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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone

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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone

The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone features a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED display, virtual keyboard with Swype and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system for quick and easy navigation of all of your applications and messaging. This Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone features dual cameras that let you document your life and video chat with your friends and family while you're on the go! Additional features of this Samsung Galaxy S II Prepaid Cell Phone include HSPDA+/WiFi connectivity, 1.2GHz dual core processor, advanced GPS capabilities, music player and ThinkFree Office Mobile. Your Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone also includes threaded text messaging, multimedia messaging, personal email and IM, Speech-to-Text and a social and media hub. 12GB storage memory and battery talk time of up to 8 hours round out this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

Is there a monthly bill for this phone?

I am 15 and i cant afford to pay monthly bills, so is there a monthly bill for this phone? Would I have to pay every month? Or is this phone just whenever you run out of minutes you buy some more? thank you :D
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Zheng
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
kind of....you have to pay $45.00 (plus tax) on a certain day each month. when you need to "refill" you go to walmart and buy a card and call the 800# on the back and do it, and it'll tell you when you need to do it again #every 30 days# and since its "unlimited" for the $45 you wouldnt have to buy minutes if you run out...
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
njsnmzhbz
answer 2
you can buy minutes or be put on a plan.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Cucake71
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
cjchrisp
Question

can the samsung galaxy S2 Straight talk Be Tethered, if so the best app

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
george
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No it cant no ST phones cant be tethered unless u want them to disconnect ur service but u can connect to a wi-fi ( read the fine print online about restrictions) i connect to my wi-fi at home as well ...
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
shecky95
answer 2
The short answer is NO. They will throttle your Internet speed or cut off your service.

The long answer:

Been a Straight Talk customer for about 8 months now, and this will be my last month with this carrier. What initially made Straight Talk attractive to me was their promise of unlimited talk, text and web for only $45/month, and being able to use my AT&T branded/locked Motorola Atrix HD Android powered smartphone.

The big problem with Straight Talk is that their service is NOT unlimited. If you exceed an unknown daily data/web usage limit, they will cut your Internet speed down to a crawling halt, making simple emails almost impossible. Some people claim it's 2GB/month before it happens - that's a myth. They have computers setup, that automatically calculate your usage on a daily basis, and the usage threshold is pretty low.

I have had this happen to me after one weeks use, and all I did was write emails, check Facebook, read news articles online and download a few app off the Google Play Store.

The next problem occurs when you call their support department. First you speak with a customer rep, who's accent is so thick you'll barely understand the person. They'll next tell you that you violated section 6 and 7 of the terms of service - which basically says they have the right to cut your Internet speed (throttle), or terminate your service if your data usage is 'excessive'.

Problem here being that they won't tell you exactly what 'excessive data usage' means, or at what point you reach that limit. When I asked them what the daily or monthly data usage limit is, and what amount of use would be considered 'excessive', the Straight Talk customer rep's answer was simply that the service is unlimited as long as your usage for data/Internet/text/calls is not excessive.

So there you have it folks - It's unlimited talk/text/data/Internet…Except it's not. And you'll have no idea when they'll cut you off, because they won't tell you, and it's not mentioned anywhere in their 'Terms of Service' (TOS).

For folks with dumbphones, this might be a good option for you, since you probably won't consume much data if any. However, if you have an Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Black Berry, Nokia Symbian, or any other smartphone, you'll probably want to think twice, or trice, before going with Straight Talk, since you'll more than likely get into trouble with them sooner or later.

For the smartphone user who wants a cheap prepaid service, there are many other options than Straight Talk, and all of those alternatives will outright tell you what your data usage limit is before throttling occurs - if it occurs.

Both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile offer plans with 2.5GB of high-speed data before throttling, and T-Mobile just launched GoSmart Mobile, which offers a whole 5GB of data before slowing you down. With those companies, you'll at least know where you stand, and how much data you can consume before being throttled...
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Yes with an app, but I wouldn't recommend it as Straight Talk says it's prohibited in their Terms and Conditions. and they might cut your service off.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
14VegetaDBZ
Question

what comes in the box?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
cassie
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Phone and charger, battery and memory card.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
454Malibu
answer 2
The phone
Charger to plug into a regular wall socket in your house
USB-microUSB cable (to connect the phone to your computer or any other device with a USB connection)
Battery
Back cover
SIM card
Activation Guide
Samsung Galaxy SII Quick Start Guide
The manual that comes with the phone says that there should also be a microSD card in the box, but there wasn't one in mine. I'm not sure if there should have been one in the box or if it was just an error because the same list did not mention the SIM card, which is included. Maybe there was a mix-up between the SIM card and a microSD card when making that list.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Salmonator
answer 3
phone, wall plug in charger, manuel. had sim card in phone already. pin number u need to connect
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
daydreaminberly
Question

