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ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





1karus posted:

As someone sitting on a unactivated ST AT&T sim card and phone card (I was waiting for the nexus 4 availability to go up), should I go ahead and use the card, or should I be looking into a different carrier and selling it?

They're not booting AT&T users for ST yet. I'd say just use the cards since you already bought them. However, if you're unhappy, just go to another carrier.

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Stick100
Mar 18, 2003


1karus posted:

As someone sitting on a unactivated ST AT&T sim card and phone card (I was waiting for the nexus 4 availability to go up), should I go ahead and use the card, or should I be looking into a different carrier and selling it?

N4's are easily available now, did you get something else already?

johnny sack
Jan 30, 2004

One day, this team will play to their expectations...

Just not this year..



Honestly I'd sell the AT&T SIM for ST if I were you. And use TMobile. That is, assuming you have adequate TMo coverage in your area. Last time I looked, those SIMs were worth quite a bit more than what you paid.

1karus
Jan 29, 2006

The Fun Machine
Took a Shit and Died

Stick100 posted:

N4's are easily available now, did you get something else already?

I haven't purchased my nexus 4 yet but I was planning on doing so soon. I'm on Virgin Mobile looking to switch.

Kreeblah
May 17, 2004

INSERT QUACK TO CONTINUE





Taco Defender

PUBLIC TOILET posted:

  • affordable
  • decent
  • AT&T service

Pick (at most) two.

PUBLIC TOILET
Jun 13, 2009



Kreeblah posted:

Pick (at most) two.

I choose to wait things out. I can't justify spending money on a price-inflated eBay ST SIM when the future of ST on the AT&T network is cloudy. I'd rather just sit back and wait for the dust to settle before dropping money on a new phone and having to deal with carrier uncertainty.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


I think the future of new ST activations may be murky, but I think existing accounts are probably safe. The inflated SIM price plus your first month is still probably at or under the cost of VZW et al

PUBLIC TOILET
Jun 13, 2009



FreelanceSocialist posted:

I think the future of new ST activations may be murky, but I think existing accounts are probably safe. The inflated SIM price plus your first month is still probably at or under the cost of VZW et al

Is it true that the NET10 one is essentially the same thing as ST?

Matlock
Sep 12, 2004

Childs Play Charity 2011 Total: $1755


Looking for a dumbphone/flip-phone on a Verizon MVNO (rural Ohio) for light usage, looks like PagePlus The12 is the best to use. No dumb/flips on their roster, though they allow BYOD. Any recommendations?

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





PUBLIC TOILET posted:

Is it true that the NET10 one is essentially the same thing as ST?

Right now, ST is still "unlimited". They're both owned by TracFone but Walmart co-owns ST.

Edit: I completely misread this. No, the Net10 card isn't the same card as the ST one last I checked.

ThermoPhysical fucked around with this message at 17:31 on Apr 1, 2013

johnny sack
Jan 30, 2004

One day, this team will play to their expectations...

Just not this year..



Matlock posted:

Looking for a dumbphone/flip-phone on a Verizon MVNO (rural Ohio) for light usage, looks like PagePlus The12 is the best to use. No dumb/flips on their roster, though they allow BYOD. Any recommendations?

Hit up SA Mart. You could also post in the buying/selling thread here.

Ass Catchcum
Dec 21, 2008
I REALLY NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP FOREVER.

I bought a year of AT&T ST time about 3 months ago, so I have a while (and hopefully nothing breaks bad before then).

But, I am looking towards the future and see that T-Mobile has a plan for $70 that is truly unlimited. That is cool, and I'm thinking of getting that and getting rid of my home internet and just tethering that. Would that work?

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

rear end Catchcum posted:

I bought a year of AT&T ST time about 3 months ago, so I have a while (and hopefully nothing breaks bad before then).

But, I am looking towards the future and see that T-Mobile has a plan for $70 that is truly unlimited. That is cool, and I'm thinking of getting that and getting rid of my home internet and just tethering that. Would that work?

Maybe if you root and tether without TMobile knowing? The plans are new, but from what I gather its $10-20 for tethering and there is a cap. I would bet TMobile will be like sprint and only offer unlimited for the phone, not tethering.

There are people who tether unauthorized anyway, but overall you're always running the risk of TMobile detecting it, so I probably wouldn't get rid of your home Internet just yet.

Stumpus
Dec 25, 2009


My wife and I are getting ready to jump ship on ATT, and I was planning on going to ST until I noticed this mess. I assume it wont be a problem for me as my contract will be up and I can unlock my iPhone, but my wife will still have a year. I was planning on just playing the ECF for my contract as going to ST would still save use about ~$500 over that year, with the ECF included.

THe problem is that I'm not sure if ATT will unlock my wife's phone even after. She has a samsung focus flash, and they're not clear on whether they unlock such things. Anyone had any similar experience?

Will I need to get an ATT sim off Ebay, or get her a new phone? (would be a Nexus 4).

