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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:03 AM   #76
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I have been using ST on my iP4S for a week now and the data, texts is useless. The only time data seems to function is late night. Despite having 3 bars in my apartment, iMessage does not work and even loading up Google takes forever. I have the correct APN settings and have tried even restoring the phone.

I also don't feel comfortable knowing there is a 100mb limit per day. So today in the morning none of my iMessages were going through and my email was not working properly, I just gave up and called AT&T to sign up for service.

Good luck to you guys.
There is a 100mb limit a day? I thought it was unlimited with it being advised to stay under 2gigs for the month
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:05 AM   #77
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You guys can also go the route of T-Mobile for $50 unlimited everything. That's unlimited EDGE! Their Monthly 4G plans are pretty good. And now they support iPhone's so any issue and you can just call them.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:11 AM   #78
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You guys can also go the route of T-Mobile for $50 unlimited everything. That's unlimited EDGE! Their Monthly 4G plans are pretty good. And now they support iPhone's so any issue and you can just call them.
But straight talk does not require one to be unlocked nor jailbroke
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:22 AM   #79
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But straight talk does not require one to be unlocked nor jailbroke
True. However I was looking at people saying they wanted to JB to change the MMS settings.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:12 AM   #80
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There is a 100mb limit a day? I thought it was unlimited with it being advised to stay under 2gigs for the month
No one really knows what the limit is. Look at Howardforums for more info.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:59 PM   #81
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Works great for me

Bought an ATT iPhone 4 (32gb) off Craigslist for 285
Put in the sim, and it works fine. Kids can stream netflix while we drive (had some buffering the first time, but now seems to work fine.)

Not a bad deal if you ask me.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 05:25 PM   #82
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I've used almost 5GB 3G so far. No throttling or anything, still about 4Mbps down.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:13 AM   #83
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Hi all and greetings from the UK!

I need to get my SIM sorted for a trip to NYC in March.

I have a Vonage account, which gives me unlimited calls to US mobiles & landlines, I also think I can set it to forward to the US mobile number I get, so that will work fine for people ringing me, but I'm also interested in outgoing calls and more importantly data access...

Can I pick one of these Straight talk SIMs up and will it be ok for me to use in my unlocked iPhone 4 (purchased from Apple store in London)?

If not, does anyone know of any SIM deals with data that I can use for my week in NYC (preferably one that I can order in advance so I have it for when I land).

Cheers.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:52 AM   #84
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Hi all and greetings from the UK!

I need to get my SIM sorted for a trip to NYC in March.

I have a Vonage account, which gives me unlimited calls to US mobiles & landlines, I also think I can set it to forward to the US mobile number I get, so that will work fine for people ringing me, but I'm also interested in outgoing calls and more importantly data access...

Can I pick one of these Straight talk SIMs up and will it be ok for me to use in my unlocked iPhone 4 (purchased from Apple store in London)?

If not, does anyone know of any SIM deals with data that I can use for my week in NYC (preferably one that I can order in advance so I have it for when I land).

Cheers.
Should work just fine in NYC. It's $45 for the month of service, plus $15 for the MicroSIM itself.
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Should work just fine in NYC. It's $45 for the month of service, plus $15 for the MicroSIM itself.
Excellent, thank you.

Now the next question is how do I go about getting one!?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:51 PM   #86
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Excellent, thank you.

Now the next question is how do I go about getting one!?
http://www.straighttalk.com/shopsims

You can just throw in any NYC zip code (just looked them up and 10001 works).

Only thing is I'm not sure about shipping to the UK. Were you planning to do that, or order it when you arrive in the US?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:55 PM   #87
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http://www.straighttalk.com/shopsims

You can just throw in any NYC zip code (just looked them up and 10001 works).

Only thing is I'm not sure about shipping to the UK. Were you planning to do that, or order it when you arrive in the US?
I'm only over for a week (Sunday 11th March to Sunday 18th March), so getting one while I'm there is no good, I need to have one when I land or pick one up on the Monday.

It looks like T-Mobile may be an option for me as they offer a variety of Prepaid options:

Prepaid Cell Plans | No Contract Cell Phone Plans | T-Mobile

I'm only there for a week, so their "Unlimited Web & Text" might just do me fine for $30.

The only thing is, it doesn't appear you can add the "International Unlimited talk & Text" bundle for $10, as that can only be added to tariffs of $50 & above-and even if I get one of the $50 tariffs, it appears the data is then only 2G, as it says "First 100MB at up to 4G speeds".

How hard can this be??

Maybe the answer is to go for the $70 "Monthly 4G" tariff (*First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds) and then add the $10 bundle of international calls so that I can ring home?

That would come to $80, which is about 50 for the week.

As I mentioned, I have a Vonage business account that gives me unlimited calls to USA landlines and mobiles, so I think what I can do is just before I take off, leave a message on my 3 voicemail telling people to call me on my Vonage number (normal landline number) and set the Vonage number to divert to my USA SIM number once I get it the next day, so when people ring my Vonage number they will get my in NYC on T-Mob number.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:02 PM   #88
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I'm only over for a week (Sunday 11th March to Sunday 18th March), so getting one while I'm there is no good, I need to have one when I land or pick one up on the Monday.

