Straight Talk and Walmart offer iPhone unlimited plan, financing deal
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:15 PM
That is correct. If you bring your own iPhone it must be GSM (AT&T) and you will not have visual voicemail or MMS (iMessage is the exception). I'm currently on Straight Talk with an iPhone 4 and love the service. I'm not a "power user" so it does the job for me. I use the YouMail app for visual voicemail. My contract ended with AT&T in June and the number transfer/activation was very easy.
The word on the street is that the iPhones bought from Straight Talk will be CDMA and will have visual voicemail and MMS functionality. I will be getting the iPhone 5 from Straight Talk tomorrow :-)
Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:45 AM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:28 AM
If you have patience, it is possible to get data and MMS working on an iPhone running on Straight Talk. NO JAILBREAK REQUIRED!
If you can live without MMS, getting data is easy. Connect to WiFi, open Safari and go to http://unlockit.co.nz to create the data APN profile. You can still send picture messages using iMessage.
This works much better if your iPhone is unlocked. If yours isn't, check eBay for "AT&T iPhone IMEI Unlock". This can be done for under $4. I've done this successfully on a few iPhones, as well as the steps for data and MMS below.
According to Straight Talk's Facebook page, these iPhones are running on Verizon. If the iPhone 5 is unlocked, that remains to be seen.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:43 AM
Yes, you can buy other phones in larger capacities that are mentioned in the offer, but you likely won't get the same "$25 a month till the phone is paid off" deal. They are only offering that on the 16gb iphone 5 and 8gb ipone 4.
Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:12 AM
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