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  1. #31
    samuel8614
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by DRTigerlilly View Post
    It would be interesting if the user who bought the Samsung t255 & the user who purchased the Nokia e71 posted photos of the sim cards. So we could figure out of there is a difference between the actual cards.
    There isn't a difference appearance wise. All the straight talk sims that I have seen look the same... i hear a lot of stuff on the net about the sims being "branded... a lot of the cheaper priced phones that ST offer are branded with the tracfone logo and etc... just like the phones you would get from ATT or verizon... not sure if it has something to do with that fully or partially...

    one theory I came up with is that since the sim was activated with that phones IMIE number that is "branded" by tracfone it locks it only to that phone... the Nokia E71 is not branded by ATT or tracfone so i think it keeps the sim unlocked when its activated... not exactly sure... i have some friends that are on the inside at ATT... some in sales... some in the tech support and my cousin actually does the networking junk... so i think i'm going to ask her if she knows the details behind how tracfone and att phones work with the network... she's been with them for about 12 years so she should have some knowledge to share with me that i can in return post on here... so if you have any questions that I cant think of... just shoot me a PM or email or something...


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

    Just wanted to say that I followed the stuff in this guide and I was able to get my iPhone 3G 8g up and running on Straight Talk in a few hours. I have everything worked except for MMS, and I think I can get that fixed very shortly. Special thanks to Samuel for all the answers and help.

    - Kevin



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    aquila48
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    I have a jailbroken iphone 3G, and I have a couple of questions for Salyers and samuel8614.

    - You've mentioned that you got the Nokia E71 at WallMart. I went to several stores around me and they did not have that model. Is the only place to get it from the straight talk web site?
    - Is the sim card the same dimension as that on the iphone 3g or does it have to be clipped?
    - Will visual email work with the straight talk sim in the iphone?
    - What can you do with a Nokia without a sim card, can it be unlocked and sold? Would be a shame if it could not be used somehow.

    I appreciate your help.



  4. #34
    samuel8614
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by aquila48 View Post
    I have a jailbroken iphone 3G, and I have a couple of questions for Salyers and samuel8614.

    - You've mentioned that you got the Nokia E71 at WallMart. I went to several stores around me and they did not have that model. Is the only place to get it from the straight talk web site?
    - Is the sim card the same dimension as that on the iphone 3g or does it have to be clipped?
    - Will visual email work with the straight talk sim in the iphone?
    - What can you do with a Nokia without a sim card, can it be unlocked and sold? Would be a shame if it could not be used somehow.

    I appreciate your help.
    Walmart is the only retail store that carries the straight talk phones. You can get them from their website as well...

    The sim cards are the exact same size as ATT sims. The Nokia E71 was once sold and used by ATT.

    The only full feature you don't get is visual voicemail. I've yet to do any research into that area.

    Regarding the unused Nokia... I saved mine and put it up in my closet. I never know if my phone is gonna die... get lost or etc so i am using it as a backup. I know some of the phones ST uses are "branded" (I.E. Has an ATT or Tracfone splash screen when starting up) and the sim is locked to only that IMIE number. I'm not sure about the Nokia... maybe some digging on google or something can yield some answers.

    ---------- Post added at 08:23 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:17 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by kstover View Post
    Just wanted to say that I followed the stuff in this guide and I was able to get my iPhone 3G 8g up and running on Straight Talk in a few hours. I have everything worked except for MMS, and I think I can get that fixed very shortly. Special thanks to Samuel for all the answers and help.

    - Kevin
    If you have any issues... feel free to PM or post on here... I'll help in any way I can... I work in the IT helpdesk so I sit waiting on calls... (not many come in) so i have plenty of free time



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    aquila48
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by samuel8614 View Post
    Walmart is the only retail store that carries the straight talk phones. You can get them from their website as well...

    The sim cards are the exact same size as ATT sims. The Nokia E71 was once sold and used by ATT.

    The only full feature you don't get is visual voicemail. I've yet to do any research into that area.

    Regarding the unused Nokia... I saved mine and put it up in my closet. I never know if my phone is gonna die... get lost or etc so i am using it as a backup. I know some of the phones ST uses are "branded" (I.E. Has an ATT or Tracfone splash screen when starting up) and the sim is locked to only that IMIE number. I'm not sure about the Nokia... maybe some digging on google or something can yield some answers.

