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Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone

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Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone

The Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Cell Phone with a QWERTY keypad is all that youll need in a phone without entering into a contract with a service provider. The QWERTY keyboard cell phone provides ease of use, as the entire keypad can be used to text and type messages in a familiar format. The large 2.2-inch TFT LCD screen is big enough to make reading text messages and browsing easy, and watching the screen a pleasure. The phone is also Bluetooth enabled, which is useful for transferring data from your computer or pairing up with a Bluetooth hands-free unit. The phone has a phonebook capacity of up to 100 entries, and the microSD card slot can be used to store images and music. This phone includes a built in MP3 player. This prepaid cell phone offers up to 5.5 hours of talk time and a standby time f up to 16 days. The phone also has a VGA camera for capturing events.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone

Question

Can you set different ringtones and txt msg tones for EACH contact?

I like to be able to set different txt msg tones for each contact in my phone. Is this possible on this phone?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
KTJAY34
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can. Pull up your contacts and highlight the contact you want to add a ringtone to then select "edit" on the left hand side. Scroll down until the ringtone is highlighted and choose "Set" on the left side. You can then choose from the ringtones you have saved. Make sure you save the update before you close the contact info.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
tammydiz
 - Mobile, AL
answer 2
Yes.

To clarify, for calls you can designate a ringtone for EACH CONTACT. Text message tones can not be customized, are whatever sound you set for Text messages.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 3
No. Each text message would have the same tone.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
cherrygirl205
 - Alabama
answer 4
You can assign a different ringtone for each contact if you want...Very easy, simply go into edit contact and scroll to ringtone and there ya have it. Text messages you cant....
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
tommeboi
 - Pennsylvania
Question

With this kind of phone, can you just add minutes with a card or do you have to sign up on a monthly plan?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
georgie1259
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
You have to purchase either the $45 unlimited card or sign up for auto payments which deduct from a CC or debit card.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
MyBoysCallMeDaddy
 - Warsaw, IN
answer 2
No contract or monthly plan. I usually add my minutes online the day before it's up, no need to go to the store and buy the card. Also they have options online to buy in 3, 6 or 12 month increments.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Dazed767
 - Orlando, FL
answer 3
No Monthly Plan
You just buy the minutes card and refill when needed. I have had this phone for 11months now and I love it!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
rockmom918
 - Oklahoma
answer 4
The Straight Talk plan is good for a 30 day period. I set up my account so it automatically drafts from my credit card. There has been no problem with billing or running out of minutes to date.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
bigal1954
 - Lowell, AR
Question

does this phone have video capability?

and can you send and receive pictures/videos via text messaging on it. thanks!
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cindylincoln
 - Marietta, Ohio
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
LoveStraightTalk
 - california
answer 2
You can send and receive pictures, but no video. All video is disabled on this phone.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
katie29lvh
 - Fortuna, CA
answer 3
No video, pictures only
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
PackagedChaos
 - Waverly, TN
Question

What are the actual dimensions of the phone?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1/2 inches
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MissKitty78
 - Maysville, Ga
answer 2
Dimensions: 4.42 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches (112 x 61 x 12.7 mm)
Weight: 3.36 oz (103 g)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
answer 3
2 3/8" W, 4 3/8" L, 1/2" thick
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
FloridaTruck
Question

Is this phone unlocked? I have a sim card from UK and wondered whether it will work with this phone? Thanks

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
not unlocked and no sim cards.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
LoveStraightTalk
 - california
answer 2
Straight Talk phones do not have sim card switcheroo. Cut's back on theft I'm told.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
answer 3
No it is not. It does not use SIM cards, so that would not work with this phone.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
katie29lvh
 - Fortuna, CA
Question

By web acess,what exeactly,does that include ?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
kathryntruelink
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Yahoo, Facebook, Weather Channel, Gmail, CNN, Walmart,MSN, Wikipedia, Answers, Super Pages, Google, Ebay, Amazon, AOL, Twitter, My Space, Hotmail.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jennibrian
 - ohio
answer 2
I read Straight Talk Terms Of Service and found streaming audio and using the phone as an internet connection for other devices is not part of "Mobile Web Access".

You are pmeritted to access the internet with 'native' apps, those provided with the Straight Talk phone (no matter which model you chose). It's not like a Blackberry, not a a comparable phone at all. You can do the most basic browsing and use webmail.

You'll pay much higher for streaming access, $90 to $120 month, from one of the big cell service providers.

