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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White

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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White

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

Question

Who is the service carrier? Sprint or Straight Talk?

The first customer review I read refers to Sprint being the service carrier although Walmart and Straight Talk hide this issue. I would like know considering the fact that I would like to get away from the high cost of Verizon, although their service is excellent. If Sprint is in any way affiliated with Straight Talk, forget it. So Straight Talk what is your answer?
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Marillyynn
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't think Walmart and Straight Talk are really "hiding" anything as Straight Talk uses all four of the "big 4" networks and it is known that they are an MVNO. An MVNO contracts with the big networks to buy service wholesale and then resells it to us, the consumer.

On their website, Walmart discloses the network most phones use right in the title description of the phone.

This phone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has in its title line (CDMA-S) which means it will use the Sprint network.

As you scan the list of phones available on the Walmart website, you'll see that others will be denoted with either "CDMA-V" which use Verizon, or "GSM-A" that use AT&T.

So depending on what phone one chooses, their Straight Talk phone could use Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or even T-mobile.

Straight Talk is not "affiliated" with Sprint but they do contract to buy some bulk service from Sprint so that some of their phones will run on the Sprint network. Other Straight Talk Phones will use the Verizon network and others will use the AT&T network.

Straight Talk is actually "affiliated" with Mexico's América Móvil which is their parent company. So is Tracfone and Net10, other examples, a subsidiary of América Móvil.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
This particular phone uses the Sprint network.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/14/the-galaxy-s-iii-is-straighttalks-first-lte-phone-available-now-for-439-99-uses-sprint-network/
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
kmmatney
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why does this phone advertise as 4g, yet the phone says 3g?

the box says 4g and the information (on another site possibly) said 4g. the service is through net10. been reliable.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
eggsackley
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Sorry, I guess I didn't understand your question.

Net10 has several different configurations of the SIII. From what I can remember, one is 3G, one is 4G, and the other is HSPDA+ running on different networks.

Again, the Sprint version on Straight Talk (this particular phone) will use Sprint's native network which includes their quickly expanding 4G LTE in the areas where it is available.

I still don't think that's answering your question but I'll defer to others who might want to chime in.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
From all that I have gathered, it is true 4G LTE ...where it's available.

BUT, and it's a bit BUT ...it is only going to pick up Sprint's 4G LTE which currently is very scarce but rapidly being rolled out.

This phone will only operate on the Sprint native network so even 3G will be not as plentiful as other carriers especially if you move around a lot or are in rural areas a lot of the time.

If the locations that you will use the phone have good Sprint coverage, then it's a good deal especially if you're in one of the Sprint 4G LTE areas.

Sprint will also have a much more liberal definition of "unlimited" data for MVNOs using their service and probably will not throttle or terminate your service for using too much data.
answered 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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Can I unlocked this samsung s3? because I want to bring back to Malaysia.

someone says that by using z3x box, I can unlock it. but some people say it cannot be unlocked since it just can be use In US with US simcard. can somebody help me. TQ
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
mosby
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Buy the Google Nexus 5 Unlocked (LG-G2) with S4 quality and Better screen for the same price.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
JB1953
answer 2
mosby, the official answer (and that is probably what is appropriate to give here), is that any phone Straight Talk sells is by contract, or by their Terms and Conditions of Service, required to be used with a Straight Talk Plan inside the U.S.

It states that not only in their TOS but on the box as well. There is wording on the box that essentially states that you agree to use the phone only with a Straight Talk plan (which means within the U.S.) in exchange for being able to purchase the phone at the reduced price in which Straight Talk is offering it.

Therefore, it is officially considered a "locked" phone and Straight Talk ordinarily will not support unlocking it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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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 2 years 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, 11 months ago
By
hometownmom
answer 2
Nope it's already a Straight Talk phone just buy it and activate it.
answered 2 years ago
By
LeeLee10
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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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone use a Sim Card?

Is having Straight Talk a contract? Does it uses a Sim card and can someone from Straight Talk switch to T-Mobile or any other carrier after the contract expires?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Kate
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
THIS PHONE HAS A "SIM CARD" PREINSTALLED. STRAIGHT TALK IS A PRE PAID CELL PHONE SERVICE, YOU GET PRE PAID MINUTE CARDS EITHER AT WALMART OR PURCHASE DIRECTLY VIA STRAIGHT TALK.COM

YOU GET UNLIMITED CALLS, TEXT AND DATA (INTERNET) FOR $45 A MONTH

NO YOU CAN'T SWITCH FROM STRAIGHT TALK TO T-MOBILE OR OTHER CARRIER WITH A STRAIGHT TALK PHONE, THE PHONE WON'T WORK
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wacarc67
answer 2
There is no contract with Straight Talk. You pay in advance for your service so you can go month to month if you wish. You can quit at any time and go to another service. It doesn't mean your phone will be compatible with that service and you may have to buy a new phone to work with the new service you choose.

Some Straight Talk phones will have SIM cards and some will not. And some with SIM cards may be locked. This refurbished iPhone 4 is a CDMA phone that I believe does not have a SIM card slot and if not, you will not be able to use it on T-mobile service. You may or may not be able to flash it to another service. I'll let somebody else who is more familiar with the phone answer that.

This refurbished Straight Talk phone as it is shipped will be used with the Verizon native network.
answered 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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If i bought a Galaxy s3 through Metro, how can i switch to straight talk?

asked 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

how much memory does this phone have?

asked 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 months ago
By
wacarc67
answer 2
Internal Memory: 16GB
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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