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LG 500G Prepaid Phone (Tracfone)

by LG
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  • Fully QWERTY Keyboard
  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera & Video Recorder
  • Voicemail, Call Waiting, and Caller ID
  • Text Messaging
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.28 inches, 1.71 inches, 0.89 inches
  • Weight: 3.04 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches ; 3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004ZL9IZI
  • Item model number: 500G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,716 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

LG LG500G Tracfone with Double Minutes for Life

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Customer Reviews

Invariably, though, you will be wasting money thanks to this little baby.
C. Dunn
The QWERTY keyboard is much easier than using the standard keys to type - I think it's even easier to use than my old phone's touch screen keyboard.
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I just don't like when I am trying to hit the power end key and sometimes accidentally hit the browser key.
Anthea M

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460 of 477 people found the following review helpful By C. Dunn on July 7, 2011
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I hate cell phones. In my opinion, long distance communication is best done via a land line (Limited Mobility? Oh, the humanity!) or a computer through e-mail, IM, or social networking sites. So if you're like me, you want a cell phone that you won't be using that often (business, emergencies, maybe even time-to-time socially), that you won't cry over if it is broken or stolen, and, most of all, MUST BE CHEAP. This product is very reasonably priced (7/2011: 22 + ns on Amazon, slightly more at a retail store), the value of the minutes is among the best for a prepaid cell phone, and the cell phone itself is pretty sweet. Buy it, carry it around with you or leave it in your car, toss it around, buy one for your ten year old to teach them about conservation, whatever.

Especially with Tracfone, double minutes are a necessity. Don't get a Tracfone without it. In fact, there's a version of this phone with triple minutes. It's something like 90 bucks extra but depending on how much you use your phone, you may want to look into it. Best value I figure is the 200 minutes purchase. After double minutes and a promo code (promo code book included with purchase, by the way), you'll get approximately 450 minutes. After taxes and everything, I calculated that each unit costs around 9 cents. Better than what Net10 offers. Higher minute packages may have better value, but if you have to make those kinds of purchases on a regular basis, you might as well look into a phone with a contract. Functionally, this item works pretty much in the same way you'd typically expect a prepaid phone to work: the number of units per minute (1:1) for a call is rounded up, whether you were talking for two seconds or 59.999 seconds; texts are .
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145 of 150 people found the following review helpful By L. Anderson on June 26, 2011
I've had this phone for about 6 weeks, and like it. I replaced an ATT contract and a Motorola Razor with this Tracfone. For my purposes (texting and phone calls) it's just fine, and the full QWERTY keyboard is certainly much better for texting than what I had with the Razor. The instruction manual which comes with the phone is minimal, but Tracfone has a very informative interactive tutorial for the phone at their website. The one feature which I miss that my Razor had and this phone doesn't is voice-activated dialing. My significant other travels overseas quite a bit, and I use this phone to text and chat with him on his ATT phone while he's abroad. The charges for these international calls are no more than they would be for any call made here in the states. The sound quality for these overseas calls is great (except for the random clicking on the calls to/from China..maybe someone is eavesdropping??)

I've been tracking my usage, and recently bought one year, 1500 minutes (doubled to 3000 minutes, with a 100 minute bonus)from Tracfone. I estimate that with my usage, this phone will run me about $15/mo. Certainly a bargain when compared to the ATT contract which I had previously.

I also bought and use a SDHC micro chip (4GB, the maximum capacity for the phone) for playing tunes. It works just fine on this phone.

Update 7/30/2011

I'm still very happy with this phone. Just a few points:

1. Tutorial link: <...>

2. Recently traveled to an area without GSM service (backwoods of Oregon). Somehow the phone got locked into a "No Service" mode, even when I went back into areas with service. The problem was solved by turning the phone off and then back on. Something to be aware of.
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108 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Warren on June 24, 2011
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I read online reviews and looked at one in the store before I bought this phone. It is actually the first Tracfone I have bought that I was excited about! I have had a Tracfone for years, and it is now my "back-up" cell phone. I really didn't feel that I needed a smartphone with this but I wanted to be able to text more easily and have the possibility of web access not that I use it much. The phone was no surprise then after researching it, and I didn't expect a smartphone or even semi. That's not what this phone is.

But I like the more modern look and also that it is not branded Tracfone on the outside (I usually turn off the automatic screen display of minutes anyway). It was easy to install the battery and get it charging. Then I was pleasantly surprised that customer service had my number and service transferred so easily. This was the best experience I have had with them on the phone! My reception seems good, and testing works fine. I have not put a microSD card in yet, but I will update if I have any problems with that. The keyboard is small but is is nicely responsive for me and my smallish hands. Accessing the menu to change wallpaper, settings, and enter contacts was simple and for me intuitive. The keypad lock and unlock is different than what I am used to, but after a couple of times I like the way it works--you press a specific key to lock than you have to press first unlock than immediately press yes to unlock. This seems like it will prevent accidental unlocking.

So far, I have not found anything that I don't like about this phone. Just be make sure you know what it is, not a smartphone nor a touchscreen, and that the keypad is small. As with other Tracfones, the so-called user manual is scanty on details so you may need to look up additional information. It takes my standard 3.5 headphones although the jack is sort of at an angle. For the price, it is a great phone and I'm very glad I updated my Tracfone to this model.
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