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    Question HTC EVO on Straight Talk...

    Hi Folks,

    I know there are similar threads out there for this topic, however, none of them actually provide the solution (PRL or APN settings) that we need to get this going.

    My question is, is there anyone on this forum successfully using the EVO on Straight Talk with the MAXIMUM data speeds possible on a Sprint device? I mean, whatever method you found for optimal success is fine with me (QPST, PRL, or APN).

    This is AWESOME, but I have no idea how it was done (the immense data speed!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ef0fv-Sgds

    If so, can you please PM me or help me find that information or files please? I would really, really appreciate it! Thank you and have a nice day.

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    It is my understanding that to get a CDMA phone to run on Straight Talk you have to first have to change (or spoof) the IMEI of your phone to that of one recognized by Straight Talks system as a ST phone. Not really something most people would want to do. Good luck.

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    Thanks for your response spekkio. That's why my question wasn't about the MEID or the IMEI or the ESN. The question was about data settings on Straight Talk.

    Please let me know if you or anyone else can help, thank you for reading...

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    At this time the quickest ST CDMA phone data speed is 1xRTT. If you do get a CDMA data hog on ST you will immediately be noticed and terminated, and loose your investment.

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    While I normally find Tracfancier overly paranoid with Tracfone stuff. He has a very good point with this. All of STs phones have slow modems on them and a very fast one may flag them big time. I have my sim in a HTC Aria and ST has had no problem with how fast it uses data and I do not use huge amounts of data so they have left me alone. I believe this is pretty much true for all converted phones and users. Don't abuse the data and ST doesn't bother you.

    If the EVO has a modem no faster than the Aria and you are not a data hog or use any wifi hot spot feature you would probably be ok.
    As for the EVO. HTC has the ATT version of the EVO called the HTC Inspire 4G. It would be very simple to get it up and running on ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndroidPhoneFan View Post
    While I normally find Tracfancier overly paranoid with Tracfone stuff. He has a very good point with this. All of STs phones have slow modems on them and a very fast one may flag them big time. I have my sim in a HTC Aria and ST has had no problem with how fast it uses data and I do not use huge amounts of data so they have left me alone. I believe this is pretty much true for all converted phones and users. Don't abuse the data and ST doesn't bother you.

    If the EVO has a modem no faster than the Aria and you are not a data hog or use any wifi hot spot feature you would probably be ok.
    As for the EVO. HTC has the ATT version of the EVO called the HTC Inspire 4G. It would be very simple to get it up and running on ST.
    I am on the fence right now with ST. The problem I am having with all of this is if you have a phone like the InFuse 4G or the Inspire, how are you able to keep your data incheck without the risk of being booted off the network? I am having a hard time grasping this discretionary determination of what data mount is allowed on the network.

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    Probably the best way to do it is just figure 2 gigs as the limit and install a data tracking app on the phone. Keep an eye on the data count through the month and don't go over 2 gigs.
    As I said, I have a Aria on ST and have never had problems. It loads from the net much faster than the E71 does but ST has never called, text or contacted me in any way about it. I'm sure many others have had the same results. You just can't go hog wild on it. I doubt many if any of the other providers will give truly unlimited data and from what I have heard, Verizon and AT&T have done away with their unlimited accts. You pay for a set amount and if you go over they start adding overage fees. Of the big providers Sprint is the only one I know that has unlimited data, US Cellular my have it, not sure though.

    For me ST, Virgin Mobile and other MVNOs are where people need to go. If more people drop contract service for the PAYG, the big providers might adjust their plans to something more reasonable to be more competitive.

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    Guys, thanks again for the response.

    I take our presence on ST, with their prices and plans, as a privilege, not a right. So believe me when I say, I DO NOT data hog and am grateful to the privilege we have. Whether it's an exploit on the unlocked SIM or any other methods, the key is to be grateful and don't lose this lenience that ST shows, rather than some other folks using data in GIGs and what have you.

