I use the $30 plan, more than meets my needs.
I put a 2gigabyte micro SD card in, and for some reason, the phone didn't recognize it. . . then one day like magic; the icon for the card appeared on the screen.
If anyone has a "RELIABLE" source for accessories for this phone please post the http:// address in this column.
I'm still looking for a dedicated USB cable for around $5.00; (I ordered one from cellphoneshop.com and it turned out to be the wrong one.) I don't want one of the cheap, one-size-fits-all commonly sold for $15.
There is a lot of mis-use of terminology when talking about the connector on this phone: It is properly termed a "Micro, USB B, four pin."
NOT a mini, but even the accessory shops can't keep the terms straight.
I ordered an extra battery from cellphoneshop.com, they were the only ones I found who had an exact replacement 900mAh battery, price was good.
I am hoping that once I get a cable, and get it hooked to my computer; I'll be able to play with
installing a different Browser. The phone comes with an "Edge" browser, and I haven't had a lot of success with it, some webpages use up all available memory, and the phone exits the browser. I did find a nice little tool called "Skweezer" (skweezer.com); which cuts all but the neccessary data out of pages, but it's not perfect.
I am hoping to be able to install the "Opera" Browser, and get the phone to use the Micro-SD card for cache memory in opening web pages. I am still looking for a set of earbuds with a micro USB B four pin connector. If anyone has found these on the web, or the USB cable, please post the URL. Overall, I am happy with this phone and the $30 a month plan.
To clear up a slight bit of confusion about what towers these Straigh Talk phones operate on; if the phone model ends with a "C" it uses CDMA technology and uses the Verizon system which does not allow Roaming. If the phone model ends with a "G" it uses ATT/T-Mobile systems, and Allows free Roaming, which is why I chose this model.
If I were going to spend $45 a month I would have gone with the T-Mobile TAP instead of this phone and the unlimited cards.
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