I bought a used LOCKED AT&T iPhone 4S IOS 6.0 from criagslist. It had no mods whatsoever. I ordered the Straight Talk AT&T micro sim card, activated with the $45 plan (unlimited everything) and within an hour (I ported), I had cell coverage. It's one bar short of full. To get the text and data to work, connect your phone to wifi and navigate to this website. unlockit_co_nz and follow the instructions. Bam! Everything works great.
I am leaving my employer who I've been using a Verizon iPhone 4S. Both phones are identical other than the carrier. The Verizon had full bars, the Straight Talk had one less than full. I installed speedtest from the ap store, then I turned off wifi and made them both run the test a few times. The Straight Talk had nearly double the download speed and slightly slower upload speed. I would have been happy with slower speed all around at a discounted rate.
The data will loose connectivity every once in a while. To fix this, set the phone to "Airplane Mode", wait a few seconds and then turn off Airplane Mode.
You get "call in" voicemail, not "visual voicemail".
You can get 3 months for $125 when ordering online from Walmart_com, not straighttalk_com. I don't know if this is permanent or not.
iPhones prior to the 4S have different cell chips. I suspect that those phones may only get 2G service. You may want to reserch this if you own an iPhone 3, 3S or 4.
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