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Straight Talk, the $45 a month no-contract provider that resells wireless service from major U.S. carriers, has finally embraced the iPhone 5. Walmart is selling the phone with Straight Talk service and $25 a month no-interest financing. But there’s one major caveat to the deal.

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It’s practically impossible to get Apple’s iPhone 5 on the cheap without a contract, but at least there’s another option for the commitment-averse to save money on the monthly service bill. Straight Talk is officially supporting the iPhone 5 now with its $45 plan advertised as unlimited talk, messages and data. The price of admission for a 16 GB iPhone 5 with Straight Talk is $649 at Walmart stores, but the retailer is offering no-interest special financing for the phone: $25 per month.

You’ll need a Walmart credit card for the financing deal and although the Straight Talk service is month-to-month, there’s a bit of a contract feel to the transaction. At $25 a month, you’ll be paying Walmart for 26 months to pay off the iPhone 5 purchase. Still, for those that don’t have the $199 up front for a contract-based iPhone 5, it provides an ownership opportunity for Apple’s smartphone with a lower monthly service bill.

straight-talk-simBased on my own usage of Straight Talk, I find the service to be a good value. Straight Talk buys wireless service from the major U.S. carriers at wholesale prices and then resells it. With this iPhone 5 deal, for example, you’d actually be using AT&T’s network but paying Straight Talk’s prices. Coverage and speeds would be the same as if you had bought the iPhone 5 directly from AT&T, with one major exception.

There’s no mention of Straight Talk offering LTE service. That means if you buy an iPhone 5 and use a Straight Talk nano SIM card, you won’t be using AT&T’s fast LTE network, but its HSPA+ service. In other words: Don’t expect your iPhone 5 to surf the web or download apps at 30 to 40 Mbps. Instead, you’ll see speeds about one-third as fast. Provided you can live with that and don’t mind that Straight Talk’s “unlimited” service has a soft cap of around 2 GB per month, you may want hit up your nearest Walmart.

For those that already own an iPhone 5 and want to switch service to Straight Talk service, you’ll have to wait. I checked Straight Talks’s site for ordering SIM cards and see only the standard SIM and micro SIM available; no nano SIM cards just yet.

  1. You can just cut your sim cad to the nano sim standard. I like the move to forcing people to buy phones outright and hopefully it’ll lead to lower phone prices.

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    1. Yup, you can do that too. Most consumers don’t realize that or are afraid to use a SIM cutter in case something goes wrong. I’m all for killing the subsidy model over time as it has kept phone prices high.

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      1. The death of the subsidy model appears to be gaining traction. One interesting aspect is how much transparency is gives to margins on smartphone hardware. I’m not anti-Apple, but they enjoy some very nice margins on iPhones that might suffer some in a no-subsidized world.

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    2. Gregg Borodaty Friday, January 11, 2013

      Here’s one solution if you’re on T-mobile. Take your current SIM card into a T-mobile store and tell them you’re getting an iPhone5. They’ll trim your card for you (with a cutter, not scissors) and give you the adapter to slip it back into your phone. Then you’ll be ready to make the switch. It worked for my daughter who recently got an iPhone5 for Christmas.

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      1. I’d like to use T-Mobile, however, they’re not moving very fast at increasing beyond edge coverage in urban and some semi-rural areas. So StraightTalk will have to do until T-Mobile gets better.

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  2. CDMA or GSM? what’s the model number on the phone?

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    1. I don’t know for sure, but I suspect its the GSM-only version.

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      1. Humberto Saabedra Saturday, January 12, 2013

        All 10 iPhone models being offered by StraightTalk and Walmart will be powered by Verizon’s network.

        The iPhone 5 inventory is also sourced from the carrier, but the LTE hardware is dormant, with the additional advantage of the SIM slot being unlocked for GSM service for both domestic and international use, a consequence of Verizon’s iPhone 5 being mandated to ship unlocked due to the FCC guidelines it agreed to when rolling out LTE on C-Block spectrum.

