Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 S960L LTE Prepaid Smartphone

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Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S3 S960L LTE Prepaid Smartphone
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  • Talk Time: up to 8 h
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • 1.5GHz advanced dual-core Qualcomm processor
  • About this item

    This Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S III features the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.

    About this item

    This Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S III features the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.


    Straight Talk Samsung S960C Smartphone:

    • Talk Time: up to 8 h
    • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
    • 1.5GHz advanced dual-core Qualcomm processor
    • 4.8" Super AMOLED touchscreen
    • Resolution: 1280 x 720
    • Back 8 megapixel camera and front 1.9 megapixel webcam
    • microSD card slot supports up to 32GB (4GB card included)
    • WiFi connectivity
    • Access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play
    • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with predictive text
    • Includes battery, charger, activation card, service guide and user manual
    • This phone will only work with the Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $60/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan

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    Specifications

    Service Carrier: Straight Talk
    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Lithium Ion
    Model No.: S960C
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34
    Walmart No.: 552110614
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    International Calling to over 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India and in other countries
    International Calling to over 1,000 destinations in Mexico, Canada, India and in other countries
    No contracts, no bills and no credit checks
    No contracts, no bills and no credit checks
    Nationwide 24/7/365 service
    Nationwide 24/7/365 service
    Low monthly cost and no hidden fees
    Low monthly cost and no hidden fees
    No long distance or roaming charges
    No long distance or roaming charges
    Unlimited nationwide voicemail, caller ID, 3 way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, 911 and 411
    Unlimited nationwide voicemail, caller ID, 3 way calling, call waiting, call forwarding, 911 and 411
    $45 Nationwide Service Plan (Email Delivery)
     
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    $60 International Service Plan (Email Delivery)
     
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    Customer Reviews | 165 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    165 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    165 reviews | 3.6 out of 5

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    1-5 of 155 total reviews
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    6/3/2013

    Customer review by Downsouth304

    1.0 stars 6/3/2013 by Downsouth304
    by Downsouth304

    The was a great phone but did not have good signal in my area. I had to leave my home to make and receive phone calls. To the next preson make sure you have the correct cell towers in your area. Just because they say it works in your area, ask which carrier or cell towers the phone will be connected to.

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    Downsouth304
    Swansea
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Verified purchaser
    Verified purchaser
    Customer has been confirmed to have purchased the item from Walmart.
    Best Smart Phone Yet!!
    6/17/2013

    Customer review by Brandie28

    5.0 stars 6/17/2013 by Brandie28
    by Brandie28

    I wanted the S3 ever since it came out but did not want to pay the hefty monthly bill other companies require in order to have it. I was very happy to hear that the S3 was being offered on straight talk & the fact that the Iphone was also being offered did not make me reconsider my purchase for the pricier Iphones being offered. I have just received the Android update 4.1.2 Ice Cream on my S3 as well & I am glad those added features are being offered to s3 users considering how much we paid for the phone! To me the s4's bigger screen & few other updates were not worth the additional cost or waiting time, none of those updates were things I couldn't live without & some of them were things that Samsung would be pushing to the S3 in way of System updates later on anyway. The phone is sleek, the color is great, S Voice is really awesome, Graphics are awesome, The volume could be just a little bit higher for me, The space just on the phone itself is really awesome!! The only issues I have faced are that the Straight talk easy exchange warranty is not available with this phone because of the purchase price, the wal-mart warranty is also not available because of the purchase price & so I need to find a warranty company for the phone. Also my contacts keep getting lost but I think this has something to do with Google contact importing & storing new contacts to the database rather than a issue with the phone itself. I did purchase the Otterbox defender for the phone which I love as well even though it is bulky - the protection is needed! The plastic piece that comes with the otter box is cracked so I need to return that to get a new one but this phone is great. Importing my old phone number from straight talk to the new phone with straight talk was easy. All of my pictures and contacts pulled over. My old phone and new phone were both Android so that made things rather simple. Oh one more issue I did have was in wireless / mobile data availability. The Mobile data network for 4g Coverage was not available in my area so I had to switch to the 3G coverage network but I can switch back to 4g easily if I am in an area that supports 4g networks. Wifi connectivity is very fast & reliable even on the straight talk service!

