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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 i set personalize ringtones for my contacts on my ZTE Merit straighttalk android phone?

How do i set personalize ringtones for my contacts on my ZTE Merit straighttalk android phone?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
SandiTX78611
 - Texas
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Sandi,

1. From ur touch screen, tap the Grid Icon at the bottom(located beside the green phone handset icon). This will bring up all of your icons.

2. Touch the Contacts Icon(this will open your contact list).

3. Touch the name of the contact you want to add a special Ringtone too.

4. Hit the far left bottom key(not on touch screen), this is ur Menu Key(with the 3 horizontal lines on it). This will bring up a new bar on ur screen at the bottom.

5. Tap the Options Icon in the middle. This will open up Options. (There u will see Ringtone)

6. Touch Ringtone, then touch Select Phone Ringtone(this will open up your Ringtones)

7. Pick the one you want for the contact person, then hit Ok.

8. Then hit the middle silver Home Button(on the outside bottom of phone, not on the touch screen)

9. You are done. Repeat as needed.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
First - Open your contact list.
Second - Select the name you want to edit.
Third - Hit menu button
Fourth - Then Options.
Fifth - Change ringtone.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
You can do this when you set up the details for your contact information for each contact.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Keltess
 - Johnstown, PA
Question

What network does this phone operate thru? Some associates say AT&T, some say Sprint, & some Tracfone

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
RDiane
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi RDiane,

The Straight Talk ZTE Merit is a GSM (SIM CARD applies) network phone. The ZTE Merit runs strictly off of ATT's prepaid tower share usage contract.

Sprint is a CDMA (Non SIM card) network. So No the ZTE Merit can not run off of Sprint.

Tracfone is the Umbrella Branded Trademark.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
I'm located in the Eastern US and mine works off from AT&T.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
answer 3
It runs on AT&T prepaid towers.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
butterfliqueen
 - Massachusetts
answer 4
AT&T
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Caramel0819
 - Springdale, AR
answer 5
It runs on AT&T towers.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Weetomah
 - Greenville, NH
Question

Does This Phone Have A CameraButton?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
YeaBuddy123
 - Penfield, NY
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It has a camera app and a camcorder app. You can put the widgets on your screen for fast access.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kyrsta
 - San Diego, Ca
answer 2
Dear YeaBuddy123,

Yes, this phone has a camera. The camera "button" so to speak is the "Silver Circle w/a pinwheel" in it.

It is on the far bottom left of the "touch screen" after you are in the Camera Mode.

Find the photo you want to take...then "tap/touch push" the Circle mentioned above.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Nope, you have to unlock the phone, go to the screen where your camera button is located on the "desktop" of your phone then click the camera app, then you can take a picture.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Bones1220
 - London, Kentucky
answer 4
The phone does not have a physical button built into it. When using the camera there is a virtual button to press on the screen of the camera app.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
KYbachelor
 - Columbia, KY
answer 5
If you are talking about a button on the phone itself for the camera shutter...then no it does not.

There is however a shutter button when the camera app when it is open that you can push on the screen to take a picture.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

can u get skype on this phone

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
chaysesmommy
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Dear Chaysesmommy,

Yes, on ur touch screen tap the Google Play Icon. (it looks like a purse/shopping bag and says Play Store underneath)

After it loads, tap the Green Word "APP".

Then tap the "Magnifiy Glass" icon in the upper right hand corner of the touch screen.

When the "search box" opens, type in "Skype". (Apps will then load)

When you see "Skype", tap it and install it(then follow directions to set it up or sign in)
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
No picture Skype because it doesn't have a front facing camera.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 3
Yes you can.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does the zte merit have threaded texting?

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ViennaMei
 - Houston, TX
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the texting thru the Green Box Icon labeled Messaging is threaded.

You can deleted text by text....or wait a few and when the thread closes and stops you can delete the whole thread altogether.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes ... It is a lot like the I-phones where it looks like instant messaging.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Bones1220
 - London, Kentucky
answer 3
On the stock messaging app, there is no threaded texting(IM conversation lookalike).

You will need to download a texting app that has that as an option in the program features.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

A Walmart associate told me this uses verizon towers???

