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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

Does this phone work off of verizon towers

asked 7 months ago
By
Tara
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 6 months ago
By
violasmith
answer 2
look at the bottom of the box/container the phone comes in. also look at the map pictured on that same box/container. if the map is red the phone works off Verizon towers, blue is Sprint.
answered 6 months ago
By
lexico
answer 3
Yes CDMA 3G.
answered 6 months ago
By
MR2NR
answer 4
Yes, I live in the wilderness and I have had no connection problems.
answered 7 months ago
By
Landofdirtandrocks
Question

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3

Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 witch one works on verizon towers
asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
dancenbear
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 (model #STSAS968CWTPWP) works on Verizon towers.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes, currently, white is the only color available for the SIII that uses Verizon. They are out of stock for the Pebble Blue color phone.

However, be careful as the Sprint version of the SIII in White is also currently available.

If you order the phone that is featured on THIS page, it will be the Verizon version.

The way you can tell is that the Verizon version will have the numbers "968" embedded somewhere in the Walmart model number designation (the Samsung model designation is S968C).

The Sprint version will have the numbers "960" embedded somewhere in the Walmart model number designation (as the Sprint version will have the Samsung designation of S960L).

If you look below on this page, you will see a section titled "Specifications" and if you look under that heading, you will see "Model No.:" ...do you see the "968" inside that number?

The answer should be "yes." Therefore, the phone on this page is the Verizon version of the SIII.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
check on walmart's site it will tell the carrier, it took me some checking and only a white one used Verizon as it's carrier
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
GentlemanTex
answer 4
If you order the phone on THIS page, it will be the SIII that uses Verizon. It will be limited to 3G data speeds and will NOT have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

The model number of the Verizon version of the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SIII is SCH S968C so if you see "968" embedded anywhere in the model number, it will be the Verizon version.

The Sprint version has the model number of SCH S960L and will be a true 4G LTE phone. It will have very fast data/internet speeds if in a Sprint LTE coverage area. If you see "960" embedded in the Walmart model number for the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SIII, it will be the Sprint version.

ANYONE ORDERING A STRAIGHT TALK SIII, BE SURE TO NOTE THE MODEL NUMBER ON THE PAGE IN WHICH YOU ARE ORDERING THE PHONE TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL GET THE VERSION YOU DESIRE.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 4 months, 2 weeks 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 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes it works on Verizon towers.
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
My works threw verizon check first
answered 4 months, 2 weeks 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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is this the S960L or the S968C

I know that one model runs sprint, and the other verizon. I was wondering which one this is? We get 0 sprint here, but Verizon and AT&T are great here.
Thanks for any help!
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Scotty
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
S960L is by TracFone and S968C is by Straight Talk and they both use Verizon.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
It is neither. It is Straight Talk.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I meant to say S968"C"
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Scotty, the phone featured on THIS page is the S968S.

Before placing an order, be sure to check at the bottom of the Walmart page featuring the phone and look under "Specifications." You will see a notation that says "Model No." If anywhere in the model number sequence, you see the numbers "968," it will be the Verizon version.

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

Take a look directly below on the page where you posted your question and you will see "Specifications" and below that "Model No."

Notice the STSAS968CWTPWP sequence and the "968" embedded in it?

Currently, the Verizon version is only available in the Marble White color and the Sprint version is only available in the Pebble Blue color online at Walmart. I'm not sure if they will offer the opposite colors again or not.

And, again, if you haven't seen my other posts, the Verzion version will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will be limited to 3G data speeds.

The Sprint version, however, will be a true 4G LTE phone and will have very fast data/internet speeds if in an area where there is Sprint LTE coverage. But if you don't have any Sprint coverage where you are, then it's a moot point.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

What accessories does the Samsung Galaxy 3 come with?

AC adapter ... charger ... cables ... anything ???
asked 4 months ago
By
Matt
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Nope...that's it.....That is why third party companies need to make extra dollars by selling extra stuff.....It's just like buying a car and if you want a navigational system in your car, you buy that item in order to have it.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This comes with battery and wall charger.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
Just to add, when you mentioned "cables" ...like most smartphones nowadays, the charger is a combination wall charger/USB cable. Therefore, you can disconnect the wall plug-in from the cable itself and have a USB cable to sync the phone to a computer, etc. or charge it via a USB connection.
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
A wall charger was all mine came with. I purchased an Otterbox because, unlike a contracted phone, there is no warranty.
answered 4 months ago
By
DreamOfGina
Question

