The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone features a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED display, virtual keyboard with Swype and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system for quick and easy navigation of all of your applications and messaging. This Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone features dual cameras that let you document your life and video chat with your friends and family while you're on the go! Additional features of this Samsung Galaxy S II Prepaid Cell Phone include HSPDA+/WiFi connectivity, 1.2GHz dual core processor, advanced GPS capabilities, music player and ThinkFree Office Mobile. Your Samsung Prepaid Cell Phone also includes threaded text messaging, multimedia messaging, personal email and IM, Speech-to-Text and a social and media hub. 12GB storage memory and battery talk time of up to 8 hours round out this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII Cell Phone.
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Customer Recommendation86%565 out of 656reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The phone is excellent! Top notch and only the best quality you can expect from Samsung. From there, it's all about the service.
DO NOT BE FOOLED BY "Unlimited Data"! Straight Talk has limits. If you like like to watch Netflix, stream music, or enjoy YouTube (like I do), be warned...do it too much and you'll be in violation of Straight Talk's Terms of Service. This is a soft cap of 2GB for Data...so your "unlimited data" does, indeed, have limits. Go over the amount just a slight bit, and they'll flag you for possible disconnection. Here's me story...
After having the phone for only two weeks, I received a recorded message telling me that my data usage was unusually high (I assume for their standards, because I didn't have that kind of problem with my old phone). I made sure to close out of programs and limit my usage as much as possible. Then, a few weeks later, my data was disconnected. I made four calls to customer service...the first time I was told to call back later, the second I waited over an hour before hanging up. The third time I was told repeatedly to remove the battery and to turn the phone off and on. Finally, after 25 minutes, my data was restored...only to be disconnected again an hour later. After a 30 minute wait, I was asked again to remove the battery, and my data was restored. When I asked why this was happening, the rep simply said (after fumbling for an answer) that an adjustment needed to be made to my account and that everything should be fine...which was what the rep I spoke with an hour before had said to me.
Bottom line is, read the fine print of the terms of service before getting into this. Overall, excellent phone, deceptive "unlimited" service plan, and poor (and obviously outsourced) customer service (apparently the best way to fix a problem is to turn your phone off or remove the battery, wait a minute, and it'll fix itself. If only ALL of life's problems were that easy). Otherwise, you can get the same phone with 4G at a cheaper price with Android 4.0 from a competing company.
I love this Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy SII prepaid cell phone from Walmart.. I've played Words With Friends, surfed the net, looked at the road map and of course talked and texted with no problems at all. What a great fun cell phone. Thanks Walmart.
I've had the phone approximately two weeks and I have had to call Technical support already!!! It won't get internet service and text messages stopped going through. The next day after it got "reconfigured" by tech support, started having SAME issues!!!! Bout ready to chunk it!!!! :!)
LOVE the phone! HATE the plan! How disappointing....I did LOTS of research before switching from AT&T to save $$. The data range is so small it's ridiculous. The battery life is 3 hrs tops. I'm moving on and not even going to finish out the first month!
If you use navigation alot , you may want to stay with verizon or att , this phone comes with google maps , sometimes works before it looses gps coverage. I recommend staying with a verizon phone if you do go with straight talk . I cant take this phone back now , I wished I could.the phone service is good , the phone is good , but navigation terrible. I depend on that too .
Bought this phone after reading quite a few reviews. Compared it to the current Iphone models as well as the Samsung S3 and S4 after another reviewer said they liked it better than those. I must say, that review was dead on. phone is easy to use and works very well. Also, the battery does very well.
The phone does it's job well enough but it is not a "real" Samsung Galaxy S2. By that I mean it is not the same as the phones that other cell phone companies sell. The operating system cannot be upgraded and the Samsung website called KIES will not recognize the phone for any other new information. It is limited by agreement between Samsung and Straightalk/Walmart. Other than that it is pretty good and does have all the features of the other companies phones as far as I call tell though I'm not a gadget guy.
Purchased the phone and once it was set up with my number from the old provider the problems started. There is a problem getting the voicemail to work and getting tech support to help has so far been a failure. Still trying to to break through and will not give up. I'm sure it's something simple that the provider can correct once they email or call me. Was able to reach customer service through email but they told me to call the tech support that I can't reach. I emailed them back and asked for help and no response. It appears they are just clearing their logs to say everything was responded to. I'm very disappointed, but, sometimes you run into these challenges when trying to handle things on line. I'm sure once it is corrected the service will be fine. I have asked a lot of other people before making the switch and they were pleased and said it was great so this is just a bump in the road, I hope.
I would never have a contract phone again. People might not know that the carriers of these phones are the same ones that you need to sign yearly contracts for. One of the greatest features for me is the text to speech. Most other brands in this price range don't offer this feature. I hate touching the buttons to text but with this one you can use the keyboard or talk and it types your message. Great camera with flash. Very fast and holds up to a 32gb card. Straight Talk has a good support system if you need it. Everything is included for the monthly fee. No more worrying about hidden charges. Would highly recommend this phone!! You either pay for a phone up front and have lower monthly fees or less for the phone and are obligated by contract for many months. Like this concept and the Samsung Galaxy 11. A lot of phone for the money. Would have liked the Samsung Galaxy 3 but had to stay within budget.
