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Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

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Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

The Samsung prepaid cell phone comes with Bluetooth technology for hands free operation. Browse the web, take pictures and send messages from this Samsung prepaid cell phone. The Samsung SGH-T401G has everything you need to stay connected on the go.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

Question

The minutes that you buy, can you buy then in advance and they still be good when you get your straight talk phone

I was woundering can you buy the 45 dollar card and hang on to it and it still be good when you get your phone maybe a couple of months later. How often do they chnage their products and phones
asked 4 years ago
By
cquick2271
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can Order online each month extra or get a card or more cards at walmart and add them to your reserve online. Of course you will have to create an account on straight Talks' website.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MrJCool30
 - Coshocton, OH
answer 2
The card is good until you activate it but why so early? wait until you are ready to use it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 3
The card says that it can be used up to one year from the date of purchase.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
nutsnbolts76
 - Louisa, KY
answer 4
If I can buy a card for six months, I guess YES.
answered 4 years ago
By
Mangaschgtnes
 - Modesto, CA
Question

Can this phone download the weather?

Can anyone suggest a straight talk phone that does if this one doesn't?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The samsung 401G will download the weather for your area
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Bertman1
 - Kansas City Missouri
answer 2
id buy the best and most expensive phone they carry. check online at straight talk for a better selection.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
rockfordlady
 - rockford illnois
answer 3
this cell will. I have one. it does most anything EXCEPT IT IS not a smart phone and can only do limited ...
Mine uses ATT - Houston, TX AREA:
HOWEVER:
go to youtube reviews to get your answer.
I picked the 401G because it had the best reviews. AND it IS the GREATEST pick for me.

Go to WalMArt.com and check your ZIP code to make sure which works in your AREA.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 4
You need a REAL smart phone for that kind of stuff.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
Question

How lon may I keep my original phone number after my initial activation?

I live and work in Afghanistan. I come back to the U.S. once every four months for a two week vacation.

When I'm on vacation and I activate my prepaid phone and receive my original number but only use it for two weeks, will I have that same number when I return on my vacation four months later?

This is very important. I do not want to change phone numbers every four months because I am not using the phone. Please reply as soon as possible. Thanks...TR
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
DevotedShopper51
 - Kabul, Afghanistan
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
i would purchase a card that last for 6 months at a time.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
rockfordlady
 - rockford illnois
answer 2
I asked straight talk this myself. they said it may be up to 30 days w/o active to try and get old number back. they might fight you on this. i tried and when my old service was done they didn't want to give me old number. so i said give me new number..well they had lots of customer service problems..and when they looked for my information for my acct they couldn't find it under new number but under old. Since i had changed everything to new i wanted them to give me the new one,they did. Facebook has a straight talk page where you have a discussion page. actual ST agents go there to answer questions.good luck.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 3
The manual states that you could lose the number as soon as your subscription expires.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
dragaxle
 - Washington State
answer 4
As long as you pay the bill the phone will be activated. Just set up to charge a credit card.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
Question

does the $30 card come with this phone?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
3mlee3
 - Louisiana
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can buy with or without...WMT and straighttalk.com offer several bargain packages.....
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 2
When I ordered my phone you had to pick if you wanted just the phone or the phone and card package. So depends what you order. Card was not a freebie.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 3
no, you have to purchase the phone card extra.
answered 4 years ago
By
MrsSG
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 4
Yes. You get 200 minutes INCLUDED. =) hope this helped!
answered 4 years ago
By
trufrend4lyfe
Question

What do i do if the screen on my phone is a plain white screen?

Everytime i turn it on it's just a white screen
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Shawtiiredd
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try taking the back cover off of your phone and removing the battery for a few seconds. Then reassemble it. If the problem keeps happening, go to Walmart and demand your money back.

