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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

International Calls

Will this cell phone work in the U.K. and France - going over there soon and want a phone to use for two weeks while I am there.
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
BettyBoop
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
No this will not work out of the US.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Unfortunately, the phones Straight Talk sells are required to be used with Straight Talk plans while in the U.S. only and are essentially locked to be used on Straight Talk. This is as per their Terms and Conditions of Service.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

if your phone is still under contract can u still switch your old number to this phone

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
terri
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can do that.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, in fact, it is required that your current service be active in order to "port" your number.

I'm sure you're aware, though, that you may have to pay an early termination fee at your current carrier if you are under contract and move to another provider before your contract is up.
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
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, 1 month ago
By
karwood
 - Alabama
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago
By
cec78
Question

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?

Many thanks!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Jay799
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
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, 1 month ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
answer 2
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, 1 month ago
By
5grandmama5
 - Andrews Indiana
Question

What is instant messaging?

can you show me how my messages will appear on the screen?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Keembean
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Hi Keembean,

Instant Messaging or IM is a way of communicating as in a conversation, but thru texting.
On the ZTE Merit you can use Yahoo Messenger or use the Icon in your menu that says "Talk". That is Googles Instant Messaging, or the easiest way (the way I do it) is simply go to the Icon that is a Green Rectangle (it has a smiley face in it and says "messaging" underneath. Simply touch it and enter the number you wish to talk with.......
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - TooHotMyrtleBeach
answer 2
Instant Messaging is text messaging. If you ever have texted on a andriod it looks the same way. Plus you can customize your keyboard by going to the Play Store formely Andriod Market and pick which keyboard you like. I choose Gingerbread. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
Question

I am having problems with the keyboard. When rotating from vertical to horizontal to text, the keyboard displays letter couplets, not single letters.

This only recently started and I cannot find a way to fix it. The display also looks different in the vertical position. The letters look larger and have changed to a white backdround.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
When the keyboard pops up click on the wrench icon. Then select "Languages and settings" Then click selected language (which is most likely English). Select keyboard input and make sure that keyboard is the only one checked off of all the selections. Reduced keyboard is what displays the letter couplets
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
vxoelizabeth
answer 2
In the area where it says "Type to compose" press and hold down until the screen pops up that says "Edit text" and "Input method". Select "Input Method", then select Android keyboard". That will switch it back to the keyboard you're use too.

As far as when the phone rotates... changing the keyboard should fix that issue as well, but if you find that you like the "white background" with the XT9 Text Input selected, all you have to do is change the keyboard setting. Below where you compose the message there will either be ">>" or two other icons plus "<<". Select the one that looks like a keyboard with a line diagonally through it. That will change it back & forth between a regular keyboard & the grouped letters keyboard.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
EWSHEDS
Question

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

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
dar
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Nothing does. That is your micorphone.
answered 1 year, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
Turtlelady2
 - N Ky
Question

Is there a case available for this phone? ZTE Merit Z990G

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Marian
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
yes, you could look on eBay or amazon.com
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
vic0
answer 2
Yes, you can find cases for this phone. Same phone as the AT&T Avail.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MDFB1
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How much internal memory or storage does this product have?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
dbon
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
not much.. I had issues with downloading apps and not being able to store them on the memory card.. it auto stored them to phone memory, and I could only have 6 or 7 apps on it at a time. The only reason I would not recommend this phone to anyone.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
shotoshine
answer 2
The internal memory for this phone is 512MB RAM/512MB ROM.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Blossom222
Question

do it cover all of u.s.a. ?

n.dakota ?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
jj
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Anywhere covered by AT&T towers
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Hoosick25
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
littletore
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