HOW TO BRING YOUR PHONE TO STRAIGHT TALK

Step 1

See if your phone is compatible with straight talk

Most phones work with our Bring Your Own Phone program. To make sure yours will too, use our compatibility checker. If you still have questions, check out the FAQs and videos below.

Check Compatibility
Compatibility FAQs
What is CDMA?
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.
What is GSM?
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.
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Step 2

Buy An Activation Kit and Service Plan

The Kit includes the SIM card or Network Access Code to make your phone work on our service – and the plan provides all the talk, text and data you’ll need.

Buy Activation Kit
KIT & SERVICE PLAN FAQs
How do I know if I will need a Straight Talk BYOP SIM?
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.
  • 1. If your phone is an Unlocked GSM Phone, or a phone compatible with either AT&T or T-Mobile, you will need a Straight Talk BYOP SIM that is compatible with your phone’s supported carrier.
  • 2. If your LTE phone is compatible with Sprint, you will need to be sure to have your original Sprint SIM in the phone. You do NOT need a Straight Talk BYOP SIM.
  • 3. If your phone is not compatible with Sprint and it is a CDMA compatible LTE phone, you will need a Straight Talk CDMA Compatible BYOP SIM.
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Step 3

ACTIVATE YOUR PHONE ON STRAIGHT TALK

After you get your Activation Kit and service plan, decide if you want to keep your phone number. Then follow the simple directions on our activation page to activate your phone.

ACTIVATE YOUR PHONE
ACTIVATION FAQs
How do I know which SIM to use from my Straight Talk BYOP Activation Package?
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.
How do I register my Sprint or other CDMA compatible phone?
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.
How do I activate my Straight Talk BYOP service?
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.
What should I do if my Straight Talk BYOP Activation Package did not include a CDMA compatible LTE SIM?
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.
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ACTIVATION KIT
$0.99
  • Nationwide Coverage
  • No Contract
  • Works with most phones
  • No Hidden Fees
  • Keep your number
  • No Credit Checks
  • 4G LTE Compatible
  • Service Plan Required
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