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Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone

The Straight Talk Samsung S390G Phone provides all the advanced features of a smartphone without activation fees, contracts, monthly bills or credit checks! This Straight Talk Samsung Phone features a 2.4" QVGA color display, full QWERTY keyboard, mobile web and 2MP camera with zoom/video recorder so you can take pictures and send to friends and family in an instant! This Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone also features Bluetooth wireless technology, WiFi, enhanced messaging and an MP3 player so you can play all your favorite tunes wherever you go. Additional benefits of the Straight Talk Samsung Phone include Voicemail, Call Waiting and Caller ID, Hands-free speaker, Voice commands and MicroSD card slot for up to 32GB memory cards. Store up to 2,000 contact entries in your Straight Talk Samsung S390G Phone. Service plan options: $30 All You Need Plan, $45 Unlimited Talk Text and Data or $60 Unlimited Nationwide and International Plan.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

Does his phone allow you to snd pic in a text?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Simmy
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ashng14
answer 3
I think it does...look at details for phone..if it has SMS capabilites..they yes..MMS means video..
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 4
Yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

Does this phone have a sound text message alert? The S380C I just bought does not. Can't have that!

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
CjMay
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
the phone does have a sound message alert. check your sound settings
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
Yes S390G does sound the text message.

S380C Is a CDMA phone and S390G is a GSM phone, where CDMA does not allow simultaneous tasks such as speaking on the phone and receiving a text alert.

That's not a phone issue, it's the way CDMA is designed. CDMA could allow simultaneous function but providers Verizon and Sprint have not implemented. The situation only improves somewhat if you own a smart phone.

Again, S380C works as designed. If you want functionality you would buy a GSM phone, with "G" in the model name.

I own two S390Gs and they're great though they are not high end smart phones, ie. you get what you pay for with prepaid services.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 3
THIS PERTAINS TO THIS QUESTION ONLY REGARDING THE S380C:

Samsung SCH-S380C
Change Notification Ringtone Tutorial
1.
From the main screen, press the key below "Menu."
2.
Use your navigation keys to go to "Settings," then press the CENTER key.
3.
Go to "Sound Settings," then press the CENTER key.
4.
Go to "Ringer Type," then press the CENTER key.
5.
Go to "Messages," then press the CENTER key.
6.
"Text Message" will be highlighted. Press the CENTER key.
7.
A list of your tones will appear. Highlight the one you wish to listen to, and press the key below the word "Play" to play it.
8.
To select the ringtone, press the CENTER key.
9.
To exit, press the red PWR/END key.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ScrupulousShopper2
answer 4
Yes, but you must set it up within a "sound profile". I'm hoping your phone works this same way...Go to settings, then choose sound profile. There are several sound profiles you can customize with ring and text tones. You can't change the names of the sound profiles themselves (normal, silent, driving, outdoor, etc) but you have many options for tones within each profile. Then you choose the profile you want active at any given time.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ScrupulousShopper2
answer 5
Yes, but you set it up within a "sound profile". You choose settings, then sound profile. You have various sound profiles that you can customize with ring tones and text alert tones: Normal, Silent, Driving, Outdoor. Although you can't change the names of the sound profiles themselves, you can change/silence the ring and text tones within each profile as you wish. For example, when I go to sleep and don't want to be woken by a text message tone, I choose my "driving" profile because I have set that one to silent for texts. When I wake up I select "normal" profile for the day.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ScrupulousShopper2
Question

Does this phone have an alarm clock?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jo
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it does
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
Yes and you can customize the alarm.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ashng14
answer 3
Yes. This phone has a "Wake Up Alarm" and 4 other alarms.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
RZombie79
answer 4
Yes.

You may set up to 4 alarms. And it will play tones only. You can not use an MP3 for the alarm.

