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Straight Talk Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White

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 phone gsm or cdma

asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
wayne
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Wayne, it is my understanding that the SIM card slot (slots) on this phone are used for LTE and since LTE is not accessible on this phone, the SIM card slots are "disabled."

My understanding is that the S968C is configured to be CDMA using Verizon. If the question is if the phone can be used with AT&T or T-Mobile, I'm certain that it will be very difficult and against Straight Talk's T&C of Service to re-configure the phone to use a GSM SIM card on the AT&T or T-Mobile network.

Please do further research on your own as you're getting conflicting answers here on this thread.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
This phone is GSM.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
If your speaking of the S968C it is a CDMA but does have a sim slot not used when activating. The specs say it's a GSM compatible phone. The S968C is on the Verizon network.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
TheKid1951
answer 4
The SIII featured on THIS page, the S968C, is CDMA and will use the Verizon voice and 3G network (EV-DO Rev. A) ...native coverage only and NO access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 1 month, 1 week 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 weeks, 2 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. There is no activation fee with Straight Talk
answered 1 month ago
By
grandmasus
Question

straight talk samsung galaxy s3 4G lite?

asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
snowfairy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
No 3G
answered 4 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 4 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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

How do I make sure this samsung galaxy s3 i want to purchase uses verizon towers?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
alli
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
see my previous posts on the model # which is on the bottom of the green box indicatin verizon towers. all store phones seem to run on Sprint.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 2
BOTH versions of the SIII that Straight Talk sells through Walmart are CDMA ...one on Sprint, the other on Verizon.

This one is the Verizon version and is limited to 3G data speeds. To "make sure" you are ordering the Verizon version, check to see that your order has "968" embedded somewhere in the model number (as has been pointed out for the model number of this phone).

If you want to save $50, order THIS phone (the Verizon version in White) from the link provided in my initial post at the bottom of this thread.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
Put in zip code 73949.

You have to get a CDMA type of phone. This is stated on the packaging of the phones in the store. Or, if you order off the web, the one that is on sale now for $349, that is a CDMA phone - Model No.: STSAS968CWTPWP.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Bruno1234
answer 4
alli, the simplest way to determine which version of the SIII you are ordering is this:

If you see "968" in the model number sequence, it is the Verizon version (which has the Samsung designation of SCH S968C). It will be limited to Verizon's 3G data network and will not have access to their 4G LTE network. If you order the phone on THIS page, it will be the Verizon version. Look below on this page under "Specifications" and you will see the model number listed as "STSAS968CWTPWP" ...notice the "968" embedded in that model number?

The Sprint version of the SIII will have "960" somewhere in its model number sequence. The Sprint version (or Samsung designation SCH S960L) will be a true 4G LTE phone and will have very fast internet speeds when in a Sprint LTE coverage area.

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
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is this phone Bluetooth compatible

asked 4 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes it is. Had no problem connecting it to the Bluetooth in my car.
answered 4 months ago
By
Cynco58
answer 3
Yes it is.
answered 4 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 4 months ago
By
avisb
Question

How much memory is this phone? 8gb, 16gb, or 32gb?

asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
bivischic
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone has 16GB of Internal Memory.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
16gb
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
SurvivalSpec
answer 3
16gb but with all the apps and OS on it you have about 12gb left. You can always add a micro SD card as it has a slot for one on the back by the battery. slap a 32gb one in there and your set!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
nixdad17
answer 4
16GB internal memory
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does it give you a new phone number?

asked 7 months ago
By
Blainebear
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
it is up to you.. you can get a new number or keep your old number
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
I had straighttalk before I bought this phone you can keep the same # or get a new one. they also allow you to bring your # from the other carriers.
answered 7 months ago
By
0987654321123456789009876
answer 3
if you dont want to keep your old number
answered 7 months ago
By
kevinvt1
answer 4
When you activate a new Straight Talk phone, you will given the choice of whether you want a new phone number or if you want to "port" your current number to use at Straight Talk.

So yes, if you want a new number, they will give you one.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How much storage does the phone have?

It says it comes with a 4GB microSD card but how much storage does the actual phone have? And how high can the microSD cards for this phone go? 8? 16? 32?
asked 7 months ago
By
Katie
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
The phone has 8gb and can take microSD cards up to 64GB.
answered 7 months ago
By
leeannsdad
answer 2
Even though it says a 4GB micro SD is included, it isn't. The phone supports a micro SD memory card up to 64 GB.
answered 7 months ago
By
Dealcatchers
answer 3
Not sure about the actual storage, but it can hold up to a 64GB microSD card. ps. It does not come with a microSD card, but I was able to use mine from my previous phone with no problem.
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
According to the Samsung website, this phone has 16 GB internal memory. The spec sheet also says it can support one of those 64 GB extended SD cards.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
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 4 months, 1 week ago
By
brokefrequentshopper
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Cell Phone has a 8 megapixel rear camera, with an LED flash.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
excellent cam and flash
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello brokefrequentshopper, yes this phones has an awesome led flash that is very bright. Hope this helps!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes it does. It has a LED flash on the rear camera.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is voice texting available on galaxy 3 model by straight talk

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