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

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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 6 months ago
By
Challenged
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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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 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Hi Can I port my # over from us cellular?

asked 6 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 6 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
yes.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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I have a Galaxy S III from Verizon. can i use it with straight talk?

asked 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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Can i do syype and watts up on this phone.

asked 6 months ago
By
opalgr1972
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
You can do Skype, but not familiar with the other one. I love Waze and highly recommend it for anyone who likes to see real time traffic reports.
answered 6 months ago
By
LindyBugs
answer 2
This phone meets and exceeds the minimum requirements for both Skype and WhatsApp if that is what you meant. I'm making a lot of mistakes answering what I think people are asking but turns out that I'm not interpreting correctly.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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how much memory does this phone have?

asked 6 months ago
By
Julie
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
not sure if this will answer your question or not but I have 150 contacts AND I use the calendar in the phone to set for TONS of DAILY REMINDERS.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wacarc67
answer 2
Internal Memory: 16GB
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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If i bought a Galaxy s3 through Metro, how can i switch to straight talk?

asked 6 months ago
By
fatherson
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
NO! ONLY PHONES BOUGHT SPECIFICALLY FOR STRAIGHT TALK CAN BE USED WITH STRAIGHT TALK.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wacarc67
answer 2
I'd suggest starting with their BYOP page as it's difficult to say if it can be brought over for sure without knowing all the details.

BYOP (copy-and-paste):

http://www.straighttalkbyop.com/
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can the Samsung Galaxy S3 be used with at&t or Verizon towers instead of Sprint towers?

Spring has no coverage in my area
asked 6 months ago
By
Nick
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
NO, evidently the way Straight Talk designs them or has agreement with the carriers, only certain phones work on each network and they don't cross over. The best phones only work on the worst towers...at least in my area.
Sprint-Samsung
LG-Verizon
Not sure about AT&T
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
hometownmom
answer 2
Unfortunately, no. Straight Talk predetermines what network a phone uses and all phones of that particular model number will use the same network which in this case is Sprint.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

When i switch phones, will straight talk add my contact from my old straight phone

I have straight talk now, so when I purchase the new straight talk phone, will straight talk or walmart transfer my contact from my old phone to new phone. thank you
asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
shay
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
YES. HOWEVER. YOU WILL NEED TO "CALL" STRAIGHT TALK TO COMPLETE THE ACTIVATION AND HAVE "ALL" YOUR INFO, CONTACTS, MINUTES, DATA, ETC TRANSFERRED.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wacarc67
answer 2
Yes, Straight Talk will do that for you but the plan has to be compatible. In this case, you have to currently be on one of the "Unlimited " plans.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
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