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    Straight Talk BYOP CDMA LTE???

    The straight talk site for cdma registration was down for a week but is up again and no longer says LTE phones are not accepted and now has a option to select LTE yes or no I put a Verizon 3g esn in and selected yes to LTE and it progressed to the next page!!?? What does this mean??? Unfortunately I don't have a Verizon LTE capable esn around so I cant test the real thing anyone have any luck yet with LTE capable phone and on which carrier Sprint/Verizon if its sprint only im pissed there not in my rural area lol.

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    I doubt that it's Verizon. I would think that PagePlus would be the first Verizon MVNO to get LTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottneon View Post
    I doubt that it's Verizon. I would think that PagePlus would be the first Verizon MVNO to get LTE
    PP is owned by Amerocan Movil as well.

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    yeah but could a LTE phone work with only 3g???

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    IMO...

    As mentioned PP is owned by American Movil (AM) however their acquisition still needs to be approved by the DOJ (updates?). I believe that as soon as the purchase is complete then I could see AM trying to make VZW LTE available to its customers. Throw enough money at VZW and they'll flip the LTE switch... VZW LOVES MONEY! LoL.

    As for a LTE phone working with only 3G... i believe it's possible through PagePlus after flashing the phone. Not sure if it'd go through on ST.

    again, this is just my opinion. There is no base or source for this infr. So take it with a grain of salt and toss it over your shoulder! LoL.

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    I sent an email to Straight Talk and they responded that the Verizon byop service is still not compatible with 4G LTE phones (as expected) but and I quote "Furthermore, 4G LTE phones on the other service provider you mentioned (Sprint) are compatible with our BYOP program." Good news for people on the Sprint network at the very least and a good step in the right direction with us who use Verizon as now all of the 4 major carriers except them support LTE on Straight Talk.
    Link to Original Topic On This Subject

    Someone with an LTE Verizon phone just needs to try to so we can find out exactly whats up.

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    As of today, you can use Sprint 4G LTE and AT&T 4G LTE on ST. When you enter your MEID number ST "asks" Verizon if they can use that phone, if Verizon detects that it is an LTE phone on their database they will reject it.

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    So Sprint LTE devices, eh? Wonder if this includes iPhone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EntiendoNo_ View Post
    As of today, you can use Sprint 4G LTE and AT&T 4G LTE on ST. When you enter your MEID number ST "asks" Verizon if they can use that phone, if Verizon detects that it is an LTE phone on their database they will reject it.
    So this means you can use an iPhone 5s/c, as long as it was sold as AT&T or T-Mobile originally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EntiendoNo_ View Post
    As of today, you can use Sprint 4G LTE and AT&T 4G LTE on ST. When you enter your MEID number ST "asks" Verizon if they can use that phone, if Verizon detects that it is an LTE phone on their database they will reject it.
    I'm assuming that this will just give you 3G speeds on the 4G device, but can anyone confirm that this is correct? I'm assuming this because there is no mention of them mailing you an LTE sim card for the Sprint phones which is necessary to get LTE service.

    Been trying to contact my normal source but haven't been able to the past couple days, would like to know how this all plays into the rumored (and delayed) Verizon LTE "plans"

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathcab View Post
    there is no mention of them mailing you an LTE sim card for the Sprint phones which is necessary to get LTE service.
    Generally Sprint uses an embedded UICC for their LTE service, which is different than Verizon that uses a removable UICC. Since the iPhone 5 had a removable UICC, Sprint posted a question and answer page:

    http://support.sprint.com/support/ar...0120920-100001

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    I know this is an old thread but;

    I input the meid from a HTC Thunderbolt and Straigh Talk said it was compatible. but it also said I only needed a sim card and not the network activation code. Something wrong here.

    Good news, your phone is compatible to use on Straight Talk.
    (Even though your phone is compatible, a few phone models cannot be used with the BYOP program and will be identified at activation.)
    To activate you’ll just have to:
    Purchase an Activation Kit which contains a 30 Day Unlimited Service Plan Card, SIM Card and Network Access Code.


    For your particular phone only the Service Plan Card and SIM Card are needed for activation. The Network Access Code is not required. The SIM Card is in the blue area for AT&T Compatible phones and the pink area for T‑Mobile Compatible phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimates View Post
    I know this is an old thread but;

    I input the meid from a HTC Thunderbolt and Straigh Talk said it was compatible. but it also said I only needed a sim card and not the network activation code. Something wrong here.

    Good news, your phone is compatible to use on Straight Talk.
    (Even though your phone is compatible, a few phone models cannot be used with the BYOP program and will be identified at activation.)
    To activate you’ll just have to:
    Purchase an Activation Kit which contains a 30 Day Unlimited Service Plan Card, SIM Card and Network Access Code.


    For your particular phone only the Service Plan Card and SIM Card are needed for activation. The Network Access Code is not required. The SIM Card is in the blue area for AT&T Compatible phones and the pink area for T‑Mobile Compatible phones.
    ST will want you to use the phone on AT&T or Tmobile because ST verizon service doesn't have LTE only 3G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    ST will want you to use the phone on AT&T or Tmobile because ST verizon service doesn't have LTE only 3G.
    this is a cdma phone, not gsm. The sim slot is not for domestic gsm carrier, that I know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimates View Post
    this is a cdma phone, not gsm. The sim slot is not for domestic gsm carrier, that I know of.
    maybe there's more than one version?? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MDEHrg_Wio

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