Bring an AT&T or T-mobile compatible GSM phone, or an unlocked GSM phone (Phone must operate in 850 and 1900 MHz bands). Refer to your phone manufacturer's manual on how to check MHz bands.
Purchase a Straight Talk SIM card & Service Plan - Standard and micro SIM cards available. SIM cards can be purchased online or in-store at Walmart.
Activate your SIM. Follow the easy instructions included in the activation guide that comes with your SIM card. You will need an Unlimited* Service Plan to activate your SIM. Buy it during checkout or during the Activation process.
Update your device data settings to be able to send MMS and connect to the Internet via your Browser. Click here for help.
To keep your service active refill your phone before your service end date. Service Plan cards are available at Straighttalk.com, in Walmart stores, or at Walmart.com.
Use your own AT&T or T-mobile compatible or unlocked GSM phone. This program is not available with CDMA (i.e. Verizon, Sprint, Metro PCS) as well as TracFone, SafeLink, NET10, Straight Talk or BlackBerry phones.
* 30 day Unlimited Plans include 3 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle. After 3 GB, your data speed will be reduced to as low as 64 kbps for the remainder of the 30 day cycle. Device functionality and your data experience will be impaired. Not all data services will be available at reduced data speeds. CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS APPLY. STRAIGHT TALK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR SERVICE FOR UNAUTHORIZED OR ABNORMAL USAGE. PLAN, FEATURES, COVERAGE AND LIMITATIONS MAY VARY. PLEASE REFER ALWAYS TO THE LATEST TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE AT STRAIGHTTALK.COM.
†† “Half the Cost” is based on a service comparison of the largest contract carriers’ monthly online published prices for comparable individual contract plans and the Straight Talk Wireless 30-Day Unlimited* talk, text, data and 411 service plan, excluding the cost of the phones. Excludes limited time offers and promotions. Source: Carriers’ websites as of October 2014.
**Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Nation's Fastest 4G LTE claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds for Android™ and Windows® smart phones and phone 5®. 4G speeds not available everywhere.
§ From MONEY® Magazine, July 2014 ©2014 Time Inc. Used under license. MONEY Magazine and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Licensee.
◊As compared to other nationally advertised $45 no-contract plans. Excludes limited time offers and promotions.
Straight Talk SIM does not work with the $30 All You Need Plan.
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