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    2. I called and spend a while trying to figure this one out. It will be CDMA off of verizons network not sprint. LTE is undefinded but with Straight Talks insane TOS no LTE actually might be a good thing to keep your data under control.

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  3. kootenayredneck Friday, January 11, 2013

    Not in Canada and we have Wal_Marts in the Great White North.

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  4. Kevin, any word on whether visual voicemail will be enabled for those of us currently using older iPhones on straight talk?

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    1. From what I’ve read, if you use an iPhone not purchased from Straight Talk, visual voicemail nor MMS will work properly without a workaround. (i.e. Jailbreak, etc.)

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      1. I have heard the same. But that is not as bad as no LTE and a data cap (if true) of 2Gb.

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  5. Went to Wal Mart and checked the model number on the phone and it is the CDMA model. (A1429).

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    1. Whoa – that surprises me a bit. Thanks!

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  6. Reblogged this on Zen Garden Inspiration Gallery and commented:
    Wow do we really need an iPhone and all these other gadgets but hey I have to admit it is very cool. I mean do we need 10 different gadgets with slightly altered functions where with an Apple you can practically have one device and do everything on it…but that is greedom for you people and if people are willing to buy it more power to them. Don’t get me wrong I like Apple a lot more than Microsoft but PCs are more affordable for like 98% of the population than Apple. I am not surprised that Walmart is now offering these phones at their locations because it is a no brainer Walmart gets involved with everything they want to be the best price for everything. I guess for the price of the phone you get a great plan that will save you something on that monthly phone bill.

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  7. @Kevin I hope you mean the contract model and not the subsidy model. I find the tmobile new plans super absurd wherein they want to kill the subsidy not the contract. Also it is strange that even though you buy the phone outright you still have to pay a high monthly fee at VZ/ATT

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    1. The contract model utilizes the subsidy as an incentive to sign said contract. Without a subsidized device, there’s no incentive to enter into a contract in the current state of the mobile market. Thus, we have services like Cricket, Straight Talk, Boost and more.

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      1. Oops, hit Submit too soon. Furthermore, if the device subsidy goes away, the simplest recourse the big companies would have to remain competitive is to reduce cost on services. Losing the subsidy model is a good thing.

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  8. No LTE and the 2Gb limit (on supposedly an unlimited data plan) are deal killers for me.

    There are some other slight disadvantages (found in more detailed articles on Straight Talk) but they are minor. Slow service and a data cap are not “slight” disadvantages. They are why I buy the phones with high speed and a high data cap.

    Verizon here I come.

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    1. Given that most of my data usage is via WiFi, a 2GB data cap or data throttling or whatever it might be doesn’t bother me too much as I’m not a power user. That said, the lack of LTE service is terribly unfortunate. 3G service in my area is pretty good as far as mobile data speeds go, so I’m still on the fence about whether or not to make the jump.

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    2. But if you think about it Verizon own unlimited talk text and 2gb of web is what 100.00 bucks plus taxes and fees or 90 bucks for just 1gb with unlimited talk text and web but yea there is no lte but you be paying half the price plus no activation fees… But it’s all if you want to save money or not cause their prepaid plans for smartphones is 80 bucks a month on Verizon’s

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  9. Nitish Kannan Friday, January 11, 2013

    Thanks to Moore’s law, lots of competitors, costs are falling substantially, soon we will have sub 200 dollar phones that outdo the 600 dollar ones, which will seem a great value, and I truly believe unlimited prepaid is the future, no point in contracts and locked phones when product cycles are so rampant! Right?

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  10. A person can just cut a regular sim card to nano size and it should work. I used an older sim card that had a large foil surface. Just have to cut through the foil to resize it.

    I even did a terrible hack job and it still worked. My carrier, another ATT reseller was surprised when I told them I cut through the foil and that it continued to work.

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    1. Iphone 5
      A1428 – GSM (AT & T)
      A1429 – GSM / CDMA (Verizon)
      A1442 – CDMA (Sprint)

      i got my iPhone 5 16g (A1428) at walmart last month $ 127.00 plus tax with upgrade from my at & t line. I got stuck 2 years for this.

