Before I say anything else I want it duly noted that www.howardforums.com makes a new user wait 2 weeks before submitting any new posts. This is horrible - I had figured out a way to get my android to work on Straight Talk before they had android phones and the option to "bring your own phone" into the network. When I went to post it on Howardforums I had to wait so long I eventually just said F*** it and never posted it. Good thing Straight Talk now allows us to bring in our own phones into the network.
TO MAKE YOUR PHONE CONNECT TO THE STRAIGHT TALK NETWORK (straight from the website):
and yes, I did have to pay the $14.99 + tax for a new sim card to work with my android Sidekick 4g, Totally worth it though for $45 unlimited everything. LET THE MIGRATION BEGIN!
"Steps To Complete Your Activation
To complete the Activation, turn your phone off and immediately back on.
Make a call. If after 10 minutes you are unable to make and receive calls, turn your phone OFF and back ON again.
If your call was not successful, wait 1 hour and repeat these steps.
In order for your phone's features to work, you will need to update your phone’s APN (Access Point Name) setting. Some services, such as MMS or Browsing, may not work if you cannot make the required changes.
Once you have reached your phone's APN (Access Point Name) setting, follow the below steps to be able to make and receive MMS and access your Browser.
Create a new APN with the following values depending on whether it's a Smart Phone or not.
APN Name: Straight Talk
All Other Phones:
APN Name: Straight Talk
MMS Proxy: 184.108.40.206
MMS Port: 8080
Delete the current "APN/Access Point Name" from your phone.
Reboot your phone.
If you encounter any difficulty updating your phone, please refer to your phone user manual and manufacturer for further assistance. Keep in mind, your APN setting can be found on the red Activation Card that came with your *SIM Card*, or go to our website’s Frequently Asked Questions.
No this is the official data from the website that I received after I brought my phone into the network.
I was able to post an hour or so after I registered.
thats cuz howard saw that I never posted my info.
he sent me a thank you note.
You are welcome, Mr. H
Did the infomation change from last Thursday? What is shown in my AT&T compatiable Sim Kit and what to use is not what your showing and my phone seems to be working.
to answer your question, straight talk is using ATT's network. if you bring a phone in from tmobile, the phone has to have its APN changed from tmobile to ATT. IF YOU ARE USING AN ATT PHONE i suppose you will not have to change any apn settings as your default apn is what straight talk uses anyway.
I SUPPOSE any person bringing a CDMA phone will have to change their apn to this also. Someone who has brought a CDMA fone in2 ST please tell us whatsup.
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