Setting up Straight Talk on an iPhone

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Use the following guide to installed a Straight Talk sim card in your iPhone using the $45 Unlimited plan on Straight Talk or the $50 Unlimited plan on Net10. This documnet is a work in progress, and may contain errors

Items needed:

Step One: Getting the correct Sim pack + Straight Talk Nokia Sim advice

  • Sim packs are offered as AT&T or T-Mobile Compatable (You can use either packs if your phone is provider unlocked)
  • If phone is locked to AT&T get the AT&T pack.
  • If the phone is provider locked to another provider other than AT&T you will need to have the phone either unlock with a service like cellunlocker.net or have the phone Jailbroken (this is another topic)
  • SIm packs either AT&T or T-Mobile have a standard sim card sizes for iPhone 2G,3G,3GS and microsim packs for iPhone 4 and 4S. if you have a standard size sim card and you want to use it in an iPhone 4 here is a guide on trimming the card down to size (Sim to Microsim using scissors).
  • If you are moving a Sim card from a Straight Talk Nokia phone, this is a AT&T sim card so just follow the steps as normal
  • After you have right Sim card installed in your iPhone, activate the Sim Card with Straight Talk  continue to step two.

Step Two: Program the APN Settings for Internet data (Provider locked).

So your phone has he sim card installed an activated, you should be able to make phone calls, but what about Internet? read on.

  • Turn wifi on your iphone and go to:  unlockit.co.nz (go to this site at your own risk)
  • Click on Custom APN
  • Choose Country "United States" and Carrier "Straight Talk"
  • Click create profile, then install profile.

Program the APN & MMSSettings for Internet data (Jailbroken).

On your jailbroken iPhone, launch Cydia an App the should be installed with Jailbreak.

There is an Application called Tetherme it is $5 to purchase.
Install TetherMe, exit Cydia and go to your home screen
Open Settings > TetherMe > Cellular Data Network
TetherMe and unlockit.co.nz profiles conflict so if you use TetherMe, don't bother with unlockit.co.nz
If you do have issues you can restore defaults usingL  Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings
These are the setting that are needed in the iPhone.

AT&T Sim T-Mobile Sim
Internet Data:
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMS data
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com
MMS Proxy: 66.209.11.33:80
MMS Max Size: 1048576
MMS UA Prof URL:

 

Internet Data:
APN: wap.tracfone
Username:
Password:
Port: 8080
MMS data
APN: att.mvno
Username:
Password:
MMSC: http://mms.tracfone.com
MMS Proxy:

We are working on this document, please post any changes or errors that are found below thanks! Mike.

Comments

Renee Ann Rocco (not verified)
I Phone model md44olla ?

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I was told there was no sims card or sm card I n this iPhone it says I phone 3.4 iOS phone 6.3 10b329 serial no c8 blA last no is n6. I had switched to page plus and was wondering of you could help me get it set ip fur straight talks Ty wishowasinoceancity@msn.com renee
dave (not verified)
get your iPhone unlocked for $7

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I've personally unlocked 1 iPhone 3GS and 2 iPhone 4S. The first time I did it the complicated hard and free way, the second time (with the 4S phones), I unlocked them for $7. I just looked on Amazon and now there are more options, and they are even cheaper now too (more competition I guess). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009X3Q23E/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00 I used Custom-iPhones. They give you the instructions (iPhone needs to be updated, backed up, etc). You need to give them the IMEI number. Can you borrow someone's active ATT sim card?
Katherine Serrano (not verified)
3gs iphone sim card kit with straighttalk phone is useless now

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I have an ATT locked 3gs iphone. I read your article and purchased the ATT sim card kit from Straighttalk. The sim card was activated using customer service. After several lengthy calls to customer service over a period of a week, my phone does not read the sim card according to Straighttalk. I was told to put the sim card in another smart phone to make sure the sim card works. "Go to a retailer" and use their phone to ensure the sim card works. I am not advantaged enough to own another smartphone. The phone still only displays emergency calls only. I was told by customer service manager that I must unlock the phone. fat chance without the original ATT sim card. I can't access any apps, nor can I access basics such as settings. Any suggestions..... I can't face calling customer service again. It is useless to call them unless I pay to get the phone unlocked because the phone service is in good working order according to them.
 
 

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