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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Can I use wifi without using my data minutes.
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Can the line be used for fax?
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Is this phone will work internationally?
Recent Question:
how does this ph work each month? I know I have to buy minutes & what ease to buy monthly?
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Is this Smartphone locked to T-Mobile?
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Are you able to use your same cell number from Verizon plan?
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how many home screens does this phone have
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Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone

There is a bit of something for everyone in the S380C Straight Talk Samsung Smartphone, which features a 1.3 megapixel camera and an alarm clock. This Samsung Smartphone is equipped with the latest technology, giving you the ability to play your favorite songs, send out emails and browse the web at fast speeds. In addition, this Straight Talk Smartphone has the ability to store up to 1,000 phonebook entries. Keep connected with friends and relatives with this Smartphone with its hands-free speaker that allows you to talk on the phone while taking care of chores around the house or driving. This Straight Talk Samsung Phone is loaded with many other desirable modern features, including text and picture messaging, an MP3 player and voice command.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone

Question

Can you get the same apps for this phone that you can get on an Android phone?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Donelyn
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I haven't been able to, so I would say don't expect this phone to be able to use any type of app.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 2
This is not an Android device so you cannot get Android apps on it.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 3
NOT AN ANDROID PHONE SO NO APPS AT ALL
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
TOOTS151
answer 4
No you cannot.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
eaglefsan76
answer 5
No, This is not a smart phone!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
1793
answer 6
No, it is a basic phone.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
cellphonefreak
Question

Why won't the text alert tone sound when I get a text?

I have had 3 people trying and they are good with phones
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
virginia
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've seen this complaint about this phone a lot, but I never had trouble with it. Make sure that the ringer is on, the button to do that is on the left side. To turn vibrate on, hold down the space key.
answered 6 months ago
By
Caitalin
answer 2
Contrary to what some have said, it's simply a problem with samsung and/or straight talk.
The predecessor phone, The R355 DID in fact alert people to a text and phone call-- EVEN in MP3 player mode!
This is just a bad phone purchase. Mine's going back tomorrow, because I would NEVER have bought this had I known that.
answered 1 year ago
By
LegendsOfBatman
answer 3
It is a known flaw. The only fix is a different phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 4
This problem seems to be the main problem mentioned by many reviewers. I bought my phone yesterday and surprisingly the text alert tone works on mine. I just selected one of the ringtones.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Tenkof
answer 5
It doesn't have audio set up for this phone. I called several times on this and no audio.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
dyspounder
answer 6
The phone will not sound when you get a text or voicemail!!! It must be a technical glitch that the company wasn't willing to fix. I emailed straighttalk directly and they confirmed that you will not get an alert tone when you get a text or voicemail!!! Dumb right?? I hate this phone! Uugghh
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Kidminister
answer 7
The phone is broken. Talked to a bunch of people on this and the only thing they really are telling me is to take it back if I want to get a tone for the messages. I am so angry I could kill this phone but it is going straight back tomorrow. They can keep a $60 phone that don't work right.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
HottWheels
answer 8
It is a flaw that the phone has. I got this product yesterday and encountered the same problem. I looked online for a solution, but found that there were none. I then contacted Straight Talk and was told that the text message alert feature on this phone was unavailable. I honestly should have read the reviews of this product before I purchased it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
HisDarkMelody
answer 9
I had the same problem and straight talk said that feature doesn't come with this particular phone. Sad excuse, I know.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tazzjazz
Question

is this a verizon coverage phone

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
lucky
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
According to Straight Talk, the answer to that is yes. I did notice that I had more signal than with other straight talk phones so I would assume that it's either Verizon or AT&T.

However, their customer service is terrible. Most people don't know what they are talking about and their answers are inconsistent. If you re-ask a question, you sometimes get a new answer. I had spoken to 5 different representatives to see which phones would be covered by a Verizon tower. At times they will tell you it's covered by AT&T and Verizon while someone else will say that a phone does not share those two towers so it's either AT&T/T-Mobile or Verizon.

The honest truth is that they don't know and these people really don't care. I usually received an answer where it's either or. It's either Verizon or AT&T, and some said it might be T-Mobile. You won't ever be 100% sure. So the most i can say is that this specific phone has more signal and works (at times) in tunnels. So I'm guessing it really is Verizon, at least a fair amount of the time.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 2
This is a CDMA phone, which is the signal Verizon and Sprint use.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 3
Yes it is. Straight talk CDMA (ends in C) phones run off the Verizon network. Their phones than end in "G" run off either ATT or T-mobile towers. You can tell which by looking at the SIM card of even the unopened box. It will have a string of numbers and within those numbers it will say T4 or T5. T4 is ATT, and T5 is T-mobile.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
eaglefsan76
answer 4
It picks up the signal from a Verizon tower
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
the5thelement
answer 5
Yes, in my location it is!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
1793
answer 6
Yes
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
cellphonefreak
Question

does it have google play and does it come with a memory card

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
tabbybear
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it does not usually come with the phone, unless there is some kind of special promotion.
answered 11 months ago
By
k0dell
answer 2
It doesn't come with a memory card, although it has some internal storage that you can use. You technically can access google play but it will not work. The internet on this phone is not very compatible with the format for most website.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 3
This is not a smartphone. It does NOT have Android. It does NOT have Google Play. It does not include the MicroSD card.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 4
no
answered 1 year ago
By
Iownpet
answer 5
no google play, the internet is VERY lacking. there is a place for a memory card though
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
tiffjamesnjj
Question

