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ZTE Rapido, Straight Talk's First LTE Phone For The Verizon Network Spotted At Walmart

Tutorials for a new Straight Talk, NET10 and Tracfone phone called the ZTE Rapido (Z932L) have appeared  in the tracfone, straighttalk and net10 subdirectories at deviceanywhere.com. That's where TracFone and sister companies host interactive tutorials for all their phones.

New phones show up on deviceanywhere all the time, but most are unremarkable and some never get released. The ZTE Rapido is different because, based on one of its FCC certification documents, it's an CDMA/LTE phone that supports only one LTE band, band 13, and that band is only used by Verizon.

In addition, a Prepaid Phone News reader left a comment saying they had spotted the Straight Talk Rapido for sale in a Walmart store. The packaging was labeled with LTE and also carried the red coverage map that Straight Talk only uses on Verizon network phones. Unfortunately the reader didn't mention the price.

Update, another reader found the Straight Talk ZTE Z932L on the Walmart site, priced at $179.88 but out of stock. There are now a photos on HowardForums showing the phone for sale at Walmart. The network code on the package is LTE-V for LTE on Verizon.

Up to now the only MVNO that has has been given access to Verizon's LTE network is Page Plus. An LTE phone for Straight Talk is significant because it could mean that LTE is on the verge of coming to more MVNOs.

Here are some specs for the ZTE Rapido that I've gathered from various sources:

  • OS: Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM, 8GB internal, SD card slot supports up to 32GB cards
  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz dual-core
  • Display: 4.5 inches, 720x1280px, Gorilla Glass
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP with smile detection, blink detection, red eye reduction and 1080p video capture. 
  • Front Facing Camera: 1 MP 
  • WiFi: b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4/T4
  • Battery: removable, 2070 mAh, up to 7.5 hours talk time and 9 days standby
  • Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.5 x 0.38 in
  • Weight: 4.94 oz
Sources: Livebooklet.com, FCC


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  1. http://zteinsider.com/zte-z932l-rapido-lte-specs-revealed/

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  2. StraightTalk ZTE932C Prepaid Smartphone @ Walmart.com type: STZEZ932CPWP. Price $179.88 Walmart #553109756, Walmart UPC 61595008893

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    1. I just bought one at walmart for $99.98

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    2. They are now $99 at Walmart. Great phone.

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  3. Just called a SELECT Walmart that has the ZTE 932C on its Shelf Display up for sale, so i would assume they can be activated.

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  4. Android 4.1 on a new $180 phone? Did the package have the code LTE-V on it?

    Why do I have to enter word verification to post a comment now?

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    1. Actually it says "LTE-V"

      The word verification is something Blogger added recently without warning. I haven't found a way to get rid of it but a workaround is that if you are logged in to your google account you don't get the word verification even if your are posting anonymously.

      You don't have to comment using your Google account just be logged into any Google site like Gmail, Calendar, Voice etc.

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  5. I assume that for $45 on Straight Talk, this would be "throttled" Verizon LTE, similar to what is on Page Plus. Time will tell. Still, awesome rate for good service.

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  6. Android 4.1 really

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  7. Is there a SIM card needed for LTE?

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  8. Will ZTE offer an update for the OS?

    The Publish and Preview buttons now do the same thing because of the word verification.
    I have to enter the words two or more times before it posts my comment.

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  9. This phone/device was available at two of the three local Walmart locations in my area. One location is a full-size Walmart, the second location is a Walmart Supercenter. Both locations have large electronics department that cater to a "higher-end" (in Walmart terminology) demographic than other Walmart locations.

    These two Walmart locations are located in a Los Angeles suburb, which itself is adjacent to the city limits of Los Angeles.

    This phone/device is so new that at both locations, the items were on the peg board unlocked among the other many StraightTalk phone/devices, of which many (usually at the higher price points) are locked.

    I also noticed at the bottom of the price tag, the date is 10/22/14. The Supercenter had three on the shelf, while at the other location, there were two. However, my experience with Walmart and electronics is that more often than not, more of the same item is available although not on display, or empty from the shelf. You have to ask an employee to check if they have more of the item in inventory, then if they see more availability in the computer or hand-held device, then they have to retrieve the item from the "cage" in the back of the store.

