1. 6sigma's Avatar
    Nexus 5 arrives Monday. In an attempt to figure out how to get unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service in Memphis, I visited, Wal-Mart, T-Mobile & Target this morning. Information from clerks and brochures remains contradictory, but maybe the following will help some of you or get corrected by those who really know:
    1. Wal-Mart's service "related to" T-Mobile is called FamilyMobile. I got a brochure that says I can activate that service and pay $39.88 per month.
    2. Wal-Mart also sells Straight Talk, which I was told is an AT&T service, for $45 per month for unlimited service.
    3. T-Mobile wants $70 per month for the first line for unlimited service. They also told me that FamilyMobile does NOT use T-Mobile's network - only the towers. I have little confidence in this claim.
    4. Target offered a brochure with completely different pricing for T-Mobile's service, but no one could answer any questions.


    With the possibility that all of my trouble getting 4G service from Sprint in the Memphis area is due to my HTC EVO 3D, I may wind up revisiting what they can offer before activating the Nexus 5. It shouldn't be this difficult to find unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service billed to an American Express card with no credit/payment risk to the carrier.
    11-02-2013 12:28 PM
  2. swebb's Avatar
    Straight talk seems to fit your requirements if ATT network is strong in your area. Check their website.
    11-02-2013 12:43 PM
  3. ki11ak3nn's Avatar
    But remember with straight talk it's not truly "unlimited". They'll send you warning of cutting off your service if you go over 2.5 GB in a month.

    Sent from my Black on Black Verizon Note 3
    11-02-2013 12:48 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Nexus 5 arrives Monday. In an attempt to figure out how to get unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service in Memphis, I visited, Wal-Mart, T-Mobile & Target this morning. Information from clerks and brochures remains contradictory, but maybe the following will help some of you or get corrected by those who really know:
    1. Wal-Mart's service "related to" T-Mobile is called FamilyMobile. I got a brochure that says I can activate that service and pay $39.88 per month.
    2. Wal-Mart also sells Straight Talk, which I was told is an AT&T service, for $45 per month for unlimited service.
    3. T-Mobile wants $70 per month for the first line for unlimited service. They also told me that FamilyMobile does NOT use T-Mobile's network - only the towers. I have little confidence in this claim.
    4. Target offered a brochure with completely different pricing for T-Mobile's service, but no one could answer any questions.


    With the possibility that all of my trouble getting 4G service from Sprint in the Memphis area is due to my HTC EVO 3D, I may wind up revisiting what they can offer before activating the Nexus 5. It shouldn't be this difficult to find unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service billed to an American Express card with no credit/payment risk to the carrier.
    No-contract plans in the U.S. for your Nexus 5
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    11-02-2013 12:54 PM
  5. mackie99's Avatar
    Does Straight Talk sell nano sims? I can't find them on their web site.
    11-02-2013 01:13 PM
  6. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    To me coming from Sprint and vzw before that T-Mobiles 70$ unlimited everything plan is a breath of fresh air. I only pay about 80 with taxes for what l used to pay about 120-150$ for.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    11-02-2013 01:26 PM
  7. yfan's Avatar
    Walmart's plan has NO 4G service (HSPA+ or LTE). Their plan page clearly states that you get the first 2.5 GB at *3G* speeds.
    11-02-2013 01:50 PM
  8. 6sigma's Avatar
    Thanks for these updates. I knew I could count on sound advice.

    Oh...and I believe the Nexus 5 is looking for a micro SIM - not a nano.
    11-02-2013 02:05 PM
  9. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    Walmart's plan has NO 4G service (HSPA+ or LTE). Their plan page clearly states that you get the first 2.5 GB at *3G* speeds.
    T-Mobiles 3g is hspa+ edge is 2g.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    11-02-2013 08:09 PM
  10. Higgs1's Avatar
    Does Straight Talk sell nano sims? I can't find them on their web site.
    No, regular & micro (the nexus 5 takes micro) but if you need nano you should be able to trim down a micro to a nano if you want to use it in an iPhone.

    I switched from AT&T contract service to Straight Talk this past week. Service is exactly the same, LTE coverage just as I had before, yet my bill is 1/2 of the price. I don't go over 2gb a month so no need for unlimited, usually on wifi wherever I am anyways.
    11-02-2013 09:54 PM
  11. yfan's Avatar
    T-Mobiles 3g is hspa+ edge is 2g.
    Except that T-mobile itself calls its HSPA+ network a 4G network. And oh btw, the OP specifically is looking for 4G LTE plans... "how to get unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service in Memphis..."
    11-03-2013 12:24 AM
  12. swartzz's Avatar
    Does Straight Talk sell nano sims? I can't find them on their web site.
    Straight talk does not sell nano Sims, gotta cut it down yourself.. Or stop by an authorized retailer and have them do it for you.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 12:34 AM
  13. Central n ohios best's Avatar
    Except that T-mobile itself calls its HSPA+ network a 4G network. And oh btw, the OP specifically is looking for 4G LTE plans... "how to get unlimited, non-contract 4G LTE service in Memphis..."
    Ok well tmo has LTE now also.

    Sent from my T-Mobile LG Escape running 4.1.2 using Tapatalk 2 (Central n ohio Austin IL)
    11-03-2013 12:44 AM
  14. yfan's Avatar
    Ok well tmo has LTE now also.
    Oh I know. I'm on a T-mobile prepaid plan myself. :-) I'm just saying that the Walmart FamilyMobile plan doesn't.
    11-03-2013 12:53 AM
  15. PaulMilander's Avatar
    Straight talk does not sell nano Sims, gotta cut it down yourself.. Or stop by an authorized retailer and have them do it for you.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I bought one from them for the ATT one

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-03-2013 10:39 AM

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