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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White

Question

When can I get this phone on the Verizon network.

When will the Samsun Galaxy 3 be availible on the Verizon network. The only reason I have not purchase it is, it is not on Verizon network. I really do not want to go back to sprint.
asked 10 months ago
By
rick
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
it is verizon i have this phone it pings off verizon all straight talk phones do
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
VickieMOMOF7
answer 2
In northwestern Pennsylvania, Walmart just had a special sale for a reduced price on the Samsung Galaxy 3 III if you also bought a 2-year Verizon plan. So it would seem that you can now get Verizon on this phone--at least in some places.
answered 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

Is the galaxy s3 under verizon or sprint?

I Know it's straight talk, but who's towers they using?
asked 11 months ago
By
VicJ
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
All straightalk phones are through verizon
answered 11 months ago
By
shilohboy
answer 2
This model is for Sprint towers always notice this under the name wich is (CDMA-S) = CDMA Sprint
(CDMA-V) = CDMA Verizon
(GSM-A) = GSM AT&T
(GSM-T) = GSM T-Mobile

they always specify this under the name on the offered device, I hope this info help you to resolve your question,
answered 11 months ago
By
Hacker007
answer 3
Galaxy S series does not have a particular provider. It's who you purchase it under, which in this case is Straight Talk. Their towers usually run under Verizon's towers but now are also starting to you AT&T's towers as well. Usually depending on where you live, it's Verizon's towers.
answered 11 months ago
By
TracyJS
answer 4
Galaxy s3 uses sprint towers which in my area is horrible internet signal.
answered 11 months ago
By
GeneralPanchoVilla
Question

Please give supported network bands

asked 7 months ago
By
Veeru
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
3 answers
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answer 1
Please disregard my previous post. I mistakenly posted it under the wrong phone. This particular phone is in fact the Sprint model, or the S960L. My apologies.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Actually, this particular phone, the S968C, is on Verizon. 3G only.

850/1900 MHZ - EVDO Rev. A

There is a Sprint version of this phone that Straight Talk is offering that is Sprint powered however. Its model number is S960L (or designated on the box as "LTE-S") and will be a true 4G LTE device.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Sprint
answered 7 months ago
By
hometownmom
Question

Does the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 White have 4G LTE?

Does this phone work in the zip code of 70534 area code with Straight Talk? Is there a phone number to customer service so I can talk to a person?
asked 4 months ago
By
Bobby
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
3 answers
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answer 1
With all due respect to Community Answer, Estherwood shows excellent Sprint 4G LTE coverage. Again, go to the Sprint coverage map that I gave a link to in my previous post and it will be obvious. The I-10 corridor through Louisiana shows very good Sprint LTE coverage.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Straight Talk's customer service number is 877-430-2355. They do not have 4G available in Esterwood, LA and limited 3G.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Bobby, the Straight Talk phone featured on this page, the Samsung Galaxy III S960L will use the Sprint native network.

This particular SIII is a true 4G LTE phone.

Straight Talk sells four versions of the SIII, 1) THIS phone, the S960L on Sprint, a true 4G LTE device, in White, 2) the S960L in Pebble Blue, 3) the S968C using Verizon but limited to 3G, in White, 4) the S968C using Verizon but limited to 3G in Pebble Blue.

You are actually in luck as this phone, the S960L in White, has access to Sprint 4G LTE in Estherwood and all the surrounding area.

Here is the Sprint coverage map where you can check your exact address (copy-and-paste):

http://coverage.sprint.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=BO543STC

Uncheck the 4G Wimax box as this phone will not have access to the less desirable WiMax.

The Straight Talk customer service number is 877-430-2355. Be patient as their call centers are outsourced and sometimes their reps are difficult to understand. Most are very helpful, however.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone work for atat towers?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
mel
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
3 answers
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answer 1
No, again, the SIII on THIS page runs on SPRINT !!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
no verizon
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
VickieMOMOF7
answer 3
No, this particular SIII featured on this page (the S960), will use the Sprint native network including full access to 4G LTE.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

What network does this phone run on?

asked 9 months ago
By
manda600
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
3 answers
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answer 1
I agree with LindyBugs that if you have a Straight Talk phone which uses the Verizon network that you will generally have great coverage traveling throughout the U.S.