It looks like T-Mobile may be an option for me as they offer a variety of Prepaid options:

Prepaid Cell Plans | No Contract Cell Phone Plans | T-Mobile

I'm only there for a week, so their "Unlimited Web & Text" might just do me fine for $30.

The only thing is, it doesn't appear you can add the "International Unlimited talk & Text" bundle for $10, as that can only be added to tariffs of $50 & above-and even if I get one of the $50 tariffs, it appears the data is then only 2G, as it says "First 100MB at up to 4G speeds".

How hard can this be??

Maybe the answer is to go for the $70 "Monthly 4G" tariff (*First 5 GB at up to 4G speeds) and then add the $10 bundle of international calls so that I can ring home?

That would come to $80, which is about 50 for the week.

As I mentioned, I have a Vonage business account that gives me unlimited calls to USA landlines and mobiles, so I think what I can do is just before I take off, leave a message on my 3 voicemail telling people to call me on my Vonage number (normal landline number) and set the Vonage number to divert to my USA SIM number once I get it the next day, so when people ring my Vonage number they will get my in NYC on T-Mob number.
I see... One thing to note: on T-Mobile USA using an iPhone, you'll only be able to get onto EDGE, no 3G due to the difference in the carriers' GSM bands.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:06 PM   #89
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Good info Techguy, thanks.

Back to square 1 for me then...
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Good info Techguy, thanks.

Back to square 1 for me then...
I'd still recommend Straight Talk for the week: unlimited, talk, text, 3G data, no activation fee besides the MicroSIM itself. Only issue is getting it to the UK before you come to the US. Have you checked their international shipping policy yet?
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Good info Techguy, thanks.

Back to square 1 for me then...
Do you have a contact here you could have it shipped to?
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Do you have a contact here you could have it shipped to?
Potentially, I guess I could have it shipped to the office of the firm I'll be working for in NYC-how safe would having it sent to the hotel I'm staying in be?

I'm getting to JFK about 9pm and will be heading straight to the hotel to crash straight out as my body will be 5 hours ahead of NYC time!).

It would be perfect to have the SIM waiting for me, but I guess getting it at the office the next morning would be ok too.

Thanks.
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Potentially, I guess I could have it shipped to the office of the firm I'll be working for in NYC-how safe would having it sent to the hotel I'm staying in be?

I'm getting to JFK about 9pm and will be heading straight to the hotel to crash straight out as my body will be 5 hours ahead of NYC time!).

It would be perfect to have the SIM waiting for me, but I guess getting it at the office the next morning would be ok too.

Thanks.
I'd go for the office, you could get it first thing in the morning. You'd presumably have wifi to communicate that evening and the next morning at the hotel.
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guys for some reason. My data has stopped working, I am getting 3G written on the top left corner but there is no data? I just got my service yesterday.

I have rebooted my phone 5 times, my data settings are att.mvno

can anyone help? Please
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I think that sounds like a good idea. Just make sure they are expecting it at the office ahead of time so it will be waiting for you.

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Can anyone post a working mms settings?
These settings work perfectly and are recommended:

http://wiki.howardforums.com/index.p...e#Data_.26_MMS

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guys for some reason. My data has stopped working, I am getting 3G written on the top left corner but there is no data? I just got my service yesterday.

I have rebooted my phone 5 times, my data settings are att.mvno

can anyone help? Please
Try putting it in Airplane mode for 5 minutes. Then trying opening Google.com
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 01:11 PM   #98
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Ok...

I'm going to be staying round here and working in this area.

Can anyone advise me of a store/plan that I can buy/activate on the Monday morning (12th March)?

Cheers.
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Ok...

I'm going to be staying round here and working in this area.

Can anyone advise me of a store/plan that I can buy/activate on the Monday morning (12th March)?

Cheers.
If you're looking for the SIM card, you'll need to order that online. It is not sold in stores, and the shipping would take 3-5 days.
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Old Mar 5, 2012, 12:17 PM   #100
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If you're looking for the SIM card, you'll need to order that online. It is not sold in stores, and the shipping would take 3-5 days.
Ordering online from outside the US does not work. I tried, and this is the response I got:

"Dear Customer:
Thank you for choosing StraightTalk Wireless, Inc for your prepaid cell phone and accessory needs.
At this time, we regret to inform you that your order, placed on 03-03-2012, was not approved since the order needs to be made within the USA.
Additionally, you may see a pre-authorization for the corresponding order amount on your bank account activity; the displayed pending transaction should be removed and the corresponding funds should be back on your account within 24 to 72 business hours, depending on your bank.

Thank you for choosing StraightTalk Wireless, Inc for your prepaid cell phone and accessory needs. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day!

Sincerely,
M Rodriguez | Loss Prevention & Credit Card Fraud | TracFone Wireless, Inc. "


So I guess you'll have to ask one of your US friends to place the order.
What is this with data plans/iPhone plans in the US? Almost impossible as a visitor?
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