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Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5S 16GB 4G LTE Prepaid Smartphone $199

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The Straight Talk Apple iPhone 5S 16GB Prepaid Smartphone is a cell phone using minutes and data that are paid for in advance. Prepaid phones allow you to pay up front rather than receiving a bill at the end of the month. With prepaid mobile phones, there are no commitments, no overage fees, no activation fees, no cancellation fees, and no contracts!

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1. Straight Talk prepaid phone
2. Straight Talk service plan (shop here)
3. Activate your phone by following the instructions included in the box or by calling 1.877.430.2355
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Can this be unlocked for AT&T?
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Isn't this a really good price? :-S
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I don't know why TD, it's actually a good price for a brand new 5S.
However for this price you get an android phone that is more recent with better specs and more usable than this hunk of metal. But if you are the type who needs iPhone to function day to day life, perhaps it's too much to press more than 1 button on the phone, and if Android is too "confusing" for you or if you need to show off owning an Apple device, this is actually a great price. TU the price TD the product.
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Can this be unlocked for AT&T?
No need to unlock, it is AT&T device.
ST's GSM devices are either T-Mobile or AT&T, but according to
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...aight.html
All 5S models are AT&T devices.


Also, I double checked.

If you are buying the phone in a store look for the product number on the box under the barcode. If it ends in P4, R4 or P4P, like TFLG800GTMP4P it's AT&T.

This phone is STAPi5sG16SVP4
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No need to unlock, it is AT&T device.
ST's GSM devices are either T-Mobile or AT&T, but according to
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...aight.html
All 5S models are AT&T devices.


Also, I double checked.

If you are buying the phone in a store look for the product number on the box under the barcode. If it ends in P4, R4 or P4P, like TFLG800GTMP4P it's AT&T.

This phone is STAPi5sG16SVP4
In that case, this is a pretty good deal
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can this be unlocked from AT&T itself?
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No need to unlock, it is AT&T device.
ST's GSM devices are either T-Mobile or AT&T, but according to
http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2...aight.html
All 5S models are AT&T devices.


Also, I double checked.

If you are buying the phone in a store look for the product number on the box under the barcode. If it ends in P4, R4 or P4P, like TFLG800GTMP4P it's AT&T.

This phone is STAPi5sG16SVP4
This will NOT work on At&t (or certainly T-Mo, Metro, etc) without unlocking. ST locks these down tight and they will only work with them. Supposed unlock wait is 12 months.
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can you use third party unlock service online to get it unlocked?
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I bought a refurbished one back in November. It was already unlocked. The new ones might be a different story though.
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This will NOT work on At&t (or certainly T-Mo, Metro, etc) without unlocking. ST locks these down tight and they will only work with them. Supposed unlock wait is 12 months.
Is that new? I thought the devices were same as AT&T or T-Mobile (depending on the service you use) I was not aware they put an additional ST lock on them.

I am sorry for the wrong information I provided earlier.

So you can buy a locked phone from AT&T or T-Mobile and use it on ST
But you cannot buy a phone from ST and use it on AT&T?.. If this is true, thanks for the info.

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In that case, this is a pretty good deal
See above before buying, looks like they might be locked after all..

I still hope someone can buy and check it out.
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Is that new? I thought the devices were same as AT&T or T-Mobile (depending on the service you use) I was not aware they put an additional ST lock on them.

I am sorry for the wrong information I provided earlier.

So you can buy a locked phone from AT&T or T-Mobile and use it on ST
But you cannot buy a phone from ST and use it on AT&T?.. If this is true, thanks for the info.



See above before buying, looks like they might be locked after all..

I still hope someone can buy and check it out.
It's the same kind/type of lock that Cricket (Att mvno) uses on their phones, but their wait time to unlock is 6 months. And yes, one can use a Att branded phone on Cricket without unlocking, but not Cricket on Att.

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I bought a refurbished one back in November. It was already unlocked. The new ones might be a different story though.
Did you buy from WalMart or direct from Straight Talk? And what carrier did you use? Thanks
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It's the same kind/type of lock that Cricket (Att mvno) uses on their phones, but their wait time to unlock is 6 months. And yes, one can use a Att branded phone on Cricket without unlocking, but not Cricket on Att.



Did you buy from WalMart or direct from Straight Talk? And what carrier did you use? Thanks
from Walmart. I had no problem using it on T-Mobile or overseas on a different GSM network.
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I've bought both new and refurb 5S from walmart.com for Straight Talk. Both worked on T-Mobile without modification. Most recently in November. I might buy another. Got another kid hounding me for a phone Frown.
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Great price but 16GB is barely enough to store anything. Add $100 more for a 64GB and now we're talking.
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