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This Android phone from Straight Talk features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen and an 8MP camera. It runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It is compatible only with Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited or $60/30-Day Unlimited International service plans.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White

Question

Is this a Verizon Phone

does anyone know for sure if this model is a Verizon phone? The last one I ordered I was told was a Verizon phone, but was Sprint. I don't want to make that mistake again.

Thanks for your help!
asked 11 months ago
By
Joni
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just got this phone in the mail today and it is a verizon phone! YAY!
answered 11 months ago
By
pgun3
answer 2
I bought this phone. Mine works on the Verizon network.
answered 11 months ago
By
AppleTree
Question

does this come with a sd card?

asked 11 months ago
By
samantha
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
my phone is prepaid, I don't know if that matter or not, but mine don't have a sd card.
answered 11 months ago
By
newbluei
answer 2
No SD card. You'll have to use your own or buy a new one.
answered 11 months ago
By
Tank619
answer 3
NO!!! go buy yourself a 16g or 32g Micro SD card. you will glad you did. i bought one on sale from Best Buys during Cyber Monday for $19.99 regular $59.99.
answered 11 months ago
By
wskga
answer 4
4gb upgradable to 32gb
answered 11 months ago
By
McDonaldsgirl
answer 5
it said it does but mine did not
answered 11 months ago
By
mcat2013
answer 6
Only if you buy it online. Phones in stores don't
answered 11 months ago
By
LJF630
answer 7
No I don't belive so...mine didn't.
answered 11 months ago
By
stinaamarie
answer 8
No I had to buy one
answered 11 months ago
By
Sheltimom3
Question

DO THIS PHONE COME WITH A SIMS CARD OR DO I NEED TO PURCHASE ONE?

asked 11 months ago
By
SAMANTHA
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It comes with a piece of paper that has a sim number on it and you use it to set up phone it doesn't actually have a sim card even though it has a spot for one...So no you don't have to buy one to use phone
answered 11 months ago
By
crystlschtz
answer 2
The sims in included.
answered 11 months ago
By
leeannsdad
answer 3
Yes, it comes with a Sims card loaded on the phone. Even though it says it comes with a 4gb SD memory card, it doesn't.
answered 11 months ago
By
Dealcatchers
answer 4
This phone runs on Verizon,CDMA. It does not use a sim card.
answered 11 months ago
By
ront65
answer 5
It comes with one already in it
answered 11 months ago
By
Allison1925
answer 6
If you get the straighttalk phone and use straighttalk as your provider you will not need a SIM card. If you purchase a Samsung Galaxy from another carrier like AT&T you will need a sim card
answered 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
Question

is this a 4G LTE phone????

Straight Talk, Samsung Galaxy S3. This should be a 4G LTE phone but don't see any mention of it for verizon straight talk service. I can't see paying this much for an outdated 3G plan. If it is 4G capable I'll go buy it today. Hope somebody knows.
asked 11 months ago
By
dutch
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
6 answers
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answer 1
No this only runs on 4G service on Verizon service....... however you will save hundreds of dollars a year over Verizon service.... if you do the math.
answered 11 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 2
I don't know if I can answer your question or not,but I will tell you what is on my phone. this is only mine second smart phone, the first was a cheap one. so I'm not to smart on all this stuff, still learning. but I got my phone on black Friday that how long I have had it. under the setting [about device] it says 4.1 android version.that all I see that might help.
answered 11 months ago
By
newbluei
answer 3
It is a 4g lte phone lol. According to straight talk you get 2.5G at high speed then they slow you down. I've jad my phone about two weeks and have't touched that. But I primarily use mine for texting my boss and emplyees, several e-mail a day a a little web browsing.
answered 11 months ago
By
McDonaldsgirl
answer 4
Sorry no 4G allowed on Verizon prepaid phones. It does have a SIM card slot that is open. Maybe in the future it will have 4G, or maybe you can get the straight talk sim from AT&T and use that? Duno.
answered 11 months ago
By
BigTfromNC
answer 5
This particular phone is the C968C which uses Verizon but, you're correct, it is limited to 3G.

Straight Talk sells two versions of the SIII through Walmart. Simply put it's as follows:

1. One version is this particular phone with the model number of S968C. Which again, runs on the Verizon native network at only 3G data speeds. The current price online at Walmart as of today is $399.

2. The other version is the S960L or designated on the box as "LTE-S." This phone is Sprint powered and is true 4G LTE. The current price online at Walmart as of today is $299.

So, one must make the choice of a Straight Talk SIII which is a true 4G LTE phone that is on the Sprint native network which we all know has a small coverage footprint compared to other major carriers.

OR

A Straight Talk SIII that uses the Verizon network but does not have LTE and is limited to 3G but with a very extensive 3G nationwide network.

The Sprint version or model number S960L can be viewed here (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S-III-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710

...as you can see in the description its features, it will state "LTE Dual-Band 4/17"
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 6
No its not the 4 is for a couple hundred more dollars lol
answered 11 months ago
By
Sheltimom3
Question

4GB MicroSD Card?