    With that said, if we can please get to the topic at hand, I would appreciate it. Looking forward to hearing from people who have done this, PM me, if you feel it's better to communicate that way. Thank you guys.

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    If this was done it would have had to have been done with the Sprint or Verizon network some how.
    Evo is Sprint CDMA, ATT and TMobile are GSM so if they got an Evo on ST the provider would have to have been Sprint or Verizon because they are the CDMA providers.

    Best luck getting your Evo on to ST.

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    If you are going to use a EVO, I would just go with Zap Unlimited. http://zappunlimited.com/default.aspx

    You can bring your own device, any sprint phone with a good ESN. That would be the best route for you. Then, you wouldn't have to worry about getting cut off. And, last but not least, it's only 49.95 for the same plan, but without tax. My ST card cost me 48.15 with tax, so this would be whopping 1.85 more for a little peace of mind. All of this of course is contingent upon Sprint coverage working for you.

    I have a Fascinate flashed to ST. I have just ran out of my time on it, so I'm probably going to sell it and get a EVO. Sprint coverage works fine for my travels. I didn't have any trouble with it though last month. But, I didn't hog data either. When I was at the office or home, I kept it on Wi-Fi. I did run a couple of speed test on it, and got typical 3G speeds 1.2-1.5- mbs download. I just feel better going with ZAP myself, but it is a personal choice.
    PLEASE, don't PM me with questions that could and should be answered in the open forum. Then everyone can benefit from the answer, and you will get more than "one" opinion... Thanks.

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    I have had same service, same phone since early march. No problems so far.

    I do try to keep data usage under 2gigs every month. Straight Talk(tracfone) does not have any real way of monitoring data usage. So they claim....

    A friend of mine decided to put them to the test and pulled in over 30gigs in 3 weeks before getting a phone call from corporate top level Verizon specialist and it was like a phone call marathon for like a week.

    This was way beyond any normal usage that any Verizon customer would ever be capable of pulling off without being on a contract and receiving a bill for like $1 per MB in overage fees.

    Many offers were made by Verizon to mail them the so called straight talk phone in exchange for a free phone upgrade which obviously were rejected.

    They then attempted to have straight talk put a hold on the service by attempting to discontinue any future refill purchases which was unsuccessful at their part.

    All they did was make it impossible to log into their website. When the month ran out an automated recording occurred as normal requesting for either an airtime refill card or credit card. Surprise, surprise..... Refill card was accepted.

    10 days, 10 gigs or so into the next month they finally managed to put the service on hold and decided to just simply BAN the MEID from the network. They offered 2 solutions, either mail the phone to them and get a free replacement or purchase a new phone and continue service on that.

    Obviously nothing got mailed to them; same phone number is still in service to this day.

    I personally have never experienced any of this, I have always been some what respectful and overcautious of a really good thing.

    I understand that you can just go to zap unlimited or boost and get pretty much same thing accept the fact you're using Sprint's network and not Verizon's. I also herd zap only offers like a gig of 3G and that for most people is a major deal breaker.

    To my understanding the only reason why this is working as well as it is, is because of how low tech and under educated tracfone and their employees really are. When Verizon calls them up with questions half the people there barely know English, they speak very slow, and they are constantly either trying to update something or there's pending errors and nothing can be updated at the moment.

    Verizon is not going to drop tracfone or Walmart as vendors cause they just make way too much money off them. Tracfone also has been around longer than any other prepaid provider and one of the most expensive ones as well if paying on a per minute basis.

    Same friend who went crazy on his data actually doesn't even use straight talk's data very much anymore. He's been hacking MiFi devices and running them on the Verizon network for around $10 or so a month. About same price boost charges for data only use only its VERIZON. The key is to keep it under 2gigs a month per device if want to stay out of the radar.

    Whats nice about MiFi is you can simply leave your phones wifi on all the time where ever you go, and you will always be able to do both talk and data at the same time.

    I am not regular on this website so please don't PM me.

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