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Straight Talk Now Allowing Verizon LTE Phones

TracFone's Straight Talk appears to have started allowing Verizon LTE phones to be activated. A HowardForums user tried entering the IMEI serial number of a Verizon Galaxy S5 on Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone page and was greeted by a screen that let him request a SIM. Straight Talk customer service representatives have also confirmed that Verizon LTE phones can now be activated using Straight Talk CDMA BYOP program.

There's no extra charge for the LTE SIMs which are included in the $6.99 price of the Network Access Code needed to process the activation. The Straight Talk site does warn that it will take 7 to 10 business days for SIMs to arrive during the holiday season.

The usual Verizon MVNO restrictions apply: no bad-ESN phones (financed or reported lost or stolen), no Verizon Prepaid phones, no non-Verizon phones, no phones currently active on Verizon or a Verizon MVNO.

I also expect that CDMA BYOP LTE speeds will be throttled to 5 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up, just as they are with Straight Talk's own Verizon LTE based phone, the ZTE Rapido.

If you can live with the throttled speeds, StraightTalk gives you the most data for the money of any Verizon based prepaid option. $45/month for 3GB of high speed data along with unlimited talk and text and unlimited data throttled to 64Kbps after the 3GB is used. In comparison, Verizon Prepaid's $45 unlimited talk and text plan only includes 500 MB (1 GB with auto pay or a SIM from Walmart) for $45. PagePlus charges $55 for essentially the same plan as Straight Talk's although PagePlus' data is hard-capped at 3GB and doesn't include the nearly usless unlimited throttled data that Stright Talk does.

Here's the page the HowardForums user saw after entering a Verizon LTE phone's IMEI. Note the checkbox for requesting a SIM.


Source StraightTalk via HowardForums

Related:
ZTE Rapido, Straight Talk's First LTE Phone For The Verizon Network Spotted At Walmart
Prepaid Operator Profile: Straight Talk
Verizon and Verizon MVNO Prepaid Plans Compared
PagePlus Officially Launches LTE

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  1. For the heck of it, I just tried a Verizon PREPAID Moto G IMEI (3G) which has never been activated on any network - and Straight talk's page said "Good news, your phone is compatible to use on Straight Talk" and "For your particular phone only the Service Plan Card and Network Access Code are needed for activation. The SIM Card is not needed. The Network Access Code is located in the white area."

    I did not follow through after this point, but am surprised it got that far.

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    1. As long as you have had the prepaid moto g for longer than 6 months, there's a chance straight talk can swap it over.

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    2. Need network access codes for verizon galaxy S3 4G lti

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    3. You need a network access code for ANY BYOP on Str8Talk

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    4. The NAC is only needed for CDMA BYOP. For GSM you just need a SIM and airtime PIN.

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  2. What does this mean? "throttled to 5 Mbps down, 2 Mbps,"

    Why does Verizon prepaid include 1GB with a Walmart SIM?

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    1. It should say throttled to 5 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up.

      Walmart has a deal with Verizon that lets SIMs from Walmart get more data. I suspect Verizon gets something in return like enhanced placement in stores or a guaranteed amount of sales. Walmart does things like that with a lot companies.

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  3. This is off topic, but can you point me to the website where it says that the Verizon $45 prepaid plan also includes 1 G data and not 500 MB? Thanks

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    1. There are two ways to get 1GB for $45.

      "Double your Data with Auto Pay; $45/ month and get 1GB every month" Advertised here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid/smartphone-plans/

      Walmart is advertising that you get double data with $45 airtime cards purchased at Walmart. People who have tried it have posted on HowardForums that it only works if you are a new customer. See: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1851810

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  4. I think around the end 2017 Verizon plans to kill their CDMA network and switch to LTE exclusively, which is SIM based, so they wont have any control of the BYOP program, as long as its compatible with their LTE spectrum (band 13).

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    1. Cheap data always comes with compromises. First, I don't trust Straight Talk with my phone number. They have a history of just losing phone numbers. Unless they have gotten better since I left in March. They have a history of short changing you on your monthly data and throttling you even after you refill your account. Straight Talk TOS still says you can't streaming video on 3G/4G. But yet they advertise that you can steam. Former customer not a hater.

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    2. Verizon has no plans to kill CDMA. The new plan now involves a long-term spectrum farming trial from its 1900Mhz spectrum that will move nationwide by that date. They're still keeping CDMA voice and 2G data active on 850Mhz after 2020.

