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    Default Best way to do this?

    Hey yall!
    I think I have finally fallen into the "APPLE" world. A couple months back I bought and Ipad and was amazed at how well it did everyday tasks. I loved it.
    I had to sell it because of some unexpected events.
    I want to come back though. lol

    I just sold my nexus 4 and want to get an Iphone 5. I plan to use the device on Straight Talk. My current provider with the Nexus 4.

    Straight talk now sells the Iphone 5 for $649.99.
    Can I buy a used one (AT&T model) and use it on ST? How do I "unlock" an iphone? Just jailbreak it or do I have to get a code?

    And finally, does anyone know if the ST Iphone 5 is branded "Straight Talk". Ive spent a lot of $$$ on phones, but never $700!!! lol

    Thanks guys!!!
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    No way it's branded... You should be able to buy a used AT&T iPhone and use it on ST. Personally I would make sure it's been unlocked first though.
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    after some searching its about the same price to buy new
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    iPhone's don't come branded.

    You can unlock the iPhone 5 in the way many of us have done over the last several months via eBay auctions, i used this one...

    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    iPhone's don't come branded.

    You can unlock the iPhone 5 in the way many of us have done over the last several months via eBay auctions, i used this one...

    +1 for unlock_fusion

    They unlocked my 5 too.
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by haxrnick View Post
    +1 for unlock_fusion

    They unlocked my 5 too.
    but i should be able to do it for free...
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    I'm not 100% sure of this but I believe if you get a Straight Talk SIM using AT&T you can use an AT&T locked phone. You should research before buying a phone based on this though...
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    Default Re: Best way to do this?

    I recommend jailbreaking it. You can always restore it to factory settings should you need an Apple store to service it.

    offers different downloadable firmwares (also for different iDevices)
    If you need any assistance, contact them. They'll help you.

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