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LG LG290C 1.3MP Camera Stylish Slider Phone -Tracfone (w/Double Minutes)

by LG
4 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Includes Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, 1.3 Megapixel Camera, Stylish Slider Phone Design,
  • Vivid Color Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Text Messaging, MMS Picture Messaging,
  • Handsfree Speaker, Vibration Alert, Auto Redial, Voice Dialing, Voice Commands, Voice Recorder, Key Pad Lock, Buy Downloadable Ringtones and Graphics using airtime minutes,
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: 290C

Product Description

Color: Black

Nationwide Network Coverage. Single Rate for every call: Local, long distance, roaming and international long distance included. Includes Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, 1.3 Megapixel Camera, Stylish Slider Phone Design, Vivid Color Display, Voicemail, Call Waiting, Caller ID, Text Messaging, MMS Picture Messaging, Handsfree Speaker, Vibration Alert, Auto Redial, Voice Dialing, Voice Commands, Voice Recorder, Key Pad Lock, Buy Downloadable Ringtones and Graphics using airtime minutes, Hearing Aid Compatible (M3 Rating), Alarm Clock, 33 Polyphonic Ringtones and Phonebook with up to 1000 entries. TRACFONE Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you've used and how much is left, so you control your cost.

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B004HZ3DFI
  • Item model number: 290C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Color: Black
I got this phone a few months ago after my trusty old Motorola kicked the bucket. Overall, it's a good phone. Aesthetically, this is still one of the nicest models that TF offers. So what if it looks sort of like the LG "Chocolate" that came out quite a few years ago? It's still small and sleek. The graphics are also a huge step up from other TracFones-- LG does a nice job making sure the fonts and colors look pretty. It's easy to use and has a nice-sized screen for easy viewing. The camera is a nice touch, but unsurprisingly, anyone serious about taking photos with a phone won't be satisfied. The internet works well, but I try not to use it often as it eats minutes (.5 for just logging on!).

Service-wise, this one's a champ. It gets service practically everywhere! The battery life is also phenomenal. I send 20 or so texts a day and usually make one or two short phone calls, and I can go for 2 or 3 days without charging.

Here are my only complaints:
--I've experienced a few instances of the phone randomly shutting off without me telling it to. This could be due to the fact that I'm still getting used to owning a phone with keys exposed even when it's shut (though the key lock is generally effective), or it could be that I have a lemon phone.
--No games! I guess this is a general fault of CDMA phones, but it's a huge bummer. I now browse Facebook when I used to be able to play Space Invaders, but this takes up minutes!
--I switched from a GSM (570g Motorola) to this phone (a CDMA), and it was a PAIN! Be warned!

Overall, good phone for someone who talks and texts, doesn't want to be embarrassed around their iPhone/Blackberry-toting friends, but doesn't want a huge bill every month.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I absolutely LOVE my new phone! It is so easy to use. I really like the slider. My last tracfone had the problem of dialing by itself but with this phone that can't be done as you slide it closed when done texting, etc. It is very slim and fits in my pocket with no problem.

For what I paid for this phone it is very well made, high quality, well functioning, and I just love it. You can not beat the price of $14.95 plus S&H. Also, as long as you have the phone (at least when I bought it anyway) every time you add minutes to it Tracfone will double that for you for FREE! You just can't beat this deal.

This phone will access the internet, text, etc. If you bought this phone you would be very happy with it! I plan to use this phone for years to come!

Thanks!

Pat
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I've had this phone for two years, just bought a replacement since the screen finally died. I was really rough with the phone and it worked like a champ. It survived a several minute dunking in a river, and the abuse that come with long distance bike trips, etc. I do wish it had a better web browser (can't use google maps anymore apparently) and the ability to connect to my computer. Also, be sure to set a lock on the phone else it is easy to accidentally go online and blow most of your minutes!
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Color: Black
I've had this phone for over a year now, and am satisfied with it's performance. I mostly use it to text and make work related calls. The double minutes for life feature is very economical. The camera comes in handy when I have a work question and need to send a pic to help make things clear. I am able to use the sound recorder to make my own ringtones, which is a fun little feature. I bought a USB cable to connect the phone to my computer, and was disappointed to find that the USB port on the phone is only for charging. No computer that I have connected the phone to will recognize that anything at all is connected. Impossible to transfer pictures or sounds to or from the phone. I was riding my mountain bike in June and got hit by a car. The phone was run over, and is still working like a champ, although a couple of the buttons are deformed and the display suffered a couple of cracks. I will buy this phone again, assuming the one I'm using now ever completely dies.
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Color: Black
I have owned two of these phones for over a year, one for work and one personal. Excellent CDMA coverage and excellent battery life. I am not easy on phones and these phones have stood every test. Only complaint is the inability to transfer photos directly to your computer via cable. If you do a lot of texting, a fell keyboard is easier to use.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Great service. My son loves the phone; and Tracfone service has been at least/or better than expected. One issue is the SMS/picture messaging doesn't work well. That could be a function of the phone, but more likely Tracfone is restricting the service, at least in our service area. In retrospect it may be a real plus to have a teenager that can't send picture messages(?).
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I ordered this phone from Amazon and it arrived very promptly, new as ordered.
Activated it, added minutes on line with Tracfone, no problems.

This is my second Tracfone.First was a very simple, outdated LG (no bluetooth, no camera).

The LG290c Bluetooth works like a charm in my vehicle (an 08 Rav4). Linked, no problems,
no difficulties.

Received sound quality is as good as any phone I'v had (a few Verizon phones- before I
got smart and dropped them and got a tracfone.) The calls I make are clear and crisp according
to those I'v called.

Battery life is also better than most. A week on standby, many hours of talk (I don't talk that
much but battery holds up just fine. I don't get caught with a dead battery just when the phone is
needed.

My only negative comment is the camera. The phone does not take the usual micro sd cards to store
photos. The photos cannot be downloaded to a computer. I guess you could send them to yourself but
I have not tried that. So camera not as practical as it should be, but hey, the price for the
phone was right.

To sum up- If you need a phone to (guess what) make phone calls this thing is great. There are much
better phones to text with, much better phones with built in cameras for still pix and video.
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