http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2012...imited-4g.htmlStraight Talk announced today that they will be launching unlimited LTE 4G service on the AT&T network for $45/month. Straight Talk's first LTE phone will be a version of the dual-core LG Optimus 2X.
This is the first prepaid LTE service in the US and the Optimus LG 2X will be Straight Talk's first Android phone to use the AT&T network. No word on the phone price or when it will be available. But you can sign up to to be notified of availability at reserve.straighttalkandroid.com
This is a very big deal for two reasons, the network and the phone.
This one even freaked me out!
AT&T and T-Mobile SF Bay Area+ Cell Sites - with Cell ID labels
Over 1,100 AT&T sites in the 9 Bay Area counties + San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties
Now over 1,500 T-Mobile sites in these 12 counties
That sounds awesome, but can you use your own phone?
http://www.isu.edu (Idaho State University)
1. This is not on AT&T, its on T-Mobile
2. There will be no LTE
Verizon 4G LTE
San Francisco | San Jose
AT&T 4G LTE
So Phonenews is wrong?
Update: After extensive research, it has been confirmed that the model offered is not an LTE enabled version of the Optimus 2X as is being advertised by Straight Talk, rather it is in fact an unbranded version of the US G2X that will be sold by the provider with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 pre-loaded along with a new series of T-Mobile SIM card that will allow access to the carrier’s HSPA+ network for the phone, with no possibility of swapping current SIMs used on other GSM smartphones such as the E71 and E5 since they only work with AT&T.
I was about to say that's a good deal but if it's not lte. Maybe lte prepaid will become reality eventually.
Straight Talk's website said LTE, it's a lie. Can't believe they are that stupid and careless, and yet it still says:
"4G LTE Mobile Broadband
Browse at amazing speeds on our fastest network ever."
On their site.
I never was a big fan of America Movil.
Home ISP, RR-Ultimate WiFi, $90/mo | Verizon 4G, $30/mo Unlimited
School, $5,000/semester | Work
At this point I'm moving on, the point of the thread was that Prepay was using high end Android phones on ATT's spankin new Lte network!
Says 4G LTE up top. Don't know for sure now.
Edit: Android 4G LTE looks like sprint's coverage map.
At&t SGS III,
It does say " 4G Lte mobile broadband" and it accepted my zip, so is this the trick of the century or what?
I may be confused...no sleep for me last night.