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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 Galexy have bluetooth capability?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Mare
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
bmc2
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
JustJerry
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
1234567er
Question

can i port my phone number ?

hello - I have a phone with an 815 area code from IV CELLULAR based in the illinois valley area - can I still port my number ? do I have to pay money to my old carrier monthly ??
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
marc
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. You can port your existing # over. If you do not have a contract with your other carrier, you do not have to continue to pay them.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
hoppyginmrs
answer 2
Number portability is a law and almost a constitutional entitlement.
Some special conditions can prevent you from transferring your number which is your responsibility to determine.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
GoodSol
answer 3
You should be able to port your number to Straight Talk. Your old carrier is required to release your number to a new provider as long as all requirements are met. This is by FCC mandate under the LNP rules.

Your old provider may charge you an early termination fee if you are under contract, however. Once you pay the ETF, no, you are not required to pay your old carrier monthly anymore.
answered 1 year, 2 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 10 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 9 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 10 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

I need a cover for my phone

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Kathy
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
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answer 1
If you want really good protection, this is a great case. I got the green one
http://www.beyondcell.com/ECommerce/General/BrowseCategory.aspx?CategoryId=1584

There other options available. It's the closest thing to an Otterbox available for this phone.

Here is the full list.

http://www.beyondcell.com/ECommerce/General/BrowseCategory.aspx?CategoryId=1584

Don't worry that it says Samsung Discover, there are 2 different versions of the Discover and S370G is identical to the Centura. The other one has a more square design so it's easy to tell apart.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
jmcook79
answer 2
I got mine at amazon.com and just put in Samsung Centura and there are lots to choose from...
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Friendfiend
answer 3
There are some pretty reasonably priced cases on both the Walmart marketplace or on Amazon for less than $5.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Silicone-Skin-Case-with-FREE-Black-Stylus-Pen-For-Samsung-Galaxy-Centura-S738C/28885200?findingMethod=Recommendation:wm:RecentlyViewedItems

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Centura-S738C-Accessory/dp/B00D22AMY2/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1380604286&sr=1-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+Centura+S738C+case

There are other options there on those pages if you scan around. Lots of colors to choose from too.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can you use 30 dollar card

asked 5 months ago
By
coletrain
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you have to have the 45.00 dollar plan.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Kwencie
answer 2
No. This phone only allows the $45.00 card to be used.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Munkytoe
answer 3
Unfortunately, no. An "Unlimited Plan" is required with this phone.
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this phone be added to another verizon account or does it only work with prepaid.

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Confused
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, it is Straighttalk only
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Friendfiend
answer 2
This phone only works with straight talk but straight talk uses Verizon towers. If you are close to Verizon towers you can use it. Straight talk is prepaid. You buy a card every month. Texting, calls, and internet is unlimited for 30 days if you buy the $45.00 straight talk card. You buy another card when your 30 days is up. Straight talk will send you a text message letting you know when you need to buy another card. You can not add it to a verizon account. It only works with prepaid. I love the straight talk service been with them for several years, no problems!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
spacegirl22
answer 3
This phone is only for prepaid out of the box.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
TheKid72
Question

Can I keep my old phone number from AT&T?

asked 5 months ago
By
Des
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I was able to port my phone number from MetroPCS so I would think that you could.
answered 5 months ago
By
QCWayne
answer 2
Yes, I believe so
answered 5 months ago
By
Helion1955
answer 3
Yes, just make sure your current service remains active when you activate and port your number to Straight Talk.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

can i transfer my contacts from my old phone

asked 5 months ago
By
cush
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, with a SD card you will be able to transfer your contacts.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
If you were on an android on your old phone you can just sign in with your gmail account and they will be there. If you had an iphone there is a way but google it and it will show you.
answered 5 months ago
By
CrazyDogMama
answer 3
Yes using Blue Tooth
answered 5 months ago
By
QCWayne
Question

What service tower does it work off of, verizon or something else?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Granny
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This Straight Talk Samsung phone runs off of Verizon Towers.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Verizon Wireless network.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
TheKid72
answer 3
Verizon
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
lovetoshop97654
Question

how do I set up voicemail?

asked 10 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 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I have forgotten. It should say how to in the little book you get with it.
answered 10 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
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