I recommend buying Walmart's phone protection service. It's really cheap and protects your phone for a whole year no matter what you do to it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shortywcb
 - Idaho
answer 2
Call Straight Talk and ask for a replacement as long as it's less than 1 year old it will be under warranty.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MrJCool30
 - Coshocton, OH
answer 3
i had the same issue and i think i dropped one to many times. lol i went to straight talk tonight and bought the same phone refurbished for 32.88 total with a 30 day card. i wouldn't go new. an if you get a new phone go to straight talk.WALMART offers little to no selection .although they offer insurance.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
rockfordlady
 - rockford illnois
answer 4
Go to display options and choose wallpaper. pick which you like. or if you have pictures on the phone now, click on pic,choose set as then choose main wallpaper.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
Question

How is internet capability on this phone? And which is a better phone samsung t401g or samsung r355c?

asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Forget internet on these phones. Its lame with these. You need to get a REAL smart phone for that.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 2
I had the same question and did a lot of research - what I read said the T401g was better. That is what I bought and I am trilled with it. The only exception I can see is depends on what towers are more prevelent in your area - the T401g is on the GMS network ie AT&T and the r355c is on the CM?? network ie Verizon.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 3
the internet works just great
answered 4 years ago
By
Mangaschgtnes
 - Modesto, CA
answer 4
This phone loads the internet much faster and has the same resolution as the R355c. I returned my R355c because I was plagued with bad gateway and insufficient memory errors.
answered 4 years ago
By
zoomzoomz6
 - Davenport, FL
Question

Does this particular phone work on any Verizon towers or is it only T-Mobile?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
it only uses Verizon with the straight talk phones from Walmart.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 2
That phone does NOT work on Verizon towers because Verizon is CDMA (no sim card). That phone will work on ATT or T-Mobile towers depending on which sim card comes with it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 3
We recently found out that all phones with SIM cards come preloaded with either AT&T or T-Mobile. If you want a phone that uses Verizon towers, you will need to call their customer care and ask for a list of phones without SIM cards.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
happyhomeschoolers
 - Marysville, CA
answer 4
The phones that have a last letter G is for GSM ( like T401G ), phones that have a last letter C is for CDMA ( like R451C ).

AT&T, T-Mobile are GSM, Verizon, Virgin, and Sprint are CDMA.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
hamhock75
Question

does this phone work off the verizon tower?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
freefawn
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
they say it does, but from my own personal experience, it most certainly does not. I think it goes off tmobile and att, but I don't know if I believe that either.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shortywcb
 - Idaho
answer 2
If it has a SIM card (under the battery) then no. No SIM card then yes.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
R1mcc
answer 3
I believe that it depends on the sim card. this is my second phone and it works off at&t but my first one worked off verizon. Both work better than either of the name brand networks though. I get better service with this phone than I ever got with our verizon phones.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
sweetcharlotte
 - cassville, NY
answer 4
it is AT&T. I had a straight talk similar to this one until after a year and a half it had it.
I bought this one. The sales associate said it was now AT&T. I was skeptical but needed a phone. I got it.

I could not get a signal in or outside of my home. I got a signal two miles from my home.

I took it back. Without verizon in my area..it was worthless.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
MissTMarie
 - Alabama
Question

are the pictures & pictures texts blurry?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
lcdanana
 - Crouse, NC
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not blurry, but not great.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shortywcb
 - Idaho
answer 2
hold the phone still in a a well lite room. its not a regular camera remember k.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
rockfordlady
 - rockford illnois
answer 3
it depends on what you are taking a pic about and the lighting. mine are pretty clear and has night shot for darker areas.
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 4
pictures are very clear great quality and pictures taken are a bit larger than other cheaper (79.99) phone models
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
newmomieat36
 - Fall River, MA
Question

CAN YOU POST YOUR FACEBOOK STATUS

QUESTION WHEN EVERY I TRY TO POST MY STATUS ON FACEBOOK IT SAYS AN ERROR AND A PROBLEM HAS OCCURED. WHAT DO I DO
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
cquick2271
 - BENNETTSVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
For some reason i too have this problem from time to time when I try to update directly from my phone on facebook, however if you go to your facebook acct and activate your mobile you will recieve a number in which you can text your status updates, you can also recieve a facebook email address in order to 'text' your pictures to facebook as well!!!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
mommas4love
 - Michigan
answer 2
Get a real smart phone instead of the one you have.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 3
yes, u just have to go to face book and set up mobile facebook. then they will send u a number to txt.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
lannalou
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