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    Cricket iPhone 5 work on Straight Talk?

    I have a Cricket iPhone 5. I have been unhappy with the coverage area and would like to switch to Straight Talk.

    As I understand it the iPhones sold by Straight Talk will use Verizon towers, which is what I want.

    From what I have been able to research, the part/model numbers are the same on my Cricket phone and those that Verizon sells (A1429 printed on phone, software says MD105LL/A).

    So... would I be able to just port my phone number to Straight Talk and have it work with Verizon towers? Or am I better off reselling my Cricket phone and buying a new one from Straight Talk and eating the loss.

    (Note that I don't want to do the other workaround, i.e. buying a Straight Talk SIM card to put in my iPhone, because as I understand it that would give me AT&T coverage which is not as good as Verizon in my area.)

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    Straight will not activate a CDMA telephone it did not sell either directly or through Wal-Mart designated for use on Straight Talk.
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    Cricket iPhone 5 work on Straight Talk?

    Maybe u can flash it to page plus ? Which will give you
    Verizon coverage

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    Cricket iPhone 5 work on Straight Talk?

    Totally off topic but speaking of cricket, they were offering the iPhone 5 months ago for like $400...it was sick! But they don't provide service everywhere so I couldn't get it, lamee.

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    get a micro sim and trim it down to nano size and put it into the sim slot.this will activate the gsm side of the iphone 5.you should have sms and talk working after sim card activation.to get data working there is a wiki at top of forum for this info.

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    Cricket iPhone 5 work on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by cooter55 View Post
    get a micro sim and trim it down to nano size and put it into the sim slot.this will activate the gsm side of the iphone 5.you should have sms and talk working after sim card activation.to get data working there is a wiki at top of forum for this info.
    Won't work. I had one but sold it before the jailbreak came out. With the jail break plus a gevey type SIM card should unlock it.

    I'm using a Verizon 4s with the r sim and jail break on net 10.

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    Appreciate the replies.

    So as I understand it the only way it might work is if I jailbreak my Cricket phone and buy a SIM from Straight Talk.

    But would that then ONLY work with GSM, i.e. I would get AT&T coverage, not Verizon?

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    Cricket iPhone 5 work on Straight Talk?

    Quote Originally Posted by hofoplus View Post
    Appreciate the replies.

    So as I understand it the only way it might work is if I jailbreak my Cricket phone and buy a SIM from Straight Talk.

    But would that then ONLY work with GSM, i.e. I would get AT&T coverage, not Verizon?
    Correct.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by hofoplus View Post
    Appreciate the replies.

    So as I understand it the only way it might work is if I jailbreak my Cricket phone and buy a SIM from Straight Talk.

    But would that then ONLY work with GSM, i.e. I would get AT&T coverage, not Verizon?
    Yes, it will work with GSM only, if you use a Gevey Sim method to unlock and get a SIM from ST. It is not possible to have it work on VZW via ST, however you can always sell it and buy a ST iPhone to get VZW on ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hofoplus View Post
    Appreciate the replies.

    So as I understand it the only way it might work is if I jailbreak my Cricket phone and buy a SIM from Straight Talk.

    But would that then ONLY work with GSM, i.e. I would get AT&T coverage, not Verizon?
    When and IF they start selling AT&T sims again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougeeebear View Post
    When and IF they start selling AT&T sims again.

    you can still buy the AT&T sims from walmart.com

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