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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

How does the Samsung Galaxy S3 differ from the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S2?

Could you provide a chart showing how the three phones compare?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
John
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
s3 and s III are the same thing
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
The phones themselves are exactly the same. however, on Walmart's website the one listed as S3 (white #STSAS968CWTPWP)uses the Verizon network. And the one listed as S III (blue #S960L) uses the Sprint network.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
robert1234l
answer 3
From using mine and friends with the same phone and other carriers...they are identical.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
BoyinColumbus
answer 4
John, I’m not a Walmart employee but maybe I can clear up a few things.

First, the S3 and SIII are one and the same …just expressed differently. Officially, Samsung calls it the “S III” but some will write it as “S3” for simplicity purposes, I guess.

Now, pertaining to the differences between the SII and the SIII, the two major differences that immediately come to my mind are:

1. the S III has an updated Android Operating System, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compared to the S II’s 2.3 Gingerbread

2. the S III has a larger screen, 4.8” compared to the S II’s 4.3” (the larger screen actually makes quite a bit of difference)

There are other difference in specifications but you can go to the Samsung website to do a detailed comparison.

And, as I’ve mentioned on quite a few of my answers here, there are TWO (2) versions of the S III that Straight Talk is selling through Walmart.

One has the model number of S968C which is THIS phone and will run on Verizon’s native network. It will be limited to 3G speeds.

The other S III being sold by Straight Talk through Walmart has the model number of S960L (or LTE-S on the box). It will be Sprint powered and is a true 4G LTE phone. Therefore, it will be extremely fast if being operated in an area where there is a good Sprint 4G LTE signal. In that case, it will be much faster than the Verizon version which is limited to 3G. However, we all know that Sprint has a much smaller coverage footprint compared to Verizon so if you are ordering the S860L, be sure you have good Sprint coverage in the places you plan to use the phone.

Both phones, as of today, are now being sold for the same price.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

will this phone work with NET10

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Sazzy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Soolongs
answer 2
No it will not. I tried.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
Question

What is hearing aid compatibility rating?

asked 1 year ago
By
Ed
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
The Galaxy S3 has an M4 rating (very compatible).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
I gave the M4 answer as that is what Samsung reports on the spec page for this phone. It may well be a misprint.

Copy-and-paste for the specifications ...it is near the bottom of the page under "Calling Functions - Features":

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones/SCH-S968MBBTFN-specs
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
M4
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
I believe it is M3 only.
answered 1 year ago
By
DadyD
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 10 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 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
excellent cam and flash
answered 10 months ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello brokefrequentshopper, yes this phones has an awesome led flash that is very bright. Hope this helps!
answered 10 months ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes it does. It has a LED flash on the rear camera.
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is voice texting available on galaxy 3 model by straight talk

asked 10 months ago
By
janet
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
yes.
answered 10 months ago
By
Cynco58
answer 2
yes samsung and google voice both available.
answered 10 months ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello janet, if you mean speach to text? Yes it does have this feature.
Hope this helps!
answered 10 months ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
richardarr
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Is this phone Bluetooth compatible

asked 10 months ago
By
Cindy
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 Prepaid Cell Phone is compatible with Blue Tooth.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes it is. Had no problem connecting it to the Bluetooth in my car.
answered 10 months ago
By
Cynco58
answer 3
Yes it is.
answered 10 months ago
By
beckadawn
answer 4
Yes it is I have bluetooth on my phone. It should be in your apps. if it is not already showing on your screen. If it is not then go to your applications and download it.
answered 10 months ago
By
avisb
Question

I live in Columbus, GA. Does this phone use verizon service?

asked 9 months ago
By
Catcher
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Hi Catcher,

Yes it does and it uses Verizon service
answered 8 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes it works on Verizon towers.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
My works threw verizon check first
answered 9 months ago
By
grandma1959
answer 4
Yes, the phone featured on THIS page, the S968C, will use the Verizon native network (no roaming).

It will be limited to 3G data/internet speeds and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
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 8 months ago
By
jj
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Hi JJ,

Straight Talk only uses Verizon
answered 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone work off Verizon towers?

asked 8 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 8 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
By
mtc1098
Question

can i use the same phone number?

asked 8 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 8 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes you can use your existing number.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I transferred my existing phone number without any problems.
answered 8 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Absolutley
answered 8 months ago
By
CashCrew
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