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    flyguy2000
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    I got my question answered.


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    Last edited by flyguy2000; 03-08-2011 at 02:20 PM. Reason: Question answered.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    (Update: The Nokia E71, the only known Straight Talk phone/sim card to work with the iPhone, is still available on many Walmart Store location shelves, you just have to check with your local Walmart. But once they're out, it does not appear that they will be offering this phone anymore.)
    Last edited by flyguy2000; 03-08-2011 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Updated information.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    I activated my Nokia e71 and then put the SIM card in my Iphone 3g. The calling works fine and so does the text messaging but when I go to open safari it says "no data network available".

    So am I at the limits of what that SIM card can do with the Iphone or is there a way to use the internet/web/data/anything???



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkfinsoup View Post
    I activated my Nokia e71 and then put the SIM card in my Iphone 3g. The calling works fine and so does the text messaging but when I go to open safari it says "no data network available".

    So am I at the limits of what that SIM card can do with the Iphone or is there a way to use the internet/web/data/anything???
    Sharkfinsoup, I found the anwer to both of our questions, it was posted on another discussion forum. I'll cut and paste it below.

    (No "Unlock or Jailbreak" is required for your iPhone to work on Straight Talk!)

    I CAN tell you that I DID get everything on my iPhone working with Straight Talk and it works beautiful! (Except Visual Voicemail but I have a "fix" to get the Voicemail button on your iPhone working with Straight Talk in another post below. Plus Pic messaging requires either you download a free App or the iPhone be Jailbroken but text messaging will work fine at this point.)

    The internet data behaves in every way as it does with AT&T. My friend who has an AT&T iPhone and I put ours together side by side and did a speed test and the download, upload, and ping was identical between the two!

    So basically you are going to have to have your iPhone connected to a WIFI network to unlock the data/web browsing for Straight Talk service to work on your iPhone.

    You will have to click on the following link from your iPhone web browser once connected to Wifi, click "straighttalk.mobileconfig", then from the web page click "Click here to download" then once downloaded, click "Install", it may show an unverified warning, ignore that. And thats it! And the web browser/data services will begin working immediately. (Your phone may require a reboot.)

    I emailed a copy of the file to myself and then opened it in my Mail App on my iPhone (while connected to a Wifi network) and thats all I had to do. The web worked immediately after that.

    The only Sim Card from Straight Talk that will work in an AT&T iPhone, is available in the Straight Talk model "Nokia E71" Smartphone (Retails for $199 at Walmart, but this phone has been pulled from Straight Talk's website, what's currently left on the Walmart shelf is the LAST they are offering. I called Straight Talk and verified it.). If you have ANY other Straight Talk phone with a sim card, it will not work. For some reason sim cards packaged in the E71 are generic unlocked sims for the AT&T network as evidenced by the printing on the outside of the sim card, its all black and white in generic lettering "SIM CARD". Any other Straight Talk phone sim card, is green and blue and a proprietary coded sim card from Tracfone Wireless, Straight Talk's parent co.

    Hope this helps:

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    Its possible to use iPhone with Straight Talk

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    Ok... it is possible to use the iPhone 3G with StraightTalk.

    1. Make sure the ST phone you have is GSM (sim card) (flyguy2000: "Again the only model that has a unlocked Sim Card and will work on any AT&T phone/iPhone is the Nokia E71.")
    2. Power off iPhone & Straight Talk Phone.
    3. Put Straight Talk sim card into iPhone

    **Most of you may have already done this and notice that you can place and receive calls.... send and receive txts but not MMS or get internet for you apps and etc. Well Step 4 will explain how you can add a new carrier file to your iphone so you can use the full features.

    Option A: Manually configure your carrier file and add the APN and etc. I won't elaborate on this option.

    Option B: Download the premade file. If you chose Option B, proceed to step 4

    4. Visit the following link on your iPhone: StraightTalk.mobileconfig
    5. Click the Start Download.
    6. You will be asked if you want to install an "UNSIGNED"/"UNVERIFIED" file. Just click install.
    7. VIOLA!!! It works... You may need to reboot the iPhone. I didn't... I have full access to internet and apps can access internet.
    Last edited by flyguy2000; 03-08-2011 at 01:27 PM. Reason: Making post more concise and less wordy.
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    flyguy2000 Thanks a lot buddy it took me only 3 minutes and my AT&T locked Iphone 3gs is up and running on straighttalk now.Everything works as you said.Woww I feel like I won the lottery feels great.Thanks again for your time,effort and help.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by gengoco View Post
    flyguy2000 Thanks a lot buddy it took me only 3 minutes and my AT&T locked Iphone 3gs is up and running on straighttalk now.Everything works as you said.Woww I feel like I won the lottery feels great.Thanks again for your time,effort and help.
    Your welcome Gengoco, now I need to show you how to get your Voicemail button working in iPhone (otherwise you will have to call your own phone number to get your voice messages.)

