Straight talk vs GoSmart Mobile

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  1. CharismaticNerd macrumors regular

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    Who's had both? On an iPhone? I want to switch but I'm scared lol
    I understand about reframing but, I want to know some actual stories
     
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  3. CharismaticNerd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had straighttalk $45 unlimited on my iPhone 5
    Not very happy with their 2GB data cap cause they advertised its "unlimited", also MMS wont work on iPhones with ST
    But I am not a heavy data user, so no big deal
    Its a decent cell service with this price, quality similar to AT&T service, I think ST uses their tower (switched from AT&T $60 monthly)

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    Where are u switching from?

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    where are u switching from?
     
  5. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Is straight talk selling nano SIM's now? Or did you folks chop up your own SIM??
     
  6. jackwills macrumors regular

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    I dont think they are selling nano sim right now, I bought a standard sim card and cut it down with a nano sim cutter that cost 5 bucks on eBay
     
  7. CharismaticNerd thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol I used the Sim swap to get MMS and I'm
    On a 5, I'm on straight talk and looking to switch to gosmart
     
  8. jackwills macrumors regular

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    But GoSmart is by T-mobile, I heard they only offer edge speed for iPhones

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    If you live in urban area like NYC then you are good to go
     
  9. CharismaticNerd thread starter macrumors regular

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    In a reframed area you get 3G
     
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    Straight Talk has standard (Mini) SIMs and MicroSIMs but not NanoSIMs, so you need to cut them down for an iPhone 5.
     
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    I set my girlfriend up with my old iPhone 4 on straight talk. It's a decent deal for $45 a month. I will say there is a big difference in quality between carriers though. Yes straight talk uses AT&T's towers, but she seems to drop quite a bit more calls than me.. Which is saying a lot. I drop calls like crazy in my area.
     
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    Lol everyone; I'm on straight talk, I'm asking who has switched to gosmart, and how they like it compared to ST
     
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    Straight Talk will use AT&T or T-Mobile depending on which SIM you get. Right now the AT&T SIM isn't for sale on their website. Since GoSmart is T-Mobile, it's probably better to compare them to Straight Talk's T-Mobile service.
     
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    Ah, I didn't know this. I just bought the micro-sim off of Straight Talk's website so I guess it could be either! The more you know haha.
     
  15. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    Their website has only been selling T-Mobile SIMs since late January.
     
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    This, I think they want you to use Net10 for iPhone BYOD, which is T-Mobile. ST probably wants you to use the iPhone directly though them now, since they are officially selling it.
     
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    Lololol nobody is answering your post. I'm thinking nobody has entered the thread yet who used/using go smart mobile.

    In my opinion though, a nexus 4 on tmobile would be the absolute cheapest plan to get on. For the 2 years at $45 monthly on go smart mobile is $1,430 with the purchase of a nexus and would give you full tmobile speeds.

    Since Tmo is upgrading the towers with 3G capabilities to be compatible with the iPhone, their service has been VERY spotty. I would constantly switch between edge and 3G and more times then not, it's on edge. Don't know how hard Tmo is pushing this revamped towers to blanket everywhere but so far I'm not convinced enough to make that switch.

    Once/if tmo's network gets stable on the iPhone, I'll happily leave AT&T and switch.
     
  19. CharismaticNerd thread starter macrumors regular

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    I agree with everything you've said dude, thanks for actually trying to help haha
     
  20. jackwills macrumors regular

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    But walmart are selling iPhone 5 specially for ST,, and they are not offering nano sim..-_- dont get it
     
  21. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone 5 at Walmart uses Straight Talk's Verizon 3G service and doesn't have a SIM.
     

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