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  • chattphotos Level 4 Level 4

    What countries are you going to?

    Why are you going to Europe?

    Is your iPhone unlocked by the original carrier?

     

    I ask because I can recommend local providers accordingly.

     

    Straight talk can't be cheap to use for that long in Europe, can it?

     

    Also, there is no need to "reset" the iPhone to switch between CDMA/GSM, just remove the SIM card, that is all you have to do.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    It's not expensive because it can not be done at all. Straighttalk phones can not roam outside of the us, they are not unlocked, and st will not unlock them.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Except there are posts in the thread from people who successfully roamed with an ST iPhone 5.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    That may be, but their policy states otherwise:

     

    http://www.straighttalk.com/wps/portal/terms%20and%20conditions/!ut/p/b1/fc7NcoI wFIbha-kF1HOSGBKX_IgJLWAJoGTjYO10wKId6oj16qUz3XRhz-6b8yxesFAJRh0mCWWwBnuoz817fWq Oh_rjZ1tnE2AUsxdXUaYpRx3qNJpxRt3QgRVUHlSjEndVSSGHNU43pv3-1Nf9NWvx8pznZZzMyRPZk9S 0yiTb-WBOC5IHNsJ2_AU7HYtiyIuvS5yo5a7MCs_1-hn1fYjANttuMrx2E5xwioJKKYkkDnckrPyxyv4 Nz5QYk5bKNwuR4BTF_yAN6S_AO-ciJOrYvUFne97zs9GP7sMNappYOA!!/dl4/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9 nQSEh/?urile=wcm%3Apath%3A%2Fstraighttalk%2Ffooter%2Fterms%20and%20conditions

     

    International Roaming is strictly prohibited. Straight Talk does not offer international roaming or international long distance service. You will not be able to make or receive calls on your Straight Talk phone if you are traveling outside of the United States. Any attempt to place or receive a call on your Straight Talk phone while traveling outside of the United States could result is service deactivation and account termination without a refund for unused service.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Sorry, I used the wrong word. Roaming is not permitted, however a local GSM SIM when out of the US will apparently work as the phone is unlocked.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    Hmmm... Might be a fluke. They're not supposed to be.

  • HazelhoffHenk Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, the iPhone 5 does require a factory reset to switch back to CDMA from GSM.

     

    My iPhone 5 was purchased from Walmart and I use it as a StraightTalk CDMA phone at home. In my case, StraightTalk uses the Verizon network since that is the only carrier that provides service in our neighborhood.

     

    When I travel to Amsterdam I insert my Sim card and the phone becomes a GSM phone. Unlocked GSM for the iPhone 5 is a FCC requirement. My European carrier is Vodafone but there are plenty of others. You can purchase a Sim card in most European airports. They usually come with a 25 Euro credit and you can always add money using your iPhone or through the carrier website (you just have to create an account). The default "unlock code" is "0000" most of the time and you can change that.

     

    Be careful if you want to use your phone for internet access. Go to the carrier website and check their various options for internet access. Vodafone calls them "bloX" and you can turn them on and off. Some are free and give a certain amount of GB per day or you can turn one on that gives you a lot more for a small amount per week or per month.

     

    If you do not select one of these options your iPhone will eat up your credit rapidly because certain apps will access the internet without your permission. Cost per call on a "Pay-as-you-go" Sim card is in the 25 Euro cents per minute range and each app internet access is rated as a call. There are also options for decreasing calling costs. These are usually effective if you stay for longer periods of time. If you do not need internet access make sure to turn off "Data Roaming" on your iPhone (Settings/General/Cellular).

     

    If you do want internet access, you will need the carrier APN (Access Point Name).

     

    After removing the Sim card back in the US, my phone did not turn back into a CDMA phone. After lengthy and frustrating calls with StraightTalk it finally became clear that I had to do a factory reset. Apparently, StraightTalk gets confused when there is another carrier APN on the phone. After the reset you go through a simple setup procedure and your CDMA phone is back.

     

    Of course, a factory reset will delete all your data and apps. However, if you do a backup of your iPhone before the reset it is no big deal. My iPhone is backed up to my Mac using iTunes with the cable connection (you can also use iCloud). After the reset, the complete restore was done in just a few minutes.

     

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  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    HazelhoffHenk wrote:

     

    Apparently, StraightTalk gets confused when there is another carrier APN on the phone.

    Which is not surprising at all since according to their own documentation, it not only shouldn't work, but attempting to do that is prohibited under the terms of the agreement with Straightalk.

     

    If it works for people, that's great, but don't expect much of anything in the way of support.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you for you help But I found Yes that you can use gsm sim iPhone 5 straight talk CDMA is work on sim only need reset Factory Put that new sim gsm Connect to iTunes Setup Light new iPhone5 is work only Straight talk lock you CDMA

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 Level 1

    How many people signed 2 year contract You never done the contract You have to pay for That. isn't  legal block iPhone 5 to no work we Other company Oh block my phone And no work more ok... I am not doing nothing wrong I'm pay for my phone $649.00 Is my property I am not sign noncontract with the straight talk.... And I not doing nothing yet but I am going to do it I am going to change in my iPhone 5 with the other company I tired they have a 13 kg byte speed data Not test message I can't send a picture Lost calling everywhere I am tired about that I'm pay $45 every month for six months I don't know paid no more For one surveyed that he's no work I don't with a straight talk Is my iPhone 5 not the Straight talk

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    You may want to repost in your native language, with proper punctuation. That really doesn't make much sense in English.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 Level 1

    How many people signed 2 year contract You never done the contract You have to pay for That. isn't  legal block iPhone 5 to no work we Other company Oh block my phone And no work more ok... I am not doing nothing wrong I'm pay for my phone $649.00 Is my property I am not sign noncontract with the straight talk.... And I not doing nothing yet but I am going to do it I am going to change in my iPhone 5 with the other company I tired they have a 13 kg byte speed data Not test message I can't send a picture Lost calling everywhere I am tired about that I'm pay $45 every month for six months I don't know paid no more For one surveyed that he's no work I don't with a straight talk Is my iPhone 5 not the Straight talk... I speak English and Spanish I have no Used translator sorry

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    All of your issues are with Straight Talk you need to take them up with them. No one here nor Apple can do anything to remedy your situation.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 Level 1

    I know I have to talk with straight talk.... some guy told me a straight talk is gone to block my iphone 5 Because I'm going to change the company I want to know that it true

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9

    Again, only Straight Talk could answer that but your iPhone could only work with AT&amp;T if the GSM side was unlocked and would not work with LTE.

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