November 27, 2014

Walmart's StraightTalk to Intro Samsung Galaxy Precedent

Walmart, and its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), TracFone, are gearing up to release an Android-powered handset known as the Samsung Galaxy Precedent. The up-front price is said to be $150 off-contract whereas the monthly bill of $45 will provide consumers with unlimited voice, text, and data.

Specifications for the Android 2.2-powered Precedent are on the lower end of the spectrum, but considering the target demographic, it’s still quite a device. Hardware includes an 800MHz processor, 384MB RAM, a 3.2-inch display, and 2-megapixel camera as well as support for Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth connections.

There’s no known launch date just yet, but if interested, you can sign up for more information on the Straight Talk website.

Via: Engadget



  • Lisa

    is this phone cdma or gsm?

  • Lisa

    is this phone cdma or gsm?

    • Anonymous

      If you were to take the ‘C’ seriously at the end of the model number, then you be left thinking that this is definitely a CDMA model. Back two months ago, this would’ve simply meant that you’d be using Verizon’s network, but apparently Tracfone have signed an arrangement with Sprint, and this phone could very well be running on Hesse’s network.

      • Middleman

        Samsung M828C is the model number. does this mean it is on Verizon?

  • Love my fiance

    I pray its not running on the sprint!! Sprint is SHIT!!

    • Emily

      It doesn’t it runs off at&t.

      • Anonymous

        No If you look on ST’s FB website ST says it will run on Sprint.  

        • Zachary Kerns

          no it says it will run off android not sprint or at&t or verison

          • Anonymous

            Sorry Zach….Android is not a cellular provider, it is an operating system.  

    • Gsbstanley

      verison

    • Gsbstanley

      verison

    • Gsbstanley

      verison

    • Gsbstanley

      verison

    • Gsbstanley

      verison

    • Fartman

      foul language altert

  • Serena

    Does anyone know if this phone will have a sim card, or what network it runs on?

    • guest

      Verizon

      • Guest

        The phone runs on At&trash.  Just checked a few other sites, which mean i am stuck on the over priced plan due to where I live.  At&t was voted worst in the country for a reason … But the g/f gets quite the workout holing hers over her head for long periods of time before grabbing my iP4  P.O.S!!

        • Anonymous

          No, actually it runs off Sprint’s network, no thanks to Verizon for feeling threatened enough by Tracfone (StraightTalk’s mother company) and their lower prices, that I read Verizon has limited them to entry level only phones. I suppose it would look really bad for Verizon, if StraightTalk offered an unlimited everything plan for $45, with an android phone for $150, all on Verizon’s network, and they couldn’t compete on price! :p

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UPLQ7P3RYVXRTL2P2FPQAHXC7A Marc

            CDMA, SPRINT TOWERS, STRAIGHT TALK $45/MO SERVICE W/ STRAIGHT TALK ONLY (NO CONTRACT), RETAIL @ WALLMART SEPT,18TH @ $149.99 W/ OPTIONAL 18 MO REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, ANDROID OS 2.2 FROYO, 800MHZ SOC, 384 RAM, 3.2 PASSIVE 320 x 480 SCREEN, 2 MP PIC/VID, 3G, BLUETOOTH, WI-FI, 2GB MICRO SD (UPGRADE UP TO 32GB), VOICE BASED FEATURES, GPS, 1/4 MIL APS @ MARKETPLACE, MP3 & VIDEO PLAYER, MULTITASK (APS), IM……WHAT MORE YOU WANT FOR UNDER $150 @ $45/MO?  NEARLY AS GOOD AS MY DROID. THIS PH GETS A KICK ASS RATING FROM ME & MANY OTHERS.  JUST WHAT BIG COMMUNICATION HAVE BEEN NEEDING FOR A LONG, LONG TIME.

    • John

      My friend got his and there is no sim card

      • rebelman

        it is alrady in the phone becouse mine came with free 2gb sid card in it

    • rebelman

      yes i have one yes sid card in it 2gb and runs off the sprit network

  • Paul71483

    it runs off trace phone

  • ST User

    I talked to ST today and she said that it was a CDMA phone.

    • Subzmail

      Don’t matter. It’s a friggin’ Sprint phone. I drove 2 hours south for ours. We got 3. Returned every single one of them. If it ends in C it’s Verizon my azz.

      These are junk.

  • Middleman
  • Fuckyouverymuch

    If you look at ST website they state they use basically all services providers towers…They have contracts with them to piggyback off their towers.

  • Fuckyouverymuch

    If you look at ST website they state they use basically all services providers towers…They have contracts with them to piggyback off their towers.

  • Fuckyouverymuch

    If you look at ST website they state they use basically all services providers towers…They have contracts with them to piggyback off their towers.

  • Fuckyouverymuch

    If you look at ST website they state they use basically all services providers towers…They have contracts with them to piggyback off their towers.

