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The Straight Talk Samsung S738C Prepaid Smartphone runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. With a talk time up to 7.22 hours, this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura Smartphone can keep you connected throughout the day without constantly recharging. Capture pictures and videos with the 3MPl camera and video recorder when you insert your own microSD card, up to 32GB. Prepaid Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Phones are WiFi and 3G connected, so you can enjoy your favorite websites, videos, games and music on the go with this 3.5" touchscreen.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone

Question

Will I be able to call this area

I am interested in buying this phone and it is supposed to work in my area but when I plug in my mother's zipcode in Virginia it says it doesn't work there.
Does that mean I cannot call her on this phone?
asked 10 months ago
By
Madge
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it means the service provider in her area does not cover the phone. So if you were to travel to your mother's, you'd probably get bad service.
answered 10 months ago
By
JustJerry
answer 2
Madge, the "Check to see if it works in your area before you buy" box is mainly for Walmart/Straight Talk marketing purposes and is NOT a true indication of where the phone will "work."

Since this particular Straight Talk phone uses the Verizon "native" network, you will be able to use it anywhere in the U.S. where Verizon Wireless has "native" coverage (native coverage = towers that Verizon owns so, in other words, no roaming privileges on other networks).

Verizon is considered by most to have the largest coverage footprint in the U.S., so chances are you will have coverage in most areas as you travel in the country (except Alaska where there is no native Verizon coverage).

It will NOT matter where you mother lives, you will be able to call her as long as YOU are within the Verizon coverage area with this phone. Your mother does NOT have to have Straight Talk service or Verizon service. She can have a cell phone or a land line and you will still be able to call her as long as YOU are in a Verizon coverage area with this phone.

If you are curious as to where you will have coverage, you can view the Verizon street-level coverage map ...put in your address, your mother's address (should you want to use your phone when you are visiting her) or any other address where you think you'll want to use this phone (copy-and-paste):

http://vzwmap.verizonwireless.com/dotcom/coveragelocator/

Check the "Prepaid" button after entering an address or ZIP code and then hit the "Refresh Map" button. The purple-shaded area will essentially show the native coverage.

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BTW, if you are interested in ordering this phone, I see that Walmart is offering it with a $25 gift certificate so when you're ready to buy, order if from the following page as it will essentially give you the phone for $74.88 (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-S738C-Galaxy-Centura-Prepaid-Smartphone-w-Bonus-25-Walmart-Gift-Card/36179533

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answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

facebook

is it good with facebook and can u send pics to facebook
asked 9 months ago
By
ladonna
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Facebook app works as does the mobile site in the browser. Yes, you can upload pictures to facebook through either.
answered 8 months ago
By
Valarie777
answer 2
You can send pictures to Facebook. Facebook browsing on it is VERY slow though.
answered 9 months ago
By
FLgurlinAz
Question

how to reset phone

asked 11 months ago
By
jmrie
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
To reset the phone press the home key. Them menu, system settings, backup and reset, factory data rest.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Factory or hard reset procedure is on page 58 of the User Manual:

Press Home Key > Menu Key > tap System settings > Backup & reset > tap tap Factory data reset > tap Reset phone > Erase everything

If you do not have the manual, post again and I'll give you a link to the PDF.

Before you do a factory reset, try doing a soft reset first as a factory reset will wipe out everything and restore the phone to the way it was when new.

Soft reset procedure:

Press and hold power key about 10 seconds. It will reboot automatically.

Or remove the battery while the phone is on (most phones nowadays can withstand a battery pull) and reinsert the battery. This procedure has worked for me in many instances as it usually clears things if hanging up ...temporary storage, RAM, etc. (?).
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone require a Sim Card for Straight Talk service?

asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Missy
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone does not require a SIM card.
answered 3 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Missy, no, this particular Straight Talk phone does not require the use a SIM card. It is a CDMA -configured phone using Verizon towers and does not require a SIM card as do GSM phones that use AT&T or T-Mobile netwoks.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

can i use this Samsung Galaxy Centura phone with At&T service?

asked 7 months ago
By
CLO
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
No, this phone works with Straight Talk service only.
answered 6 months ago
By
MrMike2112
answer 2
Unfortunately, no. The Galaxy Centura featured on this page is configured by Straight Talk to be CDMA using the Verizon "native" network. You have no choice in the matter if purchasing this phone.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

will it work in ultra mobile plan

asked 7 months ago
By
hossain
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Short answer...no.
answered 6 months ago
By
MrMike2112
answer 2
Unfortunately, no. This phone is required to be used with a Straight Talk unlimited plan only.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone come with service upon purchase?

is the activation card the same as the service card or will i have to purchase the service card separately
asked 7 months ago
By
buffalo
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
You WILL have to purchase a SERVICE card, as in the $45 unlimited card, but the ACTIVATION card comes with the phone, to activate the phone so that you can put the service card onto it.
answered 7 months ago
By
BrandonM
answer 2
buffalo, you will have to separately purchase the first 30-days of service.

Many mistakenly believe that the "activation card" is the same as a "service card" which it is not.

An "activation card" is a paper card (usually red in color) that is enclosed with the phone in the packaging. It gives step-by-step instructions on how to activate the phone along with any numbers you are required to give to Straight Talk at the time of activation (i.e. MEID or serial number, etc.).

A "service card" is a way to provide service to the phone and can be purchased at Walmart before activation (either at a store or online)

OR

...purchased at the time of activation directly from Straight Talk with a credit or debit card. I recommend this method as you don't have to transfer a PIN/code which some find confusing as first-time Straight Talk customers.

The initial 30-days of service is $45 and is recommended that you only buy the first 30-days initially as service and service cards are non-refundable so if you are absolutely dissatisfied with Straight Talk service, you're only out the first 30-days of service as opposed to if you paid for the 3-month or 6-month card (because of the discount).
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is it touch screen?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jack
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
half13
answer 2
Yes it is
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TheTechLover31
Question

how do you fix it when it stops using a notifying sound for texts, also doesnt display in the bar

the settings shows the notification checked, the sound is on, and a tone selected. it just doesn't do anything when you get a text.
asked 7 months ago
By
Nick
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
call ST
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Naruto7
answer 2
Make sure your silent mode is off under settings / sound. Also, go to the Text settings and click on Choose Ringtone.
answered 7 months ago
By
QCWayne
Question

Does it have a front facing camera?

asked 7 months ago
By
nette
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
It does not. There's a thing on the front that looks like a camera, but it's actually a sensor that dims the screen when you're on a phone call so your cheek doesn't press buttons.
answered 7 months ago
By
RemiRemiRemi
answer 2
No, this phone only has a rear camera.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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