      Now i bought a iPhone 5 16g (A1429) with straight talk from Walmart $710.66 total with tax. All the A1429 model are open line base on apple tech info. Since i got A1429 model straight talk. There is no way that I can get a signal or service from At & T for this particular model A1429 . I’m guessing Verizon will only provide this. Base on the model of the Phone. Correct me if i’m wrong.

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      1. Hunter Hendricks Thursday, January 17, 2013

        Okay, the Straight Talk iPhone 5 is using Verizon Wireless Service? And although they are LTE phones Straignt Talk isn’t offering LTE. What about visual voicemail? Just wondering, will visual voicemail work with a Straight Talk iPhone 5?

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      2. I am not sure what you mean “A1429 model are open line base ” Are you asking if this is UNLOCKED being a Verizon and there deal with the FCC,Since ST is getting a base Verizon,I think they might have started out unlocked but being passed on to ST they might have locked them just so it had to stay with them as there orher phone’s are…
        But there are other way’s to unlock an Iphone on Verizon so Gevey sim’s work good although you must be at certain ios !!!
        Everyone say’s data cap well I found out that sprint say unlimited but they will slow you down as I found out one with my cousin’s i phone 4s so there is really NO true unlimited service and I have had a i4 on st since E71,I’ve had no problem’s with them and 2 gig’s the screen is small and it wear’s my old eye’s out but it is nice since I am on tethered 6.0.1 that 1 of the new feature’s is a FULL screen so it’s some what better?? My ATT based i4 w/st has a big downfall here where I live in Tn. that the signal is weak in the hills here and I have friend’s using Verizon Iphone’s and are able to get a call when I can’t so that is good thing to know when I go to wally world to get a new i5 and reading today about the jailbreak effort’s that will come out after 6.1 gm is put out by Apple Thing’s Look Great…..

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  11. It says this in the straight talk ToS: . The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following:… uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games?

    WTF?

    Personally, I wish a major carrier offered a plan with a 2-yr contract, metered voice data and messaging, with an un-subsidized device for a LOW monthly price. I don’t see the big deal about a contract if after 2 years you’re spending net less money. It’s not like I’m going to hop carriers if upfront I know I’ll save $1000 at the 4-year mark.

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    1. Curious about ST iPhone Saturday, January 12, 2013

      Can this ST iPhone have a GSM sim loaded and actually work or CDMA only? Kind of sucks if you can’t take it Internationally…. Really need to find out if we can buy a ST GSM nano Sim and use it on the GSM network and not CDMA. Any ideas?

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    2. Jon Programmer Sunday, February 10, 2013

      They are talking about hooking it up to your computer (tethering) and using it for gaming, and using it for streaming video (i.e. webcam)…not for streaming youtube videos or netflix (within reason). Obviously if you are at home, or in most public places you’d use the wifi available at most of those places. So your data usage would be quite normal even with watching YouTube or something on the go. If you are using over 3GB I’m sure they’d be wondering what on earth you are doing on your phone, and suspect you are tethering it. So if you use it like a normal person, as a phone and for texting, checking your email, and occasionally watching some video at the laundromat while your clothes dry, then you should be fine. But if you are constantly attached to your phone watching Netflix and YouTube all day, while you site in the park under a tree, and lack any social life whatsoever then you should probably pay the extra for limited data through a major carrier.

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  12. Will the IPhone bought at Wal-Mart work only with straight talk? Is it unlocked? May I use it with another carrier’s micro-card?

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  13. I just started using Straight Talk via AT&T with a Nexus 4 and although it’s penta band, I seem to be getting 3G-like data speed in NYC. My average data speed so far is about 1 mbps. I don’t know if my network settings aren’t right or if this is par for the course with AT&T on ST. It’s pretty pathetic.

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  14. Correction to the point you made about using AT&T’s network. We have CDMA versions at our store which run on Verizon. But, like you said, don’t expect to get LTE speeds.

