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    Question Galaxy Nexus and ATT

    I am looking at getting the Gsm $349 Galaxy Nexus from the Google play store. I currently have a 4g LTE plan with AT&T, can I still use the data plan? Is HSPA + a 3G or 4g line? He anyone tried out the speeds?

    This question probably has answers out there already but I somehow can't seem to find or understand it well enough. :/

    Thanks for helping!
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    Yes, I took the micro-SIM from my Lumia 900 and put it into the Nexus with no adapter. It took a few tries to get it lined up right but after that everything is fine. The SIM tray in the Nexus has a pretty tight fit so I don't feel like it will come lose. Get EDGE, 3G, and HSPA+ data no issues. HSPA+ is technically a 3G technology but AT&T (and Tmobile) call it 4G for now. The indicator doesn't say 4G though it says "H" on the Nexus.

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    You will not get LTE service on AT&T with the Google Galaxy Nexus. As stated above 3G and HSPA+ work fine

    Good luck if you decide to go with the GN, it is a great device
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    It'll work. No need to try and put it in there w/o a tray though. You can get a Micro to Mini SIM adapter for a couple $$.
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    The one down side from going from LTE to HSPA is the hardware profile on AT&T's side, its a headache to switch IMEI profiles. Retain the LTE profile and it should be fine. When you first insert the sim card the phones APN should download the PTA apn, if not then editing it in an easy fix. Sometimes the phone will load wap.cingular as default instead of the PTA apn in which you can find on xda.
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    Again popped in my normal sized SIM and worked out of the box for me with H on top of signal bar icons indicating HSPA+. I'm coming from WP7.5 and have better reception/data where there's reception. I don't think I ever had HSPA+ on my Samsung Focus, does this change my plan? Is that extra on AT&T?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilsushi View Post
    The one down side from going from LTE to HSPA is the hardware profile on AT&T's side, its a headache to switch IMEI profiles. Retain the LTE profile and it should be fine. When you first insert the sim card the phones APN should download the PTA apn, if not then editing it in an easy fix. Sometimes the phone will load wap.cingular as default instead of the PTA apn in which you can find on xda.
    If you've already got a lte plan, you can swap back and forth between the GNex and your lte phone without it messing anything up. The lte plans are backwards compatible. I know this because I have the GNex, One X, and GSIII and I switch between the GNex and the others all the time with no problems. This is straight from AT&T's mouth and my results have been as much.



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    Gents,

    I ordered a GSM GNex as well. I'm currently using a microsim in my iPhone 4S. Question- instead of going to AT&T and getting lip because I bought a non-contract phone and then waiting while they activate a new sim and convince me that I made a HUGE mistake, can't I just buy an adaptor and call it a day. Especially since the microsim in the 4S is already using the HSPA+ side of AT&T's network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Cox View Post
    Gents,

    I ordered a GSM GNex as well. I'm currently using a microsim in my iPhone 4S. Question- instead of going to AT&T and getting lip because I bought a non-contract phone and then waiting while they activate a new sim and convince me that I made a HUGE mistake, can't I just buy an adaptor and call it a day. Especially since the microsim in the 4S is already using the HSPA+ side of AT&T's network.
    Yes you can buy a tray adapter and it'll work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Cox View Post
    Gents,

    I ordered a GSM GNex as well. I'm currently using a microsim in my iPhone 4S. Question- instead of going to AT&T and getting lip because I bought a non-contract phone and then waiting while they activate a new sim and convince me that I made a HUGE mistake, can't I just buy an adaptor and call it a day. Especially since the microsim in the 4S is already using the HSPA+ side of AT&T's network.
    Yep, just pop your micro SIM in the gnex and you're good to go. I did the exact same thing, as I had the 4S before I got my gnex.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon_Cox View Post
    Gents,

    I ordered a GSM GNex as well. I'm currently using a microsim in my iPhone 4S. Question- instead of going to AT&T and getting lip because I bought a non-contract phone and then waiting while they activate a new sim and convince me that I made a HUGE mistake, can't I just buy an adaptor and call it a day. Especially since the microsim in the 4S is already using the HSPA+ side of AT&T's network.
    You don't even need an adapter. Just put it in and it will work, don't listen to AT&T. I move my micro-SIM between my iPhone, Lumia, and Nexus all the time with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KentuckyHouse View Post
    If you've already got a lte plan, you can swap back and forth between the GNex and your lte phone without it messing anything up. The lte plans are backwards compatible. I know this because I have the GNex, One X, and GSIII and I switch between the GNex and the others all the time with no problems. This is straight from AT&T's mouth and my results have been as much.



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    Agreed, I swap between the same 3 phones, with no issues
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    I have a similar question. I currently have an HTC one XL, but I am returning it within my 30 days. So I will go back to my iPhone 4s. So should ask for an HSPA+ SIM card or will using my iPhone's SIM be fine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aplusn View Post
    I have a similar question. I currently have an HTC one XL, but I am returning it within my 30 days. So I will go back to my iPhone 4s. So should ask for an HSPA+ SIM card or will using my iPhone's SIM be fine?
    Both of those phones have SIM cards that access the HSPA+ network, so you should be fine. Enjoy JB!

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