Is this Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C listed for $29.00 the same as one listed for $99.99?
The phone listed for $29.00 is model no. STSAS738CPWPAN and in the Specifications section says the service carrier is Verizon. The phone listed for $99.99 show it's model no. as S378C and service carrier is Straight Talk. I just want to make sure this is the same phone, and that it is not a refurbished one. Does anyone know if the different model #'s mean anything? Thank you for your help. Also shipping weight is different 0.8 for $29.00 and 1.5 for the $99.99. The product in inches for the $29.00 6.0 x 1.75 x 9.2 and for the $99.99 it is 4.44 x 2.4 x 0.45.......confused!!
asked 11 months ago
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C
Hi Kel. It is confusing as they have listed both. Many in my family have this model of phone. a few at the $99 price and few at the $29 price from this week. This phone was sold in the stores Thanksgiving night for a 2 hour deal for $29. With Cyber Monday (looks like week now) it is $29. We have seen no difference whatsoever to make us believe it is a different phone. As far as the networks. There is no Straight talk network. All of these phones are made by the same company that makes the Trac fone. Straight Talk can offer the cheap service because it does not own any towers. Different phones operate on different networks. An example on this one on the front of the box in the lower left corner I believe it says CDMA-V. CDMA is the type of network and V is for Verizon towers it uses. It does not use a SIM card. I use an LG-L40G. Mine said GSM-A. GSM is the network and it uses AT&T towers. GSM phones do use a SIM card. Best of luck. Verizon does not suit my personal needs anymore. If it does yours this is an AWESOME deal. Do not let this get away. This phone is worth way more than $29
I BOUGHT 3 FROM THE STORE AND THEY WERE ALL SMART PHONES AND HAD SOME GEAT APPS PRE INSTALLED AND I HAVE DOWN LOADED SEVERAL MORE SO I ORDERED ANOTHER ONE ON LINE WHILE I COULD
I called Corperate and they told me that theyre not really sure what the difference is but they did tell me that it might be that one is a smartphone and one is not (which doesnt really help considering that they seem alike.) I guess the best way to find out is to wait until it comes in and see whats in the box. There is a shred of light however they told me that if its not what Im looking for then all I would need to do is just take it to my local walmart store and they would refund me the money as long as I had proof of purchase...so I guess its just a waiting game. Good Luck to all who purchase this phone!
Kel, you've done your research!
I've been wondering about this for a few days now wondering if there is some type of misprint or if they will take this page down because it is a mistake.
I hadn't done as much nitpicking as you have so I kept thinking that they are the exact same phone but now that you've brought to light that there are some subtle differences, I'm not so sure. I answered a few inquiries below that this is the exact same phone being sold for $99.88 as the general model numbers are actually the same and they seem to have the exact same features. I'm now leaning toward this page being a mistake.
One of the reasons I am thinking it's a mistake because Walmart has the phone advertised in their Sunday ad in the area I'm in as "IN STORE ONLY ...Valid Dec 1 - Dec 7, $99.88"
This leads me to ask "why would they be selling the exact same phone online for $29 then?"
Let's see if anybody in authority answers ...lol