Does this phone work off AT&T or version towers

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
rogersbabe
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
The smartphones, such as this phone used AT&T towers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
galaxygrl01
answer 2
this phone works off AT&T
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
heybabe320
answer 3
It works off AT&T & T-Mobile towers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SherraS
Question

are the phones refurbished or new?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
beth
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
new
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
happywithphone
answer 2
the straight talk phone you buy in a store is new if you get them from the straighttalk site you can purchase them new or refurbished
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
sassy58534
answer 3
new
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Where can you get cases for the S2. Have tried many locations but no luck.

asked 8 months ago
By
Caseless
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Try CellphoneAccents.com They are super cheap (I bought like 4 cases in different colors for 5.99 each! The shipping is only 2.99 and I had the covers in about 3 days! Be sure you get the right one. They have several for the Straight Talk.
answered 8 months ago
By
Shopper928
answer 2
Type in this phone type on ebay search bar. They have thousands of them available.
answered 8 months ago
By
Cagleter
answer 3
Bought a Case Logic case that fits it perfectly at my local Walmart. I bought the black but also comes in colors.
answered 8 months ago
By
GrammaSou
Question

how do you know if the phone works on ATT

asked 6 months ago
By
ed
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Straight Talk actually has quite a selection of phones working off the AT&T network.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Short answer: you don't (online anyway).

Explanation: Straight talk will give you whatever provider that works in your area. If there are multiple providers in your area the service provider you have depends on which phone you have. For example, my phone works on sprint service and I hate it. A friend of mine wanted the same phone but didn't want the spotty service. So she went on a trip out of town and got a phone that used att service at another Wal-Mart. How did she know? Supposedly the number on the bottom right hand corner of the box that says something like CDMA-S. The "S" stands for Sprint in this case. I don't know what all the providers "letters" are, but I'm sure you could figure it out. I hope this helps.
answered 6 months ago
By
dri447
answer 3
It used to be that Walmart would code each phone at the end of its title on the website description. They now have removed those codes. However, the box in which the phone is packaged still has the code on the front left corner so if you are in a Walmart store and can see the boxes on the display, you will see the following codes:

GSM-A = AT&T
CDMA-V = Verizon
CDMA-S = Sprint
GSM = T-Mobile or AT&T

If you were to have looked at this webpage about a month ago, after the title to this phone, you would have seen: "GSM-A"

Currently on the Walmart website, the only hint will be the model number of some phones (but not all). If it ends in "G" it will be a GSM phone on AT&T or T-mobile. If it ends in "C" it will be a CDMA phone or on Verizon or Sprint.

Next time you're in a Walmart store, look at the Straight Talk display and examine the front of the box of any given phone. The code will be printed on the lower corner.

Here is an example ...not for this phone, however, but just to show where the code is located on the box (copy-and-paste):

http://fone-review.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553adf1538834014e8b64fc53970d-800wi

http://fone-review.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553adf1538834014e8b6508a3970d-800wi (close up)
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

I am considering purchasing a Samsung Galaxy SII prepaid with Straight Talk, there are no AT&T towers in my area. I am in the 04736 zip code vacinity.

I know this is GSM-A phone, but is there anyway that I can get this phone to work under Verizon network. CDMA-V?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Mike
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it is for att and can't be used on verizon.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Pcman2012
answer 2
If you go onto straightalk.com, it will have you to enter your zip code and tell you if it will or not.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
jenmichelle1978
answer 3
You can contact Straight Talk directly and they would be able to tell you.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
jenmichelle1978
Question

does it come with a charger

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
galacc
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it comes with a charger. The phone is a battery hog especially once you start adding apps. I bought an extra charger and keep one at home and one at work
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Ericu1
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
csmith8354
answer 3
Every new phone comes with a charger
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

can I download and read nook books with this phone?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Vickie42713
 - Bonnieville,Ky
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
you can use the phone to read books if you have good eyesight. play store has an app for that.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 2
yes google play
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
NursesLuv2help
 - Sarasota, Fla
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