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ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





I can refer some people too, however I gave one out to someone here (ZigMoose, I think?) and it hasn't been redeemed yet. So yeah...I dunno what's going on with that.

However, the credit isn't just a "here's $25 for referring", they want to make sure they have got a new customer out of the deal and not someone just trying the service. If both the referrer and referee keep their bills paid on time for two months straight, then both will get a $25 credit on their respective bills.

If one person doesn't pay on time or just drops it before those two months are up, then the credit will no longer work.

Also, you have 30 days after receiving a referral code to actually use it. ZigMoose, if you're reading this, you've got like five days left to use the code I sent you.

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SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

ThermoPhysical posted:


However, the credit isn't just a "here's $25 for referring", they want to make sure they have got a new customer out of the deal and not someone just trying the service. If both the referrer and referee keep their bills paid on time for two months straight, then both will get a $25 credit on their respective bills.

If one person doesn't pay on time or just drops it before those two months are up, then the credit will no longer work.


Yeah... I've handed out a few referrals and I'm like 1 for 3 on them actually coming through

DogCop
Aug 6, 2008

Bake him away, toys.


ThermoPhysical posted:

ZigMoose, if you're reading this, you've got like five days left to use the code I sent you.

I'm trying man it took Cricket 3 weeks to port my number over and now I'm getting error messages off the referral page.

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Zigmoose posted:

I'm trying man it took Cricket 3 weeks to port my number over and now I'm getting error messages off the referral page.

A quick chat with customer service should get you sorted I'd think. No?

DogCop
Aug 6, 2008

Bake him away, toys.


Nope, customer service can't find my account.

I've had a pretty exceptionally poor experience with Cricket so far; the customer service seems powerless. They put me on a temporary data-less flip phone for two weeks to wait for the district manager to fix my account while porting before just giving up and giving me a new number.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





Zigmoose posted:

I'm trying man it took Cricket 3 weeks to port my number over and now I'm getting error messages off the referral page.

Did you need the referral code? I think I have an email with that in it.

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Zigmoose posted:

Nope, customer service can't find my account.

I've had a pretty exceptionally poor experience with Cricket so far; the customer service seems powerless. They put me on a temporary data-less flip phone for two weeks to wait for the district manager to fix my account while porting before just giving up and giving me a new number.

I've heard of this happening before, especially when porting between two AT&T MVNOs. Sorry you had such a hassle. I have a couple emails of "Porting specialists" that might be able to help you if you're still looking for it.

nickutz
Feb 3, 2004

Put blue and red chicken in mouth plz

Cross post from the T-Mobile thread. Thought someone wanting to get T-Mobile prepaid may want one of these:

nickutz posted:

I was cleaning out a drawer today and found two T-Mobile SIM cards. One Mini SIM and one Micro SIM. Both still eligible to be activated. I was going to throw them away but instead I will mail them for free to whoever wants 'em.

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

nickutz posted:

Cross post from the T-Mobile thread. Thought someone wanting to get T-Mobile prepaid may want one of these:

Just saw online tmo sim cards are on sale for $0.01 again.

IuniusBrutus
Jul 24, 2010



So, I got sick of Cricket and tried porting my number back into TMo prepaid. It said it successfully completed the activation and was porting my number, but I can't do ANYTHING with it. I can't create a My TMobile account, can't add funds, can't make calls or send texts, nothing.

I thought I was immediately able to do all of those things once the account was created, and I only had to wait until the port was complete to receive messages or calls. Or am I misremembering?

koahi
Jan 14, 2013


IuniusBrutus posted:

So, I got sick of Cricket and tried porting my number back into TMo prepaid. It said it successfully completed the activation and was porting my number, but I can't do ANYTHING with it. I can't create a My TMobile account, can't add funds, can't make calls or send texts, nothing.

I thought I was immediately able to do all of those things once the account was created, and I only had to wait until the port was complete to receive messages or calls. Or am I misremembering?

Did you already have a T-Mobile account?

When I signed up with T-Mobile for the prepaid plan, I had to wait until my number was completely transferred before I could sign up on their website. You should get some sort of text message once you are able to sign up.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Someone told me to come here. I'm currently on Tmobile. It's awesome and I wish I could stick with them but I'm moving farther out of town and there's no signal out there. Is Straighttalk on the ATT network good? Will they bitch at me if I use data? Looks like I can get about the same thing I have on Tmobile for the around the same price but with the ATT network. Whereas using ATT would cost me 70 dollars a month.

