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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 cdma-v phone

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
c
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
Yes
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
KevDowl82
answer 3
Yes it is CDMA-V and works on Verizon towers
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 4
Yes, the particular phone featured on this page (the S968C) uses Verizon native coverage. No access to 4G LTE, however ...3G only.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does the Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk and Web come with the Samsung Galaxy S3

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
charlene
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Simetimes they do come in a bundle but generally, you have to purchase them separately.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
No it does not come with the service.
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
You will have to purchase your first month with the purchase of your phone. You do not get a free month with your purchase of the phone. There are a couple different unlimited plans to choose from. But if you are concerned that the Samsung Galaxy S3 won't have the same plans as the other Straight Talk phones, you have to worry no longer. All their phones can get the same, individually purchased plans from Straight Talk. What's more is that you can get the $45 unlimited plan one month and go to the $60 plan the next. That's the glory of pay-as-you-go phones.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Dotagnon
answer 4
charlene, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SIII does not come with service. You will have to purchase that separately and have service covered for at least 30-days in advance in order to keep the phone's cellular features functional.

You can purchase the initial 30-days directly from Straight Talk when you activate the phone with a credit or debit card. Or you can purchase a $45 Unlimited Plan card at Walmart. If you purchase service from Walmart, you will have to transfer a code to Straight Talk at activation. That's why I personally recommend that you purchase the initial 30-days of service directly from Straight Talk at the time of activation as there is less hassle without the need to transfer a code. After the initial 30-days, you can decide which method you want to use. I also recommend that you do not purchase more than 30-days of service initially until you determine that Straight Talk service is right for you as any service you purchase is non-refundable.

You have many options once you find that Straight Talk service is right for you as you can purchase service in advance in blocks of 90-, 180-, or 365-days or have Straight Talk put you on Auto-refill where they will automatically charge your credit or debit card each month for service in advance.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone come in black? Or just white? How do I Activate it?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
dj
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
No, this phone does not come in black. The only available colors that come in are: Pebble Blue, Marble White or Brown.

To activate, you will need to purchase a $30, $45 or $60 and call Straight Talk and give them your ESN/IMEI which is provided with the phone
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This particular phone comes in white. There is an activation card included in the package.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
It comes in black and white. Activation is fairly simple and it is located in the packaging with step-by-step instructions. You can either call the number in the package or go to straight talks website. From there you will need to enter information also located in the package.

There are many cases to choose from that will fit nicely and protect your phone. I found myself a more personally fitting one from an Etsy seller, though any found at Walmart would be suitable. The rubber based ones hug and create a more slip resistant phone. (Which is what I bought.) They are available in a plethora of colors so your white or black phone is just a basis to so many options!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Dotagnon
answer 4
dj, originally, Straight Talk offered the Samsung Galaxy SIII in four individual configurations.

1. The S968C which uses the Verizon native network and is limited to 3G data speeds with no access to Verizon's 4G LTE network ...in MARBLE WHITE (The phone featured on THIS page).

2. The S968C which uses the Verizon native network and is limited to 3G data speeds with no access to Verizon's 4G LTE network ...in PEBBLE BLUE which is a very dark purple/blue color; not BLACK.

3. The S860L which uses the Sprint native network and is a true 4G LTE phone. It will have very fast internet/data speeds when being operated in a Sprint LTE coverage area ...in MARBLE WHITE

4. The S860L which uses the Sprint native network and is a true 4G LTE phone. It will have very fast internet/data speeds when being operated in a Sprint LTE coverage area ...in PEBBLE BLUE.

Currently, only #1, the phone on THIS page and #4, the PEBBLE BLUE S960L using Sprint are in stock online at Walmart. Go to this page to order the S960L in PEBBLE BLUE (copy-and-paste):

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

Once you receive the phone, enclosed in the box will be an "activation card" which will give you step-by-step instructions on how to activate the phone. You can either do it online or over the phone with a Straight Talk representative. At the time of activation, you will have the opportunity to "port" your current phone number if you wish and will also be able to charge on a credit or debit card the first 30-days of service.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone have gps and can you get a stylist for this galaxy s 3

asked 7 months ago
By
catlady18
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
It does have GPS capability. Got my stylus on Amazon...
answered 7 months ago
By
campkuz
answer 2
Yes it has gps and any stylist will work on any touch screen.
answered 7 months ago
By
nursecall
answer 3
Yes it has gps and any stylist will work on any touch dcreen phone
answered 7 months ago
By
nursecall
answer 4
The phone has GPS - it uses Google maps and works great. I'm not sure about a stylus. The touchscreen is really user friendly, so I don't know why you'd need one.
answered 7 months ago
By
surgicalnurse
Question

does this phone come with a $100.00 gift card ?

