Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

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Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone

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Made with a 3.5" touchscreen, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone gives you bright and clear web browsing and messaging. With access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone gives you endless ways to customize your phone. Plus, the 5MP camera and video recorder on the ZTE Straight Talk Phone allows you to capture all your special moments. With GPS capabilities, the ZTE Straight Talk Phone lets you know where you're going, no matter where you are. The Android 2.3 operating system and 600MHz processor on this straight talk cell phone ensures a fast, intuitive response. With Straight Talk Cell Phones, the ZTE Merit Z990G Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone is the choice for anyone who needs more than the basics of a cell phone.

Straight Talk ZTE Merit Z990G Prepaid Cell Phone:
  • This phone will only work with the $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $65/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan
  • 3.5" touchscreen
  • Android 2.3 OS
  • 5MP camera/video recorder
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Instant messaging
  • Advanced GPS capabilities
  • 3G/WiFi connectivity
  • 600MHz processor
  • 5 home screens
  • Access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play
  • MP3 player
  • Supports microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Gravity sensor
  • Tilt and shake
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) rating: M3/T3
  • 1500 mAh lithium battery
  • Talk time: up to 5.8 h
  • Standby time: up to 10 days
  • Includes battery, charger, 2GB microSD memory card, activation card, service guide and user manual
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Rated 3.3 out of 5★by 284reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★by ZTE Merit--Great Phone for the Price I researched this phone before I bought it, I also went and entered 93 zip codes from SC, NC NY and NJ and all but 3 said that this phone worked in those areas. So I bought the phone, then went on a trip from Myrtle Beach, 'SC to New Jersey and I never lost coverage or data use.So far it has been a great phone. I was worried about memory, but I simple went and bought a high MB MicroSD card(problem solved#.Took photos while on my trip and they came out great. #FYI: You do not need a high pixel camera (on phone or regular camer#, unless you plan on blowing them up for a poster or are on a crime photography team. Just an FYI)Browsing has been fine. No problem there.Downloading apps thru Google Play Android Markert. No problem there.Since this is a GSM ATT phone I foresee and have had no problems.So if you are wanting a good Android for a good price and one that works very well on the East Coast #that I know for a fact) I highly recommend it. 07/23/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★by GREAT PHONE, GREAT PRICE, GREAT SERVICE! I just purchased this Android (ZTE Merit) from my local Wal-Mart for my wife. I was a little skeptical from hearing about the short battery life and the fact it runs on AT&T and not Verizon. My wife has downloaded everything onto this phone, been surfing the web, playing games, etc. and without charging it for over 24 hrs. and the battery life was around the half way mark. It never has froze up, never had any problems with downloading programs, no dropped calls and the battery lasts just as long as any other phone. We have been with Straight Talk for going on 2 years and the service has always exceeded our expectations. Great phone, Great Price, and Great Service. I highly recommend the ZTE Merit. P.S. As far as the battery life follow the instructions on how to save your battery which comes with the phone, that is what we did and we have had no problem with the battery draining to fast. 07/07/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★by Great for the price I love this phone. I moved and had very low signal on my Optimus Q because it uses Sprint towers. I read the reviews on this phone and they said the Merit used AT&T towers. I went to my local Walmart and it wasn't there. I went here and it wasn't online either so I ordered directly from StraightTalk. The phone came quickly with free FedEx Overnight Delivery. Easy to set up online on my account and they had it registered and working within a few hours.The only bad part is that the lower left part of my screen broke in my pocket. I contacted StraightTalk and they said they will send me a replacement phone, so now I will be waiting on that. StraightTalk has had excellent customer service the few times I've used them. I mainly use their online customer service because their call center is in another country and I have hearing problems as it is, and trying to get through an accent is difficult. Text knows no accent... lolIt's a great Android phone, you won't be sorry buying it, just make sure you find a hard cell phone case. mine was in the mail on it's way to me when the screen broke. Day late, dollar short... 06/19/2012
Rated 3 out of 5★by Over all a decent phone for a light user ZTE Merit ZTE Merit 200 mb internal memoryAfter having this phone for a few weeks, I have decided to write my review and thoughts on this Phone.The phone itself it fine for a light user, with just a few apps, as the internal memory is small and after a few apps installed, it will starting giving low storage space message.For those that are new to smart phones or have complaints of a smart phone running slow or short battery life. There are two apps you will want, Kill Process or memory optimizer and a widget which will allow one to turn on and off sync, wifi, data, etc. you can turn these off when not in use.Kill process app or free memory apps will clear unused running apps. Freeing space and memory.My biggest complaints about this phone is the low internal memory, the processor speed is half the story and straight talk shows that Spec, the internal memory information they do not show or mention. After researching I found some specs, the ZTE Merit has 200 mb internal memory . To get around this and to install more than 3 apps, I had to root the phone and make the default install directory point to the SD card, I also use Sysappremover and Apps2Sd to move apps tothe sd card. By doing this I now have 25 apps installed, and not every app will install correctly that is something have