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    3. I also read that Vzw has announced the shutdown of the 3G network in late 2017. That's CDMA, folks.

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    4. The Death March for CDMA began this year. Half the Manhattan 3G is gone to LTE. Cleveland and other cities are losing LTE. 80%+ of the traffic is on LTE NOW. 3G will probably be gone in 2017 as traffic migrates, but 2G will stick longer, est end of 2020.

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    5. 2017 is when AT&T is shutting off 2G GSM. Verizon has said that CDMA will be shut down by 2012 See: FierceWireless - Verizon Wireless to sunset 2G and 3G CDMA networks by 2021.

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  5. Any mention as to whether Net10 is also activating LTE phones yet?

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    1. yes i have had mine since jan 2015 LG G2 LTE and Droid Ultra you have to call and get sims they do not offer on web site they only offer att and tmo online but have verizon cards over the phone

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    2. You CAN get the sims online , go throught the "Check Phone Compatibility" process, enter "other carrier"under choose your carrier compatible with your phone ,get your results and at the top of the results page click BUY ONLINE which takes you to the "register" process, enter phone info again, it will recognize your phone as a Verizon 4G LTE device then offer you a SIM mailed out to you in 2 business days

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    3. If they shut down CDMA service in Arkansas they will lose a lot of business. Not all of Arkansas but a lot of places in Arkansas you can not get any service but Verizon with the CDMA phones. I live in a down in a valley and the only phone that works here is CDMA.

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  6. This is probably a stupid question. Can a Straight Talk phone that is 3G be converted to $G LTE with the above mentioned sim card?

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    1. Maybe. The only Verizon based 3G Straight Talk phones that have SIM slots and LTE radios are the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III. The iPhone 5 gets LTE with a Page Plus SIM, the S III doesn't. It might be the same with a Straight talk Verizon SIM.

      However the Straight Talk site says that BYOP SIMs can't be used with Straight Talk phones so maybe not. We won't know for sure until someone tries it and no one has even received a Straight Talk CDMA SIM yet.



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    2. How can a PagePlus SIM turn the LTE radio back on with the ST iPhone 5? I have one, and read that the LTE radio is disabled by special firmware. I also read that this iPhone 5 must be re-flashed with Verizon firmware for the LTE radio to work.

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    3. P.S.: By firmware, I am referring to the carrier bundle. ST and Tracfone have a unique carrier bundle that displays "TFW" as the network name, for example. I suppose that a SIM card number could generate different programming instructions in a Carrier Update file. Is this what turns the LTE radio back on in a ST iPhone 5?

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  7. This is a great option for single lines with Verizon needs. You get more than the PP "55" plan for $45.

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  8. That's an interesting question as in the Elizabeth City Yard sale I see Straight Talk Galaxy SIII's all the time and cheap. If the phone could be activated with the Straight Talk or Page Plus SIM and get true 4G then I can tell my daughter in law about it. She has wanted a Straight talk phone and still the speed of 4G. Now I don't have to tell her that is impossible anymore and if so we'll look for her on the yard sale and she'll have 4G. I'm curious of our Walmart will have the 4G Verizon based Straight Talk phone.

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  9. Just swapped a page plus sim from a Bionic to s gs3. Mms and data work perfectly.

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    1. Was it a Verizon GS3 or a Straight Talk one?

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  10. I thought the straight tk gs3 was Sprint based?

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    1. There are two different ST S3 models one ends in C and is a Verizon based 3G only phone it doesn't even have an LTE radio or hardware. The other ends in L and is on the sprint network.

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  11. I used a dealer for the transition from Page Plus 3G to LTE on my ST iPhone 5. At first it listed the carrier as Verizon LTE then after an iOS update it is simply LTE. I now get data roaming with "Extended LTE" in Bluegrass territory in KY.

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  12. ...for a few days after updating to iOS 8.1.2 and jailbreaking it once again said "Verizon LTE", but has now reverted to simply saying "LTE".

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  13. Is TracFone allowing Verizon LTE phones on their BYOP program?

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  14. So I have placed an order for a Verizon sim 3 times now. First 2 times my order was canceled because ST said my address was incorrect. My address was not incorrect. Has anyone received a Verizon sim for ST?

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    1. Thanks, they didn't have them the last time I was there. But now they carry CDMA LTE Sim Kits.

