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  1. brianmbrunelle's Avatar
    I used my galaxy on straight talk using Verizon towers and it worked great. Unlock the phone by calling your old carrier and getting the pin (or if the phone isn't locked up after putting in the new sim card from straight talk then you don't need to unlock it - some already come unlocked), then just update the APN settings by calling straight talk (they walk you through) its pretty simple. The Verizon phones work great and so much better than what Straight Talk has to offer.
    12-21-2014 06:11 PM
  2. jamielynn1983's Avatar
    I recently just came into this problem. I ordered a straighttalk Galaxy S4 from the straightalk website. I put in my location so they did know the tower issue we have. I had a lot of problems not being able to text or get signal. It came from Straighttalk so I assumed the problem was on their end. They tried to find out what was going on and nobody could figure it out. After two weeks with this issue I was finally informed by Straighttalk that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and above only work with AT&T towers. We (of Course) do not pick up AT&T towers where I live, only Verizon towers. Verizon does have the 4g network, however straightalk has not been given permission, as of yet, to use Verizon Towers for any 4g product. It may happen later but as of now The galaxy s4 and s5 will only use AT&T towers.
    12-23-2014 09:21 AM
  3. viper1025's Avatar
    I have a SG3 from verizon and use straight talk. 49.95 unlimited plan. I run the test on straight talk and they said it wouldn't work. So picked one up to try. Like the wife says. I don't listen well until i prove it to my self. We are both using straight talks on Verizon sg3's now on at&t towers.
    Recommend it? Depends. We simply couldn't afford the expense of Verizon who we had for years. Nott with all the extras for the smart phones and high data plans. So after i was forced out of my unlimited data by throttling me to a halt each month. I went to straight talk. Slower yes. Full coverage? for most part. Some times hit an miss though. But these days we tend to use our home Wifi mostly. And with the spread of wifi most people really don't need a lot of data. At least we don't.
    01-01-2015 12:29 PM
  4. Cassandra Tipton1's Avatar
    Your misinformed or dont know squat about technology. I have a Galaxy s5 and YES Sprint does use SIM cards now and YES it can be unlocked because mine is unlocked. Just like i unlocked my SPRINT LG G3 AND PUT A ATT SIM IN IT AND GUESS WHAT?? EVERYTHING INCLUDING 4G WORKS!
    01-06-2015 01:32 AM
  5. Taylor McClendon's Avatar
    I have a SG3 from verizon and use straight talk. 49.95 unlimited plan. I run the test on straight talk and they said it wouldn't work. So picked one up to try. Like the wife says. I don't listen well until i prove it to my self. We are both using straight talks on Verizon sg3's now on at&t towers.
    Recommend it? Depends. We simply couldn't afford the expense of Verizon who we had for years. Nott with all the extras for the smart phones and high data plans. So after i was forced out of my unlimited data by throttling me to a halt each month. I went to straight talk. Slower yes. Full coverage? for most part. Some times hit an miss though. But these days we tend to use our home Wifi mostly. And with the spread of wifi most people really don't need a lot of data. At least we don't.
    01-07-2015 10:52 AM
  6. Taylor McClendon's Avatar
    Did yall have to call and get your phones unlocked cuse I'm trying to do that and I have samsung gs4 and verizone said the phone had to be unlocked in order for it to be used on straight talk is that true?
    01-07-2015 10:54 AM
  7. Taylor McClendon's Avatar
    I got the LG G2 for Verizon and it was unlocked, so I put a straight talk sim card and it works but its using gsm towers though at&t. But im not getting 4g, do i have to get another straight talk sim card that supports 4g
    01-07-2015 10:58 AM
  8. Taylor McClendon's Avatar
    Did you get it unlocked by Verizon I need my phone unlocked but my past due blance from Verizon is way to high for me pay. Anyway I can unlock it without calling verizon so I can use straight talk?
    01-07-2015 11:00 AM
  9. Taylor McClendon's Avatar
    I want to use my Verizon samsung gs4 on straight but I Don have the money to pay my very high past due amount to get it unlocked any other way I can possibly do this?
    01-07-2015 11:05 AM
  10. blkarmphoenix's Avatar
    I want to use my Verizon samsung gs4 on straight but I Don have the money to pay my very high past due amount to get it unlocked any other way I can possibly do this?
    Taylor. I came across this past googling for information and had to create an account because I might be able to clear things up for you. I am in a similar boat, I have a Verizon branded galaxy note 3, and I owe verizon a lot of money due to disputes/early termination.

    You need to look into whether your phone is a "global" phone and can run on gsm rather than cdma. If it is cdma only then no, it is locked to Verizon and your kind of sol. If it is an unlocked gsm capable phone though you CAN take it to straight talk, the data speed you will get depends on a few factors, set up, which network you choose (att sim or t-mobile sim) and the coverage in your area.