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





Stumpus posted:

My wife and I are getting ready to jump ship on ATT, and I was planning on going to ST until I noticed this mess. I assume it wont be a problem for me as my contract will be up and I can unlock my iPhone, but my wife will still have a year. I was planning on just playing the ECF for my contract as going to ST would still save use about ~$500 over that year, with the ECF included.

THe problem is that I'm not sure if ATT will unlock my wife's phone even after. She has a samsung focus flash, and they're not clear on whether they unlock such things. Anyone had any similar experience?

Will I need to get an ATT sim off Ebay, or get her a new phone? (would be a Nexus 4).

Not sure about the unlocking thing, but you will have to get an AT&T ST SIM off of eBay as they're no longer selling them for the foreseeable future.

However, those who still use AT&T on ST still have service...for now. There's talk of ST no longer supporting it. Even if that happens, you can jump to another MVNO carrier with AT&T (that AT&T isn't currently going after).

Ass Catchcum
Dec 21, 2008
I REALLY NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP FOREVER.

ThermoPhysical posted:

Not sure about the unlocking thing, but you will have to get an AT&T ST SIM off of eBay as they're no longer selling them for the foreseeable future.

However, those who still use AT&T on ST still have service...for now. There's talk of ST no longer supporting it. Even if that happens, you can jump to another MVNO carrier with AT&T (that AT&T isn't currently going after).

If that happens I wonder what will happen for those of us that have paid for a year's worth of service in advance

Stumpus
Dec 25, 2009


Wait, even if my phone is unlocked, I would still need an ATT sim?

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





rear end Catchcum posted:

If that happens I wonder what will happen for those of us that have paid for a year's worth of service in advance

They might do what Net10 did and just give away free T-Mobile cards.

However, since ST is Walmart + TracFone, I'm guessing Walmart will definitely try to push AT&T and TracFone to come to an agreement.

Stumpus posted:

Wait, even if my phone is unlocked, I would still need an ATT sim?

Yes, even if your phone's unlocked, you'd still need a SIM card that works on Straight Talk (or whatever carrier you're going to). An AT&T SIM won't work for ST's services even though you'd be on their towers, you'd have to get one that specifically works for ST's carrier.

E: Speaking of T-Mobile...



I found this at a Walmart here in Omaha, NE. If they're selling it, then T-Mobile MUST work here. Not sure how well though. I'll have to try the T-Mobile cards I have and try one of their Pay by the Day plans.

ThermoPhysical fucked around with this message at 19:45 on Apr 1, 2013

NatashaQuick
Jun 30, 2007

No Mr. Bond,
I expect you to die.


Does anyone have Boost Mobile? I think they have the best deal if your area has service. I just ordered my phone and saw this: http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/plans/referral-program/ $25 for each person and I'm the only one obligated to pay (for my first month as usual). If someone wants to do it that would be great when my phone gets here in a few days.

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

NatashaQuick posted:

Does anyone have Boost Mobile? I think they have the best deal if your area has service. I just ordered my phone and saw this: http://www.boostmobile.com/shop/plans/referral-program/ $25 for each person and I'm the only one obligated to pay (for my first month as usual). If someone wants to do it that would be great when my phone gets here in a few days.

Boost is Sprint without roaming, which means the coverage is pretty bad. For voice and text only it would likely be ok, data would likely be abysmal.

chocolateTHUNDER
Jul 19, 2008

GIVE ME ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS

ALL OF THEM


Anybody here have any experience with the Galaxy victory 4G? Virgin Mobile just got it, and it looks like a pretty solid phone for the money. Was wondering if anyone here had one and could share their thoughts with it.

FAUXTON
Jun 2, 2005

daef





ThermoPhysical posted:

E: Speaking of T-Mobile...

I doubt it'd work well but I am awaiting your trip report on this

MC Hawking
Apr 27, 2004

by VideoGames


Fun Shoe

Duckman2008 posted:

Boost is Sprint without roaming, which means the coverage is pretty bad. For voice and text only it would likely be ok, data would likely be abysmal.

Seconding this. My roommate is on Boost and gets roughly Edge data speeds. Fortunately he is on a massively antiquated blackberry so it doesn't matter to much. Also for what little it's worth, the dedicated Boost Mobile retail space near my work that opened up last month already closed down.

Total open time: Four Days.

Ass Catchcum
Dec 21, 2008
I REALLY NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP FOREVER.

Is this $70 4G T-Mo deal likely to be around for a while or is it a special offer I should jump on?

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


rear end Catchcum posted:

Is this $70 4G T-Mo deal likely to be around for a while or is it a special offer I should jump on?

It's one of their standard plans, I'd bet on the $30 4G plan going away sooner. However, if you're thinking of the $70 prepaid plan then you would probably be better off with their $70 no-contract postpaid plan instead. The main advantages are US-based customer support (vs. India-outsourced), limited AT&T data roaming (vs. none with prepaid), and 500 megs of tethering (vs. none with prepaid). If you're buying a new phone you can also get 0% financing for up to 24 months through T-Mobile when you sign up for their postpaid plans.

