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    Verizon iPhone 4s on Straight Talk?

    Hey guys!

    I've read some old forum posts about this, but I just wanted to make sure nothing has changed too drastically since then.

    My goal is to buy an iPhone 4s from Verizon and use it on Straight Talk. From what I've gathered so far, I'll need to unlock the phone, pop in an AT&T sim card, and activate the phone on ST. Is this essentially all there is to it, or am I missing something? I've also seen something about having to trim certain SIM cards down to fit. Will this be required for the 4S?

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steevo301 View Post
    Hey guys!

    I've read some old forum posts about this, but I just wanted to make sure nothing has changed too drastically since then.

    My goal is to buy an iPhone 4s from Verizon and use it on Straight Talk. From what I've gathered so far, I'll need to unlock the phone, pop in an AT&T sim card, and activate the phone on ST. Is this essentially all there is to it, or am I missing something? I've also seen something about having to trim certain SIM cards down to fit. Will this be required for the 4S?

    Thanks for any help!
    No. The Verizon iPhone 4S cannot be unlocked for domestic usage.. Not unless you have a specific older software and have jailbroken and then purchased a Gevey sim.. Which isn't possible with the new software they are shipping with and cannot downgrade..

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    I see. What about the iphone 5 then? I saw that it's possible on that and just assumed the 4s would work too. Do i have the right idea for the 5?

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    The Verizon iPhone 5 comes GSM unlocked, so yes that would work.
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    are you sure you want a verizon phone for a network straight talk appears to be removing...att Sims.

    straight talk has a line of verizon phones for their network

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    I know ST sells them, but I can get it much cheaper from Verizon on the discounted price.

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    I know ST isn't selling AT&T cards anymore, but you can still get them on eBay. They're not discontinuing the service for them, are they?

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    something to consider when making an investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steevo301 View Post
    I know ST sells them, but I can get it much cheaper from Verizon on the discounted price.
    Do you plan to stiff Verizon for the required contract after purchasing a subsidized telephone from them?
    Earl F. Parrish

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    Do you plan to stiff Verizon for the required contract after purchasing a subsidized telephone from them?
    Lol...either way I wouldn't suggest revealing any plans...the big companies can totally kiss itttt. But anyway...I would run it off the new ST Verizon BYOP service. Get the refills on eBay for like $34 bucks a month and you have Verizon service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by efparri View Post
    Do you plan to stiff Verizon for the required contract after purchasing a subsidized telephone from them?
    could be.people might be looking for the same loophole that was used for att.sadly

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    A Verizon iPhone 4s can be activated/used on the byop cdma st program, no need to use a sim card.

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    did you activate a 4s on the new program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine King View Post
    A Verizon iPhone 4s can be activated/used on the byop cdma st program, no need to use a sim card.
    ur so positive abt this, so many conflicting post. have you proven this method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elpidio View Post
    ur so positive abt this, so many conflicting post. have you proven this method.
    Anecdotal evidence on this helpful board only, sorry I have not tried for myself yet. Will be happy to share after/when I do though

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