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Straight Talk Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone

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 Smartphone

Question

What is instant messaging?

can you show me how my messages will appear on the screen?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Keembean
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
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, 11 months 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, 11 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
Question

can you get a bigger peocessor for the zte merit

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Dear Anonymous,

No, you can not make your internal processor bigger.

On this phone it is 600MHz

Any chance by mistake that you are talking about memory.....
yes you can. With a bigger/larger Gb MicroSC card. This phone will accommodate up to 32Gb.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
I don't think you can put a bigger processor in the Zte Merit.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
Question

sprint towers?

the young man at our walmart in Paris TX told me all Straight Talk Android phones were using Sprint towers, but when I read these reviews it says this phone uses AT&T... is this determined by your location?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Paris, TX
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Most of the Straight Talk Android phones use Sprint towers, but this one uses AT&T towers. The Galaxy Proclaim uses Verizon towers.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
answer 2
No, this phone always uses AT&T towers, no matter where you are. The guy at your local Walmart was misinformed.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Jay799
Question

Does anyone know if the coverage for the ZTE Merit smartphone is good in West Virginia?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
TravelingGirl
 - WV
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This bounces of an AT&T tower,
if your town has AT&T access you should
have good luck with this cell.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
5grandmama5
 - Andrews Indiana
answer 2
Just purchased this phone and it works great in the 25177 area.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
wvxxx
Question

How many contacts will the zte merit phone hold

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Jodude
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
As far as I know, the ZTE Merit can hold an unlimited number of contacts.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
I'm not really sure, but since the phone memory space is kind of small, i put all my contacts on my sim card.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
Question

is the battery good

i hopeing to buy this phone, but i need to now. is the battery good on it.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
bartstar
 - Hazleton PA
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
For an Android, its very good. If I play with it alot and go online a lot and watch videos and talk a lot, i might have to charge during the day...for average use, it lasts me all day.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
answer 2
I have to charge mine every other day but only have to use my phone for recreation, if you are working on files and such, I imagine the battery life will disappoint you.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
5grandmama5
 - Andrews Indiana
Question

What kind of hard case is recommended for this phone??

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
stavely32
 - Missouri
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Stavely32,

I have bought several off of Ebay from a seller named Wireless_Mayhem.
I bought one that was a Rubber Hard Plastic. It does not get hot when charging the phone (run your phone out completely, then charge it off).
I bought another one that was a glossy hard plastic case, the phone got a little hot and the case was very hard to get off.
I liked the one I bought off of Ebay as this seller sells ones that are pre-cut perfectly to fit this phone. However, most covers that fit the ZTE Avail will fit the Merit.....
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - TooHotMyrtleBeach
answer 2
It depends on what you want. There's a bunch of different cases you could get for this phone. But it depends on your own personal taste.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Cmongaler
Question

What kind of case is recommended for this phone

I have already seen an answered question about cases for this phone, but it was not specific enough for me. I would like to know specific brands of cases that will fit this phone so that I can shop for one without wondering if it's going to fit. Will and Ipod case work?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
babyboo3980
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I was not able to purchase a case through Walmart. Instead, I went to Amazon.com. They have several options to choose from. I bought a silicone gel case, screen protector and car charger. Check it out.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
wvxxx
 - St. Albans, WV
answer 2
Dear Babyboo3980,

You do not need a specfic "brand" to have a case for this phone.

Any Brand will work, as long as it is "specific" to the ZTE Merit or the ZTE Avail.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
Question

I Am going from a Nokia E5 TO THE Android ZTE will I be as happy with this phone as I was with the Nokia E5?

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
MarceyM
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
I tried my husband Nokia E-5 and I don't like it, but I love the Android ZTE. I think you will be happy with it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
OzzyMilo
 - Belleville, Pa
answer 2
No offense meant and this post will probably receive a lot of negatives only because I am going to say that it is going to be hard for any of us to say whether or not you are going to like the phone. Phone like/dislike is going to come from your personal experience.

I have the AT&T version of this(Avail z990) and I am extremely happy with my phone and all that it does.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

I lost the microphone on my text keyboard and have tried all I know to get it back. Please help

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
By
TechTireLady
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I did the same thing. In the Messaging area where it says type to compose press and hold until another menu pops up, select input method and select android keyboard. This will bring the microphone back on the keyboard.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
FarmChicky
 - Bentonville, Ar
answer 2
Dear Anonymous,

There are a couple way to regain access to you microphone (speech to text feature). Since you have lost the "speaker icon button" on your key board, do this.

If Not In The Messagaing Mode:

1. Tap/Touch the "Middle Grid" icon on the bottom of the touch screen. (this looks like a bunch of little squares that form a "Square". (this opens up all of your "Home Icons"). Scroll till you see the "Settings" Icon(this looks like a Serrated Wheel)

2. This will open your "Settings". Scroll till you see the words "Lanuage & Keyboard" (there will be a "Square Icon w/ an A in it). Tap/ Touch this bar. (this opens up your "Language & Keyboard Settings".

3. Tap/Touch the words "Android Keyboard", under this it will say "Android Keyboard Settings".

4. This will open up your "Android Keyboard Settings", Scroll till you see "Voice Input"(under it it will say "Mic On Main Keyboard). Tap/Touch this bar.

5. You will now be in the "Voice Input" window. Tap/Touch "On Main Keyboard". (your "microphone is now back on your Android Keyboard).

6. Hit the raised Silver button on the bottom to return to your "Home Screen".

7. You are now ready to go to "Messaging" and do "Speech to Text"

If In Messaging Mode:

1. Open up your messaging.

2. Tap as if you are going to text someone.

3. When the keyboard comes up, on the bottom left you will see the "Numerical Button Key". Beside that you will see a "Circle Button Key" ( this is the "Input Options Key". Tap/Touch it.

4. This will open up an "Input Options" window.

5. Tap/Touch the words "Android Keyboard Method". (This will open up the "Android Keyboard Settings").

6. Scroll down to find "Voice Input"(Mic On Main Keyboard will appear under the words "Voice Input". Tap/Touch it.

7. This has now opened a window labeled "Voice Input", Select/Touch "On Main Keyboard". (Your "microphone is now back on your main keyboard, for "Speech to text".

8. Hit your "Home Button". (This is the raised Silver Buttom on the bottom middle of the phone.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
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