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

IF I JUST LICK ENOUGH BOOT LEATHER, BIG DADDY TRUMP WILL SURELY LOVE ME

cross posting from t-mobile thread.

Oneiros posted:

Anyone on the $30 nerd plan check out your tethering / personal hotspot. I tried using mine on a whim today and it's working (iPhone 5). No separate tethering data allotment listed on my account, it appears to just be using the normal 5GB.
Confirming this.
Nexus 5, up to date, nerd plan. Same setup that got a paywall prompt a month ago works fine now.

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Cojawfee posted:

Someone told me to come here. I'm currently on Tmobile. It's awesome and I wish I could stick with them but I'm moving farther out of town and there's no signal out there. Is Straighttalk on the ATT network good? Will they bitch at me if I use data? Looks like I can get about the same thing I have on Tmobile for the around the same price but with the ATT network. Whereas using ATT would cost me 70 dollars a month.

It was me, I told you to come in here. I didn't wanna poo poo up the Android thread with carrier talk. Some people just really like losing money on contracts whereas others get company phones or huge discounts so whatever, we'll keep our prepaid talk in here.

Anyway, how much data do you typically use? That's the main concern. If you know AT&T has good service where you're going. Then you're looking in the right direction, but if you see StraightTalk, and ask "will they bitch at me if I use data?" then apparently you're heard the stories. Yes, they might. Yes, they might throttle you hard for no apparent reason.

In place of ST I want to suggest the new Cricket. It's on the AT&T network too, has much better service and most of all, they don't care if you want to burn all your data on Netflix.

Prices run like this (with $5 autopay discount and all tax is included):
$35/mo Unlimited minutes/SMS and 500mb
$45/mo Unllimited minutes/SMS and 2.5gb
$55/mo Unlimited minutes/SMS and 5gb

Only caveat to this service is capped speeds: 8mb/4mb on LTE/HSPA respectively. To be honest, I haven't even noticed it, everything works when I push the button and loads as quickly as I want it to. I just won't win any bandwidth speed dick measuring competitions But I won't have to deal with the high ping times and network prioritizing I had with ST. Also, Cricket has a good referral plan, $25 for you and the referrer if you stay on for 60 days. I can hook you up as can a few other goons in here who are on Cricket.

e: I don't know if you have a family or not, but there's also some pretty good discounts for 3+ lines.

SB35 fucked around with this message at 01:50 on Jun 20, 2014

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

I'm a single male goon, so just one line. I'm currently sitting at .88GB used on my data, so I don't really use much. I'll have to check out Cricket especially if they have some sort of military discount.

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Cojawfee posted:

I'm a single male goon, so just one line. I'm currently sitting at .88GB used on my data, so I don't really use much. I'll have to check out Cricket especially if they have some sort of military discount.

quote:

Will the new Cricket still offer military or friends & family discounts? Can I keep them?
When you transition to the new Cricket you will need to choose a new Cricket (GSM) rate plan so you can take advantage of our nationwide 4G LTE network. We've made it simple and affordable with plans starting at just $25/month with all taxes and fees included. You can also enjoy additional discounts, such as our $5 Auto Pay credit each month or Group Save discounts, both available for plans beginning at $40.

Doesn't look like Cricket does

Then again, ST doesn't either unless you can pick up cheap refill cards at the PX on base.

IuniusBrutus
Jul 24, 2010



koahi posted:

Did you already have a T-Mobile account?

When I signed up with T-Mobile for the prepaid plan, I had to wait until my number was completely transferred before I could sign up on their website. You should get some sort of text message once you are able to sign up.

No, it'll be a new account.

This is annoying as poo poo. I don't even know why I transferred the drat number, only one person uses it for MMS, the rest use my GV number. I've never had a port take more than a few hours before.

Geoj
May 28, 2008

BITTER POOR PERSON


ilkhan posted:

cross posting from t-mobile thread.

Confirming this.
Nexus 5, up to date, nerd plan. Same setup that got a paywall prompt a month ago works fine now.

Thirding this, but granted my wife's phone is rooted & running a custom 4.4 ROM.

