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  1. #251  

    Default Re: Verizon S3 to Straight Talk

    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by SnowKristal View Post
    Is it possible to get my GS3 switched to ST?
    It is, and you don't need to root or to load a different ROM - you just need to get your phone updated to the latest firmware (currently 4.4.2) and then you can follow the steps dealing with creating a new APN.

    You can try using one of the tools that Verizon ships on the phone to load the update, or there's a tool called Odin that will allow you to load the latest firmware, which can be found here. Instructions on how to use Odin can be found here.

    If you're unsure of anything just come back and ask before proceeding.

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  2. #252  

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    Do you get 4g
  3. #253  

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    So awesome! I may have more questions... but thanks so much, I'm finally on the right track.
    Next up: Getting my hubs' Droid Razr M (XT907) to Straight Talk!!!
  4. #254  

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam6360 View Post
    Do you get 4g
    I lost my VZW sim card and havent had VZW in 9 mths, so We'll see what I get when I am on the AT&T Sim
  5. #255  

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    I have done everything that Steven has said but I have a cross symbol for no mobile network. Yes I have a I535 galaxy s3 phone. Activated the att sim card and it has been a few hours and still nothing. May someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong???? Thanks

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  6. #256  

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    OK, So... which version of Odin do I need?
  7. #257  

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowKristal View Post
    OK, So... which version of Odin do I need?
    Sorry, I usually list that - I prefer v3.07; in v3.09 someone changed the button names and it just makes it confusing.

    Be sure you get it from a source on XDA - I've read posts where people got it from other sites had problems with malware.

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  8. #258  

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    I see ppl still doing the verizon s3 sim card card thing with straight talk ...i lost hope for that phone a while ago...Im just saying that because I flashed the phone to straight talk ...3g beats 1x on that phone any day ...
  9. #259  

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    XX Finger Crossed XX
    Waiting on ST to do the switch now...

    If it works, I will next be wondering how to get rid of the VZW Bloatware... and of course getting Hubs phone to ST, but, I'm letting him hash that out, for now.
  10. #260  

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    If I buy a Verizon S III SCH-1535, will it activate with ST on Verizon towers? AT&T, Sprint, and the others suck in my area. I am currently using a Iphone 4 on ST. ST told me that since the SCH-1535 was LTE that it would not work on ST, which I think is BS.
    I hate this Iphone but NEED Verizon network on a ST budget.
  11. #261  

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    I hope Im doing this right...I really need help. I have a Verizon S3 currently under contract and Im desperately trying to switch to straight talk. Am I understanding it correctly that all I need to do is buy the kit and follow the directions? My only question is, will my phone be slow? Or will it still be supported by 4GLTE network?
  12. #262  

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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Moondoggie1 View Post
    ST told me that since the SCH-i535 was LTE that it would not work on ST
    You can believe them or the people that have posted in this (and other) forums about it working. Note however that if you get the SCH-i535 you will not get 4G/LTE data speeds - if I remember what I've read here, the best you will get is 2G/Edge speeds (pretty slow, in other words).

    Apparently StraightTalk sells a special model (can't remember the model number offhand) that works on Verizon towers that will get better speeds. I don't remember if it was just 3G or if it went up to 4G/LTE. If you buy that special model then you're limited to StraightTalk.

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  13. #263  

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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by msaconnell View Post
    Am I understanding it correctly that all I need to do is buy the kit and follow the directions?
    Yes, although I don't know anything about what happens to your contract with Verizon; you'll have to ask them.
    Quote Originally Posted by msaconnell View Post
    My only question is, will my phone be slow? Or will it still be supported by 4GLTE network?
    Your PHONE won't be slow, but your Mobile data connection will be slow. No 4G/LTE...

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  14. #264  

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    I hate to keep beating a dead horse but if I buy a S3 SCH-i535 that is on the Verizon network, and I contact ST to activate it, in order to use Verizon only I do not insert the GSM sim? It will work on CDMA by default. What keeps it from using Sprint CDMA?
  15. #265  

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    how do you get the the settings and change it?
  16. #266  

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    I have done this... but when I leave my house(I use the wifi) It says I have no service. Theres no E. Its just a circle with a line through it.. Its been like this all day and Im not sure what I should do... Help D:
  17. #267  

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy Lalack View Post
    how do you get the the settings and change it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Manda Cheyenne View Post
    I have done this... but when I leave my house(I use the wifi) It says I have no service.
    It sounds like you both need to reread post #15 and follow the steps outlined.

