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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

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

i travel a lot ,,, need to get service
asked 1 year 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 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Because this phone is a CDMA...it uses Verizon
answered 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

more memory for the Samsung galaxy s3

can you have one with 32 or 64 gb ?
asked 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone work off Verizon towers?

asked 11 months ago
By
Sunshine
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 11 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
This does work on Verizon towers.
answered 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
mtc1098
Question

can i use the same phone number?

asked 11 months ago
By
SAM
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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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 11 months ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes you can use your existing number.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
I transferred my existing phone number without any problems.
answered 11 months ago
By
OrangeNY
answer 4
Absolutley
answered 11 months ago
By
CashCrew
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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this phone gsm or cdma

asked 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
This phone is GSM.
answered 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 2
YES it has a flash!
answered 11 months ago
By
grandmasus
answer 3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a built in flash...
answered 11 months ago
By
Midnight13
answer 4
This product does have a flash.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

what tower does this phone operate off of

asked 11 months ago
By
daisy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
It depends on what phone setting you have. Mine is a CMDA & works off Verizon towers.
answered 11 months ago
By
grandmasus
answer 2
Verizon Towers...
answered 11 months ago
By
Midnight13
answer 3
verizon
answered 11 months ago
By
cmitchum
answer 4
This phone operates on Verizon towers.
answered 11 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

HOW DO I TRANSFER MY PHONE AND DATA FROM MY SAMSUNG PHONE TO A NEW ONE

asked 11 months ago
By
PACKER
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
4 answers
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answer 1
You will want to reach out to a Samsung representative to have this done.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
It should sync when you log in to your gmail acct.
answered 10 months ago
By
CatzGoMew
answer 3
If staying with straight talk you can transfer to the new phone thru their website. As for the data, remove the sd card & put in your new phone
answered 11 months ago
By
IcedCoffeeLover
answer 4
I purchased & used the app My Backup Pro from Google Play. You may need to re-install some of your apps but it takes care of the rest! Love it!
answered 11 months ago
By
grandmasus
Question

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

asked 11 months 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 10 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 11 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 11 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
No. There is no activation fee with Straight Talk
answered 11 months ago
By
grandmasus
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