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    When will Straight Talk get the iPhone 5S?

    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
    From what I have seen from time to time. Not soon.. On my opinion.

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    I imagine in a month if that fails after Christmas. You can always buy unlocked on their website though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
    not the 5s but maybe the 5c.you know the 5c being the cheapest of the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
    I don't know how your cashback thing works, but if it's through any walmart purchase, can't you just purchase a regular iPhone from whatever carrier at walmart and use it with ST BYOD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
    Honestly, the best decision (IMHO) is to just get the iPhone 5 and be content. Is a fingerprint reader really worth $250 to you?

    Think of it this way -- refurbished iPhone 5 (they are like brand new, I assure you) PLUS 6 months service (even at full retail price from ST) = $655

    iPhone 5s (if / when ST starts selling it) likely = $650.

    If you're worried about speed at all, don't be. The iPhone 5 is very fast. The camera is also great though you will get slightly better on the 5s. I highly doubt you'll see a massive difference in most situations. Going from a 4 to a 5/5c/5s is a big change. Going from a 4s to a 5 is a slight change. Going from a 5 to a 5s is somewhat of a technological change but you won't see much difference in application 99% of the time. I'm holding out for a re-design myself.

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    Try this....

    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    I'm wanting to get a 5S, but was hoping to get it through ST via BeFrugal to get 22% cash back. When do you think the 5S will come to the ST website?

    It does seem that apple has stiffed the pre-paid carriers in favor of the contract behemoths, but that is to be expected.
    You can buy a factory unlocked 5s from the apple website for t-mobile. They and att both use GSM so all you would have to do it buy a new LTE micro sim from ST and use a sim cutter to trim it from a micro to a nano sim.
    Also my 4s is jailbroken so that I can access the cellular data menu from settings menu to change the apn address settings so that it works on ST. My jailbroken 4s has superb data, mms, and I even use google voice so that I can use visual voicemail without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexicajun View Post
    You can buy a factory unlocked 5s from the apple website for t-mobile. They and att both use GSM so all you would have to do it buy a new LTE micro sim from ST and use a sim cutter to trim it from a micro to a nano sim.
    Also my 4s is jailbroken so that I can access the cellular data menu from settings menu to change the apn address settings so that it works on ST. My jailbroken 4s has superb data, mms, and I even use google voice so that I can use visual voicemail without any problems.
    Yes that should work but the OP is trying to get a significant discount through a third party referral website currently offering 22% cash back via Paypal or ACH Direct Deposit.

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    Magicski got it right. I saw the refurb i5 on the ST site, but the reviews said the 5S camera is worth the $150-$200. I figure since most of our photos are going to be taken with a phone, and our two kids, 1&3 will give plenty to take pictures of, I would be better off with the better camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonesouth View Post
    Magicski got it right. I saw the refurb i5 on the ST site, but the reviews said the 5S camera is worth the $150-$200. I figure since most of our photos are going to be taken with a phone, and our two kids, 1&3 will give plenty to take pictures of, I would be better off with the better camera.
    The camera on the 5s is amazing. I love burst mode. I literally take hundreds of photos in seconds and the iPhone choose the best one in microseconds.
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    I have burst mode on my 4s. Sorry but a 200 dollar premium over a refurb(new) 5 for a slightly better camera is just crazy to me.

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    The 5S also has 120FPS video.

    For most that's not a big deal, but if you do quick motion type video's the increase is nice. Especially if you slow it down

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