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Made with a 3.5" touchscreen, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone gives you bright and clear web browsing and messaging. With access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone gives you endless ways to customize your phone. Plus, the 5MP camera and video recorder on the ZTE Straight Talk Phone allows you to capture all your special moments. With GPS capabilities, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone lets you know where you're going, no matter where you are. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor on this straight talk cell phone ensures a fast, intuitive response. With Straight Talk Cell Phones, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone is the choice for anyone who needs more than the basics of a cell phone.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

Can I use an unlocked t-mobile my touch (4G) phone with the Straight Talk plans ($45-50/month - unlimited talk, text, data plans)?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it states that right on Straight Talk's website, under the SIM card section.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
if you have an unlocked phone that uses a SIM card, you should be able to buy a SIM card from straight talk, it should work.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
Unlocked, with SIM Card, you should be able to, you will have to upate the APN info, look in the app store for APN Update ( Tweakker APN INTERNET MMS works great ) this will set the connection correctly.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 4
Yes, you can use your phone, and you will get 4G. The previous person said you would not. If you go to straighttalksim.com you will find this answer. But only if it is a real tmobile phone that had 4G to start with. att phones will work, but no 4G. Most people, probably 99% do not know that tmobile phones have a extra band(1700mhz) that att does not have, thats where they get the 4G from. Let me know how it works, I have a tmobile I am thinking about switching.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Ledguy
 - Columbia SC
answer 5
Yes, you can with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone program. All you will need to do is buy the proper sim card(unlocked or T Mobile).

You will not get 4G though through Straight Talk. You will be limited to 3G for your net services.

More information can be found at http://www.straighttalksim.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 6
Yo hsve to contact straighttalk to get a straighttalk compatible sim card. I suggest going to their site so you can get one specifically for your phone. They also have simcards for other carriers too. Also I believe that is a smartphone and any that need a data link will only work with the $45.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
chatrage
 - Spencer, Ma
Question

A Walmart associate told me this uses verizon towers???

Is this true? I need to know because verizon is the only carrier I can get a signal where my home is. Already had the precedent and it uses sprint towers and absolutely no signal in many places so I sold it. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indiana
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Walmart associate told us the same thing! We found out after the purchase & phone activated that it was AT & T.
answered 2 years ago
By
katieme
 - Indiana
answer 2
NO! This phone runs off of AT&T towers! On the box for the phone look on the bottom left hand corner. There it should say GSM-A, which means it runs off of the GSM network through AT&T. (AT&T usually has about the same coverage area as Verizon, but if for some reason your home isn't covered, just return it before the return period runs out.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 3
This Phone uses AT@T, most phones with a SIM card or GSM is going to use AT@T towers, the CDMA phones use Verizon ( non sim card) , straight talk phones currently use either Verizon, Sprint or ATT, You have to pay attention to which phone your looking at, best to go to the web site and enter your Zip code it will only show phones available in that area.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 4
Uses AT&T towers in my area. The phone I had before used Verizon Towers and was much better.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Alliecat456
 - Southern Ohio
answer 5
They told you wrong information. This phone uses AT&T.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can you listen to Pandora Radio on this phone?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - California
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can, I do it everyday, with Wifi and with the 3G connection.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
yes you can download Pandora app plus other radio apps.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 3
Hi Anonymous,

Yes, you can.

1. Go to the Icon the looks like a shopping bag or purse, and it says "play store" under it. Tap It

2. Let the page load, then tap the letters "apps".

3. Then tap the "Magnifyne Glass" Icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. (this will open a search bar).

4. Type in Pandora, tap the Pandora Icon, then download. ( you will need to remember your google email and password should you ever sign out, so you can get back in)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 4
Yes. I have I Heart Radio, though. But you can download any radio program in the Google Play store.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
answer 5
Yes! I listen all the time and it works great!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
 - TN
Question

Locking while using MP3

I ride a motorbike and want to not accidentally shut off or dial etc while it's in my backpack. So can I lock the screen while the MP3 is in use?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, just push the screen button on the top of the phone near the headphone jack. If you want a little more added security, you can set a custom lock on the phone. (Like connecting dots or entering in a pin#.) It's under security in the settings menu.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
Press the Power Button it should go black and still play music. You really shouldnt drive with Head Phones on while driving anything, espically on a motorbike. To many idiots out there to not pay attention. I believe that is against the law.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 4
yes you can all you have to do is hit the locking button on top of your phone and it locks the screen without shutting the mp3 player off :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 5
Yes you can. Just tap the power button to turn the screen off. The mp3 player will continue to play your music.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can I download and use different ringtones?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DiveCon316
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, a great app to do that with is called Zedge. You can even set the ringtone to different contacts right after downloading without leaving the app.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
You can and you can use your own from the SD card, use music from the SD card.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
yes you can. ive downloaded other ringtones but you can only use one ringtone for the whole phone.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 5
Of course you can. You can even make your own ringtones to use on this device. There are many free sites available to create them.

