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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White

Question

Is it better to wait for Samsung 4 on ST vs buying the S3? Was considering

buyng ZTE Majesty w/ extended warranty, then upgrading when S4 comes out. Have a proclaim now that is problematic. Thanks.
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Chuchu
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Chuchu, if you're still here and if you have not yet purchased that interim phone, the Samsung Galaxy Ace that I mentioned in my previous post has just become even a better deal.

I just noticed that Walmart is selling it now for $149.88 with a $50 Walmart gift card included which essentially brings the price down to $99.88 !!

This is an EXCELLENT deal for a phone with specs such as the S765C has. And it is confirmed that it does use the Verizon network.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Prepaid-Galaxy-Ace-Smartphone-w-Bonus-50-Gift-Card/36996045

.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
I spoke too soon in my post below. There is a new Verizon (or I "think" its on Verizon) phone that Straight Talk is introducing and is now available at Walmart online.

It's the Samsung Galaxy Ace which has excellent specs for a $150-phone. It has an Android 4.3 JellyBean OS, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a front camera.

This might be a good interim phone for you until you can purchase either a S4 or S5.

Copy-and-paste:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Prepaid-Galaxy-Ace-Smartphone/36202742
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I just purchased 3 samsung galaxy s3 phones, one for each member of my house...we couldn't be happier. Two of us upgraded from the samsung galaxy s2 little difference but not enough to really make much difference. They are excellent phones...
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Suzibug
answer 4
Straight Talk has already offered the S4 and it wasn't offered for too long a period of time. I'm not so sure that Straight Talk will offer the Galaxy S4 again or not. When the were selling it, it used the T-Mobile network ...I'm assuming you want a phone that uses Verizon? My hunch is that ST will not sell it again but I don't have inside knowledge ...it's just my hunch.

Read about Straight Talk's S4 here (copy-and-paste):

http://www.prepaidphonenews.com/2013/11/straight-talk-samsung-galaxy-s4-now.html

I'm not sure what the next new Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon will be. Straight Talk has just recently introduced the Moto G running on T-Mobile and the Alcatel OneTouch Sonic 4G LTE running on AT&T. It would have been nice to see one of them, especially the Moto G, running on Verizon but no dice. There haven't been any new Straight Talk Verizon phones introduced for awhile now so perhaps they are moving away from Verizon? ...not sure.

If you're not adamant about having a Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon, there are some nice choices for Straight Talk phones using GSM ...T-Mobile and AT&T. I'm one who likes the AT&T network so I'm personally happy to see all the new alternatives Straight Talk is offering, plus all the unlocked GSM phones that we can use with Straight Talk. Can't talk you into a GSM phone?
answered 4 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
KatWithaC
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
An unlocked phone allows you to change to other carriers.
answered 4 months, 2 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 6 months 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 5 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This particular phone comes in white. There is an activation card included in the package.
answered 5 months, 3 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this phone send and receive photographs?

I read a negative review referring to not being able to send or receive photographs, is that true?
asked 6 months ago
By
catcher
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, through Facebook or E-mail portal(from Google Play Store)
answered 5 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes you can send and receive photos.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
It can send and receive photographs. You can also find apps that allow you to edit the photos. The phone takes very nice pictures too. Amazing quality for a camera on a phone.

The review you read may have had problems opening pictures because of, like any technology, it may have needed a simple restart or the file may not have went through correctly. That happened to me on the very first picture I had received. I started the app and phone (super easy to do) and was able to get the picture. Of course, that was just the beginning. Since then I've snapped and sent so many pics and received many as well.
answered 6 months ago
By
Dotagnon
answer 4
My does
answered 6 months ago
By
grandma1959
Question

Does this phone work off of verizon towers

asked 8 months ago
By
Tara
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 8 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 8 months ago
By
lexico
answer 3
Yes CDMA 3G.
answered 8 months ago
By
MR2NR
answer 4
Yes, I live in the wilderness and I have had no connection problems.
answered 8 months ago
By
Landofdirtandrocks
Question

Does this phone work off Verizon towers?

asked 4 months, 4 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago
By
mtc1098
Question

can i use the same phone number?

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

if i dont buy a new card after 30days is there an activation fee?

asked 4 months ago
By
toreal
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no. but your phone wont work till you activate a new card. Also, I think after a time they can give your number away.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CatzGoMew
answer 2
no you are not charged an activation fee.
as soon as you do get another card call & activate it for free. you can also activate on line at straighttalk.com. its free to re-activate your phone
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 3
No, there are never any activation fees, re-activation fees, cancellation fees, or any other extraneous fees with Straight Talk.

HOWEVER, you will lose your phone number if you let service lapse more than 30-days. Straight Talk currently does not have any provision to "park" a phone number.

Therefore, if you want to keep your phone number, you will have to use a third-party "park" service which would necessitate porting your number back and forth to that third party to store the number for you for a small fee.

OR

...be assigned a new phone number when you re-activate service.

.
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. There is no activation fee with Straight Talk
answered 4 months ago
By
grandmasus
Question

more memory for the Samsung galaxy s3

can you have one with 32 or 64 gb ?
asked 5 months ago
By
jacob6936
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Either one are fine.....Most people like to goto 64GB.
answered 5 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
You can add upto 64 GB of memory to the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone by installing an SD card.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
This model as far as I know it's a 16gb model. The samsung website states that it's expandable with a micro sd card upto 64gb. Usually most cellphones that I see are upto 32gb as far as expansion goes. Just don't go any fancy I think there is a certain type of micro sd that is only compatable with cellphones in general.
answered 5 months ago
By
RedVenom
answer 4
Internal memory? No, not without rooting and we shouldn't be discussing that here as it is against Straight Talk's Terms and Conditions of Service.

You can, however, bump the external/removable memory to either 32GB or 64GB by using a larger microSD card which you can easily slip into the slot inside the phone.
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this phone work w AT&T?

4g ?
High speed g limit?
asked 7 months ago
By
Marilyn
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone is set up for the Straight Talk service. It will not work for AT&T.
answered 6 months 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
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