I wrote in my last post about setting up an iPhone 5 using StraightTalk. We went to the Apple Store bought the unlocked iPhone 5 then headed over to Walmart and bought the StraightTalk Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) kit. That kit comes with three SIMS, 2 AT&T compatible, and one T-Mobile-compatible. Just like with Net10, I had to cut the AT&T-compatible SIM to a nano SIM so it fit in the iPhone 5.
While in Kmart, I noticed that they also sell the iPhone for StraightTalk. I started wondering if StraightTalk had nano SIMs for their iPhone 5’s but didn’t sell them for the BYOP plan. After looking at the iPhone 5’s on the Walmart site, I think I figured it out. Looks like when you buy the iPhone 5 with StraightTalk, you are getting an Verizon-compatible phone and Verizon service. The service is 3G speeds and the Verizon phones don’t use a SIM card for 3G.
Because I knew that StraightTalk used the AT&T and T-Mobile networks I assumed that their iPhone did as well. This really might be a better solution for prepaid, I am going to have to look into this a little closer.
I have an old iphone 3. I switched to the Straight Talk plan two days ago from being on an AT&T contract. I inserted the SIM card and activated the account. I can make phone calls, and I can send and receive text messages. I canNOT receive any iMessages and I have no internet. I tried scanning the code with the QR reader and it keeps saying that there is an error. Do you have any advice on how I can get my phone to access the internet and to send and receive MMS and iMessages again? I’m running in circles on the Straight Talk website.
You need to configure your APN and mms settings for data and mms to work. Getting data working is easy, getting mm is a little harder. What version of ios is your phone using? Was you sim blue or pink?
I just upgraded to ios 6, hoping that that would help. The sim card was the blue standard size.
I think my main problem is that every time I scan the code for the APN settings, it says that there’s an error. So I’m at a dead end.
If you updated to ios 6, follow my guide How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 6 It will show you what to do.
I wanted to get an unlocked iPhone 5 then put in a sim card from Straight Talk. Your guide mentions you”cut” the AT&T-compatible SIM to a nano SIM so it fit in the iPhone 5. Can you give more detail on how you cut a sim card? I’ve never tried it.
Take a look at http://smartphonematters.com/guides/how-to-use-your-iphone-5-with-net10-wireless/2/
The iPhone 5 uses a nano SIM, the iPhone 4 used a micro SIM. Straight Talk sells micro SIMs. You need to cut the SIM to fit, or buy one from Amazon or eBay that the seller has already cut.
Let me know if you have more questions.
I am not sure if this is what I need to do or not. I have an old AT&T Iphone and I am on the Straight talk network. I have Data with no problem, I cannot send or receive pictures from anyone that does not have an Iphone, is there anything that I can do to correct this? I sure would appreciate any help that I can get! I have been dealing with this for months. Thank you!
How to Setup Straight Talk Wireless Data and MMS for your iPhone running iOS 7
Let me know how it goes.
Bob, do I have to use a sim card from T Mobile? I dont have one, and if so do I borrow one from somebody that is on the network, or will I need to buy one?
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