Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Full QWERTY Keyboard Cell Phone

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The Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Cell Phone with a QWERTY keypad is all that youll need in a phone without entering into a contract with a service provider. The QWERTY keyboard cell phone provides ease of use, as the entire keypad can be used to text and type messages in a familiar format. The large 2.2-inch TFT LCD screen is big enough to make reading text messages and browsing easy, and watching the screen a pleasure. The phone is also Bluetooth enabled, which is useful for transferring data from your computer or pairing up with a Bluetooth hands-free unit. The phone has a phonebook capacity of up to 100 entries, and the microSD card slot can be used to store images and music. This phone includes a built in MP3 player. This prepaid cell phone offers up to 5.5 hours of talk time and a standby time f up to 16 days. The phone also has a VGA camera for capturing events.

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The Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Cell Phone with a QWERTY keypad is all that youll need in a phone without entering into a contract with a service provider. The QWERTY keyboard cell phone provides ease of use, as the entire keypad can be used to text and type messages in a familiar format. The large 2.2-inch TFT LCD screen is big enough to make reading text messages and browsing easy, and watching the screen a pleasure. The phone is also Bluetooth enabled, which is useful for transferring data from your computer or pairing up with a Bluetooth hands-free unit. The phone has a phonebook capacity of up to 100 entries, and the microSD card slot can be used to store images and music. This phone includes a built in MP3 player. This prepaid cell phone offers up to 5.5 hours of talk time and a standby time f up to 16 days. The phone also has a VGA camera for capturing events.

Straight Talk Samsung R355C Prepaid Cell Phone:

  • MP3 Player
  • VGA Camera
  • Mobile Web Access
  • Battery Talk Time of up to 5.5 hours
  • Straight Talk Service Plan can be purchased separately to be used with this phone
  • Specifications

    Service Carrier: Straight talk
    Model No.: STSAR355CPWP
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.6
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.2 x 7.1 x 1.3
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
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    12/13/2010

    Customer review by Bestphoneandnetworkever

    5.0 stars 12/13/2010 by Bestphoneandnetworkever
    by Bestphoneandnetworkever

    Here we go, I read, read, & read all the reviews on Walmart.com and a lot of other places trying to decide which Straight Talk phone to purchase without paying the extremely high price for one of the two smart phones they had to offer. In other words, the best bang for the buck. The Samsung R355C came out on top. It did not disappoint, it does everything I need it to do without all the bells & etc of a smart phone that I honestly believe most people do not use anyway so therefore not worth the cost of the high cost contract with one of the other carriers. It would have been nice if there had been a way to transfer the address book over to it from my other phone but I don't know how to do it, anyway just took a little time but got it done. The keys are small true enough but to my surprise I Navigated with them quite well. Very comfortable to use. The Qwerty keyboard is excellent going from a phone that did not have one so texting etc was wonderful. I just got the phone yesterday but already I am impressed with it, I live in a rural area and I get a signal anywhere from 1-3 bars when I had to fight to get one from AT&T where I live. I have no complaints so far with the phone and believe I will enjoy it for a long time, but like all things for sure time will tell. I got the $30 plan from Straight talk which is way more than I'm going to use anyway, 1000 minutes, 1000 texts/photos, 30mb of surfing web, very adequate for myself. I will post another review after I have been out and used the phone some more but if it works decent at my home I have no doubt it will work fine elsewhere. Cut ATT loose and went with Straight Talk, you should also and save a ton of money. Activation on-line went just fine, probably took me about 30 minutes entering all the requested info as I'm a little slow with these things and I was very concerned about my accuracy to make sure I got it correct. My number was ported over in just a few minutes. they state it could take up to 2 business days if you are porting a wireless number but longer if you are porting a landline number. This worked fine doing it on-line. Was trying to stay away from the dreaded customer service experience from Straight Talk I have read about. If you have been thinking about converting, DO IT, you will not be sorry. Just make sure you renew your minutes by the end of the 30 day mark or you might loose your number. Note: One thing a lot of people do not understand is Straight Talk uses more than one Network, do your research. If the phone model number ends in a "C" it does not have a sim card and will operate on the CDMA network which is Verizon. If the phone model number ends with a "G" the that particular phone is a GSM phone, has a sim card and operates on either AT&T or Tmobile so watch out for this. Verizon is the way to go for me.

