Switching a Verizon Motorola Droid X to Straight Talk Wireless

A reader, Jacquie D, asks..

Question regarding transfer of service to Straight Talk with previously flashed Verizon Motorola Droid X…

Hello. Thank you so much for providing all of this valuable tech advice, first of all.

I have a Motorola Droid X which I bought through Verizon but had flashed to.use on a no-comtract network called Cricket. I get poor service with Cricket and would like to try transferring my number to Straight Talk (and hopefully the Verizon towers). Is this possible to do through the DIY steps posted on the ST website ?

Hi Jacquie,

I don’t know.  You can go to the Straight Talk website and enter your phone’s serial number and see if it compatible.

http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/home/h/byop/registration

Both Cricket Wireless and Verizon use CMDA networks. When you flashed your Verizon phone to use Cricket you may have tweaked the radio frequencies your phone uses. You may want to see if you can flash it back to a Verizon ROM.

Straight Talk also uses the Sprint network which is CDMA. I don’t think they would activate the phone on the Sprint network (it likely isn’t compatible). You might want to call and check with Straight Talk support.

 

8 Comments

  1. Humberto miranda | | Reply

    I want
    to change to straight talk

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi miranda,
      What type of phone do you currently have? What network are your currently using?

  2. sharon | | Reply

    I have a driod bionic that i switched to straight talk but having problem trying to find how to change my apn setting.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Sharon,
      Are you using this phone with a sim, or on the straight talk Verizon network?

      Regards
      Bob

  3. jacquie D | | Reply

    Question regarding transfer of service to Straight Talk with previously flashed Verizon Motorola Droid X.

    Hello. Thank you so much for providing all of this valuable tech advice, first of all.

    I have a Motorola Droid X which I bought through Verizon but had flashed to.use on a no-contract network called Cricket. I get poor service with Cricket and would like to try transferring my number to Straight Talk (and hopefully the Verizon towers). Is this possible to do through the DIY steps posted on the ST website ?

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