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Deal: $59.99 Refurbished Straight Talk Samsung Proclaim Verizon Android Phone

Straight Talk Wireless is clearing out a bunch of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Android phones on their web site for just $59.99.

That's a great deal because the phone runs on Verizon's much admired network and the Proclaim is also a much better phone than Straight Talk's other sub $100 phones on Verizon. Brand new, the Proclaim sells for $149.99. Straight Talk's refurbs are generally indistinguishable from new.

The Proclaim's pluses include a 3.5 inch 320x480 px (HVGA) screen, 1GHz Processor, 3 MP camera and a generous 1 GB of internal memory for downloaded apps. Negatives are that it runs the older, but still capable Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and the camera lacks auto-focus and a flash, but the phone is still a great deal for the price.

The Proclaim works with Straight Talk's $45/month unlimited talk, messaging and web plan.

If you don't see the Proclam on the Straight talk site, try entering a San Francisco zip code like 94102. After you place your order you can change the zip code to your own in the shipping address form at check out. As long as you have native (not roaming) Verizon coverage the Proclaim should activate and work. If you aren't sure about coverage check it on the Verizon prepaid coverage map.

Straight Talk's sister brand, NET10 is also selling the refurbished Proclaim for $59.99.

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  1. Great heads-up. When you say "native Verizon" and not roaming, does that mean that a person can have coverage with Verizon, but not realize that you are actually using another carrier's network?

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    1. With Verizon postpaid I believe that there are some "partner" areas where the phone doesn't indicated roaming. On prepaid the same areas are roaming and on Straight Talk their would be no service.

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    2. A good example of this is that Verizon postpaid customers can roam on certain off-network carriers as a result of the "LTE in Rural America" partnerhip -- an excellent example of this is regional CDMA carrier "Bluegrass Cellular", which covers a large section of central Kentucky (to include the I-65 corridor from Fort Knox to the Tennessee border). Unfortunately, Verizon prepaid, and prepaid MVNOs (Straight Talk, Page Plus, etc.) can NOT roam in these areas.

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    3. So it seems, then, that there are no prepaid MVNOs that offer roaming on another network. Is this the case? Also, does this apply to prepaid plans offered by the actual networks like Verizon as well?

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    4. Page Plus offers roaming in some areas, but there is a .29 a minute charge.

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  2. Do all Galaxy Proclaim's made for use with Straight Talk use Verizon, or is it possible to get a Proclaim with another network?

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    1. Proclaims all use Verizon only. Straight Talk has other Android phones that use Sprint or AT&T. See How to Tell Which Network (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon) a TracFone, NET10 or Straight Talk Phone Uses for details.

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    2. Would the Net10 Proclaim also work with a Straight Talk SIM since they are sister companies?

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    3. No CDMA (Verizon & Sprint) phones don't use SIMs and Straight Talk won't activate a NET10 Proclaim.

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    4. Interesting. So it sounds like each MVNO programs each phone that they sell so that it can only be activated under their MVNO. Correct?

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    5. For CDMA phones that's generally correct. There are some exceptions; Sprint MVNO phones work on some other Sprint MVNOs. Page Plus and Talk For Good will activate almost any CDMA phone, but it's up to the user to figure out how to manually program it so it will work.

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  3. Is it possible that they already sold out? I went to their site to buy one but they are not showing for $59.99

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    1. I'm still seeing the $59.99 refurbished Proclaim on the site using zip code 94103. It's near the bottom the list of phones.

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  4. Found it - just ordered - thanks!

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  5. I have a Proclaim on Straight Talk. When I leave the city limits, I always have service. AT&T and Sprint only work within city limits where I live.

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  6. You can find the phone for under $100 brand new in the blister pack at Walmart or Targets.

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    1. I think $60 sounds a lot better as the phone is pretty much new

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    2. I've seen it as low as $80. To me, the extra $20 is worth the piece of mind.

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    3. But with this, you don't have to go searching for the $80 unit that may or may not be there. You just go online and order it for $60. I don't want to drive up to Walmart or Target only to find that the phone is not $80, you know what I mean?

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  7. Almost tempted to leave PagePlus...

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    1. It sounds like Dennis is saying that this Proclaim can be activated on Page Plus, since they will activate almost any CDMA phone, and this Proclaim is a CDMA phone that uses Verizon.

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    2. There are two parts to activating a CDMA phone:

      1. The operator adds the phone's ESN or MEID serial number to the system and assigns it a phone number. Most CDMA operators will only do this for their own own phones. Page Plus and Talk For Good will do this 1st part of the activation for any CDMA phone except Verizon prepaid phones and "bad-ESN" phones (blacklisted for non-payment or reported lost or stolen).

      2. The user programs the phone. With true Verizon non-LTE phones on Page Plus, the users dials *22890 and programing happens automatically. With non-Verizon phones and Verizon LTE phones OTA programming generally does not work and the phone must be manually programmed by the user. The manual programming process depends on the phone. It's rarely easy and is unknown or impossible for a number of phones. You are on your own when it comes to manual programming. You will need to research if it's doable and how to do it. There are no guarantees and Page Plus will not assist you in any way.

      The Kitty Forums link that an anonymous user posted below includes reports from users of their experiences attempting to activate various Straight talk phones, including the Proclaim on Page Plus.

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  8. People have had mixed results activating a Straight Talk CDMA phone on Page Plus. I've heard tell that it is possible but for every success story there must be at least 4 others that have failed.

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    1. Yeah. Here is a link to a Kitty Wireless forum post that addresses this. She puts success at about 50/50.
      http://www.kittyforums.net/showthread.php/1974-Straight-Talk-Phone-on-Page-Plus?highlight=activating+straight+talk

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  9. Does anyone know if the $59.99 deal for the refurbed Samsung Galaxy Proclaim is still in effect? Can't find it on ST site anymore.

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    1. It looks like the Straight Talk refurbed Proclaims are all gone. NET10 still has some at the same $59.99 price.

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