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    Bestphoneandnetworkever
    Morton, MS
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
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    Not a Blackberry, but it works!
    1/12/2011

    Customer review by Ivy86

    5.0 stars 1/12/2011 by Ivy86
    by Ivy86

    I bought this phone back in March or April, right when Straight Talk was first coming out. I was looking for a replacement to my Verizon prepaid because it was getting very expensive. I then stumbled upon this, and after doing some research, I found out it works on the SAME network! I chose this phone because I liked the QWERTY style keyboard. Yes, they keys are a bit small, it just takes some getting used to. I like the big screen as well. You just have to keep in mind that this is NOT a blackberry. You CANNOT do the same things on this phone that you can a blackberry. I call this the "poor man's blackberry" because its so much cheaper to run, and not with all the bells and whistles. With the internet... yes, it is slow. No, it is not anything like any other smart phone. It even states in the TOS that it is the most basic internet available. You cannot stream video on this phone, load a full page of facebook, ect. Even checking e-mail can be taxing at times. But, for the money, and what I pay per month to use it, its worth it to me. The phone operation itself can be a pain at times. When you go into your pictures, it takes a while for the screen to change to start loading pictures. At times, if you try to push buttons too fast to go through the menu, it will freeze up, and you have to pop out the battery to restart it. Pocket dialing is HUGE with this phone. The keyboard lock will quickly become your friend... trust me. One thing I do like about this is I can make my own ringtones. I have bluetooth on my computer, and I have it synched up with my phone. I can send music to my phone, since it can act as a very "i really really need music right now" mp3 player. I usually send very short mp3 clips to my phone and use them as ringtones. The camera is pretty basic. Its 1.3 megapixels, and if you have it for the highest quality, the zoom feature is non-existent. If you set it to a smaller reso, then the zoom can be used... but even then its not the greatest. The calls with this phone are VERY CLEAR!! I had a samsung phone in the past with Verizon, and it was a more expensive phone that was very hard to hear me on. I also live in an area with little-no coverage, and I get at least 3 bars sitting in my house. I can even make a call from my basement, where most other phones and plans, I had to find a good spot outside... living in minnesota, this was NOT fun most of the year. Even with some of the issues the phone has, its still very worth it. Even after losing it in a snow bank recently, it still works perfectly. The battery life is fading fast, but in the beginning i only had to charge it every other day, with heavy use of texting and calling. I use the internet sparingly, but like I said before, its very limited as is. One thing I do recommend for this phone is investing in some sort of case (silicon/gel/or otherwise) and a screen protector, because of the size of the screen its more prone to scratches. Its a great little investment, and with some searching on ebay you can get them VERY cheap.

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    Ivy86
    MN
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:18 - 24
    Ownership:7 - 8 months
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Top 1000 contributor
    Superb Phone!
    9/15/2010

    Customer review by phs59

    5.0 stars 9/15/2010 by phs59
    by phs59

    I started of using the R451C model and had nothing but trouble...no service in our area even though it said there should be...dropped calls and it was a real nuisance to have to use the key pad that pulled out. At first i thought that would be really cool...but i found it to be a real hassle and when I UPGRADED to the R355C I found out what i had been missing! Wow, talk about a FABULSOUS PHONE..not only do i have 1-3 bars in our rural area, but i've got great reception, no dropped calls (even in buildings in our rural area or in the city) and using the qwerty keyboard on this phone is far more user friendly than that pain in the bum pull out pad the other phone had!! This phone has all kinds of other really nice features that make it more fun and user friendly! I would recommend this phone over any of the other Samsung phones they offer at this point. I can't give any info on any other brand they offer, but I LOVE MY NEW R355C AND WOULDN'T TRADE IT IN AT THIS POINT FOR ANYTHING!

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    phs59
    North Dakota
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
    Great Value
    4/21/2011

    Customer review by Bargin4

    4.0 stars 4/21/2011 by Bargin4
    by Bargin4

    The Straight Talk Samsung R355C is a very good value, especially for someone like myself who lives in a rural area. The R355C uses the Verizon network and that's pretty much my only other reliable option. I had been an every two-year customer with Verizon for the past six years - no more. Registering with Straight Talk service on their website was flawless. It took about two hours to port my cell number. I even received a confirmation call from a ST rep to confirm my website transaction. The R355C is user friendly and gets great reception. My new Samsung Blue Tooth unit works very well with the R355C. I also purchased accessories inexpensively on Ebay. The R355C takes up to a 16GB microcard to store music files or digital photos. The camera features work well but the phone does lack video capability which would have been nice. But, overall the R355C is a fine choice and Straight Talk's $45 Unlimited Plan provides me much more value than I was paying for and receiving from Verizon. I highly recommend switching to Straight Talk.

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    Bargin4
    Ocean Shores, WA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:55 - 64
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Male
    Usage:Every day
    Overall A Good Phone
    8/8/2010

    Customer review by Ttdurx3

    5.0 stars 8/8/2010 by Ttdurx3
    by Ttdurx3

    I love this phone! Although it does have some Cons. Pro's Mp3 Player 2.7 headphone Jack…So u can use regular earphones Big screen You can record your own Ringtones Has a Calendar & Voice SVC short cut on the Keyboard QWERTY Keyboard Also has A Vibrate shortcut on the Keyboard so if u press it, it will autuomatically go on vibrate I'm not sure if it's because of my location or not, But the Web is fast and the photos load quickly on my phone. The camera has 29 fun frames,zoom,normal, black n white, Sepia, Negative, and green. Has an icon Glossary MP3 player an hold up to 16GB with sim card. PROS You can't change to color of the layout menu You can only send up 5 messages to different people at a time. Not sure if this is good or bad but u have to hold the camera button for like 2 seconds until it comes on. So if u accidentally press it, it won't come on. Camera is Average You can't record Or play videos. It has no games. …And Yeah, That's all I can think of :)