Here is a site that I have used in the past. http://makeownringtone.com/

Upload your music, set the sliders to what part of the song you want. After it makes the ringtone, you can then use your phone to download the ringtone, or download to your computer to transfer via usb cable.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

What network does this phone operate thru? Some associates say AT&T, some say Sprint, & some Tracfone

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RDiane
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi RDiane,

The Straight Talk ZTE Merit is a GSM (SIM CARD applies) network phone. The ZTE Merit runs strictly off of ATT's prepaid tower share usage contract.

Sprint is a CDMA (Non SIM card) network. So No the ZTE Merit can not run off of Sprint.

Tracfone is the Umbrella Branded Trademark.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
I'm located in the Eastern US and mine works off from AT&T.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 3
It runs on AT&T prepaid towers.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
butterfliqueen
 - Massachusetts
answer 4
AT&T
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Caramel0819
 - Springdale, AR
answer 5
It runs on AT&T towers.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Weetomah
 - Greenville, NH
Question

Does This Phone Have A CameraButton?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
YeaBuddy123
 - Penfield, NY
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a camera app and a camcorder app. You can put the widgets on your screen for fast access.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 2
Dear YeaBuddy123,

Yes, this phone has a camera. The camera "button" so to speak is the "Silver Circle w/a pinwheel" in it.

It is on the far bottom left of the "touch screen" after you are in the Camera Mode.

Find the photo you want to take...then "tap/touch push" the Circle mentioned above.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Nope, you have to unlock the phone, go to the screen where your camera button is located on the "desktop" of your phone then click the camera app, then you can take a picture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Bones1220
 - London, Kentucky
answer 4
The phone does not have a physical button built into it. When using the camera there is a virtual button to press on the screen of the camera app.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
KYbachelor
 - Columbia, KY
answer 5
If you are talking about a button on the phone itself for the camera shutter...then no it does not.

There is however a shutter button when the camera app when it is open that you can push on the screen to take a picture.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does this phone work on Verizon tower?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is on AT&T Towers
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
WandaLoo63
 - Corunna, MI
answer 2
No, it uses AT&T towers.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
TheChuck321
 - New Castle, PA
answer 3
The in-store card that the phone is displayed in says it is a GMA phone.... this is essentially a ATT network phone; however, the Straight Talk site doesn't seem to make this point clear....WHY? Is it so difficult to share this with potential customers? I've spent days looking on-line for a Verizon android and it's so vague!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
RDST
 - Lower Lake, CA
answer 4
No, it's At&t
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
eah2601
answer 5
The G at the end of the model number means it uses AT&T towers. A "C" at the end would mean it uses Verizon towers.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
TxGal77
 - Near Austin, Texas
Question

Does this phone's camera also have a flash?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No camera Flash, 5mb camera, works well outside in the day time, in the house low light not so goo, but there are apps to help that.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
no it doesn't unfortunately
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 3
No
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 4
No, this phone does not have a flash for the camera.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does it have photo id when someone calls so when you there picture will show?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
MarceyM
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can add photos to contacts.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Hi MarceyM,

Yes, there is a couple way to do this:

If you already have a contact in your "Contact List"::

1. Select the contact you would like to add the "photo".

2. On the bottom left you will see and icon of a "Person w/a Pencil". Tap/Touch it. (this will take you to the "Edit Contact" page.

3. Tap/Touch the Empty Square Box above the Name of the Contact.

4. This will open up the "Contact Icon" window. You can "take a photo" from there or "Select Photo From Gallery"

5. After selecting photo hit "Save" or "take a photo", then hit "Ok", then hit "Save".

6. Hit "Done".
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Yes this phone supports that. You will need to set a picture in each contact you want a photo ID to show.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 4
Yes it does. You can also set different ringtones for different contacts.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
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