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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 4 years, 2 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 4 years 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 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 3
No. Each text message would have the same tone.
answered 4 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 4 years, 2 months ago
By
tommeboi
 - Pennsylvania
Question

charger end?

is the charger end for this phone a mini usb like blackberry? ive been trying to find out but cant find an answer anywhere online i have a turbocellcharger that i use for tavel but i cant find the model listed so im trying to see if any other charger adapters from other models will work
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
BullyLove
 - wisconsin
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes the power cord is a mini USB connector. See attached picture.
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answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 2
Yes, I had a Blackberry prior to this phone and I have used the same car charger with both.
answered 4 years ago
By
ras1966
 - Southern USA
answer 3
It is a mini usb (like a camera) with an adapter for charging from an electric outlet. FYI, I ordered an additional charger online with a car charger and case and data cable for less than $11 on ebay! Got to love it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
CandidReviewer
 - Lawrenceville, GA
answer 4
It resembles a usb but it is much flatter that a mini usb.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
princesspeach9680
 - Salisbury, North Carolina
Question

is this a good phone for my kid that is 10

asked 4 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Pretty complicated for that age, and minutes go fast if the browser is used unless you're on the unlimited plan.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
jennibrian
 - ohio
answer 2
it's great for a 10 year old.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
LoveStraightTalk
 - california
answer 3
Yes. Phone is inexpensive plan is cheap. With the unlimited plan, they can't go over. And if they are like my kids and lose their phone privileges at any time, I do not have to pay any fees. :)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
dsuh
 - Gilbert, MN
Question

By web acess,what exeactly,does that include ?

asked 4 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 4 years, 7 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 4 years, 8 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 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
Question

I have 1 year left on my Verizon contract, can I still transfer my number to a new phone & service?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Sulphur, La.
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes i did and i got a bill from verizion for the pro-rated cancelation fee. oh well i still saved money.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
LoveStraightTalk
 - california
answer 2
You can transfer your number to Straight Talk phone at any time as long is your service for Verizon is still active. When you transfer your number to Straight Talk phone, you automatically close your Verizon account.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
tanraelo
 - Carterville, MO
answer 3
Once you transfer your number, your existing phone has no service. With no service and a year to go on your contract, you will probably have to pay Verizon their fee for breaking the contract.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
By
earringman
 - Birmingham, AL
Question

What does prepaid mean regarding the Samsung cell phone? Can I use the number I have/had with verizon

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Remly
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Prepaid means that you pay your monthly charge in advance. With Straight talk, you get unlimited calling, text, and web for only $45 per month, great deal if you use your cell phone a lot, or you can get 1000 mins + 1000 texts + 30MB web for $30 per month, great if you are on a tighter budget or have a home phone. Yes, you can"port" your number from Verizon if it is still an active number during initial set-up.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
LEVESTERSMOM
 - Conyers, GA
answer 2
It means there is no contract! And yes, you can import your verizon number (if you are talking about straight talk) as I did just a couple of days ago......just don't let your service lapse or you will lose your number is what I was told by the ST CS.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Bamabutterfly
 - Franklin, GA
answer 3
"R355C" is a Straight Talk Samsung phone that can be used with either the $30 or $45 Straight Talk plans. This prepaid product is paid every 30 days and you will either renew (buy another 30 days) or it will stop working. There are no roaming fees. The phone works 'nationwide' and you can add International too. If you buy the $45 plan it's nationwide unlimited calling (inbound/outbound) anytime minutes, texting, and mobile web. If you buy the $30 plan you get 1000/1000/30mb of calls/text/mobilweb usage. You can't 'go over' those limits with the $30 plan, it'll just stop working once you reach the max's. Example if you used all your allotments in 25 days instead of 30 days you would need to buy another 30 day plan to keep your phone active. At any point that you do not keep your phone active you will lose your telephone # (there is a 3 day grace though).

And yes you may transfer (port) your active phone number to a Straight Talk phone, an option during activation.

All fo the above is how it works. I was with $print 8years and in 2009 transferred my number to STraight Talk. The process took 15 minutes, some say it takes an hour.

If Verizon is strong in your area this mode "R355C" is great, I can personally say. Very solid phone and rarely drops a call, love the MP3 player, picture messages, Bluetooth (has some limitations) takes and makes calls from my Jeeps receiver. I actually have two of these phones, one is a backup and I use it as a spare battery charger :) Lots of accessories are available on Ebay too.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
Question

use existing home number

Please confirm that I can use my existing home phone number for this phone and then have my home phone line disconnected.....
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
As long as your number is portable and leave the home phone on and active until port is complete.
answered 4 years ago
By
ras1966
 - Southern USA
answer 2
You don't have to have your home phone disconnected as it will instantly terminate when you go thru Straight Talk activation process, as you choose the transfer option to port your phone.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
answer 3
yes you can use your number you want to or you can get a new number.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
tapdiggy
 - Augusta
Question

Does

Does the Samsung R355C come with vibrate alert for in-coming calls and/or text messages ?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
mightybeast
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
JMorse
 - Central Florida
answer 2
Yes it does both
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
JustSayinnnn
 - Central Illinois
answer 3
Yes.

It works two ways. You can silence the volume and turn on vibrate. Or you can have the audible and vibrate together.

It does not let you assign 'vibrate' as an individual alert. It's either on or off.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - NC
Question

Mapquest.com ?

Will it access MAPQUEST.COM and how easy is it to get "directions' and view them? I've read alot of comments about poor Internet access.
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Internet access is touchy and limited to what they give you options for.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
jennibrian
 - ohio
answer 2
your can go to mapquest it will take forever to load and getting directions would be a night mare probable better to buy a nwer staright talk model for that. I changed to Samsung 810 it is wonderful but had to find.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
LoveStraightTalk
 - california
answer 3
i don't know about poor internet access, its not like wired high speed but is fast enough, it will do directions easy enough, i found google maps to be the easiest to use with a phone.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
doingitfree
 - elephant butte new mexico
Question

Can contacts be store on the microsd card? How do I do it?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Raleigh, NC
on Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can transfer contacts using a freeware program called BitPim and a Bluetooth dongle for your computer (if you need one). Use the program to save your contacts from your old phone and then sent them to your new phone.

You MUST have a CDMA phone for this to work with BitPim. GSM phones (with SIM cards) will NOT work with BitPim.

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1640585-Is-there-ANY-contact-management-software-apps-for-R355C
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
AaronsTrain
 - NC
answer 2
I called the customer service, and they said that this phone can't do it...
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Zimkhitha
 - Troy, AL
answer 3
So, I can't find any way to save contacts to the microsdhc card. From the phone I can easily exchange photos, mp3s, and ringtones. I bought a cable and using the 'PC Connection' feature I can make file transfers from the microsdhc still inside the phone (no need to remove the microsdhc) to my computer. Bottom line, you can move all the other files but not contacts!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
 - Raleigh, NC
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