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    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:14 - 18
    Ownership:1 week or less
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every day
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    by an anonymous customer 8/7/2010
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    • A. Generic accessories can be purchased at places like drug stores, dollar stores, travel stops, etc. Back in the day these weren't great choices but now generics work fine. I bought my car charger at a Flying J eight months ago and it's great. For 'OEM' you may find what you need on Ebay. Search for 'R355C'. There are other great accessories too like the spare charger, leather holsters, extra batteries, faceplates, soft covers, data cables, amd wall-chargers. Of course look for sellers with a track record and affordable shipping costs. Good luck!
      by Canopyfan28/1/2011
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    • A. anywhere...walmart, mall, att store, internet...
      by milkcartin10/7/2010
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    • A. either at your local walmart or from walmart.com.
      by regusted10/1/2010
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    • A. I'm told that StraightTalk is either partially or completely owned by Walmart. So that's where I'd go for accessories. If not the store, then this website.
      by PhoneAddict8/21/2010
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    • A. This phone uses microUSB connector. I purchased mine from amazon.com. They are available everywhere on internet.
      by Caryite8/18/2010
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    • A. i bought it from amazon, buy.com etc
      by HDTVhunter8/17/2010
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    • A. You can get them at the local Walmart store or online at Walmart, Straight Talk, and Amazon websites.
      by Thx4Reading8/17/2010
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    • A. ebay.com
      by votoquoc8/16/2010
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    • A. Radio Shack carries a charger called the iGo. It is a car charger that can use a number of different adapters. The charger and adapters are sold seperatly but this allows you the added benifit of being able to charge any number of different devices by simply buying an adapter. Check ebay for soft and hard covers as well as holsters. They may also have car charges.
      by polgara298/15/2010
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    • A. Ebay - very cheap! I got USB cable only for $3.95
      by happy858/13/2010
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    I generally buy flip phones because I get phone calls from friends and relatives all the time who pocket-dial without realizing it. I've heard entire conversations this way.
    by NobodyKnowsItButMe 8/9/2010
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    • A. R355C has a keypad lock which can be set to automatic and also can be activated manually by pressing the 'space' key for a couple of seconds. Great feature to have, agreed.
      by Canopyfan28/1/2011
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    • A. On most phones, you can "lock" the phone by pressing a 2-key combination. Then, in case a number is unintentionally pressed, it won't dial out unless you "unlock" it. Consult your instruction manual for more info. If you don't have it, you should be able to download it from your service provider's website.
      by regusted12/2/2010
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    • A. it has a lock feature by pressing the space bar for a few seconds, so no pocket dialing.
      by 2ndphone8/1/2011
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    • A. You can lock the keys on the phone so it will not dial while its in your pocket.
      by ShopShort9/14/2010
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    • A. It can. But if you press and hold the Space key, that locks the keypad so that there's no "pocket dialing." To unlock, you just click one of the softkeys and click Space again. Very easy to lock and unlock.
      by PhoneAddict12/11/2010
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    • A. It doesnt for me. I press the spacebar for few seconds though before keeping in pocket.
      by HDTVhunter8/28/2010
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    • A. You can key-lock it by pressing and holding the space key.
      by Thx4Reading8/17/2010
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    • A. no
      by votoquoc8/16/2010
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    • A. You have the option of locking the keyboard on the phone so this should not be a problem.
      by polgara298/15/2010
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    • A. It does, but I lock the keyboard. It's fast and easy - just push and hold the "Space" button. To unlock push left screen button and then "Space" button again.
      by happy858/13/2010
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    • A. Of course not.
      by BreenaU1/3/2011
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    • A. This phone ONLY works with the straight talk plan.
      by Nyxie9/23/2010
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    • A. No. This phone will only work with StraightTalk.
      by Caryite8/18/2010
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    • A. No SIM slot in this phone,it is cdma phone.
      by HDTVhunter8/17/2010
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    • A. It depends... First, you would want to make sure that the phone supports the bands in use by your service provider. If the phone is compatible with your carrier, you would still need to unlock it before you could use it.
      by Thx4Reading8/17/2010
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    • A. no. because it is cdma phone. no sim card
      by votoquoc8/16/2010
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    • A. No, there's no Sim-card in this phone.
      by happy858/13/2010
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    • A. NO
      by aMomto48/11/2010
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    • A. No. This phone can only be used by straight talk.
      by Ttdurx310/6/2011
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    • A. I'm not sure regarding this issue. They say it is assigned to their network, so you wouldn't be able to use it with another network. Even companies with prepaid phones don't let you use those phones on their paid plans. You once could as I chopped my smartphone up with the lawn mower and got a prepaid one years ago to replace it, but not any more. They got wise to this money savings plan. They like to get their moneys worth! Good luck with your research!
      by SewsAlot8/8/2010
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