  • Anonymous

    Just got mine from FED EX today….AND they’re already in the process of refunding my purchase.  IT’S ON SPRINT!
    The Samsung Precedent only works on Sprint.  Took me an hour with Tech Support to realize why I was getting ANY signal.

    • Jakaudio

      I would not suggest anyone to get one of these phones.  I ended up loosing my phone number and it has been a week.  I dont think they know what they are doing with the new phones… Everyone I talk to seems to have a very heavy Indian accent witch makes it very hard to understand them talk.. After about the ninth person I talked to I got the “MANAGER” he spoke a little better English but his numbers were still very hard to translate. Well now I am out two phones two $45 cards and a new $160 phone. Making it over $300 that I lost in there service. Plus the phone number Ive had for over 8 years. If you add up all the hours I have spent on the phone with these people that cant provide the service that they say they can I would say run like hell until they know what the heck they are doing…. This is not good customer service playing it by ear… I would tell any one not to use this phone. It is a very nice phone but all you get from it is a very cool MP3 player or a return back to the company…. I would like to know anyone that has got one to work????

      • rebelman

        i got one and it works great here in missouri and i have over 200 apps on mine and dont hardly lock up on me at all and it worth the money to buy the phone and the sevices too

  • Anonymous

    BUYER BEWARE!! THIS IS A SPRINT NETWORK ONLY PHONE. There are posters who haven’t actually owned the phone making comments.  This phone can NOT use other carriers.  I’m currently going through the process of getting mine returned because of no signal.  This is a cdma-s phone, “s” meaning Sprint only.  So it will NOT work for most of the country.

  • ST8390

    I don’t know what people are complaining because I just got the samsung galaxy precedent and I have really good service and haven’t had any problems with it at all

    • Ed

      me too :)

      • Jimmietyjc

        What zip code did you use to get your phone?

  • ST8390

    I don’t know what people are complaining because I just got the samsung galaxy precedent and I have really good service and haven’t had any problems with it at all

  • Drwgrffn

    It runs on Sprint network which is terrible if you don’t live in a densely populated area. Having one bar at best in the house isn’t cutting it and I’d have to drive ten minutes to town to get two bars. Returning it asap…

    • KM

      They may need to give you a new SIM card..happened to both our phones 1 bar sometimes   2 and often no service at all.

    • Jummy

      It’s RUNS off Verison, Sprint has nothing to do with Straight Talk. 

      • Chickie

        wrong… it runs off of Sprint towers.

  • Badrho

    Wow. I am really confused after reading all of these.  Which is the real network that it works off? When I went to the website it says it is not available in my area but it is available in the next town.  

  • Alyssa

    I’ve had my phone for about 5 days now and i get pretty terrible service. It is run off of the Sprint network, it says so on the website and my username for the phone is @sprintpcs.com

  • Alyssa

    I’ve had my phone for about 5 days now and i get pretty terrible service. It is run off of the Sprint network, it says so on the website and my username for the phone is @sprintpcs.com

  • Alyssa

    I’ve had my phone for about 5 days now and i get pretty terrible service. It is run off of the Sprint network, it says so on the website and my username for the phone is @sprintpcs.com

  • Michele Ingraham

    I just received this phone today and was unable to complete activation because I do no have service in my area even though it said I did when I entered my zip code and the rep on the phone showed it worked in my zip code.  She said it ran off sprint towers.  I was unaware Spring was even in the mix with straight talk.  This sucks for me because I only get service for the phones that run off verizon towers and I don’t see any smartphones online or thru walmart that run off Verizon towers.  I figured since this model# ended in C it was thru Verizon.  I am sending back for refund but I also added $45 plan when I usually only use $30/month but did so I could activate the phone today.  I’m very disappointed because it looks like a really nice phone.  The graphics look pretty sharp and I was able to access some features that didn’t require service and it seemed pretty easy to set up.

    • Guest

      Michele, I have a Straight Talk Samsung R355C phone that DOES in fact run off of Verizon towers. I was hoping this new “Galaxy Precedent” did also…. so I guess I’m stuck with the R355C for a while :(

      • Guest

        Same here. The R355C is OK, but starting to get a little old. I was hoping to get the better functionality of the Android phone. It looks like the Sprint service is going to be a dealbreaker for me. :-(

  • disappointed customer

    I am not impressed with the new samsung galaxy precedent. I had to take it back once for it lagging, the screen lag and many times the phone locks up and I have to take the whole battery out to get it to start back over to act right. my first impression was let me give it a chance to act right on the second phone, that may be there was just a bug in the first 1 that I bought at walmart. but I was wrong. so to be specific I will go through the list a problems that I am having in the second phone that I had in the first one. do not have any apps Added to the phone at all if you do in about 2 to 3 hours the phone will be locked up and you will not be able to do anything on it unless you take the battery out. once the phone begins to lag you will not beable do anything and you will start missing phone calls and also text messages until the phone works the regular speed again. again the only way to fix the lagging problem is to power down and repower up the phone.

