Too confusing. It's that simple.
I also don't see the point in setting it up similar to the Sprint MVNO board as that would effectively not be any different than the way it's currently set up. I say just leave things the way they are for the time being.
Too confusing. It's that simple.
No...the forms should stay separate.
Especially now because net10 still functions different than straight talk
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Seems the only move that might make sense would be to move Net10 30day over to Straight Talk. People are posting questions over at Trac/N10 and are not getting answers. ST has the vast majority of high end/tech savvy people that can properly answer them quickly and thoroughly.
Almost everyone making suggestions here knows their way around and a change would cause minor inconvenience. We need to consider what is best for a first time inexperienced visitor that is desperate for help with a problem.
I disagree, for the reasons the disagreers already mentioned.
Do NOT merge them. I am not on here often but I already have a hard enough time finding things in the Straight Talk section without the extra congestion.
I also disagree with the merger for many of the above reasons. In fact, ST could be subdivided into CDMA and GSM sub-forums, imo. Or maybe VZW, TMo, and ATT sub-forums.
1) BYOP SIMS: Net10/Straight Talk
Discussions about sims, APNs, incessant questions about stupid iPhones and what Chinese phones can you use here on Straight Talk.
2) BRANDED PHONES: The ST/Net10 branded, mostly obsolete phones from 2 - 5 years ago
"Ooh, Straight Talk/Net10 just released ANOTHER Gingerbread 2.3 Android phone for $350! Look at the 20 pictures I took at the Wal-mart, where I live in the parking lot." As well as discussions about WHAT major carrier the new mystery phone runs on.
Yes, some of the phones are the same, just sold under the different America Movil company names. Answers to one question in Net10 fourm might answer another person's question in Straight Talk.
3) MISCELLANEOUS: Home phone service; pay by the minute plans, transferring minutes, etc.
Mostly for all the people who obsess over pay-by-the-minute plans, etc. The Net10 Pay Go people shouldn't be forced to read about the sim card plans, and the BYOP sim card people who just bought Galaxy S4s couldn't care less about pay-by-the-minute.
So, you could merge Net10/Straight Talk/Tracfone into one forum as long as INSIDE you had like 3 major divisions, where people could gravitate to their favorite issues. I don't care about MNVO branded phones, only the BYOD stuff interests me. If America Movil ever completely stopped servicing AT&T sims, I would find another company who did.
My 82-year old parents have Net10 branded feature phones, and I bought them both 180-day 1,000 minute refills for $75 each off eBay -- but I'm not going to come to HoFo to discuss that.
- Therefore, NO don't merge the forums just to throw the masses together.
- YES, merge the forums if you do it in a way that separates people into common-ground topics.
No merge of sub-forums! That would be going backwards. The only thing that would possibly make sense, as mentioned by some posters, is to put Net10 Unlimited with Straight Talk, but I don't think that's really necessary. I'd prefer to see a whole cross-carrier PAYGO-only sub-forum!
It's kind of funny how many people admit how limited their exposure to other forums is. Like, "I only have such and such service so why would I be reading that," nonsense. Get some diversity and learn something, people!
Now people with CRT TV should be learning about 1080p HDTVS, there's where I agree they should be learning something. But it's more of a one-way street.
Although I think that a merger makes a lot of sense, there were more than enough reasoned objections to justify not merging them at this time.
For those of you who objected and who haven't looked at the Tracfone/Net10 Forums, please take a look and see if that changes your view. If you change your mind, please feel free to post a follow-up.
I realize that some of you suggested merging Net10 (without TF) with Straight Talk. That might be a good idea, but I'd want to create a new thread and ask for comments on it before taking any action.