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Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

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Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

The Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is an entertainment powerhouse, with super-fast access to hundreds of premium movies and TV shows through Samsung Media Hub, Netflix, T-Mobile TV and YouTube. The colors will pop on the bright 4.52" screen with Super AMOLED Plus technology that provides 150,000:1 contrast ratio. It's also one of the fastest smartphones, with up to 42Mbps download speeds and 1.5GHz dual core processing.
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Questions & Answers for Walmart Family Mobile Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G

Question

Does this or any other phone used by the Wal-Mart plan accommodate tethering or preferably mobile hot spot hosting?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Keith
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I hate to say this but it's best to contact the WalMart Family plan directly to ask this question. Apparently the answers are all over the map. I was almost past the 14 day return limit when I was trying to activate their phone/plan and found out they didn't support tethering. The rep I spoke to said WalMart FP did not support tethering on any phone but others have written in saying they do. I was trying to activate on the Galaxy SII. Others have said you can tether by rooting the phone but that has it's own risks.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Krag
answer 2
You can install an app (PDA.net) that will allow you to tether on an android phone. Search for the App in your phone's market or store.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
jphyde
answer 3
I have no doubt what you say, hours ago, Tishdee05. Walmart Family Mobile needs to educate their tech support. I just called them to confirm and ask if any smart or android phones support tethering and I was assured tethering is not supported under Family Mobile plans. More award winning support from our friends at Walmart.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Krag
answer 4
Well I already have a T-mobile Comet which has hotspot and tether capability. I have Family Mobile as well. I use the hotspot or tether while on laptop or desktop it is slow as it is android froyo but still faster than dialup with firefox. So I am assuming if it is hotspot capable or tethering capable it should work.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Tishdee05
answer 5
I beg to differ with JTChandler. I purchased this phone and plan and was just short of completing the activation when I ask the setup agent how I would perform the tethering. She researched and inquired from others and informed me that the Walmart Family plans did not support tethering and there was no way I was going to do it with this phone. I cancelled the activation and returned the phone. My research discovered that some prepaid plans support tethering, some do not. TMobile and Virgin do, Straight Talk and Walmart Family DO NOT.

I have heard there is a way to tether if the phone is capable using some sort of "end run" such as an app or "rooting" the phone.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Krag
answer 6
Yes. Keep in mind the data limits, 250MB a month at 3G speeds unless you purchase a speedboost pack. You can still use it for internet after that, but it slows down considerably. If you are thinking of hosting your home network on it there are a lot of better options, but if you just want to use it occasionally to connect another portable device it should work okay.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
JTChandler
Question

can i use this phone in any carrier ???or only with walmart or tmobile??

will samsung galaxy sii 4G work with Tmobile or Walmart family plan.which one ??thks!!
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
wii
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
you dont have to pay to unlock your phone, just call Tmobile customer service and ask them to email you the unlock code, they'll send it within a day or 2
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
roro007
 - va
answer 2
Yes, this phone only works with T-Mobile and WFM sim cards. You can get this unlocked to work with other GSM carriers if you want.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
DHsu
 - Houston, TX
answer 3
it will work with Walmart, T-mobile, and AT&T and any small carriers that use their networks. It will not work with Sprint or Verizon. There is an unlocked version sold by Walmart for a bit more that should work with any carrier.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
sighs0ft
Question

Can I transfer my current cell phone number to this phone?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Bea
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Forgot to mention that the sim card does not come with the phone. You have to either:

1) If you have a t mobile sim, have Walmart call and switch you to the plan you want (easiest way).

2) Go to Walmart and ask for the to T Mobile sim cards. Either the $30.00 plan or the Family Plan will work for this phone. (trust me)

3) Once you do step two, you could have Walmart set everything up (easiest) OR you could go home and DIY. If you DIY make sure you have at least, an hour time block just to be safe. As I stated before, T Mobile CS can be hit or miss.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
CMrsB
answer 2
Yes! I had a pay as you go plan and was able to painlessly keep my number and change my plan to $30.00 100 minutes unlimited text and web. So, if you are not already with T Mobile you shouldn't have any problems. If you do, just be persistent and patient. Depending on who you get, T Mobile is hit & miss with customer service.

I hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
CMrsB
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kcribb
Question

Is this a contract phone?

I wanted to buy this phone but I'm not sure if i'm able to use it with a different carrier like straight talk. I called tmobile and it said it was with a contract which is weird because when i went to walmart they said it wasn't. Please help!!
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
paula
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone is a no contract prepaid phone. When used on the Walmart Family Mobile plan you get unlimited talk and text and 250mb of data for $45/mo. That is the same with Straight Talk. I had Straight Talk and switched to Family Mobile because two phones on Family Mobile are $80/mo and Straight Talk is $90/mo for two phones. The Family Mobile works better here in the West Houston area than the Straight Talk service did.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
answer 2
if the phone is 300 bucks its without a contract...you may have to unlock it to use straight talk, but try simple mobile its 5 bucks less try them, if they will work in your area
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
JVSTORM200
Question

Will this phone work in India?

Planning to take this device to India. GSM frequencies in India are 900/1800.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
guyvinny
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes you can unlockeit and use it
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
youseen
answer 2
yes it will work but you have to ulocke it first
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
youseen
Question

What size sim card do I buy

When looking at plans that will sell just sim card they are asking if I need mini sim card or micro sim card, which one does the Samsung Galaxy S 11 take?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
mac
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
standard size
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
whome29
answer 2
regular size sim that's why an iphone wont work on family mobile he still have the standered sims
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
whome29
Question

CAN I KEEP MY SAME NUMBER ?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Jane
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. All cell phone and land line companies allow you to keep your existing number. Remember that if you keep your number outside of the old area code then you could be charged a roaming fee.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
answer 2
Yes, all you have to do is take your Sim card out of your old phone and put it in this one
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Truquito
Question

Will the Samsung Galaxy S II work with a Family Talk plan

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
rg2452
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone works on the Walmart Family Mobile family plan. I pay $45/mo for my phone and $35/mo for my wife's phone. Each additional phone will cost $35. All phones have unlimited talk and text but they share data. 250mb is standard but can be upgraded starting at an additional $10/mo. You can set parental controls for data and usage online and monitor usage online and with the Tmobile Account App.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
answer 2
Yes.. The only thing is that it will only do 3g internet with family mobile. but it will still be fast.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
lisap1985
Question

Is there is earphone ?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
joe
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, 1.5mm jack on top.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Richster123
answer 2
Yes. The earphone jack in on the top of the phone on the right hand side.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
Question

Currently in a T-Mobile Prepaid 30$ Plan - Do i need to change my current T-Mobile plan in order to buy this phone ?

I am currently in a T-Mobile Prepaid 30$ Plan on an Unlocked Android smartphone. Do i need to change my current T-Mobile plan in order to buy this phone ? If yes which plan ?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Rocky
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No all you have to do is move your sim card to the new phone
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
pesquizon
answer 2
No you should be able to keep your existing phone number and your current plan you just have to activate your phone through the internet or your local T-Mobile, Walmart has a great price on this phone an it's from T-Mobile wich is good for 4g speed I hope this was helpful to you.

Greetings!!!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
ProductHelper789
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