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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

Does this phone use Verizon towers?

I was going to go with one of the Best Buy plans because people complain about Straight Talk's service and how you may be without a phone for months after you ship it to Mexico. The guy at Best Buy said he wouldn't recommend his plans because they use Sprint and Verizon is about the only choice in my area.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Inneedofdroid
 - Galion, Oh
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight talk works. You have to know what phone works in your area. Sprint is smallest network. Att verizon T-Mobile each have one or more phones on straight talk. You need to ask friends and family what works for them. Then buy that carrier on straight talk
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
Yes, the Proclaim uses Verizon towers. From all I have heard and read--you don't want Sprint towers. Verizon towers are far superior.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BLL53
 - Decatur IN
answer 3
I AM QUITE SURE i AM ON A VERIZON TOWER. WALL MART TOLD ME VERIZON AND I BELIEVE ITS TRUE. IT COULD NOT POSSIBLY BE SPRINT.

I HAVE HAD TWO STRAIGHTTALK PHONES AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM AT ALL.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
SUPERGADGETGIRL
 - Albemarle, nc
answer 4
Verizon Towers in my area.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
liztoni
 - Gillette, WY
answer 5
I only got this phone because it used the Verizion towers. when I dile 1-2-3, I am connected to a recording: Welcome to Verision Wireless, your call can not be completed etc.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
NevFawn
 - Nevada
answer 6
YES!!!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
GreensboroNana
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 7
yes this phone runs on verizon towers
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
likepinkonarose
 - WV
Question

what is a activation card? Is this a airtime card?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
1stsmartphone
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Activation card has numbers used to activate your phone the service card pays for the dialtone so to speak.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
THIS PHONE REQUIRES A $45 STRAIGHTTALK PREPAID CARD. YOU USE THIS CARD TO ACTIVATE THE PHONE. iT WILL NOT WORK WITH ANYTHING LESS. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR AUTOMATIC REFILLING WHICH WILL DEBIT YOUR ACCOUNT $45 PER MONTH AND SAVE YOU THE HASSLE.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
SUPERGADGETGIRL
 - Albemarle, nc
answer 3
You have to buy the straight talk airtime card to use this or you can buy the airtime with a credit/debit online when you activate the phone. For this phone its required that you buy the $45.00 unlimited plan. Which is the best deal for a smartphone plan in my area.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
liztoni
 - Gillette, WY
answer 4
I think they are one and the same. If you do not have an airtime card of $30 or $45 the phone can not be activated unless you have auto refill on your present phone.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
NevFawn
 - Nevada
answer 5
No. The Activation card is what comes in the box with the new phone.. The Card has the serial number of the phone on it with instructions.. It has to be scanned first, of course, at the register when you buy it. You just install the battery, snap on the back cover..start charging your phone then call Straight Talk to activate. You will still need to purchase a Straight Talk Card before calling to activate.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
GreensboroNana
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 6
the activation card gives you the info you need to activate this phone. NO ITS NOT AIRTIME. I get my airtime off of ST's website with the auto-refill. Never have to go buy a card that way.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
likepinkonarose
 - WV
answer 7
No it is not a airtime card. An activation card gives you the phones serial number that allows you to get the phone activated for the first time without having to find it on the phone or in the phone.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Sandria20
Question

where can i get a case for this phone

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
From WirelessEmporium.com Just bought a case thru them because I couldn't find any on the verizon site. They have quite a few choices!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
NueMama
 - Upper New England
answer 2
On ebay
answered 2 years ago
By
parpar
 - Denver, nc
answer 3
Just look for a phone case that uses SAMSUNG ILLUSION. It's the same phone and is identical in design. I bought a BODY GLOVE BRAND that was for the illusion and it works great.
answered 2 years ago
By
gmee123
 - indiana
answer 4
amazon.com... I bought mine there and although they don't have a huge selection, I'm sure you'll be able to find one. They also have screen covers.
answered 2 years ago
By
ohioliving
 - Van Wert, Ohio
answer 5
eBay
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
fudly
 - Midwest
answer 6
Use google. The illusion is the verizon name. Proclaim is the straight talk name. Look up illusion you get better results
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 7
go to Amazon and you can find a ton of cases
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
prepset24
 - Michigan
Question

How do I go about keeping my old cell phone number?

