Well, I decided to be the guinea pig and give it a try. Bought the cheap Straight Talk GSM phone ($39) and an unlimited plan ($45) - Activated the service using ST phone, made sure it was working, then transferred SIM to the Note. Error during boot-up
'SIM Card Crashed - Call Customer Service'
I put it back in the ST phone and no probs. I'm playing around with it now, but I have a feeling these SIMS are somehow locked to the phone you buy.
The only ones that work on straight talk are Nokia e71, Nokia e5, and Nokia 6790. All of them come with an unlocked sim card. I have the e71 and it has worked in every at&t phone that I've put it in including blackberrys.
I'd like to read your opinions about Straight Talk $45 UL plan vs Simple Mobile $60 UL plan. I'm now on the $30 100 minute 5G TMobile plan. I love the data allowance, and the price of the plan, but the 100 min is a deal killer (tried Skype, Groove IP, Vonage to help with minutes, but I'm sick of feeling embarrassed when people ask me what's wrong with my phone, no consistent quality with calls). So I'm considering my options, even if a little higher in price. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Also, if I'm missing other companies or plans out there, please let me know about them too.
I have a rooted Exhibit II 4G
I talked to ST this morning and they said I could use any unlocked at&t or t-mobile phone. I am seriously considering it. I am tired of paying verizon $100 a month. Is there any thing bad about ST. It just sounds to good to be true.