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    Question HTC Droid DNA with T-Mobile, Straight Talk, or Virgin Mobile

    Hello Everyone!
    I want to buy HTC Droid DNA and use it with T-Mobile monthly 4G, Straight Talk, or Virgin Mobile - cheap plans below $50 monthly.
    I am not sure it will work. I didn't found any answer on the Internet. I asked tmobile and they cannot guarantee, because it is not t-mobile phone. They say it will probably work in 2G. Not sure about Straight Talk or Virgin Mobile.
    Appreciate any help.
    Tom
    Last edited by tm86; 01-16-2013 at 11:00 PM.
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    I'm sure it won't work on VM either as they don't really use simcards in their phones. I've heard of people flashing boost or verizon to VM. They use sprints network too. All you can do is call VM and get a proper ANSWER but I think it's just going to be the same as mine.

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    You may want to also try Simple Mobile. They use T-Mobile's network and you can bring in any unlocked phone. They also do offer 4G speeds, which I highly recommend over the 2G in regards to a superphone like the DNA.


    Just a little warning: an unlocked DNA may cost you an arm and a leg! Send me a PM. I sell superphones like the DNA and I can help you get an excellent, affordable deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpeedofDroid View Post
    You may want to also try Simple Mobile. They use T-Mobile's network and you can bring in any unlocked phone. They also do offer 4G speeds, which I highly recommend over the 2G in regards to a superphone like the DNA.


    Just a little warning: an unlocked DNA may cost you an arm and a leg! Send me a PM. I sell superphones like the DNA and I can help you get an excellent, affordable deal.
    Ye listen to TSOD he seems to know more

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    Default Re: HTC Droid DNA with T-Mobile, Straight Talk, or Virgin Mobile

    Thanks guys.

    I'm still confused.
    People write that it will work in 2G/EDGE only, because doesn't support 1700MHz band, but check this video:
    Droid DNA running on AT&T - it's GSM unlocked - YouTube
    This speed would be great for me. I still prefer computer to surf on the web.
    Iphone 5 doesn't work in 1700MHz either, but it's for sale in ST and suppose to work in 3G.

    TheSpeedofDroid, I've sent you a PM.

    What other phone would you recommend? I don't want iPhone 5.
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    I'm not into rooting and flashing but if that works for you then that's fine. I'm using HTC Evo v 4G (3d) I know it's an old phone but for the price I'm paying the phone works perfect for me. And it's available on sprints 4G wimax network with the dual core snapdragon cpu its fast for me .

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    I will ask people at walmart today, but I'm sure their answer will be: "we don't know", haha. Then will call straight talk and virgin directly.

    I can try all carriers if nobody tried using Droid DNA with ST, TM, or VM, just don't wanna buy the DNA and then stuck with 2.5G. Do you think internet radio would work on GPRS or EDGE?

    @Hartley001, I meant using computer to surf and phone to talk&sporadically surf.
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    Does VM use SIM cards? If not that's a no go, straight talk does so you should have no problems there. Tmobile should work as well. Your only issue with the last two is data speed. And someone already posted which bands the DNA support so really the only question you need to have answered are what bands do straight talk and tmobile use. I'm willing to bet that you would find those answers quicker withva Google search than going into any store or calling customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreed2560 View Post
    Does VM use SIM cards? If not that's a no go, straight talk does so you should have no problems there. Tmobile should work as well. Your only issue with the last two is data speed. And someone already posted which bands the DNA support so really the only question you need to have answered are what bands do straight talk and tmobile use. I'm willing to bet that you would find those answers quicker withva Google search than going into any store or calling customer service.

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    VM don't use simcards at all sone I'm. Assuming there no point even talking to them because it's not going g to work. Look at tm there offering no contract plans for as low as 30 a month with 4G speeds 100 mins unlimited text 5g of data. U ordered one for 99c and it come but didn't end up using it

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    My works with Tmobile prepaid i have H where Tmobile already upgraded to 1900mhz ,or Edge where is only 1700mhz.I used Straight talk sim with ATT,works great on 3g .
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    I ordered the DNA from amazon. I will try it first with Straight Talk. If super slow/2G, then just return all and buy HTC One VX+ from AT&T.
    I don't get those people at Verizon. They keep telling it is locked, even though description says it works in over 230 countries. Moreover, there is no return policy on phones purchased at retail price. I am really disappointed with Verizon.
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    I was happy with Straight Talk here in Jax the download speed was 2Mbps-6Mbps Only reason im still with Tmobile because works in Europa when im traveling. The bad thing is MMS dosnt work! I need to find a correct APN
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    Default Re: HTC Droid DNA with T-Mobile, Straight Talk, or Virgin Mobile

