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LG 500G Prepaid Phone (Tracfone)
- Fully QWERTY Keyboard
- Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
- 1.3 Megapixel Camera & Video Recorder
- Voicemail, Call Waiting, and Caller ID
- Text Messaging
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- Size (LWH): 3.28 inches, 1.71 inches, 0.89 inches
- Weight: 3.04 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
Top Customer Reviews
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 .Read more ›
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.
I'm still very happy with this phone. Just a few points:
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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Indestructible. Will work as phone and text and it is a no nonsense basic phone without all the other stuff on modern phones. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Shere Khan
Loved this phone. The best Tracfone I have ever had. Easy to text on.Published 1 month ago by Daily Woman
Bought this for my dad to use as his first cell phone and it worked good was easy to teach him how to use it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jolynne
I bought this phone Nov. 2011 and it's nearly August of 2015. I'm still using the phone. It has no issues other then one and I'm not sure if that is the Sim Card or the phone as... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Caressa Al-Khateeb
Works as a phone but the back buttom doubles as an internet launch button which wastes your minutes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J.C.