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

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, 11 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, 8 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, 8 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 5
T401g at&t or t-moble, T401c Verizon
answered 3 years, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
fabmom1990
 - Redding, CA
Question

What is the difference in a GSM phone and a CDMA phone?

wondering about the two phones for straight talk that have full qwerty text key pad
asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM. Verizon, Sprint, and Virgin use CDMA. The choice of phone determines the carrier.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 2
GSM will be on the AT&T network and the CDMA will be on the Verizon network. I got the T401g on GSM network - no problems I LOVE IT!!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 3
they are two different networks. At&t uses GSM...and I think Sprint is the CDMA. You cannot use a cdma service on a GSM phone or vice versa.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
milkcartin
 - Bmore, MD
answer 4
the GSM phone uses AT&T and T-Mobile network. the CDMA uses Verizon. Where I live, the GSM gives me better service (I am in a rural area).
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Colville, Washington
answer 5
GSM phones use a SIM card and are used with AT&T. CDMA phones are with Sprint and Verizon and the IMEI is tied to the phone.
answered 4 years ago
By
zoomzoomz6
 - Davenport, FL
answer 6
GSM is the networking that ATT and Tmobile use, CDMA is the one Verizon Sprint and US Cellular use. Foriegn countries mostly use GSM because that way they can travel, buy a different phone, and just put there sim card in it and it will work. The tracfone rep where i work said that GSM is the network they are going to be switching to permanently and apparently you will get better reception that way as well.
answered 4 years ago
By
BluButterfly0812
 - Wisconsin
answer 7
Okay, I've read a few articles on this difference and got this conclusion:

They are virtually the exact same thing. There's really no difference, but preference. However, I believe CDMA network phones are more foreign friendly (making calls when overseas). While GSM network allows users to make calls in very rural areas.

Apparently, with GSM your chances of obtaining a signal while in a rural area of a lot better as apposed to being on a CDMA network. Both have advantages and disadvantages from what I've read and understood.
answered 4 years ago
By
Pikuni2010
Question

What is the diffeerence between CDMA and GMS? It important to me? Does this phone have a calendar? Does it have GPS/E911?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
CDMA is Verizon GMS is AT&T

T401g is AT&T T401c is Verizon

It has a Calendar
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
CDMA - Verizon, Sprint, nTelos, others

GSM - AT&T, T-Mobile, others

IDEN - Nextel

If AT&T has better service in your area, get a Straigt Talk phone ending with a G. If Verizon gets a better signal in your area, get a Straight Talk phone ending with a C.

This phone does have a calendar. Id does have GPS/E911, but you can't install any additional GPS apps onto it.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
nutsnbolts76
 - Louisa, KY
answer 3
CDMA and GMS are similar services. As far as Straight talk IF you purchase a phone like the Samsung T401g it will be on the GMS network and most likely use the AT&T Network. If you buy a phone that model ends in a "C" it will be on the CDMA network and most likely use Verizon. No GPS function in the Samsung T401g
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 4
It has no GPS. GMS works for AT&T and TMobile, CDMA-for Verizon n Sprint. So if Verizone is ok for your area, just buy C451, but T401G is newer works great for At&T area. YOU CAN NOT USE THIS PHONE FOR AT&T or T-Mobile, because the chip is locked for Stalk only.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Mangaschgtnes
 - Modesto, CA
answer 5
Google your first question. That's what I did. Yes, it has and calendar. No GPS, it does have interest and it's slow.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
jones036
answer 6
CDMA and GSM are two different types of Cellular service technologies. It is really only important to you if you have coverage in your area with one, and not the other. Verizon, Sprint, MetroPCS, Boost, Virgin Mobile, and Altell use CDMA. T-mobile and AT&T use GSM.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Lowery02
 - Ashtabula, Ohio
Question

does this phone use a sim card?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
brstie
 - MEDFORD< NEW JERRSEY
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the 401 has a SIM card. It will come preloaded with either AT&T or T-Mobile. You don't get to pick. The only phones that run on Verizon are the ones without SIM cards. You can find out which ones are which by calling the customer care people at Straight Talk.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
happyhomeschoolers
 - Marysville, CA
answer 2
Yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
hamhock75
answer 3
Yes, this phone comes with a sim card. The T401G runs on AT&T service. The 401C runs on Verizon and does not have a SIM card.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Ilikewmt
 - Grapevine, TX
answer 4
Yes, all of straight talk's phone ending with a G work on the GSM network such as AT&T and do have a sim card. The phone that end with a C work on CDMA and don't have a sim card.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
nutsnbolts76
 - Louisa, KY
answer 5
Yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
TheBigOh
 - PA
answer 6
no sims card
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 7
No there is no SIM card but it will take a Micro Memory card - for pictures, sounds etc
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
FrugelShopper55
 - Brick, NJ
answer 8
yes, i put my att sim in it and it works fine.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
milkcartin
 - Bmore, MD
Question

Does it have a place for a memory card

Hello i was wondering if anyone could tell me if it has a place for the memory card?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Kelsey123
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does have a MicroSD slot.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
ReviewerAnne
answer 2
Yes there is on lower left side uses a micro sd card
answered 3 years ago
By
mike0291
 - Clewiston, Fl
answer 3
Yes memory card slot is on lower left side of phone.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Bigredtankguy
 - Harrisburg, PA
Question

Does this cell phone (Samsung SGH-T401G ST) have video captivity?

I want to take videos of my dog doing funny things.
asked 3 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can take video clips with this phone. You can also add sound clips to photos.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
ReviewerAnne
answer 2
Yes it does when you open the camera there is a camera button you press and cange it into a video mode
answered 3 years ago
By
mike0291
 - Clewiston, Fl
Question

People that have this phone, does it have a QWERTY keyboard?

It doesn't mention it in the details but on thhe picture it says that id does.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
the phone has a qwerty keyboard that works well in fact
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Bertman1
 - Kansas City Missouri
answer 2
Yes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
magentawave
 - Del Mar, California
answer 3
Yes it does. Slides open to reveal qwerty key board.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
niwroc
answer 4
YES
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
KATEEW
 - INDIANA
Question

does this phone work off the verizon tower?

asked 3 years, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
MissTMarie
 - Alabama
Question

Does the Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone have a sim card?

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Athrmn
on Straight Talk Samsung SGH-T401G ST Mobile Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
mine did, but i bought it from inside the store at walmart and not online.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
shortywcb
 - Idaho
answer 2
Yes it has a SIM. The one I bought in GA used a T-Mobile SIM, some may use an AT & T SIM
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
R1mcc
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, 8 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, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
hamhock75
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