    So, it could be that at each location I checked they may have had more in stock, but I did not ask.

    I did not purchase the phone/device, but I did notice upon opening the flap the larger screen size and on the front of the box, in big red letters it's printed with "4G LTE".
    I should have purchased it, just to see if it could be activated on PagePlus.

    Ironically, at the time of my visit at the Supercenter (about 4:00 p.m., pacific), a rep from Verizon Wireless was busy attending to her post-paid and pre-paid displays, tidying them up, re-arranging the displays and hanging price tags.

    Sprint Prepaid Group had a rep helping customers in the prepaid section. He was assisting customers with any prepaid questions (not related to Virgin, Boost or Sprint), he said he was there to promote and answer questions in regard to the new Virgin Custom program.
    I said I already had my questions answered on prepaidphonenews.com...lol

    HELLS_BELLS

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  10. I'd like to know if Straight Talk Verizon lte version is going to be Verizon prepaid level (double digit data speeds, 10 mbps and up) or Page Plus levels (3.5 mbps ). Or in between. I'm sure a lot of people would like to know . And also if you can just swap out sims on it with a Page Plus sim and it works on Page Plus too. I'm sure it won't be allowed on Verizon prepaid.

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    1. I'm also interested in finding out what the speed is on ST Verizon LTE. Please let us know. Thanks

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  11. I have never seen zte offer updates on other phones. Price is too high regardless for this brand of phone (performance and quality issues). Not for me.

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  12. I stopped reading after ZTE. Never buy a phone made by ZTE.
    Also, Straight Talk branded Android phones never get updated. So you are stuck on Jellybean.
    I would wait for the next LTE phone.

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  13. I agree. ZTE dominates CNET's annual list of worst phones plus they lied to Congress about spyware in their networking equipment

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    1. I'm not much of a fan of ZTE but neither of your statements about them is correct.

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  14. They released a phone with Android Jelly Bean. �� It's 2014. Android Lollipop just came out. Even 4.4. would be acceptable until the year is over. Dissapointed in the fact that MVNOs usually provide no OS updates. Just adds to the fragmentatation.

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  15. FYI: I bought a ZTE Majesty a while back thinking Oh nice big screen ect. It was 3G I know but I did expect to be able to stream some videos. The phone broke after the 15 days were up and I was stuck with a non working phone and minus $199. I was not happy and it left me without a smartphone for a few months while I tried to save up for another smartphone. I also had a ZTE Imperial from US Cellular given to me while I saved for a more acceptable option. The Imperial froze up and there was no memory to do anything with. The best ZTE phone that would last was the Avail but still not worth much since you can't update the OS. I'd avoid like the plague in my opinion. There are so many better options out there you would be better off with the Moto G than that phone.

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  16. Congress found ZTE misled them about keyloggers and spyware in their networking equipment. There was a lot of publicity about this. This is what Congress had to say.

    http://intelligence.house.gov/press-release/chairman-rogers-and-ranking-member-ruppersberger-warn-american-companies-doing

    "Huawei and ZTE provided incomplete, contradictory, and evasive responses to the Committee’s core concerns. The report comes after a year-long investigation into the national security dangers posed by Huawei and ZTE"

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    1. Except that no spyware has ever actually been found in ZTE networking gear.

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    2. FYI:
      If you are concerned about SAR level this phone barely meets max of 1.6 watts per kg at 1.55 for Head & 1.59 for Body.

      I got info from this phone's manual. Believe it is on page 39.

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  17. I had the LTZ Saavy and LOVED it, never had any problems. I just bought the ZTE Rapido and so far, so good.. very fast

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  18. When will a case come out for the rapido

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    1. Same case that fits the zte majesty fits it. Ordered my case on amazon for less than $5.00

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  19. Is there anything I can do to make the camera more clear

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  20. Where do you get a phone case for the Rapido? Having trouble finding one

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    1. I found one on cell cases usa

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    2. phone cases are available on eBay I bought one two weeks ago $4.07 with Free Shipping

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  21. I can't find a case either!!

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    1. I seen a couple of reports that ZTE Majestic cases fit the Rapido.

