Last week I was creating a video to explain what exactly is inside the Straight Talk Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Activation Kit. I noticed when I opened the kit, the four SIMs inside were packaged incorrectly.
Be careful because you may end up Straight Talk’s T-Mobile network-compatible SIM when you wanted the ATT network-compatible SIM or vice versa. A few smartphonematters readers had this problem. They used the T-Mobile network-compatible SIM in their iPhones and this led to their phones not working or only connecting to T-Mobile’s slow 2G, Edge, data network in their area. T-Mobile had worked hard to update their network so that its compatible with the iPhone. But in some areas of the country, they haven’t updated.
Not only are the SIMs mislabeled by network but also by SIM size. They had the nano SIMs packaged as combination standard / micro SIM. If your not familiar with the different SIM sizes this is very confusing. The SIM you are supposed to use is either too small or too big.
Slot A – AT&T network-compatible standard or micro SIM (gray)
Slot B – AT&T network-compatible nano SIM (blue)
Slot C – T-Mobile network-compatible standard or micro SIM (red)
Slot D – T-Mobile network-compatible nano SIM (pink)
Instead the SIMs are packaged:
Slot A – AT&T network-compatible nano SIM (blue)
Slot B – T-Mobile network-compatible nano SIM (pink)
Slot C – AT&T network-compatible standard or micro SIM (gray)
Slot D – T-Mobile network-compatible standard or micro SIM (red)
To correct this:
Move the gray SIM from C to A
Move the blue SIM that was in A to B
Move the red SIM from D to C
Move the pink SIM that was in B to D