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    This is a hopefully stupidly easy question to answer, but since I've only ever had a work-issued phone, I have no idea. How do I go about getting phone service for a newly purchased Veer?

    So I purchase an unlocked Veer from Amazon, then what? How do I get it working and are there any carrier restrictions I need to know about? I'm pretty sure I could end up paying way too much, and want to avoid that if possible.
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    Veer is GSM so you're bound to that. AT&T and T-Mobile in the US if I'm correct. VZW and Sprint are CDMA afaikafaikafaik $and$ $therefore$ $won$'$t$ $work$ $with$ $the$ $Veer$.

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    I'm pretty happy with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone Plan.

    Straight Talk About Straight Talk

    Buy a SIM (website only) that is AT&T compatible and insert in in your Veer. $45 a month with unlimited everything. [Note: rumor is if you consistently exceed 2 - 3 GB a month they might terminate your service. I have not heard any horror stories lately...]


    There are other resellers out there. Make sure they are using SIM. Some resellers use SIM, some CDMA.

    Careful of T-Mobile or T-Mo resellers. In most areas you would only get EDGE speed for data. Check the T-Mo chatter in GSM forum to see if they have H+ in your neck of the woods. It has to do with their pesky 1700 MHz band that is only on T-Mo branded phones.

    http://forums.webosnation.com/north-...-diehards.html


    If you go with anyone other than AT&T you will have to manually enter APN and MMS settings to get (respectively) internet/data or picture messaging enabled. They should be able to give you the settings needed or just Google for them {"carrier Name" APN settings} and there is lots of how to in various threads around here for setting up APN/MMS under webOS.


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    Thanks so much!

    For now I'm using the "put the SIM from your work blackberry into it" method, which will work until work turns that off!

    I got a straight talk SIM to put in for the day that is needed, just what I was looking for!

    It really is 100% unfortunate that HP stopped development, the Veer2 would have been amazing. As it is, this Veer(1) is so close, and then buggy.
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    Quick answer for if you'll get quick speeds on a Veer, check this map:
    Sightings of T-Mobile 3G/4G/HSPA+ coverage on 1900MHz (PCS/UMTS band II)

    If people have seen T-Mo on 1900 MHz in you're area, you'll get their FauxG (which does beat AT&T speeds on ST as well, where available).
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    Funny how there is one and only one 3G on 1900 MHz sighting near me (from 145 days ago now) in a tiny little town and off the beaten path... Nothing where I live in a fair sized college town.

    The GF is on T-Mo. Maybe I'll try her SIM in my Veer and see what tunes in... EDGE or H+.
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