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OK folks Well. I am tired of paying so much on Verizon. So, I am looking to buy an unlocked phone to go with the ST network.
I have found several so far.............HTC incredible 2, HTC Atrix, ETC..............and several others.

Anyways, Is the Atrix 4g good for this service? Those of ya'll that have had to bring phones over, what do you think?
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Well for starters GSM phones are easier to use on Straight Talk, and easier to work with. CDMA phones will require to be re-flashed to ST network and you'll have to get the 3G settings from a ACTIVATED Verizon phone from your area.

Less hassle : GSM
More Money : CDMA

Just depends on what phone you're looking to get to start service. Oh, and if you don't buy the CDMA phone already flashed for ST, then you'll have to buy UNACTIVATED phone to snag the ESN off of to flash to your other phone you want to use.

Edit : Owned an Atrix before. Definitely a solid phone but the MotoBlur feature of it really killed it. So if you decide to go that route I highly recommend looking into custom ROMs.
 
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What is your budget? Looking at new or used? I have a few phones available depending on budget.
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I will say this much I've had ST for a couple of years now and the biggest headache you will get from them is their absolutely terrible customer service I was on hold with them for so long that they couldn't put me back into hold instead had to keep my on hold while on the line.

In total I was on hold for maybe 1 1/2 hours and had a total of 4 phone calls just to get my phone back on after a sim replacement.

Just thought I would give you a fair warning about them.
     
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I didn't really want to spend anymore than $300 on a new phone. I've been reading into the Motorola Atrix 2. I can get one off of Amazon for $315, unlocked, and it is being upgraded to ICS right now. My thoughts are to get it, test it out on Straight Talk for a week or two, and if the service is good where I need it to be I will keep it. If not, I can send the phone back for a refund. It is a GSM phone which should work on the ATT towers through ST.
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Well for starters GSM phones are easier to use on Straight Talk, and easier to work with. CDMA phones will require to be re-flashed to ST network and you'll have to get the 3G settings from a ACTIVATED Verizon phone from your area.
Less hassle : GSM
More Money : CDMA
Just depends on what phone you're looking to get to start service. Oh, and if you don't buy the CDMA phone already flashed for ST, then you'll have to buy UNACTIVATED phone to snag the ESN off of to flash to your other phone you want to use.
Edit : Owned an Atrix before. Definitely a solid phone but the MotoBlur feature of it really killed it. So if you decide to go that route I highly recommend looking into custom ROMs.


I don't think Motoblur will be an issue with me. My gf's mom has that on her Droid X, and it seems pretty cool when I've played with it.
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How much storage do you need? I'd highly recommend going with either the 8GB Nexus 4 for $299 or the 16GB for $349. If not one of those, try finding a Galaxy Nexus. With a Nexus device you will have a much better Android experience.
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How much storage do you need? I'd highly recommend going with either the 8GB Nexus 4 for $299 or the 16GB for $349. If not one of those, try finding a Galaxy Nexus. With a Nexus device you will have a much better Android experience.

I had just started reading about the Nexus 4. Looks pretty sweet. I'd be fine with 8, does it not come with an SD card slot?
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NoSD slot on the Nexus 4 frown.gif. Id try and spring for the 16GB if you can manage just to have some headroom.
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