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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 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
Answers
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, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This particular phone comes in white. There is an activation card included in the package.
answered 5 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 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
Answers
answer 1
Yes, through Facebook or E-mail portal(from Google Play Store)
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes you can send and receive photos.
answered 6 months 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 9 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 5 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 5 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
By
mtc1098
Question

can i use the same phone number?

asked 5 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 5 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes you can use your existing number.
answered 5 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I transferred my existing phone number without any problems.
answered 5 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Absolutley
answered 5 months ago
By
CashCrew
Question

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

asked 4 months, 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 months, 3 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 4 months 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, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. There is no activation fee with Straight Talk
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
grandmasus
Question

more memory for the Samsung galaxy s3

can you have one with 32 or 64 gb ?
asked 5 months, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
No this phone will only work for Verizon. The Blue one is for AT&T.
answered 7 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
Question

Is this powered more by Verizon or AT&T

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Puffer
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The box or paperwork should tell you. If the box shows cdma-v then you are powered by verizon.
I don't think straight talk uses AT&T towers.
answered 4 months ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
Verizon lines
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
CindyMaria
answer 3
Puffer, this particular phone (the one on THIS page), the S968C, will use the Verizon Wireless voice and 3G (EVDO Rev. A) network with NO access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

It is configured strictly for CDMA using Verizon and will not use AT&T towers at all.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
This particular phone (the one on THIS page), the S968C, will use the Verizon Wireless voice and 3G (EVDO Rev. A) network with NO access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

It is configured strictly for CDMA using Verizon and will not use AT&T towers at all.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does the straight talk samsung galaxy s3 run off of Verizon towers?

I live far away from town, and Verizon seems to work best where I live.
asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
KayKay
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I ordered a refurbished G3 from Straight Talk's website. They didn't say that it wouldn't work with Verizon towers. After multiple calls and 3 weeks with terrible service, I discovered that the S970L only works with Sprint towers and that I needed an S968C that works with Verizon towers. In my area it's predominately Verizon with little Sprint service. I had to send it back and I'm currently waiting to get a credit on my charge card. I went to my local Walmart and bought a new one and it's working great now.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Shoppermom58
answer 2
they have phones that work on Verizon, ATT you have to request which one. But I would go with a Verizon pre paid plan as Straight talk customer service is the worst. And if you phone ever fails under warranty and they do not have that model in stock the will send a cheaper model in replacemnt
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
trainman4146
answer 3
KayKay, there are several different versions of the SIII on Straight Talk each using different carriers/networks. However, the SIII featured on THIS page, the S968C, will in fact use Verizon for voice and 3G data.

This phone will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network and will only have "native" Verizon Wireless coverage meaning that the phone will not roam but use only Verizon-owned towers.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
I do believe it does...It gets the same bars as my old verizon phone did...Great signal..Awesome 3g service
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
HMCDOUGALD
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