I've noticed there's a "mobile hotspot" category in the T-Mobile app with a 100 MB cap, but it doesn't reflect actual use of your mobile hotspot. I've read reports of it being wildly off - either displaying a vast majority of normal data usage as tethered, or people using a sizeable chunk of their data for tethering only seeing a few MB counted against the hotspot "cap."

IuniusBrutus posted:

I've never had a port take more than a few hours before.

It took my wife's port from Verizon to T-Mobile a couple of days to go through.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

Geoj posted:

It took my wife's port from Verizon to T-Mobile a couple of days to go through.

I guess it varies, my port from Verizon to T Mobile took a couple hours.

Stick100
Mar 18, 2003


Geoj posted:

Thirding this, but granted my wife's phone is rooted & running a custom 4.4 ROM.

I can get Google search results, but as soon as I click a link I get nothing. Anyone else getting this behavior?

IuniusBrutus
Jul 24, 2010



26 hours and still no progress with my port from Cricket to TMo prepaid. My cricket account still shows active and everything!

Merv Burger
Jan 3, 2008



IuniusBrutus posted:

26 hours and still no progress with my port from Cricket to TMo prepaid. My cricket account still shows active and everything!

Call T-Mo support. At this point the port got botched in the system and you'll need to have them re-initiate it.

Happened to me going from Verizon to T-Mobile - a combination of putting my Verizon account number in wrong (nothing said to omit the hyphen,) and my new phone not being issued a temporary number caused it to get stuck. After calling them and getting it sorted out, everything was ported over within 2 hours.

koahi
Jan 14, 2013


Make sure you call their number transfer specialist line, and not their general customer service line.

Geoj
May 28, 2008

BITTER POOR PERSON


koahi posted:

Make sure you call their number transfer specialist line, and not their general customer service line.

Geoj posted:

If anyone else needs it, the number the customer support representative on 611 gave me for number porting was 1-877-789-3106

Stupid_Sexy_Flander
Mar 14, 2007

Is a man not entitled to the haw of his maw?


Grimey Drawer

Thinking of upgrading from the nokia 521 to the lg black optimus f6, but kinda thinking "enh... I dunno".

Pros -
Newer phone
better camera
flash
android
will presumably be able to get emojis again, which makes sexually harassing the girlfriend with text messages more entertaining

cons -
will lose nokia radio (which is awesome)
battery life is probably shittacular compared to the nokia
less memory than the nokia

Newegg has a sale on it this weekend, where it's on sale for 105$.

I have a budget of about 200$ and use tmobile (on the dork plan), so if someone knows of a better/more awesome phone, lemme know.

d[-.-]b
Aug 1, 2004

my fav champ that hero who cats a spell that make all bad guy fall down and say my dick BIG


Stupid_Sexy_Flander posted:

Thinking of upgrading from the nokia 521 to the lg black optimus f6, but kinda thinking "enh... I dunno".

Pros -
Newer phone
better camera
flash
android
will presumably be able to get emojis again, which makes sexually harassing the girlfriend with text messages more entertaining

cons -
will lose nokia radio (which is awesome)
battery life is probably shittacular compared to the nokia
less memory than the nokia

Newegg has a sale on it this weekend, where it's on sale for 105$.

I have a budget of about 200$ and use tmobile (on the dork plan), so if someone knows of a better/more awesome phone, lemme know.

Moto G LTE?

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

d[-.-]b" post="431362461 posted:

Moto G LTE?

This. Or the regular old Moto G 16gb.

Geoj
May 28, 2008

BITTER POOR PERSON


d[-.-]b" post="431362461 posted:

Moto G LTE?

Anyone have a trip report on these? My wife's GS4 is having SIM card disconnect issues that have persisted after changing out the SIM/SD tray and we're starting to look for affordable replacement options.

Her concern is the camera will be lovely at 5 MP vs the 13 on the GS4.

Stupid_Sexy_Flander
Mar 14, 2007

Is a man not entitled to the haw of his maw?


Grimey Drawer

Ah. Moto g lte seems to be the choice. Apparently the moto g doesn't have an expandable memory card slot, which just boggles the mind.

Now I just gotta decide if it's worth spending the 220$~ for the moto lte version...

