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Jul 9, 2012, 01:22 PM
 
Anyone ever used this? You need to unlock your iPhone, but that might be worth it to get better coverage than Virgin Mobile.

http://www.straighttalk.com
     
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Jul 10, 2012, 05:42 AM
 
I use ST and love it. I was using my iPhone on T-Mobile and paying $30/month for 100 minutes talk, UL text, and UL web (2G service only though).

ST is $45/month for UL everything (web caps at 2 gigabytes). ST uses AT&T towers so I'm getting much better coverage and I was able to port my prepaid TMO number to ST.
     
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Jul 10, 2012, 05:50 AM
 
That link is so amateur and the coverage map so vague I can't trust it.
     
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Jul 11, 2012, 07:50 PM
 
Only GSM iPhones will work. Don't even need to be unlocked, since it's still using ATT.

Do a Google search, you'll find very long threads talking about it.
     
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Jul 12, 2012, 03:15 PM
 
Hey- I just ordered my ST micro sim/unlimited plan for an unlocked GSM iPhone.

I'm currently using a prepaid Virgin Mobile plan with an android (terrible service/coverage).

How do I port my Virgin Mobile number to ST? Is that an option?


Also, I read somewhere MMS will not work unless I change my 'API' settings? Any direction on that would be appreciated.

Cheers!
     
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Jul 14, 2012, 05:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by Orseay View Post
Hey- I just ordered my ST micro sim/unlimited plan for an unlocked GSM iPhone.
I'm currently using a prepaid Virgin Mobile plan with an android (terrible service/coverage).
How do I port my Virgin Mobile number to ST? Is that an option?
Also, I read somewhere MMS will not work unless I change my 'API' settings? Any direction on that would be appreciated.
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When you go to activate the new SIM, one of the options will to port your existing number. Whether or not you can do Virgin Mobile, I don't know. I went from T-mobile prepaid to ST and it worked fine. Took about 21 hours for the port to finalize.

Go to http://www.unlockit.co.nz/unlockit/ on your iPhone and choose Straight Talk. The site will install an APN changer.
     
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Jul 14, 2012, 06:23 AM
 
I'd be curious to know if it works for you, as I am also on virgin mobile. The reception is fine around home, but not when I travel.
     
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Jul 14, 2012, 03:43 PM
 
Thanks!

Should get the sim Monday- we'll see how it goes.
     
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Jul 17, 2012, 12:06 PM
 
Got my sim today. Ported my Virgin Mobile number which only took about an hour, then downloaded the APN changer from Gankdawg's link below. Voila!

Thanks!
     
   
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