Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Smartphone

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Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone:
  • This phone will only work with the $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $65/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan
  • 3.5\" touchscreen
  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 5MP camera/video recorder
  • Bluetooth wireless

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Made with a 3.5" touchscreen, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone gives you bright and clear web browsing and messaging. With access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone gives you endless ways to customize your phone. Plus, the 5MP camera and video recorder on the ZTE Straight Talk Phone allows you to capture all your special moments. With GPS capabilities, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone lets you know where you're going, no matter where you are. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor on this straight talk cell phone ensures a fast, intuitive response. With Straight Talk Cell Phones, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone is the choice for anyone who needs more than the basics of a cell phone.

About this item

Important Made in USA Origin Disclaimer: For certain items sold by Walmart on Walmart.com, the displayed country of origin information may not be accurate or consistent with manufacturer information. For updated, accurate country of origin data, it is recommended that you rely on product packaging or manufacturer information.

Made with a 3.5" touchscreen, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone gives you bright and clear web browsing and messaging. With access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone gives you endless ways to customize your phone. Plus, the 5MP camera and video recorder on the ZTE Straight Talk Phone allows you to capture all your special moments. With GPS capabilities, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone lets you know where you're going, no matter where you are. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor on this straight talk cell phone ensures a fast, intuitive response. With Straight Talk Cell Phones, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone is the choice for anyone who needs more than the basics of a cell phone.


Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone:

  • This phone will only work with the $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $65/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan
  • 3.5" touchscreen
  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 5MP camera/video recorder
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Instant messaging
  • Advanced GPS capabilities
  • 3G/WiFi connectivity
  • 600MHz processor
  • 5 home screens
  • Access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play
  • MP3 player
  • Supports microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Gravity sensor
  • Tilt and shake
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) rating: M3/T3
  • 1500 mAh lithium battery
  • Talk time: up to 5.8 h
  • Standby time: up to 10 days
  • Includes battery, charger, 2GB microSD memory card, activation card, service guide and user manual

Specifications

Service Carrier: Straight Talk
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Model No.: Z990G
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.45 x 2.32 x 4.45
Walmart No.: 552100854
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Customer Reviews | 284 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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284 reviews | 3.3 out of 5

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Love, love , love!
8/22/2012

Customer review by clb112085

5.0 stars 8/22/2012 by clb112085
by clb112085

I've had this phone for about a week now and I absolutely love it! This is my first smartphone and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. The phone is easy to use, but does a lot! Everything is so much easier with this phone. I have had no trouble with it freezing or resetting as I read in a few other reviews. I went with straight talk (and with this phone specifically) because a very helpful walmart associate said that of the straight talk phones, this one got the best service coverage. He could not have been more right. The service coverage is awesome and the phone itself is fantastic. It makes social networking, texting, browsing, and anything else you may need simple and fast. Activating my service was quick and simple. I did it online and within 10 minutes the service was active. I have not had to contact customer service for anything yet, but I have read several reviews stating that the customer service is horrible. I guess we'll see...the phone, however, is worth every penny!

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clb112085
Maryland
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Beware! Internal storage is ONLY 160MB!
1/16/2014

Customer review by medicineheart

1.0 stars 1/16/2014 by medicineheart
by medicineheart

Pro: Good phone if you do not wish to install apps. Great for phone calling, texting, social networking. Con: Very low internal storage of 160MB. This is only < 20% of a Gig. If you download any apps do not get anything higher then 10MB or your storage will be low and you will need to dump the apps. Bloatware on the phone cannot be deleted. SOME downloaded apps can be moved to the sd card but that is fruitless because those same apps will take up space on the internal storage so having a sd card is useless. There are MANY MANY complaints of this phone on the straighttalk forums. In the Samsung forum every inquiry has a mysterious canned request from straighttalk to take the privately with them thru email. The other thing I had noticed and did my own research on straightalk that the phones that are listed only the iPad phones list their internal storage on the website. All the other phones that they offer DO NOT list the internal storage space. Wished I known this before I purchased it from Walmart.

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medicineheart
West Union, OH
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:3 - 4 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
ZTE Merit--Great Phone for the Price
7/24/2012

Customer review by Sweetpeacm06

5.0 stars 7/24/2012 by Sweetpeacm06
by Sweetpeacm06

I researched this phone before I bought it, I also went and entered 93 zip codes from SC, NC NY and NJ and all but 3 said that this phone worked in those areas. So I bought the phone, then went on a trip from Myrtle Beach, 'SC to New Jersey and I never lost coverage or data use. So far it has been a great phone. I was worried about memory, but I simple went and bought a high MB MicroSD card(problem solved#. Took photos while on my trip and they came out great. #FYI: You do not need a high pixel camera (on phone or regular camer#, unless you plan on blowing them up for a poster or are on a crime photography team. Just an FYI) Browsing has been fine. No problem there. Downloading apps thru Google Play Android Markert. No problem there. Since this is a GSM ATT phone I foresee and have had no problems. So if you are wanting a good Android for a good price and one that works very well on the East Coast #that I know for a fact) I highly recommend it.

