6 months straight Talk

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by emscie, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. emscie macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2013
    I am taking a 6 months break from att and will be using straight talk on iPhone 3GS. Is this a smart move? And how does the online PIN through Walmart work? I also heard there are no taxes depending on the state you report with your billing code. Any input?
  2. chestvrg macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    Hello, my wife still uses straight talk, but she mainly uses her 4S for talking and occasionally texting, as mostly she is on wi-fi.

    I used ST about more than a year ago and at first I was getting about 4Mbps (on an iphone 4S), but then after, ST began throttling my data speeds that it was unbearable for a service that comes in at approximately at $50/mo. I quit. I'm now on tmobile on an iPhone 5 and love it. I get spotty service but decent LTE and 3G speeds.

    My advised is, coming from the parent company At&t (one of the fastest nationwide), you will not like the data speeds on MVNO Straight Talk.
  3. emscie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks. What exactly did you do with the data? I only use Google map and occasionally browse forums.
    Also what is the cheapest plan I may get from Tmobile?
  4. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    I have been on ST for 4 months. Using a iPhone 5 which uses Verizon towers. I haven't ever been throttled or had any issues. I don't get lte but I don't really care to much about that for the money savings. I am in Texas and so pay tax my bill is $50.54 with tax I think. I don't know about the zip code and no tax never heard of that.
  5. chestvrg macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2010
    I used it for occasional web browsing, and maps as well. I'm not a data abuser. Thing with ST, when u start using them you'll feel a fast data burst of speed and then it begins to slow down.

    Ps: I used to have GSM Straight talk.
    Ps2: I have post paid tmobile, so I don't know prepaid costs.
  6. smotania macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2012
    Boston, MA, USA
    I'm using ST since march 2012 and i've never had problems with data speed. I started my service in FL and now i live in MA and as i said i've never had any problems. In the beginning i had iPhone 4 and how I'm using 5. If you going to try ST buy att compatible sim card i dont think they sell it trough their web site, but you can get one from ebay. Dont make the mistake to buy tmobile compatible sim because if your area does not have good tmobile coverage you will have bad time. I hope this helped.
  7. emscie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2013
    Thanks all... I love AT&T but feel ripped off right now lol... I would like to try this out and see how it works...

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