NET 10 Prepaid Samsung Cell Phone w/ QWERTY Keypad and 300 Minutes

NET 10 Prepaid Samsung Cell Phone w/ QWERTY Keypad and 300 Minutes
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Time is on your side. With 300 minutes of airtime and an obligation-free, pay-as-you-go system, this Samsung NET10 prepaid cell phone gives you all the convenience of mobile talk, text, and web without tying you down to constraining contracts and plans. Plus, you can use your 300 minutes anytime within one year. You also have the option of adding additional minutes through NET10 for an additional charge when your 300 are finished.

Fully loaded. Our first time ever Samsung and NET10 offer is ready to go with countless great features that definitely won't disappoint. It boasts a full QWERTY keyboard for fast, easy texting and web searching; a vivid, LCD color display for superb clarity; and downloadable ringtones and graphics for extra fun and enjoyment. The 1.3 megapixel camera lets you take pictures and send the images via text and picture messaging, and the built-in MP3 player carries all your favorite tunes on the go.

Package deal. Not only do you get this incredibly well-stocked phone along with 300 minutes to use how you choose, you also receive several other accessories like three chargers--one for home, one for your car, and one for traveling so you're never stuck with a dead battery; three gel skins--one in clear, one in cobalt, and one in purple--to protect your phone from scratches and dirt; and a leather case for a sleek, professional look. Plus, you can enjoy hands-free talking with the stereo headset kit.

So, talk, text, and search the web on your terms! Keep in touch with family and friends, stay on top of the latest news, and check in with favorite websites at your leisure. It's that simple. From NET10 and Samsung.

Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider, DSL line, or more.

Use of Bluetooth Wireless Technology requires Bluetooth software and Bluetooth-compatible accessories. Additional accessories may be required.

To learn more about this phone's features and costs, see FAQ tab above.

  • Includes prepaid cell phone with 300 NET10 minutes, stereo headset, two AC chargers, one DC car charger, three gel skins, and black carrying case
  • 2.2" diagonal LCD color display
  • Mobile web access
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Text and picture messaging
  • MP3 player
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Speaker phone
  • Call Waiting and Caller ID capabilities
  • Voice recorder
  • Auto redial
  • Dialing and commands
  • Downloadable ringtones and graphics
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Alarm clock
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Phone measures approximately 4-1/2"L x 2-1/4"W x 1/2"H
  • UL listed; AC adapters 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Made in Korea

What's in the Box

Prepaid cell phone with 300 NET10 minutes
Stereo headset
Two AC chargers
One DC car charger
Three gel skins
Black carrying case


Samsung NET10 Prepaid Cell Phone with 300 Minutes FAQs

Q. What is the cost for texting?
A. Texting is $0.025 per message. Picture messaging is $0.35 per message.

Q. Must I activate the phone as soon as I receive it?
A. No, NET10 recommends activation of the Samsung R355c within 6 months of purchase.

Q. Does this phone service include voice mail for calls that are unanswered?
A. Yes it does.

Q. Is a monthly fee required for service or do you pay only for the time used?
A. There are no monthly fees. Calls are $0.10 per minute and texts are $0.025. Please note that picture messaging is $0.35 per message (send and receive), web browsing rate is 1 minute of WAP access (Web Browsing) = 1 minute of airtime (or $0.10 per minute).

Q. Do the minutes expire?
A. The 300 minutes are good for one year from activation.

Q. Is it a flat cost for 1 year and 300 minutes?
A. Once you purchase the phone, all you pay for are the minutes.

Q. When I purchase new minutes after the 300 are used, is there a time limit on the new minutes or can use them any time until they are used up?
A. After you've used the 300 included, you can purchase additional minutes. The time limit on those minutes varies by the number of minutes you purchase at one time. The more minutes you purchase, the longer they are good for.

Q. How much are extra minutes? Does email, etc. count as regular minute time? Can it be used in Europe?
A. Extra minutes are purchased by means of a NET10 Aircard ($30 card = 300 minutes good for 60 days and the $60 card = 600 minutes good for 120 days).The Samsung R355c does not have a separate email feature. Email may be done through the phone's web browser. 1 minute of WAP Access (Web Browsing) = 1 minute of airtime ($0.10). This phone cannot be used internationally. This phone will only operate in the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands (though the phone can call international long distance – see the international long distance information packet).

Q. Can you "port" or transfer your current phone number? Can you keep your land line number and add the same number to this phone as well?
A. You may port your existing phone number to NET10 in lieu of receiving a NEW phone number. The phone is only capable of having (1) phone number assigned to it.

Q. Can I use another provider after 300 minutes are up or do I have to purchase minutes from Net 10? And if so how much? Is it monthly or by the minutes?
A. This is a NET10 phone and can only be used with NET10 service. Net10 provide the air time for this cell phone. Minutes are $0.10 per minute. When you purchase the minutes, it will tell you how long they are good for. The more minutes you purchase, the longer they last.

Q. Does the price and package include unlimited texting?
A. You can text with this phone. The cost is $0.025 per text.

Q. How do I turn my phone on and off?
A. To turn on, install a charged battery. Then press the "PWR/END" key until the LCD screen lights up. To turn off, press and hold "PWR/END" key until the display turns off.

Q. How do I locate my phone number?
A. In standby mode, press Menu - Settings - Phone Info. The Phone Info menu appears in the display. Select Phone Number.

Q. How much does Voice Mail cost?
A. The feature is free. However, minutes will be deducted if you call your Voice Mailbox from your NET10 phone. There is no charge if you check your Voice Mail from a landline phone.

Q. How much does a long distance call within the U.S. cost?
A. The call costs one minute for every minute used.

Q.How much does NET10 International Long Distance cost?
A. NET10 International Long Distance deducts the same amount of minutes from your phone as when you make calls to destinations within the US plus 5 cents per minute. In other words, you can make international calls from the United States to over 60 international destinations for ONLY 5 cents per minute plus airtime. This way NET10 Wireless lets you stay close to family and friends in other countries with the convenience of calling whenever and wherever you want. The deduction starts from the moment in which a call is attempted.

Q. How long does it take to get my phone active?
A. Your new NET10 Samsung R355C will be active and ready to use within 24 hours.

Q. How do I add airtime/minutes to my phone?
A. There are three different ways you can add minutes to your phone. You can log on to net10.com to add the minutes. You can add minutes directly from your phone. You may also call NET10 at (800) 867-7183 to add minutes.

Q. Where can I buy a NET10 Airtime Card?
A. You can buy airtime at any NET10 authorized retailer, from this web site, or by calling Customer Care Center at 1-877-TEN-CENT (1-877-836-2368).

Q. What happens if I forget to buy and add an Airtime Card before my Service End Date?
A. In the event you do not add a NET10 Airtime Card by your Service End Date, you will lose your NET10 phone number. Airtime which remained at the time of deactivation will remain on your NET10 phone if it is re-activated within 30 days from the deactivation date. You can re-activate your service by simply buying and adding another Airtime Card, however, you will be assigned a new wireless phone number.

Q. How does my Service End Date change when I add Airtime Cards?
A. With our improved carry over benefit, the minutes and service days you add to your NET10 phone are added to the minutes and service days you already have.

Q. Will I lose the remaining minutes in my NET10 phone if I add an additional Airtime Card before my Service End Date?
A. No, you keep your minutes and service days and they do not expire with active service. With our improved carry over benefit, the minutes and service days you add to your NET10 phone are added to the minutes and service days you already have.

Q. How many days of service will I receive if I add an Airtime Card within 60 days of activation?
A. The addition of more NET10 Prepaid Wireless Airtime Cards extends your active service either 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 days or 1 to 2 years from the date the card is added depending on the denomination of the Airtime Card.

Q. What is a port?
A.Porting is the process of transferring your phone number from your current provider to your NET10 phone. That way you can keep the same phone number.

Q. How long does the porting process take?
A. Porting can take up to 7 to 14 business days. The number you are porting must be currently active with your old service provider.

Q. How long is the manufacturer's warranty on a new NET10 phone?
A. NET10 offers a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use by the purchaser.

Q. What is covered with the manufacturer's warranty?
A. All NET10 phones and accessories are covered under the manufacturer's warranty for up to 1 year from date of purchase.

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E166257 - NET10 Prepaid Samsung Cell Phone w/QWERTYKeypad& 300 Minutes 2.8 5 88 88
Disappointed I didn't like the set up, speaking to a foreigner and all the misunderstandings. It took FOREVER!!! At first the phone itself was good then in less than a month the keys on the bottom started to not work. The keys are tiny btw!!! Now the reminders don't work. I REALLY miss my LG now. The only good thing about this is NO contract. I don't recommend this phone, though it looks like they ran out here at QVC.. 11-17-10
OK Phone/Service ? This is my first no contract phone. I had no problem activating the phone. Because of the previous reviews I did not try to import my old number just got a new one. The phone has worked ok until one day the backlight would not turn off. Took the battery off and replaced. The issue has not occurred again. The handbook does not provide much information on the features of the phone. The keypad is always locked to avoid accidental calls/browsing. My concern is that I have had several people to say that they called or texted me and I did not receive the calls or texts. Overall ok phone. I hope it holds up. 11-04-10
Whew, took a risk As usual, I did things backwards--bought the phone, read the reviews, and then fretted about it while the 30 day return period came and went. Just took it out the box two days ago and activated it online which I highly recommend to anyone. My activation went fine and within 5 hours I had my phone on and working with my old number. Am discovering all the features slowly and so far am very pleased with my purchase. I got what I wanted--a cell with more features that didn't bind me into a contract and monthly bill. I could only buy this for myself not as a gift. It just depends on what your requirements are. 10-28-10
Samsung Cell Phone w/QWERTYKeypad NET10 Prepaid Samsung R355C Cell Phone w/QWERTYKeypad NET10 Prepaid - LOVE, LOVE this cell phone! This is the very first cell phone I've owned in 13 years, ( let me repeat that, THIRTEEN YEARS) that actually gets a signal in my basement. I cannot say enough about this phone. It truly is awesome. I am very impressed and EXTREMELY disappointed that QVC in no longer selling them. PLEASE bring them back!! 10-26-10
Not too happy I agree with the other reviewers, tha customer service is very hard to work with. Foreign accents that are very difficult to understand and background noise that makes it almost impossible to follow directions. I was told that it would take about 2 weeks to transfer my # and I couldn't be that long without it, so I took a new number. It turns on from the least little bump, even when in the protective case. It connects to the web and you lose minutes. That's very frustrating. I've read on some reviews to lock the numbers and that will eliminate the problem, but that is a hassle to remember to lock the keys after every call I make. The keys are too small and make it very difficult for a senior to see and dial. I bought 1 for my husband and myself, but I really, really wish that I had sent them back. I guess we will live with it for now. 10-16-10
worse purchase and frustrating The selling features of this phone sounded great. Their Customer service was very polite however they spoke foreign English as other customers have stated and very difficult to understand when listening to specific instructions. In that regard I spent well over two hours on the phone. I used the phone approx. twice per week and suddently it just stopped working. Their Customer service agreed to send a replacement phone but would not replace the remaining minutes which were well over 270. So away the phone went back to QVC and I am back to my old faithful standby prepaid cellular. I continue to trust you QVC but this phone is a bomer. 10-12-10
Great phone and excellent value!!! We are really happy with our new phones and service. We are retired, use very little airtime and want to cut cost without comprimising service. This did it for sure and even improved our service areas. We tested them while on vacation to compare to our now previous cell phone provider V-----n and these phones had a much better range and did not drop calls. There were two locations that V-----n could not make or receive calls and these Net10 phones came in loud and clear! The setup was so easy as we did it online and it was very quick and no problems at all. The only drawback for us is that it easily turns on if bumped and will connect with the web which will waste minutes. We found that if you go to Settings - Phone Settings - Security - then enter your lock code (last four digits of your phone number) that will lock the keyboard so you don't have mistakes but can still answer the phone. Thank you QVC - you have saved us many hundreds of dollars per year!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10-08-10
Good for Visitors to the US. I am a regular visitor to the US. I find this a much better deal than the PAYG phones that appear to be available, with their "you must pay xx every 90 days" mantras. This allows me to buy the phone for the year and then forget about it - which is a blessing. Turning to the phone itself - easy to use, good call quality, clear screen - pretty impressive actually. Simple controls, easy to see how much airtime you have left. I have absolutely no problems with this phone at all. The accessories are good, and add real additional value. Looking around the shops it appears to me that the airtime itself is genearlly $100, if I'm right you get a pretty nice phone, several coloured skins, a nice leather belt clip case, and several cables for free. Seems like a good deal. Only downside in my opinion - it uses airtime when someone calls in to you too. That seems pretty rubbish! 10-08-10
Nice Phone Horrible Customer Service I know the cost of phone & package is a great deal and for that it gets 3 stars. But just like the last customer I could not use my phone for at least 2 weeks. My request was to transfer my phone number to this phone. The people on the other line just don't speak english very well and the noise is really too loud. They told me that it would take 7-10 days for transfer I agreed. 12 days past no transfer 2 hours on phone with them. They told me your phone is not viable, I wanted explaination. I was than told you have to wait for sym card 2-5 days. They disconnected both my current phone and the Net10, another two hours on the phone. Finally I got someone who understood and right there on the phone, I got my phone transferred and everything worked. Go Figure. I like the phone, and if you dont have to transfer your phone it will do well for you. But heaven forbid if you have to speak to customer service, they leave much to desire. 10-08-10
Just won't work I just spent another hour on the phone with customer service, they barely speak english, background noise is way to loud....hard to understand what they are telling you to do. After taking 1 1/2 weeks to transfer my number and activate, I couldn't send a text, they got that working: but last week once again I couldn't send a text (the picture text part never has worked but I figured that would be to much to go through since they couldn't get the regular text working). Tonight they want me to wait 24-48 hours for them to get it to work. If it doesn't start working QVC is getting it back....don't go with this company. I checked them out before I bought and they were rated high....I'm heading back to a company that has a real person available if it doesn't work. I'm very disappointed that QVC had this as a today's special. 10-07-10
Great Phone Great deal I can't believe the package you get for the price! Easy to use. Set up is easy. I am so happy to have this. This is going to be a lot of fun to have. I always wanted a Blackberry. I think this phone is just perfect. 10-06-10
Its Almost A Blackberry at Half The Price! Looks and Feels like the Blackberry but Half its Price.And good luck getting this many extras anywhere else for free ha you cant i know ive tried all 5 major cell carriers.This thing is Great its a Phone, Web browser, Mp3 player, A pretty good Camera its a real Solid Gadget !!! and so far so Good ! Ive had 5 cellular companies in 12 years and I gave up on theyre high prices and High taxing and Im really Happy to say this is the way to go for me... 10-05-10

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