How Do I Transfer My Straight Talk Service From One Phone To Another Phone

How Do I Transfer My Straight Talk Service from One Phone to Another Phone

We, the customers, are happy to get new phones and services at an affordable cost. Straight Talk is such a company that provides us with prepaid wireless services. Actually, it is an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator). It has partnerships with TracFone and Walmart. Straight Talk supports both GSM & CDMA devices and shares networks of AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.

We can purchase data plans, services, etc., from Straight Talk at any time. Often we need to upgrade our phones or transfer our valuable phone data from one phone to another. The question is, can we do the same with Straight Talk? Or, Does Straight Talk allow us to transfer service from one phone to another?

The answer is yes. By meeting some criteria, Straight Talk gives us the flexibility to transfer service from one phone to another effortlessly.

Transfer My Straight Talk Service From One Phone to Another Phone

If your phone is damaged or broken, or you want to upgrade to a newer phone, or just like to keep your existing phone but want to change its network, the right place to do so is to come to Straight Talk.

There are three ways to do so:

  1. By transferring the SIM Card from old phone to new phone
  2. Transferring the service online with the help of Straight Talk’s website
  3. Using software.

1. If you like to transfer your mobile details by SIM card, you have to fulfill some criteria, which are:

  1. Your old phone and new phone’s SIM card slot must be similar or the same sized so that you can insert the SIM into your new phone easily.
  2. Your new phone must be compatible with your old phone’s network. If you want to transfer the SIM that belongs to AT&T, then your new phone has to support the AT&T network.
  3. You can transfer contact package details by just inserting SIM into the new mobile. But if you have a prepaid data plan: “Basic” (purchased at $30), you will be unable to transfer. You have to purchase a new prepaid data plan to work with the new phone. You have to use your old phone’s data, package, etc, but you can’t change it. All your package details will be transferred to your new phone automatically by inserting the SIM.

Direct SIM Transfer is a temporary process. If you want to transfer your phone details permanently, then you can do it manually on Straight Talk’s Website.

You can do the direct SIM Transfer using four simple steps:

  1. You need just to turn off both mobile phones.
  2. From your old phone, just open the SIM slot. Then remove the SIM
  3. Then open the SIM slot of your new phone and just insert the SIM into it.
  4. Finally, you have to turn on the new phone, and thus the process is all done.

If you are unable to transfer via direct SIM card change methods, you have to follow these steps.

2. Transferring the service online with the help of Straight Talk’s website

If you are to transfer your phone data, contacts, etc., from one phone to another, you ca do it by following Straight Talk’s website also.

  • Step 1: At first, you have to open a new account at Straight Talk website: straighttalk.com.
  • Step 2: Then you have to log in and click on ‘Activate’. As your current device is pre-activated in the website, it shows your device as activated device.
  • Step 3: At this stage, you have to select “Keep your own phone” option.
  • Step 4: Now, you have two choices,
    • Get a new number.
    • Keep your phone number.

If you want to get totally new number, choose option 1. If you like to keep your existing number, choose option 2.

  • Step 5: Now, you have to enter the phone number that you have (new) or that you want to keep (existing).
  • Step 6: Enter SIM card number. You have to enter SIM card number to enable system to associate the number with the SIM card.
  • Step 7: You can find SIM card number by accessing: Settings> About Phone> SIM Card Status> ICCID (Android).

For iPhone you have to follow: Settings> General> About Phone> ICCID. (Here, ICCID is SIM Card Number).

  • Step 8: Now you have to enter your credentials.
  • Step 9: Now check the SIM Card number again. Be sure it is ok.
  • Step 10: Give a nick name to your new device. (It is optional)
  • Step 11: Now press ‘Submit’ button. After that, your new or existing phone number and service balance are both transferred to your new phone.

If the above two processes are failed for any reason, you can take advantage of software to transfer your service to a new phone.

3. Transferring the Straight Talk’s service Using software

To do so, please follow these steps:

A simple phone transfer tool “A peak soft phone transfer” can be used with this software you can transfer phone number, contacts, music, photos, videos, messages etc. from one phone to another.

The steps are very simple:

  • Step 1: First this is that you have to download and then install the A peak soft in your computer. Then you have to launch the program.
  • Step 2: Your old phone (source) should be connected to new (Target) one with USB Cable. After connecting the phones, the Apeak soft will automatically detect the phones.
  • Step 3: Now, you have to choose the source and Target Device. If you unconsciously choose Source and Target device wrongly, you can switch to the right device using the blue switch button.
  • Step 4: Select Straight Talk phone number and then press the start to copy button. Wait some time to finish the process.

If the above transfer process are failed, it is wise to contact Straight Talk’s customer support team. They help you to transfer your account.

Frequently Ask Questions

After transferring my service to a new phone, I can call and send messages from my new phone, but I can’t use the internet. What should I do?

You have to set Straight Talk APN settings newly. Most of the cases, this solution works great.

How much does Straight Talk charge to unlock phones?

If you use Straight Talk service for at least 1 year, they do not charge any money to unlock phones. But taking their service for less than 1 year, they charge is up to $300 according to the duration you use their service.

How long does Straight Talk take to unlock the phone?

They are cordial to give you service as early as possible. It takes 1 to 2 hours normally and a maximum of 48 hours to unlock your phone.

What is the price of SIM Card Kit at Walmart and Straight Talk?

The SIM Kit costs $0.99 at Walmart and Straight Talk.

Can I transfer my basic ($30) plan to my new phone?

Sorry, you can’t. You have to purchase a new prepaid service to use on your new phone.

Final Verdict

After all these discussions, we conclude that migrating to a new phone, new carrier, from an old phone to a new phone, etc., with Straight Talk, is not a complicated one at all.

If you can meet all requirements, you can perform it effortlessly. Straight Talk customer service is ready to deliver any help if you fail. We humbly hope that this tutorial will be helpful to you and that it can fulfill your requirements prior to your need.

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