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tablet i can use straight talk sim in

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Initial post: Nov 22, 2012 11:06:01 PM PST
tb says:
ok i want a tablet i can insert my straight talk sim in for internet. heres the difficult part i want 7-10 in with sd slot, camera, bluetooth, wifi, usb, and highest operating system i can get. oh ya and cheap. is this possible?

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 8:57:19 PM PST
JC says:
Actually the "difficult" part will be getting straight talk to let you use their sim card in a tablet, since their terms and conditions specify that you can only use their cards with phones.

From their terms and conditions: "Devices capable only of using data service are strictly prohibited and Your use of any such device is grounds for immediate deactivation and termination of your service without a refund."

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G. Ard says:
I've been using straight talk sims in different devices for a few years and have found that as long as the device and sim are compatible (eg. AT&T iPad with AT&T ST sim/microsim) then you can use their data services without interruption. Downside is they do not offer data only plans, therefore you will be paying for talk, text & data while benefiting only from the data. And ST does not offer 4g (never been an issue for me). Just be sure the apn settings can be edited to work with straight talk which is a simple process, usually consisting of changing a few letters in the settings. I like that I can access the web anywhere either tethering with my iPhone 4 or using the sim directly in one of my iPads. Hope this helps in your decision!!

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Posted on Mar 15, 2013 11:07:07 AM PDT
juice7528 says:
I'm officially confused at this point. Can I, can I not use a Samsung Galaxy II with Straight Talk phone service. Any help would be appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 3:32:11 PM PDT
Toshiba Excite 10.1

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 7:08:20 PM PDT
sfg says:
Straight talk is selling galaxy 2 at walmart

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2013 7:09:28 PM PDT
sfg says:
Straight talk is selling galaxy2 at walmart now. so yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 3:10:35 AM PDT
Jules says:
I have a straight talk phone and happy with there service but i would like to know how to connect my pc??? I have tried everything...also I have a phone from at& t if I want to use straight talk or another service do I need to purchase a sim card and then minutes?????

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 9:03:58 AM PDT
JC says:
I am not sure what you mean by connecting your pc. If you mean setting it up to sync wirelessly with your computer, you will need to visit Straight Talk's website or the instruction manual for your phone to learn how to set up that feature. You might also try sending them a message through their facebook page, sometimes they respond more quickly to facebook requests.

If you mean tethering your pc to your phone and using your phone's data plan to access the internet, there is probably a way to do it, but the last time I checked, this was prohibited by Straight Talk in their Terms of Service. Some people may be able to get away with it, but if Straight Talk would like to, they reserve the right to terminate your service without a refund if you are not following their Terms of Service.

If you have a phone from AT&T and want to use it with Straight Talk, from what I can read on their website the phone has to be unlocked first, or it must be compatible with T-Mobile. Then you will need to purchase a sim card and service time from Straight Talk to use in that phone. You can either purchase a sim card for that phone, or if you already have a straight talk sim that is not locked to a specific phone (some are, some are not) then you could use that sim card instead. I think with the bring your own phone option, your can only buy the unlimited plans (you can't use the $30 per month plan).

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2014 4:29:50 AM PST
STEVE says:
can i tether my phone to a tablet without using my bluetooth ? if so can you tell me how, thanks

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 3:44:49 PM PST
Myu says:

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 9:50:51 AM PST
M. Oliver says:
So much misinformation. You can use a "Straight Talk" SIM card made for "Bring Your Own Device" with any android device (Phone, Smartphone or Tablet) that is locked to T-Mobile or AT&T AS WELL AS with unlocked devices formerly linked to any carrier. (Straight talk ALSO sells their own branded devices that will only work with their own SIM).
To use your own phone with ST, just buy the appropriate BYOD Straight Talk SIM (from Wal-Mart OR online at marked for phone or tablet and be sure it operates on the right frequency (AT&T and T-Mobile use different frequencies - which is why you have to use one or the other.) Once the SIM is in the device, change the APN and Network settings according to the included instructions and you'll be in business.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2014 9:46:14 AM PST
elke says:
There was no "included instructions" about APN and Network settings. Straightalk does not list the Fire Phone, only the tablets. Not sure what to do. Will try "other" from drop-down list.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2015 10:35:06 PM PST
I use it for my Samsung Galaxy.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2015 11:55:44 AM PST
congrats you are exactly right, good job

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2015 11:56:58 AM PST
you are right M. Oliver if it says att on it it will work on straighttalk locked or not

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 11:44:28 AM PDT
How can i make my straight talk phone a wifi hot spot for my kindle fire hd 7 for at the river .my straight talk phone has service at river

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 1:16:36 PM PDT
Dusty Rhodes says:
Bring your own tablet and enjoy everything Straight Talk has to offer:
Your choice of data plans
4G LTE† speeds
Nationwide coverage on America's largest,
most dependable networks
In order for your tablet to be activated with our SIM card, it must be an AT&T or T-Mobile compatible tablet, OR an unlocked GSM tablet operating in the 850 and 1900 MHz bands. To activate your service, you will need to purchase a Straight Talk SIM card and Data Service Plan. In order for your tablet's Internet and data services to work, you must update your APN (Access Point Name) settings, also called Data Settings. We provide instructions for this; however, please note that some services may not work with every device even after settings have been updated.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 7:40:57 PM PDT
Dawn Piche says:
Ok, I don't see an exact answer to my question on here, so here is my dilemma, I have an android tablet, which is also a phone, I have a
straight talk phone and plan. I don't need internet for the tablet, as I have wireless internet at home, I want to use my tablet as my phone, (along with my internet). Now, my phone has no sim card, but the "phablet", has 2 sim slots. Now, what I want to know, is, can I get sim
cards for this and transfer my phone info over to my tablet to be able to use it as my phone and is this going to violate any of ST's rules?
Thanks for any help!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2015 7:30:56 PM PDT
Kiki4kooky says:
I would love to do this also. Does a phablet work with ST without violating their TOS?

Posted on Oct 31, 2015 9:56:25 AM PDT
I think the only way to use your tablet as a phone is thru internet connection and then skype out. We recently used an Iphone 4 for straight talk and in getting a "sim" it was only a digital number, not a physical card.
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