Using an AT&T iPhone on the Straight Talk Verizon-Compatible Network

A reader Chad writes, I am looking to switch to Straight Talk and can’t get a “straight” answer from anyone about how service works… maybe you can help. If I bring an unlocked AT&T iPhone to Straight Talk and use

Help with Straight Talk and Net10 MMS Picture Messages

Every day I get about a dozen or so request from Straight Talk and Net10 customers asking for help with getting their MMS picture and group text messages working. I noticed I am repeating myself in the comments so I

Moving a Straight Talk Wireless iPhone 5 from the Verizon to AT&T Network


A reader, Aceman, asks “Hi Bob, quick question. I bought a straight talk iphone 5 for my daughter. It is active on the Verizon CDMA network. Data service has been a real hassle – lots of back and forth with

Help Setting up Straight Talk Data and MMS on the Motorola Atrix Running Android 2.3

I created this page to help readers set up Straight Talk Wireless data, Internet, and MMS picture messaging on the Motorola Atrix running Android 2.3. Leave a comment and let me know. I do not have an Atrix I phone

What Is This “Net10 Msg: your phone’s browser requires an update…” Message About?


I received this text message from Net10 Wireless on my iPhone 5… “NET10 Msg: Your phone’s browser requires an update. Click the link to update.”. Many Net10 and Straight Talk customers are wary of software updates which many affect

Shopping for a Smartphone to Use with a Voice Only Wireless Plan


A reader,fil726, writes… “I want to buy a unlocked at&t(or any carrier)smartphone and use that with a data-less pre-paid plan. I would like to use the wifi whenever I have a hotspot. Just like a ipod touch for example. I

Reader Questions


If you have a smartphone related question and you are looking for help you can leave a question in the comments. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and fill in Leave a Reply. There are many guides and

I Want an iPhone but I Don’t Want to Pay $500!


A reader, Amber writes… I am looking to get an iPhone through Straight Talk, but I’m not willing to shell out the $500 to do so. I’ve been looking on Amazon, and they seem to be cheaper there. I don’t