How to Unlock Android Straight Talk Phone


This wikiHow teaches you how to contact Straight Talk for a code that lets your Android phone be used on another carrier's network. As of March 2017, Straight Talk has very strict conditions for unlocking its phones.[1]

Part 1
Obtaining an Unlock Code

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Contact the customer service department at 1-877-430-CELL (2355) between 8:00 am and 11:45 pm, 7 days a week. If you did not buy your phone through Straight Talk, it is likely unlocked already, and no code is needed.

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The representative will verify that your phone and account meet all the necessary conditions to be unlocked. Straight Talk's unlock policy is available . Only GSM phones that use SIM cards can be unlocked. Other types of phones, like CDMA units, cannot generally be used with other carriers.

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Unlock codes are typically 10 to 15 digits in length, and you will need to have this code handy to unlock your phone.

Part 2
Unlocking Your Phone

Unlocking Your Phone on How to Unlock Android Straight Talk Phone

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Contact the carrier you want to switch to for a new SIM card.

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Shut down your phone as you normally would.

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Depending on which Android model you're using, the SIM card will be in a slot on the side of the case or under the back cover (sometimes under the battery).

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Insert the SIM card from your new carrier into the slot.

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Instead of your normal home screen, you'll get a notification that your phone needs to be unlocked before it can use the installed SIM card.

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Use the keypad to type in the code you got from the Straight Talk representative. Press UNLOCK. You'll see a confirmation message confirming that the code has been accepted. Now you can use your Android phone with your new carrier.