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    Default Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I just bought another Nexus 4 to play with on prepaid GSM networks, to eventually abandon Verizon for.

    Any t mobile carrier is out, as their service is bad here. So att it is....

    I have an AT&T ST Sim card, but I was very unhappy with them with my first Nexus 4. So I have ordered a card from Black Wireless. Uses att service, unlimited talk n text and 2gb of data for $60. Seems to be about best bang per buck I can find.

    Just curious if anyone else's trying them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I just bought another Nexus 4 to play with on prepaid GSM networks, to eventually abandon Verizon for.

    Any t mobile carrier is out, as their service is bad here. So att it is....

    I have an AT&T ST Sim card, but I was very unhappy with them with my first Nexus 4. So I have ordered a card from Black Wireless. Uses att service, unlimited talk n text and 2gb of data for $60. Seems to be about best bang per buck I can find.

    Just curious if anyone else's trying them?



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    I have not tried out Black Wireless as I am using AT&T ST for the time being. Have you looked into Net10? I believe their plan is unlimited talk & text, throttle at 1.5GB for $50/month.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I did not try Net10 since they are owned by same as ST. I tried them and did not like being lied to.

    So far this Black Wireless SIM is working out for me. I might try Net 10 in the future.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I did not try Net10 since they are owned by same as ST. I tried them and did not like being lied to.

    So far this Black Wireless SIM is working out for me. I might try Net 10 in the future.

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    Fwiw. Net10 is now up front about their cap http://m.net10data.com/view/page/p/1...10-data-policy

    Straight Talk, on the other hand....

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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I wonder why they do not allow tethering on a capped plan?? If I can only use 1.5gb of high speed data, why not let me use it as I please??



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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Is that 2gigs of data at FULL HSPA+ speeds? Or only the first 500 megs or something? I know Redpocket has the same deal going. (Full 2gigs at HSPA+ speeds though.) If its the full 2gigs then its not a bad deal!
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I can't find an exact answer. But it seems it is 2gb data at full speed then either throttled or no data at all.

    Hmmm.....seems more info is needed. I am using BW now.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I can't find an exact answer. But it seems it is 2gb data at full speed then either throttled or no data at all.

    Hmmm.....seems more info is needed. I am using BW now.

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    My guess is its a full 2gigs worth of HSPA+ speeds then they just cut you off. Still not a bad deal but thats what Redpocket does too. Let us know how the service goes!
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Well, today the service is horrible. I did not check it at home, but when I got to work I noticed it was wrong. A quick check shows I have nearly 1.8 gigs left of my att data. But my downloaded speeds have suddenly slowed to .12mbps!!!! No idea why!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Well, today the service is horrible. I did not check it at home, but when I got to work I noticed it was wrong. A quick check shows I have nearly 1.8 gigs left of my att data. But my downloaded speeds have suddenly slowed to .12mbps!!!! No idea why!!!!

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    Did you try and reset your phone?

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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Quote Originally Posted by cgardnervt View Post
    Did you try and reset your phone?

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    As in factory reset? No, shouldn't have to do that. If you are referring to a different reset, I'm all ears.....er, eyes... LOL. I am not sure what you mean.

    When I went to sleep yesterday, had full speed. When I got to work last night, I'm at 0.12mbps download speed. Not sure why, but I did notice at blackwireless.com they have made mention of a different customer service line to call due to a problem with their main line.

    I have read on here that att will throttle people even on mvno Sims. Not sure if that is true or not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    As in factory reset? No, shouldn't have to do that. If you are referring to a different reset, I'm all ears.....er, eyes... LOL. I am not sure what you mean.

    When I went to sleep yesterday, had full speed. When I got to work last night, I'm at 0.12mbps download speed. Not sure why, but I did notice at blackwireless.com they have made mention of a different customer service line to call due to a problem with their main line.

    I have read on here that att will throttle people even on mvno Sims. Not sure if that is true or not.



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    Not really sure! I'm on att post paid account. A friend of mine uses Redpocket with his N4 and he has a pretty good connection at all times. Maybe its just a temporary issue? Keep us posted! Black Wireless looks like a good deal otherwise though.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Well, so far I have to give a big thumbs down to BlackWireless. I have been stuck at edge speeds for two days now, going on three. Their customer service seems to non existent and of the foreign type. I called yesterday and the man I spoke to acted like I was bothering him when I called. He said he would reboot my account on their end, but I am still with crappy service.

    On a side note, my new Nexus 4 keeps giving me "no SIM card" errors. Each time I have to remove and reinstall the SIM card several times before the Nexus will recognize it. Does the same thing with the T Mobile SIM card I have, so I know it is the phone.

    Each time I try to find a way to get away from Verizon, its a disaster! LOL



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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Well, so far I have to give a big thumbs down to BlackWireless. I have been stuck at edge speeds for two days now, going on three. Their customer service seems to non existent and of the foreign type. I called yesterday and the man I spoke to acted like I was bothering him when I called. He said he would reboot my account on their end, but I am still with crappy service.

    On a side note, my new Nexus 4 keeps giving me "no SIM card" errors. Each time I have to remove and reinstall the SIM card several times before the Nexus will recognize it. Does the same thing with the T Mobile SIM card I have, so I know it is the phone.

