Using the iPhone with StraightTalk

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.

Comments are closed.