We last updated this article on November 26, 2022 to bring you the latest and greatest information!
Bring your own phone to Straight Talk with Straight Talk SIM and save thousands on your cell phone bill.
Want to get unlimited talk, texting and data on Straight Talk or Net 10 for $45 a month?
You can keep your existing phone and take it to Straight Talk or Net 10 to get great service at a great price. You’ll still use the towers of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, but you’ll pay Straight Talk instead of your current carrier (even though you’re still using their towers).
Below we will tell you which phones you can use and which plans you can pick from.
Be sure to read the details, as just being on the list below is not good enough – your phone must also be unlocked or locked to postpaid Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile.
Also, if your phone is not on the list below it may still work if it is unlocked or locked to postpaid Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile. This is not an exhaustive list of all phones that work.
If you are unsure, ask us in the comment section below!
Straight Talk and Net 10 Bring Your Own Phone Plans
Here are some of the plans you can choose from:
|5 GB Fast Data
|$35, $34 with Auto-Refill
|25 GB Fast Data
|$45, $44 with Auto-Refill
|Ultimate Unlimited Plan
Includes 10GB Hotspot Data
|$55, less with Auto-Refill
|1GB Fast Data
|4GB Fast Data
|$35, $31.50 with Auto-Refill
|8 GB Fast Data
|$40, $36 with Auto-Refill
|10GB Fast Data
|$50, $45 with Auto-Refill
Other plans are available – check Phone Bill Cut to compare all your options.
If you aren’t familiar with Straight Talk, take a moment to read our writeup about some of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing Straight Talk’s prepaid, no contract required cellular service.
When you’re ready to purchase your SIM, please be sure to see our money-saving tips below to save even more!
Keep reading to find out which phones will and won’t work with Straight Talk & Net 10 SIM:
Phones that will work with Straight Talk SIM / Bring Your Own Phone
(1) Look below at the list of phones & make sure your phone is unlocked or locked to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint, it will work on Straight Talk or Net 10 SIM.
(2) If your phone is not on the list, it may still work if it is unlocked, or locked to AT&T, locked to Verizon, locked to Sprint, or locked to T-Mobile. Also, please make sure your phone is not on the list of “Phones that won’t work” at the bottom of this article.
(3) If you still aren’t sure, leave us a comment below and we’ll try to help as much as we can!
If your phone won’t work, or you just need a new phone, consider purchasing a phone from the list below, or a low-cost phone from Straight Talk if you are in this situation.
Popular Phones that work with Straight Talk SIM / Bring Your Own Phone
Below is a list of popular phones that will work with Straight Talk SIM Bring Your Own Phone. If the original carrier for these phones was not AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon, the phone will likely need to be unlocked to work with Straight Talk. You can ask your current carrier to unlock your phone for you, or check out Amazon’s books on phone unlocking.
Click on the phone for more information or to purchase the phone.
Once you have found the phone that suits you, head over to Straight Talk and buy your Straight Talk SIM!
Buying a New or Used Phone for Straight Talk SIM Bring Your Own Phone
If you are looking to get a phone for use with Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone program, here’s what I would recommend:
Your best bet is going to be to look for a true unlocked phone, one that was unlocked from the beginning. Use any of the links above to find unlocked versions of those phones.
However – you may also be able to save some money by buying a used, locked phone from Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint. Only buy a locked phone on these carriers, any other locked phone will not work!
Phones that won’t work with Straight Talk SIM Bring Your Own Phone
Phones on these carriers will not work unless they are first unlocked:
- US Cellular Phones
- C Spire Wireless Phones
- nTelos Wireless Phones
- Metro PCS Phones
- Verizon Prepaid Phones
- AT&T Go Phones
- Total Wireless Phones
- TracFone Phones
- SafeLink Phones
- NET10 Phones
- Straight Talk Phones
- Boost Mobile Phones
- Virgin Mobile Phones
- Cricket Phones
- Republic Wireless Phones
- PagePlus Phones
- Jitterbug Phones
- Greatcall Phones
- BlackBerry Phones (may not work even if unlocked)
- Nextel Phones (may not work even if unlocked)
Some phones, particularly international / imported phones will also not work on Straight Talk, even if they are unlocked, as they do not support the correct frequency bands. Check Frequency Check if you have one of these types of phones, to verify that it will work on the network that you wish to use on Straight Talk.
Purchasing Your Straight Talk / Net 10 SIM
To purchase your Straight Talk SIM, simply head over to Straight Talk and place your order. The purchase wizard will walk you through selecting the proper SIM for your phone.
To purchase your Net 10 SIM, simply head over to Net 10 and place your order. The purchase wizard will walk you through selecting the proper SIM for your phone.
When purchasing a SIM, you will need to make a choice about which SIM kit you want to use. Below is a brief guide that describes what the various kits do. Any of them can worked with unlocked phones if the phone is compatible with the network and available in your area.
|Bring Your Own Phone Sim Kit
|Red / Verizon
|Verizon Locked Phones
|Yellow / Sprint
|Sprint Locked Phones
|Blue / AT&T
|AT&T Locked Phones
|Pink / T-Mobile
|T-Mobile Locked Phones
If you’re not sure what kit to get, contact Straight Talk customer support.
If you have a question on whether another phone not listed here will work on Straight Talk or Net 10 SIM, leave a question below in the comments, and I’d be happy to help you. Be sure to include the following in your question: (1) Phone name, (2) Phone model number, (3) Carrier the phone is running on now, (4) If the phone is locked or unlocked.