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  15. Kevin,
    Any idea if it’s unlocked? I live in Thailand, don’t care about LTE, 3G unlimited plans here are $29 but would love to have Wal-Mart finance for me at $25 @26 months, $100 cheaper than here. Particularly if it’s the CDMA version so i have choice IF i return to the states.

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    1. I haven’t yet been to a WalMart to check, but readers indicate this is the CDMA version which is unlocked.

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  16. I need a phone what would you all do ?

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  17. Will apps featured in the App Store from Apple be accessible from Straight Talk? Not sure if the iPhone has full functionality from Straight Talk as the other “big” carriers that offer it.

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    1. There aren’t any App Store limitations if you run an iPhone on Straight Talk. You won’t have visual voicemail or MMS functionality unless you jailbreak and modify the phone, however.

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      1. I have 4s with 6.0.1, I use straight talk, I did modify to get everything to work, and apps, data, mms,surfing the net, everything that the contract companys give, I have.. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JAIBREAK THE PHONE,,,,Love my Iphone,,Dixie

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  18. Noune Lafleur Sunday, January 13, 2013

    Kevin, if I already possessed an iPhone 4S can I still switch to straight talk?

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  19. Straight talk is good but not ment for people with smart phones. it good for people who just make calls or txt. the “unlimited” plan really isnt unlimited. go read the terms and conditions section 6&7 before u switch. ive been with straight talk for over 3 yrs and just got 1 of there smart phones 1 week later i got a phone call saying was using the internet to much and was not allowed to download anything to my phone from the internet that i had to download to my computer then transfer the stuff to my phone, and that if i keep using to much internet that they would cut my phone off. so just make sure u read the terms and conditions!!!!!

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  20. I have a Samsung Proclaim through straight talk and was given an iphone 5 that I want to use instead of the Samsung…how do I do this? Thanks

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  21. Correction iPhone 5 I sell for straight talk are CDMA/ Verizon towers and its 3G

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  22. Two weeks ago, I snapped. Even though I’m about to pay hefty cancellation fees, I have just gone from $2,400 a year to under $1,100 a year for two cell phones. I bought a used GSM iPhone 4s for myself and one for my wife (both on ATT). Got both factory unlocked, got 2 Straight Talk SIM cards, and ported our numbers from Verizon to Google Voice. Phone, texting, SMS and data all work. Now, I am tweaking them. My two questions are both about trying to get the iPhone native buttons for “Phone” and “Messages” to work for calls and texting but send having each send out GV numbers when we call or text someone.

    1. One phone is jailbroken (on 5.1.1) so I’m trying Phone GV Extension (seems to work well) and SMS GV Extension (seems buggy – not working well). Do you know of other apps from Cydia that may work for MMS and SMS that would modify and allow use of the iPhone “Messages” button?

    2. The other phone is more difficult. It was wiped and upgraded to 6.0.1 before I picked it up. Since it’s got the A5 chip and as of yet there is no jailbreak, I am stuck. (I even tried Tiny Umbrella and SHSH blobs are not at Cydia. Do you know of any way to use the two native buttons on an unjailbroken iPhone? Any options other than the Google Voice App?

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    1. If you have text forwarding set up with google voice, when you receive a text in your iPhone’s message app it will be from a number that is not the actual number of the person who sent you the text, it is the number that Google used to “redirect” the message. If you call that number from the native phone app, instead of that person’s actual phone number, it will go through your google voice number and will dial their actual phone.

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  23. I’ve looked online for quite a while and can’t seem to find/understand a question. I just purchased an iPhone 5 from Walmart and activated on Straight Talk. The iPhone 5 doesn’t have a SIM card in it… I understand if you have or need a nano SIM you can cut it and whatnot to take it from your current phone/carrier, and put it in an existing iPhone 5 and activate.

    Is there ANY reason to have a nano SIM card in my phone now? Will I have access to any additional settings/functionality or network if I get a nano SIM somehow and put it in my already activated phone?

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    1. The SIM card in the Verizon-sold phones are used to access LTE, since LTE is an evolution of GSM. 3G, 2G etc. are only done by CDMA – so this would effectively mean there is no LTE on the Straight Talk variants. You could get a GSM nano SIM card and move to another prepaid service or AT&T, but the bands for LTE on your iPhone wouldn’t support those on AT&T.

