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Straight Talk Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

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

mY PHONE SAYS MEMORY FULL, HOWEVER SD CARD IS EMPTY. HOW DO I MOVE MEMORY FROM PHONE TO SD CARD

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
TOM
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most apps cannot be moved to the SD card. You should move your pictures, videos, or music. That should leave you room for your apps. The best thing to do is to delete unneeded apps. I hope this was helpful. To put pictures on the SD card when you take them there should be an option when you push save to save to either system memory or SD card. Choose SD card.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
helpfulhanny
answer 2
Be aware of what straight talk customer service tried to tell you . . . Almost all apps can NOT be moved. There is a serious problem with the phone and straight talk is unable to correct. And, according to my phone calls, they really DO NOT PLAN TO FIX.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Schlueter723
answer 3
You can't unfortunantly. You get 512 mb internal memory and that's it. You can try to download Move2SD and try that and uninstall automatic updates to free up some memory other than that the this is a con to this phone.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
NanasBabies
answer 4
You have to go to settings, manage applications, and then click on the application you want to move. There will be an option to move to sd card HTH!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
jheld
Question

how is the battery.

im hopeing to buy this phone. but i need two now about the battery. is it good
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
bartstar
 - Hazleton PA
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The battery is depending on how many apps you have running, how long the screen is lit up, it is fine for me, it is not the life of say my old razor phone, but this does more. some apps are energy intense. killing a few select apps helps prolong the battery.
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Hi bartstar,

Yes, this battery is very decent. But to keep it that way here is how to properly start out:

1. When you or if you buy it....if there is any charge to it, let it Run Out "Completely". (Do not charge it with a charge in it, as the battery will not retain its memory capacity)

2. Once it is "Completely" dead, insert the charger end into the phone first.

3. Then connect the other end into an AC outlet(not an extension cord, if you can help it), as this is "less" likely to heat the phone up and especially if you have a Case on it. (If you have a Silicon/Gelly like case on it, "Remove It" before charging.

4** Every time you go to charge your phone make sure it is dead or in the low red charge zone, so your battery will retain its memory.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Battery life is pretty good. Just add a battery saver from Play Store. And you're good to go.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 4
We took an 18 hour road trip and I literally messed with my phone the whole time because it was new :) The battery is typical for an android. It will last a couple days if you don't do much with it but if you are on it all day you will need to recharge half way through.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
 - TN
Question

Does this phone's camera also have a flash?

asked 2 years, 1 month 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 ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
no it doesn't unfortunately
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 3
No
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 4
No, this phone does not have a flash for the camera.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 2 years, 1 month 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 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
answer 4
Yes it does. You can also set different ringtones for different contacts.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

which one is better.. merit or proclaim? I am new to the whole "smart phones"...

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
After researching the true specs, I have determined the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with internal 1gb
At $179 to be the best deal with straight . the LG Optimus Black at $329.00 with Internal 2 GB storage (1 GB user-available), 512 MB RAM is the best phone, but expensive. The LG Optimus Zip with 150mb internal memory is not so good.
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
The Samsung Proclaim is the better phone. Unless you live in an area with terrible Verizon coverage.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
zigatron
answer 3
It depends on your location and which provider has better coverage for you. If you have good coverage with AT&T, then I would go with the Merit. If you have good service with Verizon then go with the Proclaim which they run off. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 4
That is going to depend on which service is more reliable in your area.

The Galaxy Proclaim uses Verizon. The Proclaim also has a faster processor, more internal storage, camera not as good pixel wise.

The ZTE Merit uses AT&T.

Talk to your friends and find out what network they use and which they prefer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

How do you add minutes to the ZTE Merit?

I transfered from a different Straight Talk phone so my minutes were automatically carried over. While playing with the phone, I realized I don't have anywhere to see my service end date or add minutes option like my old flip phone.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tracylynn12
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
How do you add minutes to the ZTE Merit?
refill your Service with a credit or debit card at StraightTalk.com, by calling 1-877-430-Cell (2355), or by buying a Straight Talk Service Card
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Dial 611 from your handset, or go to straighttalk.com
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 3
yes they get transfered over if you go to there website it will show you
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
kevinvt1
 - Granville NY
answer 4
Register on the Straight Talk website (Straighttalk.com) and you can sign into your account any time and check minutes, add minutes, enroll in their program that automatically charges your credit card provided and adds minutes when you run out or your service end date.,
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
nicknametaken12345
Question

what better phone optima or ztg

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
realfrankie
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
an over looked spec that is very important. Internal Memory.

After researching the true specs, I have determined the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with internal 1gb
memoryat $179 to be the best deal with straight .
The internal memory of the Merit ZTE is 200MB

the LG Optimus Black at $329.00 with Internal 2 GB storage (1 GB user-available), 512 MB RAM is the best phone, but expensive.
The LG Optimus Zip with 150mb internal memory is not so good.
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
I had the LG Optima Q that works off Sprint and it was horrible. I could not surf the web or watch you tube videos. I just got the ZTE and it is so much better. It works off ATT and guess it just depends what area you are in. I must say the both phones are pretty much the same quality wise so I would go with the cheaper one.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Caramel0819
 - Springdale, AR
answer 3
The ZTE is AT&T. The LG Optimus Q and Optimus Black run off of the Sprint pre-paid Network. The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim runs off of Verizon's network.

That being said I had the Optimus Q and it was a great phone, but the Sprint signal where I moved to was horrible so I bought the ZTE and have been quite pleased with it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TheChuck321
 - New Castle, PA
Question

different plans

Does this phone work on the 45.00 a month plan like you advertise. You advertise 45.00 monthly plan and according to the description of this phoner it only takes the 30.00 or 50.00 plan, which is it 30.00, 45.00 or 50.00 and what do I get for these plans. I have purchased the ZTe-z990g
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This card will cost you $45.00. I think many say $50.00 because of the associated sales tax. You get 30 days with this card. Unlimited talk, text, web.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 2
This phone only works with the 45.00 plan. You will need to buy the service card with the phone, or use your credit card when talking with a representative on the phone. The 45.00 plan is the everything unlimited plan.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
WandaLoo63
 - Corunna, MI
answer 3
The phone will only work with the $45 unlimited or $60 international plans.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
TheChuck321
Question

Can I use a samsung memory card in this phone?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Korena29
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Micro SD card are just Micro SD cards, should work, you might have to format the card for the device.
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
you can use any micro sd card up to 36 or 38 gb
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 3
Yes, you can, as long as it is a micro SD card. Manufacturer doesn't matter.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

how do i find the screen protectors and cases for this phone??

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
dudley1313
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
amazon.com
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
You should try going to CellPhoneAccents.com, they have cell phone protecter cases that are cute and not overpriced. You can order online or by phone! (Number is on website)
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
YeaBuddy123
 - Penfield, NY
answer 3
Ebay, Amazon, and the like. You can then search for cases, screen protectors using either ZTE Merit or AT&T Avail. You should find plenty of results.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
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