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    chuckcloninger
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    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!


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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Straight talk phones run on the Verizon CDMA network and are not compatible with AT&T's GSM network. They do not use sim cards and it will not work.

    You have no option other than being held hostage by at&t at this time.
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Straight talk uses both CDMA and GSM depending on which phone you buy. theoretically the sim card should work on an unlocked iphone but that has yet to be tested. look around im sure someone has attempted it somewhere



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    If Straight Talk is like its parent TracFone, only their phones will work.
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    no hacks or anything to get around their security? im sure there should be a way. i have friends on cricket who run flashed phones. but thats cdma?

    straight talk gsm uses T-Mobile.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    It uses various GSM and CDMA wireless carriers. The TracFone phone, upon which Wal-Mart's service is based, has special firmware in the phone which displays account information. Your best source of information is to call Straight Talk and ask them whether other phones can be used. One thing to note with Straight Talk is that a refill wipes out any preexisting balance so you cannot accumulate a balance for later use.
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    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!
    Well good news is your unlocked Iphone will work with straighttalk sim came out from new Nokia GSM line straighttalk phones it will be limited to VOICE ONLY which means you will be receiving and making voice calls .But your mms,web/data will not work till someone finds a way.



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    drivingkennyb
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    yes i iphone will work on straight talk will do talk text and internet without being jailbroken

    ---------- Post added at 10:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:29 PM ----------

    iphone also does not have to be unlocked either if you need instructions on how to do this let me know
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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Drivingkennyb,
    It has to do with which phone model you purchase from Straight Talk doesn't it.... I found some info from another cellphone thread. It was pointed out that the sim card had to be an "unlocked" sim from Straight talk which is only available in their Smart Phone 3G models, namely the Nokia E71. (Update: I was told to stay away from the Nokia 6790 Smart Phone, it does not have the unlocked sim card needed.)


    So the guy I was telling you about said that these cheaper Straight Talk phones (non-smart phones) are using a proprietary "tracfone branded sim" card where as the smart phones are not. Specifically one model in particular, Nokia E71. (Update: I was told to stay away from the Nokia 6790 Smart Phone, it does not have the unlocked sim card needed.)

    Am I on track? Your info is greatly appreciated....

    Here is the thread where I found my info yesterday: Straight Talk GSM sim W/ iPhone

    PS: Also, I noticed the Nokia E71 (one of only 2 smart phones they have) was pulled from the Straight Talk's website within the last week, I wonder if this has anything to do with the online buzz about AT&T phone's/iPhone being able to be used on Straight Talk....

    (Update: The Nokia E71 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 02:30 PM. Reason: updated information that was out of date.



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    Re: Using Straight Talk with iPhone?

    Yes flyguy your onbthe right track of the two Nokia smartphone they have the e71 is the only one that has the correct sim card as for it being pulled from the website that is a good possibility as I.have been able to use my e71 sim in every att branded phone that I have tried I'm currently using it in. HTC aria and can do everything sms web mms Android market as for the iPhone it will also work everything on it ither than mms unless the iphone is jailbroken if you would like.anymore.info or.instructions email me gonnagetyougirll@hotmail.com



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