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Samsung Sets A Precedent With Straight Talk & Walmart

Tracphone’s cousing Straight Talk, available at Walmart stores, is adding the Samsung Precedent to their current phone line up.  The Samsung Precedent seems to be a very close relative to the Samsung Prevail on Boost Mobile.

According to Slashgear the Samsung Precedent features an 800mhz processor, Android 2.2 (Froyo) out of the box, 3.2″ touchscreen display, and a 2 mega pixel camera on the back. 384mb of ram and a microSD slot capable of a 32gb card.

The Samsung Precedent will set you back $150 but that’s in full and off-contract.  The Straight Talk service is $45 a month for unlimited talk, text, web and calls to 411.

More after the break

Our friends at SlashGear have found out though that it is in violation of your service contract (wait there’s no contract here), it’s in violation of Straight Talks terms of service for you to engage in the following:

The Straight Talk Unlimited Plans MAY NOT be used for any other purpose.  Examples of prohibited uses include, without limitation, the following: (i) continuous mobile to mobile or mobile to landline voice calls; (ii) automated text or picture messaging to another mobile device or e-mail address; (iii) uploading, downloading or streaming of audio or video programming or games; (iv) server devices or host computer applications, including, but not limited to, Web camera posts or broadcasts, automatic data feeds, automated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing; or (v) as a substitute or backup for private lines or dedicated data connections.  This means, by way of example only, that checking email, surfing the Internet, downloading legally acquired songs, and/or visiting corporate intranets is permitted, but downloading movies using P2P file sharing services and/or redirecting television signals for viewing on laptops is prohibited. A person engaged in prohibited uses may have his/her service terminated without notice or a refund.

In case you need it translated, no downloading torrents, no continuous connection for voice and data, and if we interpreted it correctly no tethering.

Straight Talk used T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon for their service and it’s unclear whether this is a gsm or cdma device.  Straight Talk is a subsidiary of TracFone, the largest grab and go retailer of prepaid phones in the US. TracFone became very popular before 9/11 for their devices use in the underground drug trade as highlighted in the HBO series “The Wire”.

Source: Slashgear

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