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Old 01-11-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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They have a new deal which is iPhone compatible.. just curious.. thanks!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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I have been looking into it too, but it would be good if someone has used it locally. Personally, I wish we had more option than a 2 year plan at any carrier...we are the only country that does this. Plus the cost of the 2 year plans are much higher.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I have been looking into it too, but it would be good if someone has used it locally. Personally, I wish we had more option than a 2 year plan at any carrier...we are the only country that does this. Plus the cost of the 2 year plans are much higher.
You can pay full price for a phone and then pay monthly but the only problem is you are stuck with certain carriers. Not sure if LTE will change it to be like it is in Europe. I do agree it would be nice to be able to easily change carriers like they can in Europe.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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I have been looking into it too, but it would be good if someone has used it locally. Personally, I wish we had more option than a 2 year plan at any carrier...we are the only country that does this. Plus the cost of the 2 year plans are much higher.
They're charging full price for the iPhone, which starts at $649.

The only caveat I see with them is that there is some fine print on 'unlimited' on their plans. Make sure you're not throttled after x number of GB.

BTW, Canada has 3 year contracts.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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You can pay full price for a phone and then pay monthly but the only problem is you are stuck with certain carriers. Not sure if LTE will change it to be like it is in Europe. I do agree it would be nice to be able to easily change carriers like they can in Europe.
It is reported that T-Mobile will cut the subsidy and have a lower per month plan because of it. Not sure if that means 2 year contracts or not. Looks like they'll allow payments on the phone but I wonder if you add it all up won't the monthly be the same until the phone is paid for?

And are Americans going to understand the difference or just want a "free" phone?

Another headache here is incompatible networks such as Verizon.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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And are Americans going to understand the difference or just want a "free" phone?
Some Americans will understand while others will not understand why a phone would cost so much and will still want a free phone and the cheaper monthly phone plan.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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I have Straight Talk and use it with an iphone 4. I did purchase the phone from CL used. I love it. However, I am not a heavy data user and am in wifi 80% of the time anyway. Data is only 3g with ST. . You will need an ATT iphone.

My husband just switched to ATT through his employer and they pay for a new phone for him evert 2 years, so, in 18 months I will get his iphone 5.

Dawn

PS: The iphone has always been available, you just needed to buy it on your own and then get a SIM from ST. It is just that ST is now actually selling the iphone new. You can still bring a used iphone to the plan.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Wife has been using it on her Samsung Galaxy S2 for about 8 months now and we've had no problems. They use AT&T towers so she gets great coverage and data speeds.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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my wife uses it with an iPhone 4 (international version), and works great. You just need to download an app to get the data working, and it doesn't allow tethering unfortunately.
The $45 plan also doesn't allow international texting, but if you use viber or similar apps there are ways around it.
From what I've seen of the phone plans here, this is definitely one of the cheapest for what you get for calls, text & data.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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Download an app? In all my searching for getting data working with ST on an iphone I have never seen anyone mention an app.

I did have to reconfigure the APN settings.

Can you tell me what the name of the app you are talking about is?

Dawn

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my wife uses it with an iPhone 4 (international version), and works great. You just need to download an app to get the data working, and it doesn't allow tethering unfortunately.
The $45 plan also doesn't allow international texting, but if you use viber or similar apps there are ways around it.
From what I've seen of the phone plans here, this is definitely one of the cheapest for what you get for calls, text & data.
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