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Can I use my ATT phone with Straighttalk?

by jspangie / February 3, 2012 3:24 AM PST

I plan on leaving ATT for Straighttalk, unlocking my 6350 Nokia phone and using it on their system. Are most sim cards interchangeable? Will my idea work?
Thanks for your help.

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 3:32 AM PST

Straighttalk appears to be CDMA only in my area and to confuse you, this phone has WDCMA which is something else.

The 6350 is not very special and there's little reason to keep it.
Bob

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thanks Bob
by jspangie / February 3, 2012 3:46 AM PST
In reply to: I'm going with no.

Like you said, the 6350 is nothing special, but then all I require is a phone that works good. I am in the Dayton, Ohio area. From what I am reading Straightalks flip phones are not very good which is why I was planning on keeping mine.

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 4:59 AM PST
In reply to: thanks Bob
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Yes, most unlocked GSM phones work with Straight Talk
by Pepe7 / February 3, 2012 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: thanks Bob

But as Bob has pointed out, you need to verify it's using GSM (on ATTs cell sites) in your area first. Head to Howardforums.com for that info, along with more specifics on what changes have happened with ST service.

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Ouch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 6:41 AM PST

I have someone with the w385 in the SoCal area and they don't complain. It's a c__ppy value phone sure, but here in SoCal (LA to San Diego) it seems to always work.
Bob

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It just goes to show how...
by Pepe7 / February 4, 2012 2:04 AM PST
In reply to: Ouch.

...many variables there are w/ cellular. LA is generally known to be one of ATT's least performing regions of the U.S., partially because of topography, and partially because of the network they acquired and built on top of.

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thanks
by sinner_ / February 5, 2012 12:01 AM PST

thanks for sharing

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works
by cidleman / July 23, 2012 7:06 AM PDT

hey jspangie. sorry for the late reply just joined cnet. but i bough a iphone 4 and put a straight talk micro sim in it and it works fine. aslong as your phone is gsm you should be good

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