Straight Talk and 4S

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  1. fedecape macrumors 6502

    fedecape

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    Hi!
    I'm in the US for 5months, right now I'm using my unlocked 4S with an AT&T gophone simcard, but it is very expensive.. 25 dollars for 500mb
    I'm looking at Straight Talk, they give you unlimited talk, text and data for $45 (and $15 for the simcard)

    Does anyone know it? Is it good? I'll be using it at Boston and Greater Boston.

    Thanks!

    Fede
     
  2. chdwil macrumors regular

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    Not sure but I heard it uses edge not 3G.
     
  3. Sunsean macrumors 6502

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    If you use an at&t iphone on straight talk - it is 3g. I'm using an iphone 4 with them right now. Works great, as long as you are not a super duper power user. They cut off your service after a warning if you use 'excessive' data, whatever that may be. Consensus online seems to be to stay at about 2 gigs/month, which is a great deal still.
     
  4. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's an unlocked iPhone, which I think it's the same than an AT&T one.
    So, 3G is slow? I have WiFi at home and almost everywhere, I only need data when I'm not there.
     
  5. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    3G on Straight Talk gives you almost 4Mbps download in a good coverage area, which is fast and excellent.

    I would highly recommend it.
     
  6. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's 60$ for the first time, a lot of money .. I will try, hope it works..

    Is it HSPA+?
     
  7. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    You'll get the same signal on ST as AT&T (No roaming though). So yes, you will get HSPA+
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That's false.
    It uses 3G.
     
  9. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Went to Walmart but they don't sell simcards. I'll buy it online tonight.
     
  10. Sunsean macrumors 6502

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    That's what I did for my iphone 4. I think I paid like $60 upfront for 1st months service and the sim, but after that it's only $45/month. Everything went smoothly for me, hope it does for you, too.
     
  11. techguy20 macrumors 6502

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    Not too bad since a comparable plan from AT&T would cost you over $100 per month, plus tax, and you get the same coverage with ST.
     
  12. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't buy online with my Argentinian credit card. And Walmart doesn't sell simcards.. What if I buy the cheapeast phone, then I cut the simcard and buy the $45 plan??

    What do you think?

    Thanks
     
  13. Sunsean macrumors 6502

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    I think you can do that - before they offered 'bring your own device' service some people activated their iphones this way. Just read a bit online for help. I didn't do this myself, just got the sim, but you should be able to as long as you don't lock the new sim to the cheap phone it comes with.
     
  14. RMC Tech macrumors newbie

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    Just like everyone else said, it's 3G. I'm a super user, at some level, and 3g works well for me! But then again, sometimes, with like, the Viddy app for example, it could be a lot faster and it does annoy me!! :p :apple:
     
  15. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    You had to buy a specific $250 android smart phone as it was the only one with the right sim in it. I wouldn't recommend this route. Find a way to buy the sim from ST. Fed Ex makes you sign for it at the door as well FYI.
     
  16. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm in a Hotel. If I'm not in the room I think they would sign for me.
     
  17. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, It accepted my Bank of America debit card. It should be here for wednesday or thursday.. I'll tell later!

    Thanks!
     
  18. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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  19. fedecape thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Works really good! The "4G" works really fast!!


    Excellent service, I really recommend it!!
     
  20. kalex macrumors 65816

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    Yep. I switched from sprint to straight talk and service is very good. As long as u don't abuse data this is really an awesome deal. If you are in USA for 5 months then I would suggest you get 3 months prepaid card. It comes out $45 including tax which is cheaper than paying month to month. Iphone 4s with 5.1 IOS does show it as "4G" :)
     
  21. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Why bother trying to answer questions that you don't know the answer to?
     

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