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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

can you use 30 dollar card

asked 3 weeks, 5 days 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 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
Kwencie
answer 2
No. This phone only allows the $45.00 card to be used.
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
Munkytoe
answer 3
Unfortunately, no. An "Unlimited Plan" is required with this phone.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
richardarr
Question

can i skip a month or 2 with out penalty

asked 9 months ago
By
hen
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura 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 9 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
After a month you will lose your phone number.
answered 9 months ago
By
jmcook79
Question

how do I set up voicemail?

asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
KK
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
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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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I have forgotten. It should say how to in the little book you get with it.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 4 weeks, 1 day 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 4 weeks ago
By
QCWayne
answer 2
Yes, I believe so
answered 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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 6 months ago
By
jim
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
3 answers
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answer 1
You can get an extended battery but it still won't last as long as you are looking for.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can you send receive text?

asked 1 week, 6 days 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 1 week, 1 day ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
By
ToshaSue1
answer 3
yes you can forward your received messages.
answered 1 week, 4 days ago
By
Kascow
Question

What towers does it use, AT&T , sprint, Verizon , tmobile ?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Jim
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Verizon
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
pandabearjbl
answer 2
verizon
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
1234567er
Question

Do you have to change your phone number if your number was with verizone

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
slugger
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you do not, you can use and existing phone number.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
pandabearjbl
answer 2
When you set up the phone there is an option to transport your old number to straight talk.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
LibrarianGal
Question

voice comands

can it voice call and voice record
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tiny
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, just download a free assistant app...
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
billya1951
answer 2
yes. see your handbook
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
raonaid324
Question

sending audio through mms

i just recently got this phone and i was wondering can you send audio through a mms? every one and time i try it says "unsupported audio file try a different file"..i was wondering if it is possible???
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
beth13
on Straight Talk Samsung S738C Galaxy Centura Prepaid Smartphone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The stock messaging app may not support it. Not exactly sure. It should. You can download other messaging apps like Chomp that may work better.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
JustJerry
answer 2
Your file isn't supported, try another file.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
LeeLee92
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