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Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

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Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone

Question

Does this phone come with charger?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it comes with a wall charger.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 2
An AC charger but no car charger
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 3
AC Charger only
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
Yes.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 5
Yes, this phone came with a wall charger.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 6
yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
milkcartin
 - Bmore, MD
answer 7
Yes the phone comes with a charger. Every mobile phone that you purchase at any retail store would sell you a charger with the phone and other acceseries that comes with the package.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
26kkb
Question

Can I keep my Alltel number

I am an Alltel customer for several years and wondered about keeping my number if I buy the phone in the local Wal-Mart? I do business on my phone and would be very beneficial not to have to change numbers. This may determine if I switch to Straigt Talk or not.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
2muffy2
 - USA
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can transfer your existing number over. Just call ST's customer service number and tell them you want to do that.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 2
I bought the phone in a local Walmart and ported my AT&T cell number to it online. It took about ten minutes before the phone started to work with my old number.

How long it takes depends on if the transfer is between different carriers or is the same carrier.

My Straight Talk service is via AT&T and my old number was AT&T too so it was fast.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 3
You can port your old number but call straight talk to verify.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 4
http://www.facebook.com/StraightTalkSupport

this is Straight Talk support online throught facebook - they should be able to help.

I was able to port my number from Verizon in about 2hrs - without any issues.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 5
Yes, I had nextel and switched my old phone # to my new and awesome straight talk phone. I would not have switched if I was unable to keep my #. Inside the new phone package it has detailed instructions on how to transfer your old # to your new phone. You can do it by phone or through the straight talk website. VERY EASY!!!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
MrsSG
 - Atlanta, GA
answer 6
This information is provided on the Straight Talk website FAQ's:

Can I transfer my current phone number to a Straight Talk phone?
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.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Addicted2Ebay
Question

how do I power down / turn off my phone.

when I did the first charge on battery it was not completely dead and now it only holds a charge for a few hrs talk time.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
WITH cell on:
1. Plug charger.
2. plug into cell.
3. Hold END (red button) down till it turns off. Tap button until screen states CHARGING. After you see charging cell off;
4. WAIT UNTIL FULLY CHARGE COMES ON!
5 unplug charger from wall FIRST,
then unplug cell.
6. ready to turn on. Should last a few days UNLESS you use web a lot, it will drain in 10 hrs.
So get a car charger or take urs home one with you =)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 2
Either take the phone back to Walmart and get a new one (if its within 30 days) or you can buy super cheap batteries and other cell phone accessories off of eBay for almost nothing.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
Question

how does the straight talk samsung T401G compare to the straight talk LG620G?

which straight talk phone is the most popular?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - portland,oregon
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 2
T401G has faster internet n has video recorder, but can not play the videos on your computer and after emailing, can not open or play, the computer has no driver for that also...
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Mangaschgtnes
 - Modesto, CA
Question

HELP: Need Straight Talk phone that uses T-Mobile towers!

I just moved and my Straight Talk Samsung R451C phone (which runs on Verizon) does not work at all. I've been told by neighbors that TMobile is the only carrier that works here. So I bought a new Straight Talk T401G because someone at Straight Talk customer service said it would work with an ATT or a TMobile sim card. The problem is that the Samsung T401G I bought came with an ATT sim card.

So here are my questions...

1) Can I put a Straight Talk TMobile sim card into a Samsung T401G phone...even though it was activated with an ATT sim card (and I want to keep my existing phone number)?

2) IF I can put a TMobile sim card in it, how can I get a Straight Talk TMobile sim card for this phone? ST's customer service won't send me one.

3) The bottom line is that I need a Straight Talk phone that operates using TMobile towers. Does anyone know which Straight Talk GSM phones use TMobile sim cards? Can I tell that from the box BEFORE I buy the phone...or is it a roll of the dice whether it comes with an ATT sim card or a TMobile sim card?

4) IF I can find a Straight Talk phone that uses a TMobile sim card, can I transfer my existing number over using the sim card that came with the phone, or does Straight Talk need to ship me a new TMobile sim card programmed for my phone number?

