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Straight Talk Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone

The Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone has all the basics you need to connect on the go. With the Straight Talk Huawei Phone you can download over 450,000 apps on Google Play, which is part of the Android operating system. This Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, 3.5" touchscreen and a 3 megapixel camera so you take photos and send them to friends and family in an instant! Additional features of this Straight Talk Huawei Phone include MP3 player, 800MHz processor, microSD card slot with 32GB support, instant messaging and GPS capabilities. With the Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone you also enjoy 3G/WiFi connectivity, 800MHz processor, 5 home screens, gravity sensor/tilt and shake and a phonebook that holds up to 1,500 contact entries. This phone will only work with the Straight Talk $45/30-day Unlimited Service Plan or the $60/30-day Unlimited International Service Plan.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone

Question

I see under the Storage settings there is a software upgrade. Where do we get it?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Amber
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
That would be the operating system Android.
There are many things to consider if upgrading the Operating System, least of which is the 'upgrade' must be customized for each phone. Therefore you must understand the hardware and the android platform to 'upgrade' it.
This is probably left to 'experts' only and not touched or the phone could be 'bricked'.
Good luck, and get you checkbook out.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
RipperJim
answer 2
The only way this phone will be upgraded is if Straight Talk sends out an upgrade. Otherwise you are probably gonna need to root, and install a custom rom which will more than likely void any warranty if you brick your phone.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Will this phone work with a squar card reader?

Just trying to make sure I can use this for my business. Thanks
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Kristen
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would look for a phone with more internal storage and more RAM. I had this phone and found that it ran out of available RAM and internal storage too quickly. I would not recommend using this phone for a business. I would look at the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim or higher.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
VintageRifle
answer 2
Square works with almost any Android. You can always check on their compatability lists also.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does it have vibrating alert ring

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
bobby
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
13sfritz
answer 2
Yes, it sure does.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does the striaght talk huawei y cme with an activation card

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
kc
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
PhonePhonatic
answer 2
This phone does not include any airtime when you buy it. Airtime cards will need to be purchased separately.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Does this phone have Hotspot to connect a Laptop?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Steve
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
No...as of now there are no walkthroughs anywhere i've looked to "unlock" this phone and use it as a mobile hotspot. Very upsetting. Not to mention, Straight Talk's Terms of Service strictly prohibit that sort of modification.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
PhonePhonatic
answer 2
No it does not. Straight Talk does not allow tethering or hot spot use.

If you are looking for those options you will need a contract phone that fits your needs and budget.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

do this phone have a app for hotspot-wifi

do this phone have a app hotspot-wifi
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
sirduck
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
No.Verison does NOT allow you to use this phone as a hot spot.IF you need a phone for that,this is not the phone or plan,for you.
Hope you find one that will.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
boxersandbostonsrule
answer 2
No, and even if you got an app from Google Play, you will still be infringing on Straight Talk's Terms of Service that says hot spot and tethering use is not allowed.

If caught tethering...Straight Talk can terminate your service on the spot without refund, blacklist your phone, and even go as far as preventing you from using Straight Talk plans in the future.

Is it really worth the risk to make your phone useless?
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

will this phone work in a basement in a home

we live in the basement of our sons home we pay for phone service for whole house but want to get rid of it and just have a cell phone but need one that the cell phone service will work we know att doesnot work and boost does not and trackphone service does not work
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ann
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
depends on your location to cell tower. I get great signal reception almost everywhere I am, but where I work I get no signal bars inside the building. So, I guess it just depends on where you are. I know that you can download for free a signal booster app on the Playstore.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Chuckster815
answer 2
No one can tell you one way or the other. Location of towers, distance to them, interference and a whole slew of other factors come into play.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
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When texting, do the text out and text in all appear on the same page for viewing?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
curious
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
yes they do, nothing I know you can do about that
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Chuckster815
answer 2
Yes they do. So you text person A and then text person B....there will be different threads for each conversation. You will easily see this from the messaging app.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
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does it has speaker phone

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
fay
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it is loud and nice too.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
RipperJim
answer 2
Yes, this is a standard feature on all smartphones.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Are there any charges if i talk to another cell phone carrier like AT&T ?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
siloverfox
on Straight Talk Huawei Ascend Y Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
The 45 dollar plan is unlimited Nationwide talk, text, data, and calls to 411 for thirty days. This is the only plan for this particular phone.So no there is no charge.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
dean439
answer 2
No. You have unlimited calling with this phone.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
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