Multitask and stay in touch with this TRACFONE Samsung Galaxy Century TFSAS738CTM3PWP cell phone, which features an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system to help you stay connected and productive on the go. The 3.5" touch screen allows simple navigation.
Sorry I Left My Old Phone
Posted by: oldcust from: NV on
I have several Samsung TVs, a laptop and now this phone. It's the only one of their products I'm sorry I bought.
Of course, I'm not sure if it's the fault of Samsung, Android/Google or Tracfone, but the erratic, arbitrary behavior of the phone is very annoying. One time something works, the next time it doesn't or it takes 12 tries to get it to do something it did before.
I wanted to use up the minutes the old Tracfone was accumulating, but this is worse. There are a gazillion minutes in each of the three categories. There probably will STILL be a half a gazillion when I die......
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MJHeydinger from: Sandusky Ohio on
The camera works. It's not the best. Certainly not the worst. I'm not addicted to my cellphone, so this is an excellent compromise phone to give me the services that I need, for the times that I need them, without having to pay for a lot of bells and whistles that I'll probably never use. Let alone even ever know I had them. The phone is good. Usual issues of learning new equipment. In a little over a week, I had pretty much everything I was looking for figured out. Only advice, download the actual owner's manual online. The documentation included in the packaging isn't worth the paper it was printed on.
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
A low priced beginner feature filled smartphone
Posted by: TracfoneSamsungGalaxy from: Cooks Corner, Maine on
The enclosed user instruction booklets are deficient--virtually worthless. It is like gaps of steps/procedure/subject matter left out. Remedy is to view/download User Manual from website and read/ re-read / identify how-to's from this comprehensive manual; but, this comprehensive real-time user manual is 328 pages (!!), but a "must-do" to at least download to view on your PC for reference.. Perhaps 10% content is misc. information other then specific subject matter usage instructions. Once you view the Table of Contents & index of the site manual, it will be very apparent how much is lacking in the 2 booklet instruction manuals provided with phone & how valuable the site manual is for reference-picking out subject matter you wish to apply. Printing out user manual will call for about 150 pages double sided, and best done in non-draft status so images shown are as clear as possible. Paper and excess ink usage is unfortunate aspect. (Poor camera resolution-only 3 megs)
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Hooosuu from: on
Looks good - that is what I thought when I first got this. Well, yeah just for phone it is not bad. I guess some people may like this. However, if you do not like VERY slow computer, simply this is not for you. Well just one word - This is not "smart" phone.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Terrific phone for the price!!
Posted by: techie54 from: on
I bought this phone to replace a lower model tracfone and to also replace my Ipod touch that died. The WiFi feature of the phone is terrific...Connects every time and works perfectly. The phone itself works great and call quality is clear and reliable! This screen is a little smaller than other higher priced Smartphones, but very usable. Compared to the higher end Smartphones, you cant beat this one for the price. Im very happy with it. So happy, I bought my wife one also!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Nice for a kids phone or older adult
Posted by: Denver from: on
Bought for my daughter, 8yo..calls and text's are the only things she uses it for..and are the only thing that works fast,other option's internet etc that I tried are just way to slow.,, downloads,Internet etc. And even though tracfone runs on any of the major carriers network's signal strength varies greatly even from one side of the house to the other (did both by window ) also loses signal the farther you go (smaller distant town's ) but was able to still get signal on my Verizon phone (S4), and her previous tracfone was a lower end LG model which did get signal in same place as above. However if it's just used for basic calling in your home area and you don't need/use for travelling. For the price...it's worth putting in a glove box/kids backpack for emergencies or to ck on at friends house...so if you stay local or in populated area's even distant ie: Could use in say Chicago on way to Buffalo dead spots along the way but would be fine in buffalo and in almost any metro area along the way. ..they do offer better models ,most reasonably priced that would get better reception...and you can almost always find a few tracfones on sale....
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Went through 3 phones in 6 months
Posted by: ConstantArt from: New York, New York on
Both me and my mother got this phone last December. Hers had to go back because of a bug updating the Android software - it would crash and freeze, never able to complete the update. I had to exchange my phone 3 separate times for various problems from connectivity to screen sensitivity and power up problems. I've been on phone #4 for about three months and am starting to have battery problems, along with frequent crashes. Tracfone has been great about sending me replacements, but I think this model is simply a lemon. Even on good days when it works, it's slow to load anything, no matter how much I've tried optimizing it for speed.
17 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Good phone for the price- easy to use
Posted by: jamy from: Huntley, IL on
You can do everything you want with this phone. Easy to load apps and many are free. Good picture and sound quality when watching something online. Easy to understand set up instructions . With Tracfone you can download a step by step instruction booklet that helps you do things you want to do with this phone.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Mom Loves It
Posted by: RonW from: on
My mom is trac phone loyal. I got this phone as her first smart phone. And she loves it. She was glad to have it when she was out and got lost. Turned on google maps and it got her on the right path.
As Samsung phones go it is basic. But if you're doing trac phone it is the only way to go.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Good for my first smart phone
Posted by: scorekeeper from: Tampa, FL on
This is the first smart phone I've had and even though it's an Android it was very easy to start using and pretty self explanatory on the functions. I also like the fact that this type phone was available as a pre-paid phone/Tracfone as that is the type service I use.