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What is BYOP?
BYOP stands for Bring Your Own Phone. With Straight Talk’s Bring Your Own Phone program, you can get Straight Talk service on your current phone as long as it is compatible with our BYOP program. Compatible phones include: GSM Unlocked phones, AT&T Compatible phones, T-Mobile Compatible phones, Sprint Compatible Phones, and some other CDMA Technology Compatible phones.
How can I obtain Straight Talk BYOP service?
Visit stbyop.com and follow these steps:
  • 1. Check Compatibility.
  • 2. Get your Straight Talk BYOP SIM if applicable.
  • 3. Activate your Phone at stbyop.com.
How can I obtain Straight Talk LTE BYOP service?
Your phone must be LTE Technology and compatible with one of our Bring Your Own Phone Programs.
How do I know if my phone is compatible with Straight Talk’s BYOP Program?
To check if your phone is compatible, visit stbyop.com, select “Check Compatibility,” and follow the steps. Compatible phones include: GSM Unlocked phones, AT&T Compatible phones, T-Mobile Compatible phones, Sprint Compatible Phones, and some other CDMA Technology Compatible phones.
What is CDMA?
CDMA stands for Code Division Multiple Access and is a competing cell phone service technology to GSM. In the United States, two of the four leading mobile network operators use CDMA.
What is GSM?
GSM stands for Global System for Mobile communication and is a competing cell phone service technology to CDMA. In the United States, two of the four leading mobile network operators use GSM.
How do I know if I will need a Straight Talk BYOP SIM?
Visit stbyop.com, select “Check Compatibility,” and follow the steps. If your phone needs a StraightTalk BYOP SIM it will ask for it or allow you to buy it.
How can I get my Straight Talk BYOP SIM?
There are two ways to get your Straight Talk BYOP SIM:
  • a) Buy a 4G LTE Straight Talk Activation Package at a Walmart store.
  • b) Visit stbyop.com, select “Check Compatibility” and follow the steps to place an order.
How do I know which SIM to use from my Straight Talk BYOP Activation Package?
If you are not sure which SIM to use, please visit stbyop.com, select “Check Compatibility,” and follow the steps for details on selecting the correct SIM for you to use. The correct SIM card will depend on the carrier compatible with your phone and on the SIM size that your phone needs.
How do I register my Sprint or other CDMA compatible phone?
Visit stbyop.com and select Activate. Your phone will be registered during activation.
How do I activate my Straight Talk BYOP service?
Select “Activate” and follow the steps. Make sure to select the correct option if you want to keep your number. Please note that you will need a Straight Talk Service Plan Card or credit or debit card to activate your service.
What should I do if my Straight Talk BYOP Activation Package did not include a CDMA compatible LTE SIM?
If your phone is a CDMA LTE compatible phone and your BYOP Activation Package did not come with a CDMA compatible LTE SIM, please give us a call and we’ll ship a new SIM.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I BOUGHT A NEW SIM CARD AND WANT TO TRANSFER THE SERVICE FROM MY PREVIOUS SIM CARD?
Visit stbyop.com and select the “Activate” option. Enter your new SIM card number, and when asked specify that you want to keep your current phone number.

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