Search Product Q&A

Looking for Answers about Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone?

ACCESSORIES(Q:37443 A:54804)
APPLIANCES AND STORAGE(Q:28954 A:76955)
AUDIO VIDEO(Q:18034 A:27303)
BABY APPAREL(Q:237 A:352)
BABY CARE(Q:6476 A:18675)
BABY GEAR(Q:9960 A:23961)
BABY NURSERY(Q:10653 A:22510)
BEAUTY(Q:13968 A:29436)
BED AND BATH(Q:14217 A:29579)
BIKES AND RIDE ONS(Q:18672 A:34556)
BOOKS(Q:2554 A:2309)
BOYS TOYS MUSIC AND GAMES(Q:7383 A:6896)
CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS(Q:8029 A:11468)
COMPUTERS(Q:22630 A:36225)
FITNESS(Q:12346 A:29867)
FOOD(Q:17935 A:15083)
FURNITURE(Q:67045 A:142211)
GIRLS TOYS AND ACTIVITIES(Q:4903 A:11451)
HEALTH AND WELLNESS(Q:21361 A:33675)
HOME DECOR(Q:19013 A:29281)
HOME IMPROVEMENT(Q:38212 A:57017)
HOUSEHOLD(Q:8709 A:11698)
INTIMATE APPAREL(Q:1760 A:5594)
JEWELRY(Q:12810 A:12668)
KIDS APPAREL(Q:998 A:2575)
KITCHEN AND DINING(Q:32168 A:81070)
MENS APPAREL(Q:3466 A:8133)
MOVIES(Q:6140 A:9098)
MUSIC(Q:1165 A:1166)
NON APPAREL(Q:4437 A:5353)
OFFICE SUPPLY AND CRAFTS(Q:20672 A:26192)
OPTICAL(Q:3 A:1)
OUTDOOR LIVING(Q:33715 A:49300)
OUTDOOR PLAY(Q:14118 A:25869)
OUTDOOR SPORTS(Q:37397 A:62837)
PETS(Q:10752 A:20016)
PHOTO OUTLAB(Q:1 A:0)
PORTABLE ELECTRONICS(Q:20310 A:34342)
PRESCHOOL AND LEARNING(Q:3180 A:6510)
SEASONAL AND CELEBRATIONS(Q:6560 A:5295)
SPORTS EQUIPMENT(Q:7872 A:10585)
TIRES AND AUTOMOTIVE(Q:36517 A:35484)
TV(Q:10464 A:17952)
UNASSIGNED DEPT(Q:185 A:53)
VIDEO GAMES(Q:8553 A:13710)
WIRELESS(Q:32159 A:42003)
WIRELESS DEVICES PRE PAID(Q:31832 A:41595)
APPLE IPHONE(Q:1816 A:1705)
NO CONTRACT BROADBAND(Q:491 A:792)
NO CONTRACT PHONES(Q:13993 A:18005)
REFURBISHED(Q:1243 A:1799)
SIM CARDS(Q:1763 A:1495)
UNLOCKED PHONES(Q:3712 A:2977)
VOIP HOMEPHONE SERVICE(Q:1849 A:3796)
WALMART FAMILY MOBILE(Q:1113 A:996)
WIRELESS SERVICES(Q:319 A:401)
WOMENS APPAREL(Q:3585 A:10818)
Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Can you switch carriers? Like to AT&T or something..
Recent Question:
when you are out of minutes dose your phone just turn off
Recent Question:
how do you activate this phone
Recent Question:
what network service does this phone have?
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
is this phone a unlocked phone?
Question:
can you retreve voicemails from your moble when away?
Question:
Does the $30 service card work with this phone also?

Customer Questions & Answers for
Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone

The Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone features the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.
Customer Questions & Answers:
509 Questions
 | 
1,004 Answers
Overall Rating:
2.993 out of 5
3
out of
5
Product Details

Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone

Question

Does this phone have talk to text or speak to text?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Gerry
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes and i use it all the time when texting. after you've spoken your sentence, speak the words for your punctuation mark and the phone will fill it in. such as:
would you like to come over question mark
and the phone will convert it as:
would you like to come over?
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BurrheadJones
answer 2
yes, it does. i use it all the time when sending text messages. after you've said your sentene, just say the word for the punctuation you'd like to use, too. such as, you'd say "would you like to come over and watch the game question mark" and the centura will convert it to:
would you like to come over and watch the game?
it's not flawless, but once you get the hang of how you need to pronounce words and enunciate, you're golden. :)
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BurrheadJones
answer 3
It does, though I have not used the feature.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
shoppinntosave
Question

I need a cover for my phone

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Kathy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
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, 6 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, 7 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, 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can you speak into phone for texting(hands free)?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
val
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, That is the best thing. Go to settings, then scroll to Language and input. Click on Google Voice typing to turn it on. Now if you go to text someone and you want to speak the message, click on the microphone symbol which is just to the right of the 123 Sym square. If there is no microphone symbol, and instead it looks like a little gear symbol, press and hold the gear symbol, and the microphone will pop up. Touch the microphone, and it will now appear next to the 123 square instead of the gear. If you want to type your text you can, and if you want to speak it, touch the microphone symbol and speak away. If someone sends you a picture with a text, you can save it to your phone by touching and holding the pic. It will get bigger and ask you if you want to view and or save it. Fun!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Lynneethepooh
answer 2
Only via a third party app. YMMV on that feature.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
TheKid72
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
flmastertech
Question

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

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Confused
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
no, it is Straighttalk only
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
spacegirl22
answer 3
This phone is only for prepaid out of the box.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
TheKid72
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, 6 months ago
By
marc
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can i skip a month or 2 with out penalty

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
hen
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you are referring to buying the monthly service card--then I don't believe there is a penalty. However, during that time you may lose your phone number. But, once reconnected, you can get a new number.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
TR032
answer 2
Yes, there is never a penalty as you are not under contract and are paying for service in advance (or pre-paying for service).

However, the big disadvantage is if you let service lapse, you "may" lose your phone number. The word "may" is the language Straight Talk uses in their T&C and what their reps continually remind you over the phone but from what I hear through the grapevine is that they usually will give you 30-days before you actually do forfeit the number.

If having the same number isn't important to you, there is no penalty for skipping months.

Btw, I use a Google Voice number with my Straight Talk phone so that's an option you might want to consider. I can use my Google Voice number to call out and ring my phone on incoming calls in addition to my Straight Talk number. If you use a GV number then it really doesn't matter if you lose your Straight Talk number.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
After a month you will lose your phone number.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
jmcook79
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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
jim
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

how do I set up voicemail?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
KK
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I have forgotten. It should say how to in the little book you get with it.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Smawow
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is not going to be a good phone for you to use.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You would have a difficult time with this phone then. I would not recommend it.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Cath12
Question

does it have voice activateing for texting

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes this has voice text.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
kbeen
answer 3
Yes, it uses "Google voice typing" that provides a voice to text interface.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
richardarr
5 of 51 total pages