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    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.
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    Straight talk seems to fit your requirements if ATT network is strong in your area. Check their website.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6sigma View Post
    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.
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    Does Straight Talk sell nano sims? I can't find them on their web site.
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    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)
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Central n ohios best View Post
    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..."
    Last edited by yfan; 11-03-2013 at 12:35 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mackie99 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yfan View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Central n ohios best View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swartzz View Post
    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.

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    I bought one from them for the ATT one

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