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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 use the verizon towers

need a phone from straight talk that uses Verizon towers
asked 8 months ago
By
k
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
It is an AT&T go phone so I doubt that. It uses only AT&T towers.
answered 8 months ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
KevDowl82
answer 3
this phone is CDMA-V and works on Verizon towers
answered 8 months ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 4
Yes, the SIII featured on this particular page, the S968C, will use the Verizon native network. It will be limited to 3G only. No access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this a cdma-v phone

asked 8 months ago
By
c
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 8 months ago
By
Dee2014
answer 2
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
KevDowl82
answer 3
Yes it is CDMA-V and works on Verizon towers
answered 8 months ago
By
oldgrandaddy
answer 4
Yes, the particular phone featured on this page (the S968C) uses Verizon native coverage. No access to 4G LTE, however ...3G only.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this phone gsm or cdma

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
wayne
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
This phone is GSM.
answered 5 months, 2 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 5 months, 2 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this phone on the verizon network

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
kc
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
do you need a sim card to use the GS3 on Verizon towers
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
DessereeM
answer 2
yup
answered 4 months ago
By
TheRSpot
answer 3
Yes it is.
answered 4 months ago
By
attheboro
answer 4
yes
answered 4 months ago
By
cbuck300
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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

What accessories does the Samsung Galaxy 3 come with?

AC adapter ... charger ... cables ... anything ???
asked 6 months ago
By
Matt
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 6 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This comes with battery and wall charger.
answered 6 months 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 6 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 6 months ago
By
DreamOfGina
Question

does it have a front facing camera

asked 7 months ago
By
polly
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does....It has front & rear camera

Front: 1.9 megapixels
Rear: 8.0 megapixels
answered 6 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes it has a front facing camera.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
yes
answered 7 months ago
By
gjra
answer 4
Yes, it has a 1,9 MP front camera in addition to the 8.0 MP rear camera with LED flash
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does it give you a new phone number?

asked 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
0987654321123456789009876
answer 3
if you dont want to keep your old number
answered 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Chuchu
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 5 months, 3 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 5 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 5 months, 4 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 5 months, 4 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

Wifi Connectivity

what plan options does this phone work with for the wifi?
asked 7 months ago
By
RHS
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 prepaid cell phone is only compatible with Straight Talk $45/30 day unlimited or the $60/30 day unlimited international service plans.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The Samsung Galaxy S3 uses the $45 plan. It is best to use wifi when ever you can to cut down on data usage. I have not had any problems with going over my data.
answered 7 months ago
By
Ruani
answer 3
This phone has WiFi built in.
If you are at home and you have WiFi on your home computer, turn off the Data feature and use WiFi only. Same if you are anyplace that offers WiFi, turn that on and turn off Data. Straight Talk actually suggests you do that to save the 3G Data load adding up to your total (2.5GB) for the $45 plan. Then go to the Google Play Store and download "My Data Manager" (free) so you can track how much you are using on Wifi or 3G (data). It shows you in neat bar and pie graphs.
answered 7 months ago
By
4JewelTones
answer 4
I'm not sure if I'm understanding your question completely but if you are asking what options you have to access the internet with this phone, you basically have two:

1. Yes, you can access any public or private WiFi (private if you have an access code). Internet speed will be dependent upon the source quality and speed of the WiFi you are accessing.

2. You can access the internet via the phone's own mobile internet access. On this particular phone using the Straight Talk $45 Unlimited plan, you will be able to access the Verizon Wireless 3G network (no access to 4G LTE). You will be able to do this as long as you are within a Verizon 3G coverage area. By using the internet in this fashion, you will be under all rules and conditions of Straight Talk's Terms and Conditions of Service (which include possible throttling of data speed when reaching 2.5 GB until your 30-day cycle is over.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
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