Do I cancel my old cell phone service before transferring the number to my new straight talk phone?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
pinkellyfunt
 - Springfield, Mo
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Do not cancel. Transfer to straight talk first then when your new phone works go close out the old carrier account.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
Your phone has to be out of contract and inservice when you port your number. It will automatically cancel your service with your old provider.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
liztoni
 - Gillette, WY
answer 3
When changing phones or phone companys I just call my new phone company and ask them to transfer my phone number to the new phone. If I am changing companys my old phone must still be active or the new company can not transfer the phone number. As soon as the phone number is transfered to the new phone the old phone goes dead. The same goes if you are changing phones to a newer phone in your present company. Just transfer the phone number to the new phone and the old one goes dead. I have done business with 3 companys and it was the same with all three companys, to transfer my old phone number to the new phone. Also make sure you cancel your service with the old company even if your told you don't have to & write down the date and time or chance paying a full month of service on your old company. Hope this helps you.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
NevFawn
 - Nevada
answer 4
I was exchanging another phone to upgrade to this..and Walmart..called Straight Talk at the register and had my Straight Talk balance transferred(so I didn't lose any of my first mo. service..and I requested to transfer my old cell from Verizon to this new phone..it took a little time, but within 2hrs. my new phone and same ole' cell number were working great! Just b sure to print out, copy or download any contracts you have...I just transferred the SD micro chip!!! When you 1st call to set up your Straight Talk on your new phone..the prompts will ask if you want to transfer your number.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
GreensboroNana
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 5
No dont cancel your old number. The only way you can transfer your old number is from a working cell phone.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
agr8nana
 - Oh
answer 6
No. Do not cancel your old service. Go to www.straighttalk.com and you can transfer your number there. This website completely takes care of everything you need it to do. They end your current service and move your number to the new phone. When you get to the st website click on Activate/Reactivate and it will give you 3 options. The 1 you'll want is Activate my Straight Talk phone with a number transferred from another company.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
likepinkonarose
 - WV
answer 7
No, transfer the number first, then your old carrier will automatically close your account because there is no longer a number associated with that account.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CJROBIN
Question

No access outside zipcode except via wifi

I'm reading & hearing with this phone there in no web access outside your activation zipcode unless you connect via wifi. Anyone finding this to be true? This is the deal breaker on whether I fork out this kind of $ for this phone or not.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
The short answer is yes it works outside your area. I use it and I am all over. The odd thing is their customer service people are parrots and they don't have good info. I hear all kinds of stuff. Did I mention I pay $45 a month and my phone works. So who cares.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
I spend my entire day outside of my home zip code. I have data coverage all day. I listen to iheartradio while driving and only in the boonies boonies does it occasionally hiccup (though it doesn't dop, just sometimes pauses a second or two while it switches from one distant tower to another).
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
T0nyNder
 - Glen Allen, VA
answer 3
This is false. I live in IN and had web access in Washington and Michigan this past month while traveling.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
bugzie24
 - Indiana
answer 4
this is a proposterous thing...i travel allaround ohio outside my zip code and have data all over.. proposterous not that ur asking but whoever told u this
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dustyman042004
 - marion, ohio
answer 5
not true
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
livinindawoodsminnesota
 - northcentral MN
answer 6
I bought my phone at 80303 (Boulder, CO). Bought it mainly because it is on Verizon. Took it to remote rural NE Iowa, zip code 50641. On a farm, real boonies, and with 3g was able to surf the web, get e-mail, dowload files and apps, take pix and send direct to Facebook...so, I've read that claim elsewhere and it's simply not true. This is a great advancement for pre-paid Android. Also, got lost looking for another farm 2 hours south of Des Moines. GPS worked flawless while car was moving, as did 3g, so was lost no more!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
daninboulder
 - colorado
Question

Straight Talk website coverage map different for Android

According to the map, Android phones have very little coverage compared to other phones with coverage including the majority of the U.S.. Is the Android coverage really that bad?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Whoadammit
 - Savannah
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight talk maps are not accurate. This phone uses verizon. If verizon has great coverage where you live then the proclaim will too. The android maps show the awful sprint network. Thank goodness for the proclaim.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
The Android map only shows ATT or SPRINT Android phones. This phone runs off Verizon towers which is new to Straight Talk. It has the same range as all other Verizon phones. I have great coverage with mine and I've traveled from Indiana to Washington and Michigan and never had trouble.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
bugzie24
 - Indiana
answer 3
No... don't think so.. I only know I haven't found that to be true at all.. This phone is on the Verizon Network...I have great coverage...even when I'm not home under my Internet.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
GreensboroNana
 - Greensboro, NC
answer 4
It uses Verizon's network, which is different than what ST site shows. Go to Net10 and you will see the actual Verizon coverage map next to the picture of the phone
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
daninboulder
 - colorado
answer 5
yes that is the android coverage for all android phones (excluding the zte merit which is att prepaid and the proclaim which is verizon prepaid coverage. all the other android services are sprint naive network and are the same as the virgin and boost coverage. Net10 also carries the proclaim which is android prepaid verizon coverage...st and net10 are all tracfone owned companies
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dustyman042004
 - marion, ohio
answer 6
Look up Verizon prepaid coverage for the true map.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
JoanMN
 - Minnesota
Question

Does the phone have wi-fi calling?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
phoenixtoohot
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Okay, I'll try Skype ... I'm not trying to avoid being charged for minutes, but both my homes have poor cellular reception and wi-fi calling would solve my problem, but only if I can call any number without them having to have some wi-fi app installed.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Phoenixtoohot
answer 2
Google Voice...and use that in conjunction with Groove IP or Sipdroid. That should allow you to call any number without it adding to the amount you use with Straight Talk.

Google Voice on it's own will show as minutes used to Straight Talk, hence why you need one of two apps listed above.

