Top positive review
37 people found this helpful
on March 8, 2012
I just bought this as part of a tracfone bundle that came with double minutes for life. Thus far, I like it pretty well. It uses CDMA (that's the Verizon etc. network, rather than AT&T) and the reception is comparable to that of my old Verizon phone in the same areas. I live in a rural part of Maine, so reception is paramount and it truly matters which carrier you choose. For my own cell phone use habits, this phone pretty much has everything I need as I don't browse the internet on my phone and have an ipod if want download apps. (This phone is not capable of using apps). The only deficiency this phone has that really bothers me is that there is no micro SD slot, so if you want to transfer data directly to your computer that way, you're out of luck. I just spent an hour searching LG forums and their site hoping this was some kind of mistake, but it doesn't look like it is. I'm not sure how this will work for pictures yet. However, I was able to send the contact list from my old phone to this one via Bluetooth, so all is not lost.
Lastly, if you are particular about this kind of thing, you'll probably want a case for this one, it seems like it will scratch easily.
So here it is, a list of the pros and cons.
Good reception in this rural Maine and rural New Hampshire.
Slick look and easy interface.
The camera is comparable to the 1.3 megapixel camera on my old phone
It's pretty lightweight for its size
Minutes and airtime are conveniently displayed so I'm never left guessing
Double minutes for life, which is a necessity
No microSD card. Bluetooth works for contact list transfer, but I'm not sure about other data yet or if you can transfer it via USB.
No idea how much internal memory the phone has
According to the tracfone TOS, if you don't keep your service active, you will lose your phone number, so you must add airtime BEFORE it runs out. It can be reactivated at any time, but they will assign you a new number.