    I'm surprised this question didn't get answered quickly. It will work on T-Mobile on 2G/EDGE for sure. It will work on HSPA+ in areas where T-Mobile has service deployed on the 1900MHz band for HSPA+, that's if you're lucky to be in an area where that's deployed, but they are building out on this band in more and more places. It will for sure work on Straight Talk if you order an AT&T compatible SIM from them since they use 1900MHz for their HSPA/HSPA+. The device is totally GSM unlocked. It will work in the methods I stated above.
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    My HTC Droid DNA works with Straight Talk in HSPA data which is just fine for me. The download speed averages at 1500 kbps, max I got was 3.3MBps. Upload max 1Mbps. It's a small town, but 4G is available with ATT. I expected better performance. I'm using default straight talk APN right now.

    The only issue is lack of MMS. I can't find correct settings. I've been sitting for the whole day, tried zillions of different options, but nothing works. Please help!
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    DNA-Verizon
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    It doesn't work at all, not even let me save it - gets back to default settings.
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    Tmobile SIM CARD does works on my Driod DNA.
    I'm getting H /3g service in my area.
    I'm constantly on you tube and does not buffer.
    So am happy to be able to use this beautiful device on pre paid
    And ditched Verizon. Who was charged a arm and a leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tm86 View Post
    Hello Everyone!
    I want to buy HTC Droid DNA and use it with T-Mobile monthly 4G, Straight Talk, or Virgin Mobile - cheap plans below $50 monthly.
    I am not sure it will work. I didn't found any answer on the Internet. I asked tmobile and they cannot guarantee, because it is not t-mobile phone. They say it will probably work in 2G. Not sure about Straight Talk or Virgin Mobile.
    Appreciate any help.
    Tom
    I'm using it on Straight Talk, and it works fine

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    I am trying to use a Droid DNA on t-Mobile. I can not send or receive any pictures. Any ideas on what I can do to fix this problem?
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    I'm trying HTC DNA on Tmobile. I had to cut the SIM card from my primary phone to make it fit in the tray and it works after entering the right APN settings, however I can barely make it work consistently. Sometimes I see an "H" and sometimes an "E", some other times "3G" (very rarely) and sometimes there's no letter, just the signal bars. Worst case there's no signal at all. Sometimes when the phone shows an "H" it can't connect to internet or access web apps and some other times it can do it. I don't understand what is going on. Any comments on this?
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    I installed an app called goSMS and it fixed the text and picture problem for me (that is when I get a reliable signal). I had to enter the standard Tmobile APN settings in the app though. Didn't try it without entering the APN info though, so I don't know if it makes any difference. You can as a first step download the app and run it as is and take it from there.
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    Why would anyone go through all the trouble of trying to use a Verizon phone on another network,when you know it will have drawbacks in network performance.
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    Hoping for some help!
    I have the DNA wold phone and it works great on simple mobile! Getting consistant H/4g and 3g no problem. Internet is fast and cheap but the mms won't work.. I'm having quite the difficult time finding any info about it and would really appreciate any tips! If for some reason it can't work I'll just be switching to t-mobile since their no contract deals are much better now anyway.

    Any suggestions? My apn is setup exactly as it was on sgs3 per simple mobile website. One thing I have noticed is that the " APN type" box resets automatically, every time I turn off the phone.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!
    Last edited by Suit n tie; 05-08-2013 at 12:42 AM.
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    Download Tweaker" for the APN"s, Textme" works for photos
    DNA, Straight talk, ATT sim--- H most of the time 3g comes and gos
    Last edited by kevosfishin; 07-20-2013 at 12:52 AM.
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    Hello peeps,
    In case none have noticed Verizons new phones can actually use micro sim cards, which is cool because Verizon can actually reactivate one of the sim cards used if u still have it. but I want to use my DNA on TMobile now. For calls and texts it workd fine without even having to unlock the phone. Now just looking for APN settings to use for MMS and data. Can't find yet, any clues?
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