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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

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

asked 2 years ago
By
george
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
By
14VegetaDBZ
Question

how do you know if the phone works on ATT

asked 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will this use at&t or verizon?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Bangtime
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
I tried putting in an AT&T sim card, but the Tracfone screen still pops up when booting up the phone, and I got an error message when I tried to make a call ("No service available", perhaps).

I think the only way to put in another card would be to root the phone, and I don't know if a custom ROM is available for the Straight Talk version of the phone.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
src233
answer 2
att
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
texmom75
 - Texas
answer 3
AT&T 4 G...and it is fast!!!!!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
NursesLuv2help
 - Sarasota, Fla
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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Mike
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No it is for att and can't be used on verizon.
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jenmichelle1978
answer 3
You can contact Straight Talk directly and they would be able to tell you.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jenmichelle1978
Question

do minutes roll over for unused minutes

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ken
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Definitely not! You must use the Unlimited Plan for this phone. That means you pay $45 each month for UNLIMITED MINUTES,(DATA, TEXT, TALK). You cannot 'rollover' unlimited minutes dude.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mycents
answer 2
if you do the $45/mo everything is unlimited so you just pay the bill every month, no worries with minutes :)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
mommyjsa12
answer 3
Straight Talk plan for Android phones require you purchase $45 monthly plan for unlimited everything. So "NO" you cannot rollover unlimited minutes.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
BigPrePaidFan
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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Lore
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
You can go online and prepay as much as you want, plus there is a discount for buying ahead of time.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
DClemm
answer 2
You can prepay ahead of time online.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
DClemm
answer 3
You can buy a year in advance... if you have that much money!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
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Question

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

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
catro
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
When you buy it should have came with the phone
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
NursesLuv2help
 - Sarasota, Fla
Question

It comes with SIM card - does it come with minutes loaded?

I read that it comes with a Straight Talk SIM card - would be good to add that to the product description - but I don't see that the SIM is loaded with minutes. So if I buy this, I still have to go to Straigh Talk and order the minimum $45 plan, right? or does it come with the first 30 days already loaded on the SIM?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
duckbilly
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you will still have to buy the min they do not come with it but you don't have to buy them when you buy the phone you can pay by your credit card when you activate it with straight talk
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mamma2005
 - 64466
answer 2
you are a dreamer. service is extra. $45 per 30 days.

sim card is only for that phone. only straight talk att network.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ThePhoneCollector
 - North Carolina
answer 3
I ordered it online and mine did not come with minutes, but I still think it's well worth the money
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mrbill4
 - South Central Pa
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 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
mamma2005
 - 64466
answer 2
It uses AT&T only.
answered 2 years, 4 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 2 years, 4 months ago
By
grammi12861
 - Pierceton, In
Question

What accessories come with this phone?What cases & covers will fit this phone?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone doesn't come with any accessories, but you can buy cases from ebay or amazon. :)
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Racheal82
answer 2
None
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
NursesLuv2help
 - Sarasota, Fla
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