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  24. Iphone 5
    A1428 – GSM (AT & T)
    A1429 – GSM / CDMA (Verizon)
    A1442 – CDMA (Sprint)

    i got my iPhone 5 16g (A1428) at walmart last month $ 127.00 plus tax with upgrade from my at & t line. I got stuck 2 years for this.

    Now i bought a iPhone 5 16g (A1429) with straight talk from Walmart $710.66 total with tax. All the A1429 model are open line base on apple tech info. Since i got A1429 model straight talk. There is no way that I can get a signal or service from At & T for this particular model A1429 . I’m guessing Verizon will only provide this. Base on the model of the Phone. Correct me if i’m wrong.

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  25. Chatchai Chad Jiansinlapadamrong Friday, January 18, 2013

    @reuel5, ST iphone is Verizon version which comes unlocked, so you could get a straight talk micro sim, cut it down and use it to get HSPA+ but there will be no VVM. However, if you stay on on CDMA, you could use VVM and MMS without any trick.

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  26. Has there been any mention of MMS or tethering? (Because there have been people using straighttalk for ages now but they did not have access to the two for-mentioned services.)

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  27. Another blog says that Straight Talk advises against inserting a SIM card while traveling overseas as it will wipe the CDMA settings. Has anyone tried using their WalMart Iphone 5 with Straight Talk, plugged in a GSM SIM successfully overseas and then come home and removed the SIM card without losing Straight Talk service? I called Straight Talk and the most info I got was that the WalMart phone uses CDMA (no SIM).

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  28. I just confirmed with STraight Talk customer support that it does support visual voicemail.

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  29. Kevin I’m confused, your article states that Iphone 5 on Straight talk uses the AT&T network, but every time I ask a Walmart employee at various Walmarts, they all tell me it runs on the CDMA network which is Verizon. Can you please clarify? Thanks

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    1. Babe1918, here is what I’ve been told by Straight Talk support. There are 2 ways to buy an Iphone 5 for ST:

      1. Wallmart – you will get the Iphone 5 for ST ver. “A1429 CDMA”, which will work with ST using Verizon towers
      2. Apple store – get an unlocked Iphone 5 “A1428 GSM”, which will work on ST using AT&T towers

      I am curious which of these options will get me faster data speeds – does anyone know?

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  30. when nano SIm will be available for me to use my iphone 5?

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  31. If I buy an unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple, Can purchase a straight talk nano sim and use it on the iPhone 5 and be able to get 4g speeds? Cause I don’t want to purchase a straight talk iPhone 5 from Walmart and get Verizon 3g speeds. Its not worth paying the $650. I like to talk and surf.

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    1. 2 things to keep in mind: Straight Talk doesn’t sell nano SIM cards, so you’d have to cut one down. And Straight Talk doesn’t support LTE, so you’d get EVDO speeds or HSPA+ speeds for data, depending on what iPhone you bought.

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      1. Actually Straight Talk sells nano sim cards. They R 14.99+tax

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        1. Hmmm…. I’m seen SIM cards and microSIM cards on the Straight Talk site. Never seen nanoSIM cards there before and don’t see them now. Are you sure?

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  32. will my sprint iPhone 5 work on straight talk if i buy a ST sim?

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  33. can you use any iphone as in iphone 4 or 3?

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  34. When you say soft cap, do you mean they will shut off your internet or theyll just throttle it after the 2 GB

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  35. I just purchased an iPhone 5 with Straight Talk and I am having a lot of troubles getting it activated! The employees at the electronic didn’t know how to activate it so they had me call the Straight Talk customer service and still couldn’t figure out what is wrong, so they advised me to contact Apple’s customer service. Does anybody know if I need a Nano SIM or whatever for it to work?
    Please help!

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  36. I meant that I purchased the iPhone 5 at a Walmart store and I had to get a credit card to get the phone but I am still unable to get it to work.

