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    RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    I got a RAZR Maxx I will soon be putting on straight talk. The phone is rooted running a ROM that has GSM unlocked in USA. I looked it up and for ST I need a 900/1800mhz band, which I have. I was figuring I could buy a ATT micro sim off eBay (since ST don't carry them anymore) or buy a T-Mobile sim from ST website.. so my question is, how much better is ATT/ST compared to TMO/ST?

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    Re: RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    AT&T requires 850/1900 and T-Mobile 1700/2100.

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    The Razr Maxx has HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100. So it'll work with AT&T 3G. T-Mobile is in the process of putting 3G in 1900MHz, so you'd get 3G on some towers in bigger cities, but 2G otherwise. Just depends if T-Mobile has refarmed your city.

    AT&T has better coverage, but beware that the AT&T Straight Talk sim card is known for throttling. Some people are getting throttled (slowed down to under 300kbps) before hitting 1GB. Others get much more - there's no clear limit.

    You can find that AT&T NET10 (they're owned by the same company as Straight Talk) sim card for much cheaper on eBay. It's $50 a month or $45 with auto-refill, with a 1.5GB data cap.
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    may be your location affect a signal both, i agree with volaris.

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    Alright, So my best bet is to go with the ATT sim card.
    it sounds like i could have 4g (HSPA), 3g, and 2g on ATT, compared to just having 2g on Tmobile..

    Is there anyway I could just have it activated on the Verizon/cdma side of Straight Talk?

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    Re: RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    Quote Originally Posted by symbiance View Post
    Alright, So my best bet is to go with the ATT sim card.
    it sounds like i could have 4g (HSPA), 3g, and 2g on ATT, compared to just having 2g on Tmobile..

    Is there anyway I could just have it activated on the Verizon/cdma side of Straight Talk?
    Can't bring your own Verizon phone. BYOD is strickly AT&T and T-Mobile Sims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by symbiance View Post
    I looked it up and for ST I need a 900/1800mhz band, which I have.

    I along with other are dying to know where your looked up that for Straight Talk USA you need 900/1800Mhz? Please tell us so I & we never look there again.

    Thanks

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    How did you unlock it to use in US?
    I have the same phone and tried the att sim ST and did not worked.

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    Re: RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    @jatt - m.straighttalksim.com/view/page/p/90265/straighttalksim-how-does-byop-work

    Under number 1) 850/1900 frequency

    @cutie -
    if your phone is rooted they have patched and ROMs that are specially made for the GSM band of the phone. It is locked by default unless international, these ROMs unlock this feature for use In the united states.

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    Re: RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    Quote Originally Posted by symbiance View Post
    @jatt - m.straighttalksim.com/view/page/p/90265/straighttalksim-how-does-byop-work

    Under number 1) 850/1900 frequency
    Have a look at your Original Post, you mentioned you need 900 and 1800MHz for Straight Talk, not 850/1900MHz.

    So again same question I asked earlier where did you look up this info that you need 900 & 1800MHz for Straight Talk, so I and along with others never to look there again.



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    Re: RAZR Max on straight talk.. TMO or ATT?

    OK I meant 850/1900 my bad...
    Either way my phone should still work

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    I just updated to 4.1.2
    I'll see if this can still be achieved!
    Thanks!

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    Hi all,

    I also tried to get some more information about this by myself. This is a First hand information. Not some copy pasted one.


    some countries use 900/1800 ( Orange ones use 850/1900 and the Purple ones use 900/1800 )
    http://www.worldtimezone.com/gsm.html

    In USA it is 850 and 1900 frequencies. 700 for 4G LTE.
    The Verizon Droid Razr, Verizon Razr Maxx, Verizon Razr Maxx HD, all are now Global Capable. That means, You can put the GSM SIM, or 4G LTE SIM ( Verizon ) or a CDMA SIM ( Yes in India, I use CDMA phone with a SIM Card ). Any Frequency 850/900/1800/1900 will work.


    I used SIMPLE MOBILE SIM in Droid Razr, I got only 2 G Speeds. No 3G or 4H ( HSPA/+)
    I used SIMPLE MOBILE SIM in SGS3 same 2G Speeds, No 3G or 4G Speeds.
    By the way, SIMPLE Mobile is a T-Mobile MVNO )

    I'm right now using, AT&T Straight Talk Micro SIM.
    4G HSPA Speeds for 1 GB for 1 Month on my Droid Razr and SGS3 - SCH-I535.

    After the Dec.16 2013, JB 4.1.2 update, the SGS3-SCH-I535 is a global Phone now.

    Coming to the AT&T and T-Mobile, SIM, I recommend, if You have a Verizon Phone already like me and You don't want to buy a new Phone, then go for the AT&T SIM Card. You will get 4G SPeeds up to 1 GB for sure.
    But after that, its Your Luck. As someone already said, it is Your luck, no clear information anywhere.

    Coming to T-Mobile, You get unthrottled 4G and decent coverage in big cities, and if You travel a lot like me,
    then it maynot be a good choice. But if You live in Cities most of the time, then T-Mobile is also a good choice. If You are buying a new Phone, then buy a T-Mobile version, that way You can use it with AT&T as well. But T-Mobile is like, You get what You pay for type. But if You live in Big cities, then You are lucky which will give You good Coverage.

    Hope this clarifies.
    peace
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    I thought the Razr Maxx was able to work on GSM, but heard the radios in the phone only work 700mhz for LTE. If true, and what I heard was wrong, then this is good news. I am currently rocking one with VZW and looking to switch to a GSM pre-paid MNVO soon and cancel VZW. I guess I just need to get an unlock code for my handset, root it, and get the appropriate ROM.

    Good info.

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