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Pricing the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim Straight Talk Android

Under: Mobile Phones, Samsung
Date: May 17th, 2012

Samsung has been pretty busy in the last few weeks with the announcement of their latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy S III, but not everyone can afford the latest top of the range smartphones, and today we have news of the pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim for Android’s StraightTalk platform.

The handset is the first Samsung Android handset for StraightTalk, and according to Phonenews the handset will be relying on Verizon’s 3G Non Roaming Prepaid coverage area for service, which will be via the $45 and $60 unlimited monthly service plans. This latest handset comes after Verizon recently launched its own prepaid Android handset with the Samsung Illusion that comes with an $80 prepaid service that includes 1GB of data and priced at $169.99.

Meanwhile the Galaxy Proclaim will cost consumers $179.99 and will be available in the next two weeks. The handset is a midrange device that is powered by a 1GHz processor running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. It has five home screens and a microSD card slot with a pre-installed 2GB card, and the screen is a 3.5-inch HVGA resolution touch display. Camera wise it features a three megapixel shooter capable of video capture.

The handset is a shift for StraightTalk as Verizon have previously been apprehensive to the idea of allowing a prepaid service officially, but recent changes in strategy has seen the company push for the migration of its 4G network at the expense of its older CDMA network, which has recently seen a spike in pressure with the increase in smartphone use.

StraightTalk reps have been saying that the Galaxy Proclaim will feature a 4GB monthly data allotment, which compares to Verizon’s own 1GB plan. This Verizon plan will have an expensive $0.05/MB overage rate where the StraightTalk variant will not have any overage rate. Typical data limits each month on StraightTalk are thought to be around 2GB with a daily limit of 100MB.

Sprint Android handsets are considered to be free from such restrictions because of the service agreement signed by StraightTalk, and you have to wonder about the timing of the Galaxy Proclaim launch as Sprint are getting ready to launch a 4G WiMax service via its Prepaid Group, and StraightTalk customers have previously wanted a device on Verizon’s larger network. To find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Proclaim click here.

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  • Ttwarrior1

    i was told today as long as your using an installed app, u can be on it as much as you want, but anything else not so much. I can literally be on youtube for 12 hours straight if charged , but if i use something not installed there is a 2 gb limit on that

    • Mom3cuties

      so say I wanted to be on FB 12 hours a day. lol Am I good there or will I go over my limit?

  • Katelyn

    I LOVE my Samsung Galaxy Proclaim! It’s recommended by me!

  • Grawnk

    Understand this before you purchase this phone. the data services will only work in the zip code you provided at signup. In my case i live ajd work in different zip codes so i will be returning this phone. They claim nationwide service but dont let that fool you.

    • Daninboulder

      I’ve seen this claim so many times and it is simply NOT true. Is this AstroTurf or something? I bought my phone in zip code 80303 in Colorado. Took a trip to a remote rural farm town in NE Iowa, and 3g worked flawlessly, even deep in the woods. Worked all the way across I-80 in Nebraska as well. Surf the web, e-mail, messaging, even taking pix and posting directly to Facebook. 

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