asked 6 months ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Don't we all wish! :-)) No it does not.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
This phone at times does come with a 100 gift card and sells for 399. it is being offered now for 349. without a card.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 3
It did at one time but, unfortunately, I no longer see that particular bundle available. When it was available, you had to order it from a different page than this one. I spent some time to look for that bundle but all I could find was a page that said that it was no longer available.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Walmart had the Samsuge Galaxy S3 listed several times:
1. Just the phone white
2. Just the phone blue
3. Phone with case
4. Phone with $100 gift card
ALL 4 were priced $399 each

I got the phone with the gift card
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
NewKitten
Question

Is the S4 available on Straight Talk?

asked 6 months ago
By
Reign
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the Galaxy S4 is available for Straight Talk.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
You will have to call straight talk or go to their website and enter your phone's info to find out. Easiest and fastest way is online.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Dee2014
answer 3
not at the moment, maybe later.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 4
Yes, but I see it's currently out of stock. Go here to see it on the Walmart website (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S4-Prepaid-Smartphone/31528020
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Will this phone provide a wi-fi hot spot?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
lfpd
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
NO....This phone does not provide WiFi hotspots....to do so, you will need: Verizon Wireless Jetpack MiFi 5510
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
No it will not provide a hot spot
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
As of right now, Straight Talk plans do not allow tethering and I have not seen any option in the settings of the phone to use it as a wi-fi hot spot.
answered 4 months ago
By
Str8shooter3006
answer 4
Unfortunately, the Straight Talk Terms and Conditions of Service prohibit tethering including using a phone as a hotspot. Therefore, the ability for this phone to be used as a hotspot has been disabled by Straight Talk.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone have nfc

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
cathycme
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
However, it is available only on the Galaxy S5
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
NFC.....you mean Near Field Communications? No it does not
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 3
Yes it has NFC.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 4
Yes it does and works in conjunction with Android Beam.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

What's the difference in buying a locked phone verses an unlocked phone? Planning to switch to Straight Talk but not sure which way to go.

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
KatWithaC
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
An unlocked phone allows you to change to other carriers.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Hi Kat with a C,

A locked phone simply means that your phone is exclusive to that carrier and only to that carrier. An UNlocked phone means, you can use this phone on almost all of the networks such as AT&T, Sprint Verizon, Metro PCS and so forth, but will require registration and a network code that you can purchase from them.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 3
unlocked phone is what you need. If you want to switch over with your existing phone then you would need to have your phone unlocked unless it's already done. Locked phones means it's still locked into the service it is right now. I'm not sure about CDMA phones but that's what you have to do with phones that need sim cards.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
RedVenom
answer 4
A locked phone is one that is "locked" to a particular provider or carrier. It normally is intended to be used with one provider only and can't be "easily" switched from provider to provider without "unlocking." The phones Straight Talk sells (both GSM and CDMA) can be considered "locked" to Straight Talk service and you agree to use it on the network carrier that is predetermined by Straight Talk.

The particular phone on THIS page, the Samsung Galaxy SIII S968C, is a CDMA phone that uses Verizon "native" network and and can be considered "locked" to Straight Talk service. By purchasing this phone, you agree to use it as configured.

An unlocked new phone pertaining to Straight Talk service is generally a GSM phone that can accept a SIM card. Using it at Straight Talk would require it to be used with either the AT&T network or the T-Mobile network. Walmart carries an extensive offering of unlocked GSM phones that can be used at Straight Talk. Once purchasing the new unlocked GSM phone, you then will have to purchase a SIM card from Straight Talk (or another provider if not using Straight Talk) for it to function as intended.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this phone work with NET10

asked 8 months ago
By
Sazzy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 8 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 2
No it will not. I tried.
answered 8 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 3
No it will not work with Net 10, it will only work with the Straight Talk Service, which will cost you exactly 47.00 and some change once a month.
answered 8 months ago
By
mariansc
answer 4
Although Net10 and Straight Talk are both subsidiaries of TracFone, each division will have its own plans that only work on phones sold by that division. In other words, they are not interchangeable. Straight Talk phones are intended to use Straight Talk plans and Net10 phones are intended to be used on Net10 plans, etc.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
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