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

Question

Is the network 4g lte? Also Which network? I heard they run on AT&T and tmobile per news report.

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Wirelessspeed
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I called Straightalk and they said no to 4G LTE. They said it is a CDMA model and runs on the Verizon 4g network only.

There are different iphone models for GSM and CDMA networks, so one will not work on all networks. Additionally, the iphones do not have all the available frequencies that different carriers use. So its likely that the model sold runs on 3g and some 4g networks while not running on ATT networks. This would likely be why the monthly price is so cheap, as Verizon is selling their slower network as their customers are moving to the faster network.

I asked if there was a test period and it is 15 days to get a full refund on price of phone. As the monthly card is used during the 15 days, there is no refund on the monthly card price....thus $45/plus taxes is wasted if phone is returned in the first 15 days. Unless you know someone in your area that uses Verizon 4g (non-LTE) and know their speeds, it is not worth the price. Best bet is to wait for price to come down or wait to see how customers fair on test speeds.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wfcust
answer 2
I bought this phone last night, model A1429. This is a CDMA phone. It appears to be Verizon MVNO. There is NOT LTE service on this phone with Straight Talk service. 3G service is the best I can get. :(
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 3
Yes it does run on the 4g LTE. Straight Talk uses the AT&T service line. So where ever AT&T is at Straight Talk is at
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
UMC1028
Question

Can you send and receive pictures with this phone on straight talk

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
mlh
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes my MMS is working. The problem that I had was fixed by Straight Talk. MMS works just fine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 2
I will go ahead and assume that you are asking if you will be able to do MMS (picture texting). I have this phone, I bought it last night. I am currently emailing back and forth with tech support from Straight Talk because I cannot get MMS to work. My model that I have is A1429. I believe that MMS is supposed to work, though. So, I will update later when I get more info from Straight Talk.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 3
Yes you can.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
UMC1028
Question

do you know if the iphone 5 be om the CDMA-V (verizon) towers? or will it be on the other networks?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
ktayyy
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
Talking with Straight Talk, they said their iphone runs on Verizon's CDMA 4G network. It does not run on Verizon's 4G LTE network.

News report said service was to be on both ATT and Verizon...so it likely depends on where you activate service. If your in an ATT only area, they may sell a different model (perhaps GSM)....but as of now their customer service said their iphone runs on Verizon's CDMA 4G network and not 4G LTE.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
wfcust
answer 2
I have this phone now, model A1429. As far as I can tell it is CDMA-V.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 3
if your talking about the iPhone 5 on straight talk then it will only use i think AT&T's towers. this is a GSM network and any network thats uses SIM CARDS is GSM. CDMA uses the ESN number to locate phone for usage, all Ditigal.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
NAG45
Question

Will you still have access to Facetime and all other functions or just talk text and web?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
meme
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
Phones purchased through Walmart do not need to be jailbroken to use features!! My iphone 5 works perfect, without jail break (just an fyi, there isn't a legit jailbreak for OS6 anyways) Picture messaging, face time, texting, calling, web, apps and app store work perfectly.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
InfoKimberly
answer 2
The only things that don't work 1. LTE 4G, you will have 3G and 2. It appears that Visual Voicemail doesn't work. Facetime and MMS do work.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 3
Hi Meme, I have Straight Talk on my iphone 4, and having it on a Iphone 5 shouldn't be any different. So Yes, you can use facetime, and No you don't have visual voicemail, you get the standard regular voicemail, and you can also use this iphone for mms (picture&video sending/receiving), but you would need to jailbreak it first, and enter the mms settings, there's also an alternative method without having to jailbreak...Just that this alternative method might work for others, but not some, the 1st method by jailbreaking it's a guarantee to make mms work though. If have any further questions, let me know..
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
sleepybaby
Question

is this phone unlocked and can it be used in a foreign country with their local carriers?

asked 10 months ago
By
jj
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
No this phone is locked. It cannot be unlocked by either apple or Straighttalk or Walmart. It Can be used in foreign country with a Stright talksim crd on roaming. We cannot use a local sim card when in foreign country.
answered 9 months ago
By
Scorpiobharath
answer 2
GSM portion is unlocked.
CDMA you can use with ST or Pageplus (Verizon MVNO).
answered 10 months ago
By
gottahavebling
answer 3
this is a unlocked iphone but cant be used with any CDMA carriers unless it is with Straight Talk.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jamie79
Question

If these phones are locked how do you get them unlocked ?????

