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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

ZTE Merit lists $50/30day card. Internet shows it should be $45/30 day card & at&t.

Everywhere on the internet, this phone is listed this as Walmart's first straight Talk android phone that uses AT&T. It states the phone is $129.00 and can only be used with the $45/30 day plan or the $65/30 day international plan. I wanted to purchase this phone but not if it is not through AT&T and is $5.00 more per card.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Ellstar
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
45
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
txshopping
 - texas
answer 2
After taxes the card comes close to $50, but yes, it works on AT&T towers. My wife goes through AT&T and I had the Optimus Q that goes through Sprint. We have the same amount of signal strength everywhere we go. I pay less but she gets 4G speeds, so it's a trade off.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
TheChuck321
 - New Castle, PA
answer 3
It is $45/30 day plan or $60/30 day international plan
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Phoneman21
Question

Does this phone take a sim card?

Does it come with it or do you have to buy one, or does it not take one?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Jessica1704
 - Alabama
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone takes a standard size SIM card.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 2
It came with a Sim Card.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Weetomah
 - Greenville, NH
answer 3
It comes with one.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Chevy5
Question

I purchased a ZTE Merit with net10 service, then found one using Straight Talk. Can I just activate the net10 (Tracfone)using a ST $45 unlimited plan?

I don't understand paying $50 a month for the net10 unlimited plan. I bought it first, for my wife, using the ZTE Merit. Later that day I found the same ZTE Merit using Straight Talks $45 unlimited plan, and purchased it for myself. Can I just add next months unlimited plan using a Straight Talk card, rather than the net10 the phone originally used?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
SandySnowman
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, unfortuntely you cannot use the Net10 phone with Straight talk even though straight talk also offers this phone. You can only use ATT and Tmobile phones that are unlocked with Straight talk plans
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Bettybcafe
answer 2
I don't believe you can use a ST Airtime card with the Net10 version of this phone. Net10, Straight Talk, Tracfone are all separate companies that are run by the same parent company, which in this case is Tracfone Wireless.

You can call customer service and see what they tell you, but your best option is to probably buy the Straight Talk version and port your number over from the Net10 phone before you return the Net10 version to Walmart. Hopefully Net10 will transfer your service card as well.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
Tracfone, Net10, Straight Talk are all owned by the same parent company. They are operated as separate businesses though.

My suggestion would be to call up Customer Service and talk to them. If they will not budge, return the Net10 phone and buy the Straight Talk one. Walmart's return policy is 14 days.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
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why can i not install flash player to plat slotomania?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jat1369
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Adobe Flash Player not supported , you can however download from google play app store, Slots Royale - Slot Machines, serveral apps for this...
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
The Merit will not allow you to download Flash player.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 3
This phone does not support Adobe Flash actually. Flash has been dropped from ICS and only works sporadically on Gingerbread, varying on the phone manufacturer.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
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Does this phone have the call waiting feature? Does it also have picture texting?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
MarceyM
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Most modern cell phones have call waiting, it is an Android, you can text a photo, there is a file size limit in texting.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Yes it does to both call waiting and picture messaging (mms).
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
Yes, it has both call waiting and mms messages(pic messaging).
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
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is this phone verizon service or at&t

asked 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Verizon which is partnered with tracphone and verizon
answered 10 months ago
By
tank316usa
answer 3
At & T
answered 10 months ago
By
ccjozefick
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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The $50.00 unlimited plan is all you need. It offers unlimited calling, text, and web.
answered 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 months ago
By
butterfliqueen
 - Massachusetts
Question

Why does my google search and internet say access forbidden?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
pepermintpat
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
you have to take out the battery and sims card, wait 60 seconds then replace them back in the phone. this should work, it did for mine
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
chassidy1974
answer 2
mine did that too. i took it to walmart and the associate turned the browser off, then back on and it worked again...not sure how she did it though.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
footballbaseballsoccermom
 - St. Louis, MO
Question

For someone who travels (trucker), will this phone have the same capabilities of the lesser (NOT smart) phones? Will it retain signal?

My husband is a trucker, and his phone is his living. His current phone (Samsung R451C) picks up signal virtually anywhere he goes. Will this phone have the same capability? Years ago, we had ATT phones, but they dropped us due to roaming issues (we paid for unlimited usage, they said we cost them too much)...hubby moves all over the country (mostly Texas and eastward). Anyone?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
karwood
 - Alabama
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone works off AT&T network so I'm assuming you should get awesome coverage. I switched from Virgin Mobile cause they work off Sprint Network.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 2
This phone runs on AT&T towers. Anywhere AT&T has coverage, it will work.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
cec78
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