Straight Talk might be launching CDMA BYOD program pretty soon that will allow activating Verizon phones with Straight Talk’s $45 and $60 unlimited plans, Prepaid Phone News reported. Apparently, the launch is expected to happen tomorrow, March 26, 2013.
Howard Forum user has found ST Representative answering a question on Facebook if having a Verizon iPhone 5 and using it on Straight Talk is possible. The ST Rep referred the user to www.straighttalkbyop.com for more information on their BYOD CDMA program:
“Katie ST No, Cori. For more info about our BYOP CDMA program, check it on this link www.straighttalkbyop.com. Thanks.”
Howard Forum user also posted the blurb that apparently “was in an email from Katie ST to one of the regulars on ST’s Facebook page and was reprinted with the permission of that regular.” It says:
“We received an update about CDMA BYOP Program. Check the info below:
Beginning on March 26, 2013, the BYOP Program will now include CDMA (Verizon) phones. Customers will be able to bring their Verizon certified phone to Straight Talk by simply purchasing a Network Access Code, for $14.99 plus tax, and an Unlimited or Unlimited ILD Airtime/Service Card. Note: The Network Access Code will serve as a key to load and identify the Verizon phones in the system.
Any phone can be eligible provided that it has not been activated outside of the Verizon network including Androids and iPhones (iPhone 5 model is not compatible, other CDMA carriers: Sprint and Metro PCS, 4G LTE technology phones, our branded phones (TracFone, NET10, Straight Talk, SafeLink, or Telcel America) and Blackberry, iPads, or tablets).
Even though it sounds eligible, still, it’s far from sure thing. If it launches, it will be good for customers since Verizon MVNO Page Plus currently offers activating Verizon phones with their $55 monthly plan with unlimited talk, messaging and 2 GB of data. Straight Talk has $45 and $60 unlimited plan with unlimited talk, text and data and unlimited international calling on $60 plan. Straight Talk forbids tethering or streaming and they throttle users that they find are excessive ones on case-by-case basis, not on a specific data cap.
Source: Prepaid Phone News