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    can i switch my android phone from verizon over to straight talk


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    Re: switching to straight talk

    What android phone do you have?

    In all likelihood though, no. Verizon phones are set to use CDMA frequencies and with the exception of 4g LTE phones, don't have SIM cards. Even the Verizon phones with GSM capabilities block US GSM frequencies. So without a lot of software/firmware modification, the phone will not work with Straight Talk
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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    I'd like to update this.

    Recently, it was announced that Straight Talk is now allowing Verizon Wireless phones. I believe you need to purchase an activation code for a low cost ($10 - $15).



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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    Quote Originally Posted by avenue View Post
    I'd like to update this.

    Recently, it was announced that Straight Talk is now allowing Verizon Wireless phones. I believe you need to purchase an activation code for a low cost ($10 - $15).
    I was under the impression that was only iPhones?
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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    Quote Originally Posted by tavenger5 View Post
    I was under the impression that was only iPhones?
    I apologize, it looks like the plan to do it was canceled. They had websites up to activate Verizon Wireless phones, and it looks like it was taken down.

    Well, we know they were thinking about doing it. I wonder why they decided to cancel it last minute.



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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    I believe they are now offering this again.



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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    You can bring in an unlocked Verizon phone that has a SIM card slot, but be aware that it most likely lacks the required data bands so you may find yourself on EDGE (2G).



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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    You can check if your Verizon phone can be activated here: straighttalkbyop.com



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    Re: switching to straight talk using Verizon phone

    Has anyone activated a Verizon Wireless phone on Straight Talk yet? If so, what was your experience like?



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