    • Zoopmon

      Did you figure this problem out?  This just started happening to mine

  • disappointed customer

    if you’ve ever had this phone you would realize that immediately upon activation it starts activating on the sprint network. it says it on the actual activation screen. but besides that, the phone sucks anyway it does not work the way it is supposed to being an android phone. it continually locks up and lag consistently over and over again there is nothing you can do to fix it do not get this phone. I am taking my phone back first thing tomorrow morning to walmart to downgrade to 1 of the lesser models that would work properly.

  • Peter Barnette

    This phone is on Sprint as its the same phone as the Prevail for Boost Mobile which is on Sprint, they just gave it a new name for Straightalk. I bet its even the same price, the specs are the same too. The Prevail is $180.

    • Alexxlynn

      Its only 150(:

    • Ed

      I was just on the boost mobile web-sight and it was going for $149.00 just like the Precedent at Walmart. Grate phone at a low cost.

    • Viewmc1

      I have had the phone now for over 3 weeks and its not bad. I live in a decent size town and I also only get 2 bars and get dropped calls at home. On my older Nokia phone running off Verizon towers I had GREAT service! I am returning phone and have had AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL customer service as ST is so well know for. I’m waiting for my new LG Optimus to come In that looks to be way better. Just know what your doing and dont ever need to call customer service cause they will piss you off. The dumest, most unorganized people, and just a wast of time EVERY time you call them. Cheap service gets cheap help. You get what u pay for!!

  • Anonymous

    The best way to save money is to switch from your contract cell phone to
    a prepaid phone. TracFone is now offering their services on the Android! I’m
    not sure if any of the features are going to be different…but they still have
    the same TF deals.

  • Johnny Truby

    Sprint network is fine with the phone as long as you are in a decent size city.. This phone kicks butt, and with unlimited talk, texting, and data, you would be a fool not to get this phone from straight talk. Other cell phone companies are charging $80 or more a month by the dtime you pay your data fees, straight talk is all unlimited data.. you can’t beat that. There are many aps to  download also and this is a g3 phone so it is just as good as other companies. I bought this phone and I love it.

    • Ed

      Me too. works very well with good signal and I live is a little town thought there is a big city kind of near by.

  • Lisadesigner

    I just bought this phone less than a week ago. I barely get service, and it has to be charged nightly. I LOVE my ST service when it was Verizon’s network, but I don’t know if this is going to work for me. I live in Memphis, so I would say a large city. Do you think I just got a dud phone?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000684411886 Joshua Lyle

    Can someone help me sync my fb contacts and also display the contacts that are NOT on my fb friends list?

  • Lisha_ann95

    so does the Galaxy work in the country.. i live 15 minutes out of town

    • 兰迪 (Lan Di)

      It might be.. Depending on how big the city is.. My Mother lives about 30 mins. outta town and she gets about 1-2 bars on her Sprint HTC… you live closer…! so you might get 3-4 bars =) Hope this helped.

  • Ptcurtiss

    Has anyone experienced the Galaxy Precedent locking up while listening to the MP3 player that is included?
    I seem to be able to only go about an hour before the phone locks up.
    Pushing the power button, causes the screen to come up in brightness intervals and then shut down; 3 up, 3 down.
    I don’t know any other trick, but to hold the power button down until it reboots the system and then I’m good to go for another hour or so.

    Peter

  • Mya

    where can you buy this phones @?

  • Jason

    can i just buy the sim card for my phone i have now

  • Aclastchance7

    This POS phone runs off sprint. I have one and it been the biggest problem since I got it. I would not recommend it to anyone. Nor would I ever recommend straighttalk. I am going back to boost I never had any problems with them. I just tried saving 5 dollars a month and Id pay $20 more a month to not have to deal with straighttalk.

  • AlanHouston

    The Sprint Network provides a dependable signal in large cities and along major highways connecting large cities.  The AT&T coverage map creates the impression that their network covers 99% of America.  However, when I was using AT&T,  about a third of my calls would “drop” after a few minutes of talking, even in the heart of a large city.  Their signal was not dependable.

    In contrast, with Sprint, if I can get even just one bar, I can hear the caller clearly, and my calls are rarely dropped.  I have completed calls even when my phone shows ZERO bars.  However, Sprint does not have towers in villages of 200 or 300 people fifty miles from the nearest city or highway.  Building a tower for just 200 people, of which 180 are already under contract to AT&T or Verizon would not make business sense.

    • Tigerson Mt

      How do you save pictures you receive from a text on the straight talk precedent

  • Bw

    I bought the Samsung galaxy precedent few weeks ago Ans was told by straight talk that it wasn’t able to register with my zip code. I used a zip code then from a different city about 45 miles away from where I live. It works just fine. ST customer service is crap I agree. You get farther talking to there reps online on there fb page