Another option, although this one costs $3 per month is to use Skype. You will then be able to call any number. Of course, Skype to Skype calls are free.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
The magic jack app i suggested does not require others to have the app .. i used it for about 2 weeks before activating my phone .. it worked great and i made a lot of free wifi calls to land lines and cell phones.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
kywallyworld
answer 4
I checked those apps ... they all require the caller and the callee to have the specific app installed. It doesn't appear that any of the apps in Play Store offer true wifi calling to anyone .... at least I could not find one.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Phoenixtoohot
answer 5
not by default but there are many free apps that do this, i use the magic jack app sometimes and it works great.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
kywallyworld
answer 6
By default no, but you can use it with WiFi calling by download any number of WiFi calling apps on Google Play.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

What kind of protective case do I need?

I was looking for a plastic case, skin protector and car charger for this phone, but I couldn't find anything suitable locally at stores. I found it online, but it says Samsung Galaxy Proclaim 720C SCH-S720C ,but the phone manual says Samsung Galaxy Proclaim SCH-S720C. Thanks
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Highland Park,NJ
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Look for Samsung Illusion model cases, etc., that's the same thing as the Proclaim.
answered 2 years ago
By
ducksthrudoorways
 - Boston, MA
answer 2
Look up illusion the verizon name. Walmart has the micro USB chargers. Google will help with the rest
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 3
Its the same thing.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
liztoni
 - Gillette, WY
answer 4
I went on Amazon and just typed in Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim. I found my case and a screen protector for really cheap.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
mimi2591
answer 5
There are plenty of cases available for the Proclaim on E-Bay. The Proclaim is also the same phone as the Verison Illusion but just like the Proclaim, the cases have not made it tot he store shelves.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
JohnATtheFALLS
 - Adirondack Mountains
answer 6
you have basically answered the question yourself the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim 720C SCH-S720C is the case you need. I found them on ebay
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dantheparman
Question

When buying a Galaxy Proclaim ?

Can I buy this phone in different town and get local number in my town. Also will the phone only use Verizon towers.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
davshell
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Someone above said that the Precedent is TMobile--actually the Precedent is Sprint. The Proclaim is Verizon. And yes, you CAN port a Landline (someone above said you usually can't)--I ported my Landline to Straight Talk in 2 days (good time for a Landline, they take longer. But worth the wait for the number iIve had for 34 years!)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
BLL53
 - Decatur IN
answer 2
Yes, activate in your town buy where you can find it. Make sure verizon works where you live.

Only verizon towers so make sure you got them
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 3
You can purchase the phone where ever you want to. You have to activate it online I believe. Walmart won't activate it for you. I purchased mine online and had it within 3 days. Yes, this phone works on Verizon towers.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
bugzie24
 - Indiana
answer 4
If you talk to the StraightTalk people when you register the phone, I am sure that you could get a local number. The phone ONLY uses Verizon towers.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
LazyLadythatExercises
 - Kentucky
answer 5
Sometimes, an old cell number can be transferred, but usually not a land-line.

Verizon towers seems to be the usual, but I assume any tower may be used, when roaming, regarding ST agreements.

It works great; don't hesitate; you won't regret it. I've had Blackberry, etc., and this is the best.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
TechNeeds
 - va
answer 6
When you activate it, provide them with the zip code to your Home Town and they will assign a related number. The Proclaim runs on Verizon Towers with the similar Precedent running on T-Mobile.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Shastaski
 - Northern California
Question

Can you keep my same number from a previous carrier?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Chief
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes... Porting is simple it took less than an hour for my number to go to the new phone. Time depends on ur current carrier. Mine was Verizon
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
PvtBailey
answer 2
YES, that is no problem.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Maryam55
answer 3
When I activated my two new phones, we were able to keep our previous number. However, according the Straight Talk, this all depends on your previous carrier. Transfer took about 10 minutes per phone when I activated them. Very easy transfer in my opinion and could not be happier.

However, keep in mind that a carrier may not allow a transfer or be able to transfer a previous number for various reasons.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
VintageRifle
answer 4
Yes, you can if you wanted to. Your current number must be an active number. Here are the steps to take.

1) Call your current provider and get your account and pin numbers. This includes Net10 and Tracfone services. These are required to port your number to Straight Talk.
2) Activate this phone on the Straight Talk website. Click Activate, then transfer number. Put the dot in Activate my Straight Talk Service with a number from another company. Be sure to use the exact same account information(name, address, etc).
3) You will need a service card for activation. This can be done at activation. This phone will only use the $45 Unlimited or the $60 International Unlimited.
4) After all activation steps have been completed you will usually have a full functioning phone within an hour or two 99% of the time
5) Enjoy your new Samsung Galaxy Proclaim
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 5
yes, I ported my number over from verizon, I've use straighttalk for 2 years now. very happy, but certain phone use different service provides
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
parkcrcle
answer 6
Yes you previous phone has to be active when you transfer and you will need to call previous provider and get your password and pin its required by straight talk when you port your number.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kywallyworld
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