What does it mean "prepaid" in the Samsung Galaxy III offer?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Sharon
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Prepaid means, you pay for the service up front instead of getting a monthly bill and there is no contract to sign.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Prepaid simply means, you pay for the service up front instead of getting a monthly bill. It's for customer who don't use the phone on a regular basis.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 3
You will have to either buy minutes $45 from Wal-Mart and add them to your phone or use the Straight Talk website and set up an account to add minutes to your phone. You can purchase 3, 6, or 12 months at a time but you must use at least the $45 monthly amount to keep your service active.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Lisbeth1
answer 4
Sharon, "Prepaid" refers to the service offered by Straight Talk. It means that you are required to prepay for service at least a month in advance as opposed to being under contract and paying for service after you have used it. All Straight Talk phones used on their service are considered "Prepaid." You are also "Prepaying" for the bulk of the cost of the phone you purchase from them.

The big carriers (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc.) will offer the traditional contracted service where you are locked into a contract for either one or two years. You pay monthly for the previous month of service and usually are offered a free or a heavily discounted phone to use because you are committed to use the service for two years. You will have to pay an Early Termination Fee if breaking the contract and leaving before the two years is up. They also require a credit check before service begins to make sure you are not a "deadbeat" as they want to make sure you will pay each month.

The big carriers also offer Prepaid service.

Additionally, most MVNOs, like Straight Talk are Prepaid providers. There is no contract. No Early Termination Fees, no activation fees, etc. Prepaid providers do not care if your credit is good and don't care if you pay each month as you are paying in advance for service you use and you've also prepaid for the phone (usually the phone is offered at a slight discount but you are paying for the bulk of the phone's cost in advance ...so again, the provider does not care of you do not pay each month as they have the majority of their cost covered).
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

is the service for the samsung galaxy 3 4g

asked 9 months ago
By
Dave
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It list 3G on the box.
answered 8 months ago
By
Dealcatchers
answer 2
No
answered 8 months ago
By
Allison1925
answer 3
No it says it is more like 2G, but I have gotten 3G... So far the phone has always run on 3G
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
This particular phone with the model number S968C will be 3G only on the Verizon native network.

If still available, Straight Talk is selling another version of the SIII, which is 4G LTE but will use the Sprint native network. The model number for that version is S960L.

They both have essentially the same features and are offered at the same price but one is 3G only on Verizon and the other is 4G LTE capable but on Sprint.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

What carrier does the samsung galaxy s3 straight talk phone run on for zip code 11727?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Kat
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The carriers for this phone are Verizon and Sprint for your area.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
look at the model # on the bottom left of the green box and will indcate which towers. see my previous posts on the model # that runs on verizon.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello Kat,
I found out that as long as you buy the white S3 from straight talk it will run on verizon towers. I have one and works great. Hope this helps.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Kat, if you order the phone on this page, it will use the Verizon native network but will be limited to 3G data speeds with no access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will use Verizon no matter where you are in the U.S.

Currently (as I write this) Walmart is running a special offer where they are giving a $50 gift card with the purchase of the White S968C, the Verizon version, which is essentially a $50 price reduction for the phone offered on this page. Copy-and-paste for the special bundle:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-w-Bonus-50-Walmart-Gift-Card-Value-Bundle/35457224

There is also a Sprint version of this phone which is a true 4G LTE device but in your area, Sprint does not yet have 4G LTE.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone work off Verizon towers?

asked 3 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 3 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
By
mtc1098
Question

straight talk samsung galaxy s3 4G lite?

asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
snowfairy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
No 3G
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 3
If you mean "4G LTE," then no, this particular phone featured on this page (the S968C) will not have access to Verizon's LTE network. It will be limited to Verizon 3G (EVDO Rev A).

Straight Talk's other version of the SIII WILL have access to 4G LTE but will use Sprint. The model number is S960L and it will be a true 4G LTE phone but as we all know, Sprint's coverage footprint is much smaller than Verizon's. If you are in a good Sprint coverage area, the S960L will be very fast; much more so than this phone. You can order it here (copy-and-paste):

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

^it will be in the Pebble Blue color
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Do you mean 4G "LTE?" ...if so, no, this particular version of Straight Talk's Samsung Galaxy S3 (the S968C) will not have access to 4G LTE. It will be limited to 3G only using Verizon native coverage.

If you want the same phone that does have access to 4G LTE, you'd have to order the Sprint version (or the S960L), which will be a true 4G LTE phone but will use Sprint which as we all know has a far smaller coverage footprint both generally and for LTE.

However, if you are in an area where you have Sprint LTE, the S960L will be extremely fast. Go here to see the phone in the Pebble Blue color (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
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