Straight Talk Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Activation Kit SIMS Packaged Incorrectly

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. ┬áT-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.

There are four SIMs in the package. The SIMs are in four slots labeled A, B, C, and D. The SIMs are supposed to be packaged:
wrongsim

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

I looked on the Straight Talk web site and they have a notice about this.
BYOP-1

BYOP-2

5 Comments

  1. John Taylor | | Reply

    Just got my straight talk att nano sim. Not activated or nothing. I inserted it but getting no service.is that a good sign? I inserted my not activated simple mobile 1 n that comes up as simple mobile.

    • Bob Thompson | | Reply

      Hi John,
      If you put the Straight Talk ATT SIM in your phone and you have not activate the SIM yet, I would expect that to say “No Service”. You need to activate it. If you call Straight Talk support and say you have a Verizon iPhone they will tell you it won’t work. This is because they immediately think you are trying to activate it on Straight Talk’s Verizon network. They are following a support script which says “We don’t support the Verizon iPhone 5 for BYOP”.

      I have not used SIM Mobile, I don’t know why the SIM you have is recognized.

      Regards
      Bob

  2. Bryan | | Reply

    I have a Blu-4.0 I from t-mobile to staighttalk today and I’m not able to get internet access or picture text messages.. Help…. what should I do?

  3. Steve | | Reply

    Hey bob since u have a tmobil sims card can i buy i from u to get my att iphone’s mms to work. By doing the sims swap

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