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    Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    Hi Howardforum users,

    First of all, I have to tell few things here. This is a very good site with useful information and experts sharing their knowledge on various work arounds. So I highly respect this site.

    Coming to my problem, I bought a Verizon's Motorola Droid Razr and I want to use it with a Prepaid Carrier, preferably Straight Talk.

    I have other options as well.

    1. I have a BRAND NEW SEALED Simple Mobile SIM Card,
    2. I also have a LG220C Phone for flashing.

    ( I took the guidance of people from howardforums.com and xda-developers.com users, for flashing the phone. I flashed Sanyo Incognito SCP6760 to Sprint HTC EVO 4G and I used it for more than 7 Months. Boost Mobile does not offer Unlimited International Calling anymore. So bye bye to Boost Mobile.

    Unlimited International calling is now offered by only 3 carriers, Simple Mobile, Net10 and Straight Talk.

    So, I'm evaluating the options that I have.
    ANy help is highly appreciated. Since I already know what flashing is, how it can be done, how to change the ESN of a CDMA Phone, I think any insight is highly appreciated.

    From my previous experience with Boost Mobile, I think that, with the LG220C I have, I can use it to activate on the Straight Talk CDMA Network and after that, get the details of that LG220C and use the CDMA Workshop and edit the IMEI on the Motorola Razr.

    Is that so? or it is something different in the Straight Talk world? If You can give me some guidance then I will start exploring on those lines.

    Also I want to tell You one thing here. Sometimes, when I was using the Sprint HTC EVO 4G flashed to Boost Mobile, the call directly gets connected to the Boost Mobile Authorization department and they used to ask me, what is the Make, Model Number of the donor, when did I start using the CDMA Phone etc. etc. and after the verification, there was no problem. It happened like 4-5 times. But there was no problem.
    Is it the same case with Straight Talk or it is not possible with Straight Talk?

    Any help is highly appreciated.

    Thanks You,


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    Re: Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    Honestly to save a headache I wouldn't bother flashing. It would be much easier to sell your droid and buy a gsm android and just pop in the sim and you would be good to go.

    Even if you do flash it successfully I don't think straight talk is as acceptable as say boost. Plus it is a huge pita... I tried flashing a sprint phone to page plus and it never really worked out very well. It would be much easier to go gsm. Then you can switch prepaid carriers all you want.

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    Re: Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    Agreed. Sell the XT912 and buy an XT910 or an XT890. Then pop-in a ST AT&T Micro-SIM and you'll have the same (XT912) or better (XT890) phone on AT&T's network for $45.00 per month with unlimited talk, unlimited text, and 1.5GB of data.

    Honestly to save a headache I wouldn't bother flashing. It would be much easier to sell your droid and buy a gsm android and just pop in the sim and you would be good to go.

    Even if you do flash it successfully I don't think straight talk is as acceptable as say boost. Plus it is a huge pita... I tried flashing a sprint phone to page plus and it never really worked out very well. It would be much easier to go gsm. Then you can switch prepaid carriers all you want.

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    Re: Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    phones flashed to straight talk will not last very long. straight talk can tell if your phone is legit.

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    Re: Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    Hi all, Thanks a lot for the replies.
    But, I have a small problem.
    I have the Verizon Unlimited Data Plan. and that line is activated on this XT912.

    That is used in a MiFi and this Motorola XT912. If Verizon calls and asks anytime about the Phone registered on the account, I should have it and that is the reason, I cannot sell this XT912.

    But I want a phone with unlimited International calling as well.
    So I'm at a crossroads now.

    completely lost, how to proceed further.

    Any one who is using their phones flashed to Straight Talk, if they can provide me with some more information about the possibility of flashing, then it will be great.

    Yes, logically it makes sense, since Sprint, Virgin, clearwire and Boost are one, they might not have any issues with the swapping and cloning of ESN's.
    Since Straight Talk leases Airtime from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, I think they are more strict on this flashing thing I guess.

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    Re: Verizon Motorola Droid Razr XT912 flashed to Straigh Talk

    Hi all, Thanks a lot for the replies.
    But, I have a small problem.
    I have the Verizon Unlimited Data Plan. and that line is activated on this XT912.

    That is used in a MiFi and this Motorola XT912. If Verizon calls and asks anytime about the Phone registered on the account, I should have it and that is the reason, I cannot sell this XT912.

    But I want a phone with unlimited International calling as well.
    So I'm at a crossroads now.

    completely lost, how to proceed further.

    Any one who is using their phones flashed to Straight Talk, if they can provide me with some more information about the possibility of flashing, then it will be great.

    Yes, logically it makes sense, since Sprint, Virgin, clearwire and Boost are one, they might not have any issues with the swapping and cloning of ESN's.
    Since Straight Talk leases Airtime from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, I think they are more strict on this flashing thing I guess.
    Flashing is a pain, period, especially with Straight Talk. Not only that but cloning ESNs (which you would have to do for Straight Talk) is really not even legal.

    Verizon doesn't care what you do with the phone, but you do have to keep service active on your line to maintain your unlimited data. Have you looked at the Google Voice rates for international calling? It is not unlimited, but it is pretty cheap and unless you talk a ton it would probably be cheaper to just use Google Voice then to maintain a completely separate line with another provider just for international calling.