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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

i want to buy another galaxy 3,i bought one and the carrier was sprint and now they tell me the carrier will be verizon is this correct

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jj
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi JJ,

Straight Talk only uses Verizon
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Actually, both the Verizon and the Sprint versions have model numbers that start in "S" ...the Verizon version being SCH-S968C or S968C and the Sprint version being SCH-S960L or S960L.

jj, just make sure when you are ready to order to pay attention to the model number sequence.

If you see the numbers "968" anywhere within the model number sequence, it will be the Verizon version.

If you see the numbers "960" anywhere within the model number sequence, it will be the Sprint version.

If you desire the Sprint version, go to the link I gave in my previous post. If you want the Verizon version, you can order the phone featured on THIS page.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I bought 2 of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Yes they both use the Verizon carrier. I do believe they did sell a version that used Sprint at one time however the current phone with the model # that starts with an S is Verizon.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Lisbeth1
answer 4
jj, Straight Talk sells two versions (in two colors) of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The one featured on THIS page is the Verizon version in Marble White. Its model number is S968C and will use the Verizon native voice and 3G network (no roaming). It will NOT have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

The other version is the S960L which uses the Sprint native network. It is a true 4G LTE phone and will have very fast internet/data speeds if used in a Sprint LTE coverage area.

The S960L, the Sprint version, is available at Walmart for the same price in the Pebble Blue color (the Marble White color seems to be out of stock) and can be ordered from this page (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does the straight talk samsung galaxy s3 run off of Verizon towers?

I live far away from town, and Verizon seems to work best where I live.
asked 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
KayKay
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
I ordered a refurbished G3 from Straight Talk's website. They didn't say that it wouldn't work with Verizon towers. After multiple calls and 3 weeks with terrible service, I discovered that the S970L only works with Sprint towers and that I needed an S968C that works with Verizon towers. In my area it's predominately Verizon with little Sprint service. I had to send it back and I'm currently waiting to get a credit on my charge card. I went to my local Walmart and bought a new one and it's working great now.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
Shoppermom58
answer 2
they have phones that work on Verizon, ATT you have to request which one. But I would go with a Verizon pre paid plan as Straight talk customer service is the worst. And if you phone ever fails under warranty and they do not have that model in stock the will send a cheaper model in replacemnt
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
trainman4146
answer 3
KayKay, there are several different versions of the SIII on Straight Talk each using different carriers/networks. However, the SIII featured on THIS page, the S968C, will in fact use Verizon for voice and 3G data.

This phone will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network and will only have "native" Verizon Wireless coverage meaning that the phone will not roam but use only Verizon-owned towers.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
I do believe it does...It gets the same bars as my old verizon phone did...Great signal..Awesome 3g service
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
HMCDOUGALD
Question

Does the camera have a flash?

I need to be able to take pictures at night so the camera needs to have flash.
asked 6 months ago
By
brokefrequentshopper
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Cell Phone has a 8 megapixel rear camera, with an LED flash.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
excellent cam and flash
answered 6 months ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello brokefrequentshopper, yes this phones has an awesome led flash that is very bright. Hope this helps!
answered 6 months ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes it does. It has a LED flash on the rear camera.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is voice texting available on galaxy 3 model by straight talk

asked 6 months ago
By
janet
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
yes.
answered 6 months ago
By
Cynco58
answer 2
yes samsung and google voice both available.
answered 6 months ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello janet, if you mean speach to text? Yes it does have this feature.
Hope this helps!
answered 6 months ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this phone work w AT&T?

4g ?
High speed g limit?
asked 6 months ago
By
Marilyn
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
This phone is set up for the Straight Talk service. It will not work for AT&T.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
1. The color of the phone has nothing to do with the network it will use.

2. Straight Talk does NOT currently sell a Samsung Galaxy SIII that uses the AT&T network ...no matter what color it is.

3. The phone featured on this page (the S968C) will use the Verizon native network and it can't be changed. If you purchase THIS phone, it will be on Verizon whether you like it or not. It will be limited to 3G and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

4. Again, THIS phone is NOT capable of accessing the Verizon 4G LTE network.

5. Same rules apply ...Straight Talk has the ability to throttle your data speed once 2.5 GB is reached. It will be reset back to "high speed" (in this case, 3G speeds) once your current 30-day cycle is over and you add additional service.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
No this phone will only work for Verizon. The Blue one is for AT&T.
answered 6 months ago
By
Cynco58
answer 4
No, neither of the SIII phones Straight Talk sells through Walmart will use AT&T. The one on THIS page (the S968C) will use Verizon. The other version, the S960L, will use Sprint. There is nothing you can do to change that.

