- Model Number: 290C
LG LG290C 1.3MP Camera Stylish Slider Phone -Tracfone (w/Double Minutes)
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!
Activating the phones was easy. Apparently, when activating each phone I got 20 minutes free. Setting up a Tracfone web account for ordering (double!) miniutes was unecessarily complicated and confusing. At least now I can order more minutes without needing these phones in my hand to do so.
The 2nd phone had an unexplained "problem" when I tried to add it to my web account. I went around in web page circles for a while because the instructions were confusing. Anyhow, after sucessfully adding the 2nd account I was awarded another free 10 minutes for my "pain and suffering" getting this problem fixed. (It was their screw-up in the first place, after all.) I guess "all's well that ends well".
Time will tell how these phones hold up to use by juveniles, but LG seems to make some really excellent phone models as well of their standard share of dud models. Just read the various user reviews for both LG models and other brands ! It's a real education in phone quality. Just how the phone manufacturers can get away with foisting on the market such obviously badly designed phones is beyond me. I own an LG 5600 (for Verizon) basic flip phone which I love.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I could still order this phone. I have had two other phones since. they were decent, but this was the best one I ever had. I got reception everywhere! Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Cynthia R. Peterson
While this is definitely not a smartphone, it performs all of the functions I need and/or want well. The controls are well laid out and easy to use. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Dale
this tracfone is a very very good phone it doesnt do a lot but if you mainly just call or text this is a great phone with great reception in fact its the best prepaid phone i have... Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by timothy dickens
I bought this for my wife and I like the features and ease of use better than my LG800g. If I have problems with mine I willo get one of these. Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by Gerald Van Lare
Loved the phone terrific features good key board. Had to replace after 30 days because it stopped ringing. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by lar/jane
If you get this phone .. check to make sure it will send picture messages. We didn't try ours until a year after we got it. Really had no need to try before then. Read morePublished on October 24, 2012 by BossWolf
I gave up on my Tracfone LG 800G due to lack of available GSM service in the semi-rural area where I live. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by R. Henry
The phone works great no matter where I go. I may have roaming or very few bars, but I have never had NO service. In terms of service, it works great. Read morePublished on September 5, 2012 by Liz
The phone has been released on many networks but this unit runs on the CDMA (Verzion) network through TracFone. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Robert