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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

i want to buy another galaxy 3,i bought one and the carrier was sprint and now they tell me the carrier will be verizon is this correct

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
jj
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi JJ,

Straight Talk only uses Verizon
answered 2 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Actually, both the Verizon and the Sprint versions have model numbers that start in "S" ...the Verizon version being SCH-S968C or S968C and the Sprint version being SCH-S960L or S960L.

jj, just make sure when you are ready to order to pay attention to the model number sequence.

If you see the numbers "968" anywhere within the model number sequence, it will be the Verizon version.

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

If you desire the Sprint version, go to the link I gave in my previous post. If you want the Verizon version, you can order the phone featured on THIS page.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
I bought 2 of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Yes they both use the Verizon carrier. I do believe they did sell a version that used Sprint at one time however the current phone with the model # that starts with an S is Verizon.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Lisbeth1
answer 4
jj, Straight Talk sells two versions (in two colors) of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. The one featured on THIS page is the Verizon version in Marble White. Its model number is S968C and will use the Verizon native voice and 3G network (no roaming). It will NOT have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

The other version is the S960L which uses the Sprint native network. It is a true 4G LTE phone and will have very fast internet/data speeds if used in a Sprint LTE coverage area.

The S960L, the Sprint version, is available at Walmart for the same price in the Pebble Blue color (the Marble White color seems to be out of stock) and can be ordered from this page (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710
answered 2 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months 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

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answered 1 month, 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 1 month, 4 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can walmart ever tell you if the phone has a flash??????????? SHM.....

come on guys........its a make or break deal when buying a cell phone and you rarely mention it in any product description.....?!?!?!?!?!?!?! PLease.....or show a 360 view on every product. Multi pack indicator???? AMOLDED touch screen????? 4.6.9.12.345 android?? gingerbread who cares??? does it have a flash???? YES OR NO?
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
Patrick12121212
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
yes it has a flash & it works great on both the camera & video recorder
answered 1 month ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
YES it has a flash!
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
grandmasus
answer 3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a built in flash...
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
Midnight13
answer 4
This product does have a flash.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

Is it non- contract?

asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
listra
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
It is non contract because Strait Talk is a prepay service with no contractual obligation to continue purchasing over time.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Wonderful yes non-contract.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Yes this is a no contract phone.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Yes, it's a non-contract and it's fantastic. Had it since December and have had no problems yet.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
josidg
Question

what new work does it use ,, sprint ,att&t or ???

i travel a lot ,,, need to get service
asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
al
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a prepaid phone that uses only the Straight Talk Unlimited or Unlimited International service plans.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Because this phone is a CDMA...it uses Verizon
answered 2 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 3
this one is using the verizon network. the blue one as far as I know it's on sprint or at&t
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
RedVenom
answer 4
The phone featured on THIS particular page uses the Verizon native network (no roaming). It does not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will be limited to 3G data speeds.

Straight Talk offers two versions of the SIII. This one, and a Sprint version which is a true 4G LTE phone. Straight Talk does not sell an AT&T version but you can purchase an unlocked GSM SIII from Walmart and then buy a SIM card from Straight Talk which uses AT&T or T-Mobile, your choice; one or the other.

Therefore, you have options on what network you want to use with an SIII on Straight Talk.

Verizon and AT&T will have the most comprehensive coverage if you travel a lot in the U.S. Keep in mind, however, there are some areas that do not have Verizon native service and one big one is Alaska ...no Verizon native coverage in Alaska.

I also travel a lot and have a Straight Talk phone that uses AT&T have found it has ubiquitous coverage in the places I travel. I also have a Verizon Mifi that can be used for wifi calls if I find myself in an area with no AT&T coverage so I'm pretty much covered no matter where I go. Both AT&T and Verizon will have good coverage in large metro areas ...and so will Sprint and T-Mobile for that matter but in rural areas, Verizon and AT&T are best.

Again, the phone featured on THIS page will use Verizon (native coverage only, no roaming).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

more memory for the Samsung galaxy s3

can you have one with 32 or 64 gb ?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
By
jacob6936
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
Either one are fine.....Most people like to goto 64GB.
answered 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

How does the Samsung Galaxy S3 differ from the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy S2?

Could you provide a chart showing how the three phones compare?
asked 7 months ago
By
John
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
s3 and s III are the same thing
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
The phones themselves are exactly the same. however, on Walmart's website the one listed as S3 (white #STSAS968CWTPWP)uses the Verizon network. And the one listed as S III (blue #S960L) uses the Sprint network.
answered 7 months ago
By
robert1234l
answer 3
From using mine and friends with the same phone and other carriers...they are identical.
answered 7 months ago
By
BoyinColumbus
answer 4
John, I’m not a Walmart employee but maybe I can clear up a few things.

First, the S3 and SIII are one and the same …just expressed differently. Officially, Samsung calls it the “S III” but some will write it as “S3” for simplicity purposes, I guess.

Now, pertaining to the differences between the SII and the SIII, the two major differences that immediately come to my mind are:

1. the S III has an updated Android Operating System, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compared to the S II’s 2.3 Gingerbread

2. the S III has a larger screen, 4.8” compared to the S II’s 4.3” (the larger screen actually makes quite a bit of difference)

There are other difference in specifications but you can go to the Samsung website to do a detailed comparison.

And, as I’ve mentioned on quite a few of my answers here, there are TWO (2) versions of the S III that Straight Talk is selling through Walmart.

One has the model number of S968C which is THIS phone and will run on Verizon’s native network. It will be limited to 3G speeds.

The other S III being sold by Straight Talk through Walmart has the model number of S960L (or LTE-S on the box). It will be Sprint powered and is a true 4G LTE phone. Therefore, it will be extremely fast if being operated in an area where there is a good Sprint 4G LTE signal. In that case, it will be much faster than the Verizon version which is limited to 3G. However, we all know that Sprint has a much smaller coverage footprint compared to Verizon so if you are ordering the S860L, be sure you have good Sprint coverage in the places you plan to use the phone.

Both phones, as of today, are now being sold for the same price.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can i use the same phone number?

asked 2 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 1 month, 4 weeks ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes you can use your existing number.
answered 2 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I transferred my existing phone number without any problems.
answered 2 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Absolutley
answered 2 months ago
By
CashCrew
Question

If I buy this phone can I hook it up with T mobile ?

asked 8 months ago
By
Tami
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No
answered 7 months ago
By
ront65
answer 2
no, but if you want to get a Samsung galaxy and use T-Mobile it is better to purchase it through T-Mobile or someone on maybe ebay
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Officially, no. As per the Straight Talk Terms and Conditions, you agree when purchasing the phone to use it with Straight Talk plans only.

From a physical standpoint, this is a CDMA device and incompatible with T-mobile anyway.

If you prefer T-mobile service, you might want to look at the Walmart Family Mobile plans that use T-Mobile exclusively. I think they sell a Galaxy S3 that will be T-Mobile.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Towers

Does this phone work of Verizon, AT &T , or sprint towers?
asked 8 months ago
By
jdp123
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Verizon
answered 7 months ago
By
Allison1925
answer 2
I live in New York and mine is running on Verizon
answered 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
verizon
answered 7 months ago
By
kevinvt1
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