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

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 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How do I find out what kind of signal this phone gets in ,y area? I am use to Verizon & I get signal everywhere!

asked 1 year ago
By
Candy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
To find out if there is coverage for the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White go to www.straighttalk.com and enter a zip code.
answered 1 year ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The phone featured on THIS page is the Sprint version of the SIII. It will use the Sprint native network and is a true 4G LTE phone. It will have very fast data speeds if within a Sprint LTE coverage area. The Samsung model designation is S960L.

There is a Verizon version of the same SIII sold by Straight Talk at Walmart. It has the model number of S968C. However, it will be limited to 3G data speeds. If you are okay with slower internet speeds, the Verizon version may satisfy your needs.

Currently (at the time I am writing this), the Verizon version (the S968C) in the white color can be ordered in a bundle that includes a $50 Walmart gift card. To order, go to this page (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-w-Bonus-50-Walmart-Gift-Card-Value-Bundle/35457224
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
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, 9 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, 8 months ago
By
hometownmom
answer 2
Nope it's already a Straight Talk phone just buy it and activate it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
LeeLee10
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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
hometownmom
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Can i do syype and watts up on this phone.

asked 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
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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, 5 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, 3 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, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
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Is this phone a GSM tecnology? Is it an international version?

I want to buy a unlocked phone to be able to use it in Brazil with a GSM chip card as a pre payed phone.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Carol
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3, White
2 answers
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answer 1
Buy the Google Nexus 5 Unlocked GSM (LG-G2) with S4 quality and Better screen for the same price.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
JB1953
answer 2
Unfortunately, this is a locked CDMA phone which uses Sprint CDMA-LTE and only on the Sprint native network.
answered 1 year, 6 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, 7 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, 4 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, 7 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 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

If i bought a Galaxy s3 through Metro, how can i switch to straight talk?

asked 1 year, 5 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
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