Q&A: Using Verizon Phones with Straight Talk BYOP

In today’s video I answer a few questions about using Verizon phones with Straight Talk’s BYOP Plans and talk about using an iPhone 4 with Verizon Wireless Prepaid.


  1. Wendy | | Reply


    I thank you a million times over! To be honest, I wasn’t sure if you would even respond! : ) Thank you for answering my questions. Yes, more than likely I will leave ST at the end of my month.

    I have another question: (sorry)
    I only transferred my iPhone 7plus to ST, but left my dad’s flip phone on Verizon (post pay.). He rarely uses it. Verizon now has given me a 700 min talk plan, but the cost is still outrageous.

    Am I able to transfer 2 Verizon cell phones to T Mobile? (Of course you are not that company) but I am confused about various cell phones working with various carriers.

    My gut tells me to take both phones to Verizon pre pay, but I need to save more money. I need high data, and but my dad no.. I pay for my dad’s service. Is it better to keep the phones combined, or have separate plans?

    Thank you again!!! ( I am in the LA area)

  2. Wendy | | Reply

    Hello Bob,

    I am so thankful for your web site as it’s a new discovery for me! The world of Pre pay is new as well!

    I signed up for ST after being w/Verizon (postpay) forever. I purchased the 30 day card at Walmart. So far it’s been ok, just ok….

    My question is: My phone settings (Verizon phone) have Roaming on. Do I leave it on with Straight Talk?

    Also, do I turn WIFi off when I leave the house?

    Thank you kindly,

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi Wendy,
      You can leave the roaming setting on and not have a problem.

      With Prepay you can save some money or get more value for your dollar. You need to shop around and comfortable without having the support network of all those Verizon stores out there. You need to pick a plan that matches your needs to a
      Straight Talk service was a good value several years ago but you do have other options too. If you want to use the Verizon network, Verizon Prepaid has better features and possible more high speed data for about the same price. Total Wireless is less expensive. See Two Other Options: Verizon Wireless Prepaid and Total Wireless

      If the AT&T or T-Mobile network work well in your area, you have even more options.

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