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BYOP stands for Bring Your Own Phone. With Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone program, you can get Straight Talk service on your current phone as long as it is compatible with our BYOP program. Compatible phones include: GSM Unlocked phones, AT&T Compatible phones, T-Mobile Compatible phones, Sprint Compatible Phones, and some other CDMA Technology Compatible phones.
Follow these steps. For details, please refer to the corresponding question and answer:
Your phone must be LTE Technology and compatible with one of our Bring Your Own Phone Programs then follow the steps described on the question “How can I obtain Straight Talk BYOP service?”
To check if your phone is compatible, visit straighttalkbyop.com, select “Check Phone Compatibility,” and follow the steps. Compatible phones include: GSM Unlocked phones, AT&T Compatible phones, T-Mobile Compatible phones, Sprint Compatible Phones, and some other CDMA Technology Compatible phones.
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access and is a competing cell phone service technology to GSM. In the United States, two of the four leading mobile network operators use CDMA.
GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communication and is a competing cell phone service technology to CDMA. In the United States, two of the four leading mobile network operators use GSM.
Review the following to check if you’ll need a Straight Talk BYOP SIM. You can also use our “Check Phone Compatibility” tool at straighttalkbyop.com, which will give you details on what you will need to get your service set-up.
There are two ways to get your Straight Talk BYOP SIM:
If you are not sure which SIM to use, please visit straighttalkbyop.com, select “Check Phone Compatibility,” and follow the steps for details on selecting the correct SIM for you to use. The correct SIM card will depend on the carrier compatible with your phone and on the SIM size that your phone needs.
If your phone is a Sprint or other CDMA compatible phone, you will need to register it before you activate it by selecting the “Register CDMA” option at straighttalkbyop.com and following the steps.
Select “Activate” and follow the steps. Make sure to select the correct option if you are transferring your line. Please note that you will need a Straight Talk Service Plan Card or credit or debit card to activate your service. Before you activate, remember to select your SIM card if you need one, and register your phone if you have a Sprint or CDMA compatible phone.
If your phone is a CDMA LTE compatible phone and your BYOP Activation Package did not come with a CDMA compatible LTE SIM, please select “Register CDMA” in straighttalkbyop.com and follow the steps. When asked, select that you do not have a SIM and we will ship you one.