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


Mr.Radar posted:

It's one of their standard plans, I'd bet on the $30 4G plan going away sooner.
I'm willing to bet this too as there isn't a link to their Monthly 4G Plans anymore.

NatashaQuick
Jun 30, 2007

No Mr. Bond,
I expect you to die.


Duckman2008 posted:

Boost is Sprint without roaming, which means the coverage is pretty bad. For voice and text only it would likely be ok, data would likely be abysmal.

Heard it all before, I live in a city. Someone's got to have Boost and can send me a referral code.

ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





NatashaQuick posted:

Heard it all before, I live in a city. Someone's got to have Boost and can send me a referral code.

My mother uses Boost. Let me get to my computer and I can email you a ref code. What's your email (I don't have PM unfortunately)?

goku chewbacca
Dec 14, 2002


Where's the cheapest place to buy Page Plus monthly refills? CallingMart doesn't sell them for a discount, but they do have a 5% coupon good until tomorrow.

I found this wholesale dealer PagePlusNC that sells them for $26.25 by check/direct deposit and $27.00 by credit card over the phone, but I'm not comfortable with either payment option considering their amateurish webpage.

Ass Catchcum
Dec 21, 2008
I REALLY NEED TO SHUT THE FUCK UP FOREVER.

Mr.Radar posted:

It's one of their standard plans, I'd bet on the $30 4G plan going away sooner. However, if you're thinking of the $70 prepaid plan then you would probably be better off with their $70 no-contract postpaid plan instead. The main advantages are US-based customer support (vs. India-outsourced), limited AT&T data roaming (vs. none with prepaid), and 500 megs of tethering (vs. none with prepaid). If you're buying a new phone you can also get 0% financing for up to 24 months through T-Mobile when you sign up for their postpaid plans.

I have to wait until my year card with ST runs out, but thanks!

FAUXTON
Jun 2, 2005

daef





What's up with Ting taking so long to port my Sprint number over? I'm stuck here with a non-working phone (well, I can use wifi) and no way to get an answer from Ting for the next 3+ hours.

e: It's been almost 13 hours.

FAUXTON fucked around with this message at 08:45 on Apr 3, 2013

johnny sack
Jan 30, 2004

One day, this team will play to their expectations...

Just not this year..



The Entire Universe posted:

What's up with Ting taking so long to port my Sprint number over? I'm stuck here with a non-working phone (well, I can use wifi) and no way to get an answer from Ting for the next 3+ hours.

e: It's been almost 13 hours.

So they have started to port your number, rendering your old phone useless, and leaving you with nothing until they complete the port? Cuz that sounds brutal.

When I ported my number to Google Voice, it took the better part of 2 full days. Granted, my phone still worked with Sprint during the port.

BIG HENRY
Apr 15, 2003


For those of you that are jumping on T-Mobile's $30/mo 100min/unl/unl plan, did you get a SIM and phone wherever and activate that plan online or is it a Walmart specific deal that requires you to buy your phone and SIM from them? I seem to be finding conflicting info.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I bought a $1 SIM card from Tmobile's website, then activated it online. Well, the SIM was giving errors when activating and I had to call, but they still gave me the "online only" plan. It's supposed to just work when activating online.

EDIT: Are SIM cards $10 these days?

Uthor fucked around with this message at 18:10 on Apr 3, 2013

plester1
Jul 9, 2004







BIG HENRY posted:

For those of you that are jumping on T-Mobile's $30/mo 100min/unl/unl plan, did you get a SIM and phone wherever and activate that plan online or is it a Walmart specific deal that requires you to buy your phone and SIM from them? I seem to be finding conflicting info.

It's available from either Walmart or direct online. You can't get it from a brick and mortar T-Mobile store though.

BIG HENRY
Apr 15, 2003


Excellent, thanks for the responses. Time to get that SIM!

johnny sack
Jan 30, 2004

One day, this team will play to their expectations...

Just not this year..



Uthor posted:

I bought a $1 SIM card from Tmobile's website, then activated it online. Well, the SIM was giving errors when activating and I had to call, but they still gave me the "online only" plan. It's supposed to just work when activating online.

EDIT: Are SIM cards $10 these days?

I went to a TMobile store and my SIM was free.

ilkhan
Oct 7, 2004

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

I went a bought a cheapie t-mo based prepaid phone from a local retailer. Gave me a backup phone in case my GNexus had any issues (it didn't) then activated it online with the $30/100/5GB/unlim plan.

NatashaQuick
Jun 30, 2007

No Mr. Bond,
I expect you to die.


ThermoPhysical posted:

My mother uses Boost. Let me get to my computer and I can email you a ref code. What's your email (I don't have PM unfortunately)?

Thank you! Hope your mom appreciates $25. My email is [redacted]

NatashaQuick fucked around with this message at 01:07 on Apr 4, 2013

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ThermoPhysical
Dec 26, 2007





NatashaQuick posted:

Thank you! Hope your mom appreciates $25.

No problem and thanks a lot! e-mailed the code.

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