Carrier STRAIGHT TALK Speed & Location

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  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    I'm curious as to what the Straight Talk speed is on your location? And please advise your iPhone model as well, doesn't have to be iPhone 5s. I'm thinking of switching from Verizon to Straight Talk and hopefully Straight Talk's speed is as good as Verizon here in San Diego, CA. Your input will be greatly appeciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    Speed Test at home with a ST AT&T Sim.
     

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  3. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nice, this is my speed test result using Verizon in San Diego, CA

    I'm still waiting to get iPhone 5s and so hopefully I'll have a decision by then whether to switch to Straight Talk from Verizon.
     

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  4. itouchaddicted macrumors regular

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    I will get my iPhone 5S this Thursday and have ST. I will post my results as soon as I get it:D
     
  5. ml.sail1, Oct 6, 2013
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    ml.sail1 macrumors regular

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    Just food for thought, I don't believe the Verizon version of the ST iPhone gets LTE - that is Verizon doesn't allow ST access to its LTE network. I have an ST AT&T sim and get LTE everywhere around my local area, but i think that is limited to AT&T and maybe TMobile sims.

    ymmv

    That being said, here are a few LTE speed test around the Pittsburgh area on ST.
     

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  6. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    My phone is being unlocked tomorrow (or so I'm told), I'll post an update on whether or not it worked for me (I ordered 2 of the LTE cards) as soon as possible. I have a T-Mobile card for the SIM swap.
     
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    How do you get LTE on your iPhone 5? Can I get it with Net10?
     
  9. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    Only if Net10 offers an LTE SIM card, then you can do the T-Mobile SIM swap method...
     
  10. jackwills macrumors regular

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    But how do I get the net10 LTE sim?
     
  11. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    No idea, I would start by looking on their website to see if they even offer it, I know less than nothing about their service... I use Straight Talk (based on AT&T towers) and it's da bomb!
     
  12. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    I saw them at walmart when I got my ST sim.
     
  13. XxpikachuxX macrumors 6502

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    Iphone 5 with Straighttalk, i get 12 down and 5 up. san diego/san ysidro
     
  14. scotrinaf macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting 20-25 down and 7-10 up, Johnson City, TN (and surrounding area).
    iPhone 5
     
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  16. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    on my Verizon iPhone 5s with Straight Talk LTE sim and after the carrier update, I get this speed in San Diego, CA.

    11.49 down and 6.34 up.
     
  17. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wow, I knew Straight Talk will throttle your data speed after 2.5 GB but didn't think that it's going to be this slow. My speedtest shows average of .05 mbps only up/down :mad: now that my data is being throttled, still got 5 days left from my prepaid service with them. Should I switch to AT&T Go or any other carrier?
     
  18. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    They didn't throttle me until 5.8 GB.
     

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  19. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Check out t-mobile.
     
  20. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lucky you! Is that everytime or just recently?
     
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  22. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    Okay, this is ridiculous! I signed up for "reduced speeds after 2.5 GB" not "nonexistent service" does anybody know how AIO is?
     
  23. okwhatev macrumors 6502

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIjmWlTOSZY

    Here's a speediest showing the Straight Talk T-Mobile 4G AWS NanoSIM in Culver City, CA on an iPhone 5S.

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    AT&T Go is great but its far more expensive. You pay $15 more a month for less data, and each additional GB of data is $10. If you have an iPhone 5C or 5S and have good T-Mobile service in your area, its better to get the T-Mobile Straight Talk SIM because Straight Talk is not enforcing the new 2.5GB limit on T-Mobile yet (and most likely never will). You do not get T-Mobie LTE with a straight talk t-mobile SIM, but I find that their DC-HSPA+ network is often much better then AT&T's crappy and congested 4G LTE at least in LA.
     
  24. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    If I have an unlocked AT&T iPhone, can I use a t-mobile sim? The obvious answer is no, but your comment made it sound doable.
     
  25. ajt1995 macrumors 6502

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    I believe it IS possible.
     

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