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  1. #91
    willie2124
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    so does anyone know if there is a new carrier file that will include the MMS. The one Samuel listed workes great for data but not the MMS.


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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    I have to give the credit for the below listed infromation to SAMUEL, I have my iPhone 3g with 4.2.1 working with my Straight Talk Nokia E71 sim card, my phone is neither unlocked or jailbroken, I just followed the instructions below, and the data and internet is just the same as it was with the AT&T plan, the service provided by AT&T is extremely poor, but I love the iPhone and the $45.00 unlimited straight talk plan makes up for the poor AT&T service in my area.
    I do not have MMS working and I do not plan on doing a jailbreak on my phone, I will try the app store to see if there is anything "instant" for MMS, if not I am sure SAMUEL will figure out something he is the MAN...LOL LOL


    ok if you haven't found it yet or not here it is:

    Basically, as most of you know... you can place and receive calls... and the same with txts... BUT no MMS or internet... well the solution is simple...

    1. Power off iphone
    2. insert ST sim
    3. Power on iphone
    4. Option A: Manually edit your APN info using the iphone config utility OPTION B: download the premade ST carrier file. I did option B and everything works great.

    Premade carrier file: StraightTalk.mobileconfig

    What I did to get the carrier file on the iphone was just simply emailed the above link to myself... checked my email on my iphone using Wifi and clicked start download. It asks if you wanna install the file... simply select install. Viola!! done!



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    tiffy255
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    So, today I found this forum, and this particular thread. I have read every post made so far, and must say, you all know WAY more than me.
    I was just wondering if all of this would work with an iPhone 2g. I know someone said that they dont tinker with iPhone 2g's, but hypothetically could it work? I have mine jailbroken and unlocked. There is no way that i was going to pay the astronomical plan prices AT&T wants, so i just use it on the pay as you go plan. My cousin has ST and loves it, and I have been thinking about switching for the longest time. But i dont want to have to go and buy a $200 phone just for the sim card.
    Assuming this works with my old ass iPohne 2g.
    Also, is there any way I can get MMS on my iPhone 2g, without having to be connected to the internet? On the pay as you go plan, I only get edge, and it never works, so i only have internet capability when im around wifi, which kind of defeats the purpose of on iPhone.
    Thanks.



  4. #94
    revbig
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    tiffy255 follow the steps in my post above yours, it will work, but you are going to have to buy the E71, I know it is a bunch of money, I think it is well worth the investment.
    As for txting or MMS I am not sure about the 2g iphone there is probably and app for that

    ---------- Post added at 05:29 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:19 PM ----------

    Has anyone figured out how to send MMS without jailbreaking the iPhone, I have everything else working data voice and txt, without unlocking or jailbreaking my phone, just no MMS



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    D.Dark
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    wow, that's veryhelpful.



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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    OK, this might be a dumb question (!). When you register your iphone with Straight Talk, which serial #/IMEI number do you use-- the Nokia E71 or the iphone?

    One other question-- is following the great instructions that Samuel provided (i.e. downloading the carrier file, etc) the same as 'jailbraking', or is jailbraking another process altogether?

    Thanks!



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    tiffy255
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Polkad- Jailbreaking is totally different than downloading the carrier provider file. If you wanted to jailbreak,i would suggest going to jailbreakme.com on your iPhone, but lately there have been some problems with people I know jailbreaking anything.



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    polkad
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Thanks Tiffy255!

    And does anyone know when you register your iphone with Straight Talk, which serial # / IMEI number you use-- the Nokia E71 or the iphone?



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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by Blankman View Post
    That is correct, straight talk does work withe iPhone 3GS but the Internet and mms does not. I am still trying to find out what the settings are to configure it in the carrier bundle. One thing for sure you need to have activated with a straight talk phone first.
    All of your are right to some degree. The truth is this has been a developing story, affecting the answers. Some of these older posts were accurate at one time but now they are not. In October of last year, 2010, Straight Talk release one model phone the Nokia E71, it has an unlocked AT&T sim card in it. This sim card can be inserted in ANY AT&T 3G phone and it will work, it does not even require the phone/iPhone to be unlocked!

    But there are some complications. If you want Pic Messaging to work, it has to be unlocked. And you will not receive Visual Voicemail but there is a simple "fix" for that to get the native Voicemail button working on the iPhone.

    Now, here is the last development, a couple weeks ago, the Nokia E71 was pulled from the Straight Talk and Walmart.com websites as "out of stock". I called Straight Talk and they say the will not be selling anymore of these phones for my Zip code. The kicker is, they are out of stock for ALL zip codes I checked. My conclusion is they are pulling the phone much like they did the Samsung Finesse touch screen phone they offered last year.

    So go to Walmart.com and do a search for the Nokia E71 at your local store. Currently what's left on the shelf is all they appear to be selling.

    This is the only known Straight Talk phone to work with the iPhone. If your interested in more about how to do get your iPhone working with Straight Talk, email me [email protected] or view my posts on this other Cellphoneforums.net thread that provides specific instructions:

    http://cellphoneforums.net/apple-iph...-iphone-2.html

    Good luck!



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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    I tried to ask a question on the above and someone that I don't recall the log in name was furious with what I had written. Nevertheless, those comments are negative to myself and I just throw them away from my post. Now, I just want to say that I have the Iphone 3g and is working fine with Straight Talk. I also bought 2 other smartphone for my niece, and son and they are very happy and pleased with Straight Talk. $90 is all I pay for all the 3 cellphones per month, compare to my contract cell company a month $300 for 2 persons on a 2 yr. contract.



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