1. TransAm461's Avatar
    Hi, my name is Brian, and I just bought a "Unlocked" G7 Thinq phone that is a CDMA+GSM hybrid(it will work with either). At my home address in S.W. Missouri 65624, the best service is had by using Verizon towers(CDMA), so I bought the Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone "CDMA" sim kit, along with a $55 Unlimited Plan. I had it activated, and it works great for at home and surrounding area.

    The problem I'm having, is during a couple months of the winter, I travel to Virginia 24248 to my girlfriends parents, and at that location, I have NO mobile service at all using the CDMA Straight Talk sim kit. The best service in that area is had by using AT&T towers(GSM).

    So I contacted a Straight Talk rep earlier, and he informed me that all I needed to do was buy a Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone "GSM" sim kit, and have it transferred to my account so I could use my phone while I'm in Virginia, and he also informed me I could switch it back to the CDMA sim when I get back to my home zip, so it will go back to working good with the CDMA towers. Unfortunately, I talked to another Straight Talk rep that said I absolutely could NOT do that. So which one is correct?

    I would love to be able to use me phone at both places if possible, which I thought it would be, since my phone will work with both CDMA as well as GSM, and is UNLOCKED. What do i need to do to get this working at both places?
    11-20-2018 11:20 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Either SIM should work in the phone, the question is whether ST will keep switching you twice a year. Usually if you stop using SIM for a few months, it's not usable any more. You'd have to straighten that out with them at a level above customer service.
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    11-20-2018 11:50 AM
  3. TransAm461's Avatar
    Ok, Thank You... I actually just got done talking to another Straight Talk rep, and he is telling me I can switch back and forth between the two as well(although he didnt say how many times a year or anything), that is something I will have to ask them. He also told me that the Bring Your Own Phone Sim for Unlocked GSM and AT&T towers is showing to have coverage in both areas, so I may not have to switch back and forth between them, depending how good of service I get at home with the GSM sim, where normally I use the CDMA. Thank You for the help
    11-20-2018 01:02 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Verizon normally covers more area, AT&T normally covers more people (areas of higher population density), so it's surprising that you have an area with AT&T coverage but no Verizon coverage. But whatever works is best for you.
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    11-20-2018 01:27 PM
  5. TransAm461's Avatar
    Just wanted to follow up for future reference, the "Unlocked" LG G7 Thinq works beautifully with Straight Talk. In fact, I use it with both their "Bring Your Own Phone" CDMA sim for Verizon towers, as well as their "Bring Your Own Phone" GSM sim kit for AT&T towers, so that I can get the best service, no matter where my location is through out the country. I just contact Straight Talk and have them transfer my number to whichever sim I'm wanting to use at the time. Hope this helps for future reference....
    11-25-2018 12:53 PM

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