04-21-2014 02:34 PM
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  1. TravelBro's Avatar
    So does straight talk work exactly the way att works or what limitations are there? Looking to get a second Nokia Lumia 1520 and connected with straight talk.
    01-20-2014 08:09 PM
  2. tgp's Avatar
    With a Straight Talk AT&T SIM card the service will be pretty much the same as you get with AT&T, except roaming is restricted. Even if you get an AT&T 1520, it will work on Straight Talk as long as you get a Straight Talk AT&T SIM, and not T-Mobile.
    01-20-2014 08:33 PM
  3. TravelBro's Avatar
    With a Straight Talk AT&T SIM card the service will be pretty much the same as you get with AT&T, except roaming is restricted. Even if you get an AT&T 1520, it will work on Straight Talk as long as you get a Straight Talk AT&T SIM, and not T-Mobile.
    Do picture text messages work? Also lte?

    I also use you mail it think it's visual voicemail. Will that work?
    01-20-2014 09:21 PM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    Do picture text messages work? Also lte?

    I also use you mail it think it's visual voicemail. Will that work?
    Everything should work if you get the correct APN settings.
    01-20-2014 09:26 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Have had 3 windows phones and used the straight talk at&t SIM with all of them. Data/mms work fine. tgp is right. It's all about getting the apn settings put in correctly. Don't know about the visual voice mail though. Paying $45/month and not being on contract is great.
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    01-20-2014 09:37 PM
  6. chuckdaly's Avatar
    I use my 1520 on Straight Talk; had to cut my sim down to get it to work. I currently only get 3G speeds, but I have not tried any different APN settings. I've never gotten visual voicemail on Straight Talk. I previously used ST with my Lumia 900 without a hitch. I use an AT&T sim. My wife has AT&T for her Lumia 1020, and I receive text messages faster than she does.
    01-20-2014 09:43 PM
  7. TravelBro's Avatar
    Visual voicemail is not really a deal breaker. Might wait for the 1820 Nokia phone.
    01-20-2014 09:48 PM
  8. nuprotocol's Avatar
    I have lte, mms, and visual vmail working with the 1520 on straight talk. You'll need to cut down the sim to nano. Also grab MagikMail from the app store to get visual vmail.
    01-21-2014 12:31 AM
  9. WinU's Avatar
    Thanks I am looking to take my phones to Straight Talk as well. If there is any more info on the service it self that people can give? Looking to take my Lumia 920 there. Also I'd love to hear any pro's and Con's with Straight Talk. They supposedly now have 4G and LTE. I hear customer service with Straight Talk is horrible, but for $45 a month I guess you have to cut corners some where. Is $45 the final price? Any tax etc? I'm so tired of AT&T the expensive plans and their high Surcharges, Gov't Fees, and Taxes.
    01-21-2014 08:41 AM
  10. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Hey, do you get the push notifications instantly? Ever since I updated my sim card to the LTE one, my whatsapp, email, Skype notifications are delayed by 10 minutes. What APN settings do you use?
    01-21-2014 08:50 AM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    Some people say they can stream music and videos with straight talk, other people say they can't.

    If you violate their TOS, you will likely lose your phone number.
    01-21-2014 08:51 AM
  12. MazoMark's Avatar
    I used Straight Talk for about a year. Only downside for me was I couldn't get mobile data near my home. What I learned was because I wasn't getting cell signal from an AT&T owned tower, they wouldn't roam data. I had voice service on roaming, but no data. Once I got about 10 miles from home, I'd pick up a mobile data signal.

    If I lived in area with strong AT&T signal, I'd recommend Straight Talk highly. I really couldn't tell any difference between my service and what my wife got on a postpaid AT&T account. And that price was great. The data issue made me move back to one of majors because I use my phone for my business and had to have reliable data service all the time.
    01-21-2014 05:22 PM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    Some people say they can stream music and videos with straight talk, other people say they can't.

    If you violate their TOS, you will likely lose your phone number.
    That's technically correct. In real life it's probably not going to happen quite like that, unless you abuse the data usage. A few months ago Straight Talk & Net10 made clear guidelines on data usage when on AT&T, and it seems they don't care as much how you use the data. That said, if it's still in the Terms of Service they can still enforce it. I stream & tether sometimes, but I try to be careful with actual data usage when doing it.
    01-21-2014 05:49 PM
  14. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Can anybody share their APN settings? I am getting terrible speeds and delayed push notifications.
    01-21-2014 07:58 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Can anybody share their APN settings? I am getting terrible speeds and delayed push notifications.
    do you have the t-mobile SIM? I can do a screen shot of my apn settings, but I use an AT&T straight talk SIM. The settings are different for the 2 SIM cards
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    01-25-2014 10:48 AM
  16. Alienhead95's Avatar
    I have the at&t sim. Your screen shot would be highly appreciated. Did you configure it through the cellular or the APN settings app?
    Thanks in advance.
    do you have the t-mobile SIM? I can do a screen shot of my apn settings, but I use an AT&T straight talk SIM. The settings are different for the 2 SIM cards
    01-28-2014 04:22 PM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    see pics for mms. internet apn...apn-tfdata. ip type-ipv4v6. everything else blank
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    01-29-2014 09:08 AM
  18. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have the at&t sim. Your screen shot would be highly appreciated. Did you configure it through the cellular or the APN settings app?
    Thanks in advance.
    I configured it thru the cellular settings
    Last edited by mary beth hale; 01-29-2014 at 09:21 AM. Reason: wrong info
    01-29-2014 09:11 AM
  19. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Appreciate the screenshots. I have had the same settings but still that issue. Never had this issue on the non LTE sim card or wifi. Don't know what to do, as the ST support is of no help.
    Thanks for your help.
    I configured it thru the cellular settings
    01-29-2014 02:36 PM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I feel your pain re: dealing with ST support. I've been very fortunate in that I've only had to contact them twice in 3 years. Good luck
    01-29-2014 02:49 PM
  21. Alienhead95's Avatar
    Hope it stays that way.
    I feel your pain re: dealing with ST support. I've been very fortunate in that I've only had to contact them twice in 3 years. Good luck
    01-29-2014 09:04 PM
  22. Andrew Curnutte's Avatar
    see pics for mms. internet apn...apn-tfdata. ip type-ipv4v6. everything else blank
    for some reason on my 1520 it does not give me an option for the ip type. it is in neither setting option. other than that i put the same thing and it still does not work fpr data.
    03-04-2014 12:16 PM
  23. Alienhead95's Avatar
    You would have to download the access point app for that.
    03-05-2014 12:41 PM
  24. Andrew Curnutte's Avatar
    ahh ok i fixed it though, in the data section i had put APN-tfdata, but all that is needed is tfdata.
    03-07-2014 02:22 AM
  25. CrockettGTO's Avatar
    Are you able to port over your att phone number to ST? Sorry I'm new to this. I read you don't have to unlock the ATT 1520 as long as you use the ATT ST sim? If using this sim, is number porting even a need? Any help would be appreciated
    03-08-2014 07:08 AM
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