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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract

Question

Does this phone require a SIM card?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Danny
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
No. These run on Verizon's prepaid network.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedGemini
answer 3
No. There is no sim card in the phone.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Dan23
answer 4
No.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Keith305
Question

Can you port your old number to this phone?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Ralph
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
Yes. You can do this during activation. If your current number is tied to a contract, you can not port your number.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedGemini
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
izick
answer 4
In most cases, yes.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Dan23
Question

Does this phone come with the first Straight Talk Card?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BSC2014
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO. You must buy the $45 unlimited card.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
No. You have to buy the $45 plan upon activation.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedGemini
answer 3
No.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
izick
answer 4
No.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Dan23
Question

Does this phone use verizon towers?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
chellbellk
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
Yes this will be the CDMA model that will use verizons 3G network, not sprints. No LTE mentioned.

Source - I Spent forever this morning talking to supervisors to get consistent answers before dropping the 650$ on this phone.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Keith305
answer 3
Looks in the Straight Talk website a coverage map of Verizon Network, but we are uncertain about if the models are CDMA and/or GSM.

http://iphone.straighttalk.com/
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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Can I bring my current (Verizon) phone number to Straight Talk?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Maddie
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
Straight Talk is a GSM carrier (they use SIM cards) and as such it is unlikely that you could transfer your number over. One way to be sure is to ask either or both carriers. Call them.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DCross
answer 3
yes, just contact verizon so they can give you the account's pin and password
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Konsorte
Question

AGAIN: Is this phone sold unlocked.

It doesn't matter what carrier, country. If I place a SIM card that is not from StraightTalk will the phone say it's locked to StraightTalk or will any GSM SIM card work?

Forget about the LTE question!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Brewster
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
You cannot use this phone outside the U.S. You cannot use a SIM card. It is locked. Straight Talk won't unlock it even though you pay full price. Get the unlocked phone from Apple directly. You will pay the same.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
FYI4U2
answer 2
Unlocked. You can use any sim in it. BUT, it will not work with LTE.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 3
YES it's unlocked. Any time you see that full price, it's unlocked. Phones are only sold locked when they are carrier subsidized. In other words, when AT&T gives you the phone for $199.00 with a two year contract, it's locked because they need you to stay on their network so they make their money back for giving you the phone for cheap.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DCross
Question

does mms and visual voicemail work?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
carl
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
I got this phone a few days back. I can confirm both work!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Keith305
answer 3
Walmart and Straight talk have informed various gadget blogs that it will work.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DCross
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Is this a cheap model with the Tracfone logo on it or is it apples real deal?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
C
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
REAL DEAL!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
The other answer regarding the service is correct but regarding the logos etc that is wrong. This phone is a unlocked CDMA iPhone 5 direct from apple. Attached to the apple box is a sticker with a pamphlet inside regarding how to activate it. There are no bloat ware or physical branding on the exterior of the phone. The service is very fast and snappy. But as stated before going over 100 Megs a day or 2GB a month can affect service. YouTube or streaming videos will do this easily but pandora usues hardly any data if you monitor it. Source: I own this phone and got it 2 days ago. When you call a phone with caller ID it rings Verizon wireless.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Keith305
answer 3
It's Straight Talk service and it has the Tracfone tribal logo. Straight Talk Iphone 5's are full price and they are the real deal.

Now, what this groundbreaking about this prepaid Apple/Straight Talk combination is, your activities will still be limited by Straight Talk Terms of Service. You won't be able to use their I5 as a Hot Spot nor exceed data transfer that could be considered not for personal use. For $45 / mo you get a lot of data usage (100MB daily, 2GB 30days). And the average subscriber will not feel throttled, if they understand the Terms of Service prohibits streaming content.

Straight Talk's Iphone 5 offers WiFi connectivity so wherever you can use a Hot Spot do so, then you'll be free from Straight Talk's Terms of Service for streaming.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

It is GSM version?

Can i use this phone in Russia?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Fresh
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
iPhone 5 is unlocked and will work with Verizon with no sim, or with any GSM network with a sim card. BUT, it is limited to 3G speeds. LTE is disabled.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
The SIM card slot may be unlocked. However, inserting a SIM card may mess up settings for the iPhone to work with Straight Talk again. You're better off buying unlocked from Apple and getting a Straight Talk SIM card cut to nano-SIM size.

Follow these instructions to get data and MMS working.:

http://www.jgmedia.biz/how-to-get-data-and-mms-working-on-straight-talk-iphone-4-and-iphone-4s-on-ios-6-updated-sim-swap-method/
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedGemini
answer 3
Yes, if it si A1429
From Russin Apple Website on the iPhone:
•Модель GSM: GSM/EDGE
•UMTS/HSPA+
•DC-HSDPA
•Модель CDMA: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A и Rev. B
•LTE3
•Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n,
2,4 ГГц и 5 ГГц)
•Bluetooth 4.0
•GPS и GLONASS

Read this:
Model A1429 – CDMA/GSM Global Model
This iPhone is the one that CDMA carriers and all European and Asian carriers will sell. Like Model A1428, it supports quad-band GSM and quad-band UMTS with single cell and dual cell HSPA+ modes. This model trades in support for LTE band classes 2, 4, 5, and 17 for LTE band classes 1 (IMT, 2.1GHz), 3 (DCS, 1.8GHz), 5 (Cellular 850, 850MHz), 13 (Upper 700MHz C block), and 25 (US Extended PCS, 1.9GHz). Additionally, it supports CDMA2000 on band classes 0 (Cellular 850, 850MHz), 1 (PCS, 1.9GHz), 10 (ESMR 800, 800MHz), and 6 (IMT, 2.1GHz).

http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/136199-iphone-5-a-confusing-mess-of-network-support
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
JDMBoy
Question

If I already have an unlocked iPhone5, can I buy the StraightTalk service from Walmart?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
NK
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, Black, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You must first buy a micro sim from Straight Talk and cut it to nano size. The sim costs 15 bucks from ST. Activate the sim with ST and insert in iPhone5 and you are good to go. You can buy service cards from Walmart or on ebay.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Larry30814
answer 2
Yes. You'll have to order either SIM card and have it cut to nano-SIM size to fit. http://straighttalksim.com

Some sellers on eBay are selling these precut. As always, check their feedback.

Follow the instructions on this site to get data and MMS working. You'll have to do this after each iOS update.:

http://www.jgmedia.biz/how-to-get-data-and-mms-working-on-straight-talk-iphone-4-and-iphone-4s-on-ios-6-updated-sim-swap-method/
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
RedGemini
answer 3
I would think so since they have a Bring Your Own $45 plan. It would have to be a GSM phone that could work on ATT (or Tmobile)> Ask them though if theyll give you LTE - Im not sure. Just know in advance they have outsourced customer service that is horrendous. They advertise unlimited data but thats a lie. Rumor is youll get a warning if you use over 100mb a day or 2gb a month, and after that, theyll cancel your account. Many people online say that and even though I only use less t han 1.5GB a month , I used 116MB a day, and I already got a warning...so even if you used 200MB in one day but you never used any more, youd still get dinged. And you cant use services like Pandora or Netflix because they also have a no streaming policy because it uses too much data
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
sajam
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