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  16. Let me get this straight (pun intended). So if I purchase a new Verizon 4G LTE phone outright from Amazon unactivated. It can now be activated on ST 4G LTE with the purchase of a ST sim card? Do I need the MEID number first or can I just go to Wal-Mart and buy the sim and then order the new phone so I can activate it when it arrives.

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    1. Yes. There is a utube video that shows this. That guy activated a ST 4g LTE phone and put the SIM into a new Verizon prepaid LTE phone. It worked.

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    2. Verizon LTE worked.

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    3. You don't need the MEID to buy the SIM and Network Access Code bundle at Walmart.

      If you order the code plus SIM from Straight talk online the MEID is required.

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  17. They do not yet carry the SIM / Network Access Code bundle for CDMA LTE here in central Kansas. Where are you guys located that have found them in local Walmarts?

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  18. 3-5 Mbps throttled is a bit disappointing seeing I am getting 7-9 Mbps on H+ with Net 10. Granted, I will accept it with the new phone I am getting but was hoping for more. A co-worker of mine gets 21 Mbps through Verizon and it is certainly understandable that you pay for what you get and all. They advertise LTE for Net10 now but I haven't been able to get it to work. I called customer support but I know more than they do. As soon as I toggle LTE on the Slim Bean Rom I am running it cuts it to 2g. I get better speeds just using the data toggle. It then displays H+. I'm happy with the H+ and sure hope my Moto x does just as good data speed wise with Straight Talk as I am getting with Net10 with my current Pantech Burst, lol. I only pay 45 plus tax on auto pay and that is up to 3 GB on high speed data. I am kind of perplexed at this point. From what I have seen Page Plus looks appealing with their prices but their speeds seem rather slow for being supposed LTE. Can anybody offer suggestions for a faster prepaid service for my new Verizon Moto X Unlocked Developer edition?

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    1. Verizon Prepaid provides full LTE speeds. The Verizon MVNOs that offer LTE (Page Plus, Straight Talk and NET10) all throttle to 5 Mbps down

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  19. My experience with Straight Talk BYOP 4G LTE Verizon phone:
    Recently, because of an article I read on

    http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/, who I also follow on Twitter, I

    purchased a new Verizon 4G LTE phone off of Amazon.com. I used

    multiple gift cards from Christmas and purchased a really nice

    phone. You have to wait till after the phone arrives to get the IMEI

    number to register the phone and order a sim card from Straight

    Talk. I tried multiple times on their website to do it myself, with no

    luck, so I phoned them. That worked great and they sent me the

    sim card within 3 days which was $7.65 wwith tax. Once that

    arrived, I logged into my account on their website and immediately

    saw that they had already listed the sim they sent me. I copied the

    serial number shown and put it into the space to identify this as

    the phone to transfer my old number to. It then asks for the

    number on the sim card itself. (Note: when you first install the sim

    before activation, it shows only 3G). After doing that it tells you to

    restart the phone and wait for the activation screen. This takes just

    a minute or two. Everything now works perfectly and I have a much

    nicer phone than anything Straight Talk sells and it's on Verizon

    towers with 4G LTE. Yes, they throttle the speed to about 3-5 mbps

    down, but it is sooo much faster than the sluggish 3G I was

    getting on my old phone. Thanks to prepaidphonenews.com for

    setting all this in motion to a successful conclusion!

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  20. Silly question, but I thought only GSM used SIMM cards and CDMA did not.

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  21. Thank you for the great info. Much appreciated.

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  22. Has anyone confirmed if this works with the Straight Talk Iphone 5?

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    1. I have that phone and can't find a report of the Walmart SIM kit working or not working for LTE on Verizon.

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    2. The Straight Talk iPhone uses AT&T. It won't work with a ST Verizon SIM AFAIK.

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    3. Dennis, they are asking about the ST iPhone *5* that is the Verizon model 1429 with the LTE radio turned off via firmware or settings. Some people have this phone working on PagePlus LTE using their SIM.

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    4. You're are right, I was thinking of Straight Talk 5c and 5s which are on AT&T.

      The Straight Talk iPhone 5 does use the Verizon network as a 3G phone without LTE. I don't know if a Straight Talk Verizon SIM would work in it or not. I suspect Straight Talk would refuse to activate a BYOP SIM in a Straight Talk branded phone but that a SIM activated in an approved phone might work.

