- 04-08-2012, 01:08 PM #1
I purchased the Lumia 900 from amazon without contract, it will arrive tomorrow, I have a micro sim that I ordered from straight talk and will be trying it all out tomorrow.
Does anyone have any experience with straight talk, I have never used them, and I understand it needs some settings to work. Hoping it is pretty straight forward.
Anything I should expect? I will be taking the device to the mall to have an invisishield installed on it before using it. This will be my first windows phone.
Last edited by moc426; 04-08-2012 at 01:26 PM.
- 04-08-2012, 01:15 PM #2
There are a few threads on the 800 forum about Straight Talk. Some report just throwing the SIM in and being good to go (minus MMS) and others have reported data issues from the get go, but the data issues can the fixed. See these threads
I have a friend who my be able to get me a free Lumia 900, and if that happens, I'm going to try Straight Talk out, so I've been doing some reading. I hope it all works out for you. Report back, when you get it setup!
- 04-09-2012, 10:57 PM #3
Have my lumia, have data and phone working on straight talk, can't get MMS to work because there is no settings for mms on windows phone. From what I read I need an app called network setup from nokia which has been pulled from marketplace. Hopefully I can resolve this soon, no idea why its pulled.
- 04-10-2012, 07:29 AM #5
- 04-10-2012, 10:35 AM #6
Of course, either way you'll also have to do without MMS messaging until the Network Setup app is back online.
I'm currently using a Lumia 800 with Red Pocket. Luckily I downloaded the Network Setup app before it was taken down. I get 2GB of 3G and HSPA data speeds, unlimited talk and text for $60/month.
Eat it, AT&T! :P
- 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM #8
- 04-10-2012, 11:34 AM #9
Slick5150 and moc426, you're right. I read this in another thread then researched for myself again. I stand corrected. Although, I'm reading some horror stories about people being kicked off for using too much data (usually about 2GB). Still, I think I'll be ordering a Lumia 900 (probably wait for the unlocked, unbranded version) and switching to StraightTalk.
- 04-10-2012, 04:54 PM #10
- 04-17-2012, 12:48 PM #14
Lumia 900 Black
Right hand side, click on Replacement phone, Phone only (no contract changes). Price is 450 now, I bought it when it was 499.99.
I ordered microsim from straight talk for att phone and popped that in. It works, you need to set the apn value in settings and that should do it. Only MMS doesn't work currently, still waiting on Nokia's network setup app.
- 04-17-2012, 09:41 PM #15
I have contacted straight talk and there are quite a few limitations.
They said that it is prohibited to stream music and video but is that without limitations or with limitations.
- 04-17-2012, 09:50 PM #16
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I've been using MetroRadio Pro and YouTube since I got the phone on the 9th, and I havent been shut off yet. YMMV of course depending on how much streaming you actually do. I've heard 100MB/day or 2GB/month is a pretty standard limit for them so don't do it too much.
- 04-18-2012, 02:03 PM #18