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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, 8 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
JTChandler
Question

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

asked 1 year, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
CMrsB
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
kcribb
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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
sighs0ft
Question

Is it a prepaid cell phone? Can i use $100 t-mobile prepaid card to this phone?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Virzinia
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, your T-mobile prepaid sim card will work with this phone.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
DHsu
 - Houston, TX
answer 2
It's a SGII - no difference. Works perfectly with the TMo SIM card and TMo service. I was able to unlock my phone and can use it on any GMS carrier in the world. The data speed puts AT&T in the dust!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kcribb
 - Florida
Question

Already have a post-paid plan

I am already member of a T-Mobile post-paid family plan; if I buy this phone, would it work? Would I have to pay the same $299?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Soumava
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it will work. Just buy this phone, put in your post-paid T-Mobile sim card and start making calls.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
DHsu
 - Houston, TX
answer 2
Yes this phone will work with any T-mobile plan or sub-plan that runs on T-mobile's network.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
sighs0ft
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, 8 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
JVSTORM200
Question

can I use apps such as facebook and angry birds and such? stupid question, but just wanted to make sure lol

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
D
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, and I've been playing angry birds way too much on it, very addicting.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Richster123
answer 2
Great Question. First... this phone does run those apps. It fully supports the Google Play Store. This is what consumers should know before they buy some low end tablets. If the description does not specifically say "Android Market" or "Play Store" then you are getting a third party app store and therefore apps will be less available.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
Question

Is there is earphone ?

asked 1 year, 8 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
GoTexansGo
Question

Charger?

Does a charger come with Galaxy S 2?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Shar
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, and it's a USB cable that plugs into a regular plug for outlets (included) but it's nice to be able to plug it into any computer to charge it as well as doing data transfers.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Richster123
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jmostra
Question

Can you face time or Skype with this phone?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Rhonda
on Walmart Family Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II 4G
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
My sister-in-law recommended using a free android app called Tango. There is a front facing camera on this phone. She has an iPhone 5 and we have already used Tango to "face time". You can also Skype, you again just have to install the android app.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
SavingMoneyMomma
answer 2
No you cannot Face Time, that is an Apple-only proprietary system. But Skype and many other video chat programs will work great.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Danrar
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