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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

straight talk galaxy s2

I would like to know if this new straight
phone is a gms or cdma.. Nice looking
phone does it use att or verizon tower.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
satcdl
 - Courtland, Ms
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It uses at&t
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mamma2005
 - 64466
answer 2
It uses AT&T only.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
SteveNYC
answer 3
according to prepaidphonenews.com, the ST Galaxy SII is a gsm phone, which puts it on ATT's network. I have had my SII from ATT for 3 months and I love this phone. I am buying 2 ST SII's to give as christmas gifts this year. Go for it, your won't regret it!

Cyndi B
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
grammi12861
 - Pierceton, In
Question

how do you know if the phone works on ATT

asked 11 months ago
By
ed
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight Talk actually has quite a selection of phones working off the AT&T network.
answered 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it come with a charger

asked 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
Ericu1
answer 2
Yes it does.
answered 10 months ago
By
csmith8354
answer 3
Every new phone comes with a charger
answered 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

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

asked 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Shopper928
answer 2
Type in this phone type on ebay search bar. They have thousands of them available.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
GrammaSou
Question

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

asked 1 year, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
14VegetaDBZ
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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
By
jenmichelle1978
answer 3
You can contact Straight Talk directly and they would be able to tell you.
answered 10 months ago
By
jenmichelle1978
Question

I do not see a manual on straight talk site for this phone how do I learn how to use this phone?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
catro
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
When you buy it should have came with the phone
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mamma2005
 - 64466
answer 2
You can download the manual for the Samsung Galaxy SII (SkyRocket) (SGH-i727). It's the exact same phone. It has just been rebranded for StraightTalk.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
SteveNYC
answer 3
under google search type S959G and there is a manual to down load if you want to look at it prior to purchase. If not the manual does come with the phone
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
NursesLuv2help
 - Sarasota, Fla
Question

You can only pay one month at a time with this phone?

I see the phone details say "Only works with Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan" Does this mean that every 30 days I have to buy a new card or can I have more than 30 days built up on this phone?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Lore
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can go online and prepay as much as you want, plus there is a discount for buying ahead of time.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
DClemm
answer 2
You can prepay ahead of time online.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
DClemm
answer 3
You can buy a year in advance... if you have that much money!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
4444433333333337778313344
Question

could you tell me what towers this phone runs on is it verizon or what ?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
randy6366
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Each Straight Talk/Tracfone phone is built for certain type carriers. Some of the Android phones are on Sprint (CDMA) while a few are Verizon (CDMA), others have a SIM card causing them to be ATT or T-Mobile depending on the area they are sold in.

On non-Android phones, normally CDMA on the box front lower area, means Verizon, and GSM means ATT, but sometimes T-Mobile, and it depends on the sim card that is shipped in the phone - usually ATT unless you are in a mostly T-Mobile area.

I just talked to my Walmart in Birmingham, AL, and the G S II says GSM, which usually means ATT here, and I have seen others post theirs is ATT in Florida.

Short answer - surely ATT, especially if ATT is good in your area.

Tracfone has always gotten the best deal with ATT, by the way, so they are preferred. Just buy the phone, and try it - you have 14 days to return it for a refund, except you have to pay for a $45 plus tax card, and if you like it, THEN and only THEN, call Straight Talk, and get your number transferred.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wal101
answer 2
ATT
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
mavega
answer 3
AT&T.....I live in south central Pa and never have any problems with coverage.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
mrbill4
Question

sim card

Does this Galaxy S II phone from Wal-Mart use a Sim card or not? I thought ALL Straight Talk phones had to have Sim cards ? But in reading other reviews, I am questioning that now???? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
All straight talk phones do not have to have a sim, it depends on what network they run on. Phones that run on the ATT network do have sim cards, this phone does have a sim card as it runs on ATTs network.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
straighttalkguy
answer 2
My s2 from straight talk website has sim card goes off att
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Skew
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