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  1. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    oh puh-lease...you have unlimited data on straight talk so no need to know your usage...


    ...oh and welcome to two weeks ago. I have LTE on straight talk.....for $36 a month
    I want to know usage because yes, they WILL throttle you even though their lousy customer service reps state that they won't. Also, I was checking my data usage because I wanted to know as I had an interest. The fact that I went through 3 people and NONE of them had a clue or a way to see it bugs me. The fact that there's no way to check it myself bugs me. I honestly don't mind paying a little extra for better customer service when needed, a user friendly website, and even an app (on Windows Phone no less. Shocking, right), that I can use that does provide me with that information.

    Straight Talk has price going for it. That's it. Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for, and that's fine for some people. Me? I have expectations and if I pay a few dollars more to get it, so be it. At least I now have that information available to me and even if I have to call in, I get to talk to pleasant people, not those idiots down in Miami.
    09-25-2013 10:01 AM
  2. palandri's Avatar
    no they don't throttle you. they give you a list of things you can't do and if you do them they cut you off. It is all in the ToS.
    I haven't read their TOS, but I gather from what your saying is if you stream movies, that's in the TOS as something you can't do, so they cut you off? Correct?
    09-25-2013 01:51 PM
  3. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    What's ATT&T?
    09-25-2013 03:53 PM
  4. mogelijk's Avatar
    An update to my earlier post:

    My Aio sim arrived, and I activated it and put it in my unlocked Lumia 620. Everything is working fine, and my account shows the $40/mo. plan I had signed up for. So apparently you can use the $40/mo. plan (which on their web site says is for basic and feature phones only) with a BYOD smartphone. Whether this is a goof on their end that they'll eventually catch remains to be seen. I couldn't find anything on their web site that said you can use the $40 plan with a BYOD smartphone, so I'm not sure if this is really allowed or not. I dare not ask them though. It's working for me, so I'll just keep my mouth shut. ;)

    I took my 620 for a walk around my middle-of-nowhere neighborhood this afternoon, and my data connection speed showed either H or H+ depending on where I was. So much better than T-Mobile where I got only Edge or no data connection at all. I ran data speed tests at various spots along my walk and data speed ranged from 1.3 Mbps to 4.45 Mbps, assuming these tests are accurate. I tried opening several apps (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, WPCentral) and everything loaded quickly. No more "having trouble connecting to data" messages like I use to get on T-Mo. I'm happy with Aio so far. Hopefully, they'll add video voicemail to Windows Phone soon.
    Just to be fair, the reason you got Edge speeds on T-Mobile was that the unlocked 620 doesn't have the right frequencies for T-Mobile. Same with the unlocked Rogers phone. While I freely admit that T-Mobile does not have the same coverage of AT&T, it isn't fair to compare that coverage using a phone that doesn't support the T-Mobile 3G frequencies.
    09-28-2013 01:43 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Just to be fair, the reason you got Edge speeds on T-Mobile was that the unlocked 620 doesn't have the right frequencies for T-Mobile. Same with the unlocked Rogers phone. While I freely admit that T-Mobile does not have the same coverage of AT&T, it isn't fair to compare that coverage using a phone that doesn't support the T-Mobile 3G frequencies.
    If it's in a re-farmed area, it does have the correct HSPA frequency to work on T-Mobile. Remember, death & taxes are the only absolutes.
    09-28-2013 04:05 PM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    If it's in a re-farmed area, it does have the correct HSPA frequency to work on T-Mobile. Remember, death & taxes are the only absolutes.
    The re-farmed area in Chicago works well.
    09-28-2013 05:05 PM
  7. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    oh puh-lease...you have unlimited data on straight talk so no need to know your usage...


    ...oh and welcome to two weeks ago. I have LTE on straight talk.....for $36 a month
    Well lookee here: Straight Talk confirms its “unlimited plan” is throttled after 2.5 GB per month — Tech News and Analysis
    10-01-2013 10:44 AM
  8. Kebero's Avatar
    Not bad at all.
    10-01-2013 10:51 AM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    no they don't throttle you. they give you a list of things you can't do and if you do them they cut you off. It is all in the ToS.
    Nope, no throttling here. Their system just gets overloaded after 2.5 GBs and it falls back to EDGE. Amazingly, it recovers after you pay them for a new month's worth of service.
    10-01-2013 01:16 PM
  10. eric12341's Avatar
    [WARN] Let's refrain from using the personal attacks and insults shall we?[/WARN]
    10-01-2013 06:03 PM
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