Want to purchase a new Samsung Galaxy S III unlocked phone from ebay and use on Straight Talk plan. Will this work? What are the problems?
Make sure too that it supports the right frequency bands for the network you're using it on. 850/1900 for AT&T, 1700/1900/2100 for T-Mobile.
I have the the S3 unlocked international version and it works great on straight talk.
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yeap should work with att or tmo simm of st
I'm going from a contract I've had with TMobile for years and years, from a dinosaur Motorola Rizr 8 to this S III ..... obviously coming out of the Dark ages But I just refused to bother with a high tech phone and pay a huge bill for unlimited talk, text and net .... when I started looking at Virgin, Boost, Straight Talk, etc ... and seeing I could get all that for less than what I am paying as a "valued customer" unlimited talk only contract plan I decided to make the jump. But now I have plenty to learn and catch up on .... Any suggestion appreciated. J
The Galaxy S3 has a mini sim card. That's what I've been thinking of getting & put my pay as you go sim card in it. My regular size sim card will have to be cut to go in the GS3. YouTube tells you how to cut a sim card with a utility knife or you can get a cutter off eBay.
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Hello, and HELP!!!
So I found the Galaxy S III GT-I9300 on, I hate to say it, but QVC. They let you pay the thing off in 5 payments, which for me is the only way I could afford it so I'm trying t figure out if I have all of my ducks in order before I take the leap and I have questions. If anyone can advice, I'd feel so much better.
Here's the deal. I think I want to move over to straight talk, my sprint contract is up TODAY!!!!!!!, if you care to congratulate me! When I go to the "buy your sim card" page and input my zip, it says I can use an unlocked gsm 850/1900 phone compatible with tmo. I believe the phone I found is compatible, here is the info on it. (Compatible with GSM 850/900/1800/1900 2G networks; HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 3G networks; 4G LTE regional networks), does this look like what I need to be getting? I also do not understand the part about some networks being 2g and the other being 3g, or 4g lte. I sort of looks like tmo is only 2g. I'm so confused. Is the model #- GT-19300, or is there another number I need to look for?
the only thing you have to make sure of is whether you have good signal with either at&t or tmobile. if walmart.com still has sims available. the phone will be good to go with either network. no LTE just pseudo 4g hspa. i'll post download speeds later. should expect between 5-6 mbps depending on network congestion n 1mbps uploads.
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Now I'm seeing that straight talk isn't even selling the ATT sims anymore so I would have to get the tmo one and all this confusing info about tmo only getting 2g speeds is very concerning.