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Straight Talk on HTC Incredible 2 Global
I have an HTC Incredible 2 Global (has the SIM slot). I've read that people have been successful using a Straight Talk card in it. I've also read that some people can't get it to work.
I called Verizon, received unlock code and unlocked my phone (unlocked the SIM card, I mean). I know about the APN settings and want to get this things up and running, but I'd like to know if any of you have gotten it to work before I take the plunge.
Specifically, if I were to purchase a Straight Talk SIM card/plan (to work with AT&T's network) would it work on my Incredible 2 Gobal?
Thanks for any help on this!
I purchased one of Straight Talk's SIM cards along with their $45 unlimited plan and so far I only have a few issues.
Coverage is somewhat spotty in southern NH. I ordered the SIM card that uses compatible, and unlocked, GSM phones, but while using the service I noticed that I'm using AT&T's towers. This would normally be fine as most spots have good coverage outside, but indoors is a different animal. In fact, as I write this at my kitchen table my phone has zero bars. Sitting close to the livingroom drives it up to one bar. I thought it might have something to do with Verizon placing some kind of firmware block on this phone, but I believe that was for blocking the 3G speeds on other networks, so I'm not sure.
I didn't have too many issues getting setup when the SIM card first came in. I had to kept switching between GSM-only and GSM/UMTS-only. Eventually voice and SMS/MMS began working. Data was a different story. Not only would it not save my APN settings, but when I tried to scan for the nearest GSM network, T-Mobile popped up, which is strange. To make a long story short, the only way I could get the data to save and work correctly was to set it up outside. I guess it needed to have a decent network signal to see/save my settings. Never saw that before but at least it works. I hope my experience helps others with similar issues.
And finally, although the data is working, it's only utilizing AT&T's old EDGE network speeds; instead of "3G" at the top, I'm seeing "E" for EDGE. I'm not sure if there's a way to fix this (rooting or otherwise), but if anyone knows it would be fantastic if you would share it with me as these slow speeds are killing me. My bill did reduce by more than 50% so it's definitely a good deal (something I HIGHLY recommend if you're in a strong AT&T/T-Mobile coverage area), I would just like to get something more than 25kbps down.
Either way, thanks for reading and I hope this helps others.