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Heads Up: Straight talk, Net10, tracphone removing AT&T offering. AT&T SIMS still available at walmart.com until sold out

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Last Edited by widgit February 8, 2013 at 03:24 AM
I spoke with Straight Talk tonight about switching and was told that they recently have decided that AT&T will no longer be offered. Anyone with a current AT&T SIM will continue to receive service but once SIMs are sold out, no more will be offered.

So as a heads up to people who love ST or net10, might want to buy another backup AT&T SIM while supplies last at walmart.

Retail price may be a hot deal as sold out = gone for good.

Rep did not tell me why they were doing this but the straightalk website confirms it as you can now only order a T-mobile SIM.

Link to walmart SIM:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straigh...d/21550824

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#46
Quote from Rhythmic View Post :
I suppose that is one way of looking at it. The issue isn't writing to the SIM card, but having the serial number that is already in the Straight Talk system ready for activation. Just like a gift card or a credit card, the medium isn't as important as the data on the strip that matches the data on service's side.

Ah, good point!
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Quote from FellaTee View Post :
Is there a micro sim available, or can these be cut to size for a t-mo Note 2
Yea.. grind it down
or purchase a cheapo micro sim cutter on Amazon.
I've got one.. perfect.

Link [amazon.com]
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#48
I am currently one of the old school ST AT&T users, I am using a Nokia e71 SIM in an iphone. If something happen to my sim (iphone gets stolen).. Will this suffice as a backup sim for me? it would keep my current number and everything?
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#49
2 sim cards total $38 including taxes and shipping

honestly this is the worst price I ever seen for sim cards... I am still holding back from pulling the trigger and hoping ST will soon resume selling ATT sim cards.
Last edited by nvidiot February 8, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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#50
ATT finally ate small fish. They should realize their troubled past. There was article about people going to prepaid and that pushed att n apple. Looks like results of some meetings are here. Soon we would be forced to use 2g speeds if we choose prepaid and 4g would be at premium with contracts. I am pissed to know this.
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#51
I am planning to switch to some MVNO once my contract expires in May. Will it work if I buy this SIM right now and activate in May?
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#52
hm, $3 for shipping, do they have these in the store?
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#53
Quote from carbonfiber View Post :
hm, $3 for shipping, do they have these in the store?
Yeah, that's what I thought, too. It costs the like 55 cents to mail this. WhereTF is the free ship to store option?
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Quote from Rhythmic View Post :
I suppose that is one way of looking at it. The issue isn't writing to the SIM card, but having the serial number that is already in the Straight Talk system ready for activation. Just like a gift card or a credit card, the medium isn't as important as the data on the strip that matches the data on service's side.
You are buying a "gift/credit card" for a store that is going out of business. Stockpiling these is a waste. Service will be degraded/throttled and you will get bombarded to "upgrade" to a tmobile SIM (for $$).
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Quote from wirelessfreak View Post :
The root of the issue is that it's AT&It's service and AT&T wanted to sell it, at a lower price, to a more "price conscious" crowd. Now that it's getting popular with the ignorant masses, they want to kill it.

Its kinda like tailors, they raise their price based on the customer's ability to pay, not the amount of work needed. A suit, is a suit, is a suit, and the price always matches the shoes.

Feel free to skip trying to understand the unclear tailor analogy

Get them while you can! I hate the company, but they keeps me from spendin
Tailor analog makes a lot of sense actually Smilie
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#56
if I already own a SIM, will I be able to continue the $45/mo deal? Should I be upgrading to the yearly plan if I want to stay with Straight Talk?
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#57
How come most of you want this ATT/ST sim card? Is ATT the only service in your area? I am just wondering because i know many people who complain about ATT's reliability. There are others like Simple Mobile MVNO of Tmobile, Boost Mobile of Sprint, and Page Plus of Verizon. So how come a lot of you want these sims? I just want to understand
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Quote from ebnub View Post :
What are the chances that Straight Talk will be sending out T-Mobile SIMs to all of it's ATT SIM customers once this contract with ATT ends? Maybe buying out these SIMs is a waste of money...


I'm betting high.. lets face it ATT and Straight talk's contract was more than likely not renewed maybe because like everyone is saying ATT doesn't want their user base switching to the deal. Straight talk will surely try their best to keep the current users by offering T-Mobile sims for free to those already with them, eventually ATT service under Straight talk will end no matter..

My dad in fact just got straight talk under att just like 10 days ago haha.. Me I went with T-Mobile's 30 dollar plan.. even though I took a coverage hit its not bad in town and as long as I don't head out west Texas I should be fine.. that and I didn't care about 100 mins since most of my friends and family txt anyways..

that being said the Sims that don't get activated that people are buying to think they can use it 6 months down the road.. Id be careful the service will shut off sooner or later and all Straight talk can do is offer money back and or switch you to T-Mobile..

At the same time this is good for T-Mobile lol! they need that extra money to build out their network anyways and hopefully ill get Edge or 3G/4G after the reframing is done.. cause to tell you the truth GPRS is just horrible
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Quote from Toad_Killa View Post :
ATT finally ate small fish. They should realize their troubled past. There was article about people going to prepaid and that pushed att n apple. Looks like results of some meetings are here. Soon we would be forced to use 2g speeds if we choose prepaid and 4g would be at premium with contracts. I am pissed to know this.


Once Ma-Bell always Ma-Bell..

that is exactly why I switched to T-Mobile I'm tired of ATT and Verizon's crap.. they want you to pay a arm and a leg for everything.., T-Mobile and Sprint are way smaller but hopefully they can grow as soons as their mergers and networks get beefed up.. The day I see ATT fall will be a amazing one! lol
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