- 03-22-2012, 02:30 PM #1
I just read that someone brought an ATT Pre 3 phone over to Straight Talk GSM and it works just fine with 3G, etc, and unlimited everything at $45 a month. I was going to purchase a cheap Focus Flash and do the same thing for my wife. Has anyone does this with a Windows Phone (or any other phone) and had success with decent (and when I say decent I mean faster than Sprint) speeds and overall good coverage, specifically in Indiana?
- 03-22-2012, 08:17 PM #2
I am on Straight Talk and use a Focus Flash that I purchased on Ebay. I don't know what your coverage is like with AT&T or T-Mobile but you can check it out on their websites and find out. Overall, I love it. There will be some settings that you will have to tinker with, but it isn't hard and works great. Love my Flash!!!!
- 03-22-2012, 11:13 PM #3
- 03-23-2012, 07:31 AM #5
You can do those things, just kinda watch how much you do it. I've watched YouTube and streamed music as well. I just kinda watch doing it to much.
Honestly, I love it though. So much cheaper and easier to deal with.
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- 03-23-2012, 07:47 AM #7
- 03-23-2012, 08:28 AM #8
Looks like I'm going to go for it. The coverage map says I'm covered if I choose the AT&T option, but it isn't available for T-Mobile coverage yet. I think what they do is simply use AT&T towers and have to pay something, but provide us with the same service for a cheaper price (I would assume if coverage is as good as that map is, and it looks like similar coverage to AT&T). Someone is letting a Focus Flash go for $100, so I'm debating if I'm going to get it today since I JUST bought an iPod Touch 32gb for $175 last night lol.
- 03-23-2012, 11:16 AM #9
Like I said, I'm happy with mine like this so far. Also, I will tell you that the best service for Straight Talk is through their Facebook page. I also might be able to help you as well. Since I have the Focus Flash.
- 03-23-2012, 02:22 PM #10
Not easier to deal with at all, especially if you own a smartphone and don't have internet at home. Can't live without being able to stream something, I stream and tether all the time on my T-mobile 10GB plan and make it all the way to the last week without being throttled.
- 03-23-2012, 09:30 PM #11
- 03-31-2012, 06:57 PM #12
- 03-31-2012, 07:07 PM #13
Oh wow, can't believe I didn't see this.
I use Straight Talk, and the data for sure isn't unlimited. There's some sort of hidden cap, but they won't tell you what it is. The consensus is it's around 2GB/mo, with probably 70-100MB per day (2GB/30 days is about 68MB a day).
You can stream video if you want, they won't catch you for that, instead you need to watch your daily and monthly data usage.
- 04-04-2012, 08:28 AM #16
I found this the other day on Howard Forums, follow this and change all the settings and then reboot your phone. If done right then MMS, Bing Maps, TellME Services should now work correctly. Been setup like this for a few days now and everything is working..
Samsung Focus S or Focus Flash on Straight Talk APN Settings
Assume your are using a AT&T Sim Card..
1. Download "Wireless Manager" from "Samsung Zone" in the Marketplace
2. Go into your phone's Settings > Cellular > Data Roaming Options > Set to "Don't Roam"
3. Select edit or add Apn and enter this info under each field
proxy server: proxy.mvno.tracfone.com
proxy port: 80
Save and Reboot Phone
4. Go into "Wireless Manager" --- UNCHECK "Automatic APN" - then Select "AT&T 4G"
5. Go back 1 screen and Click "Edit APN"
There should be 3 APNs (internet_line, mms_line, softap_line)
Enter the settings exactly as listed below in each of the fields.
APN name: internet_line
Profile category: internet (always on)
Auth Type: none
APN name: mms_line
Profile Category: mms
MMSC (Activated): http://mmsc.cingular.com/
Auth type: none
Proxy address: 188.8.131.52
Proxy domain: mmsc.cingular.com
Proxy port: 80
APN name: softap_line
Profile category: other
Auth type: none
Last edited by Corepc; 08-05-2012 at 01:13 PM.
- 04-19-2012, 12:17 PM #18
- 06-27-2012, 05:22 PM #19
Any Other Net10/Straight Talk AT&T Compatible Sim User's receive "Tango Update yet" beside me..Plugged Into Zune and checked for updates, And Bam install started
I had to rebuild my apn data after installing has usual. Still running test but everything is working, have not tried txt with video attachment yet..
08-14-2014, 05:15 AM #20
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According to wiki
"Straight Talk is an operator, through a partnership between TracFone and Walmart, offering several different rate plans; a $30 limited plan, $45 30-day unlimited plan and a $60 unlimited international calling plan. Discounts are available for purchasing multiple months of the unlimited plan. Straight Talk is a Mobile Virtual Network operator (MVNO) offering both CDMA and GSM support. The CDMA network uses Verizon's or Sprint's CDMA 1xRTT wireless networks and the GSM side makes use of either T-Mobile's or AT&T's GSM networks."
But i used while i was roaming around UK couple of months ago.I personally dont suggest them because they are not supportive too much upto the end.Prior to February 2013, Straight Talk allowed customers to bring an AT&T GSM phone or to purchase a SIM card that offers service on AT&T's network. Thereafter, America Movil had temporarily discontinued both options from both the Straight Talk and NET10 websites. In addition, most references (besides support articles) had been edited to remove any mentions to AT&T-compatible service. Currently, since early Fall 2013, the aforementioned features have been reintroduced to both Straight Talk and NET10 along with the introduction of LTE on phones using AT&T's network and a soft data cap of 3 GB.
Than i was forced to shift to an international sim named XXsim ,i've got excellent service,a complete service better than Straight Talk.Just search its service profile