    Each time I try to find a way to get away from Verizon, its a disaster! LOL



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    Lol it could be the SIM card tray maybe in your phone? Have you tried your son's SIM? If it fits that is. Also your APN settings are correct?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Well, when it happens, it happens with both the BW sim and the T Mobile sim, so it is my phone. I will deal with that....

    But BW is really ticking me off. I called the customer service number and finally got thru. Only to be told I need to call the activation line. A phone number nowhere on their website. So I call it and finally get thru. Of course I can barely understand what they say. I get hung up on three times before I get something going. Then put on hold 5 times. Finally I am told to wait two hours and reboot the phone. Then if there is still a problem, to call back.

    At this point I will not renew my plan with them next month. However, if things go much, much better the rest of the month, I'll reconsider. For now though, I have to give BlackWireless a big THUMBS DOWN.

    Now to call Google about my bum sim tray....



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Well, when it happens, it happens with both the BW sim and the T Mobile sim, so it is my phone. I will deal with that....

    But BW is really ticking me off. I called the customer service number and finally got thru. Only to be told I need to call the activation line. A phone number nowhere on their website. So I call it and finally get thru. Of course I can barely understand what they say. I get hung up on three times before I get something going. Then put on hold 5 times. Finally I am told to wait two hours and reboot the phone. Then if there is still a problem, to call back.

    At this point I will not renew my plan with them next month. However, if things go much, much better the rest of the month, I'll reconsider. For now though, I have to give BlackWireless a big THUMBS DOWN.

    Now to call Google about my bum sim tray....



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    While I hear you but it could still be the phone making the different in the speeds. Did you change the APN settings though?
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Yes, I tried several different apn settings and nothing helped. If I put my t mobile sim in I got big speed! 15mbps!!!!

    However, I did have to call Google and get a replacement phone. Mine kept losing the sim card signal. No sim card error. With all three Sims I have.

    So it is boxed up waiting to be shipped and Google has sent out a new one for me....


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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    Yes, I tried several different apn settings and nothing helped. If I put my t mobile sim in I got big speed! 15mbps!!!!

    However, I did have to call Google and get a replacement phone. Mine kept losing the sim card signal. No sim card error. With all three Sims I have.

    So it is boxed up waiting to be shipped and Google has sent out a new one for me....


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    Awesome! Keep us posted on how it goes.

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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Well, not going well. The replacment nexus came two days later and right out of the box it would not recognize any of my SIM cards. After several attempts, I called Google and arranged for a refund. Sent both phones back.

    A few days ago I finally decided what I wanted to get to use that Black Wireless SIM. Ordered an unlocked Samsung S3 from Amazon. Should have it in a few days then we will see if my speeds are still down.


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    One more update.... Google refunded me for the original phone and removed the hold for the second unit. However, the refund was short 15% for "restocking fee". Really?? Restocking fee for a defective phone??!! I called them and they bumped my account up to a specialist to be looked at. If they refuse the full refund, I will let all the forums and a few news sites know all about it.

    Not sure how much that will matter to them, but I guess we'll see.



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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    One more update.... Google refunded me for the original phone and removed the hold for the second unit. However, the refund was short 15% for "restocking fee". Really?? Restocking fee for a defective phone??!! I called them and they bumped my account up to a specialist to be looked at. If they refuse the full refund, I will let all the forums and a few news sites know all about it.

    Not sure how much that will matter to them, but I guess we'll see.



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    Not to start any drama but we go in buying the device knowing this. They add that 15% fee because they have to resell it as a refurb after its fix. Not that it should be an issue. However I do side with you to a point.
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I got the International S3 in today. Took a bit to get the Black Wireless card to work. Once it did, I found my speeds were still on Edge speed, actually a bit slower. I called Black Wireless up and told them the sim card was bad. They actually expect me to buy another sim! I told them they need to replace it as it has been bad from the get go. Someone was supposed to call me back, but like always, no one did.

    My opinion is to STAY AWAY from Black Wireless. I reactivated my old Straight Talk sim. As long as I dont do any streaming when not on wifi, I should be ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zrxoa1 View Post
    I got the International S3 in today. Took a bit to get the Black Wireless card to work. Once it did, I found my speeds were still on Edge speed, actually a bit slower. I called Black Wireless up and told them the sim card was bad. They actually expect me to buy another sim! I told them they need to replace it as it has been bad from the get go. Someone was supposed to call me back, but like always, no one did.

    My opinion is to STAY AWAY from Black Wireless. I reactivated my old Straight Talk sim. As long as I dont do any streaming when not on wifi, I should be ok.


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    Net10 seems to have a good deal going!
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    I'm a dealer with several carriers including My Black Wireless. Sorry to hear that you've had trouble ouble. As far as your international phone, are make sure that it has the proper wcdma radio frequencies. If it does not have the 850 or 1900 radio bands, you will not get 3g. I will admit that customer service is not the greatest. They are headquartered in New York. They target the Latino community which is why you get people that sound "foreign". I actually get many customers that call me direct as in the only dealer you can really find online. If you need help in the future Google "No Strings Wireless". My contact info is on my site. :-)
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    Default Re: Anyone using Black Wireless??

    Well, that phone was returned. Would refuse to connect to WiFi. But I had same problem with using Black Wireless card in my Nexus 4.

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