When you order the Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone, do minutes come with the purchase?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Kitty
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you purchase minutes separately.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 2
you have to buy minutes.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
HandyMan007
answer 3
Minutes are not included with any of the phones. You might get a special deal including minutes if you do a online order from Walmart.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
galivant2
answer 4
NOPE
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
TOOTS151
answer 5
No unless purchased in a bundle, you will need to purchase minutes in addition to the cost of the phone.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
eaglefsan76
Question

Can I post pictures I take on this phone directly on FaceBook?

asked 1 year ago
By
silverlady
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had a problem with that. I was never able to figure it out. It gave me the option to browse my phone for the picture, but it wouldn't upload. Sorry :(
answered 6 months ago
By
Caitalin
answer 2
I would think, that you first would need to upload the pics to your hard drive, using a card reader, then post them.
answered 11 months ago
By
k0dell
answer 3
Technically yes. But likely not.

It's unlikely that the phone is compatible (because mine was not) with the format which means you probably won't see most pictures and that most posts will look really messed up. If you can get around all this, you might be able to post a picture. Expect to devote a half hour for this.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 4
Yes.

You would put the Facebook upload link into your contacts and send it like any other message.
answered 1 year ago
By
Canopyfan2
Question

does this phone have wi-fi?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
docdie
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this phone has wifi.

However, the phone is not compatible with the formatting of most websites. The wifi is most useful for reading emails. Note - It doesn't load images very well and it doesn't zoom into images. If your email has an image, tough luck. You also won't be able to read most websites listed on google even though the search engine works fairly well on this phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 2
To clarify, this phone can do basic data over the cell but it does NOT do Wi-fi.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 3
No it does not have wi-fi.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
answer 4
Yes! The internet is kind of slow though.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
PandaGirlyGirl
Question

can i keep my phone number

asked 1 year ago
By
jll
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, I transferred my phone number from another network to straight talk.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
JOYLE
answer 2
Yes. But, even though I have the knowledge on how to, I let the sales person do it.
Why? Because they get paid to do it.
If a mistake is made, it's because they screwed up, and probably can correct it faster than I.
If there is a problem, they can get to the cause before I can.
And finally, because they will.
answered 1 year ago
By
LegendsOfBatman
answer 3
Yes. You must call straight talk to do this and it may take up to 24 hours.

Be aware that if you are changing back to a previously used straight talk phone, it is very difficult (if not impossible) to keep your phone number. What I am about to tell you is based on personal experience:

They will automatically give you a new phone number. The phone is not capable of using a previously used phone number once you change to a new straight talk phone. This is because they do not use SIM cards. There is a chance that you MIGHT be able to keep your phone number if switching back to a previously used straight talk phone. They have to mail you something (I don't recall what the representative said since I didn't go with this option) to put into the phone. This will take up to 15 business days. You cannot buy this piece from any stores.

This is a huge dilemma if your current phone is broken and you simply want to use an old straight talk phone. You will be up to 15 business days without a phone. If your service end date occurs in this timeframe, you must pay for the new month even though you will not be using their service since your phone is broken because straight talk has no obligations to keep your phone number when you are not using their service. So you will lose your phone number permanently.

So you have two choices. Either go without service for several days (which isn't a real option for anyone these days) and waste money paying for a service you aren't using. Or you can go and buy a new straight talk phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
Infinity89
answer 4
You can port your number.
answered 1 year ago
By
Sumyunguy
Question

Does this come with Verizon?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Bob102
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, the "C" at the end indicates CDMA service, aka Verizon.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
eaglefsan76
answer 2
Mine does!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
1793
answer 3
Ths phone is Verizon.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
cellphonefreak
answer 4
It uses Verizon towers.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
rliz2012
Question

Does this phone work with the $30.00/1000 minute plan?

asked 7 months ago
By
Cathy
on Straight Talk Samsung S380C Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES or the 45 dollar one...they are the only two that you can use.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
JOYLE
answer 2
I never had a problem using the thirty dollar card on this phone other than the fact of Murpheys Law. I used the phone more when on prepaid time. Best to go with unlimited, because if it can go wrong it will go wrong!!
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bubsterfinster
answer 3
yes
answered 6 months ago
By
nicolesgranny
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