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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

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

asked 2 years, 3 months 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, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does this phone have fm fradio?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
nyc1499
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
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 2 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
No it does not. You can always download Pandora or another music type app.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can I use a samsung memory card in this phone?

asked 2 years, 2 months 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, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
you can use any micro sd card up to 36 or 38 gb
answered 2 years, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

what tower does this phone work off of

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mitzi
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
AT&T, you can view that by going to Settings, About Phone(at the bottom of the settings menu), and then Status (2nd option)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
KMcCauley
answer 2
AT&T and T-Mo.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

GPS Capabilities

What are the "Advanced GPS Capabilities" this phone offers? Does it have voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation? If so, is this service included in the Straight Talk Unlimited Plan or is there an additional charge for the GPS Navigation service?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jay799
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it has turn by turn navigation. It has many apps, there is no extra charges for the navigation app.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 2
At no extra cost you get voice guided turn by turn navigation. You even speak to it and it will do exactly as you ask. Speak an address and that is where it takes you. My wife uses it everywhere and it works great.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
JeffreyV
 - Trenton, MO
Question

What straight talk phones...smart phones work with Verizon.I cannot get ATT?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Judy
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
1) Samsung Galaxy Proclaim - $149.88

2) Samsung Galaxy S Showcase - Only can get in stores, price varies. This is $250.00 in my local store

3) LG Optimus Zip - $179.88

4) Huawei Ascend Y - $99.99(in my local store)

Here are four smartphones from Straight Talk that uses Verizon for service.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
Here are three of them Judy:

1) Samsung Galaxy Proclaim - $149.88
2) Samsung Galaxy S - Price varies by store($250.00 in my local store)
3) LG Optimus Zip - $179.88

Additional Info:
I was in my local store yesterday looking and there was a new Huawei Handset that was on Verizon as well. Have not run across it on this site yet.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

my android zte says phone storage space is getting low how can i clear that off?

with clearing the storage space i dont want to lose any info such as pictures contacts or ringtones/videos or any apps i use and mess my phone up
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
nea
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Low storage space and a lot of preloaded garbage aps that you can't get rid of seems to be a problem with most of the lower priced androids - ZTE included. Go in to "manage your aps" and you can move a lot of what you have to the SD card to open space. Past that, you'll need to look online for instructions on how to remove some of the preloaded stuff.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
rebel260
answer 2
This is only a notification prompt when the phone gets below 20mb of free space.

Continue to do as you have with clearing ram and closing programs.

Also restart your phone.

When I had the AT&T version of this phone, I simply uninstalled the updates to Maps, Youtube, Voice Search, anything Google and it left with me with around 50mb of unused space. You could also try to move as many things to the SDcard as you can through an app called app2sd.

If you don't use the GPS, that could be used as a solution.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

If you are an At&t customer can you retain the same phone number if you switch to straight talk?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
mpip
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, we had an AT & T landline and had the Walmart Associate start the process to port the landline AT& T number to the cell. Everything went smoothly!
answered 2 years ago
By
katieme
 - Indiana
answer 2
Yes you can.

You will need to contact AT&T to get your account number and pin.

Then use "transfer number from another company" on the website when you activate this phone. Input those numbers during activation.This device will then become active with your current number. Your AT&T phone will pretty much cease to work once you go through the activation and porting processes.

99% of the time, you will have a full functioning phone within an hour or two.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jarryed
Question

What device plugs in the small hole located at the bottom of the phone?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
dar
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nothing does. That is your micorphone.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
 - Has a stalker giving me negative votes xD
answer 2
Nothing..Its your microphone for talking an recording..If you hold your phone wrong no one will be able to hear you but you can hear hem..Found this out the hard way..Hope this answers all for you..
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Turtlelady2
 - N Ky
Question

Can I switch old cell phone number to straight talk Samsung Galaxy Proclaim pre-paid cell phone? If so how?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
rose
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, easy to do.

The telephone # has to be an active one, don't tell your current provider you're switching.

Buy the new phone. Buy the $45 plan. Go to www.straighttalk.com to switch your number.

If you're telephone # is already inactive you will take a random telephone # based on the zip code you provide. This device has coverage with AT&T and TMobile.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 2
call straighttalk and they will walk you through it my wife and I have transferred both of our numbers from verizon without a hitch.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Gulfhake
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