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Samsung Galaxy Proclaim comes to Straight Talk, priced at $180

0. phoneArena 14 May 2012, 06:11 posted on

Just because you favor pre-paid plans, doesn't mean that you must stick to boring feature phones. Take the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, for example – it is a new budget-friendly Android smartphone that virtual carrier Straight Talk just added to its portfolio of devices...

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posted on 14 May 2012, 07:00

1. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Presumably, like the other Straight Talk Android phones, this runs on Sprint native, which is a little limited in coverage.

posted on 14 May 2012, 07:51

3. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


It runs on Verizon's Network surprisingly, and makes it the best deal for anyone that needs Verizon's coverage for cheap.

posted on 14 May 2012, 09:59

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The problem with Straight Talk is they will terminate your service if you use too much data. I've read on some websites, it takes as little as 2 GB a month or 100 MB a day and they don't want your business any more.

Verizon has a $80 a month plan: unlimited talk, unlimited text, but 1G of 3G data for the Samsung Illusion.

For people who want data over voice, Virgin and Tmobile currently has the best plans.

posted on 14 May 2012, 16:45

7. theruleslawyer (Posts: 108; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


Not the service for you if you intend to stream a lot. However its a great deal for more typical uses. FWIW I think you have to have several days over 100mb to get on the list. I wish they'd just be up front about their limits and give me the option to pay for overage if I need it.

posted on 14 May 2012, 11:10

5. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Where does it say that? I still see only one Android coverage map and it is Sprint native.

posted on 14 May 2012, 12:31

6. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I saw it on another site, the phone kind of sucks but it has the model name SCH-S720C which indicates Verizon somehow if you email Straight Talk they said it's uses the Verizon Network

posted on 18 May 2012, 23:32

8. hadro (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)


The only way to completely be sure it runs on Verizon or Sprint is by sending an email to the phone number with the verizon email domain (number@vtext.com) and another one with the sprint email domain (number@messaging.sprintpcs.com). You can write on the subject something like "test on verizon" and "test on sprint" respectively. Whichever gets thru is the actual carrier.
If you try that on the Proclaim please post the results on this forum.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:41

11. albe1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Hadro, Thanks for your post. I've had this phone for 2 days now and I just sent a text using the Verizon link you posted and it went through, so this phone is on the Verizon towers. Now for the really crappy news...over the past few days I have run a download speed test at various locations around town and it ranges from 150 - 525 at best. The upload is about twice as fast. It really cranks on a wi-fi connection but the data on 3g is awful.

posted on 14 May 2012, 07:19

2. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


At $180 and $45 a month, it's not a bad package. I would rather go with Virgin's new LG phone (with the same 3.5" screen but with 5 MP shooter) and their $45 monthly package.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:39

9. albe1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Hadro, Thanks for your post. I've had this phone for 2 days now and I just sent a text using the Verizon link you posted and it went through, so this phone is on the Verizon towers. Now for the really crappy news...over the past few days I have run a download speed test at various locations around town and it ranges from 150 - 525 at best. The upload is about twice as fast. It really cranks on a wi-fi connection but the data on 3g is awful.

posted on 24 May 2012, 12:41

10. albe1 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 May 2012)


moved comment

posted on 25 May 2012, 11:17

12. baykcd (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2012)


My Mom got this phone the other day for her first smart phone, and I noticed right away the CDMA sticker on the bottom. It is Verizon, though I've read the Precedent on Straight Talk runs on the Sprint network. I have an EVO with Sprint, and I live in a city with less than 90,000 people, that no one's ever heard of, and I have great service each and every day. Also, Sprint is the only TRULY unlimited carrier in the U.S.A. I've had them for over a year, and I am a heavy user of data, and I've never been throttled or cancelled, just so ya know.

posted on 14 Nov 2012, 03:10

13. Whyldchld (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)


This phone works great! It is actually faster than my HTC EVO 4G (Sprint). I can barely get a signal here in Omaha with Sprints service and as of late, their network is very unstable. Don't know if its due to them working to bring LTE here or not. Anyway, I decided that after 8 years of being with Sprint it was time to say goodbye and I'm glad I made the decision even though it was tough. As I said at the beginning, this phone is great and you can use one of the Wifi tether apps in the market without needing root, a definite plus! But be warned, you DO NOT get the same coverage as with normal Verizon phones on their network. Visited a friend in a small town in Iowa. She has the Tbolt and she gets full bars. Me on the other hand couldnt even make a phone call, much less text or even use mobile data. So I'm not sure I'm going to stick with this phone for long. Sure don't want to be stranded without being able to make a call. Decisions, decisions.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 01:43

14. Gwenhwyfar (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


I got this phone three weeks ago and not only does the battery suck, but today it won't turn on all day. I just got it to start after hours and screwing with it, no idea what is wrong with it. So i figured out the battery will last about 2 hours, while not using it, and about half an hour while using it. It says display takes up 64%, so I lowered the brightness and it really doesn't make any difference. This is the first smart phone I've ever had and I feel like I got completely ripped off. I'm not into phones, but I'm traveling and wanted something so I could use it for my business and get on-line for very important reasons, and it never works when I need it. And my mother purchased the phone and wasn't smart enough to pay for a warranty, and she can't find the receipt, so we're kinda screwed. I guess we just have to buy a new battery?

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