Samsung galaxy s3 and straight talk
Thursday 14th of March 2013
Hi everyone I'm new to this and i hope it works so i cane get some much needed answers . My hubs and I are with straight talk and I'm looking into biting the bullet and buying a unlocked samsung gs3 to use on my straight talk plan.. I'm completely lost as to how to go about ghis whole thing and I'm in no way up ti date on the technology and fancy terms lol. the cell phone people at walmart have no clue and anyone we ask just look as confused as we are. so here are my ?s for everyone to hopefully shine some light on my ordeal . 1) what version of the gs3 do i get the international or US one. 2)what type of sim card do i need to purchase or does it not matter? 3)does it matter what type of unlocked Samsung gs3do I need to get like does it have to be att or tmobile oor does it not matter what it is since I'm just buying off the internet and its unlocked. sorry for the stupid questions but I'm completely lost and before I spend a fortune I want to know what I'm doing. thanks
change signal from sprint to verizon but stay with straight talk
Sunday 08th of September 2013
I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 for straight talk, it is running on the Sprint network (a fact I did not realize before purchasing). I don't have sprint coverage in my area, but have great Verizon coverage. Is it possible to make this phone use the Verizon tower signals and continue to use straight talk service? BTW, I have 2 straight talk phones, each different... one is the afore mentioned and the other is an LG Optimus Dynamic which feels like a toy phone in comparison, but gets great coverage where I am. I don't want to keep two phones active. Can't I make the galaxy think it is the LG and get the Verizon coverage with the awesomeness that is the S3. I reeeeeeaaaaallllyyy love this new S3, please don't make me go back to the LG toy phone, puuuuhhhlleeeeeeze!!! (falling to the floor dramatically) Thank you!
Samsung Galaxy S3 straight talk users?
Sunday 13th of October 2013
My questions are. Do you have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk in NEW YORK? if so how is the service. And if I use a SG3 that was bought from AT&T will it use the AT&T towers using straight talk service instead of sprint. Sent from my SGH-S959G using AC Forums mobile app
Straight talk samsung galaxy s3 issues!
Monday 30th of December 2013
I bought a Samsung Galaxy S3 from craigslist (I know, Bad Idea). Ive tried to activate the phone through straight talk but they say its an invalid IMEI# and that its inactive. Ive also tried buying a Straight talk SIM card and installing that, still no service. Idk what to do, is there something someone could have done to the phone ie Flashing or unlocking that would change the IMEI from a straight talk phone to another? Please HELP! Thanks in advance for any advice.
Help rooting my Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3
Thursday 13th of February 2014
Hello, Im fairly new to these forums, and new to android phones. I bought a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-S960L). But i am pretty new to rooting, custom ROMs, ect. And because of that reason, along with the fact that i bricked my last Straight Talk phone after incorrectly rooting it, I am quite apprehensive to root with anything that is specified to Sprint, T-Mobile or any other carrier/model of phone. I would like to have the most knowledge i can gather about rooting this specific model of phone before i go about with actually doing it. So recently i have been looking through any information i am able to find online about how to go about rooting it. However, I cannot seem to find hardly anything on how to root this specific model of phone, and any information i do find seems to be pretty iffy with reliability. So my question is, could ANYONE help guide me through this process so i can successfully root my device without messing something up and having a $399 dollar brick on my desk. Thanks in advanced.
(SOS) Galaxy S3 Straight Talk Root Help
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
Hey! I'm new to these threads, but found a lot of the information on here helpful. I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 through Straight Talk (SCH-S968C), and they aren't updating any of their phones. This is the second phone I've bought that hasn't been updated with all the new updates. I'm in version 4.1.2. I want to Root my phone so I can get the Kit Kat update, but I want to make sure that I know what I'm doing because I don't want to brick my phone. I kinda need it. Haha. Has anybody been successful in Rooting a straighttalk phone.. or know how? I have Cydia Impactor downloaded, I just don't really know what to do. Oh! & I have no idea what any of this "root" talk means. But I'm very good at following instructions. Help please!
PayPal HERE APP with Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone HELP???
Saturday 12th of July 2014
Hello everyone.... I hope you can help please?My daughter is wanting to for sure needing to know if the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone will accept the PayPal HERE APP? My daughter make home made candies and cakes at the farmers market and she and I have went thru 3 Walmart Cell phones that will not accept the PayPal HERE app. the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 Prepaid Cell Phone is very expensive $299 and before she saves and spends that I want to help her find you Android experts that may be using the PayPal HERE app that might post a reply. PayPal HERE website says:In order to run PayPal Here, an Android device must include the following specifications: Android version 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) or higher 3.5 mm headset jack with microphone Hope to hear from you all and help us. Again thank you. N4TUX Boyd
Sprint Samsung S3 to Straight Talk
Friday 05th of September 2014
I have recently bought a sprint samsung galaxy s3 and want to switch it to straight talk using there byop program including cdma phones(aka sprint). I checked to compatibility of the phone on straight talk and it said it was compatible and then I went to register it so I could add the network code and it says the zip code that I used does not offer coverage for the phone. Now could I just use a zip code that has coverage and use the towers around me when I get my phone activated or can I not do that?
HELP! Straight talk Galaxy S3
Wednesday 10th of September 2014
Please help! I've had a million different answers to this question and have no idea which one is accurate! I have a Samsung Galaxy s3 with Straight Talk on the Verizon Towers. I have recently moved into an area where Verizon doesn't work, however, AT&T has a perfect signal. I cannot afford to buy a new phone to my liking ( I love my Galaxy). There is a slot for a micro sim card in my phone, and I am wondering if I buy an AT&T straight talk mini sim card and unlock my phone, will that allow me to switch over to the AT&T towers? If not, how can I accomplish this?Thanks SOO much!
why won't my samsung galaxy s3 update the OS
Monday 22nd of December 2014
I have a straight talk Samsung Galaxy S3 with android v 4.1.2. Straight talk does not recognize my phone as being compatible with there upgrade. It is a SCH-S968C and it is a Straight Talk phone purchased from Walmart. I believe it uses verizon but when trying to upgrade through Verizon, I also get an error.