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  22. I just bought a Rapido and looking for cases also. Im satisfied with the phone but sure would like anyone who has found a case to fit this phone. I don't really care for the wallet ones and the others are more for a guy. Please if anyone has a phone like this could you please give me some info that would fit this phone, ty

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    1. go to ZTE. Com amazon.com or cellular Outfitters

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  23. Amazon has some for this phone

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  24. How do you take a screenshot on a zte rapido

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    1. Volume down, and power simultaneously.

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  25. Take a piece of advice for what it is worth, the ZTE Rapid is definitely a phone to avoid. I have nothing but probls out of the one I bought. Straight talk has replaced the first one, and the replacement phone is no better than the one they replaced. I am going to bite the bullet (no other option, for they will only give you what you've got) and purchase another phone, Samsung 4, what I should have bought in the first place, ( trying to save money,and now cost twice as much).

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    1. I agree mine freezes all the time and the speakers suck. Definetly not worth the 175 bucks

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  26. How do you screenshot?

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    1. I wish I knew!

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    2. To take a screenshot of the device display, follow these steps:

      Make sure the image you want to capture is displayed on the screen.
      Press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
      The screenshot is automatically saved in your Gallery.

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  27. I like the zte rapid...very quick and it was cheap and works everywhere...

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  28. I have the zte rapido lte, I hate it. The speaker quality sucks. My phone freezes constantly. I tried putting music on my phone but had delete my music and app because my phone was very slow. I'm just going to buy a real cell phone from Samsung and use the zte as a 175 dollar target

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  29. my screen goes black and i have to turn it off and on several times to get it to work, also, i can hear callers however, they cannot hear me unless i turn it on speaker and yell. . .

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  30. I would like to know how I can gain more storage for apps. It shows that there is sufficient space available but it won't download certain apps. I even spent time with a tech & he kept saying I needed to switch as much as possible over to internal storage but it was highlited grey with no way to press to transfer.

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    1. Some ways to free up storage space for more apps.

      1.Go to the Home screen. Press Menu and tap Settings , then Applications, then Manage Applications then All
      2. Tap each app and tap "Clear Cache". Tap "Move to SD Card" or "Move to Media Area" if it's not grayed out.
      3. If there are any apps that you've downloaded and don't use uninstall them. The phone won't let you uninstall system apps that are essential to the phone's operation. If you aren't sure if you need an app or not install ES File Manager (which can be moved to the card) and use it to back up the app to the memory card before deleting. Tap on each application, and tap Clear cache. For apps that you don't use that can't be deleted, tap clear data and tap Uninstall updates if it's there.
      4. Open Messaging, if you have any picture messages, tap on the bubble containing the picture. Tap Save attachment. After the picture has been saved, tap on the bubble again and tap Delete message. Also delete any text messages you don't need.
      5. If you use Gmail, open Gmail, tap Menu, then tap Go to labels, then Trash and delete everything in Trash. If you use a different email app delete everything in its trash folder.
      6. Launch the Camera, press the Menu button, tap settings and make sure that "Storage Location" is set to "SD Card".

      To check how much internal storage you have:
      Go to the Home screen. Press Menu and tap Settings and then Storage. You need to have at least about 30 MB to be able install large apps.

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  31. Was wondering if someone could help me. My aunt bought a ZTE Rapido lte and the microphone on talk to text is stuck and will not let her access her keyboard, can someone please help me out and try to fix the problem?

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  32. Has anyone had issues with their sim card locking?I rrestarted mine one day and it locked. Someone tried to troubleshoot it and it did not work. It keeps asking for the pin qnd when I pit it in, it says it has been unlocked, but still nothing. Waiting on replacement card, but wanted to see if anyone else had the same issue and what you may have done to fix it.

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  33. I can't receive MMS messages on mine. Spent hours with customer service (really?). Anybody else have this issue and find a fix?

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  34. How do i transfer pictures from phone to pc

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    1. I can't send pictures in a text MMS. It says "sending" and the phone gets hot. A few hours later, it has used up all of my 4G data allotment for the month in trying to send the MMS message. Then, it's back to 64k data rate. Tried resolving this with Straight Talk customer service, but that was hopeless. As much as I hate to say it, back to Verizon. Lesson learned.

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