Straight Talk was founded in the year 2009, and is a subsidiary of TracFone wireless. it is a no contract wireless service which is accessible only through the brand’s website. You can also get the options for having smartphones which are of low cost, and also Android phones and Apple phones. It is the service provider based in Miami, Florida.
With the service you can connect to the people throughout the nation, and not only that with the people outside the nation like Canada, Mexico, India, that depends on the plan you want to have. There is ‘All you Need’ plan which stands at $30 for a month or a $45 unlimited plan. You can go to their website to check the plans, and then choose according to your wish that suits you best. In this article, we will discuss of the activation process, starting from how to get the phone as well as the SIM card to complete the activation procedure.
Guidelines for Straight Talk Activate:
First you have to choose the phone, and to do so, you have to follow the certain steps –
- First you have to go to the Straight Talk’s website, and then go to the coverage section and enter the Zip code to see the reviews of the phones.
- Then the phones and the providers available in your area will determine the coverage, or directly go to www.straighttalk.com/activation page
- Then you have to choose a phone that you already have, or you want to buy.
- Then if you find the phone on the list, then you will have to unlock it if you have the phone already and you have to unlock the phone by calling the wireless provider.
- Then you have to determine that whether the phone is compatible with CDMA or GSM network, and this you can determine with the particular letter in the model number i.e. C determines the CDMA network and G determines the GSM network.
- Then you buy an activation pack and you can do that from Walmart, where you can get the Plan card and the SIM card together or you can even buy the SIM card from the TracFone website.
Activation of the Plan:
- You first task is to find the red activation card that has been available with the SIM card and get the serial number.
- If you have the activation kit from the Walmart, then you have to get the PIN on the back of the service plan card, or you can do the same while the activation if you do not have a service plan card.
- After you have bought the SIM and received it, you have to go to the activation website addressed www.straighttalk.com/activation and tap the Continue button to start the procedure.
- Now, you need to enter the serial number, and the numbers will be different on the basis of how you have purchased it –
- If the phone is bought from the TracFone, then you have to enter the IMEI/MEID number which you will find in the activation card.
- If you have an existing phone and the SIM is purchased from the TracFone, then you have to give the last 15 digits of the new SIM card.
- You just have to enter the MEID if the phone purchased is an iPhone from Walmart or Straight Talk website.
- Then you have to enter the Zip code of the residence.
- Then you have to type the Service PIN, if you have bought the plan card, or you can click on the credit card option of you are opting to purchase during the activation.
- Then you have to create the account, which is a requirement for you to pay with the credit card and check the details of the plan every month.
- Then you have to enter the details of the credit card to choose the plan, if a Service PIN is not activated by you and then you need to agree to the terms and conditions.
- At last, you have to enter the SIM after you have reached the confirmation page, and you have to wait for about several hours to two days for the activation of the mobile service, and then you can try to make a call.
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- Q. Will the caller ID feature be available in my local area?
Ans. The Caller ID service is provided by Straight Talk throughout the entire nationwide coverage.
- Q. How am I supposed to get a Straight Talk BYOT service?
Ans. You can do this by visiting the website stbyop.com, and if you know which carrier your tablet is compatible with, then you can activate the procedure.
If you are unsure of the compatibility of the carrier with the tablet, then you can go to Check Compatibility, and if you on a 3G tablet which is compatible with Verizon, then you have to first tap on Activate, and then I Don’t Have a SIM and then follow the process.
In this article, the activation process is provided, and if you follow them accordingly, then you will be able to get the activation done.
If you are facing problem while the activation of the SIM or with the phone, then you can always contact them on the number 1-877-430-2355. This number can also be used for the activation purpose where you have to make the call from other phone.