ZTE Merit Data Speed & Usage Question
I was all set to get the ZTE Merit with the $45 Straight Talk Unlimited Plan, when I emailed ST customer service a question about the phone's GPS Navigation capabilities and was informed that the data portion of the "Unlimited" Plan is limited to "internet browsing through the Straight Talk mobile web service and authorized content downloads from the Straight Talk mobile web store."
I was also told that the Straight Talk mobile web service does not allow access to the entire Internet, and that you're limited to browsing a few dozen pre-selected sites. Using apps such as Square or Google Maps Navigation that require an Internet connection is also prohibited, I was told (unless connected through Wi-Fi, of course).
That information flies in the face of what I've been reading elsewhere, so I'm hoping someone who has the ZTE Merit and the ST Unlimited Plan can answer the following questions:
Are you able to browse any website you want using the plan's data connection (not Wi-Fi)?
Are you able to use apps that require Internet access when Wi-Fi is not available?
Specifically, are you able to get voice-guided directions while driving?
And finally, what kind of network speeds are you getting with this phone and the ST plan? 3G? 2G? Edge? Does ST slow down your data transmissions if you exceed a certain amount per month? If so, approximately what is that amount?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
I've been using mine all over the internet. The use of internet when not connected to wi-fi is variable depending on signal strength. Usually, its just fine. I haven't used it for voice guided navigation, though since i already have a very good gps.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
- Johnstown, PA
I don't have all your answers but have had no difficulty getting on any website when NOT on Wi-Fi. Also, I have not had any luck figuring out the GPS.....
I have 3G
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
- Andrews Indiana