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BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)

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BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)

The BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Unlocked, provides numerous features for entertainment and practicality. The bold pink cell phone is attractive and unique. It allows you to stay in touch, using the included social apps, from almost any location. The BLU Samba Phone features a QWERTY keyboard to make messaging easy. The phone's 168 hours of standby time give you ample availability. The included 1.3-megapixel camera allows you to capture special moments, and the microSD slot provides additional storage for your data. You can enjoy your music on the go with the FM radio and MP3 player. The vibration alerts on the BLU Samba Phone let you know when you receive a call or text message, even when you have the sound turned off.
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Questions & Answers for BLU BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)

Question

what does unlocked mean can i buy this phone and use it for family mobile

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
stephanie19125
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
You will need to contact family mobile and confirm if they are GSM, yes!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
If family mobile uses a SIM card than yes, you can also use it with T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, AT&T and Straight Talk. :)

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

Will this phone work on the straight talk network

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
punky1571
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I understand Straight talk supports only certain phones on their network, you may need to contact them and confirm if they will support this particular device.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
Yes.

It will also work with AT&T, T-Mobile and Simple Mobile.

Regardless, all you need to do is purchase the SIM from Straight Talk and place it in this phones SIM slot. The phone should then program itself to the chosen network.

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

what service does this phone work on?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
fazzylady
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
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answer 1
This is phone can be used with GSM carrier such as AT&T, T-Mobile, you may contact your carrier to ensure they will support this device.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
This phone will work on any service that uses a SIM card. So companies like Simple Mobile, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, AT&T etc..

Hope my answer was sufficient.
If you want a phoen with a similar form factor but would prefer a smartphone I would recommend one of the BlackBerry models that Walmart offers. :)

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

Is this a normal cell phone or a prepaid cell phone?

like is it a monthly plan thing or a buy a phone card thing?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - sacramento
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can use it either way pre-paid or standard plan, this phone does not require you to have a data plan.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
This phone will require some form of monthly payment. If you are shopping carriers for this device and would prefer a no commitment plan try T-Mobile, Simple Mobile (operates on T-Mobile network, plans are a little cheaper) or AT&T. These carriers do support this device and they offer monthly no-contract plans. If I remember, Simple Mobile would be the cheapest and since it operates on T-Mobile coverage, it should be decent service.

I hope you enjoy this phone, I loved mine when I got it in 2008 on AT&T.

If you want something with the same sort of form factor and functionality I would look at the newer Bold 9900.

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

The phones marked unlocked, will they work on Verizon networks??

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is only GSM unlocked, verizon runs on a different network called CDMA.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
Unlocked means it will work on any network with a SIM card service. AT&T, Simple Mobile, T-Mobile, Straight Talk and services alike, they use SIM cards.

As for Verizon, this phone will not work for Verizon, as they are a CDMA network. (non sim card network)

Hope I was helpful. :)
-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Proffesional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

What kind of sim card works best with this phone?

Im looking for a inexpensive phone that still looks professional and I really like this on. But i am unsure at to what sim card i should buy.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
kstarz20
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone uses standard SIM cards from any GSM carrier, if you have a micro SIM there are adapters in order to use phones that require Standard SIMs.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
If you want a phone that looks professional and is inexpensive this will be a good option. However, if you would also like a phone that has those two points AND has professional features, take a look at the BlackBerry Bold 9000. This is an older device, but if I recall this BLU phone is older than that.

Regardless, this phone will work with pretty much any GSM provider so AT&T, T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, Straight Talk etc...

I do however urge you to look at the BlackBerry Bold 9000.
For this phone and the BlackBerry I recommend Simple Mobile.

I hope my answer was helpful and I think you will definitely enjoy a BlackBerry more. Regardless this is a decent choice.

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

Does this phone take a sms card?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
sms? did you mean microSD card? indeed it does, up to 8 GB of memory.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
If you mean a SIM card, than yes. It should work with one of the major GSM providers in your area, that being AT&T, Straight Talk, T-Mobile, Simple Mobile etc..

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

Will this phone work in my area code with straight talk?

this website just says this phone wont work in my area, but if i put it on straight talk network will it work?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
kp1990
 - jasper alabama
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
You may need to confirm with Straight Talk if they will support this device, understanding that there are some phones that are not supported by their network.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
answer 2
If the Straight Talk network has coverage in your area than yes.

-Josh
CrackBerry Addict, Cell Phone Professional
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CrackBerryAddictJosh
 - Tempe AZ
Question

If this phone is unlocked, why does it say the phone wont work in my area?

when i put in my zip code at the top of page, it says the phone will not work in my area. if the phone is unlocked, shouldn't it depend on if the sim card i put in is from a provider with service in my area?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
pegbak
 - caldwell, nc
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use AT&T GoPhone service -- pay by the minute. When I asked AT&T about this, they said any phone that is GSM and uses a SIM card should work with my AT&T SIM card.
answered 2 years ago
By
crystianne
answer 2
This is an unlocked device that will work with any GSM carrier such as T-mobile, At&t, etc. however some phones may not provide the necessary strength in certain areas depending on the carrier. So it is always best to confirm with your service provider.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
RJCP
Question

Is the BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM cell phone a "smart phone"?

Is the BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM cell phone suitable for ten year old children? Is the BLU Samba JR GSM cell phone a "smart phone"?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
marthab762
on BLU Samba JR Q53 GSM Cell Phone, Pink (Unlocked)
2 answers
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answer 1
I got this for a 9 year old so I would say absolutley good enough for a 10 year old- It is small though! It is not a smart phone. Just a basic phone! has camera though
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
BootsnJimmy
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
amywmuir
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