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  23. I have the Straight Talk Iphone 5 that runs on Verizon not AT&T. I'm wondering if the new LTE nano sim will work such as it has with Page Plus. I cannot find a report if the new sim is working for this phone.

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  24. I have a unlocked Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A from AT&T. When I compared it to a regular Galaxy S5 they both have the frequencies needed for both GSM & CDMA. Also looking in the phones settings it can be set to CDMA/LTE and more. (A unlocked Galaxy S5 is supposed to work on any network) But Straight Talk would not let me activate it with the Verizon CDMA SIM in my kit. Anyone know how I can get it working with Verizon? I am thinking about rooting it but I don't know if it will help.

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  25. If I use a Verizon iPhone 6 or 5s with the New Verizon 4g LTE SIM card from straight talk will the phone show Verizon LTE or TFW LTE ?

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    1. I don't know but I don't see what difference it makes as long as LTE data works.

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    2. I just got a new iPhone 6s for my birthday & im out of my contract with Verizon which I have had service with for 20 yrs!! Can I activate this on ST?

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    3. As long as the iPhone is fully paid for and not active on Verizon, Straight Talk should be able to activate it on the Verizon network.

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  26. I tried using the link you gave us to the Register your CDMA BYOP page on Straight Talk, but I cannot get it to do anything when I enter my info and Captcha phrase and clicked Continue. I tried the IMEI and the MEID as instructed. Is this page broken? I tried Firefox, Safari and Opera on two computers and got no confirmation or rejection. Nothing happens.

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    1. It looks like that linked page is broken. Going to www.straighttalkbyop.com and clicking the "CHECK PHONE COMPATABILITY" button is working for me.

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    2. I tried that also. My options are: AT&T, Tmo, Unlocked GSM and Other carriers. I want to activate on Verizon, so I pick Other. It puts me back to the original screen, but there is no error message. Does this mean that my phone is not eligible for Verizon? It is not a prepaid phone, or active ESN. The checker does work if I pick AT&T or T-Mobile. All three carriers have excellent coverage in my zip code.

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  27. The page that loads when I click "CHECK PHONE COMPATABILITY" on www.straighttalkbyop.com doesn't ask for carrier, just IMEI/MEID/ESN, Zip Code and Captcha.

    That page tells me that an inactive Verizon Palm Pixi Plus is eligible.

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  28. Thanks again. I got no message, eligible or not; it just continued to a second page where it showed the 2 network options, unlocked GSM or Other.

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    1. That sounds like they want you to use a GSM SIM. What kind of phone are you trying to activate?

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    2. It's a S.T. Iphone 5. I guess they block it on CDMA BYOP?

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    3. Why would you buy a Straight Talk iPhone they're the same price as an unlocked iPhone from Apple?

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  29. You shouldn't now, if you want GSM service. This used to be the only iPhone 5 that would activate on S.T. Verizon (3G) service (2012-3).

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  30. I think you CAN now get Verizon 4G LTE service also through Net10 Wireless.SIM Card - TF256PSIMV9DD, this is a Dual SIM for either Standard aka "Mini", or Micro. I believe this to be true my using Net10s' BYOPFINDER.coms' Check Phone Compatibility tool. My Verizon 4G LTE came back as compatible. Purchase the Network Access Code ($6.99) the SIM comes with it. Just called Net10 CSR and he verified that this was true. Also:http://wap.howardforums.com/GetThread.php?t=1855122

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  31. my friend has the Straight Talk iPhone 5 (verizon) - she seems to get always get the TFW 3G service and no LTE - is there any newer SIM or other MVNO that would give her LTE? - also she cannot talk on the phone and text or use data at the same time, surely Apple fixed that issue long ago?

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  32. 1. ST will not activate their "CDMA LTE" SIM with their iPhone 5. The BYOP program only offers AT&T and T-Mobile SIMs for that phone, and neither will get you LTE. If your friend is willing to gamble $31, she can order a PagePlus LTE nano-SIM on eBay for $.99. Activate the SIM in another Verizon 4G LTE phone that accepts the SIM (SIM slot). $29.99 plan or greater is required. Once that account is working, change the SIM to her iPhone 5. Some people who have tried this claim it works. The SIM supposedly activates new settings which override the original instructions that disabled the LTE radio. Apple did this custom setup for ST so the phone could activate OTA on Verizon 3G (Vzw did not sell LTE to ST in 2013). The SIM-change technique reportedly works with Verizon Prepaid ($50 for SIM and first month of service) and a Verizon postpaid SIM. It should also work for the ST CDMA LTE SIM, but ST probably has more control over this, so it would be smarter to borrow someone's nano-SIM to test rather than risking $55 for the SIM kit and first month's service. 2. The ST (Verizon A1429) does not have enough antennas to be able to talk and use mobile web at the same time. Some Verizon 4G LTE phones have the right antennas, but most do not. There is no "fix" other than buying a GSM iPhone (or perhaps a newer iPhone, but I have not heard that it works yet).

