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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

does phone work with at&t

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
al
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone uses att towers
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
answer 2
This phone uses ATT towers.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
souptothebone
Question

what better phone optima or ztg

asked 2 years, 2 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 1 year, 11 months 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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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, 1 month 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, 2 months ago
By
WandaLoo63
 - Corunna, MI
answer 3
The phone will only work with the $45 unlimited or $60 international plans.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
TheChuck321
Question

swype?

Does this phone have swype option on it?
asked 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes it does
answered 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

Does this phone have fm fradio?

asked 2 years ago
By
nyc1499
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No, although you can download apps for the radio stations that you would like to listen to. Most larger stations broadcast on via the internet as well. That's how you'd be able to listen via an app.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
The stock ROM does not come wtih FM Radio, thou there are apps for that.
You can try FM Radio by Sutton Shin. it failed to load on my device. you can also try Spirit FM Radio Unlocked it cost $9.99 ..
answered 2 years ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
No it does not. You can always download Pandora or another music type app.
answered 2 years ago
By
Jarryed
Question

is this phone verizon service or at&t

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
T
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
I disagree. The phone featured on THIS page, the Z990G, will use AT&T. It is a GSM phone and will NOT use Verizon.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Verizon which is partnered with tracphone and verizon
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
tank316usa
answer 3
At & T
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
ccjozefick
Question

I Purchased the ZTE Android Yesterday I love it but I have a question is there anyway of fixing it to notify you that you have missed calls or vm

I have found out how to find notifactions but my nokia e 5 would always alert me...Thanks in advance
asked 2 years ago
By
MarceyM
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Not sure why yours isn't already doing that. Mine does automatically. Try contacting Straight Talk customer service by dialing 611 from your handset, or contact your local Wal-Mart's Electronics department.
answered 2 years ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 2
Dear MarceyM,

There are several way to find this. There is no need to do or fix anything on the phone.... :-)

The easiest way to see a "Missed Call" or that you have "VM", a text and/or updates is to look in the upper left top corner of the Touch Screen. (there will be icons up there showing all of this)

2. Tap/Touch the "Top" Center of the touch screen and drag your finger downward. (this will pull open a "pull down screen") This screen shows all of your missed calls, VM's, new texts and any updates that are needed/wanted.
answered 2 years ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
Question

How do I download an image?

I searched google images and found something to download for a wallpaper. How do I go about saving the image?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
katieme
 - Indiana
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
when you are on the image you want touch the screen until save image comes up then hit save .
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
xxpepsilovrxx
 - somewhere michigan
answer 2
You can point the phone browser to that same image or you could save it to your computer, then transfer it using the usb data cable.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

is the phone verivon towers

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mcwp
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
No, it uses AT&T Towers.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Tech990
 - Cambridge, OH
answer 2
No.

This is a GSM AT&T phone. Verizon is mostly CDMA still.

CMDA and GSM technologies are not compatible with each other.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does it have a speaker-for handsfree?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RonT
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Barboursville
answer 2
Yes it does. This is a standard feature on nearly all smartphones.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Jarryed
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