Can you buy an E71 from say Amazon, and then get that to work with Straight Talk? Would it need some kind of sim card for straight talk? If so, how do you get this, etc.... sorry, I am new to this stuff so kind of clueless....
oh...... ok, thanks for the info !!!!
Not feasable. You would have to buy the StraighTalk E71 to get the SIM card to put in the Amazon E71.
Was wondering this myself as I have an unlocked E71W and would prefer to not have to buy another one to make the switch.
Since I would be needing two lines anyhow could one be a complete ST E71, and the 2nd line just purchase a less expensive ST phone and put the sim into my unlocked E71W?
Most likely would not go with another E71 and have two of them, but would it matter if it was another one of the ST G smart type phones?
Have pretty much equally good service from ATT and Verizon around here so could even get one of the ST C phones as well.
Guess I could just sell off my current one on eBay or something if I end up going this route (ATT seems to be finally pushing me past my limit of how much BS and gouging I can take) as its looks like I am going to make a change soon.
You can not, I repeat CAN NOT get an unlocked sim in anything but the ST E71 or the other ST Nokia smart phone. The other ST phones have locked sims that can NOT be switched to another phone.
Is there any way to get a unlocked ST sim to use in an unlocked E71 or other similar phone etc?
Just to be clear the idea is to limit the up front costs, and not to use a sim that would allow a limited plan.
Guess like so many money is tight, times are hard, and just do not want to pay nearly $200 for stupid sim card
Now sing the last part like it is a song lmfao
If you want an unlocked SIM card, you have to buy an E71 and keep it for the entire time you want to use the service. Again, the phone's IMEI is your account number.
This *really* needs to be a sticky.
What happens if you loose your SIM card? Would ST replace it with an unlock one? Just curious. Thanks.
That's an interesting question. The problem is: I don't think anyone here would be the guinea pig for that.
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Internet at work and with a Nexus 4 on Straight Talk with AT&T.
As it plainly says in their Terms & Conditions:
"You may not remove your SIM card"
"Straight Talk will prosecute violators to the full extent of the law".
"Straight Talk reserves the right to cancel any Service without notice".
While their TOS does state you're not supposed to remove the SIM card, I seriously doubt they'd send the death squad after you. The worst that'll happen is they'll likely just tell you not to mess with the SIM card anymore after you get and install the new one, lol.