Thanks very much.

Steve
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Del Mar, California
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
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.
MINE uses ATT. Houston TX. AREA.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 2
the answer is NO i tryed. But it uses att tmobile n verizon's antennas.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Mangaschgtnes
 - Modesto, CA
Question

about the phone and the card included?

i would like to know if i order this phone if the card will arrive seperately or a special pin or something has to be used with the phone in order to redeem the included first month. i have a little brother i am giving my old 220c phone for his birthday and wanna upgrade but the service will expire before i can get this in the mail. i was hoping i can just transfer my number to the new phone and use the INCLUDED 30 dollar card for my old phone once the service is switched? is this possible? also, i use the unlimited plan thats why i am asking
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
crunchman775
 - middle of nowhere
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
S.T. will not transfer PPD cards. Once it is bought for one cell that's it. I found out the hard way. NO refunds or transfers. :(
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 2
Good luck with transferring numbers and plans. I had just bought a new phone and tried to transfer everything to my new phone, which had just been deducted the day before I received my new phone. After 4 phone calls totaling about 6 hours, I finally had to break down and buy a new plan for my new phone and let the old one expire, unused at that!! Asked for a refund and they said NO!!!!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
RDS1976
 - Richardson, TX
answer 3
I think thats fine. You dont register the card to any number when you purchase it. I think they only look to make sure that card was purchased and not duplicated. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
lmitche1
 - Mpls, MN
Question

How do I find out which phones work on Verizon towers and which ones work on T-Mobile?

I bought one and I love the phone, but it doesn't work where I need it to. I called and the customer service person said that it only works on T-Mobile towers, said that each phone varies.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
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, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 2
GSM phones have a sim card and the only ST phones that use Verizon are their CDMA phones (no sim card).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 3
We recently experienced the same problem! The customer care rep told us that all phones with SIM cards come preloaded with the ability to run off either AT&T or T-Mobile. The problem is you won't know if you got an AT&T phone or a T-Mobile phone until you activate it. We did learn that the only phones that run on Verizon towers are the ones without SIM cards. If you call customer care, they can give you a list of phones with/without SIM cards.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
happyhomeschoolers
 - Marysville, CA
answer 4
Phones that end in G like T401G work on GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile.

Phones that end in C like R451C work on CDMA carriers like Verizon, Sprint, and Virgin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 5
T401g at&t or t-moble, T401c Verizon
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 6
I was told if the phone has a SIM card it works off of AT & T. If there is no SIM card, it works off of Verizon. We have 2 phones, and one has a SIM card, the other doesn't. We have found this to be true.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
fabmom1990
 - Redding, CA
Question

Hard faceplates/covers

Anyone know were I can get the hard covers or faceplates to fit this phone. I have looked on ebay but dont see any for this phone
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
heather6289
 - Ashtabula, OH
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Cellularfaceplatewholesale on Ebay has lots of faceplates for many styles. they don't have specifically for your model, but my R451c is almost exact to yours and they have several designs for that one. good luck.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 2
try ebay
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
skategirl20
 - Chicago
Question

which phones are powered by verizon?

asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
every straight talk phone through the website or Walmart are using Verizon 3rd party connections.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 2
401G ST depends on the area you are in.
It's gsm black and
uses AT&T in most area's.
HOWEVER,
go online to WalMArt and check your ZIP code to make sure.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cellsell
 - TX
answer 3
ALL the CDMA phones. I think I recall you can tell at their website which are CDMA and which are GSM (with a sim card). If not, just call their customer service and they can tell you.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
Question

are you able to send and recieve picture txt msg's

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
xXdabXx
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
easy one. YES
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
annette1971tx
 - NC
answer 2
YES
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 4
YES
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
KATEEW
 - INDIANA
answer 5
Yes but when you semd them it is very slow.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
lannalou
answer 6
yes.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
BT86
 - Vassar, MI
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