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Old 02/04/2013, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 02/04/2013, 03:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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 afaik and therefore won't work with the Veer.

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Old 02/05/2013, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.

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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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Old 02/21/2013, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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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Old 02/21/2013, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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Old 02/22/2013, 12:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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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