to mess with a bit.I expect the average user is not going to do what I have done, that is how I was able to make use of this phone beyond 2 or 3 apps. If you’re a light user and only need a few apps, this phone should be fine for you.The Mic is in a bad location, it is at the lower bottom corner, on the edge , just where my fingers hold the phone. I have to rembber to move my finger when talking otherwise people can not hear me talk.To end a call, you have to wait for the screen to come back on, then open dialer then touch End Call, in the settings you can change this to press power button to end call.The Screen time at defaut is far to short I also adjusted this, this will take more battery life, but it is frustrating while you’re doing something and the screen goes blank.Using home wifi is much faster than the 3g as with any phone, I have the option to turn off the wifi when I leave the house.Using the 3G connection, ( the speed averages at about any other 3G ATT / Verizon phone, conected to a PC speed test shows 130MB Download, about what my Verizon USB cards does ) Pandora, you tube, and crackle work great, did work but now will not load? Netfilx works but it skips, I suspect that is on the Netflix end and not this phone. Other various video playing applications have worked well .After researching the true specs, I have determined the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim with internal 1gbAt $179 to be the best deal with straight . the LG Optimus Black at $329.00 with Internal 2 GB storage (1 GB user-available), 512 MB RAM is the best phone, but expensive.The LG Optimus Zip with 150mb internal memory is not so good and more thatn the ZTE Merit.Straight talk does not offer 4G phones, I am uncertain if using a sim card will work with a 4g phone. I do know 4g if available in your area is much faster. Virgin has a 4g Phone and it allows wifi sharing, it uses sprint network. ( The merit zte uses ATT ) . I am considering going with that phone and giving this phone to a relative. ( I am really just testing this thing )..Overall ok for a first time smart phone user with a few apps installed. 09/09/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★by ZTE Merit has met all my expectations! I have been very happy with my ZTE Merit purchase, so far. I have owned this phone for about 2 months and have not had any issues with it so far. I use it everyday!My previous phone was a Blackberry Curve from Verizon and I had numerous issues with freezing. I have had none of those issues with this phone.Super fast downloads. I use PhoneZoo and ring-tones download in about 10 seconds. Streaming music does not lag at all. The pre-loaded Apps are pretty cool and the phone comes with the Google App store where you can find many free Apps.Only downside is the battery life lasts only about 36 hours but as long as you plug it in before bedtime, you should not have a problem. I am going to be looking for a better battery.Other than that, this phone is great for the money! 06/21/2012
Rated 1 out of 5★by Beware! Internal storage is ONLY 160MB! Pro: Good phone if you do not wish to install apps. Great for phone calling, texting, social networking.Con: Very low internal storage of 160MB. This is only < 20% of a Gig. If you download any apps do not get anything higher then 10MB or your storage will be low and you will need to dump the apps. Bloatware on the phone cannot be deleted. SOME downloaded apps can be moved to the sd card but that is fruitless because those same apps will take up space on the internal storage so having a sd card is useless.There are MANY MANY complaints of this phone on the straighttalk forums. In the Samsung forum every inquiry has a mysterious canned request from straighttalk to take the privately with them thru email.The other thing I had noticed and did my own research on straightalk that the phones that are listed only the iPad phones list their internal storage on the website. All the other phones that they offer DO NOT list the internal storage space. Wished I known this before I purchased it from Walmart. 01/16/2014
Rated 4 out of 5★by I just bought this phone to upgrade from my other straight talk phone. I was kind of scared to get a phone without a keyboard, but i really needed to upgrade. Though this is going to take a while to get used to (the touch screen), i like this phone. It's very easy to use. The call quality is great. The vibrate setting is very subtle though. Gotta keep the ringer on. 06/19/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★by Want an Android phone without spending big big $$$ then this is the phone for you. This is by far the best phone that I have owned so far. I find it to be the best budget friendly phone for the price. You just can't beat it. You get all the things you are looking for in an Android phone but without spending close to $200.00 or more. Mine is running off from AT&T, great signal. Call clarity is great. Text messaging sending/receiving has great response time.The web features are awesome for this phone. There are many features pre-installed on this phone. For example, GPS, facebook, google search which has speech to text option available, and many more.You will also find many "free" apps to choose from from the Google Play app. store. (I would suggest downloading the Dolphin browser to use instead of the pre-installed web browser. It seems to work a little faster.)This phone has a 5mp camera and camcorder function. They both work nicely in a well lit room but not so great in a dark setting. Having a flash would have been nice but still I'm satisfied.The battery life on this phone in my opinion is "excellent". I don't make that statement lightly. I have used this phone for long periods of time in a day and the battery life barely decreased. At the end of the day I still had 35% battery life. This phone also comes with a charging cord that can plug into a computer USB port or a wall outlet.If your thinking of purchasing this phone, I say go for it. I don't think you will be disappointed. In fact, I believe you will be happily surprised how feature rich this phone is.This is the first device that I have rated a full 5 stars and was happy to do so. 07/05/2012
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Service Carrier: Straight Talk
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Model No.: STZEZ990GP4P
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 6.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.45 x 2.32 x 4.45
Walmart No.: 552100854

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