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
stormy
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
3 answers
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answer 1
It's a Straight Talk phone, not unlocked. If AT&T had issued this phone it would be their option to unlock it for you but not required. Just because it's no longer under contact would not suddenly make it unlocked, is my point.

Straight Talk phones will not be unlocked and that's just the way it goes with this service for the price you pay, $45/mo.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 2
This phone, the iPhone 5, is not locked. There is some technical understanding that must be learned here and I am not able to cover everything. So ... The phone is for Straight Talk, but the iPhone 5 that I have (I bought last night) is model A1429 CDMA. There is no SIM card in the tray. The firmware (CDMA) is configured for Straight Talk. It is very difficult (not impossible) to reprogram the firmware and convince another service provider to accept your MEID, in order to use this phone on another service provider on the CDMA side. Having said that, though, the SIM card service is unlocked. You can install a nano-SIM card at will. But, remember the LTE bands that are unique to each model. This model, A1429 CDMA, will only work on bands 1,3, 5, 13 and 25. And the way that the mobile industry operates in America, you will basically not have access to LTE via the SIM side alone. This model, by the way, does not have LTE service as part of the Straight Talk service - 3G is the best I get.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 3
you can either call up the phone company in which the phone is issued too and have them unlock it for you, usually they will do so if your out of contract and is in good standings with them. iPhones can be unlocked only this was right now. i dont believe they have a real UNLOCK solution online at the moment. i have an iPhone 4 that am using with straight talk, i came from at&t so i also have an iPhone 5 which i cant unlock until i pay at&t cancellation fee of $350. anywayz if this didnt help Google will. ;) Cheers
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
NAG45
Question

is this iphone unlocked to any GSM network ?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
anie
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought this phone last night, model A1429. Yes, it is unlocked on the GSM (SIM) side.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gravityron
answer 2
The iPhones Straight Talk will offer are CDMA models (Straight Talk operates on both CDMA and GSM networks.)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
BrianiPhone
Question

are any of the i phones you offer on verizon network

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
steve
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
All iPhones ST offers work on Verizon's network.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
nitafun
answer 2
straight talk runs on verizon towers
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
booboo1019
Question

Is this phone GSM compatible? or CDMA?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
anon101
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
2 answers
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answer 1
CDMA. Has SIM card slot, but it functions as CDMA.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
nitafun
answer 2
If you purchase it from Wal-Mart, it'll be the CDMA version and will run off of Verizon's Prepaid service, which is not 4G, it's 3G.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
CarolinaTiger
Question

Can I purchase a product replacement plan for accidental damage?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
dankgus
on Apple iPhone 5 16GB, White, for Straight Talk, No Contract
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
update from previous answer. You can purchase AppleCare.
This is directly from Apple.com site:
How to get AppleCare+

•Add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.
•Buy it within 30 days of your iPhone purchase at Apple Retail (requires inspection of the iPhone & proof of purchase). Your iPhone purchase date is the date we ship and charge you for your order.

Because I bought iPhone from Walmart, I have to purchase plan from retail store. This is the message coming straight from my online chat:

AppleCare for the iPhone can only be purchased in store within 30 days of receiving your device. You will have to take the device with you to be inspected prior to coverage being added and an appointment is required.

Hope this answer is found more helpful.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
nitafun
answer 2
As of yet, according ST, they do not offer a protection plan for iPhones. I'm gonna try to get one from the Apple Store.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
nitafun
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