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Net10 AT&T-based SIM cards can be used on Straight Talk as a replacement sim.

dnLwireless 444 184 May 21, 2013 at 09:00 AM
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Net10 AT&T-based SIM cards can be used on Straight Talk as a replacement sim.
My girlfriend lost her iPhone last week with her ST SIM card. After going into my local Walmart I couldn't find any ST SIM cards. I noticed that at my job "Walgreens" we were selling 3 packs of NET10 SIM cards. I bought the pack. It comes with 2 AT&T sims and 1 t-mobile sim. Called ST up and give them the net10 AT&T SIM card number. To my surprise the system took it. New iPhone is working lovely with replacement Net10 card. Hopes this helps others out.


*T-Mobile sim in pic.
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Can anyone else confirm?
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Last edited by wesside123 May 21, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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So how would this work? Im neither a net10 or ST customer at present. I would sign up with ST and use my net10 sim card #? OR order a ST sim, sign up, then call them with the net10 sim card # saying the old sim was lost? Someone please advise me here as I dont want to spend $45 on a ST plan with no compatible sim card.
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I think you have misunderstood my post. This method of switching a Net10 SIM card for a Straight talk sim is only going to work if you already have a ST account and only need to switch the sim due to it being lost or not working anymore. This Net10 sim will not allow you to set up a new account under ST.



Quote from Sammich View Post :
So how would this work? Im neither a net10 or ST customer at present. I would sign up with ST and use my net10 sim card #? OR order a ST sim, sign up, then call them with the net10 sim card # saying the old sim was lost? Someone please advise me here as I dont want to spend $45 on a ST plan with no compatible sim card.
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Would it work by getting a ST sim with tmobile, starting service, then switching the sim?
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Its not true, or at least not anymore.
They do not let you activate a net10 sim if you lose your ST sim, however they offer to transfer the service over. I'm using Net10 and my gf use straight talk, and we get about the same speed. I feel like net10 is a little better.
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Different topic but wanted to know before I switch: Does a Net10 ATT sim work on unlocked ATT iPhone?
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Quote from dasd View Post :
Different topic but wanted to know before I switch: Does a Net10 ATT sim work on unlocked ATT iPhone?
Yes

Quote from silvertechyeti View Post :
Its not true, or at least not anymore.
They do not let you activate a net10 sim if you lose your ST sim, however they offer to transfer the service over. I'm using Net10 and my gf use straight talk, and we get about the same speed. I feel like net10 is a little better.
Their the same company, only way one is better then the other is if your phones were on different towers.

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Would it work by getting a ST sim with tmobile, starting service, then switching the sim?
Only one way to find out, but in theory yes.
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there were (possibly still are) sellers on ebay that were using a variation of this trick to allow someone to activate a net10 AT&T sim on a new ST account. they apparently are using the serial off of a red card (the ones that came with the AT&T sims for ST) for the initial setup then when prompted for the sim they are entering the net10 sim.

I have no clue on if it still works, or if they have closed this loophole too.
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If your SIM is screwed straight talk will just mail you a new SIM, you just have to call them up. For some bizarro reason they ended up mailing me two SIMs but I can only use one of them-they're just generic SIMs that don't even say straight talk on them, they say Tracfone on them. Their customer service forgot to swap the SIMs out in their system though so when I re-activated my number it wouldn't friggin' work until I called and asked if they had actually swapped the SIM serials out. And then for some reason after that phone call I got two tracking numbers for SIM cards and then one showed up. Very bizarre but I got it working, though with some effort.

TL;DR if your sim is shot just call them, they can mail you a free blank tracfone SIM and then in their computer systems they just have to link the new SIM as a replacement for your old one and it should start working just like the old SIM. The blank SIMs themselves are rather useless.
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