This is why Straight Talk appears to compete but not really. 'Unlimited Mobile Web Access" is not the same as "Unlimited data usage".
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
answer 3
Web access is just like it is from other providers, like Sprint & ATT. The only problem I've had is at banking sites and other sites don't look so great. If you're using it for CNN or Yahoo, GMAIL, etc. it's adquate. I've not found a way to instant message though. If you go with the $30 "All you need plan" you max out at 30mb. That's not alot if you're on it 2 or 3 hours a day. If you just check the weather, email, Mapquest, on and off quickly 30MB is plenty. The $45 unlimited plan is just as described, unlimited data transfer.

Compare plans and options at:
http://www.straighttalk.com/ServicePlans
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
Question

Can you use your current Sprint cell number?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
memeevelyn
 - panama city
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say yes absoulutly, but you need to check with Straight Talk to see if you are able to port the number over. If you broke your contract and owe money to the service provider its mostly likely you cannot port it.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
sneekywaffle27
 - Mesa, AZ
answer 2
yes bill must be current
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
CaptianMoroni
 - Zanesville, Ohio
answer 3
Yes.

See more info at:
http://www.straighttalk.com/FAQ

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Q. Can I transfer my current phone number to a Straight Talk phone?

A. Yes, you may transfer your telephone number from another company to Straight Talk. To port in your existing telephone number to your Straight Talk phone, the number you are porting must be active with your current service provider.

You need to request Straight Talk to port in your number, Straight Talk will process your request in your behalf. In order to request the transfer and initiate the activation process please go to www.straighttalk.com/Activate,and select the radio button option "Activate my phone with a number transferred from another company."

The transferring of your number to a new Straight Talk might take a few hours; however, if there are any delays from your current wireless carrier, the transfer process could take up to 7 days and in the case of landline numbers, transfers may take up to 30 days.

Your new Straight Talk will be ready to complete activation when your old phone stops working.
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
Question

Can I go to the calander and set up alert for appointments and reminders

asked 3 years ago
By
ljo6
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. Go to CALENDAR(key below the "M" key) >> hit "Add" and scroll through to input info.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
LEVESTERSMOM
 - Conyers, GA
answer 2
Yes.

R355C's calendar is very basic. You can pick one date and/or a date range. If you select a date range (like a wakeup call every day at 8am) you can only pick one time and one 'alert' (notifies your minutes, hours, days, ahead of the Appointment). The alert tone is not changeable either, one little jingle sound no matter what.
answered 3 years ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 3
Yes, I have done that and had the alarm go off during appointments!
answered 3 years ago
By
4walking
 - Gainesville, Florida
Question

does this phone use a sim card

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
sidatone
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
no. This phone works off the CDMA network. Sim cards are for GSM phones.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
cherrygirl205
 - Alabama
answer 2
No SIM card. Sorry. The LG900 does.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
jaykcusa
 - pineville,La.
answer 3
No sim card for this phone. In the part number R355C, C stands for CDMA or mainly verizon. If the part number ends with a G, then it is on the GSM system, like att or t-mobile, then it would have a sim card.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Ledguy
 - Columbia SC
Question

ltrading straight talk phones with husband.

My husband has the Samsung R355c and I have the Samsung T404g. (One has the sim card and one does not.) How difficult would it be for us to trade phones while keeping our own numbers. We have had Straight Talk accounts for over a year. I've read MANY horror stories about the CS with ST so I'm hoping I don't have to go that route!
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Msbadkitty13
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Msbadkitty13, in addition to my previous post, look for 'prepaid refurbished' and you can find phones that are FREE, only need to activate a plan and that TRANSFERS when you activate your current phones. Really, it can be done easily it seems.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 2
Msbadkitty, buy two cheapo Straight Talk phones and port each of your current phones to them. Wait a few days, then selectively port the new phones to the phone you want each number to go to. It's an extra cost by buying the phones but under no circumstances would I ask Straight Talk Customer Service to help with switching your phones. They aren't really solid when it comes to fixing a mistake when they make them. If they lose either of your numbers you can't get them back. So treat this as an upgrade, porting, then re-porting. It's very straightforward.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 3
Oh boy. This could get a bit tricky. Yes, you would have to talk to ST customer service about this and it could end up being a nightmare. The Sam 404 (with sim card) would probably need to have another SIM card (CS will probably send it to you) in order to change the phone number. The Sam 355 (no sim) may be able to have another phone number assigned to it, but again, you will have to deal with customer service. In fact, I think anyway you slice it, you'll have to talk with CS to see what they can do specifically because you want to keep the 2 phone numbers and switch them to the different phones you already have with a phone number already assigned to it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
prepaidpro
 - usa
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