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    Brandie28
    Texas
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Verified purchaser
    Verified purchaser
    Customer has been confirmed to have purchased the item from Walmart.
    Phone good, but activation was a nightmare
    8/30/2013

    Customer review by JMM4250

    3.0 stars 8/30/2013 by JMM4250
    by JMM4250

    The phone is fine, as this phone has received good reviews elsewhere. The problem was the horrendous experience in trying to activate the phone via Straight Talk, both online and via phone. I bought the phone here on Wal-Mart.com after verifying that it works in my zip code. Even though I had that information, Straight Talk kept telling me the phone's technology did not work in my area, and that I had to get a GSM phone. One phone rep was as useless as the next, as they had no critical thinking skills and could only follow a script, and had poor communication skills. A supervisor was no better. I was only able to get the phone activated after finding a secret corporate e-mail address on a prepaid wireless forum blog. With that, it took over two days and numerous hours of my time for the simple exercise of activating the phone.

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    JMM4250
    Chicago, IL
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Verified purchaser
    Verified purchaser
    Customer has been confirmed to have purchased the item from Walmart.
    Great Phone, not for me. Uses SPRINT.
    6/10/2013

    Customer review by Auronold

    2.0 stars 6/10/2013 by Auronold
    by Auronold

    Its an excellent phone and theres hardly any wait time while performing anything on the phone. The screen is quite large. Battery isn't all that good. This phone operates on Sprint networks. Where I live, you'd be lucky to have data. If you know your area isn't good for Sprint service, don't let the Sprint service map fool you either, you should NOT get this phone if your area or the places you will be with this phone has horrible Sprint service. You would be better off with an alternative Android that runs under Unlocked GSM. If you live in the city or a very urban area, this phone is a must have. All in all, if you absolutely want a SGS3 with straight talk but no Sprint coverage, you must also look up other methods because this phone does not have a SIM/Micro-Sim card slot, therefore you cannot change your carriers at all. I personally refunded this and moved on.

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    Auronold
    Hornell, NY
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Walmart associate
    Awesome phone...please read!
    6/9/2013

    Customer review by CAM171047

    5.0 stars 6/9/2013 by CAM171047
    by CAM171047

    This phone is just like any other galaxy s3, it is a great phone. it is lightning fast anf has a great screen. the settings and camera features are great. This phone runs on Sprint towers so you need to cck how well sprint works in your area ignore all the other reviews i have good sprint in my area!

