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Samsung & Straight Talk

by Pohai101 / January 6, 2015 4:43 AM PST

Why does Samsung sell phones to Straight Talk when they won't let them be used by other networks. It doesn't seem like good business to me or representation of their product.

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This issue occurs with many CDMA phones.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2015 4:48 AM PST

There is no "unlocking" of such and confusion reins in the market on this. The phone has to be transferred and then the carriers decide. It's not a maker issue at all.
Bob

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Locked Straight Talk Phone
by Pohai101 / January 6, 2015 7:15 AM PST

Well it's pretty funny that AT&T tried calling straight talk for me and they said it couldn't be unlocked.

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If your carrier is ATT,
by ahtoi / January 7, 2015 12:23 AM PST
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straight talk
by Pohai101 / January 7, 2015 2:34 AM PST

my straight talk phone is a Samsung Galaxy 2, and it's a AT&T phone. It uses a AT&T sim card. I was able to get a Galaxy 4 cheaper at AT&T and the Go phone is the same price as Straight Talk. No more Straight talk.

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You have a lot of posts on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2015 2:44 AM PST
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Not all phones can be moved or unlocked. You'll see folk flame on about Tracfones too.
Bob

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Take a look, but...
by ahtoi / January 7, 2015 3:31 AM PST
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I would think it's ...
by ahtoi / January 7, 2015 3:43 AM PST
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straight talk's responsibility to get that phone activate. If it can't be done..get your refund from Samsung, and see what they have to say.

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There are phones that will not move.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2015 3:54 AM PST
In reply to: Take a look, but...

If you take a look at Ting their fix for such is to sell off your old phone on Glyde so the changeover cost is minimized.

There are however folk that love to dwell on this and for them I really hope they mount campaigns AFTER they learn all about the topic. Those that do the campaign before they know enough often go silent or do a Rosanne Roseannadanna "never mind."
Bob

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