However, to clarify a couple of things. This particular Straight talk phone uses the Sprint native network. The network a Straight Talk phone uses depends on the phone and not necessarily the location when using the phone. Straight Talk phones primarily use AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint with some limited T-mobile GSM SIMS.

If you have a Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon, the phone will use Verizon no matter your location in the U.S. If your ST phone uses AT&T, the phone will use AT&T service no matter your location in the country. And, if your phone uses Sprint, as this one does, the phone will use Sprint towers no matter where you travel or your location in the U.S.

Also, the Family Plan that Walmart is offering is not a Straight Talk plan. It is called "Walmart Family Mobile" and will operate exclusively on the T-mobile network and generally use T-mobile branded phones. It will use Walmart Family Mobile plans and not Straight Talk plans. Straight Talk does not have "family plans" per se.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
The Straight Talk network uses other phone towers, whatever ones you are near. I have found from others it mainly uses the Verizon towers on the regular Strait Talk network. However, they are now offering a Family Plan in my area (DFW) that you can choose that uses T-Mobile towers. I chose to stick to the regular original Straight Talk as I have never had trouble with reception even while traveling.
answered 9 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 3
Sprint's native network. No roaming. However, this phone will have access to true 4G LTE.

Make sure you have good Sprint data coverage in the areas you plan to use the phone for as you probably know, Sprint's coverage is not as extensive as AT&T and Verizon and has spotty coverage in rural areas.

Sprint's native coverage map (copy-and-paste):

http://coverage.sprint.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=BO543STC

You can hone in on your address with this map. However, the map does not show all the new areas where Sprint has 4G LTE as they are continually updating the LTE service areas. They claim that they will have 4G LTE in place in all their 3G areas by the end of 2014 ...that may be a bit optimistic.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

I have a Galaxy S III from Verizon. can i use it with straight talk?

asked 9 months ago
By
Kat
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
All you have to do is buy the sim card at Walmart and switch them out. At least I have been told this is what you do, but go into the Walmart store near you and check with them first.
answered 9 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
Unless they've updated the guidelines, a CDMA 4G LTE Verizon phone can't be brought over (I'm assuming yours is a 4G LTE?).

Check with Straight Talk to confirm one way or the other. Call them or you can start with their BYOP website (copy-and-paste):

http://www.straighttalkbyop.com/
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

I am considering buying the samsung III ,the associate at walmart told me that this phone will run off AT&T but some reviews say Sprint ??

asked 9 months ago
By
Eric
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
If you choose the regular StraightTalk plan, you will have excellent reception off the towers that are near you. I have been told that mostly Verizon's towers are used, but since StraightTalk is a partner or service of TracPhone, it uses whichever towers you are near. So, no worries, and no towers in particular. I can tell you I have better reception than my sister's AT&T and my other sister's Boost Mobile.
answered 9 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S II will run off of AT&T but this phone, the Galaxy S III, will run off Sprint.

Could the Walmart associate have thought you meant the S II?
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can i tether my computer off the phone

i use my phone on the go all the time and my wife uses face book can she plug her computer into it to use?
asked 4 months ago
By
will
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately, the Straight Talk Terms and Conditions of Service prohibit tethering of any kind, including using a phone as a hotspot. The phones Straight Talk sells that have the ability to be used as a hotspot will have that feature disabled.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Unfortunately, the Straight Talk Terms and Conditions of Service prohibit tethering of any kind, including using a phone as a hotspot. The phones Straight Talk sells that have the ability to be used as a hotspot will have that feature disabled.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

if you buy this phone can I get it on verizon towers

asked 10 months ago
By
fred
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes all straight talk phones ping off verizon
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
VickieMOMOF7
answer 2
No, this SIII is configured for Sprint LTE and will work on the Sprint native network.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
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