Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 31

Thread: Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    24
    Feedback Score
    0

    Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    Has anyone used a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk? If so, please reply with level of satisfaction.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,720
    Phones
    Nokia E71
    Nokia E71
    Iphone 3g
    Carriers
    Straight Talk
    Feedback Score
    0
    like any other android on st.either you live android or hate it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Chicago, New York, LA
    Posts
    278
    Carrier
    AT&T
    Feedback Score
    0

    Re: Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    Make sure you get the compatible one with the operator and you will be good.
    The ATT or the international one supports HSPA+ 21. So practically you can see speeds up to 5-7 mbps download. Normally I get around 2mbps in nyc on nexus 4. If you get a Tmo variant you can get even higher speeds on St Tmo.

    Sent from my AT100 using Tapatalk HD

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Near Beertown, USA
    Posts
    2,625
    Phone
    ST iPhone 5 ATT ST BYOP SIM
    Carrier
    Straight Talk MVNO
    Feedback Score
    0
    My SG3 using a ST ATT SIM works perfectly. 4-6 mbps DL typically. 1-2 UL

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    13
    Feedback Score
    0

    Re: Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    I have been using my international s3 for awhile. Everything works awesone but my phone has a problem so i need ti send it i for repairs.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using HowardForums

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,377
    Feedback Score
    0

    Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    I used a 747 (att branded) S3 for a few days on ST...great speeds, great screen. But I'm a sucker for apples iOS. The screen was damn hard to leave. Makes the iPhones look like a joke.

    If u can get over using android definitely go for it.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    1
    Feedback Score
    0
    Have been using my AT&T 747 for the last few days and so far, so good. My whole issue has been reception with the only tower within reasonable distance being AT&T. Just couldn't justify paying 80-100 per month with a contract. So, just got out of Sprint contract, and ST started BYOD using AT&T, and here I am! And, I LOVE MY S3!
    Tom

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,377
    Feedback Score
    0

    Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    Quote Originally Posted by tgrace007 View Post
    Have been using my AT&T 747 for the last few days and so far, so good. My whole issue has been reception with the only tower within reasonable distance being AT&T. Just couldn't justify paying 80-100 per month with a contract. So, just got out of Sprint contract, and ST started BYOD using AT&T, and here I am! And, I LOVE MY S3!
    Tom
    Welcome and I'm glad you're enjoying your phone and service. I was in your position exactly a year ago when I came to ST and never looked back. It's a wonderful thing.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    269
    Phone
    DROID 2
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn744 View Post
    I used a 747 (att branded) S3 for a few days on ST...great speeds, great screen. But I'm a sucker for apples iOS. The screen was damn hard to leave. Makes the iPhones look like a joke.

    If u can get over using android definitely go for it.
    Do I need to unlock the AT&T branded S3? Also, where do I find the AT&T ST Micro SIM?

    Thanks!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Near Beertown, USA
    Posts
    2,625
    Phone
    ST iPhone 5 ATT ST BYOP SIM
    Carrier
    Straight Talk MVNO
    Feedback Score
    0
    Yes the S3 needs to be unlocked. Micro SIMs can be best found on ebaY

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    3,266
    Phone
    SM-N900A Samsung SGH-I337
    Carrier
    AT&T
    Feedback Score
    0

    Re: Galaxy S3 on Straighttalk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post
    Do I need to unlock the AT&T branded S3? Also, where do I find the AT&T ST Micro SIM?

    Thanks!
    there is no need to unlock your at&t phone if your're going to get st at&t sim. u need 2 unlock only if you're going to get st tmobile sim. its been on hundreds of threads here on hofo

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using HowardForums

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,635
    Phones
    iPhone 5 (Verizon)
    iPhone 5 (Verizon)
    iPhone 4S (T-Mo)
    Carriers
    Verizon
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post
    Do I need to unlock the AT&T branded S3? Also, where do I find the AT&T ST Micro SIM?

    Thanks!
    You will NOT need to unlock the device to use a Straight Talk (or NET10) AT&T service SIM. If you end up with the T-Mobile variant you would.

    As for acquiring the SIMs, they are no longer being sold directly. So your choice is to pay way too much on Fleabay or purchase a Straight Talk Nokia (AT&T) phone, and swap the SIM from that to your device of choice. The only SIM being sold directly now is the T-Mobile one. (For Straight Talk.)

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    metro Atlanta area
    Posts
    3,099
    Phone
    Nexus 5 (LG-D820), Galaxy Nexus GT-i9250
    Carriers
    AT&T GoPhone
    Feedback Score
    0
    If you can get the T-mobile Galaxy SIII (T999) it's superior to both the AT&T Galaxy SIII (I747) and the "international" Galaxy SIII (I9300) for Straight Talk/Net10, as long as you unlock it.

    The T-mobile SIII is GSM only and it's QUAD BAND with both AT&T and T-mobile HSPA+ frequencies. The AT&T and international versions leave off the other GSM carrier here in the USA. (which is why I love my PENTABAND Nexus, it has everything.)

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_gala..._t999-4804.php



    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3...&idPhone2=4804



    See how neither the AT&T version nor the International version has 1700MHz? Yet, the T-mobile version has ALL the AT&T bands + the T-mobile bands.

    Buy a T999, unlock it and you have full choice of AT&T or T-mobile here in the USA.

    The International is also good if you don't want to worry about unlocking. At least it has the AT&T bands and doesn't have the useless AT&T LTE radio
    Last edited by ChazzMatt; 03-04-2013 at 06:21 PM.
    Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    269
    Phone
    DROID 2
    Carrier
    Verizon
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Pabster View Post
    You will NOT need to unlock the device to use a Straight Talk (or NET10) AT&T service SIM. If you end up with the T-Mobile variant you would.

    As for acquiring the SIMs, they are no longer being sold directly. So your choice is to pay way too much on Fleabay or purchase a Straight Talk Nokia (AT&T) phone, and swap the SIM from that to your device of choice. The only SIM being sold directly now is the T-Mobile one. (For Straight Talk.)
    Thanks! Does it matter which Nokia?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    1,635
    Phones
    iPhone 5 (Verizon)
    iPhone 5 (Verizon)
    iPhone 4S (T-Mo)
    Carriers
    Verizon
    Tracfone
    Feedback Score
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Jodiuh View Post
    Thanks! Does it matter which Nokia?
    As far as I'm aware (and I may be wrong) only the E71 comes with the SIM you can use. Others are locked. There used to be a 2nd Nokia that could work but I don't believe they are selling that model any longer.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Galaxy Note on Straighttalk?
    By Nokia E7 in forum Straight Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-23-2012, 09:09 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-12-2012, 10:33 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-31-2012, 05:11 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-31-2012, 04:37 AM
  5. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-28-2012, 09:35 AM

Bookmarks