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    kodiac
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    I recently moved to a rural area (65051) and decided to move from sprint, which had poor coverage at my job, to straight talk on at&t because at&t is what everyone uses in this town so I assumed I would have no problems. To make sure I contacted straight talk support and made sure the the phone I was buying would work in my area and I would definitely be on at&t towers. I purchased the Google Galaxy Nexus and the straight talk att sim ($45 mo "unlimited"). I am completely new to smart phones and have never used at&t before, but I feel like I should be getting better signal than I am. When I am in my home my bars jump around so I did a speed test. It seems like I am going to get between 99 - 113 dbm in my house. Is this signal good enough or am I going to miss/drop calls? I spoke with an att rep who said that unlocked phones don't get signals as well as carrier phones - is there any truth to this? According to straight talk support my phone is working fine, but I am nervous about my coverage right now. Please let me know if you have any info, advice, or alternatives for me!


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    Re: Please Help with Straight Talk!

    I think you must choose other.
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    Re: Please Help with Straight Talk!

    Quote Originally Posted by kodiac View Post
    I recently moved to a rural area (65051) and decided to move from sprint, which had poor coverage at my job, to straight talk on at&t because at&t is what everyone uses in this town so I assumed I would have no problems. To make sure I contacted straight talk support and made sure the the phone I was buying would work in my area and I would definitely be on at&t towers. I purchased the Google Galaxy Nexus and the straight talk att sim ($45 mo "unlimited"). I am completely new to smart phones and have never used at&t before, but I feel like I should be getting better signal than I am. When I am in my home my bars jump around so I did a speed test. It seems like I am going to get between 99 - 113 dbm in my house. Is this signal good enough or am I going to miss/drop calls? I spoke with an att rep who said that unlocked phones don't get signals as well as carrier phones - is there any truth to this? According to straight talk support my phone is working fine, but I am nervous about my coverage right now. Please let me know if you have any info, advice, or alternatives for me!
    Have you had any issues yet, or are you just worried that you might have problems later on? If the phone is working fine, I wouldn't worry about it. The signal on my phone changes a lot, but it usually works fine.

    The Nexus devices should be solid devices. I don't think you will have any problems related to the device itself. I don't think an AT&T device is going to have a stronger signal than the device you have now.



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    Re: Please Help with Straight Talk!

    I believe you need to change to a Verizon (CDMA) phone. If you go to the ATT Wireless website, go to the bottom of the page and click on Map Coverage. You will note that in your zip code the coverage is very spotty. ATT works off of the GSM system. (For more information on these systems, search: "What is the difference between GSM and CDMA?)

    Then go to the Verizon Wireless website, go to the bottom of the page and find the Map Coverage. You will notice a big difference because this is the CDMA system.

    You *MUST* return your Straight Talk phone within 30 days in order to get a credit for your phone, if you want to exchange it for a CDMA phone. When ordering a new phone, if the phone has a "G" on the end of the model number, it is a GSM phone.

    FYI - I am currently using the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. I noticed that Straight Talk now offers the Samsung Galaxy S II. I honestly do not know the difference (except for the price) as I am still learning new things on my phone and does more than I need it to do. I also noticed the the Straight Talk website does not offer the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim on their website for your area. If you want this phone or another that they support, go to a local Walmart and see if they carry them. I purchased mine from Walmart without the monthly card because I was in the middle of a service month. The ST representative helped me transfer my current monthly service days remaining and my current number.



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