Appreciate the help guys

Stupid_Sexy_Flander fucked around with this message at 03:37 on Jun 23, 2014

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Brother picked up the Moto G LTE and likes it, but I havent' touched it myself. Apparently it doesn't work well with Class 10 or UHS microSD cards right now, but Moto apparently knows and will fix in an update.

DrBouvenstein
Feb 28, 2007

I think I'm a doctor, but that doesn't make me a doctor. This fancy avatar does.


Has anyone else here had problems with MMS on AT&T GoPhone?

I have tried two different APN settings:
Name: ATT
APN: wap.cingular
Proxy: none
Port: none
Username and password are blank
Server: none
Mmsc: http://mmsc.cingular.com
Mms proxy: wireless.cingular.com
Mms port: 80
Mcc: 310
Mnc: 410
Authentication type: none
APN type: default

and:
APN: pta
Proxy:
Port:
Username:
Password:
Server:
MMSC: http://mmsc.mobile.att.net
MMS Proxy: proxy.mobile.att.net
MMS port: 80
MCC: 310
MNC: 410
Authentication type:
APN type: internet


And also a third that just uses "Phone" for the APN, but is otherwise identical to the second one.

My data connection works fine on LTE for either of those APNs, I just can't send or receive MMS messages to save my life...most of the time. Sometimes, out of the blue, it will just work. The last successful one i sent was Sunday night. Since then, the ones I try to send fail, and the ones people send me have a notice saying they failed, and to click to download, and even if I wait till I'm an an area with full LTE, it will just hang at downloading and then after several minutes, repeat the message that the MMS failed to download.

GenericGirlName
Apr 10, 2012

Why did you post that?


Hey, I'm about to start the process of switching over to cricket. During check out it asked me for my phone number for transferring the number, but I obviously don't want it to start transferring my number until I get the sim card, I would like to still be able to use my phone for the 2 days it would take to ship. Does any one know if they actually going to try to transfer my number immediately? (Which I think would be pretty dumb, so I think its unlikey, but I kind of need my phone...)'

edit: Haha, I clearly can't read, it tells me the answer to this on the same page!!!

GenericGirlName fucked around with this message at 23:17 on Jul 1, 2014

SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

GenericGirlName posted:

Hey, I'm about to start the process of switching over to cricket. During check out it asked me for my phone number for transferring the number, but I obviously don't want it to start transferring my number until I get the sim card, I would like to still be able to use my phone for the 2 days it would take to ship. Does any one know if they actually going to try to transfer my number immediately? (Which I think would be pretty dumb, so I think its unlikey, but I kind of need my phone...)'

edit: Haha, I clearly can't read, it tells me the answer to this on the same page!!!

Yep. You're good. Won't transfer till you activate. Do you have a referral? That'll get you a free $25 credit. PM me or another Cricket goon if you need one. You can redeem it anytime in your first 30 days.

Allaniis
Jan 22, 2011


Geoj posted:

Her concern is the camera will be lovely at 5 MP vs the 13 on the GS4.
The camera is not great, if it's anything similar to the regular Moto G's camera.

Geoj
May 28, 2008

BITTER POOR PERSON


Allaniis posted:

The camera is not great, if it's anything similar to the regular Moto G's camera.

That's what I figured. Crisis averted though, a friend's wife upgraded to a GS5 and gave me her old GS4. Hopefully it won't have the same problem...

Bisty Q.
Jul 22, 2008


As an FYI, Straight Talk has a data usage meter if you text 'usage' to 611611.

I've found it mostly agrees with my iPhone's but lags by a day or so.

Prescription Combs
Apr 20, 2005
   6

For Ting, can I simply go to a Sprint retail/reseller store and ask for a UICC/SIM for a Nexus 5?

Or do I have to order the one from Ting directly?

Afterlith
Jun 22, 2011

Non Omnis Moriar


Will someone send me a referral to Cricket?

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





Afterlith posted:

Will someone send me a referral to Cricket?

Sure, I'll need your e-mail. I'll shoot you an e-mail asking for your real name (won't ask for it here) as Cricket will want that + your e-mail.

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SB35
Jul 6, 2007
Move along folks, nothing to see here.

Afterlith posted:

Will someone send me a referral to Cricket?

Responded to your PM. Me or ThermoPhysical, whichever you prefer is fine.

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