    ---------- Post added at 08:23 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:17 AM ----------



    If you have any issues... feel free to PM or post on here... I'll help in any way I can... I work in the IT helpdesk so I sit waiting on calls... (not many come in) so i have plenty of free time
    Thanks Samuel8614 - you are very helpful! Just another couple of questions if you wouldn't mind...

    - I did mean visual voicemail and not visual email. Since you don't have visual voicemail with the ST sim, how do you get the voicemail? And how do you get notified? That is such a nice feature, it would be great if it worked as well.

    - I take it you can use your old phone number with the ST. But do you first have to terminate your agreement with ATT? I'm already past the two year contract, so I wouldn't need to pay any penalty. Also if for some reason I wanted to go back to ATT, i.e. go back to using their sim card, could I still do that and also get back my old phone number?

    - I do quite of bit of traveling. Is roaming the same with both sims and services?

    Thanks again.



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    samuel8614
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by aquila48 View Post
    Thanks Samuel8614 - you are very helpful! Just another couple of questions if you wouldn't mind...

    - I did mean visual voicemail and not visual email. Since you don't have visual voicemail with the ST sim, how do you get the voicemail? And how do you get notified? That is such a nice feature, it would be great if it worked as well.

    - I take it you can use your old phone number with the ST. But do you first have to terminate your agreement with ATT? I'm already past the two year contract, so I wouldn't need to pay any penalty. Also if for some reason I wanted to go back to ATT, i.e. go back to using their sim card, could I still do that and also get back my old phone number?

    - I do quite of bit of traveling. Is roaming the same with both sims and services?

    Thanks again.
    You get the standard "BADGE" for a voicemail with the applicable number of voicemails you have. when you go to your phone and tap the voicemail screen button on the far right it just dials your voicemail for you.

    if you are technically out of your contract with ATT then you should be able to send your phone number to ST without hassle. BEWARE that the ST people are usually moderate or less in english...lol

    The ST service uses ATT networks so you should have all the same as you did before...



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    aquila48
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    One more quick question Samuel...

    I'm still running OS 3.1.2 and as I've mentioned, it is jailbroken.

    Do I have to unjailbreak it before changing sims and downloading the carrier file? Will it work with OS 3.1.2?

    Thanks



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    aquila48
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    It seems like I'm full of questions...

    I was wondering if anyone here had tried getting ST ATT sim to work on an Android or Windows 7 phone.



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    Greekone79
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    I have a iphone 3g that is on F.W 4.2.1 and Baseband 5.15.04 so i know i'm unlockable
    @ the moment, but when i put my straight talk sim in in alerts me that i have new
    voicemails... Is this a good sign???

    Just waiting on unlock...



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    samuel8614
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    Re: Will Apple Iphone unlocked work with Tracfone/StraightTalk

    Quote Originally Posted by aquila48 View Post
    One more quick question Samuel...

    I'm still running OS 3.1.2 and as I've mentioned, it is jailbroken.

    Do I have to unjailbreak it before changing sims and downloading the carrier file? Will it work with OS 3.1.2?

    Thanks
    jailbroken or not... you can download carrier files and modified APN files... if you want to have the MMS option... it will need to be jailbroken

    ---------- Post added at 07:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:48 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Greekone79 View Post
    I have a iphone 3g that is on F.W 4.2.1 and Baseband 5.15.04 so i know i'm unlockable
    @ the moment, but when i put my straight talk sim in in alerts me that i have new
    voicemails... Is this a good sign???

    Just waiting on unlock...
    well hit the voicemail option on your phone... you wont have visual voicemail so when you hit the screen key... it should dial your ST voicemail and you can see whether you have any or not...

    As for the unlockable... i didn't unlock... just jailbroke my phone... technically you dont even have to do that if you are happy with just voice and txting... if you want data just install the APN carrier file thats posted on here and viola you get data/internet... MMS requires jailbreaking and etc

    ---------- Post added at 07:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:51 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by aquila48 View Post
    It seems like I'm full of questions...

    I was wondering if anyone here had tried getting ST ATT sim to work on an Android or Windows 7 phone.
    I wish i had one of the two to try it with... they more i tinker with my friends droid phones the more i want one... not sure about editing carrier info... never really even looked into it since I dont have a droid to play with...



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