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    1. You definitely don’t need a nanoSIM card as the phone is tied to Verizon’s network (see comments above). If Wal-Mart can’t get it activated for you through Straight Talk, they should take the phone back and refund your money IMO.

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      1. Thanks, I got it to work after I called the Straight Talk’s customer service for the second time.

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  37. anyone knows if it contains a sime card too? and is it unlocked or no?

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    1. It does not come with a SIM card; it’s the Verizon iPhone 5 so it should already be unlocked.

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  38. All iphones on ST are GSM! No Verizon! ST phones w/Verizon do not have sim cards at all! I am running a Iphone 3GS just fine w/ST. To send pics w/out MMS, I am using Dropbox too.

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    1. “All iphones on ST are GSM! No Verizon! ST phones w/Verizon do not have sim cards at all! ”

      You’re just wrong!

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  39. Carolina Aguilar Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    I want know if is possible connect my phone motorola HD1080P the verizon at this plan Straight Talk?

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  40. DO NOT Straight talk plan. Completely unprofessional service and horible representatives. I waited 57 mites before I got a representative to talk to me. There is no refund on SIMs or Airtime cards.
    I have NEXUS4 and they sent me normal SIM card. I called to ask for a micro SIM and after spending an hour waiting for customer service, I had to ask to talk to their manager, because they didn’t know how to help me.
    I was already regretting that I decided to try their services and wanted to cnacel before even I started to use StraightTalk. They started quoting the text in fine print to fight with me and so on. Horible, horible experience!!
    DON’T use them if you value your time and money!

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  41. I just ordered an I phone 5 from Walmart. When it arrives at store, we have 14 days to decide whether to keep it or not. We are not very tech savy and the comments I am reading have scared me to death. What can we expect from this phone? First you say it uses AT&T network, then Verizon.

    Can someone explain to me what cutting the SIM card means? We need to understand some of this before this little animal arrives at the store. PLEASE HELP A DUMMY!!

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    1. Lucy Loopie, here is what I’ve been told by Straight Talk support. There are 2 ways to buy an Iphone 5 for ST:

      1. Wallmart – you will get the Iphone 5 for ST ver. “A1429 CDMA”, which will work with ST using Verizon towers
      2. Apple store – get an unlocked Iphone 5 “A1428 GSM”, which will work on ST using AT&T towers

      I am curious which of these options will get me faster data speeds – does anyone know?

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  42. you are so wrong. i trimmed my micro sim to fit into my iphone 5.works like a charm

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  43. I bought an iPhone 5 from walmart with straight talk. It has been a nightmare! The cellular data service did not work, they told me to take it back to Walmart but Walmart said it was straight talk’s problem and they should fed-ex me a new phone. Straight talk in the meantime put me and the walmart supervisor on hold for over 50 minutes. Every time the rep said they would give me a “supervisor” it linked to a message that said “heavy service volume, Goodbye” and hung up on me. Same for the walmart supervisor. If everything worked on these phones I think it would be great. (My daughter’s works). But if there is anything wrong, you are out $649.00 ! I am hoping this will get worked out but I have already put at least 12 hours of talk time with straight talk. Everytime they try to “fix” the phone remotely it gets worse. Now I can’t even make calls…..

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  44. I noticed on the Wal-Mart website it says you need interent access for the Iphone from Straight-talk. Is this accurate or can you use the internet just like you normally would if you purchased the phone from At&T or Verizon? I don’t have Internet at my house and don’t want to buy this phone if that is something I’m going to need.

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    1. You shouldn’t need Wi-Fi or any other internet access at your home to use this phone. Not sure what Wal-Mart is getting at there….

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  45. Kevin,

    I noticed on the Wal-Mart Website that you need to have internet access for the straight talk iPhone. Is this the case or can you use the internet on the phone just like you would if you purchased the phone from At&T or Verizon? Just want to know before I purchase this phone.

    Thanks!