Only had the phone 2 weeks, battery would only last 4 hours without any use, with power saver mode enabled and nothing running. I called Samsung, Straight talk and they said take it back to Walmart. Since it was an order online and not in store I don't think I'll try another one.
Meets all of my expectations!!!! Didnt expect to like mo re than my apple, but I really do. The only down side is the manual. Just dosent cover every thing this phone can do. You tube is great for finding out more info. Just love, love, love this phone.
This is a very expensive smartphone; however, I would say it is worth the money. I chose the Galaxy SII because I wanted a smartphone capable of unleashing Android's full potential. This phone is very responsive and has no noticeable lag. I was contemplating the Iphone 4, but decided upon the SII because it has more to offer.
When my old cell phone died, I took the plunge and bought a smartphone. I'd read reviews about the Galaxy Sii and had experience with the Android operating system before, so I was certain this was the model I wanted, and when it came on sale, it was a no-brainer. I was able to port my old phone number to the new phone as well. My only complaint (and this is not the fault of the phone) was that I was unable to obtain a refund of unused prepaid time and this was NOT made clear to me at the time of purchase or of transferring my number. Overall, I'm very pleased with this phone -- it was easily set up and because my contacts list was in my gmail account anyway, my contacts seamlessly transferred over (saving hours, if not days, of input). Absolutely recommended.
I like the phone but i have had contacted straight talk to work on my phone. I was able to text and make calls but i was unable to receive them even though i had a signal. I contacted them and they said that towers were down in my area and that's what the problem was. I told that lady that i was going on vacation and asked if if would work in Florida and she said that my area was the only place it was down. I went to Florida and i was still unable to receive calls. So the woman had me totally reboot my phone and still unable to receive calls. I have had my phone for two weeks and have yet been able to get phone calls. I have contacted straight talk 14 times since this issue. DONT GET STRAIGHT TALK IN LESS YOU LIKE WASTING YOUR TIME.
I had a Straighttalk ZTE Merit, goes through AT&T towers. It's service isn't very good, so I was hoping after getting the Samsung Galaxy SII it would be about the same or better. I was WRONG!!! I had hardly any signal in my home, the only way I could get in the internet was through WIFI. Then, when I couldn't download text messages, that's when I took it back. I will just wait for a better smart phone that goes through Verizon.
This is my first smartphone. I love what this phone does and how easy it was for me to figure out how to do everything. Any questions that I have had were easily answered by going online and reading the tutorial. I have had my phone for only 1 month but am very pleased. I don't know what all this phone will do but for me it has been great. I love the talk to text function and the Google Search access by voice.(Only problem is that I have a southern accent so sometimes words like "ten" come out as "tin" so confuses it sometimes, LOl). Anyway, for someone like me who uses the phone mostly for talk, text, internet seaches, checking Facebook and e-mail it is awesome. Not sure how it would be for gaming since I don't really know how to do that anyway!
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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I still use my dinosaur flip phone on AT&T and am trying to use this super current smartphone. To get this up and running, this phone took me several calls to customer service (like another commentator said: email FIRST to get service and they will give you a REAL number that will help). My dinosaur gets 5 bands of reception, while my "smart" and expensive Samsung Galaxy S II gets 1-2 most times and 3 at the most. You said that you got great AT&T reception with this phone. I'd like to know how or I will be returning it. Thanks!
Out of the box very nice phone with a nice grey color. This is my second android phone and I was really impressed with the speed vs the $99 - $149 phone. The performance is where you see the biggest difference. The screen is larger as well so I don't have to backspace as often when using the keypad. The only negs that I can give is that it does not include any ear buds, the phone needs to be charged daily even if you are a medium user, and if you like using Ebay for accessories you might have a hard time finding a case for it. The first one I ordered was wrong so I ordered one for an i777 which appeared to fit but caused an echo on every call so I had to take it back off. The model number of the phone is under the battery and a search for accessories returned very few results. Given the pros and cons I would still give this phone a solid 4 stars! btw it works on the AT&T Network.
This phone is great for a beginner or expert smart phone user. There is a learning curve if you aren't familiar with smart phones, but it doesn't take long to learn your way around. It takes better pictures than some cameras do with very high resolution. Comes preloaded with lots of apps. The only downside is the price at Walmart of $299. At the present time Boost and Virgin Mobile have a Galaxy S2 with 4G for $199. The phones are the same except the ones at Boost and Virgin are upgraded with newer software. However, you need to check the coverage to make sure you get the best plan for your area. I chose Straight Talk because of the better coverage area. The most important thing in buying a cell phone is checking out the coverage in your area since you will not be happy with any phone if the coverage is poor.