    So there is a VERY simple way to get your native Voicemail button in iPhone to work with Straight Talk's voicemail service. It will still not be visual voicemail but it will give you the convienance of using the native Voicemail button in iPhone.

    Luckily, the "push notifications" from Straight Talk work on the iPhone automatically ie. you will receive status alerts when you have incoming voicemail, but when you click on the native Voicemail button, it pops up with an AT&T screen "Call AT&T to activate Visual Voicemail", so I found a simple fix, again from another website.



    "The iPhone hacking geniuses over at iPhone Dev Team have found a way around the first known issue. Here are the steps to follow which should work using any carrier.

    1.You need to first get your carrier's voicemail number. (flyguy2000: In this case for Straight Talk, its simply your own cell phone number.)
    2.Click on your iPhone's phone button.
    3.Then click on the Keypad tab.
    4.You need to then add the following code: *5005*86*xxx#. Here xxx would be your voicemail number.
    5.After entering the code you tap call. (flyguy2000: It won't actually dial, the screen just blinks black and it looks like nothing has happened. But if you click on your Voicemail button now, it will now work!!)
    6.This results in the code being set.
    7.Thats all, tap now on the voicemail button and it should automatically call your usual voicemail service."

    Here is the website I used to find this information: Use this Hack to Activate the Voicemail Button on your Unlocked iPhone – iPhone Hacks

    Hope this helps! You guys can email me if you have any questions, hot_towel@hotmail.com .

    ---------- Post added at 11:42 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:13 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcloninger View Post
    I'm asking a question that has already been answered but may need updating. Can Straight Talk be used on an unlocked iPhone? The answer was no but I don't understand why, if you had a SIM card from Straight Talk and an unlocked iPhone, you couldn't make it work? Are the SIM cards different sizes or something or what exactly is the reason? Or is it that the information saying you can't do it is old and now Straight Talk does have phones that use SIM cards and you can now do it? Of course, if I could do it I would save $85+ a month and it would make an iPhone affordable for me. I just couldn't justify $130 a month but now NEED to use it as I'm in need of some business software that comes with the iPhone and connects with the computer. With the iPhone I can enter data for business (mainly expenses and contacts and hours spent) into the iPhone and sync with the computer and really simplify my life. So.....help!
    Chuckcloniger, did you get your iPhone working?
    Last edited by flyguy2000; 03-08-2011 at 02:00 PM. Reason: misspelling



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    I purchased the ST Nokia e71 about three months ago at Walmart. The phone is really built well and has great features but is a bit buggy. It shuts off on it's own sometimes when I'm in a call, texting, or web browsing. Quite annoying. It's great to see that the ST e71 sim does work in an Apple iphone3G. Does anyone know if the sim card will work an unlocked Nokia X6? ([ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Unlocked-Camera-Capacitive-Navigation/dp/B0036DDT74/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&qid=1299773740&sr=8-33]Amazon.com: Nokia X6 Unlocked GSM Phone with 5 MP Camera, Capacitive Touch, GPS with Voice Navigation, Car Holder, 3G and 16 GB Memory (Black Cap): Cell Phones & Accessories[/VIDEO])... For the price it seems like a good choice since the iphone is so expensive.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goochma View Post
    I purchased the ST Nokia e71 about three months ago at Walmart. The phone is really built well and has great features but is a bit buggy. It shuts off on it's own sometimes when I'm in a call, texting, or web browsing. Quite annoying. It's great to see that the ST e71 sim does work in an Apple iphone3G. Does anyone know if the sim card will work an unlocked Nokia X6? (Amazon.com: Nokia X6 Unlocked GSM Phone with 5 MP Camera, Capacitive Touch, GPS with Voice Navigation, Car Holder, 3G and 16 GB Memory (Black Cap): Cell Phones & Accessories)... For the price it seems like a good choice since the iphone is so expensive.
    Goochma, if the Nokia X6 is an AT&T original phone, I don't see why not. So far the people I have consulted with state that this unlocked Straight Talk sim found in the E71 works in every AT&T 3G phone they have tested thus far...



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Does it matter what type of iphone you have? I want to purchase an iphone since I will be able to use it on straight talk now..

    I've had an e71 for about 6 months now on straight talk network.
    I'm going to buy an unlocked iphone on ebay but need to know if it matters what ios and version the iphone is??? Ive never had an iphone so I'm clueless.
    So what type of iphone do I need to buy?

    Will the iphone need to be activated through At&T first with their sim card or as soon as I get it in the mail, can I insert my straight talk sim card into it?



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    How do I get the MMS to work with my iPhone using Straight Talk, I have everything working except MMS and I want to find out if it will work without jailbreaking the phone, I have tried several of the online jailbreaks but they all end up locking my phone and I have to restore it, I would think if txt, voice and internet work MMS should work. Anyone have a fix for this or am I just missing something



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