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PrePaid or Contract?

« on: November 07, 2014, 10:33:12 AM »
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  • ramious2012

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    Ok so here is the discussion and remember it is only a discussion. So you go out and buy your self and shiny new Straight Talk phone. Now a couple of months later you see Verizon Is running a better deal on pre-paid service so you decide to take your phone and move it to Verizon. Doh....ya cant. the Verizon service will not run on your shiny new Straight Talk phone, Why, It's Locked. So you call up Straight Talk to ask them to Unlock the phone so you can move it to Verizon. You are then told No. Straight Talk tells you that they will not unlock the phone for a period of one year. Wait, what's this? you wont unlock my phone for one year, so cant use it on another carriers service. I thought this was a no Contract , PrePaid phone when I bought it and now you tell me I am locked in to using Straight Talk service for one year. Sounds like a Contract to me, What do you think?
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    Re: PrePaid or Contract?

    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 09:22:10 PM »
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    1.) All the other pre-paids, are not as good as they advertise. they have hidden charges and fees, that eat up your money paid.

    2.) any carrier has a no-unlock policy for any phone on their network until at least a year of use after the day of initial activation.

    3.) Straight talk phones are not first run new models. No other carrier, as far as I know, will take a straight talk phone, they all have contracts with the manufactures, locking neweer phone models and older phone models.

    4.) my advise, if you can get a good AT&T signal, go find you a nice AT&T network phone, buy an AT&T sim card from straight talk, and enjoy life.

    the sim goes with any AT&T phone, you just program the APN settings, and you're good to go. The phone doesn't even have to be unlocked by AT&T.

    I've had ST for better than 8 yrs, and wouldn't go to any of those other pirate steal your money carriers

    Just my opinion
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    Re: PrePaid or Contract?

    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2014, 09:08:46 PM »
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    Exactly the conversation I was looking for thank you for a great post, But is my point exactly. I mean to me it's false advertising. No Contract Means No Contract. Now Both Straight Talk. And Verizon Have a bring your own phone CDMA  Program. which is great. and I talked to the Verizon Rep. and yes I can take this phone , purchased On Straight Talk and Activate it on Verizons , BYOP plan. But I can only do it once the phone has been Unlocked. Which to me , should have never been locked to start with on a No Contract Service. See where I'm coming from?
     
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    Re: PrePaid or Contract?

    « Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 10:43:48 AM »
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    Cricket wirless beats straight talk
    3gb for 45 a month lte with unlimited throttle ay 128kbps

    And they have a better plan 10gb for 60 a month

    And if u change plans they will credit you the amount owed for unused data if applicable without even asking
    Name one other prepaid carrier thay dose that.

    Runs on att

    Bring your own phone
    Or get a new one. And I havent ever tried to unlock one of there phones, but id bet they'd be cool. I mean considering the refund I got without asking for switching from the 7gb plan to the 3gb plan.

    See my post here to save 25 bucks on your service by using a refeal

    It is the post about the free htc 510
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    Re: PrePaid or Contract?

    « Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 11:01:33 AM »
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    Cricket wirless beats straight talk
    3gb for 45 a month lte with unlimited throttle ay 128kbps

    And they have a better plan 10gb for 60 a month

    And if u change plans they will credit you the amount owed for unused data if applicable without even asking
    Name one other prepaid carrier thay dose that.

    Runs on att

    Bring your own phone
    Or get a new one. And I havent ever tried to unlock one of there phones, but id bet they'd be cool. I mean considering the refund I got without asking for switching from the 7gb plan to the 3gb plan.

    See my post here to save 25 bucks on your service by using a refeal

    It is the post about the free htc 510
    Cricket is nice but lte is throttled to 2mb/s and there is no roaming.
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