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.
Part 1Obtaining an Unlock Code
1Contact 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.
2The 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.
3Unlock codes are typically 10 to 15 digits in length, and you will need to have this code handy to unlock your phone.
Part 2Unlocking Your Phone
1Contact the carrier you want to switch to for a new SIM card.
2Shut down your phone as you normally would.
3Depending 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).
4Insert the SIM card from your new carrier into the slot.
5Instead 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.
6Use 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.