Walmart.com's description of this phone states it comes with a 4GB MicroSD card. I just received this phone and it's not in the box or the phone itself. I looked on straighttalk.com and their description of this phone states it does not include one, but I'm unsure as to if Walmart.com was offering a special deal that was supposed to include one. Did anyone else that ordered this phone receive the SD card? I ordered it during the Black Friday special... I'm trying to figure out if my phone is lacking the card or if walmart.com's description was incorrect.
asked 11 months ago
By
Curious
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
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answer 1
No mine did not come with a SD card either. They are very inexpensive. I just swapped the one out of my sII I replaced after swapping contacts and pics to the S3. Works great.
answered 11 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 2
Mine did not come with a MicroSd card, but I was able to use the one I had in my previous phone. I think it was a typo on walmart's part
answered 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
I was wondering the same thing. I didn't get one either.i got mine like you on black Friday. maybe the the ad was wrong. who knows.
answered 11 months ago
By
newbluei
answer 4
Bought 2 last week and both didn't come with the advertised 4GB MicroSD card
answered 11 months ago
By
ADAASFDAS
answer 5
no sd card here either
answered 11 months ago
By
1234567er
Question

Does it run off AT&T towers?

asked 5 months ago
By
Dave
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
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answer 1
no--Verizon
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
My phone is a CMDA which runs off Verizon towers.
answered 5 months ago
By
grandmasus
answer 3
No, the phone featured on this page is the S968C and will use VERIZON Wireless native coverage.

!!!!!
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Yes they run off of AT&T towers.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
No, the phone featured on this page is the S968C and will use Verizon Wireless native coverage.
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone (white one) have a flash?

asked 11 months ago
By
mk
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
CariH
answer 2
YES
answered 11 months ago
By
bpettett28
answer 3
LED flash on the rear camera? ...if so, yes it does.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Yes it does on the rear camera.
answered 11 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 5
Yes it sure does :-)
answered 11 months ago
By
brunswick69696969
Question

i have gal s 3 where can i get a simm card for stright talk

asked 5 months, 1 week ago
By
mark
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
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answer 1
straighttalk.com.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
You may be able to purchase them from WalMart or call Straight Talk
answered 5 months ago
By
grandmasus
answer 3
Walmart
answered 5 months ago
By
Midnight13
answer 4
You can get one at Walmart. It is a micro-sim.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
Mark, you can purchase a SIM card from Straight Talk either at Walmart or directly through Straight Talk. Walmart has both the AT&T and T-Mobile SIM cards available online and I've seen the AT&T SIM card at some stores. With the T-Mobile card, you'll have to do some cutting as it's the standard size. I believe the AT&T kit will have both cards in one unit and you can punch out the microSIM. Both should still be $6.99.

AT&T from Walmart.com (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-AT-T-Compatible-Dual-SIM-Activation-Kit/34565627

T-Mobile from Walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-T-Mobile-Compatible-Standard-SIM-Card/22288138

Remember, your SIII must be UNLOCKED and it must be GSM.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

how do i make sure i order the phone that operates on the verizon, i don't want sprint or any other network

asked 11 months ago
By
maymay
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you buy at the Walmart store, look at the lower left hand corner of the phone box and you will see a code. CDMA-V is for Verizon.
answered 11 months ago
By
Dealcatchers
answer 2
Make sure it says CDMA-V on the box.
answered 11 months ago
By
ront65
answer 3
the one that is the Verizon phone has better reviews than the Sprint one
answered 11 months ago
By
Allison1925
answer 4
The weird thing is when I purchased the phone I was scared because it says it is on Sprint network so I decided to just give it a try, but once I purchase it I found out it is on Verizon. I am in New York so I am not sure if it depends on what your location is.
answered 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 5
This phone with the model number S968C --or STSAS968CWTPWP-- will be on Verizon (native coverage only ...no roaming) and is limited to 3G. Just make sure you see somewhere in the model number this sequence: S968C

The version that runs on Sprint will have the model number S960L. It will be a true 4G LTE capable device but as we all know, Sprint's 4G LTE coverage footprint is very small compared to Verizon.

Again, if you don't want the Sprint version, make sure that "S960L" does not appear anywhere in the model number sequence.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does the White Samsung Galaxy S3 for Straight Talk run off of Verizon towers?

White Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Phone
Does it run off of Verizon towers?
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Mandy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
The mobile is compatible only with Straight Talk $60/30-Day Unlimited or $45/30-Day Unlimited International service plans.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
If the phone is straight talk it is through verizon cdma technology. If you get the phone from another company and you use let's say at & t sim card you will be on there system
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
angelssunrise
answer 3
Smuckatelli, BOTH the Verizon version and the Sprint version will have a "C" at the end. The "C" signifies CDMA. Both Verizon and Sprint are CDMA.

I think the best way to make sure that the SIII you order is the Verizon version is to look for the "968" somewhere within the model number.

Walmart designates the phone featured on THIS page as "STSAS968CWTPWP" ...note the "968" embedded within that model number?
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
The one I have does but you need to check the part number on the box and if it has a C at the end. Its a Verizon phone..
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Smuckatelli
answer 5
Mandy, the phone featured on THIS page will run off Verizon towers. It is the S968C. If you want a a Straight Talk SIII that uses Verizon, be sure to order from THIS page and confirm that the digits "968" appear somewhere within the model number.

This phone will use Verizon voice and 3G networks; native coverage only. There is no access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

Straight Talk offers another version of the SIII that uses Sprint which is a 4G LTE phone. Don't get them mixed up as many have done if you desire the Verizon version.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
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