Is this true? I need to know because verizon is the only carrier I can get a signal where my home is. Already had the precedent and it uses sprint towers and absolutely no signal in many places so I sold it. Thanks!
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Indiana
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
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answer 1
Walmart associate told us the same thing! We found out after the purchase & phone activated that it was AT & T.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
katieme
 - Indiana
answer 2
NO! This phone runs off of AT&T towers! On the box for the phone look on the bottom left hand corner. There it should say GSM-A, which means it runs off of the GSM network through AT&T. (AT&T usually has about the same coverage area as Verizon, but if for some reason your home isn't covered, just return it before the return period runs out.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
EWSHEDS
answer 3
This Phone uses AT@T, most phones with a SIM card or GSM is going to use AT@T towers, the CDMA phones use Verizon ( non sim card) , straight talk phones currently use either Verizon, Sprint or ATT, You have to pay attention to which phone your looking at, best to go to the web site and enter your Zip code it will only show phones available in that area.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 4
Uses AT&T towers in my area. The phone I had before used Verizon Towers and was much better.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Alliecat456
 - Southern Ohio
answer 5
They told you wrong information. This phone uses AT&T.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does it have a place to cnnect head phones If so what size do you need?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Dear anonymous,

Yes, The previous post are correct.

This is an addition....this will also work with the Native Union Retro Pop Handset, 3.5mm plug, for those that do not like Ear Pieces or Buds.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes, at the top of the phone. Regular 3.5 headphones. Ex. iPod touch headphones work.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 3
You can connect headphones to this phone. I believe it has a standard jack that is found on most devices.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
Question

can you speak to text with this phone?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
buddy2323
 - Mentor, Oh.
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Dear buddy2323,

Yes, you can do "Speech to Text".

1. Go to the person you wish to text.

2. Tap/Touch in the "open bar", where you would type text.

3. After the "Cursor" starts blinking or is in the Texting area, Tap/Touch the "Microphone" Icon on the bottom left of the Android Keyboard.

4. It will say "Record/Speak". Speak what you wish to text. (it will take a few seconds to translate what you have said).

5. Proof what is on the screen to be sent, as it doesnt always pick up the correct word.

6. If a word or two are "wrong"....touch the wrong word, this will bring up a "pointed box cursor"( you can move the "pointed box cursor" that comes up to the wrong word(s) and "backspace" to clear them.)

7. You can then type the correct word or re- speak it(by Tap/Touching the "mircophone" icon again.)

**You can set up "Speech Recognition" to your voice, and if certain Cuss, bad/dirty words are used, the app will not translate them(you will get the "**" symbol. This has to be "unchecked" in settings to allow total free uncensored "Speech to Text".
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 2
Yes you can
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mtc1098
 - MN
answer 3
This phone supports the speech to text feature. Very convenient when using the Google search.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
SKG6
 - Eastern KY
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, 3 months ago
By
babyboo3980
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
Question

how is the battery.

im hopeing to buy this phone. but i need two now about the battery. is it good
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
bartstar
 - Hazleton PA
on Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The battery is depending on how many apps you have running, how long the screen is lit up, it is fine for me, it is not the life of say my old razor phone, but this does more. some apps are energy intense. killing a few select apps helps prolong the battery.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
micklooking
 - 33919
answer 2
Hi bartstar,

Yes, this battery is very decent. But to keep it that way here is how to properly start out:

1. When you or if you buy it....if there is any charge to it, let it Run Out "Completely". (Do not charge it with a charge in it, as the battery will not retain its memory capacity)

2. Once it is "Completely" dead, insert the charger end into the phone first.

3. Then connect the other end into an AC outlet(not an extension cord, if you can help it), as this is "less" likely to heat the phone up and especially if you have a Case on it. (If you have a Silicon/Gelly like case on it, "Remove It" before charging.

4** Every time you go to charge your phone make sure it is dead or in the low red charge zone, so your battery will retain its memory.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Sweetpeacm06
 - MyrtleBeach
answer 3
Battery life is pretty good. Just add a battery saver from Play Store. And you're good to go.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
quiet4what
 - Shady Cove, Or
answer 4
We took an 18 hour road trip and I literally messed with my phone the whole time because it was new :) The battery is typical for an android. It will last a couple days if you don't do much with it but if you are on it all day you will need to recharge half way through.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
aroundtheclock
 - TN
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