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    1. The SIM-swap method worked for my Straight Talk iPhone 5. I used a different Verizon 4G LTE phone to activate the PagePlus LTE SIM, then switched it to the ST iPhone 5. LTE works.

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  33. So what is the bottom line on a real verizon iphone 5s that is now activated to switch to straight talk CDMA with lte data?

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  34. Bottom line on a good condition used 16GB Verizon iPhone 5 is between $200 and $300.

    To switch a phone from Verizon to Straight Talk.
    1. Deactivate it on Verizon by swapping another phone on to the line or by canceling the Verizon service and asking Verizon to release the phone.

    2. Go to straighttalkbyop.com and follow the instructions to verify the phone and purchase a Network Access Code and SIM. When the SIM arrives turn the phone off, insert the SIM and turn the phone back on.

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    1. not to change the subject: but straight talk is going 4g lte and has started a new co. called TOTAL WIRELESS WHICH IS GOING TO BE THE STRAIGHT TALK 3G ON VERIZON. IT WILL ALSO BE IN WALMART.

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  35. I just recently switched my Verizon iPhone 5 to ST yesterday without the SIM card. However, I cannot get on the internet unless I am connected to Wi-Fi. It displays "TFW 3G", Celluar Data is turned on as well as LTE. When I go on the Safari a window pops up and says "No Internet Connection". How can I fix this?

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    1. You need a Straight Talk SIM to use an LTE phone like the Verizon iPhone 5 on Straight Talk.

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  36. Do you know the name of it? And after I get it and activate it I will have Internet connection?

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    1. Buy a "Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone CDMA Activation Kit (4G LTE)" from Walmart or Straight Talk.

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  37. And my internet should work after that?

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    1. If the SIM activates successfully Internet should work.

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  38. Was wondering I just bought a Verizon galaxy s4 mini off ebay not sure if its unlocked. Will it work with ST AT&T sims card? I don't get good Verizon service where I live.

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    1. It will work but only supports one of AT&T's four LTE bands. So it won't get LTE in many markets. You would be better off getting a phone that supports all of AT&T's bands.

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  39. I currently have an At&t iPhone 4s that has fulfilled the 2 year contract with At&t but still on the At&t plan. I can leave at any point with no fees. I am looking to buy my friend's Verizon iPhone 5s. Will I be able to keep my same phone number and use the Verizon iPhone 5s on Straight Talk? What steps need to happen? Thank you!

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    1. Yes you just need to port your mumber to straight talk as part of the activation process.

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  40. Also, Page Plus data is capped at 2G which is 1x

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  41. Hi, I need help. I currently have Verizon, a galaxy s5 contract ending may 22nd. Can this be used on ST ? If so where do I start, how n when do I port my number if I can use ST. and will I loose all of my pictures, if so how can I save them. Ty so much, sorry I've read so many sites n I've just made myself more lost. Any speedy answers would be greatly appreciated. So I can figure this all out b4 the 22nd of this month. Ty!!

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    1. You won't lose your pictures unless you factory reset the phone and there's no reason to do that when switching carriers. You can always copy the pictures to a PC using the USB cable if your worried.

      To start you need to get a Straight Talk CDMA LTE SIM Kit. Order it from Straight Talk or you might be able to find one at a Walmart. Once you have the SIM, begin the port process on the Straight Talk site.

      If the port doesn't complete by the 22nd the only bad thing that will happen is that you will have to pay for another month of Verizon service. Don't cancel Verizon service or you will lose your number. Once the port completes Verizon service will automatically be cancelled.

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    2. Doesn't your Galaxy S5 have a micro SD card? I'm pretty sure all the ones now have. Your pictures should be on that, not the phone itself.

