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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

How do you add minutes to the ZTE Merit?

I transfered from a different Straight Talk phone so my minutes were automatically carried over. While playing with the phone, I realized I don't have anywhere to see my service end date or add minutes option like my old flip phone.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
tracylynn12
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
How do you add minutes to the ZTE Merit?
refill your Service with a credit or debit card at StraightTalk.com, by calling 1-877-430-Cell (2355), or by buying a Straight Talk Service Card
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Dial 611 from your handset, or go to straighttalk.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 3
yes they get transfered over if you go to there website it will show you
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
kevinvt1
 - Granville NY
answer 4
Register on the Straight Talk website (Straighttalk.com) and you can sign into your account any time and check minutes, add minutes, enroll in their program that automatically charges your credit card provided and adds minutes when you run out or your service end date.,
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
nicknametaken12345
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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

how do i find the screen protectors and cases for this phone??

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dudley1313
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
amazon.com
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
You should try going to CellPhoneAccents.com, they have cell phone protecter cases that are cute and not overpriced. You can order online or by phone! (Number is on website)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
YeaBuddy123
 - Penfield, NY
answer 3
Ebay, Amazon, and the like. You can then search for cases, screen protectors using either ZTE Merit or AT&T Avail. You should find plenty of results.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Is this phone compatible with straight talk sim card?

I have this phone with Net 10 , I would like to add it to straight talk sim card. Is it possible?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - ashtabula, ohio
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You'll have to call and ask Straight Talk to verify, but I don't believe it will work because last I knew Straight Talk wasn't supporting GSM for Verizon yet & that's what Net 10's network runs off of.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 3
No it is not.

Straight Talk's BYOP will not work with phones from their companies. You will need an unlocked GSM or AT&T or TMobile phone to use the Straight Talk BYOP.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Using the ZTE Merit as a hotspot

I just bought the ZTE Z990G from Walmart and the salesman said that this phone can be used as a hotspot with my Galaxy 2 pad, however I do not see any setting to do this and cannot find anything realating to it or Bluetooth tethering. What am I missing here?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
NortheastDave
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
FoxFi and other WIFI apps will not work, after rooting then only thing that worked is Tethered.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
The Sales man told you what? did he explain How you can go about this?
First you have to Root the Phone, then you might can tether it via usb cable, there is a lock on the WIFI hotspot, you have to unlock that. there are apps that work with rooted phones.. I would go back and find that sales man and the manager and then ask salesman to show you How to do this, then hand him the TOS fine print?

Straight talk will turn your phone off for sharing that connection. It is in the Fine print somewhere. So no It is not a Hot Spot..

yes it is possible, but to what lenght are you willing to go. are you will to be terminated?

( read the Fine Print )
http://www.straighttalk.com/terms
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
It is my understanding that using any Straight Talk phone as a hotspot for other wifi-enabled devices is prohibited by Straight Talk's Terms of Service.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 4
According to the Straight Terms of Service, tethering to other devices is not allowed. This also applies to the use of the phone as a mobile hotspot.

I am sorry that the Walmart employee told you absurdly wrong information.

If you still wanted to tether, or try to, get FoxFi from Google Play. It is free that makes your phone act like a hotspot. Just be wary though. If Straight Talk catches you, they can terminate your account without refund.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Locking while using MP3

I ride a motorbike and want to not accidentally shut off or dial etc while it's in my backpack. So can I lock the screen while the MP3 is in use?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, just push the screen button on the top of the phone near the headphone jack. If you want a little more added security, you can set a custom lock on the phone. (Like connecting dots or entering in a pin#.) It's under security in the settings menu.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
Press the Power Button it should go black and still play music. You really shouldnt drive with Head Phones on while driving anything, espically on a motorbike. To many idiots out there to not pay attention. I believe that is against the law.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 4
yes you can all you have to do is hit the locking button on top of your phone and it locks the screen without shutting the mp3 player off :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 5
Yes you can. Just tap the power button to turn the screen off. The mp3 player will continue to play your music.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can I download and use different ringtones?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DiveCon316
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, a great app to do that with is called Zedge. You can even set the ringtone to different contacts right after downloading without leaving the app.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
You can and you can use your own from the SD card, use music from the SD card.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
yes you can. ive downloaded other ringtones but you can only use one ringtone for the whole phone.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
dimond3y3s
 - talihina, OK
answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CorporateEagle
 - West Milton, PA
answer 5
Of course you can. You can even make your own ringtones to use on this device. There are many free sites available to create them.

Here is a site that I have used in the past. http://makeownringtone.com/

Upload your music, set the sliders to what part of the song you want. After it makes the ringtone, you can then use your phone to download the ringtone, or download to your computer to transfer via usb cable.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does this phone allow you to use a headset key press to activate hands free voice dialing?

I heard that this phone would not recognize the key press on a Bluetooth headset to active hands free voice dialing. You had to activate voice dialing from the menus on the phone, which makes it unsafe for use during driving. Is this true?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
I would have to say that it is false. I have this very same phone and it works through the Bluetooth on my stereo in my vehicle just fine. Using the controls on the stereo, not the phone. I do also have a headset and it works from the headset as well.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
Question

Can I use an unlocked t-mobile my touch (4G) phone with the Straight Talk plans ($45-50/month - unlimited talk, text, data plans)?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it states that right on Straight Talk's website, under the SIM card section.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 2
if you have an unlocked phone that uses a SIM card, you should be able to buy a SIM card from straight talk, it should work.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 3
Unlocked, with SIM Card, you should be able to, you will have to upate the APN info, look in the app store for APN Update ( Tweakker APN INTERNET MMS works great ) this will set the connection correctly.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 4
Yes, you can use your phone, and you will get 4G. The previous person said you would not. If you go to straighttalksim.com you will find this answer. But only if it is a real tmobile phone that had 4G to start with. att phones will work, but no 4G. Most people, probably 99% do not know that tmobile phones have a extra band(1700mhz) that att does not have, thats where they get the 4G from. Let me know how it works, I have a tmobile I am thinking about switching.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Ledguy
 - Columbia SC
answer 5
Yes, you can with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone program. All you will need to do is buy the proper sim card(unlocked or T Mobile).

You will not get 4G though through Straight Talk. You will be limited to 3G for your net services.

More information can be found at http://www.straighttalksim.com
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 6
Yo hsve to contact straighttalk to get a straighttalk compatible sim card. I suggest going to their site so you can get one specifically for your phone. They also have simcards for other carriers too. Also I believe that is a smartphone and any that need a data link will only work with the $45.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
chatrage
 - Spencer, Ma
Question

How can I get more than one notification when I get a text or voicemail?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
brody2012
 - grand rapids, MI
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
1 answer
Answers
answer 1
If you just enable notifications for the respective features (text, missed call, email etc) you get notifications for all the selected feature by default
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
meanfatrat
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