Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeanderTX High Value for the money
The other two reviews are unfair because they cite being on AT&T towers versus the wanted Verizon towers. If you want to be on Straight Talk you need to do a little research. Check the boxes (bottom left corner) they tell you which network you will be on:
GSM-A > AT&T
CDMA-V > Verizon
CDMA-S > Sprint
The phone models have a hint in them too, like Samsung Galaxy Discover S730G < the “G” meaning GSM. If buying online don't expect the Straight Talk help line to explain which phone is which carrier, my experience they are clueless. Just do a little googling on user forums. Bottom line you can order online if it is not on your preferred carrier Walmart is fantastic about returns. Opened or not you can return within 15 days. I specifically bought this phone because I frequently travel to an area where the only tower is AT&T. I refuse to pay $500 for a phone. This one does everything I need maps, texting, internet, and oh yeah phone calls. Great phone for the price. It replaces my Galaxy Proclaim that was on Verizon. This phone has the newer 4.0.3 Android and has twice the internal memory 2 GB user usable. Do yourself a favor if you like to store stuff on your phone music, pics videos, etc buy a micro SD card.
Rated 1 out of 5 by BATeeek Bad choice for area that demands Verizon coverage.
I bought the phone believing that it would only use Verizon towers. Being that I have lived and worked in the same area that I have used Verizon for the past 11 years, I have to say that there is NO way this was using Verizon. I have had it for two days. If it wants to call out, it will. If it doesn't, it doesn't. Some times people can call me,most of the time they can't. I never get more than 1 bar of the 3G network. Sometimes I get an E over the bars. To make matters worse, I get an error message that says sim not provisioned mm2. I never could get online, not even using my WI Fi. The original switch to Straight Talk involved an LG Optimus, reconditioned. I don't care for the phone's feel, speed or button placement, but it sure does make calls when I tell it to, receives calls and messages and surfs the web like no one else's business! I am returning this Discover and have ordered a Proclaim. The reviews for Proclaim say it pings Verizon towers only. I'll let you know how that works out. If not, strike three, I'll deal with the Optimus!
Rated 1 out of 5 by LoveRulesALL HORRIBLE RECEPTION
I go to UNC CHARLOTTE and this phone barely has any bars...also the phone dies fairly quickly and I havent downloaded anything yet. this phone DOES NOT USE VERIZON TOWERS, and I can definitely tell a difference from my previous phone which used them. if AT&T works in your area then its great, but if not STAY AWAY.
The phone itslef is pretty nice. Its my first smart phone. great clear display. Pattern lock security. linking google account...and EMAIL which is important for me. I havent had any freezing problem yet but I just got it yesterday...No problems with WiFi...pictures are fairly decent (NO FLASH)