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    CAM171047
    hanover, PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:14 - 18
    Gender:Male
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    I would only consider buying this phone if it runs on verizon towers I have read down thru these questions and comments and see posts that say it runs on verizon sprint and tmobile so which is it?
    by troy 12/6/2013
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    • A. It varies. I got this phone for Black Friday online. Straight Talk staff told me it would run on Verizon (I called before I got the phone, and then when I got it I call again and gave them the ESN to verify it). I transferred my number and minutes over to it and had instant regret. Poor signal, internet was slower than dial up speeds! A tech guy at my work looked at the build number in the menu of the phone and was able to somehow find online that it was working off sprint based on that build number. A good friend of mine got the same phone, same price, at black friday but got it in a store about an hour from our home. His is running off Verizon and he has no trouble out of it. I would suggest buying it in-store nearby. Chances are, your walmart won't sell it if it doesn't work in your area. I wont be ordering anymore phones off walmart.com and i definitely don't trust the advice/information from the employees at Straight Talk. I got my money back for the SIII and switched back to my old phone.
      by mcgheeii738/9/2015
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    • A. Again, for those reading this question, be careful when ordering a Straight Talk SIII as there are TWO versions. This one is on SPRINT and is a true 4G LTE phone. This phone's model number is S960L or will have the code on its box LTE-S. The one that runs on Verizon has the model number of S968C ...is CDMA and runs on Verizon but will be limited to 3G speeds. If you are order the phone featured on this page, it will be Sprint powered. If you can't determine for sure what the model number may be, the Verizon version will make no reference to being LTE where the Sprint version will.
      by richardarr8/29/2015
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    • A. It is CDMA. Runs on Verizon.
      by MOandroiduser8/29/2015
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    • A. troy, this particular phone is the S960L and will be on the Sprint network. It is true 4G LTE. Straight Talk has another version of the S III that does run on Verizon but is limited to 3G only. Currently, it is priced $100 more than this phone at $399 and the model number is S968C. You can find the Verizon version (S968C) here (copy-and-paste): for the white model: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Prepaid-Cell-Phone-White/29010048 for the pebble blue model: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Prepaid-Cell-Phone-Blue/29010041 Straight Talk does not have an S III on T-Mobile. However, the new Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S4 does use T-Mobile.
      by richardarr8/29/2015
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    by Penny 4/10/2014
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    • A. This specific product uses Sprint coverage. The Samsung S III has two model numbers on the Walmart site: S960L and S968C. Any phone option you choose that has a model number containing '960' will be a Sprint phone, while the same is true of '968' for Verizon.
      by CommunityAnswer8/23/2015
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    • A. I agree with decopatty that the map on the box will also be a clue. A red map on the right bottom corner opposite the "CDMA-V" that is in rectangle on the left bottom corner will indicate that it is the Verizon version. And a blue map opposite the "LTE-S" will indicate (in the case of the SIII) the Sprint version. HOWEVER, when ordering here online at Walmart, you obviously can't see the box nor does Walmart show any images of the box so please refer to my explanation in the first post at the bottom of this thread when ordering online.
      by richardarr8/22/2015
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    • A. There should be red map of the US for Verizon on the packaging.
      by decopatty8/22/2015
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    • A. Penny, when ordering, make note of the model number. The SIII on THIS page has the model number of S960L and will use the Sprint native network. It is a true 4G LTE phone and will have very fast data/internet speeds when in a Sprint LTE coverage area. The SIII that uses Verizon will have the model number of S968C and will be limited to 3G data/internet speeds. If you are ordering from Walmart.com, look towards the bottom of the page under the title "Specifications" and you will see a "Model No.:" listed. If the model number has "960" embedded anywhere within the model number sequence, it will be the Sprint version. If the model number has the numbers "968" embedded anywhere within the sequence, it will be the Verizon version. Take a look at the bottom of this page and do you see the "S960L" listed the "Model No." notation? It has "960" so it will be the Sprint version. If you go to this page where the Verizon version is sold, you will see "STSAS968CWTPWP" listed for the "Model No." (copy-and-paste): http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Prepaid-Cell-Phone-White/29010048 Do you see the "968" embedded in the sequence following "Model No."? (If you are in a Walmart store that happens to have both phones in stock on the shelves, in the left bottom corner within a small rectangle, you will see a code which will be either CDMA-V for the Verizon version or LTE-S for the Sprint version)
      by richardarr8/29/2015
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    is it using the verizon network through straight talk?
    by steve82864 3/26/2014
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    • A. This Straight Talk phone uses the Sprint network.
      by CommunityAnswer8/29/2015
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    • A. Again, the SIII featured on THIS page uses the SPRINT native network. If you want the Verizon version of this phone, DO NOT ORDER FROM THIS PAGE!! Instead, go to this page (copy-and-paste): http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Prepaid-Cell-Phone-White/29010048 The Verizon version is currently only offered in White. The Sprint version is currently offered in both White and Pebble Blue. Check the model number carefully: The Verizon versions will have "968" embedded somewhere in the model number. The Verizon versions will be limited to 3G data speeds. The Sprint versions will have "960" embedded somewhere in the model number. The Sprint versions will be true 4G LTE phones. Again, if you want the SIII on Straight Talk to use VERIZON, do not order from this page.
      by richardarr4/10/2014
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    • A. Yep, and it works pretty well. I have no complaints.
      by Kansasgirl20144/1/2014
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    • A. No, if you purchase the phone featured on THIS page, the S960L, it will use the Sprint native network. This phone is a true 4G LTE phone so if you have access to Sprint LTE, it will have very fast internet/data speeds. If you want the Verizon version of this phone on Straight Talk, DO NOT ORDER THE PHONE FROM THIS PAGE!!! The Verizon version of the SIII has the model number of S968C and currently is only available in White. Caution: the Verizon version is 3G only and will NOT have access to Verizon's 4G LTE network. If you'd like to order the Verizon version of the Straight Talk SIII in White, go to this page (copy-and-paste): http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-Prepaid-Cell-Phone-White/29010048
      by richardarr4/10/2014
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