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Anyone have update on service/use of StrightTalk prepaid pho

Has anyone used the Straight Talk prepaid service form WalMart using iPhone or Android? Att vs. Verizon?
I'm currently a verizon user and want to keep my #, but i don't think that's an issue these days. Thanks for any feedbackk.

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Verizon and Straight Talk

You might want to run through the FAQ at Howardforums for ST. AFAIK, Verizon coverage via ST won't let you use a non-ST phone or smartphone (e.g. Verizon branded iPhone 4S). I may be incorrect regarding such a phone that was jailbroken, but it would be worth asking @ Hofo yourself if that's the phone you wanted.

Look especially close at the FAQ regarding difference in coverage based on the type of phone you ended up with, especially if it's ST supplied.


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Straight Talk

Thanks, Pepe. It reads that 'you get what you pay for' So I will stay with my verizon for now. It reads that ST and At& t have some issues and Verizon won't work with a data phone.

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Hi Kne5017894, this is Sara from Straight Talk Wireless. Our BYOP (Bring Your Own Phone) program which will allow customers to bring an AT&T, T-Mobile GSM phone or an unlocked domestic GSM phone to Straight Talk or NET10 by simply buying a SIM card from us. In order to activate the service you will need to have an unlimited card since our BYOP SIM will only work with the unlimited plan. The phone's APN (Access Point Name) setting must be updated once the phone has been activated in order for the MMS and browser to work. The APN settings can be found on the activation card. However, this will not work with CDMA (i.e. Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS), TracFone, SafeLink, NET10, Straight Talk or BlackBerry phones. For SIM inquiries, you can visit our website at In addition, you can keep your phone number from another carrier to Straight Talk service by porting the number. Feel free to send us an email at for further questions.

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Verizon & Str8 talk

Thanks Sara, but can you expound about the service with Verizon. They are the best coverage in the Atlanta area. What would be required for a smartphone/ verizon combo? Thanks

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Verizon & Str8 talk

Hi Kne5017894, I am Sara from Straight Talk Wireless. I read your post about your concern and we would like to help you. It is our great pleasure to satisfy you with our service. Verizon Wireless is a mobile network operator that provides service level to our valued customers. Furthermore, the service availability would still vary with the area where you most likely be using your phone. For Smartphones, we only support AT&T or T-Mobile networks. For more details, you may send us a reply at with your information.

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