The alarm feature can be setup as a shortcut, accessed from the keypad's shortcut key.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

does the samsung 53906 come with a monthly plan?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
cherish
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
monthly plan must be purchased separatley
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
yes...monthly plans are available..in most cases you can get by with the LOWEST/BASIC plan.....browser is NOT very sophisticated..but will work in an emergency...go to their web-site (straight talk or Net 10)..first to make sure this phone will work in the zip codes where you will need/use phone the most...
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 3
yes...monthly plans are available with Net 10 or Straight talk..go to thier respective websites FIRST to make sure the phone will work in your ZIP CODE..and all ZIP CODES that you travel/work in...
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 4
Yes.

This is a Straight Talk phone and you can buy either the $30 plan or the $45 plan. They are sold separately from the phone and are available here on walmart.com
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

samsung s390 straight talk

what service does this phone use? AT&T or Verizon
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
colt
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
ATT
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
AT&T.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 3
It depends upon what towers are the prevalent towers in your area...in my area in Dallas (near North Park Mall) it used the ATT towers..I was even able to access my OLD voicemail box on the ATT network (that I had just bailed from...)

By accident..I had to get another phone..I snagged one at my closest Wally World that is also close to North Park..after setting it up...no signal..only to find out that it surfed VErizon...which is NOT prevalent in this area....
GO to the ST website FIRST...enter the ZIP CODES where you live/work/travel (can enter as many as possible..takes one at a time..but worth gathering the info...why get a phone that may work at home, but not at work, etc...)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 4
AT&T
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
NonnaD
Question

Is this a touchscreen phone and what are the measures on this phone?

asked 2 years ago
By
biene39us
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
it is not a touchscreen phone and it is not a smartphone. it is a wifi capable phone with limited internet use and also capable of sending and receiving multiple emails too...
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
NOT a touch screen...at all...uses a button to move the cursor...up/down...right left....
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 3
No. The only touch is the button that looks familiar to a blackberry feature, but this is not a touch screen. However, it does take very clear pictures.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
MyTen
answer 4
Not a touch screen. Measures:0.47 x 2.44 x 4.41
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
gopher280
 - Roanoke, VA
Question

Does the Straight Talk Samsung S390G have a headphone jack?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Adam
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
Yes as it can be used as an MP3 player as well.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ashng14
answer 3
Yes. It is located on the top of the phone. This phone accepts a standard size headphone adapter (3.5mm).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
RZombie79
answer 4
Yes, it's on the top, left. 3.5mm ie.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

Does this phone run off Verizon or At&t towers?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Amber
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
ATT network
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
candyman85
answer 2
AT&T and shares with T-Mobile. It absolutely does not use Verizon.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 3
Verizon. The "C" indicates CDMA, aka Verizon. Straight talk GSM phones, model # ending in "G" run off ATT or T-mobile depending on your area.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
eaglefsan76
answer 4
It depends I think which service you use. I was under the impression that the G was at&t. Try Howard forums for any questions They're really a good forum for this kind of thing.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Negolien
Question

Does this phone have threaded text messaging?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Blackguard
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
no...it just shows current message..not like a "smart" phone where you see the previous "convo"
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 2
No.

However, there is a option for sorting message, by name, by date, by subject. That's not the same as threaded messaging but it is a useful feature.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 3
Yes, you can check to keep a copy or uncheck this feature. But I what I don't like is the feature that wants to change your spelling. I can't seem to find that feature to turn it off.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
MyTen
Question

What network does this use?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Ash
on Straight Talk Samsung S390G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Depends upon what zip code you live/work in.....call the techs at ST..they may be able to tell you more...I got a phone at a WalMart store in my zip...BUT it was on a Verizon plan and those towers are NOT in may area..hence, I got only 0-1 bars of strength....if you go to the ST website..."shop" phones...you HAVE to enter your ZIP CODE..IF this phone comes up...then it will work in your are..
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ZanKing
answer 2
ATT
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
NonnaD
answer 3
AT&T.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
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