If you're thinking about buying a phone from straight talk via Walmart, let me give you a heads-up warning, tell you don't buy online from Walmart because a bunch of clowns is apparently in charge.
Straight Talk BYOP Activation Kit with Verizon LTE SIMs - StraightTalk
Today we're going to take a look at the straight talk bring your own phone activation kit, this is the latest kit that I was able to pick up at Walmart this week, and one of the things that I wanted to check out was that I had heard Straight Talk was now offering CDMA LTE service as of mid-December.
I get a lot of questions about this, the issue is that Straight Talk uses the ATT t-mobile Verizon and Sprint networks, and the ATT and the t-mobile network support LTE, and I've been hearing that the Sprint network will also support LTE, but the Verizon network was 3G only for a long time, it was just CDMA. If you wanted to bring your own Verizon phone to the network, it would be 3G only, if they would even let you activate it at all. What I want to do is I want to open up this kit, and we'll see if there are a variety and sim in there. If you have a Verizon 4G LTE phone, it needs a SIM card to get LTE, if you look on the package here, it says requires a CDMA LTE phone or GSM LTE phone.
It supposedly includes all the different sim sizes, if we get this package open, the contents of this kit definitely look different, since the last time I've gone through this, we'll get rid of this, it's an ad for a home phone and the services guide of getting started.
Here's the big deal, it looks like this does come with 4G network SIMs for use with the Verizon compatible phone, so this is great news for all you people with Verizon 4G LTE phones, so many people are asking me they want to bring their Verizon LTE phones like their iPhone 5s and their Galaxy s3 in to straight talk, and they want to use a verizon network that you can't register the LTE phones on the network, some of the ones that you can register will only get 3G, but now with the Verizon SIM cards you'll be able to get 4G LTE.
I heard a rumor that data speeds are capped at about 5 megabits per second, that would be similar to what I've been hearing about the other prepaid network page plus has been offering, Verizon LTE service is that the data speed is capped, it could turn out that if you have a choice of networks, the ATT network is still a better choice for you, the speeds can be faster than 5 megabits per second.
I'm going to see if I can get a Verizon phone and then go through the signup process, right now I don't have one, I'll do a follow-up when I have a little bit more information about using straight talks 4G LTE Verizon compatible network.
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