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Straight Talk Sevice and Unico LTE


Mar 26, 2014 by amyls70

I wanted to upgrade and I really wanted a 4G phone but do not want to pay for an Iphone as I personally find it absurd to spend that kind of money on a phone. Enter the ZTE Unico LTE. Just released on the market. There were no reviews to read but I figured, someone has to be the Guinea pig. SO I bought two for less than the price of an iphone. One for my husband and one for me. So... I have been playing with the phone for a few days and I love it. I can put tons of music on it. Speakers are excellent. Love the weight and size. Touch screen performs much better than any android I have used. My husband has never had an android and was skeptical. He loves it too. The only problem SO FAR was the fact that since I bought it through straight talk, I ran into a problem with service towers. A friend checked out my phone (services phones and computers professionally) and he said though the phone was made with the capability of working with a couple of carriers, Straight talk had my phone working on T Mobile and I was running BELOW 2G, on something called EDGE. He said Straight talk was of course using the least expensive provider for the phone. I called them and asked them to send me a SIM card for AT&T. The guy said my ONLY option is to return the phone and buy a different one with 4G. Not happy. I was transferred to the department that would handle the return/refund and was told I would be refunded for both phones in 1-2 billing cycles (30-60 days!!) Not acceptable and I made a stink. A big one. I said I would never again use them for my service and I would tell everyone not to use straight talk. Not what they want to hear. So... She puts me on hold and lo and behold, she comes back on the line and says, "We will send you 2 SIM cards for AT&T." Our computer/phone friend said AT&T is fantastic, so I accepted. Will have new SIM cards in 5 days max. Great phone. Be sure you insist that you get AT&T for this phone if you expect to have 4G. Other than that, LOVE the phone!

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