Can I Use a BLU Smartphone With the Straight Talk Verizon Network?


A reader Wayne, asks

Will Verizon SIM card work with Blu Studio 6.0 phone that has Straight Talk service?

Hi Wayne,
No, the BLU Studio 6.0, and all the other BLU models will not work on the Verizon network. BLU phones are compatible with the AT&T and T-Mobile networks that use GSM / LTE technology. They will not work on the Verizon or Sprint networks that use CDMA / LTE technology.


If the AT&T or T-Mobile have decent coverage in your area than I suggest you use the Straight Talk AT&T GSM LTE compatible SIM or Straight Talk T-Mobile GSM LTE compatible SIM. If the Verizon network is the only network with reliable coverage in your area than you’ll need to get a Verizon compatible phone. Note that to use the Straight Talk Verizon network, you’ll need to check to see if your specific Verizon phone is eligible for use on Straight Talk’s Verizon network. To learn if you can use a Verizon phone with Straight Talk, see Checking If You Can Use Your Verizon Smartphone with Straight Talk Wireless

I hope this helps, if you have any more comments or questions. Leave a reply below.

17 Comments

  1. Lucy jackson | | Reply

    Can it be unlocked for verizon
    I bought this phone for to work for my verizon number.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      BLU phones are not compatible with verizon’s network. The Moto phones are unlocked, a good price, and compatible with verizon’s network. Are you using Straight Talk verizon or Verizon (the company)?

  2. Lisa | | Reply

    Isn’t working

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Are you saying that your Straight Talk coverage using the ATT towers has gotten worse over time? I’m not sure what the problem you are having is. Can you describe it more clearly?

  3. Lisa Segua | | Reply

    When I first got a Blu phone in 2014 that is why I got it worked fine. Walmart in my area is still selling the sim card pack as though it is compatible. Do you know when, why & how it changed?! I pay straight talk to run on AT&T towers?!! And service is less than good!!!Grrr!

  4. ella Jamieson | | Reply

    omg im so bummed,i have a brand new studio xl2 blu phone owned it 3 months now ,its 3 am in morning and ive finally decided to try and get it going becsuse i just knew it would be a pain in the arse…lol and it sure is help paleeze..may i get this phone going with no sim card? i bought the straight talk sim and 55 dollar activation kit…sim cards DO NOT fit in…also when i tryed just entering my numbers in the appropriate spots on str8 talks activation site it said my gms unlocked phone was not compatable so here i sit wondering wth to to do…can i run it wth out sim card thank yu…

  5. David Benjaminson | | Reply

    I have a Blu one life xl. Not compatible with Verizon I come to find out…after I purchased the phone. So is the GSM LTE sim the way I have to go for this model also our is there a way to make it work/compatible/unlock???

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      BLU phones are sold unlocked and compatible with the AT&T and T-Mobile towers for Straight Talk.

  6. Penny Tackett | | Reply

    Will my LG L35G straight talk phone be able to switch over and transfer my information to a Blu Studio C HD. Pleez tell me yes hahaha. Or can i js buy new sim card

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      I am guessing that phone is using Straight Talk’s AT&T towers so if the SIM fits it the phone it might work. Sometimes with older phones the SIM may have been tied to the phone. Try it and see if it works.

  7. Christopher | | Reply

    Yes most GSM phones work with verizon now, due to the 4g LTE being. Sim neteork. Asking as your device supports band 2 and 4 you are good to go.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      thanks for leaving a comment but I disagree with you. BLU devices do not support the Verizon network. You will not be able to register the IMEI of the device for use on the Verizon network even though Verizon uses CDMA and LTE technologies.

      • Cocoabeans | | Reply

        He’s right. I just bought the latest Blu phone (Vivo X) and it’s still not compatible with Verizon’s stupid network

        • Bob Thompson | | Reply

          I recommend the Moto E and G series unlocked Android phones if you want to use Straight Talk’s Verizon towers.

  8. Tanya | | Reply

    Can I use prepaided virgin. mobile phone with. Tracfones. Bring your phone because I’ve looked on there forum boards.

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