The possibility of activating most of Verizon phones on Straight Talk and Net10’s service is up again regardless of BYOP CDMA program being cancelled only one week after it launched in April. All three TracFone brands, including Telcel America, have launched BYOP CDMA program and cancelled it within a week. Now both Straight Talk and Net10 are allowing it again but with some new restrictions applying.
A Howard Forums user came across a “Straight Talk Bring Your Own Phone CDMA Activation Kit Plus Service Plan” option on Walmart that includes a kit with a Network Address Code and a Straight Talk’s $45 unlimited plan. Prepaid Phone News reader also found on Walmart the Net10’s version of the same offer but paired with the Net10’s $50 unlimited plan. Both offers are available only in Walmart stores, not online.
The price of the activation kit bundled with a monthly service plan is yet to be confirmed but another user from Howard Forums posted an image of price sticker (left) that shows a $59.88 price tag for the kit. As Prepaid Phone News notes, the code from the price sticker matches the Model No. ST64PBYOPVZSV listed on Walmart’s page under Specification section.
However, new limitations apply regarding which Verizon handsets are compatible with BYOP CDMA on Straight Talk and Net10. This time iPhone is not allowed. “This program is not compatible with CDMA carriers Sprint or Metro PCS, 4G LTE devices, iPhones, BlackBerry, data only devices, lost or stolen devices, branded TracFone, SafeLink, NET10, Straight Talk or Telcel America handsets.”
Currently, there is no indication on whether or not BYOP CDMA option will be allowed for Telcel America but considering that initially it was offered, we can expect that activating Verizon handsets will be possible on Telcel with the same restrictions.
Source: Prepaid Phone News