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Thread: Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

  1. #1
    nobody
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:02:27 -0800, sms <scharf.steven@geemail.com>
    wrote:

    >Using the Straight Talk zip code test, (59801 or 57016) it appears that
    >the Straight Talk iPhones are all on Verizon's network.
    >
    >However before anyone gets too excited about unlimited talk, text, and
    >data on an iPhone for only $45/month (less if you buy a year at a time),
    >there are caveats:
    >
    >1) No LTE. Just like on Page Plus, you only have 3G access even on a 4G
    >LTE iPhone.
    >
    >2) Verizon native coverage only. Unlike Page Plus, Straight Talk does
    >not allow off-Verizon roaming at all, not even at extra cost. So you
    >will have no coverage in areas where Verizon does not have a CDMA
    >network. This isn't nearly as bad as say Virgin Mobile, which is limited
    >to the much smaller Sprint native network, but there are still quite a
    >few areas of the country where Verizon is not the CDMA carrier and you
    >normally would roam onto a smaller local carrier.


    So if you want an iPhone with Straight Talk then use a AT&T phone, or
    get the unlocked one and use T-Mobile.

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    tlvp
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:02:27 -0800, sms wrote:

    > Using the Straight Talk zip code test, (59801 or 57016) it appears that
    > the Straight Talk iPhones are all on Verizon's network.


    And what's it take to port such a handset over to PagePlus :-) ?

    Cheers, -- tlvp
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    Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.

  3. #3
    nobody
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:50:40 -0800, sms <scharf.steven@geemail.com>
    wrote:

    >On 1/14/2013 6:26 PM, nobody@nada.com wrote:
    >> On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:02:27 -0800, sms <scharf.steven@geemail.com>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Using the Straight Talk zip code test, (59801 or 57016) it appears that
    >>> the Straight Talk iPhones are all on Verizon's network.
    >>>
    >>> However before anyone gets too excited about unlimited talk, text, and
    >>> data on an iPhone for only $45/month (less if you buy a year at a time),
    >>> there are caveats:
    >>>
    >>> 1) No LTE. Just like on Page Plus, you only have 3G access even on a 4G
    >>> LTE iPhone.
    >>>
    >>> 2) Verizon native coverage only. Unlike Page Plus, Straight Talk does
    >>> not allow off-Verizon roaming at all, not even at extra cost. So you
    >>> will have no coverage in areas where Verizon does not have a CDMA
    >>> network. This isn't nearly as bad as say Virgin Mobile, which is limited
    >>> to the much smaller Sprint native network, but there are still quite a
    >>> few areas of the country where Verizon is not the CDMA carrier and you
    >>> normally would roam onto a smaller local carrier.

    >>
    >>
    >> So if you want an iPhone with Straight Talk then use a AT&T phone, or
    >> get the unlocked one and use T-Mobile.

    >
    >T-Mobile has far worse coverage issues than Verizon native coverage.
    >Straight Talk with AT&T, or Verizon with Page Plus is the way to go.
    >
    >

    Depends on where you are/go. T-Mobile in many areas has higher data
    speeds. AT&T has better coverage but the Straight Talk T-Mobile roams
    to AT&T. If you could use a better 4G phone with Page Plus without
    screwing with it, it would bea better option, even if it only did 3G
    data speeds.
    >

  4. #4
    j.riddle0512
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    Molon Labe is right. You must mean "what's it take to activate a handset on Page Plus?". Page Plus uses a network of authorized dealers. You can activate an iPhone 4 or 4s from Verizon with a clean esn. iPhone 5 won't work. I use kwikcellular.com for my page plus activations and PINs.

  5. #5
    tlvp
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:05:35 -0500, tlvp wrote, and now needs to clarify
    the intent of:

    >> Using the Straight Talk zip code test, (59801 or 57016) it appears that
    >> the Straight Talk iPhones are all on Verizon's network.

    >
    > And what's it take to port such a handset over to PagePlus :-) ?


    I'm supposing these Straight Talk iPhones have various settings carefully
    designed for use with Straight Talk (browser gateway, MMS gateway, etc.).

    Won't these need adjusting if those handsets are to be used successfully
    with PagePlus? I was asking: "what's it take" to carry out those
    adjustments? Often the requisite settings are deeply hidden behind secret
    menus ... .

    Thanks for bearing with me on this, despite my misleading initial query.

    And cheers, -- tlvp
    --
    Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.

  6. #6
    Justin
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    tlvp wrote on [Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:43:13 -0500]:
    > On Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:05:35 -0500, tlvp wrote, and now needs to clarify
    > the intent of:
    >
    >>> Using the Straight Talk zip code test, (59801 or 57016) it appears that
    >>> the Straight Talk iPhones are all on Verizon's network.

    >>
    >> And what's it take to port such a handset over to PagePlus :-) ?

    >
    > I'm supposing these Straight Talk iPhones have various settings carefully
    > designed for use with Straight Talk (browser gateway, MMS gateway, etc.).


    It wouldn't need a gateway, would it? Since it's a real browser with real
    internet access

  7. #7
    nobody
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    Default Straight Talk iPhone is On Verizon's Network, but No LTE and No Roaming

    >Molon Labe is right. You must mean "what's it take to activate a handset on Page Plus?". Page Plus uses a network of authorized dealers. You can activate an iPhone 4 or 4s from Verizon with a clean esn. iPhone 5 won't work. I use kwikcellular.com for my page plus activations and PINs.

    Or you can just call Page Plus and activate over the phone for free.
    Some dealers want an unreasonable amount. One local one wanted $25.

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