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Connect with your world on the go with the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone. Thanks to the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, this Samsung Galaxy smartphone lets you download a wealth of apps that will make your life easier. A comprehensive suite of features makes this white Straight Talk Samsung smartphone one of the most convenient and powerful smartphones on the market. This Straight Talk smartphone has a built-in 8MP camera for amazing image quality and is fully HD capable, so you can even get short clips and crystal-clear films at the click of a button. Thousands of programs are available through Google Play, making this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone highly customizable.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White

Question

Why do I get a warning that this phone will not work in my zip code? I had one thru AT&T and it worked just fine.

asked 11 months ago
By
Challenged
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Please check in person at your local Walmart. I have found the zip code thing online is not accurate, probably just needs updating.
answered 11 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
The particular Straight Talk SIII uses the Sprint native network which is notoriously known for having a way less coverage footprint than either AT&T or Verizon.

I think the reason that when you put your ZIP code in the Walmart website service confirmation box and it comes back as "Warning:This phone will not work..." is that it the area the ZIP codes covers has to have strong coverage over the entire area. This is to protect themselves.

Even though you may have coverage in that particular ZIP code, others may not. Therefore, Walmart and Straight Talk have to give the warning that it will not work because if they say it will work and somebody buys the phone and they are not in a good coverage area, they are going to say "you told me it would work! ...now I have to return this phone because it doesn't."

What I would suggest is to put your address or any other address that you plan to use the phone into the Sprint coverage map on the Sprint website.

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

Remember, though, this phone will only work where Sprint native coverage is available. It will not roam away from the Sprint native network.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

DOES SAMSUNG GALAXY S 111 HAS EXPANDABLE MEMERY

asked 11 months ago
By
PUGZ
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, through the SD card
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
yes it can fit micro sd cards up 64gb
answered 9 months ago
By
melovesme
Question

what carrier works with?

i live in lumberton nc i been use a straight talk for 3 years and i know my cell use a vrizon towers,, but a dont know if samsung galaxy s3 works on verizon tower ,, how can i know?
asked 10 months ago
By
wassanga
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
yes it works off of verizon this phone works great
answered 7 months ago
By
VickieMOMOF7
answer 2
It won't. There is a secret code on the boxes that tell which towers they work on and the Samsung unfortunately is Sprint. Will NOT work on a Verizon tower. I was heartbroken when I had to return mine but the LG for Straighttalk works fine-just can't figure out how to get Flash Player to work on it.
answered 9 months ago
By
hometownmom
Question

If I'm going to use this for straight talk do I need to purchase anything else like a Sim card

Like a SIM card or does it come with
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Amie
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
No, but again, don't buy this phone unless you can use Sprint.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
hometownmom
answer 2
Nope it's already a Straight Talk phone just buy it and activate it.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
LeeLee10
Question

Is this phone cdma- V

asked 1 year ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
CDMA-S meaning it is on the sprint network. The only way that I have read that it could be on the CDMA-V verizon tower is if you bring the phone from verizon with you. I am not a tech wiz, but there may be a way to get it to work on verizon. There are plenty of forums online that explain this, if you can understand it. I get a headache after reading a lot on it so I give up, but you may be able to understand what they are saying.
answered 1 year ago
By
Radiographer123
answer 2
This is a Sprint powered phone and provides true LTE speeds. However, make sure you have strong Sprint native coverage in the places you want to use this phone especially if you want to take advantage of the LTE speeds. Not all Sprint coverage areas have LTE at this time but from what I hear, the goal is to have it in all their 3G areas by the end of 2014 ...that's the goal but we know that could be far fetched.

This phone only uses Sprint native coverage and will not roam so that is why you want to make sure you are in a strong Sprint coverage area.

Sprint coverage is not good compared with Verizon and AT&T so again, make sure you have good Sprint coverage in the places you plan to use this phone.

Sprint 4G LTE currently is NOT in many areas but is expanding quickly. The Sprint coverage map will not show all the areas that have LTE so even though the map may not show LTE, you may have it nonetheless. Just make sure you are in an area of otherwise strong Sprint native coverage.

For those of you who doubt this is a Sprint LTE phone, read this (copy-and-paste):

http://www.phonenews.com/confirmed-straighttalk-samsung-galaxy-s-iii-powered-by-sprint-ushers-in-lte-access-22918/
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

Hi Can I port my # over from us cellular?

asked 11 months ago
By
mickey
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
I have been told you can, but ONLY if your phone number and service with your old phone is still working and in service. You cannot port a number if your service is not current.
answered 11 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
yes.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
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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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Why will this phone not work in 42223?

I had a straight talk phone and it was wonderful with service. I am upgrading the phone and would love this one but the website indicates it will not work in my area, why?
asked 11 months ago
By
Pamela
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Check with your local store, as sometimes the information on the website is not correct, as I discovered.
answered 11 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
Pamela, one of the reasons I believe that the Walmart service indicator says that this phone will not work in your ZIP code is that Sprint does not have coverage in the ENTIRE area of that ZIP code. To cover themselves against people who may be in the part of that ZIP code that doesn't have good Sprint coverage, they say the phone will not work so that those people can't come back and say "hey, you said the phone would work in this ZIP code but it doesn't!!"

As you might already know, Straight Talk phones use all the main carriers depending on what phone is used but this particular phone uses the Sprint network.

Go to the Sprint coverage map and put in the addresses that you will be using the phone and you can hone in on those addresses to see the approximate coverage. Most of the area along I-24 in the Fort Campbell and Oak Grove area have good Sprint coverage but as you get away from the interstate, the coverage gets spotty. The best way to see if you'll have coverage is to hone in on your address on the Sprint coverage map (copy-and-paste):

http://coverage.sprint.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=BO543STC
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

if i have a straigt talk phone can I import my number to a samsung s111

asked 1 year ago
By
keith
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can. The transfer might take a couple of hours but they will transfer from your old phone to the new one the exact same phone number. You will be able to use your old phone until it ports over to the new one.
answered 1 year ago
By
Radiographer123
answer 2
Yes, if you currently have a Straight Talk phone and you are changing or upgrading phones, you can have your current number assigned to the new phone and have the remaining minutes on your plan shifted to the new phone.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
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 1 year ago
By
rick
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
it is verizon i have this phone it pings off verizon all straight talk phones do
answered 7 months 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 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
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