    If you read through the whole thread before fiddling with anything you should come away with a good feel for what worked for others, what didn't work and what the limitations are that you can expect.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  18. #268  

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    So I made the switch and satisfied so far! Getting use to the slower data connection, but thankful for the extra money in my pocket every month! I have read thru the forum twice and dont see a answer to the problems Im having. So, maybe someone can help. I cant receive any picture messages and when I make a call I have to dial the area code even in my home town. Thanks in advance!
  19. #269  

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    I have done the solution that Stephen mentioned, and waiting PATIENTLY for the 24 hours to be up! My number has already been attached to the sim card that is in the Galaxy S3 and according to Straighttalk it is no longer with my Windows 8 phone. HOWEVER, the 8 phone is still working, and when I dial a number with the Galaxy S3 it tells me to check my plan minutes.
  20. #270  

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    First, big thanks to Stephan for saving me $50/mo, if you're ever in the D.C. area I owe you a 6 pack buddy. Second, to clarify a couple things, this is what I did so it is not so confusing.

    #1. Go to Walmart and get the Activation Kit.
    #2. I through out everything but the AT&T Sim Card and the New Service Plan Card.
    #3. Call 1-877-430-2355 to get a straight talk customer service rep on the phone.
    #4. They will ask you a bunch of questions. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT TELL THEM THE PHONE IS FROM VERIZON. They will stop helping you and you will get in a heated argument telling them it will work, they will tell you it won't. You cannot tell them the phone is Verizon. Tell them it is an AT&T phone.
    #5. When they ask you if you want to bring your number over from another provider, tell them you want a new number. Once again, if you tell them you want to transfer your number from Verizon after you told them it is an AT&T phone, they will stop helping you.
    #6. After you hang up with them, take the back cover off, take the battery out, replace the SIM card with the AT&T SIM card and turn the phone back on.
    #7. Call someone. After you do, make sure you either get a voicemail or someone to pick up, and then hang up and wait.
    #8. They will send you a text with your new number.
    #9. See Post #15 on how to change the APN and the excellent instructions that the guy Stephan left on here.
    #10. To get rid of the thing at the top of the screen telling you the SIM card is unknown, hold it for 3-4 secs, than click on App Info, then force stop. It will clear it.

    The biggest thing I think confuses people, or at least me, is that you can't bring your old # to this network. Other than that, if you follow the directions on how to talk to these idiots over in Bangladesh or Pakistan or wherever they are, you can make it work.
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  21. #271  

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    I need help ASAP so please help me!
    I am being charged an OUTRAGEOUS amount by Verizon. Is it possible to transfer a phone from a CURRENT VERIZON PLAN to straight talk?
  22. #272  

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    worked fine...just one issue. once switched over i got text phone and data, but now my home wifi wont connect...it says connecting and then stops and starts over... any suggestions...
    Thank you.
    john
  23. #273  

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    I just did....
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  24. #274  

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    I made the switch today with no problems (except I can't seem to send/receive photos in texts). I have a Galaxy S3 from Verizon.
    I activated a Micro SIMs card (ATT bought from ST) by calling ST and installed into my phone. Switched my mobile settings to GSM/U???
    I called StraightTalk and told them I have a Verizon S3 and they connected me.
    I also had to make sure to search for mobile carriers in the area, and make sure my connection was "automatically" selected for preferred carrier.
    I still have my same number.
    I don't know if this is new, since they now sell S3's, but it seems the bann has been lifted!
    Not as great service and speed is slow. But I mainly used wifi so for the 1/2 price of VZ I will live with it for a while.
    The phone took several hours before getting service. Just leave your phone on and reboot every hour or so.
    Last edited by Melanie Kiser; 07-23-2014 at 03:38 PM.
  25. #275  

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    CORRECTION: I can receive and send text photos. Service is not as good as Verizon, so I have more dead zones in my life. But that is why ST is cheaper. If you need to save money but still need a smart phone, this is the way to go. But I suggest calling them. I tried to set up my husband's S3 online and could not figure out HOW. It still said there was no service in my area. So call them. It may be a pain for them to get all the details verbally, but you will be done in about 30 minutes. Just wait for the phone to activate after that.
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