Description: The article below is mainly designed to talk about straight talk activation. In this passage, the author does a walk-through of the activation process of the Straight Talk sim card. It is easy and the phone does not need to be unlocked.
I’ve had a few questions that I’m going to clarify. I’m going to show you how to activate your iPhone through AT&T. This is an iPhone 4. I will go ahead to show you. This is an 18T. What is 18T? It’s not an unlocked AT&T nor a general lock phone.
It’s a regular AT&T phone straight from the company when you order your Straight Talk SIM. I have the Straight Talk SIM card here and I’ll come in this little activation kit. I have a paperclip to remove the SIM tray. What you’re going to need is this red card with this number. This is basically your serial number for your SIM.
First thing you need to do is to go to straighttalk.com. Once you have the sim, you need to hit activate or reactivate SIM slash phone. Let me tell you the difference between these two quickly. The activate is going to be for new SIM card users. If you’re new to straight talk, choose activate.
Reactivate means that you had your phone on for maybe a few months and then your phone wasn’t on, because you didn’t pay for the time. That’s what these two mean. Any of these options you have activate or reactivate transfer my existing Straight Talk service or activate my straight talk service with a number from another company.
In this case, you need to have your previous account name, your previous password and your contact information. You need to have those three things, because straight talk will ask you for those.
If you don’t know what your previous pin is for your service provider whether it be h2o or red pocket or I Wireless or any of those alternative prepaid services, you need to call that company and get your PIN number and your account number.
If you want a new number, go ahead and activate it. If you want to reactivate your Straight Talk service, hit continue. Here is where you’re going to enter your serial number. That’s the one on the red card which I showed you earlier. You’re going to enter your zip code. Here is your service pin. This is the card that you bought from Walmart.
You have to register your MasterCard or Visa. I have a service pin, so I’ll go ahead and enter all information. After you filled out this information, all you need is to hit continue. It’s going to ask you to basically fill out your information such as your address. You are going to pay with MasterCard or credit card, so you need enter your credit card information.
It will ask you to activate the phone. However, my screen recording didn’t capture that. I can’t show you that screen, but it’s very self-explanatory. You’re going to go ahead and hit activate phone or activate SIM. Once you have activated, I’m going to go ahead and use paper clip to remove the SIM tray and put that SIM in. We see that it is searching. Let’s go ahead and make a call. That works.
The last step we’re going to do is to put this on here. I will show you how to get the data. You need to go into Safari and unlock it. This is basically your APN changer and we install a profile for straight talk. We’re going to hit create APN and the carrier is not air fire. We’re going to go down to straight talk. Hit OK. We’re in the United States and hit create APN and install.
You need check it to make sure our data is working. I’m going to turn the Wi-Fi off, so now you’ll see that 3G pop up. Let’s focus on here. The Wi-Fi is off and let’s go to Google. The data is working. I’ll double check. The data is working now. If you want to make your picture messaging work, I have another passage that I’ll put here.
That’s going to require a T-mobile SIM card. It doesn’t have to be activated. It’s going to require you to enter the settings. You don’t have to be jail broke to do this. If you want to learn how to do that, go ahead and click here.