, and nothing seems to work. Am I missing something? Thanks for your help.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    It is the APN settings. You have to change them to the AT&T settings or you'll get the No service message you're seeing. There are proper settings in the "Other Carriers" section of the Carrier Discussion forum.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    Thanks for the suggestion, Scott. I tried the new APN settings I found there and there wasn't any change. Any other ideas?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    Is the N4 from T Mobil locked to TMobile?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    I got my Nexus 4 directly from Google, unlocked.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeySoft001 View Post
    Is the N4 from T Mobil locked to TMobile?
    ALL Nexus 4 are unlocked. Even if you got it from a brick and mortar T-Mobile store or T-Mobile online..

    OP - Have you confirmed the replacement sim card is active? Tested new sim in a different device?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    IAmSixNine - I haven't tried that yet, only because I don't want to interrupt the number transfer process. I just called up Straight Talk and gave them my situation. They told me that the process can take several hours, even as much as two days. They said that, until I get my service transferred, the SIM card won't pick up any signals from the towers. All I have left to do is wait and hope that everything works out.

    I'll keep you guys updated.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 on Straight Talk (AT&T SIM) getting No Service

    Hey guys,

    The Straight Talk guys were right. After about four hours, the transfer completed and my SIM card came to life. I thought I'd post the results in case this happens to anyone else!

    Thanks for your help, everyone.
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    Glad it was a port issue and all is well

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    Good call, IAmSixNine!

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