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    I purchased the Lumia 900 from amazon without contract, it will arrive tomorrow, I have a micro sim that I ordered from straight talk and will be trying it all out tomorrow.

    Does anyone have any experience with straight talk, I have never used them, and I understand it needs some settings to work. Hoping it is pretty straight forward.

    Anything I should expect? I will be taking the device to the mall to have an invisishield installed on it before using it. This will be my first windows phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    I purchased the Lumia 900 from amazon without contract, it will arrive tomorrow, I have a micro sim that I ordered from straight talk and will be trying it all out tomorrow.

    Does anyone have any experience with straight talk, I have never used them, and I understand it needs some settings to work. Hoping it is pretty straight forward.

    Anything I should expect? I will be taking the device to the mall to have an invisishield installed on it before using it. This will be my first windows phone.
    I don't have experience with it myself, but saw a guy on twitter tweeting Friday that he was using a 900 on Straight Talk. He said everything worked but MMS messages.

    There are a few threads on the 800 forum about Straight Talk. Some report just throwing the SIM in and being good to go (minus MMS) and others have reported data issues from the get go, but the data issues can the fixed. See these threads

    http://forums.wpcentral.com/lumia-800/189373.htm

    http://forums.wpcentral.com/lumia-800/188941.htm

    I have a friend who my be able to get me a free Lumia 900, and if that happens, I'm going to try Straight Talk out, so I've been doing some reading. I hope it all works out for you. Report back, when you get it setup!
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    Have my lumia, have data and phone working on straight talk, can't get MMS to work because there is no settings for mms on windows phone. From what I read I need an app called network setup from nokia which has been pulled from marketplace. Hopefully I can resolve this soon, no idea why its pulled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    Have my lumia, have data and phone working on straight talk, can't get MMS to work because there is no settings for mms on windows phone. From what I read I need an app called network setup from nokia which has been pulled from marketplace. Hopefully I can resolve this soon, no idea why its pulled.
    You're only getting 4G (HSPA) not LTE right? Just curious.
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    How can I tell? I downloaded an app called bandwidth to check speed. It says 4.00Mbps for download and 0.63Mbps for upload on first test, 3.29 and .31 on 2nd test. It's not LTE speeds.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    You're only getting 4G (HSPA) not LTE right? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    How can I tell? I downloaded an app called bandwidth to check speed. It says 4.00Mbps for download and 0.63Mbps for upload on first test, 3.29 and .31 on 2nd test. It's not LTE speeds.
    Nope, you're only getting 2G/Edge speeds since Straight Talk is a T-Mobile MVNO (uses T-Mobile's 3G band), not AT&T's. You'd need to go with an AT&T MVNO like Red Pocket or Jolt in order to take advantage of 3G and HSPA data speeds.

    Of course, either way you'll also have to do without MMS messaging until the Network Setup app is back online.

    I'm currently using a Lumia 800 with Red Pocket. Luckily I downloaded the Network Setup app before it was taken down. I get 2GB of 3G and HSPA data speeds, unlimited talk and text for $60/month.

    Eat it, AT&T! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    Nope, you're only getting 2G/Edge speeds since Straight Talk is a T-Mobile MVNO (uses T-Mobile's 3G band), not AT&T's. You'd need to go with an AT&T MVNO like Red Pocket or Jolt in order to take advantage of 3G and HSPA data speeds.

    Of course, either way you'll also have to do without MMS messaging until the Network Setup app is back online.

    I'm currently using a Lumia 800 with Red Pocket. Luckily I downloaded the Network Setup app before it was taken down. I get 2GB of 3G and HSPA data speeds, unlimited talk and text for $60/month.

    Eat it, AT&T! :P
    Incorrect. Straight Talk uses AT&T's network, not T-Mobiles, so you can get 3G speeds with an AT&T phone on their network.
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    I thought it uses At&t. The apn settings are att.mvno

    Speeds seem fine to me either way, and I am usually on wifi. I prepaid for 3 months so it comes out to about $45 a month including taxes.

    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    Nope, you're only getting 2G/Edge speeds since Straight Talk is a T-Mobile MVNO (uses T-Mobile's 3G band), not AT&T's. You'd need to go with an AT&T MVNO like Red Pocket or Jolt in order to take advantage of 3G and HSPA data speeds.

    Of course, either way you'll also have to do without MMS messaging until the Network Setup app is back online.

    I'm currently using a Lumia 800 with Red Pocket. Luckily I downloaded the Network Setup app before it was taken down. I get 2GB of 3G and HSPA data speeds, unlimited talk and text for $60/month.

