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

Question

What carrier does the samsung galaxy s3 straight talk phone run on for zip code 11727?

asked 1 year ago
By
Kat
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
The carriers for this phone are Verizon and Sprint for your area.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
look at the model # on the bottom left of the green box and will indcate which towers. see my previous posts on the model # that runs on verizon.
answered 1 year ago
By
Gadgetsavy
answer 3
Hello Kat,
I found out that as long as you buy the white S3 from straight talk it will run on verizon towers. I have one and works great. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year ago
By
NimNice
answer 4
Kat, if you order the phone on this page, it will use the Verizon native network but will be limited to 3G data speeds with no access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. It will use Verizon no matter where you are in the U.S.

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

There is also a Sprint version of this phone which is a true 4G LTE device but in your area, Sprint does not yet have 4G LTE.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can this phone work w AT&T?

4g ?
High speed g limit?
asked 1 year ago
By
Marilyn
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
This phone is set up for the Straight Talk service. It will not work for AT&T.
answered 11 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 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
No this phone will only work for Verizon. The Blue one is for AT&T.
answered 1 year 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 1 year 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 10 months ago
By
KatWithaC
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
An unlocked phone allows you to change to other carriers.
answered 9 months 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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

.
answered 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 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 10 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Just purchased this phone and icon on the phone indicates tracfone. Is this on the Sprint network?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Pj
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
No It is not on Sprint. CDMA-V = Verizon
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Soolongs
answer 2
Depends where you live. I live in NY and mine is running on verizon
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
One correction to what I posted previously:

I believe in the lower left corner of the box in which the S960L (Sprint powered version) comes with will reflect the model number as "LTE-S" instead of S960L.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
Yes, all Straight Talk phones will display the TracFone icon when they boot up as Straight Talk is a division of TracFone.

If you have this exact phone --model number SGH S968C-- it will be using the Verizon network.

If you have the SIII with the model number SGH S960L, it will be on the Sprint network.

Look at the front of the box the phone came in and at the bottom left corner, you will see either "S968C" which means the phone is on Verizon, or you will see "S960L" which will mean the phone is on Sprint.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 9 months ago
By
toreal
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 8 months 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 9 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. There is no activation fee with Straight Talk
answered 9 months ago
By
grandmasus
Question

Is this phone Bluetooth compatible

asked 1 year ago
By
Cindy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone is compatible with Blue Tooth.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes it is. Had no problem connecting it to the Bluetooth in my car.
answered 1 year ago
By
Cynco58
answer 3
Yes it is.
answered 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
avisb
Question

I live in Columbus, GA. Does this phone use verizon service?

asked 11 months ago
By
Catcher
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi Catcher,

Yes it does and it uses Verizon service
answered 10 months ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Yes it works on Verizon towers.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
My works threw verizon check first
answered 11 months ago
By
grandma1959
answer 4
Yes, the phone featured on THIS page, the S968C, will use the Verizon native network (no roaming).

It will be limited to 3G data/internet speeds and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

i travel a lot ,,, need to get service
asked 10 months ago
By
al
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a prepaid phone that uses only the Straight Talk Unlimited or Unlimited International service plans.
answered 9 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Because this phone is a CDMA...it uses Verizon
answered 10 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
John
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
s3 and s III are the same thing
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
robert1234l
answer 3
From using mine and friends with the same phone and other carriers...they are identical.
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
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