This phone doesn't have speed dial but it does have a nice contact list, you simply type first two digits whether it is by name or number, it'll show up using the smart search.
Protective Case - Best one I like is called "Otter Box" about $80
The Voice to text/calling is available on this phone BUT, it does have some limitations, unlike Siri(iPhone) which does a better job recognizing voices
This phone was released in June 2012 ....It's fairly new and fast
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I can only answer a few of those questions so here goes...
This one is linked to verizon cell towers so I would think so.
There is a case that makes this phone super thick so it protects against falls and will insure the phone if samsung does not. I'm not sure what it's called though.
If you are home or at a place with free wifi you can connect to that network and use it while you are on a call. if you mean using the data network while on a call then no it's a verizon phone.
I think the iPhones on straight talk have the 4G service. I don't think this phone has 3g but most of the time to be honest 3g is enough unless you use too much and Straight Talk will throttle you and at that point Straight Talk is not the service for you.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
How many speed dials are there?: I believe there are 99 or 100 open locations.
Is this good service for a long distant truck driver?: Being a retired commercial driver myself and now an RVer, yes, Verizon is what most use who are on the road (the SIII featured on this page uses the Verizon native network). However, I now have a Straight Talk phone that uses AT&T and a Verizon MiFi. AT&T seems to have better coverage in the places I frequent and also has coverage in Alaska where Verizon has no coverage in Alaska.
Whats the best protective case for a truck driver?: I recommend, and many agree, that the OtterBox line is probably the best way to go. I like the OtterBox Defender as it's tough, versatile, functional, and protects well. You can take a look at their offerings here (copy-and-paste):
Do I understand that when im home using my phone it can not use my wireless internet: If I'm understanding what you are saying, that is incorrect. You CAN use wireless internet via WiFi. This phone gives you the choice of using 3G mobile internet provided by Verizon OR using WiFi ...either your own router or one from a public Wifi source.
Does voice work for text or calling??: Yes, you can use voice for texting or directing the phone to make a call to one of your contacts.
Any 4G service in near future?: Not with this phone. Currently, only Verizon contracted customers have access to 4G LTE. Even Verizon Prepaid customers do not have access to 4G. If Verizon ever does release 4G LTE to the MVNO providers (like Straight Talk, etc.) who contract to use their network, this phone will still be stuck using 3G for the rest of its service life as Straight Talk typically does not support any of those types of upgrades. That is my understanding.
How outdated is this phone??: It has now been out for almost two years. Samsung is now offering the S5 as their current flagship phone in the Galaxy S line. Both the OS and the processor of the SIII are now relatively outdated but still adequate and the phone performs well for the average user.
Some of what I'm say are my opinions and not everything I've written may be absolutely accurate. I invite others to chime in and correct any inaccuracies.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago