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Samsung Galaxy Prepaid Android Tracfone with 600 Mins, Text Data & Accs.

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Description
Now, here's a really smart phone--the Samsung 738 Galaxy Centura Android(TM) Tracfone. With this bundle, you can talk, text, and surf the web without a contract. It's an easy way to help you cut down on your monthly cell phone expenses!

What makes the Galaxy Centura Android Tracfone special? You get 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy mobile Internet and app access. And a 3MP camera and video recorder. And picture messaging. And a music player. And you can access it all on the 3.5" diagonal touchscreen display. Quite simply, the Galaxy Centura with TracFone service is everything you want in a smartphone and nothing you don't!

How does the TracFone service work? You get all of the above minus activation fees, contracts, monthly bills, or credit checks. You pay for the service up front, and with this package, you get 600 minutes of talk, 600 texts, and 600MB of data, plus 90 days of service to use when activated within 60 days--but, you also get triple minutes for the life of the phone, which means you get three times the minutes for every minute you purchase in the future!

What's in the box? Samsung 738 Galaxy Centura, lithium-ion battery, wall charger, charging cable, car charger, colored case, Promotional Airtime PIN for 600 minutes of talk, 600 texts, and 600MB of data/90 days of service when activated within 60 days, triple minutes on all future minute purchases for life of phone, and more. You'll also receive an Android app bundle with Trend Micro Mobile Security, a $25.00 voucher from Zinio, and much more.

From TracFone.

Use of Bluetooth technology may require Bluetooth software and compatible accessories.

Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider.

Wireless capability may require a network connection, additional accessories, and/or a service connection fee.

Please consult the manufacturer's documentation regarding the safe and proper use, handling, storage, charging, and disposal of products containing lithium-ion batteries.

  • Includes Samsung 738 Galaxy Centura with Tracfone service, lithium-ion battery, wall charger, charging cable, car charger, colored case, Promotional Airtime PIN for 600 minutes of talk, 600 texts, and 600MB of data/90 days of service when activated within 60 days, triple minutes on all future minute purchases for life of phone, Android app bundle, Quick Reference Guide, and Service Guide
  • 3.5" diagonal touchscreen display
  • 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Android 4.0 software
  • 3-megapixel camera; video recorder
  • MP3 player
  • MMS picture messaging
  • Mobile Internet access; apps available for download
  • Google Play Store
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Triple minutes offer does not include 600 minutes included with purchase
  • Please refer to Start Here guide for the phone number to receive your Promotional Airtime PIN
  • microSD slot stores up to 32GB, card not included
  • Measures 4-5/8"L x 2-1/2"W x 3/8"D
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty on phone
  • Imported

FAQs

Q: Are there minutes included with this phone?
A: Yes, offer includes 600 minutes, 600 texts, and 600 MB of data with 90 days of service when activated within 60 days.

Q: Exactly how do these minutes work?
A: You receive 600 minutes to use for talking (incoming and outgoing calls), 600 text messages for texting (sent and received) and 600 MB of data for web browsing.

Q: Who is the carrier/network provider?
A: TracFone.

Q: Is there a model number?
A: SA S738C.

Q: How soon do I have to add the minutes?
A: You have 60 days from QVC order date to receive the Promotional Airtime PIN from the automated system (1-888-238-0828).

Q: Do I need to activate my phone right away?
A: You have 60 days from the QVC order date to activate service using the Promotional Airtime PIN.

Q: Can you use the phone's other features on Wi-Fi without activating the service?
A: Certain apps may function on Wi-Fi but not all. Talking and texting will not work solely on Wi-Fi, service must be activated.

Q: If the phone is returned before using all the time purchased, will there be a refund on unused time?
A: No, refunds on funds paid to TracFone.

Q: Is a complete owner's manual included? If not, where can it be found?
A: No. You may visit TracFone for interactive tutorials: http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/tracfone/home.seam?
custId=TFSAS738C&locale=en_US

Q: Do you use minutes if you are texting on a Wi-Fi network?
A: Yes, while connected to a Wi-Fi access point; you will still be deducted minutes for talking and text messages for texting.

Q: Will it work with Adobe Flash programs?
A: No.

Q: Can I move my existing cell phone number to the new phone?
A: Yes.

Q: If I move my phone number from a different carrier, will the unexpired minutes transfer?
A: Other carrier airtime/minutes will NOT transfer to TracFone.

Q: If I transfer my number from a different Tracfone phone, will the unexpired minutes transfer?
A: Yes, certain restrictions may apply. You must keep the existing TracFone number and select "transfer my number and service from one TracFone device to another". Only Pay As you Go or Value Plans TracFone numbers are eligible and the number transfer must be done at time of device activation. Safelink, lifeline, Straight Talk and other TracFone programs may not be eligible to transfer to Android Device or transfer minutes/unused balances. See TracFone for complete details.

Q: Can I transfer my landline phone number to this phone?
A: Yes, please allow up to five days for the port to complete. You may be without service during this time. Once the port is completed, your landline phone will cease to operate.

Q: Can you make calls to Canada or Mexico?
A: Yes, visit www.tracfone.com/ild for full listing of TracFone's International Destination calling.

Q: Can you use the phone in Canada to call the US?
A: No, this phone will not work in other countries/overseas.

Q: Can the phone be used for international calls?
A: Yes, visit www.tracfone.com/ild for full listing of TracFone's International Destination calling.

Q: What are the names of the countries you can call?
A: Visit www.tracfone.com/ild for full listing of TracFone's International Destination calling.

Q: Can I download Android apps to this phone?
A: Yes.

Q: Where do you get the apps?
A: Download apps at Google Play Store. You must have a Google/Gmail account to access the Play Store.

Q: Does the phone have speech-to-text capability?
A: Yes, press the microphone on the Google Search bar and tell the phone what you would like to do.

Q: How many megapixels does the camera feature?
A: 3MP.

Q: Does it have a flash for the camera?
A: No.

Q: Is the phone 3G- or 4G-capable?
A: 3G.

Q: Is the phone Wi-Fi capable?
A: Yes.

Q: Can it be used as a wireless hotspot?
A: No.

Q: Are minutes charged if I text where there is Wi-Fi?
A: Yes, while connected to a Wi-Fi access point, you will still be deducted minutes for talking and text messages.

Q: Can you watch videos or download music to the phone?
A: Yes.

Q: Does it support YouTube video?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you get AOL and Yahoo email on this phone?
A: Yes.

Q: Can you give different ringtones to different contacts?
A: Yes.

Q: Does it have visual voicemail?
A: You can download an app for visual voicemail.

Q: Does this have voicemail and caller ID?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I get free 911 calls?
A: Yes.

Q: Can I send and receive pictures on this?
A: Yes.

Q: Can the firmware be updated? If so, how?
A: Firmware is currently up to date and any further updates would come directly from Tracfone.

Q: Does it have a GPS app for getting directions?
A: Yes.

Q: Does this have Internet access?
A: Yes.

Q: Does it require an antivirus program?
A: No.

Q: Does it have push-to-talk like a walkie talkie?
A: No.

Q: Is there a credit check?
A: No.

Q: Do minutes round up or down?
A: Round up.

Q: Does billing begin at the start of the ring or at the beginning of the call?
A: Beginning of the ring.

Q: Does this one price per month include all taxes and fees?
A: This is a pay-as-you-go service, not a monthly service. Purchase TracFone airtime. Taxes and fees are additional.

Q: Are local and long distance calls the same price?
A: Yes.

Q: Is mobile-to-landline included?
A: You are deducted minutes for any outgoing/incoming call.

Q: How do you activate the phone?
A: Follow instructions on the Welcome Guide titled Start Here, enclosed with your shipping package. Call 1-888-238-0828 to receive your Promotional Airtime PIN number. Once you have the Promotional Airtime PIN number, contact TracFone to activate the phone by visiting www.tracfone.com and select Activate Phone. If you call TracFone at 1-800-867-7183, activate through the phone-automated system.

Q: Are there activation fees?
A: No.

Q: Do the airtime minutes expire?
A: Yes.

Q: Are there termination fees or penalties if I stop using the phone?
A: No.

Q: Can I buy airtime for this phone at Walmart, CVS, etc.?
A: Yes, you can purchase TracFone Airtime Cards.

Q: Is termination required?
A: Termination is not required, but your line and service will be terminated if you do not add service by your designated service end date.

Q: How do I find out which areas will not provide wireless service?
A: Please visit the coverage link on QVC.com or contact Tracfone directly to verify coverage in your area.

Q: Will it scan bar codes?
A: No.

Q: How do I check my Airtime Balance?
A: TracFone has launched their Account Balance App, available for the Android device through the Google Play store.

  • Go to the Google Play store (you must have a Gmail account to access the Google Play Store)
  • Search "Tracfone"
  • Select the APP called "Tracfone My Account" (the developer will be TracFone)
  • Click INSTALL
  • ACCEPT the APP permissions
  • The TracFone My Account App and Widget will download to your device
  • Open the App to view your current Airtime Balance

Add the TracFone MY Account WIDGET to one of your screens. Click on Update Balance on the widget to receive real time airtime balance information.
Click on your MENU button
Select the WIDGETS tab at the top
Scroll until you find MY ACCOUNT
Press and hold the Widget and place on one of your screens.

Information provided by TracFone.

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Samsung Galaxy Prepaid Android Tracfone with 600 Mins, Text Data & Accs. 3.1 5 223 223
Good Value for a Smart Phone This droid is an excellent value for someone who doesn't want to be tied to an expensive contract. The customer service at QVC is outstanding- the customer service at tracfone- no so much. The tripple minutes make it the best deal around on an android phone. It even picks up in our area where- there is very little cell signal. We purchased two of these phones and have been very well pleased so far. 02-15-14
Good phone We had no problems setting up our phone. Did everything online and when we needed to talk to a person we got quick service. I got this for my teenager because we had no room on our cell phone plan! I'm very impressed and wonder if we should put the entire family on tracfones. 02-13-14
good android tracfone the phone is everything that it said it was. I have used the browser and not used any of my minutes. I also like the voice command. very easy to use 02-13-14
Clock does not work I've had Samsung smart phones for several years. This phone is so so as a phone in general. The clock does not keep the correct time. Sometimes it is correct and sometimes it is off by the time zone differential, then it goes back again. This is a major problem for me because I have memory problems and need to use the calendar to make sure I get where I'm supposed to be when I'm supposed to be there. 02-12-14
NIce phone-that's about it I bought this phone because it seemed like such a good deal, but you know what they say about something being too good to be true! First of all, 600 minutes, etc. seems like a lot until you realize that it's for 3 months. It is a nice phone and I like some of the features, although I'm learning that it doesn't have as many as my previous no contract phone; one being there isn't a barcode scanner. You're also using data even if you're on Wi-Fi; I was told that if I run out of data that I can then use the browser-okay... So now if you've already bought the phone, the best way to set everything up or to contact tracfone is to go online and join the support forum-which is what I've been doing about every week because I've had problems since getting this phone. The latest has been that I (& just about everybody else) can't send/receive pictures through text message. They have a live chat where someone tries to help you but you usually end up having to contact them by phone which is a whole 'nother ball game! 02-12-14
Phone is Nice - Tracfone Customer UnService It took 2 1/2 days to get this phone setup and the phone service was good. The Tracfone Customer Service was so suspect that I was very concerned about being on my own with them. As in, once I could no longer send the phone back to QVC, I'm on my own. The phone seemed to be nice with lots of features. Unfortunately it was tied to the Tracfone company. Phone went back. 02-12-14
Agree! One star too much! Thought this was going to be a good deal, but it has turned out to be a nightmare and am sending this phone back. Bearing in mind one has to understand heavily accented customer service reps, I finally got the phone activated. Had to repeat call again just to port out old number from A T & T. 5 days and 3 calls later to Tracphone customer service I still cannot use this phone properly. Just got hung up on by Tracphone customer service in Beliz, Central America. Cant and won't try calling back because neither time have I been given a ticket number to identify my request . Tired of wasting my time. 02-12-14
great phone I have owned this phone for 6 months. I am not understanding the negative reviews. My phone has been an excellent phone for me. I think it is a little difficult to learn to use some of the features but for the price this is a lot of phone, even the camera is great quality. 02-09-14
Terrible Item First of all, this doesn't even rate 1 star! This phone and the service with it is HORRIBLE. Worst item we have ever purchased from QVC. Phone quits working, cannot make calls. Repeated calls to the customer service center are a joke. No solution to the problem provided, on the phone trying to resolve for over 1 hour. Gave up our perfectly good Verizon Wireless service for this piece of junk. If you like dealing with junk and a customer service center in who knows where, then this item is for you. Good luck. 02-09-14
died every two days. Had the phone 3 weeks and the phone died. Called qvc aney told me to return it. That wou,d be fine except I would,t have a phone. Called Tracphone they told me to take the battery out for 5 seconds and replace, worked. Two days same tning. Again 2 days. Called Co. It took1 hour talking to three people from India to finally send me a new phone. I should have just sent this junk phone back to QVC. 02-06-14
Worst Service Experience Ever I have been a long time Tracfone customer and am used to their poor customer service, but I felt the cost savings made up for it. My experience activating this phone was so bad I am not sure I can justify spending any more money with this company. It took several weeks, many hours on the phone with numerous customer service reps and they even "lost" my existing Tracfone number in the process so I had to get a new number. Now that it is activated, I actually am pretty happy with the phone itself, but my overall Tracfone experience is extremely negative. Fortunately, I purchase a large service plan online so I don't have to deal with customer service very often. 02-06-14
Awsome Phone We purchased these phones when they were a TSV. Couldn't be happier. They are a fantastic value for all who follow a budget. We do use the data faster than the minutes and text, but you are able to buy additional data time separately. This phone is no contract and ideal for people who don't use it for lots of long conversations; I use my landline for those. It gives security and peace of mind for when you are out and about since there are very few phone booths out there anymore B-) Also, since we are not on the internet, it gives access to information we need from time to time. This is our first cellphone and we were a little challenged at first, but learning as we go. Couldn't be happier! My girlfriend too thought this was such a value. She said " WOW! Your phone does everything and more than mine does and I pay a huge service charge every month." 02-06-14

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