I was VERY hesitant to buy this phone because of the price and the terrible reviews of the service. (I do not have a Walmart card, so I had to drop $749 plus tax up front). I also had reservations about the "unlimited" data that others had discovered isn't truly "unlimited". After some research, I discovered that all prepaid unlimited services have some type of limit on the amount of data you can use each month. I also remember that on contract plans I've had, they charge if you go over a certain data usage each month, so Straight Talk isn't any different. I figured that the most I would lose is $45 spent on the airtime card because I would return the phone within the proper time frame if I wasn't pleased, but this phone is a keeper!! Like other people have stated, the text and talk work wonderfully! Voices are clear and no dropped calls yet. But like others, I too encountered issues with the internet. I tried using itunes and google, but they would never load. I would get pop-up messages that would say something about not having internet access or the internet was not activated. I finally broke down and called Straight Talk's customer service. I was transferred to their "iPhone" dept, ask for this dept at the beginning of your call. The female representative did help me troubleshoot from her "script". When all of the steps didn't work, she finally "reset" my phone. She told me I would lose all photos, texts, downloads, contacts, etc. I only had 1 photo and no other data since my phone was only 2 days old, so I didn't care. After the reset, my internet was working! I was on the phone 1 hour and 5 minutes from start to finish. Of course I was upset to spend an hour on the phone with cust. svc, but it was worth it! No more isues! The internet works faster and better on my phone than my home's "hotspot" internet! I would suggest that you contact cust svc as soon as you discover your internet isn't working on day 1, so that when they "reset" your phone, you won't lose any info. You will need to call from a separate phone line and you will need to also have wifi access from a computer other than your phone, or have the iphone's lightning connection cable to run from the computer to your phone when you are on the phone with the representative. Although I activated my phone on my own, the internet did not activate, which is why I had encountered this problem. If you want to try it and you can part with the money, do so. It is wonderful to have an iphone 5 paid-in-full, and wonderful talk, text, and data capabilities contract-free for $45 monthly! If it doesn't work for you, you'll only lose $45.
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