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  46. So, after reading all the comments I am even more confused. Does the ST Iphone 5 sold at Walmart have a sim card slot? Am I able to use it with a micro sim if I order it from ST? What if I get an ATT iPhone 5… Can I just use a sim card purchased from ST? I understand they dont sell nano sims, but cutting it wont be a problem. I need to know ASAP. I’m in desperate need of a phone and I want an iPhone 5. I have the option of just buying one straight from Walmart and get it activated with no problem or buy it from a friend $200 cheaper. Please help me.

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  47. The Straight Talk iPhones from Walmart will be on Verizon, not AT&T. The real question is are they also GSM unlocked.

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  49. I bought a sim cutter on eBay. worked well. my concern: they DID carry micro SIM cards and regular ones until recently…. they were for the AT&T network… now the site only carries this “T-Mobile” branded one…… this leads me to believe they are getting cheaper yet and trying to migrate all GSM phones to the sub-par T-Mobile network. I’ve been using ST for almost 2 years. originally it was great. I would rollover to smaller carriers in my rural area and get their edge network (which was ok with me) recently straight talk cut them out (to save money I believe) now it just says roaming and I have no data with them. I have a business 4g LTE hot spot and it still roams on their edge network so I know that straight talk is the culprit.
    in summation- I see them continue to widdle away quality and services and if they are going to eventually push GSM to T-Mobile then I’m switching carriers. I hope they don’t go that route..

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  50. I am not on contract with ATT any more and need to upgrade my IPhone. I have a business and want to take credit cards using Square. I sell in a market (PikePlace) where there is no wifi. Considering Straight Talk to save money, but concerned that Market may be a spot where I don’t get signal. Is it a big risk to use straight talk?

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  51. what happens if i use the iPhone 5 from at&t and use it for straight talk

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  52. This might be a dumb question- I’ve never had an iPhone before but my brother has a used at&t iPhone 4 that isnt in use right now. Is there a a way I can activate it using Straight Talk instead of signing a contract with at&t? I’d rather pay $45 a month with Straight Talk any day instead of $70/month. Thanks

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  53. I currently have a ST Mini Sim Card and I have purchased an unlocked iphone 4 that is an AT&T phone. Since ST is no longer selling AT&T Sim Cards, can I cut my mini into a micro and just insert it in my new iphone? I am weary of cutting it and it not working then I will not be able to put it back in my Android and will be without as they do not sell them anymore.

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  54. So about the 25 dollar a month, there is no catch all you pay is the 25 dollar a month with the financing plan? Like I don’t have to pay anything down on it?

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  55. So If I want to do the financing plan all I have to pay is the $25 with the walmart card? There is no catch? Like I don’t have to pay anything down on it?

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  56. I have the old clam shell phone on Straight Talk and want to upgrade. What difference will I see between a $150 Samsung and an expensive I-Phone?

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  57. now how much it

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  58. if you already have an iphone 5 ,how do you put it on a straight talk plan?

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  59. Hmmm.. thanks guys for this comments,have been craving for an iphone for striaght talk.
    can’t wait to get one, if and only if it’s unlocked so i can use it internationally.

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  60. i kinda confused, if you put an iphone 5 on straight what will it not include?

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  61. I got a good deal of a recodition phone. Got 2 phone cards. called the straight talk number then they shut me off service told me to contact a diffent number but could not get through. Here i am without a phone . I call straight talk up so many times. My phone still is not turn on none of the 2 Not even the one i had on before I spent $60. on cards one at wallmart. Thank you angelique hiawia

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  62. I activated my phone with a card. it shows that it was activated. I still cant use my phone because it said my phone is deactivated. what do I do

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  63. Straight Talk Wireless are now selling Straight Talk branded iPhones (iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5) available only at Walmart and a BlackBerry Curve using Verizon networks.

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  64. Doug Anderson Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Straight Talk took my phone number but is unable to make it work. They did have it working for half a day. Talking to their friendly reps from India is about as helpful as discussing my phone problems with the homeless guy on the street corner. Not only am I out to $70.00 for the starter kit but I am out my phone number and my phone has been dead for a week. Their 800 numbers give a reorder tone a large percentage of the time I try calling, and their web site currently has page load times of several minutes.

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