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Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone

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

Does the phone have a plastic screen or a glass one?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
payne1317
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's actually glass. Just search for a used Centura on eBay and you can find them with shattered screens.

Here is a post about it.

http://androidforums.com/lounge/805087-not-all-phones-have-gorilla-glass-glass-all.html#post6338055
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jmcook79
answer 2
Feels like a quality plastic to me. Probably not on the level with Gorilla Glass but certainly up with most modern displays.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ironhans
answer 3
Plastic
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
joni50
Question

does it have voice activateing for texting

asked 11 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes this has voice text.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I believe so, but I have a keyboard app that I downloaded that also has the talk-to-text feature.
answered 10 months ago
By
kbeen
answer 3
Yes, it uses "Google voice typing" that provides a voice to text interface.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what network is it on

asked 11 months ago
By
don
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone operates on the Straight Talk network.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
It depends on what area you live in I believe. I'm running through AT&T
answered 10 months ago
By
kbeen
answer 3
It uses the Verizon native network ...native coverage only, no roaming.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I buy an extended battery?

I find that the battery runs out on standby in less than three days. The original claim on the web site was that it would last ten days on standby.
If I use the phone a few times to talk or text, it last less than two days. I have turned off Wi-Fi and blue tooth and I am not running any apps.
asked 11 months ago
By
jim
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can get an extended battery but it still won't last as long as you are looking for.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
That is totally normal for a smartphone. Most smart phones require a daily recharge - unlike their basic counterparts. Even a higher capacity battery will not last for 10 days. Note that I speak as a user, not a rep.
answered 11 months ago
By
TheKid72
answer 3
I personally have not seen an extended OEM battery for this particular phone. I notice that there are several after-market (non-OEM) batteries that have a higher mAh rating but it doesn't seem to necessarily extend the battery storage ability from what I've read ...like this one (copy-and-pate):

http://www.amazon.com/2050mAh-Replacement-SCH-S738C-Straight-CellPhone/dp/B008V3RU10

In addition to turning off the Wi-Fi, be sure to also turn off the mobile internet connection provided by the carrier as you may be connected to the internet and not be aware that you are (I'm kind of thinking that this could be the case in your situation).

Also keep in mind that the published standby times given by the manufacturers are measured under ideal laboratory conditions and real-life experience comes nowhere close. Many factors play into the measurement too such as distance from the tower ...if you are a long way from the tower or your signal is weak, it will deplete the battery much faster.

If you don't mind incoming calls going to voicemail (you can always turn the phone on periodically to check for messages or check for messages remotely), you might think about powering the phone off or put it in airplane mode until you need to make a call or otherwise need to use it.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

how do I set up voicemail?

asked 11 months ago
By
KK
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
1. enter *86.

You can also set up your voice mailbox from another phone by entering your 10-digit mobile number and following the same instructions.

2. Tap the Call button. If you hear a greeting, enter # to continue.

3. Follow the prompts to personalize your greeting and mailbox options.

Since this phone will use the Verizon Wireless voicemail system, you can view this tutorial if you get hung up (copy-and-paste):

http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia/voicemail/vmdemo_v1/
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I have forgotten. It should say how to in the little book you get with it.
answered 11 months ago
By
Cath12
answer 3
1. enter *86.

You can also set up your voice mailbox from another phone by entering your 10-digit mobile number and following the same instructions.

2. Tap the Call button. If you hear a greeting, enter # to continue.

3. Follow the prompts to personalize your greeting and mailbox options.

Since this phone will use the Verizon Wireless voicemail system, you can view this tutorial if you get hung up (copy-and-paste):

http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia/voicemail/vmdemo_v1/
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Which trac phones work in chama New Mexico 87520 verison?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Chuck
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
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answer 1
This trace phone will not work in Chama, New Mexico.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
As you check the different phones out, you should have the option of entering your zip code at the top to see if the phone works in your area. You may need to do this with a computer rather than a cell phone if that's how you're accessing the website. If the phones you like don't work in your area, you'll need to select a different phone or go to walmart and see what they have available.
answered 5 months ago
By
MrMike2112
answer 3
Chuck, I just did a quick coverage check of your area and it appears that you only have AT&T coverage. There is no native Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile coverage in the Chama area.

Therefore, you will be forced to choose a Straight Talk phone that uses AT&T.

One that comes quickly to mind is the Straight Talk ZTE Merit for $59.99 (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-ZTE-Merit-Z990G-Prepaid-Cell-Phone/20933055

.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can you keep your present phone number?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Morstr
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, as long as your current carrier approves it.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, as long as all conditions are met. One main thing to remember is that you must keep your current service active. A requirement to "port" a number is current service be active at the time of activation with the new provider.

Therefore, do not cancel your current service before activating a new phone with Straight Talk if you wish to port (or keep) your number.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Yes. You will need your current number's account number, password, and the name on the account. Give this information to straight talk and they can port your number. Also, your number has to be active and not under any kind of contract.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ghjkk
Question

I have to hear what is being said

I am hard of hearing which has prevented me from buying a cell phone.
The only phone that I could hear well was the speaker on a Jitter Bug
Phone.
P
asked 11 months ago
By
Smawow
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is not going to be a good phone for you to use.
answered 10 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You would have a difficult time with this phone then. I would not recommend it.
answered 10 months ago
By
kbeen
answer 3
Try a LG phone. My grandmother was hard of hearing too. She could hear better on my LG phone than her regular phone.
answered 11 months ago
By
Cath12
Question

Will it download photos to my facebook?

asked 10 months ago
By
Rita
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this phone will allow you to post pictures on Facebook with the Facebook app.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, through the Facebook App
answered 10 months ago
By
kbeen
answer 3
As long as you have photots in your galary, and have the facebook app you are able to download photos from your facebook, and to your facebook
answered 10 months ago
By
ashleymarie247
Question

Can you send receive text?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Bill
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, with an appropriate Straight Talk plan, you can send and receive texts with this phone.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
ToshaSue1
answer 3
yes you can forward your received messages.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Kascow
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