    Eat it, AT&T! :P
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    Slick5150 and moc426, you're right. I read this in another thread then researched for myself again. I stand corrected. Although, I'm reading some horror stories about people being kicked off for using too much data (usually about 2GB). Still, I think I'll be ordering a Lumia 900 (probably wait for the unlocked, unbranded version) and switching to StraightTalk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    How can I tell? I downloaded an app called bandwidth to check speed. It says 4.00Mbps for download and 0.63Mbps for upload on first test, 3.29 and .31 on 2nd test. It's not LTE speeds.
    I think in the status bar next to the signal, it'll say either 4G or LTE. 4G is just HSPA+, while LTE is... well LTE.

    But yeah, seems like you don't have LTE, which is what I expected.
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    It says 4G.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars1Z View Post
    I think in the status bar next to the signal, it'll say either 4G or LTE. 4G is just HSPA+, while LTE is... well LTE.

    But yeah, seems like you don't have LTE, which is what I expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    I purchased the Lumia 900 from amazon without contract, it will arrive tomorrow, I have a micro sim that I ordered from straight talk and will be trying it all out tomorrow.

    Does anyone have any experience with straight talk, I have never used them, and I understand it needs some settings to work. Hoping it is pretty straight forward.

    Anything I should expect? I will be taking the device to the mall to have an invisishield installed on it before using it. This will be my first windows phone.
    how did you get the phone from amazon without contract? , and so it works with straight talk?? and do you need a micro sim card to work? it doesnt use the regular sim card slot?
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    You take out your credit card and allow Amazon to charge you the requisite amount for the phone.

    It works on ST sans MMS. And yes it takes a ST microSIM.
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    Lumia 900 Black
    Right hand side, click on Replacement phone, Phone only (no contract changes). Price is 450 now, I bought it when it was 499.99.

    I ordered microsim from straight talk for att phone and popped that in. It works, you need to set the apn value in settings and that should do it. Only MMS doesn't work currently, still waiting on Nokia's network setup app.

    Quote Originally Posted by wesleyaguilar2011 View Post
    how did you get the phone from amazon without contract? , and so it works with straight talk?? and do you need a micro sim card to work? it doesnt use the regular sim card slot?
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    I have contacted straight talk and there are quite a few limitations.
    They said that it is prohibited to stream music and video but is that without limitations or with limitations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azedi View Post
    I have contacted straight talk and there are quite a few limitations.
    They said that it is prohibited to stream music and video but is that without limitations or with limitations.
    There are long discussions on other forums about this but the consensus is you get unlimited talk, text and about 2gb for $45 and you get the same coverage as post paid ATT customers. Yes there are limitations, but you pay half of what a post paid ATT customer does so you should expect some limitations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azedi View Post
    I have contacted straight talk and there are quite a few limitations.
    They said that it is prohibited to stream music and video but is that without limitations or with limitations.
    Woops!

    I've been using MetroRadio Pro and YouTube since I got the phone on the 9th, and I havent been shut off yet. YMMV of course depending on how much streaming you actually do. I've heard 100MB/day or 2GB/month is a pretty standard limit for them so don't do it too much.
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    You might a well just use att prepaid for 50 dollars a month. Get Started - from AT&T. Talk text and data unlimited. I cut down my sim card from my prepaid phone and it works without lte.
    Their can be only one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nite714 View Post
    You might a well just use att prepaid for 50 dollars a month. Get Started - from AT&T. Talk text and data unlimited. I cut down my sim card from my prepaid phone and it works without lte.
    But isn't unlimited data for eligible phones only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azedi View Post
    But isn't unlimited data for eligible phones only?
    Yes for feature phones, not smart phones
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    Quote Originally Posted by feedmylittletroll View Post
    Yes for feature phones, not smart phones
    Yeah but the don't know when you switch the aim from a feature phone to a smart phone. PLUS they have data plans for smartphones.
    Their can be only one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nite714 View Post
    Yeah but the don't know when you switch the aim from a feature phone to a smart phone. PLUS they have data plans for smartphones.
    Does anyone know if you can really get away with this? And what are the data speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hasasimo View Post
    Does anyone know if you can really get away with this? And what are the data speeds?
    You can't. They read the IMEI on the phone and can tell if its a smart phone or a feature phone when it connects to their network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moc426 View Post
    Have my lumia, have data and phone working on straight talk, can't get MMS to work because there is no settings for mms on windows phone. From what I read I need an app called network setup from nokia which has been pulled from marketplace. Hopefully I can resolve this soon, no idea why its pulled.
    do we have to get the phone unlocked?
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    No, you can use the app with the phone locked.

    Quote Originally Posted by mchakri001 View Post
    do we have to get the phone unlocked?

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