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Thread: OFFICIAL: Straight Talk and Throttling

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    Don't know how much you talk but you can use the Skyrocket as a GoPhone with AT&T. For $50 monthly you can get 250 min, unlimited texts and 1GB of data.......no games or nonsense.

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    Re: Been throttled for 867 megs used this month

    Quote Originally Posted by tee742k View Post
    Don't understand refarm. live in Seattle so.
    So lets find a solution ...I was getting 6 Meg dload I guess at 4g. So 220$ skyrocket on att wont work so now buy a galaxy s2 on tmob for 6 Meg unthrottled 4 Gig cap
    Sell the Skyrocket, get the T-Mobile Galaxy S 2, and switch to a T-Mobile SIM if T-Mobile works well in your area.

    The T-Mobile Galaxy S 2 is actually the better phone since it has all the frequencies required for AT&T and T-Mobile 3G!

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    I wonder if they're trying to push people onto T-Mobile. Maybe they feel if they are very strict, people will switch. A case of the grass seeming to be greener on the other side, but in this case it would be very difficult to switch back to AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossme89 View Post
    I wonder if they're trying to push people onto T-Mobile. Maybe they feel if they are very strict, people will switch. A case of the grass seeming to be greener on the other side, but in this case it would be very difficult to switch back to AT&T.
    ST only has the AT&T SIM because T-mobile 1700/2100 phones are few and far between. After T-mobile refarms a decent percentage of their network to 1900, I don't see ST offering the more expensive network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTwannabe View Post
    ST only has the AT&T SIM because T-mobile 1700/2100 phones are few and far between. After T-mobile refarms a decent percentage of their network to 1900, I don't see ST offering the more expensive network.
    I wonder if they'll even go as far to kick people off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tee742k View Post
    Don't understand refarm. live in Seattle so.
    So lets find a solution ...I was getting 6 Meg dload I guess at 4g. So 220$ skyrocket on att wont work so now buy a galaxy s2 on tmob for 6 Meg unthrottled 4 Gig cap
    Refarm is when they're using 1900MHz for 3G/4G. In the past they only used 1700MHz, but they're taking some of their GSM 1900MHz and using it for 3G/4G, allowing iPhones and AT&T phones to get 3G. They're working on it, so it's spotty.
    Quote Originally Posted by secretasianman3 View Post
    Sell the Skyrocket, get the T-Mobile Galaxy S 2, and switch to a T-Mobile SIM if T-Mobile works well in your area.

    The T-Mobile Galaxy S 2 is actually the better phone since it has all the frequencies required for AT&T and T-Mobile 3G!
    Switching to a T-Mobile phone should give good 3G/4G coverage in Seattle... I mean it is where T-Mobile headquarters is at, lol.

    You might even consider the LG Optimus L9 - it has similar specs and it's only $199 new.
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    This may sound like a stupid question but are you sure you're being throttled. The only reason I mention this is it could be something else. For example, right now, I get about 3Mbps down/1.5Mbps up at home. For the past several weeks though I've only been getting .1-.3Mbps down /.6-.7Mbps up at work. The results were much better before we went on Winter Break (I teach college). Both are listed as HSPA+ on my phone. Right now, I'm under the assumption that there is a tower problem, I also have quick WIFI at work so it's not a big issue. If the problem still existed after getting back from spring break, I was going to post here for suggestions. But, if I was only looking at the work numbers I might assum I'm being throttled even though I've under under 200Mb this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    Refarm is when they're using 1900MHz for 3G/4G. In the past they only used 1700MHz, but they're taking some of their GSM 1900MHz and using it for 3G/4G, allowing iPhones and AT&T phones to get 3G. They're working on it, so it's spotty.
    Switching to a T-Mobile phone should give good 3G/4G coverage in Seattle... I mean it is where T-Mobile headquarters is at, lol.

    You might even consider the LG Optimus L9 - it has similar specs and it's only $199 new.
    yeah T mobile is HQ near i 90 in bellevue and people get dropped calls a block away from their buildings.
    my 4g icon on skyrocket was on and i was getting 6.5 download speed until yest.

    i should buy a tmo sim, put it in the skyrockt to be sure ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohdes View Post
    This may sound like a stupid question but are you sure you're being throttled. The only reason I mention this is it could be something else. For example, right now, I get about 3Mbps down/1.5Mbps up at home. For the past several weeks though I've only been getting .1-.3Mbps down /.6-.7Mbps up at work. The results were much better before we went on Winter Break (I teach college). Both are listed as HSPA+ on my phone. Right now, I'm under the assumption that there is a tower problem, I also have quick WIFI at work so it's not a big issue. If the problem still existed after getting back from spring break, I was going to post here for suggestions. But, if I was only looking at the work numbers I might assum I'm being throttled even though I've under under 200Mb this month.
    I did have it remotely unlocked yesterday for 8 dollars, and that may have been the tipping point, but for months on this board and on the phone they said the cap was 1.5,im dissapointed now, after 220$ investing in a wrong band skyrocket. i was getting 6 meg dwnload 2 days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volaris View Post
    Refarm is when they're using 1900MHz for 3G/4G. In the past they only used 1700MHz, but they're taking some of their GSM 1900MHz and using it for 3G/4G, allowing iPhones and AT&T phones to get 3G. They're working on it, so it's spotty.
    Switching to a T-Mobile phone should give good 3G/4G coverage in Seattle... I mean it is where T-Mobile headquarters is at, lol.

    You might even consider the LG Optimus L9 - it has similar specs and it's only $199 new.
    So getting a s 2 and or a lg 9 and no throttling and 6 meg dwnload speeds? Specify which band were talking about so i can attain 4g with no throttle and there are no more surprises

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossme89 View Post
    I wonder if they're trying to push people onto T-Mobile. Maybe they feel if they are very strict, people will switch. A case of the grass seeming to be greener on the other side, but in this case it would be very difficult to switch back to AT&T.
    The whole plan was to budget for 1.5 gig on att then switch to tmob for 4 gig and now neither works on skyrocket due to the bands on skyrocket

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    Quote Originally Posted by secretasianman3 View Post
    Sell the Skyrocket, get the T-Mobile Galaxy S 2, and switch to a T-Mobile SIM if T-Mobile works well in your area.

    The T-Mobile Galaxy S 2 is actually the better phone since it has all the frequencies required for AT&T and T-Mobile 3G!
    i was getting the 4g icon on there and downloads of 6 .5 megs for a sweet small amount of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by tee742k View Post
    I did have it remotely unlocked yesterday for 8 dollars, and that may have been the tipping point, but for months on this board and on the phone they said the cap was 1.5,im dissapointed now, after 220$ investing in a wrong band skyrocket. i was getting 6 meg dwnload 2 days ago.
    I know you might be tight on money, but what if you sell the Skyrocket, get maybe $180 back and put that towards a Nexus 4 or even a Galaxy Nexus?

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    There are a couple radios you can flash to get HSPA+ on the skyrocket

    according to the development thread for android

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossme89 View Post
    I know you might be tight on money, but what if you sell the Skyrocket, get maybe $180 back and put that towards a Nexus 4 or even a Galaxy Nexus?
    possible but being in seattle i think t mobile is 1900 mhgz here now and it seems you can flash radios to get hspda on a t mob sim on skyrocket

    seems the next move is to just get the tmo sim and proceed to see if it works on skyrocket very well

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