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  42. Hi, I need help! I have a iPhone 4 on page plus, but recently purchased an Verizon iPhone 5s. Which would be a better plan? to stay on page plus or straight talk. TIA :)

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  43. They are different but neither one is better. Compare their plans and pick the one that's best for YOU. Page Plus and Straight Talk are both part of TracFone so other than the plans' they are the same. Except for the $29.95 Page Plus plan, Straight Talk's give you more data for less momey.

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  44. I'm sorry of this was already asked & answered. Can an unlocked non-Verizon phone run off Verizon through Straight Talk? I have a BLU Studio 6.0 and specifically bought it to use for ST's BYOP plan but they (activated over the phone) didn't give me the option for Verizon service, only T-Mobile or AT&T.

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    1. No, only Verizon phones can be activated on Straight Talk Verizon. In addition, the GSM-only BLU Studio 6.0 is physically incapable of connecting to Verizon's CDMA based network.

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  45. I have a verizon Samsung galaxy note 4. Do i get the CDMA activation kit from ST or the GSM?

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    1. Either one depending on which network you want your phone to be on.

      If you want your Note 4 to be on the Verizon network get the CDMA LTE activation kit which contains a Verizon SIM and a Network Access Code.

      IF you want your Note 4 on T-Mobile or AT&T buy a Straight Talk AT&T or T-Mobile SIM.
      If

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  46. so, if i already have straight talk at&t sim with my at&t note II, i can just pop in my ST at&t sim into a verizon note 3 or higher?

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    1. so, i just got the verizon note 3 unlocked. put in my ST sim card. it work!!! received text/call....now i'm trying to set APN for my new note 3. any suggestion?
      i tried this already, but it's not working...
      https://apn.gishan.net/settings/751_11_straight_talk_apn_settings_for_samsung_galaxy_note_3.php#alt-conf

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    2. Assuming you have a Straight Talk AT&T SIM the settings on gishan.net should work. Double check them against what Straight Talk lists for your account here:How To Update Data Settings: StraightTalk Wireless.

      If the settings look good. turn the phone off and on and go back to the APN and verify that it's still correct and selected.

      With some phones I've found that making the APN type blank instead of default,admin,fota,mms,supl,hipri works.

      If you are sure the settings are correct and it's still not working use the chat option on Straight Talk's Facebook page to contact Straight Talk. Ask the rep to check that data is properly provisioned on your account.

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  47. I am in desperate need of help I was using a Verizon htc ryhme phone with straight talk service.... Was given as a gift a Verizon Motorola droid ultra 4G LTE used phone ...I just assumed that all I had to do was take it to Walmart purchase sim activation kit which I did and I even made sure to let a Walmart phone center employee help me with the activation of the phone..... Now once I left store and my HTC phone service went out I did everything I was instructed to do with my Motorola phone and when I Turned it off and then back on I received text message from straight talk saying welcome back and gave me my same number thought all was good but as soon as I tried to make a call it says no network service available... But I get the 4G LTE Verizon showing up like to im connected also im receiving my text and it shows I have voicemail but not able to make or receive any calls... What did I do wrong please help me

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  48. This is interesting AND totally just for the CDMA folks (GSM, Earmuffs!). Verizon offers 5GB LTE Prepaid at $60 where Straight Talk take 25% off the premium at $45. The difference I can promise you is data speed. For a 25% premium do you sing the don't go capping my heart song and have the FULL LTE Verizon experience or are you ok with slower downloads which shouldn't effect facebook as much as streaming.

    I'm gonna hafta blow the $180 a year and say Verizon Prepaid will take the cookie (minus $75 for their promo exp 3/31/16). Now I must sell my AT&T device and acquire a Verizon. Oh boy, oh boy!

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  49. I bought the straight talk activation kit and I registered the nano sim card when I was supposed to register the dual sim card for my Verizon s5 and I tried to register it and it's saying sim card is not readable. Any help?

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    1. When you activated the nano SIM your phone's MEID got associated with that SIM. You can't activate the mini SUM until the nano is deactivated. You need to work with TracFone Live Chat support to get that straightend out. Good luck.

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  50. Can i use a Verizon samsung galaxy s5 on straighttalk ?

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  51. best info on straight talk byop.

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  52. I want to buy a used Verizon phone through swappa. nothing fancy is needed. but without a doubt I want to be using Verizon towers via straight talk. can I buy any Verizon phone from swappa or is there something else? I have a straighttalk sim card in my Verizon branded galaxy s3. but I don't remember purchasing cdma access code. all info and advice welcomed. thanks

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