The phone featured on THIS page, the S968C, will be limited to 3G and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

The S960L, using Sprint, will be a true 4G LTE phone. It will have extremely fast internet/data speeds when located in a Sprint LTE coverage area. However, as we all know, the Sprint LTE network does not have as extensive a coverage footprint as either Verizon or AT&T.

If you are in an area of Sprint LTE coverage, you can order the S960L here (copy-and-paste):

White:

www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-White/24223720

Pebble Blue:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710

Any phone used with one of the Straight Talk Unlimited Plans (and the SIII requires one of the Unlimited Plans), will be under the 2.5GB soft cap rules. Or, they have the right to throttle data speeds once that threshold is reached ...it doesn't necessarily mean that it will happen but they have the right to do so.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what new work does it use ,, sprint ,att&t or ???

i travel a lot ,,, need to get service
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
al
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a prepaid phone that uses only the Straight Talk Unlimited or Unlimited International service plans.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Because this phone is a CDMA...it uses Verizon
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 3
this one is using the verizon network. the blue one as far as I know it's on sprint or at&t
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
RedVenom
answer 4
The phone featured on THIS particular page uses the Verizon native network (no roaming). It does not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will be limited to 3G data speeds.

Straight Talk offers two versions of the SIII. This one, and a Sprint version which is a true 4G LTE phone. Straight Talk does not sell an AT&T version but you can purchase an unlocked GSM SIII from Walmart and then buy a SIM card from Straight Talk which uses AT&T or T-Mobile, your choice; one or the other.

Therefore, you have options on what network you want to use with an SIII on Straight Talk.

Verizon and AT&T will have the most comprehensive coverage if you travel a lot in the U.S. Keep in mind, however, there are some areas that do not have Verizon native service and one big one is Alaska ...no Verizon native coverage in Alaska.

I also travel a lot and have a Straight Talk phone that uses AT&T have found it has ubiquitous coverage in the places I travel. I also have a Verizon Mifi that can be used for wifi calls if I find myself in an area with no AT&T coverage so I'm pretty much covered no matter where I go. Both AT&T and Verizon will have good coverage in large metro areas ...and so will Sprint and T-Mobile for that matter but in rural areas, Verizon and AT&T are best.

Again, the phone featured on THIS page will use Verizon (native coverage only, no roaming).
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone work off Verizon towers?

asked 4 months ago
By
Sunshine
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
From what I've been told it picks up several different towers. I was told verizon when I first got my phone but I have much better service than I did when I had Verizon.
answered 4 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
It must. We only get Verizon Reception at my house and it works here. There is a link somewhere that let's you enter your zip code and it tells you if there is reception there.
answered 4 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Yes, mine is on the Verizon Towers. Be care tho, there is one for Sprint. Make sure 968 is in the model number. That is Verizon.
answered 4 months ago
By
mtc1098
Question

can i use the same phone number?

asked 4 months ago
By
SAM
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes you can, make sure your phone number is still active when you transfer and there will be no problem. I transferred 3 phone numbers from verison to straight talk .
answered 4 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes you can use your existing number.
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I transferred my existing phone number without any problems.
answered 4 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Absolutley
answered 4 months ago
By
CashCrew
Question

Can walmart ever tell you if the phone has a flash??????????? SHM.....

come on guys........its a make or break deal when buying a cell phone and you rarely mention it in any product description.....?!?!?!?!?!?!?! PLease.....or show a 360 view on every product. Multi pack indicator???? AMOLDED touch screen????? 4.6.9.12.345 android?? gingerbread who cares??? does it have a flash???? YES OR NO?
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Patrick12121212
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it has a flash & it works great on both the camera & video recorder
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
YES it has a flash!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
grandmasus
answer 3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a built in flash...
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Midnight13
answer 4
This product does have a flash.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Does the Galaxy SIII have a camera flash?

asked 9 months ago
By
mk
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 9 months ago
By
CariH
answer 2
yes
answered 9 months ago
By
robieism101
answer 3
Has auto flash, turn it off and leave it on option.
answered 9 months ago
By
Falcon007
answer 4
Yes it does and it also has a Flashlight that you can use when you need additional light.
answered 9 months ago
By
bpettett28
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