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Sweetpeacm06
TooHotMyrtleBeach
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
A "dumb" smartphone?
4/1/2013

Customer review by rebel260

3.0 stars 4/1/2013 by rebel260
by rebel260
Top 500 contributor

My first android (WOW!) phone and bought it blinded by starry eyes that blinded me. It failed about 8 months after purchase when the back button broke inside the circuit board - no repair. Here's what I learned while it worked: This phone is handicapped by grossly insufficient memory and while it claims you can add a micro-SD card, you can't really USE that card for loading many aps because the phone comes with a ton of pre-installed google based aps that can't be uninstalled and they use all the VERY small internal memory needed to download or run other aps. Basically, the Merit could've been a good basic "android for beginners" choice but instead, they made a "dumb" smartphone that can run the mostly useless google aps that come with it. To use this phone, you will NEED to learn very careful memory management skills. I gave this phone 3 out of 5 only because I bought it as an education and it taught me all the things that I wanted and it wasn't. I definitely would NOT recommend this phone to anyone.

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rebel260
South Bend, IN
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:7 - 8 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Top 500 contributor
DO NOT BUY, SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHE
8/19/2013

Customer review by Deano22

1.0 stars 8/19/2013 by Deano22
by Deano22

I did not want to pay Verizon's prices anymore, so I purchased this phone. It has been nothing but trouble. Let me first say, that I'm very careful. Have never dropped it, got it wet, etc. You cannot get rid of the preinstalled apps. or move them to an SD card which leaves you vertically no space to download any additional apps you might want. I have put on 2 and get messages that my phone is out of space. Phone now rejects incoming text messages due to no space which forces me to have to delete pics and messages (even if I have no messages, I still get incoming texts rejected). Phone #1 began rebooting itself over and over. Only way to get it to quit, was to take out battery and wait on shipping label to return it. Phone #2. doing same thing PLUS now when I make a call, I can see they've answered, but I cannot hear them. Sending the phone in again, but may just use it as a back up or give it to my son. Going back to Verizon. I travel and this phone is not reliable at all.

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Deano22
Pittsboro, IN
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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by an anonymous customer 8/21/2012
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  • A. Yes, it states that right on Straight Talk's website, under the SIM card section.
    by EWSHEDS9/5/2012
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  • A. if you have an unlocked phone that uses a SIM card, you should be able to buy a SIM card from straight talk, it should work.
    by micklooking11/3/2012
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  • A. Unlocked, with SIM Card, you should be able to, you will have to upate the APN info, look in the app store for APN Update ( Tweakker APN INTERNET MMS works great ) this will set the connection correctly.
    by micklooking8/28/2012
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  • A. Yes, you can use your phone, and you will get 4G. The previous person said you would not. If you go to straighttalksim.com you will find this answer. But only if it is a real tmobile phone that had 4G to start with. att phones will work, but no 4G. Most people, probably 99% do not know that tmobile phones have a extra band(1700mhz) that att does not have, thats where they get the 4G from. Let me know how it works, I have a tmobile I am thinking about switching.
    by Ledguy10/9/2012
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  • A. Yes, you can with Straight Talk's Bring Your Own Phone program. All you will need to do is buy the proper sim card(unlocked or T Mobile). You will not get 4G though through Straight Talk. You will be limited to 3G for your net services. More information can be found at http://www.straighttalksim.com
    by Jarryed8/30/2012
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  • A. Yo hsve to contact straighttalk to get a straighttalk compatible sim card. I suggest going to their site so you can get one specifically for your phone. They also have simcards for other carriers too. Also I believe that is a smartphone and any that need a data link will only work with the $45.
    by chatrage8/22/2012
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by YeaBuddy123 7/24/2012
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  • A. It has a camera app and a camcorder app. You can put the widgets on your screen for fast access.
    by Kyrsta12/5/2012
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  • A. Dear YeaBuddy123, Yes, this phone has a camera. The camera "button" so to speak is the "Silver Circle w/a pinwheel" in it. It is on the far bottom left of the "touch screen" after you are in the Camera Mode. Find the photo you want to take...then "tap/touch push" the Circle mentioned above.
    by Sweetpeacm0612/5/2012
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  • A. Nope, you have to unlock the phone, go to the screen where your camera button is located on the "desktop" of your phone then click the camera app, then you can take a picture.
    by Bones122012/5/2012
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  • A. The phone does not have a physical button built into it. When using the camera there is a virtual button to press on the screen of the camera app.
    by KYbachelor12/5/2012
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  • A. If you are talking about a button on the phone itself for the camera shutter...then no it does not. There is however a shutter button when the camera app when it is open that you can push on the screen to take a picture.
    by Jarryed12/5/2012
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