Is Straight Talk CDMA?
This kit is for Straight Talk bring your own phone program that offer unlimited TALK/TEXT/DATA for $45. Unlimited data includes 5GB LTE data. For CDMA phones requiring a SIM Card such as Verizon iPhone, Verizon Galaxy phone or other unlocked CDMA phones. NOT COMPATIBLE WITH AT&T OR GSM PHONES.
Straight also uses At&t towers. The boxes for those phones have GSM on the front, the verizon ones have CDMA or nothing. It's owned by TracFone. If the phone has a C at the end of the name of the phone (after the number) it works on Verizon.
- About Straight Talk Wireless. Straight Talk is a service provided by TracFone Wireless Inc., America's largest no-contract cell phone provider in the U.S., with over 25 million subscribers. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V.
- AT&T owns a $7.5 billion stake in the company, which is owned by billionaire Carlos Slim. In addition, by offering Straight Talk over AT&T's GSM network, TracFone will be able to offer GSM handsets, which are typically less costly than CDMA handsets.
- The Straight Talk SIM card will only work with an AT&T or T-mobile compatible or unlocked GSM phone. Blackberrys and branded TracFone, SafeLink, NET10 or Straight Talk phones will not work with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone program. To see if your phone will work, check compatibility.
Multiple members of the company's support staff insisted to us that 4G LTE Verizon phones are compatible with Straight Talk, but in practice we found that not to be the case. Straight Talk won't send you a SIM for a CDMA phone; instead you have to purchase a "Network Access Code" for $14.99.
- Multiple members of the company's support staff insisted to us that 4G LTE Verizon phones are compatible with Straight Talk, but in practice we found that not to be the case. Straight Talk won't send you a SIM for a CDMA phone; instead you have to purchase a "Network Access Code" for $14.99.
- You can only purchase Straight Talk airtime cards either from Walmart or on the Straight Talk website using a credit/debit card. There is no third party seller, you also have the option to call customer service and use a credit/debit card to purchase airtime.
- Many people ask me if they can buy the SIM-free iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 6 directly from the Apple Store and use it with Straight Talk's BYOP plan. Yes, you can. “SIM-free” is what Apple calls their full price, “contract-free”, “factory unlocked” model phones.
Updated: 10th October 2018