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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

Does this phone have a front and back camera?

It kind of looks like it does but i'm not sure. If not what are the two little things in the top left corner like by the earpiece?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Chevy5
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone only has a camera on the back. It would have been great to have one on the front though.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 2
No it does not have (facetime). It only has a camera on the back. Those to little things are for the notification lights.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Caramel0819
 - Springdale, AR
Question

Has anyone used this internationally?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Smyles
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
1 answer
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answer 1
This phone uses AT&T GSM SIM Card, Global System for Mobile Communications. You should be able to go to Europe and purchase a sim card use it. I dont know it the international time works or not?

I have not personally tried this. But that is what GSM is suppose to do.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
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Does this phone come with a time card?

Many of the StraightTalk phones come with a $30 or $45 time card. does this one, or must I get a card separately?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
morieta
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
You need to buy a $45 unlimited plan.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
lbalk
answer 2
At this time you will have to purchase the airtime card separately from the phone.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

I amd trying to set up my new phone and I can't get past the screen that has a lock picture plus it turns off really fast! Help!

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
As soon as you hit the button at the top to see the screen, put your thumb on the lock and slide quickly to the right. The phone will unlock and you can change the speed at which it displays.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
DeeB72
 - Goose Creek, SC
answer 2
Put your finger on the lock and slide it towards the middle of the screen. Your screen saver is set to go on like 30 seconds, you can change that in your settings.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
Question

Does this phone require a data plan to surf the internet and/or use apps?

Is the $50 Unlimited Plan all I need to buy for everything to work?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
The $50.00 unlimited plan is all you need. It offers unlimited calling, text, and web.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 2
ST has three plans, this one will run on the $45 (unlimited talk, text and mobile web) or the $60 (unlimited nationwide and international talk, text and mobile web) You should always use a WIFI connection to stream or do big/a lot of downloads to avoid overusing data.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
butterfliqueen
 - Massachusetts
Question

can you speak to text with this phone?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
buddy2323
 - Mentor, Oh.
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Dear buddy2323,

Yes, you can do "Speech to Text".

1. Go to the person you wish to text.

2. Tap/Touch in the "open bar", where you would type text.

3. After the "Cursor" starts blinking or is in the Texting area, Tap/Touch the "Microphone" Icon on the bottom left of the Android Keyboard.

4. It will say "Record/Speak". Speak what you wish to text. (it will take a few seconds to translate what you have said).

5. Proof what is on the screen to be sent, as it doesnt always pick up the correct word.

6. If a word or two are "wrong"....touch the wrong word, this will bring up a "pointed box cursor"( you can move the "pointed box cursor" that comes up to the wrong word(s) and "backspace" to clear them.)

7. You can then type the correct word or re- speak it(by Tap/Touching the "mircophone" icon again.)

**You can set up "Speech Recognition" to your voice, and if certain Cuss, bad/dirty words are used, the app will not translate them(you will get the "**" symbol. This has to be "unchecked" in settings to allow total free uncensored "Speech to Text".
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes you can
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mtc1098
 - MN
answer 3
This phone supports the speech to text feature. Very convenient when using the Google search.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

Does the camera have a zoom.

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Pinestump
 - Toledo,Ohio
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 2
This camera does have zoom feature.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
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Does it have a place to cnnect head phones If so what size do you need?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Dear anonymous,

Yes, The previous post are correct.

This is an addition....this will also work with the Native Union Retro Pop Handset, 3.5mm plug, for those that do not like Ear Pieces or Buds.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes, at the top of the phone. Regular 3.5 headphones. Ex. iPod touch headphones work.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 3
You can connect headphones to this phone. I believe it has a standard jack that is found on most devices.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

Does Netlix work on this phone where you can watch movies? Has there been problems with this phone like freezing up and stuff?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RachelGurl
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Not sure about Netflix cause I don't have a account. As far as freezing up this phone works brilliantly. No issues at all. Check it out and if you don't like it which I'm sure you'll love it. You can always return it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 2
Netflix is not pre-installed but you can download it to this phone.
It works better according to which provides a stronger signal, wi-fi or cell signal.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

swype?

Does this phone have swype option on it?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Dear Anonymous,

Yes, this phone does have "Swype" on the XT9 Texting Keyboard. It is technically called XT9 Tracing.

To switch to Swype:

1. Go to the person you wish to text, then Tap/Touch the "typing text bar"(this is where the blinking cursor is).

2. Tap/Touch the "Cirlce Icon Key"(Input Options Key) located beside the "?123" key on the bottom left of the Android Keyboard.(this will open up the "Input Options" window. Tap/Touch the words "Select Input Method".

Tap/Touch the words "XT9 Text Input" .

3. You are now ready to "Swype" Text. As you move your finger from key to key you will see a colored line(blue) that follows your finger while "Swyping. (it does have some difficulty with long words. So at the top it will give you words to scroll(left and right) to choose from.)

To return to your Android Keyboard:

1. Tap/Touch and hold your finger in the "Typing Text Bar", this will open the "Edit Text" window.

2. Tap/Touch "Input Method". Then Tap/Touch "Android Keyboard".

3. You are now back to the Android Keyboard and Speech to Text, and out of Swype Mode.

**The Swype is ok, but you will probably need to make a correction here and there on some words**
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes it does
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mtc1098
answer 3
It is not pre-installed on this phone but you can download a free app that enables this function
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
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