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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

Can a Straight Talk Unlimited* Text, Talk, and Web Access 90-Day Service Card be used with this phone?

asked 8 months ago
By
Nick
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
juliec826
answer 2
Yes, so easy to set up.
answered 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
Absolutely ...the 90-day service card is essentially three $45 cards bundled together and being sold for a discount (or 3X30-days of service).
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone use the verizon towers?

asked 8 months ago
By
mickie
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
copied from a poster here in the Q & A area:

Be careful to get the carrier you prefer when you order because Walmart carries two Samsung S3 phones, one that uses the Sprint network (blue #S960L) and one that uses the Verizon network (white #STSAS968CWTPWP).
answered 7 months ago
By
AtlantaPeachGirl
answer 2
You need to order Model #968C to work w/ Verizon. Model 960C works on Sprint network.
answered 8 months ago
By
campkuz
answer 3
Yes
answered 8 months ago
By
MsNedo53
Question

Is there a g for high speed limit on Verizon?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Marilyn
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone has a Straight Talk high speed limit of 2.5G.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yea, if you look down at the bottom of the home page for Straight Talk (very small print) they let you know that "unlimited data" is limited at 2.5 GB.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
4JewelTones
answer 3
Marilyn, if you're referring to this phone, even though it uses the Verizon for its network connection, the "provider" is Straight Talk and if you're purchasing this phone, Straight Talk's policies will apply.

Straight Talk has a "soft cap" under their Terms and Conditions of Service to throttle data speeds when 2.5G is reached. This theoretically applies no matter which network your Straight Talk phone uses.

If you are asking about Verizon's own policies in general (if you were to purchase service directly from them and not through a MVNO such as Straight Talk), you can go here to see their Prepaid plans (copy-and-paste):

http://www.verizonwireless.com/prepaid/basic-monthly-plans/
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this come with the $45 month or do you still need to purchase that with the phone? and does it run on sprint or verizon towers?

asked 5 months ago
By
caitlin
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
Hi Caitlin,

Generally this phone does NOT come with a $45 card. You will have to purchase that separately and this phone runs off of Verizon towers.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
Straight Talk has many plans. One of which you will have to buy with the purchase of your phone. (There is not a free month in there.) You will have to continually add your months/minutes when you use them up, just like you would for any pay-as-you-go phone.

The Straight Talk also runs on Verizon towers, which has a much higher coverage than many other pay-as-you-go phones. Verizon also tends to run along major roadways so you should have coverage on the go. (They even cover many of the rural areas back in my home state of Nebraska!)

Hope this helps!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Dotagnon
answer 3
caitlin, this phone does NOT come with a $45 service card. You will have to purchase that separately. My recommendation is to purchase initial 30-days of service directly from Straight Talk at the time you activate the phone with a credit or debit card. That way, you won't have to hassle with transferring a code like you'd have to do if you purchased the $45 service card from Walmart.

The phone featured on THIS page, the S968C, will use the Verizon native network. It will be limited to 3G data speeds and will not have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network.

If you have good Sprint coverage in the places you plan to use the phone, I'd recommend going with the Sprint version, the S960L as it is a true 4G LTE device and will have very fast internet/data speeds when operating in a Sprint LTE coverage area.

You can order the Pebble Blue S960L here (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Pre-Paid-Smartphone/23573710
answered 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

speed dials , protective case, service,

how many speed dials are there ? Is this good service for a long distant truck driver ? whats the best protective case for a truck driver ? do I understand that when im home using my phone it can not use my wireless internet. Does voice work for text or calling?? any 4G service in near future.how out dated is this phone?? thanks
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Needtoknow
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
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
By
Vanski12
answer 2
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
By
RedVenom
answer 3
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):

http://www.otterbox.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-cases/samsung-galaxy-s3-cases,default,sc.html

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
By
richardarr
Question

Is a special SIM card needed for the S3?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
poovey
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
There is NO SIM card on this phone, it's a CDMA(Verizon)
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Vanski12
answer 2
This item is for use through straight talk, so it will use the sim card with the phone for that network.
answered 4 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 3
The SIII featured on THIS page will not require the purchaser to buy a SIM card. It is CDMA-based with no access to Verizon LTE so no SIM card will be required.

If you were to purchase an unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy SIII, then you'd have to purchase from Straight Talk a SIM card that either works with the AT&T network or the T-Mobile network, your choice.

If your preference is to have GSM service with AT&T or T-Mobile, you can purchase an unlocked GSM Samsung Galaxy SIII at Walmart. It can be used with any GSM provider and not just Straight Talk.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this phone vibrate while texting and ringigng?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
pomaikainani
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
It's an option you can have. I turn mine off because I prefer it doesn't but if it's what you like you can set it up to do that.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Suzibug
answer 2
Yes and it is programmable.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
jsm2999
answer 3
Yes, but you can turn this feature On/Off
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CashCrew
Question

how to i add minutes to this phone

asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Billy
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
through straight talk.com, buying cards at walmart, calling the 611 number and adding minutes. If you put minutes on before your minutes are up you can buy a card in advance and make sure you put in on reserve.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
angelssunrise
answer 2
Call the number on the back of your add minutes card they will ask you if you are calling to add minutes to the number you are calling from (your cell number) you say yes, give them the pin and its done. :)
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
DigitalageCowgirl
answer 3
Billy, there are several ways to purchase Straight Talk service. There are no "minutes to add" as this phone requires the use of a Straight Talk "Unlimited Plan" which will offer an unlimited amount of minutes for talking.

You can purchase service for this phone either through Walmart or directly through Straight Talk.

If purchasing service through Walmart, you will have to purchase "service cards" which can be bought online or in Walmart stores (the $45 card is available in most Walmart stores but for multiples of the $45 card, you may have to order online at Walmart.com).

If purchasing a physical card at a Walmart store, there will be a code on the back of the card that you scratch off once the card is rung up on a register. You then will have to transfer that code (or PIN) to Straight Talk either online, or over the phone.

If purchasing the plan or card online at Walmart, they will send you the code/PIN electronically through e-mail. Again, you will have to transfer that code/PIN to Straight Talk, either online or over the phone.

You can purchase the same options directly from Straight Talk either online, through the Straight Talk app, or over the phone. Doing it this way, there is no code or PIN to transfer.

You can put service in "reserve" if you wish to extend your "service end date" by purchasing as much service as you'd like and putting it in your Reserve Account at Straight Talk.

You can also enroll in Straight Talk's auto-refill where they will charge your credit or debit card each month for service in advance. Doing it this way, you don't have to remember to buy service every month as it is done automatically.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it have a flash

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
car
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
i was thinking about getting this phone and glad it has a flash because not all do... i have a Samsung Galaxy Proclaim and it does not have a flash
answered 2 months ago
By
Bee32
answer 2
what ? if you mean for camera has settings . as all cell phones do .
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
communication
answer 3
yes it does
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
BarginShopper2014
Question

WHAT NETWORK DOES THIS PHONE OPERATE ON?

asked 10 months ago
By
PHONEY
on Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone, White
3 answers
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answer 1
I bought my S III directly from Straight Talk website and it operates on the Sprint network. Since Sprint is in the process of UPGRADING their network from 3G to 4G LTE, this phone WILL switch between operating networks. The model that I have is the SCH-S960L ......
answered 10 months ago
By
scoobydubedoo
answer 2
Verizon. I bought it, and it has the red map.
answered 10 months ago
By
JohnEightyOne
answer 3
I think Verizon, I only have Verizon towers in my area and it says it will work in my zip code, they also have this phone on the straight talk website.
answered 10 months ago
By
Kelseyrae
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