Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 8, 2013, 05:42 AM   #51
DrDr88
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjwebbjj View Post
I was initially running iOS 6 Beta on my iPhone 4S and Facetime worked well over cellular. I am now running the real iOS 6 on it and the last time I tried making a Facetime Call over Cellular it still worked. So even though we are under AT&T's network it doesn't prevent us from using FaceTime
So you're saying Facetime works with Straight Talk? It must not take long before you get to ST's infamous 2GB unlimited cutoff.
DrDr88 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:33 PM   #52
JetonHoti
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
straight talk n iphone 5

hi. i just cut a straight talk sim and put it on iphone 5 factory unlocked but data is no working.
im trying for so many times to download APN from unlock it.co.nz but still is no working data.
anyone please help me.
JetonHoti is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:39 PM   #53
bigab51
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by n0m0n View Post
Can I ask since its been a few months any regrets or problems?
I have a iPh5 on Verizon and was going to return it then purchase a GSM unlocked iPh5 from Apple, but if this works I would be willing to pay the $350. early term and go the route of Straight Talk.
I still have 2 #'s under contract for a few months that I need.

Can you advise as to how you figure out how to cut the sim down properly?
Also did you get the sim form eBay or Wal-mart?
I don't want to hose the sim personally.

THANKS
No problems whatsoever. FaceTime works over celluar just fine. Don't really send MMS to anyone without IMessage so haven't tested that but many people here are saying its possible to find the correct settings.
Once again for the people who are incorrectly giving info for the people in the know the Verizon iPhones are all unlocked and work on CDMA and GSM.
For cutting down the micro sim I would buy a sim cutter off amazon for around ten bucks.
You could like me try cutting it down by hand but there is always a risk of ruining it:
Got the Sim direct from Straight Talk , most Walmarts don't sell the SIM just the airtime.
bigab51 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 1, 2013, 01:53 PM   #54
Libertydawn
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Verizon Iphone 4s with straight talk?

I couldn't find a definate answer in any of the posts above. Does anyone know if I can use a Verizon Iphone 4s with straight talk? My father gave me his and I'm already a ST client. He doesn't want me to sell it for an AT&T iphone. PLEASE tell me there is a way to use this phone with ST. Thanks!
Libertydawn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 3, 2013, 02:23 PM   #55
stangfreak1984
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: south mississippi
Send a message via Yahoo to stangfreak1984
If you have an att iPhone, it doesnt matter if its unlocked or not. the ST will work in it. This is because the ST is a att.mvno. all you have to do from there is either go to www.unlockit.co.nz or do the hot swap and go. No need to pay extra to have the phone unlocked when an att iphone will work with a ST sim with no problem. My iPhone 4 is not unlocked and im on straight talk with everything working.
stangfreak1984 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 4, 2013, 11:17 AM   #56
Turnpike
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by mytran80 View Post
I am on att prepaid $25 a month have no issues except for mms which I need to work on....


What $25 plan do you have with ATT? I thought $50 with Sprint was the cheapest there was... does your plan have 4G, even if the data is limited?

Anything you'd share as to where you got the plan, I'd appreciate it. I have an ATT 4s, and would go buy a retail full price iPhone 5 if it would get me 4G speeds.

Thanks in advance!
Turnpike is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:39 AM   #57
JKrunner1
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
internet speed

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigab51 View Post
I purchased a 64gig Verizon Iphone 5 from somebody off Craigslist (800 dollars)
and cut the Straight talk micro sim down by hand with scissors using the another nano as a template and help from the internet and i have everything working perfectly. Imessage, Facetime etc all ok.
The sim fits if you cut correctly, it doesnt need to be made thinner. It will fit.
Great to be able to use the Iphone 5 with Straight talk. No LTE of course but i dont care about that, for me 3G is fast enough.
The Verizon Iphone is the one you should all get as they have made theres fully unlocked even under contract.
If you guys or girls have any questions would be glad to help.


----------

Used unlockit.nz for the APN settings.
Are only getting any higher than 3G spped with Straight Talk?

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Libertydawn View Post
I couldn't find a definate answer in any of the posts above. Does anyone know if I can use a Verizon Iphone 4s with straight talk? My father gave me his and I'm already a ST client. He doesn't want me to sell it for an AT&T iphone. PLEASE tell me there is a way to use this phone with ST. Thanks!
Yes you can, the iPhone 5 that they sell is a Verizon Phone and its unlocked and you can use it with any nano sim.
JKrunner1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:46 PM   #58
naz-dream-boys
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
ill be trying it soon thanks
naz-dream-boys is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:33 AM   #59
bohbot16
macrumors 6502a
 
bohbot16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turnpike View Post
What $25 plan do you have with ATT? I thought $50 with Sprint was the cheapest there was... does your plan have 4G, even if the data is limited?

Anything you'd share as to where you got the plan, I'd appreciate it. I have an ATT 4s, and would go buy a retail full price iPhone 5 if it would get me 4G speeds.

Thanks in advance!
That plan has no data included for $25, but data can be added. More details @ http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/pla...paidplans.html

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by JKrunner1 View Post
Are only getting any higher than 3G spped with Straight Talk?
Straight Talk has no LTE. The do have the slower HSPA+ 4G.
bohbot16 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:34 PM   #60
Qman89
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
I don't get why people spend that much on a phone and then use a crapy service like straight talk haha it's really only saving you 2/300 $ over the 2 years, maybe I'm crazy but I'd never pay over $500 for a phone especially from Craigslist! Let alone 1100!! I'd rather get a MacBook lol
Qman89 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 26, 2013, 12:37 PM   #61
rayt435
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Contract vs no contract IPhone 5 costs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Qman89 View Post
I don't get why people spend that much on a phone and then use a crapy service like straight talk haha it's really only saving you 2/300 $ over the 2 years, maybe I'm crazy but I'd never pay over $500 for a phone especially from Craigslist! Let alone 1100!! I'd rather get a MacBook lol
Lets do the math. First we start with Verizon. Other contract carriers are about the same. 32 gig IPhone 5.

Phone Cost: $299.00
Monthly Cost: $100.00
Contract Term: 24 Months.

299+(100*24)=299+2400=$2699 for two years.

Now we do Straight Talk, same length of service.

Phone Cost: $749.00
Monthly Cost: $45.00
Service Length: 24 Months

749+(45*24)=749+1080=$1829 for two years.

The net difference in cost for two years is $870.00. That is more than the cost of brand new 64 gig IPhone 5. Using a contract you are effectively paying more than twice what the phone is worth even though the initial cost of the phone was less. That is pure profit to the provider. Your claim of "2/300 $ over the 2 years" is way off the mark. Maybe you are crazy
rayt435 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 27, 2013, 11:02 PM   #62
TheInformer
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Getting Straight Talk to run on an iPhone 4S

Step by step:

http://www.ifans.com/forums/threads/...-ios-6.392508/
TheInformer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2013, 06:03 PM   #63
CrYsTaLpHeR
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
How to Fix Facetime, iMessage activation for Iphone 4, 4S, 5
CrYsTaLpHeR is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2013, 03:15 AM   #64
mytran80
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrYsTaLpHeR View Post
How to Fix Facetime, iMessage activation for Iphone 4, 4S, 5
is that a question or do you have answer for the fix ?
mytran80 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2013, 05:57 PM   #65
keeverdave
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Straight talk says LTE works....???

So I have been thinking about making the transition from AT&T to Straight Talk so I called up straight talk to ask about the coverage and ask about LTE. I was told by thier "iphone specialist" that if you have coverage in your area for LTE then the phone will have LTE support/connection on Straight Talk. Have I been lied too???
keeverdave is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2013, 08:57 AM   #66
bohbot16
macrumors 6502a
 
bohbot16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by keeverdave View Post
So I have been thinking about making the transition from AT&T to Straight Talk so I called up straight talk to ask about the coverage and ask about LTE. I was told by thier "iphone specialist" that if you have coverage in your area for LTE then the phone will have LTE support/connection on Straight Talk. Have I been lied too???
For the AT&T Straight Talk service, you get HSPA+, but not LTE. The rep might have been talking about the T-Mobile Straight Talk service, as they no longer sell AT&T SIMs. I'm not sure if T-Mobile service includes LTE or if it's also limited to HSPA+.
bohbot16 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 20, 2013, 01:05 PM   #67
sstrader003
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
I am about to buy an AT&T IPHONE 5

Im about to buy an iphone 5 from a girl with the intentions on using it with straight talk.....was told i would just have to buy the sim card 14.99 plus the 45 unlmtd plan from straight talk pop it in and use it....is that coreect.....and how would i know if it was unlocked from att or not please help and be detailed about to spend 300 adn then another 65 with straight talk need alll the help i can get.....