    But just to share my experience for anyone that may come across this thread, I am currently running a Verizon Note 3, on straight talk, in gsm mode, with the tmobile sim. Everything works fine including the 4g lte service.
    01-09-2015 10:13 AM
  11. barton1014's Avatar
    Everyone gets hung up on 3G vs 4G speed. I found the phone makes a huge difference in web speed and 3G works fine with a better phone with good processing speed. I have a refurb LG phone I bought through E-Bay for around $160. The phone was on Wal-Mart.com and straighttalk for over $200. So if Verizon towers cover your area better, go with a Galaxy S3 or one of the newer LGs and you may be surprised. Now I do not do video streaming on my phone and only stream music at home on my wifi but I have used Pandora traveling in the car. There is an initial LAG when you launch but once it gets going it plays fine in the car.
    01-13-2015 10:50 AM
  12. Amber Notestine's Avatar
    I got the LG G2 for Verizon and it was unlocked, so I put a straight talk sim card and it works but its using gsm towers though at&t. But im not getting 4g, do i have to get another straight talk sim card that supports 4g
    I just got the same phone how did u get the sim card to work on a stright talk?
    01-17-2015 04:16 PM
  13. 4freese's Avatar
    I just got the same phone how did u get the sim card to work on a stright talk?
    Straight Talk now has a Verizon 4G LTE sim in their kit at walmart. Just bought one. It has one for ATT/Tmobile and one for Verizon. The kit is $59 and the data is capped at 5 mbps on 4g but still worth it not to pay verizons prices.
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    01-18-2015 01:21 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    How much data do you get for $59?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    01-18-2015 01:42 PM
  15. John Heacock's Avatar
    i set up my s4 using straight talk and it was easy. When i set up an s3 two years ago on straight talk, they told me it couldn't be done, but i did it anyway with apn settings i got offline and it worked great. I will say that the s4 was easier tho and works better.
    Simple. Just use the proper sim card in the straight talk starter packet, and update your apn settings (straight talk will walk you through).
    how do u know which verizon s4 will work with straight talk.cdma or gsm
    02-07-2015 12:09 PM
  16. Personal User's Avatar
    I joined just to reply to this thread.

    In my area, only Page Plus actually uses Verizon towers (Blue Ridge mountains foothills).I live in an urban area down a street that blocks all towers other than Verizon. Straight talk cannot get a decent signal at my home, although Page Plus can.I am uncertain how Straight Talk would be affected in various areas of the country, but it is my understanding that in Western NC and SC, only Page Plus will use Verizon towers.

    Verizon recently made a change, effective January 15, 2015 that "unknown" or flashed phones( not approved on their network) can not be used by Page Plus. My family has been using four flashed "moto G" phones on 3 G ,with Page Plus for about a year, 3G has been fine for our needs, we don't stream much of anything..

    When I ported a number out (my business phone) I tried to transfer the same phone that had been working for a year on page plus to another number currently on Page Plus. Page Plus would not transfer the phone, even when I told them if they did not I would port the number out. I was told that Verizon implemented a policy Jan 15 not allowing flashed phones on their network.

    My point here, is that if Verizon has recently implemented this with Page Plus, it is quite possible they could prohibit flashed phones from other carriers (on new accounts) sharing their towers in other areas of the country.

    This is a recent development ( and we still have three flashed phones working on Page Plus) You may or may not find info in this thread may be out of date ( as far as implementing _new service_)

    Also, talked with the Page Plus local dealer (who had flashed the phones) and he said there is no workaround. Basically, Page Plus looks up the MEID in their system and it is approved or not.

    I am aware that the OP is concerned about Straight Talk. However, if straight talk shares towers with Verizon in other areas of the country it may be that this is a concern for new users. Old users, their phones should continue working. If that phone goes out of service, you may not be able to replace the phone in the system - depending on what phone it is.

    Hope this helps, at least as far as use of towers, and flashed phones with prepaid carriers on Verizon.
    02-07-2015 12:44 PM
  17. Eric Sinclair's Avatar
    That my friend is not true, I have been told by many that I could not use my samsung galaxy s4 from Cricket wireless on any other network, what I did was went to a real place called XDA forums and found a guy that does remote flashing and he flashed my cricket phone to straight talk cdma, yes I only get 3g but it does work, this phone also has a sim card slot cause of the 4g LTE internet which does not work and wont work cause the sim card slot was designed only for cricket samsung galaxy s4 which cannot be unlocked with any code or nothing so it sits there in my phone empty nothing at all in it, It's possible to do this same thing on almost all phones you just have to either use a program for cdma phones such as cdmaworkshop or a gsm unlock code can be purchaced off the net to unlock it to use different Carriers for gsm only not cdma, cdma phones can all be flashed over to any cdma service no matter what, its all in who you know and if you can execute it

    CDMA Samsung galaxy s4 cricket wireless flashed over to straight talk, You will get 3g speeds for net and everything else works as it's supposed too, I use my wireless internet most of the time anyways so the 4g is not that big of a deal my wireless internet blows 4g out of the water anyways
    02-26-2015 01:51 PM
  18. Brenda Ward Grissom's Avatar
    I bought a unlocked note 4 straight talk activation was on AT&T doses not work in my area is there any way to use cdma it has setting for both? Help. Then I bought a note 2 turned out to be sprint no spot for sim card it's a cdma.
    06-02-2015 08:02 AM
  19. Brenda Ward Grissom's Avatar
    I have a note 2 cdma from sprint it's supposed to be unlocked not the case no spot for sim card. How do I unlock it??
    06-02-2015 08:14 AM
  20. perrykacik's Avatar
    Hi rocket99 - You seem to have this figured out! I am currently using a 3-year old Verizon Motorola Razr Maxx (4 buttons on bottom: three bars + home + return + search) not upgradeable past 4.1.2. The phone goes to 4G when not on wifi (I also have a Fusion 4G Internet router/modem for my computers as a backup for webinars when my awful 1.5-ish DSL drops often (in rural Vt, being 3 miles from the DSL "office").
    Trying to get faster phones AND lower carrier charges I want to get one of the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S4's from Walmart. Given my nearby Verizon signal should the Galaxy be a solid choice? Thanks SO MUCH for your help.
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    10-07-2015 02:18 PM
  21. kmol37's Avatar
    I just bought a Verizon unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 and took it to Straight Talk and it works great over the Verizon tower. I so love this phone.
    02-20-2016 09:20 PM
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