By January 9, 2013 3 Comments

Take your iPhone to Straight Talk and get Unlimited Everything for $45 / month

Three iPhones in their docks

This iPhone owner would save a lot on Straight Talk

I frequently am asked the question – can I use my iPhone on Straight Talk with their Straight Talk SIM program?  The answer is most often Yes, but the are some cases where you can’t.

Check our quick chart below to find out if you can port your phone.  Flip over your phone and look at the model number, and then match it with the chart below.  If you’re a “Yes” go to Straight Talk SIM and purchase your SIM card today and get ready to cut ties with your current carrier.  If you plan to port your number, don’t cancel your contract until you request the number port so that it will go through successfully.

Why would you want to switch to Straight Talk anyway?  If you don’t know about this, be sure to read our full post on why Straight Talk is a great choice for most people.  In a nutshell: Nationwide network, Unlimited Service, Low Price, No Contract, No Taxes.

What if I have a “No” and can’t port to Straight Talk?   Easy!  Just sell your iPhone on eBay or Amazon.com – iPhones have great resale.  Then purchase a GSM iPhone on Amazon.com or eBay and you’re ready to go with Straight Talk!

iPhone 5
(GSM)
2012 A1428 Yes, if an AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 5
(GSM/CDMA)
2012 A1429 Yes, if an AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 5
(CDMA)
2012 A1442 No
iPhone 4S 2011 A1387 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 4S
(GSM)
2011 A1431 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 4
(CDMA)
2011 A1349 No
iPhone 4
(GSM)
2010 A1332 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 3GS front and back iPhone 3GS
(China)
2009 A1325 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 3GS front and back iPhone 3GS 2009 A1303 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 3G front and back iPhone 3G
(China)
2009 A1324 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone 3G front and back iPhone 3G 2008 A1241 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
iPhone front and back iPhone 2007 A1203 Yes, if an AT&T iPhone.
Yes, if unlocked.
* You can find the model number on the iPhone’s back case.

If you’re still unsure you have, check out the article “Identifying iPhone Models” on the Apple Website.

Please be sure to check out our page on selecting the appropriate SIM card for your Apple iPhone device to ensure you select the proper Straight Talk SIM Card for your Apple device.

Hopefully this post was helpful in clarifying if your iPhone will work with Straight Talk.  Enjoy your lower phone bills.

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3 Comments on "Take your iPhone to Straight Talk and get Unlimited Everything for $45 / month"

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  1. Steven Beasterfield says:

    I’m a little stumped and need some help. I have a samsung 390g thru straight talk and apparently is uses at&t towers. My issue is that my home is in zip code 66509 and my work is 66440. 5 miles apart. At home I get one bar of signal and at work I get all my bars. Now here is the question. My wife has a tracfone a lg500g and at home and work it has all it bars (full signal). I dont know how our why but I’m trying to duplicate this with straightalk. Any idea’s how. It so confusing that her’s work everywhere she goes. I checked it does have a sim card in it

    Steve

    • Wise Finish says:

      Perhaps your wife’s LG500G has a T-Mobile SIM?

      Different phones will have different receptions. SIM Cards in the US can be from either T-Mobile or AT&T, and they are much different networks.

      Have you figured out what is going on? We’d love to know.

      • Steven Beasterfield says:

        Thanks for the reply. It cant be t-mobile as they dont have service in my area. I’m still lost

        Steve

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