----------

How would i even use it
Quote:
Originally Posted by bohbot16 View Post
for the at&t straight talk service, you get hspa+, but not lte. The rep might have been talking about the t-mobile straight talk service, as they no longer sell at&t sims. I'm not sure if t-mobile service includes lte or if it's also limited to hspa+.
sstrader003 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 20, 2013, 05:00 PM   #68
Paddy Cakes
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
100% completely lost

I have an old, ancient, regular cell phone. My wife and I are looking into Smart Phones. Basically, it's down to the Galaxy and the Iphone. We are also debating on going with Straight Talk for the Iphone. Can someone give me some sort of info and or guidance. Also, can I get some sort of guide of all these abbreviations everyone is using on here? Like LTE or CDMA EV-DO. Im totally clueless with all of this. Also, what does it mean having the phone unlocked and what are the benefits?? Thanks to everyone in advance
Paddy Cakes is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 2013, 12:39 PM   #69
Longview569
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
HELP.. Here is my situation..
I have worked for VZW yeah support for 6 years and left to be a stay at home mom. So no more unlimited grandfathered plan or 50% off . So we moved our iphone 5's over to TMobile.. Easy move, their sims work flawlessly and we have service it just sucks in our area ! .....
So I call straight talk and have been told by 6 people Verizon iphone 5s aren't unlocked and don't take sims... Idiots!!!!
My question is .. Since tmobile sucks here is my best best to get the AT&T sim and cut it down and then manually enter these settings I keep seeing. And if so I assume I just use my old sim as a template? Can I use regular scissors?
Once I get the sim instAlled will walmart port my number after I buy the plan card?
Ppppplease email me responses at tsaandrade@gmail.com if you don't mind
Longview569 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:16 PM   #70
imjoee
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanzisripped View Post
Hi, I created an account here just to give some information to those that are in the same boat as myself.

First things first, I bought a "non-commitment" AT&T iPhone 5 from the Apple Store at full price.

I then took my current straight talk micro-SIM and cut it down to nano-size (Using the AT&T nano-SIM as a pattern). Just as an fyi, you will need to get some sand paper to finely tune the shape, as it is harder because it's much smaller than the micro. You also have to make it "thinner" as well using the sand paper. Once you get it to fit correctly in the SIM tray, insert it into the phone and then turn it on. Then I plugged it into itunes for activation.

Once this was complete I got the awesome "Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked" message!

While you won't get LTE and what not (I don't really care), Straight Talk users can still get the $45 dollars a month service with the iPhone 5.
I have a sprint iphone 5, could i transfer it to straight talk because i am paying $130 for exactly the same perks as at straight talk for $45.
__________________
iPhone 5 13" Macbook Air 2013

FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM: @imjoee
imjoee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 1, 2013, 09:26 AM   #71
needanswers23
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Unlocking AT&T for Straight Talk

Bought an AT&T iphone5 for straight talk. I've cut down the standard sim card with a sim card cutter and that's working great. However, now i'm learning that I DO have to have an unlocked phone for service to work. I read several places before I didn't have to have an unlocked phone, but it's looking like it MUST be unlocked.

If this is true, any suggestions on where to take it? Swiftunlocks.com I'm not seeing iphone 5 for AT&T. And every website wants $75+
needanswers23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Straight Talk + unlocked iPhone vs. Official Straight Talk iPhone - not equal! 1080p iPhone 51 Apr 13, 2014 05:37 AM
iPhone 5 still available on Straight Talk TacticalDesire iPhone 1 Jan 20, 2014 06:59 PM
Carrier: No ETF on AT&T with discontinued Straight Talk AT&T SIM (It works!) okwhatev iPhone 36 Nov 14, 2013 12:46 AM
Buy an iPhone 5 straight from Apple or go with Straight Talk option? jamestalalay iPhone 0 Apr 4, 2013 12:33 AM
Anyone try the straight talk iphone? hunterheath33 Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 15 Feb 7, 2013 10:33 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC