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LG 800G - TracFone's First Touchscreen Phone Now Available For $49.99


TracFone Guru Pbushx2 has unearthed a couple of great deals on the brand new LG 800G, which I believe is the first ever touch screen device on Trac. Like most current TracFones, it comes with double minutes for life (DMFL) .

You can get it for $49.99  from TracFone.com bundled with a free 60 minute (120 minutes with DMFL) 90 day card valued at $19.99. Use coupon code GI2011 to get $5 off. That brings the phone's effective price down to $25 $45. Shipping is free.

The other deal is at HSN.com and bundles the 800G with a $99.99 value 400 minute (800 minutes with DMFL) one year card for $99.99 $129.99. First time HSN shoppers get use coupon C50842 to get an additional 15% off. Shipping is free. Update 25-Apr-2011: The coupon apparently doesn't apply to electronics and HSN has raised the price of the 800G plus one year card deal to $129.99.  Thanks to Nancycs for the updated pricing information

Not much is known about the 800G and the TracFone site is quite vague about the specs.  I found some additional information on the LG Developer's site which list specs as:

  • GSM 850/1900 MHz GPRS, EDGE (2.5G)
  • Resistive Touch Screen
  • Size: 102.9 x 56.9 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight : 86.5 g
  • 2.8 inch screen, 240 x 320 pixels
  • Accepts up to 4 GB Micro SD (card not included)
  • Java ME and Flash Lite 2.1 for Apps
  • Opera Mini 5 Browser
  • Image : BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • USB : USB 2.0
  • Camera : 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 Pixels, Video Capture
  • Video Player
  • Music player for MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Ringtones and audio: MID, MPEG, MP3 and QCP formats
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Voice recorder
  • Auto redial
  • Vibration alert
  • Phonebook with up to 1,000 entries
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar

All in all a fairly typical entry level touch screen feature phone at a very good price for a prepaid device.  I expect the 800G to show up on Net10 and StraightTalk before long but for now its a TracFone exclusive.

Update 28-Apr-2011: The 800G is also now available on NET10.com for $49.99. There's no free refill included on the NET10 phone. As with TracFone.com you can use coupon code GI2011 to get $5 off the price on the phone on NET10.com and overnight shipping is free through Mother's Day, May 8th.

Update 30-Apr-2011: I'm seeing a lot of interest in this phone and readers are leaving comments asking questions about the phone. I don't have an 800G myself so I don't have the answers but I found a couple of videos that show the phone in action.

The first video shows the two virtual keyboards , a portrait T9 and a landscape QWERTY. The touchscreen seems nice and responsive.

This second clip shows the phone running several Java apps, the Opera Mini and Bolt browsers and the Snaptu  IM, Twitter and Facebook client.  Touchscreen in this second video seems much less responsive.  It might be sample variation or perhaps a difference in technique.
Manuals: 45 page Full Manual Download PDF View Online. 2 page Quick Start Guide Download PDF View Online There's also a nice interactive tutorial on the TracFone site that shows how most of the phone's features work. If you want to know more about the 800g, TracFone blogger Pbushx2 has published an in-depth review of the 800g. Via: Pbushx2 and HowardForums

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  1. You can't use the 15% off on electronics. THe 99.99 deal is now 129.99.

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  2. I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw this new Tracfone phone LG800G. I think it's really quite a big step up for a Tracfone phone as they have always had the reasonably basic, cheap phones that are really not in your cell phone dreams so to speak. I looked on the Tracfone web and found this model going for a song for $49.95 with free double minutes for the life of the phone (value $19.99) and a free $19.99 phone card, so the price of the phone works out to only $10.01. Oh boy I'd be crazy not to buy this phone on special at the moment, this will make a stunning gift for any age person.

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  3. I checked with Tracfone if I could surf the web with their minutes without NET10 minutes when I need to. They said yes with Mobile Web. So, I ordered one. I'll see if it's true and how much I get charged for web access. I use iPod Wi-Fi mainly, but it's nice to have web access on phone, too.

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  4. Tracfone typically charges 1.5 units (minutes?) per minute, or part there of, for Mobile Web use. You can verify this by accessing Mobile Web on your current Tracfone phone.

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  5. Anybody used this phone yet? I am quite excited about tracfone's first smartphone! Especially interested in the voice quality and web speed. My current is an excellent phone and although I'm content with it there is the lure of a smartphone... Please post your thoughts on how it ACTUALLY performs.

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  6. Will this new touchscreen phone be able to send and receive international texts? I know some tracfones are unable to send them, I use a Motorola W376 and it can but my Samsung slider can't. Maybe since this is a more expensive phone it will be able to? I'm hoping so, anyone have an answer?

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  7. How much is the extra memory for apps, and what apps? I see Java ME and FlashLite, but I don't know what those do, nor what else I might use, but no details that I can find.

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  8. another thing I forgot to ask -- is there a qwerty app on this for txt'ing?

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  9. ahh, in answer to my own question, I found this on the LG site:

    "The LG 800G (Plum2G) is a compact touch screen phone with chic and rounded design. Its key features include virtual QWERTY keyboard, dedicated SNS, and Opera Mini 5 Browser."

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  10. Mike, Java and Flash Lite let you run games and apps like IM apps, browsers, email programs and calculators. I don't know how much app memory the 800g has but most phones, even low end ones, have enough to store dozens of apps.

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  11. Yeswap, I saw on Trac's add for the phone that it was "APP Capable (App download requires purchase of additional memory)" I don't know if this is referring to the SD Card memory or to some more internal thing.

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  12. Mike, I'm sure it just means you need a memory card.

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  13. Can anyone tell me how the reception is on the LG 800G?? I know that is a hard question.Meaning not the voice sound,but getting a call out and no drop outs in a low reception area. I have the Motorola v176, it has the stubby antenna. I can get out in my area from a couple of rooms at ground level and upstairs. Some of the other Tracfones I've had and a neighbors did not get out to well. I know some of you may live in a great reception area and others not so great. Of course just about anywhere else my Motorola v176 gets great reception. It is about 5 years old now. I like the reviews on the LG 800g, so hope some one has been at different places with the phone to check on it's reception. Thanks

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  14. Anonymouse -- we live in the country with poor reception all around us. My 376 does pretty well, while wife's Kyocera is a bit poorer. I just ordered both the 500 and 800 and should get them in a day or two. Soon as I get them set up and tested out I'll comment here on whether the reception is comparable to what we have.

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  15. I could not find this phone for use in Phoenix. Where is it available?

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  16. It should be available everywhere that TracFone uses AT&T. If you are sure you have AT&T native coverage in your area and it's not showing up for you, try changing your zipcode to 24874 or 65046 temporarily. Once you get to the order page you can change the shipping zip code back to your own.

    See Get a Tracfone offer that is not advertised in your area. for more information.

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  17. Is this has ebook? adobe? thanks

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  18. If you use a different Zip code than where you live to get access to a phone, will it work in your area?

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  19. Even if you change the zip code the phone work any where that AT&T has coverage. Click here for more info.

    There is no Adobe Reader or eBook app pre-installed. The phone is not powerfull enough to run Adobe Reader but Java eBook apps like Wattpad, Tequila Cat Book Reader or Foliant

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  20. I have pervisouly had a tracfone, i had a quick question. Before I had to choose a default backgroud. Whether that was the beach, the rain, the sun. But with this smartphone can you take a picture ( say a picture of you and your friends) on the cell phone and set it as the background?

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  21. Yes, based on the nteractive tutorial on the TracFone site it looks like you can assign a photo as a background

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  22. I just received my LG 800g Tracfone today. Still have to learn it, but so far, so good. I found it had hand writing recognition.

    I want to see if I can install apps, too. Radio?

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  23. good luck anthony, we get our 500 and 800 today too, I think. I'll be going through all that this evening and next few days

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  24. we get ours today, not yesterday as hoped, but I see a lot of comments on TF's FB page about people not being able to receive txt's on the 800. Hope mine works out okay

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  25. Thanks for the updates Mike. BTW, whats up with that exti.com URL in your profile? It's giving me an "Authorization Required" error. If it's your site and you want to promote it that's OK (as long as it's not spammy or illegal, etc.) but you ought to use something that actually works :)

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  26. It's my general catch-all site, so just use that as a front page to let people know nothing is there to browse through. People can reach me that way, if need be, so I put the link up. But you're right, too confusing. I'll not put that up in future.

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  27. Is there any way to watch youtube videos, so far I cant find anything that supports them

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  28. I don't know if YouTube is possible on the 800g or not and I don't have the phone. Try the following:

    Go to m.youtube.com with the phone's browser and try to play a video.

    If that doesn't work, go to boltbrowser.com with the phone browser and try installing the first link. If that doesn't work try the second link, etc. until you find one that does. Don't bother with the "Lite" versions as they don't support video.

    Launch Bolt and go to YouTube.com and try to play a video. Give the the Bolt Video wizard plenty of time to do each test before going on to the next.

    If you try any of these, please leave a comment with the results so that others can share your findings.

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  29. ok, received both the 500 and 800g today. texting works on both, and our coverage is about the same as it was before with the 376, although I think better than wife's kyocera. This is for our home location, out in the country, and inside the house. Outside coverage is good, and anywhere in any of the towns it will be just fine.

    Overall, we're both very pleased with our phones.

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  30. What type of headphone jack it has? I read somewhere that it has 3.5 mm headset jack but I am not sure.

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  31. The specs on HSN say it has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

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  32. Found out something today re: my LG800G phone -- my 8gb sd card I put in was not working, replaced it still didn't work. Then guy there put in one that was NOT SDHC (only SD) and it worked fine. Turns out SD only makes 4 & 8 gb ones in HC, so even though the info says this phone will take up to 8, must be something besides Sandisc, since theirs are all HC and won't work. I got a 2gb SD and it works fine.

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  33. ahhh, please note: someone sent me this message on another board:

    "I had an 8gb sdhc and it woud not work, but the 4 gb sdhc works"

    so maybe it's not the "hc" part we thought, but doesn't really take up to 8gig

    anyway, my 2 and his 4 seem to work in it, and he says his is HC

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  34. He just sent a link to what he bought (on ebay) -- it was RULU brand, so even though it does say HC, there may be another difference from Sandisc. I never tried a 4gig Sandisc.

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  35. I think the maximum size must be 4GB. The specs on the LG developer site claim 8 GB but I suspect that's an error. I've not heard of anyone successfully using a card larger than 4 GB and HSN's 800G specs say 4GB. As for SDHC vs SD I believe both can work. Most 4GB card's are SDHC.

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  36. yeah, I think you're right -- 4 works, but haven't heard of an 8 that does.

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  37. I'd like to get either the 500 or 800 for my 16 year old daughter. She hates talking on the phone but would like to use it for texting. Currently she has an ipod touch so she's used to a touch screen. I suspect she'd also use it for taking pictures. Anyone have an opinion as to which phone would be better for her? Is the cost to text the same for both phones with tracfone?

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  38. I believe the cost is the same, and both have qwerty keyboards, although wife's physical one can be easier than my virtual one, but not a whole big difference. The camera on the 800 is a bit better -- 2mp vs. 1.3mp -- so some plus there. Otherwise both seem to feel much the same, both have music and video. Both are nice little phones.

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  39. oh, should add -- I can put a signiture in on my 800, but have not figured out how to do that on wife's 500. It may be there somewhere, but haven't found it. So if she likes a sig line on her txt's, the 800 has that.

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  40. got my 800 a few days ago. am slowly learning my way around but am searching for skins, covers or something to protect it...no luck . any suggestions

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  41. been doing the same thing -- found one site where phone is being sold with a cover and car charger, etc, but can't find either on their own

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  42. Found this for a car charger for this phone:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PREMIUM-CAR-CHARGER-DAPTER-Tracfone-NET-10-LG-500G-800G-/270743016727?pt=PDA_Accessories&hash=item3f098a9517#ht_2693wt_972

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  43. does it have internet? and does it cost money? is it wifi or the tracfone mobile web thing that costs money. and what kind of apps can it run?

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  44. The 800g has the usual TracFone internet that you are charged for using, no WiFi. It runs mobile Java apps.

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  45. I am a weather nut and storm spotter and am interested in the new touch screen phone if it can view radar images that are larger than a postage stamp like my current LG420G. Could someone with the touch screen 800 try loading either http://mobil.weather.gov or http://cell.weather.gov and try the radar and radar loop and report back the results? thanks

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  46. To Anonymous on May 6 re: if you are choosing between Itouch or tracfone 800g. There is no charge for texting on an itouch so that is better to keep for your 16 year old daughter. However the Itouch only works when within range of Wi-Fi. However if it is an Iphone, you are paying a monthly fee, so then I think the Tracfone 800g would be better, but also consider the number of texts sent and received and do the math. Just know with an Itouch there is no monthly charge (my kids both have one).

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  47. For anyone looking for screen protectors, cases or skins, the LG t301 (also called the "LG Wink Style") appears to be identical physically. See www.gsmarena.com/lg_wink_style_t310-3411.php.

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  48. Thanks Mike, from original Anonymous who asked for the reception quality in a low reception area. Allso for other info. You to Yeswap on other info.

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  49. In reference to Mike & Yeswap, does the different Class Speeds of the 4G cards (i.e., Class 2, Class 4, Class 6, CLASS 10) affect the way the LG 800g performs in any way?

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  50. Theoretically the higher class cards should make saving images slightly faster. In practice you probably won't be able to tell the difference. Higher speed cards are mainly for pro quality SLR cameras and smartphone swap files.

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  51. Thanks Yeswap. On another note, I tried "www.gsmarena.com/lg_wink_style_t310-3411.php" for skin covers but to no avail :(

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  52. I posted that link to show that the LG Wink Style and the 800g are physically the same phone. Gsmarena.com is a phone review and comparison site, they don't sell accessorys. If you Google "lg wink style cases and covers" you will see lots of sites that do sell them.

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  53. Can the LG 800 sync with Google calendar? Thanks

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  54. Also, does the use of a SD card mean I can transfer pics to my PC via the card? Thanks again!

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  55. Lori, There's no Google Calendar sync but you can save photos to the card and transfer them to a PC with a cable or card reader

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  56. Thanks, Yeswap! I've put in my order.

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  57. My 800 takes the most magnificent photographs with its camera. I transferred them to my PC and printes some out - I am amazed at my talent!

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  58. anyone know where to get a case for this phone?

    Angela

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  59. this phone says it is not available in Madison wi area, tracfone told me it still may work. Has anyone else tried this at all?

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  60. I have two used in the Madison area, work fine near the cities. ATT coverage is poor in western WI except in the cities. Hope when they acquire T Mobile it helps with this. My biggest problem is trying to upload contacts from my PC, haven't found a way to do it yet.

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  61. The Tracfone site does not offer it in the Sheboygan 53083 zip either. But it did for the 53085 who's border is only about 1 mile West of me. So I ordered it under that zip then changed it to mine during checkout. Should arrive in a day or two and it should work in my area. I'll report back.

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  62. To the Anonymous commenter looking for cases. There are quite a few on eBay now. eBay search for LG800G

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  63. 5/26/11
    Can't find LG800G on tracfone website at all. Have the stopped selling? I know ebay, but want before next week.

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  64. It looks like the TracFone version of the 800G is sold out everywhere online. Only possibilities are local BestBuy, Target, Walmart or RadioShack stores or eBay.

    The Net10 one is still available but you can't activate it on Trac.

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  65. i got this lg 800g and it worked great for the first day. bat goes dead after 8 hrs and I am unable to receive text msg from anyone. Im starting to think it was a mistake to buy this phone.

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  66. With a new phone it sometimes helps to fully charge and then fully discharge the battery. This is supposed to calibrate the charging circuitry.

    You are going to have to call Trac to get the texting problem fixed unfortunately.

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  67. This is a nice phone. www.fatorder.com has some nice cases for $4.99.

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  68. Is the transfer cable for an LG Octane VN530 compatible with LG 800g?

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  69. Yes, the Octane and the 800g both use a standard micro-USB cable.

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  70. Best phone I've had. I put in a 4G card and am able to transfer files and apps from my Mac to my LG800g via bluetooth! This is the first phone from Tracfone that I've been able to access at all! A very very kool phone.

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  71. Im tring to decide weather or not to get one??? does the touch screen phone really work

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  72. I'm the one in Sheboygan WI from an earlier post. Got the phone and waited for my new simcard and we're up and running. Tried the internet with the weather.gov mobile site and was extremely impressed. Then I brought it to a friends house 5 miles away, in the same zip code, and the internet would not work. Also sending data messages would not work. The phone also said it was roaming. What??? It kept giving me the message "Check Data Restrictions 36". Oh and it had 5 bars signal strength. I called Tracfone and they were no help. They basically said "yep that's normal". Not it's not. My old LG Trac got the internet even when I was in Florida. I will be going to a couple of communities within 25 miles of my home this weekend and will test the phone. If it does not work outside of my immediate home vicinity it's going to be sent back to Tracfone and I will be getting my money back. If what I'm finding out is true there's going to be a lot of very disappointed customers.

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  73. Poster from Sheboygan again. I just read this on the Tracfone support forum from a Tracfone rep about the LG800G. OMG, OMG, OMG. Browser can only be accessed within your local zip code. That is one major disappointment. My phone will be sent back to Tracfone. And unfortunately I may be leaving Tracfone after 10 years.

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  74. ? do any of you know how to read so far i have read few comments that are explained by the specs or in the 2 videos posted above in specs it is said that it will only take a 4 gb card the second one is the vitrual qwerty keyboard witch i has 2 of one like normal old cell fones and a full qwerty one and my favorite dose it have internet agai it dose say in the specs people read before you talk or buy things ten when it comes time to buy stuff you wont look silly for buing somethng useless

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  75. also ask me i can read the specs on the phone and tell the ones that dont know how to read what it has

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  76. does this phone have wifi im pretty shure it doensnt

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  77. so i just ordered the phone earlier but now i read some of the comments, and i'm a frequent texter; should i sent it back and trade for the lg 500g or try it out and see how well it works

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  78. I'd try it before sending it back. Most people aren't having texting issues.

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  79. So with the internet does it take up alot of minutes on the phone because my phone that i have now doesnt have internet??? My phone should be in tomorrow

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  80. With TracFone, every minute spent uploading or downloading data from the internet costs you half a unit (half a minute). Most web pages download in less than a minute but games and music can take a couple of minutes to download.

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  81. I found the LG 800g back on Tracfone today. Free expedited shipping through 6/22 ($14.95 value) however, it also says takes up to two weeks to ship. Anyway, it's on order for tax only, no shipping charge.

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  82. i currently have a tracfone with about 1,000 minutes on it already and i bought this phone, if i transfer my number and minutes to this new phone and if the new phone has a problem and i have to mail it back can i transfer all that information like my number and minutes back to my old phone without losing all those unused minutes?

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  83. Yes you can transfer your number and minutes between phones by calling TracFone.

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  84. how do you change the ring tone to whenever you get calls or text messages to just vibrate

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  85. I believe that you set it to vibrate using the volume rocker on the right side of the phone.

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  86. So you can only use the web in your zip code ???
    Thanks

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  87. No, the Web should anywhere that you are not roaming. So if you have an AT&T SIM the Web should work as long as you have AT&T coverage. If you have an T-Mobile SIM the Web should work as long as you have T-Mobile coverage.

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  88. Right NOW - HSN is running a $99 special, includes TRIPLE minutes for LIFE (must renew card within 12 months of purchase to keep the triple min for life), plus free shipping. Sounds like a good deal...?

    http://electronics.hsn.com/lg-touchscreen-prepaid-2mp-camera-phone-with-1200-minutes_m-10056779_xp.aspx?webp_id=6459804&web_id=6459804&sf=ec&dept=ec0373&cat=ec0374&ocm=EC|ec0373|ec0374&prev=hp!sf!dept!cat&ccm=EC|ec0373|ec0374

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  89. I have a safe link phone, can I take my sim card out and put it in the lg800g .I am a senior and I always wanted a touch screen phone, but can't afford to buy one.

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  90. I'm thinking about buying the LG 800g, but I'm really concerned about the 6/2 post above that says the browser can only be accessed from within your home ZIP code (?!). It boggles my mind that they could tout the internet capabilities of a mobile phone, yet still limit its browsing to an area as small as a single ZIP code. Can anyone confirm this, please? Thanks.

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  91. You can't transfer SIMs between SafeLink and TracFone. But I believe that you can have your SafeLink service transfered to a TracFone. Call SafeLink before buying the phone though to be sure it's possible.

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  92. I do not believe that data only works in your own zipcode. I know that one person posted that a TracFone support rep told him that but I don't believe it. First line support people sometimes make things up to get you off the phone.

    TracFone data has always worked as long as you are connected to the provider (AT&T or T-Mobile) that your SIM is provisioned with. There's no reason it would be any differnt with the 800g.

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  93. I've had no problems getting web access outside my zipcode using the LG800G. I'm in Michigan and Tracfone here is relying on AT&T's Edge (2.5G) cell network. I was baffled at that post, too, so my tests outside my zipcode for web access showed that post was misleading.

    I think web access should be okay for other regions as well. When you buy a phone from Tracfone online and asks you first about your zipcode,Tracfone want to make sure it provides coverage your area, I think regardless if it's voice or data (internet) access.

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  94. Re: today's HSN deal - I have one question HSN has not answered on air, nor has anyone here posted the topic. What I need to knows after that first yr. of svc., how often do you have to add more minutes to keep it active? The prepaid phone I have now requires that I add mins. every 30 days whether I need them or not so I'm thowing money away. I don't use a phone much. Please help. Thanks.

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  95. I'm the original poster who was told by Tracfone that data only worked in my local area. Tracfone support is hit or miss and that rep certainly missed. After two more calls to Trac I finally got everything straightened out by going higher up in their chain of support. I was shipped a phone that had a T-mobile sim. Trac sent me an AT&T sim that I used to activate it. That's when everything went haywire. It still needed some reprogramming to make the phone compatible with the new AT&T sim. And that's what Trac finally did and all is good now.

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  96. there was a text message i received from a friend that i wanted to save so i pressed the key at the bottom left and scrolled down to copy and move then pressed to my folder, i saved it there and today needed to go to that folder and when i went to my stuff it wasn't under my documents or other files, does anyone know where i can find that folder because i've tried every icon and can't seem to know where it is

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  97. Gayle,
    After the first year it costs a minimum of $5.95/month to keep the account active. To get this price you enroll in the Service Protection Plan which adds no minutes up keeps your account open and balance intact for 30 days.

    A better low usage option is to add a $19.99 60 minute card every 90 days. ($6.67/permonth) which gives you 180 minutes on triple minutes for life.

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  98. I made the posting on 6/11 questioning whether the online service would work outside the home ZIP, as another user had posted and later corrected. His second posting sounded more reassuring. I've made a purchase via HSN, so I should have the phone in a week or so. Thanks to the user who goes by Yeswap for his ongoing postings; he sounds like a reliable source of info. I'm glad I found this forum.

    Another question: does it appear that the HSN "triple minutes for life" plan will apply to all renewals, regardless of their time in minutes? I'm mainly concerned whether I can purchase one large card yearly (e.g. 400 (+800) minutes for a one-year renewal). I have no prior experience with TracFone, so I don't know whether they would try to limit the "triple minutes" offer to lower value cards that don't extend for a full year. Their support sounds unpredictable, so I'm unclear on what to expect in the way of overall integrity. Thanks, from Bud in FL.

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  99. I have ordered the LG800G from HSN. Can the phone be unlocked so that it can be used abroad?
    Paul

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  100. In response to Yeswap, I followed your advice and downloaded bolt somehow successfully. It has several versions asked me to try in sequence based on the compatibility. I think it was the 2nd one (sorry, forgot the name-possibly the single version?)I tried downloaded in my phone. I went to youtube immediately and found bolt would run various wizards in order to play clip successfully. After several attempts, it seemed to be the only way I can watch clip is through the download not streamline. Do not why, but its good enough...
    Here is a helpful link about bolt v.s. operahttp://www.bbgeeks.com/comparisons/blackberry-browser-choice-opera-or-bolt-883873/

    leon

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  101. Just received my lg-800g from tracfone. Tried to activate and move my
    current phone number from another tracfone to the new one. Have been
    on the land line trying to get it to work. Finally I was told I would
    have to wait 72 hours before it is activated. Am well pleased with the
    phone, I am fed up with "please wait 3 minute while I up date you. I
    am tired fo being told "I understand" My old phone does not work now and the new one will not be usable for 72 hours. I have logged over
    2.25 hours with these clowns and still have no service. Tracfone tech
    support SUCKS..........

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  102. "Another question: does it appear that the HSN "triple minutes for life" plan will apply to all renewals, regardless of their time in minutes?"

    Yes triple minutes for life applies all refills including the annual one.

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  103. I just bought an LG800g at Target (49.99 less 5%) and upgraded online from my previous Moto W376g to the LG800g w/ Tracfone. I absolutely love the phone and I had no problems with doing the x-fer (from one TF to another keeping the same #). It took less than 30 minutes for the system to complete the transfer. I'm not new to Tracfone and I typically avoid calling CS, though they are not as bad as they used to be. It's about time they offer a couple of decent phones! The display and texting is great on this phone. Despite other comments I can actually see the display in direct sun, however not the best. You get 60 days with the new phone so it not expensive. Which service division you go with depends on you usage. Lighter or lt/med. users will get the best deal (lowest recurring cost) w/ Tracfone. Medium are best w/ Net10 and heavy users might be best w/ StraightTalk however no one in my family has had a ST plan yet. This is a GSM phone. If the area(s) you frequent are best w/ AT&T service make sure the model number label on the pkg has a "P4" as P5 indicates a T-mobile SIM card. I've experienced less coverage in rural areas (N. CA) w/ T-mobile SIM cards. You want to get this right because resolving issues with their CS reps is not easy.
    Tracfone for me is a much less expensive option than going w/ the big 3 and the coverage is basically the same. You don't have to spend a ton of $ for a decent cell phone. The web access is basic but works. I'll have to use that more before I can comment on that part. :D
    If you're thinking you want it, get it.

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  104. Can you transfer music from computer to phone without bluetooth?

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  105. Just activated my phone but every time I get an incoming call, I get a "press and hold to unlock" bar across the bottom. How do I get rid of that? Got that same annoying bar when I set up my voice mail. Thanks

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  106. Just ordered one of these for both my mom and myself... Question about the apps, though - what 'store' are they available from? Apple? Android? Or someplace else?

    Also, is there a way to transfer data (contacts) from our current Tracfones to the new one without having to re-enter everything?

    Thanks to everyone for posting their comments and impressions.

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  107. "Can you transfer music from computer to phone without bluetooth?" Yes you can transfer mp3s from a PC using a cable or memory card reader.

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  108. "...every time I get an incoming call, I get a "press and hold to unlock" bar across the bottom. How do I get rid of that?" AFAIK you can't the screen locks when ever the phone has been idle for a short while. You have to unlock it before you can use it.

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  109. "Question about the apps, though - what 'store' are they available from?"

    The phone runs Java ME apps which are different than iPhone or Android apps. You install apps from web based app stores/download sites using the browser. Some good app stores include wap.GetJar.com, wap.gamejump.com, mobilerated.com/wap/ and mobilestore.opera.com/

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  110. "...is there a way to transfer data (contacts) from our current Tracfones to the new one without having to re-enter everything?"

    If the old phone supports sending contacts using Bluetooth (some but not all TracFones do) the 800g can receive them. If you have a PC or laptop with Bluetooth you can send contacts from Outlook Express or Windows Addressbook.

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  111. What a junk phone! My ancient Nokia 1100 got *far* better receiption. This thing drops calls constantly and eternally insists I have no service, even with multiple bars.

    Texting is expensive with the LG800. My Nokia 110 sent them for 0.3 minutes, and received them for free. The LG800 charges 1.0 minutes for each text *received*, and an additional 0.5 minutes to open each text message. Wow you do burn through minutes with this thing! Sending any text message is 1.8 minutes.

    PC connection via USB has been non-existant. None of my PC's can see this phone, or the memory card. Three different computers, two different cables, phone on or off. Nothing.

    Save your money and skip this phone. I really wish I had.

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  112. Just Ordered my New LG800g, looks good and can't beat the price. I have an Android now. but I can't see paying over 100.00 a month, I Rarley use the web, I will post as soon as I get it Tommorow. and by the way Trac phone has FREE overnite Express untill 6/22/11...

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  113. Are either the LG500 or LG800 hearing aid compatible?

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  114. I tried the Boltbrowser as Yeswap suggested... it loaded and I let the bolt wizard pick, but never could get a video to play... it would load, then say press play... then load again... ect... ect... I never saw a video...I only tried the first option dual at Bolt tho...
    for the person asking about the radar on weather.gov... never could get the radar to show up... the screen came up and the text, but the radar only showed a blank icon... same for trying to see satellite...
    looks like the internet access is a bust as far as doing anything except using the links tracfone provides... I tried bringing up my homepage and it said it was to large to load... lol
    I'm also a little bummed out that the recorder can not save in a format that can be transferred to ringtones, and you can't email pictures to the phone... you get the email, but no attachment... well, that's what happened to me during my test email... it does email pictures and videos(as long as they are short) to others...
    As far as the phone features I'm very happy... love the larger number keyboard and the calls are very clear... love the speaker feature and being able to assign ringtones to contacts... the camera takes great pictures just can't find an easy & cheap way to get them off my phone onto my laptop, my pc doesn't have bluetooth... thank-goodness I got the triple minutes for life... I'll need it just to get those pictures off my phone... lol
    the signal has been great so far... hasn't cut off once... even sent messages in an area that has been know to have a poor signal...
    hope this help out someone...
    even with the internet lackings I do recommend this phone..

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  115. I didn't see any hearing aid specs on the LG800...

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  116. Okay so I got the phone from Walmart on the 6/9/11, sent a text to a friend on 6/10/11 and got a respond aproximately 125 times telling me that the # I sent the text to was invalid and try resending to a valid #. After calling customer service for 6 days now I still get a response from the rep that it is the network, have to wait another 72 hours. One guy pissed me off and continued to say thanks for calling net10 and another lady I wasnt even mad at and tried to "cold transfer" me. If you do not know what a cold transfer is, it is where they transfer you to another department without speaking to the rep, then you have to reverify and go over the situation again. I told the last rep that I just want to go back to my old phone the samsung 401G. They have to send me a new sim card, so hopefully in the meantime the issue is resolved.
    Customer Service Sucks
    About the phone: touch screen so it is cool, haven't really used the internet, currently can't recieve texts, and it is deducting 1.00 minutes when I have to send a text to myself while talking to customer service. It does have QWERTY keypad, the camera stinks according to my opinion, it is slightly difficult/easy to navigate, the ringtones suck, so have to buy from the website, or download by purchasing a memory card. Oh and you have to press and hold the unlock button before you can answer a call. So awesome that it is touch, but everything else is just okay.

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  117. "Are either the LG500 or LG800 hearing aid compatible?"

    I think the 800g is but I'm not sure. The HSN listing page for the 800g says it's "Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M3/T3" but TracFone's page listing HAC phones doesn't include the 500g or the 800g.

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  118. S,
    The built browser can only load made for mobile pages but Bolt or Opera Mini should be able to load pages of any size.

    To get pictures off the phone copy them to the memory card and then use a cable or card reader to copy them to the PC.

    Or get a USB Bluetooth adapter for the PC they are only a couple of dollars now. Here's one on Amazon for $5 shipped

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  119. Having used a T-Mobile pay as you go voice only phone for 4 years. I decided, last month, to join this century. Not wanting to get involved in high monthly bills and contracts with outrageous cancellation fees, a friend suggested I check out Walmart ST. From there I bumped into the LG 800 and this site. After a week of reading the postings and concentrating on the positive comments I ordered the phone through Net 10, no deals except free shipping, as both TF and ST did not offer it in my zip or any others I tried. The phone arrived 3 weeks ago with a T-Mobile SIM and so far I have been very pleased with it. Reception and voice quality has been excellent, camera is decent and video is ok.Thanks to the comments of Yeswap and others, I have been able to do a lot with it. Maybe it's luck, but so far have not had any of the problems that others have reported. Loaded Bolt and have been able to play Utube videos etc. Been able to transfer music and photos from computer via USB, e-mail and text etc.. As of yesterday GetJar and others did not recoginize the LG 800 but will keep checking as they keep adding phones.

    I was also bugged by the “Hold to Unlock” screen. Through dumb luck discovered by pressing the on off button once, releasing it immediately, while that screen is showing it turns it off.

    Bottom line, in my opinion, if you're into social networking on a daily basis and need to stay connected to your business and you think you're going to be able to do on the cheap with this phone IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. If you're a low to medium voice and data user and don't need the bells, whistles and speed of a smart phone but want a neat phone give it a shot. You can return within 30 days if you don't like it.

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  120. Hi, I've had the LG 800g for about 3 weeks, with LOTS of reception trouble, dropped calls, no service, esp. inside (near windows or not, doesn't matter). My husband and I have been Tracfone users for about 5 years, with no reception trouble whatsoever, and he still enjoys great reception with the LG 500g. Earlier this week, after lots of time with customer service, Tracfone decided that the problem was not in fact my LG 800g, but with the SIM card inside it, so they sent me a new SIM card, which I got today, put in, reactivated the phone... and am getting the same crummy reception. I'm going to exchange this LG 800g for another phone, and my question is, should I try another of the same model, or go with the LG 500g? I love the touchscreen, the camera's a bit better than the 500g, and would get another 800g if I thought there was a reasonable chance that the reception would be better than with the current phone. What do you think?

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  121. TracFones can have one of two different "home" networks; AT&T or T-Mobile. Depending on where you are located one usually works better than the other.

    The SIM determines which home network your phone will use. Presumably when TracFone sent you a new SIM they were switching from a T-Mobile SIM to an AT&T one or vice/versa but sometimes mistakes are made.

    Compare the two SIMs, If the first line of the SIM number ends in "SIMT5", it's T-Mobile. For AT&T, the first line will end in "SIMC4". If you have both kinds of SIMs and neither gives you good reception it's definitely the phone.

    Assuming the SIMs are different I'd try a different model like the 500g seeing as your husband's works well. Although if you really like the 800g you could try another one on the chance that you got a defective one.

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  122. Does the double minutes for life mean i can still buy the air time cards from Walmart & the card will be doubled? Thank you.

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  123. Yes, all minutes are doubled regardless of where you buy the card.

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  124. Ever the directions-follower, when the directions that came with the new SIM card said, 'discard old SIM card,' naturally I did!
    The new SIM is T-mobile, and interestingly my husband's 500g has an AT&T SIM card, making me guess that my old card was AT&T as well. I am concluding that it's the phone causing the problem.
    Thanks very much for your input, I will sleep on it and then decide if I like the 800g enough to try another of the same, or if I should give it up and get the 500g.

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  125. im on 2nd lg800 neither one will receive text both junk. not sure if its programing or lg DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE save yourself heartache

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  126. "Oh and you have to press and hold the unlock button before you can answer a call."
    ----------------------------------------

    You can turn off the auto lock feature. Go to Settings>Phone>Auto-Lock

    I've debated on whether I want to turn that off or not. With this touch screen type of phone, I'm not sure its really needed. I don't know.

    You can still answer the phone or hang up even though it shows locked, you don't have to unlock it. But for me its annoying because if you decide to use the speakerphone you have to unlock.

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  127. Got my LG800G tracfone yesterday and can't figure out how to turn speaker phone on got all kinds of icons that i don't want on the front and how do i get them off.,?

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  128. According to the interactive tutorial on the TracFone site

    To turn on the speakerphone:
    1. Once you answer or place a call, press and hold the "Lock" icon to unlock the screen.
    2. To turn speaker on, press the "Speaker" icon. "Speaker On" will display.
    3. To turn it off, press the "Speaker" icon again. "Speaker off" will display.
    4.To return to the main screen press the red END key.
    5.Done!

    To hide a homescreen widget:
    1. Ppress the "Arrow" tab at the lower left hand side of your screen.
    2. Press and slide the desired widget icon the bottom list of menu icons.
    3. To return to the main screen, press the "Arrow" tab at the upper left hand corner of your screen.

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  129. I used Tracfone for some 5 years and upgraded to an LG800. BIG MISTAKE.
    When I upgraded, my international texting capability was removed. Staff was entirely unhelpful in my attempts to restore it. After talking with some 6 people and 2 supervisors, I was told that the use of international text over the past years (and was billed for this use) was a "glitch" and if I attempted to send international texts in the future then my account could be closed. Curiously, the support staff was actually fairly polite at the initial level (international staff) and became increasingly rude as I was passed on to supervisors.

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  130. I have a Straight talk phone and would like to switch to the new lg 800g net10 and use the $50 unlimited. Question is how do I ge the T-mobile sim card if I am buying it from Bestbuy? I know that T-Mobile is great in my area Charlotte NC. As far as the web browser, if I have unlimited, I should not be charged for web browsing right?

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  131. To determine if a shrink wrapped phone has a T-Mobile or AT&T SIM look on the bottom on the package near the bar code for the long version of the model number in small print that starts with NT and ends in either P4 or P5. For the 800g it should be something similar to NTLG800GP4 or NTLG800GP5. If the model number ends in P4 it's AT&T. If it ends in P5 it's T-Mobile.

    Net10 unlimited includes unlimited web browsing so you won't be charged for browsing.

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  132. QUESTION DOES THE LG800G TRACFONE HAVE A WAY TO CHANGE THE FONT SIZE FOR TYPING AND ADDRESS BOOK ETC. I FIND MY OTHER PHONES ARE JUST TO SMALL TO SEE ANY MORE ANYONE THAT HAS INFO ON THIS OR OTHER PHONES PLEASE RESPOND THANKS

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  133. AFAIK there's no way to change the text size on the 800G

    Posting in all caps on the Web is considered SHOUTING and is rude. Please don't do it.

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  134. sorry and thanks for the info didn't mean any thing by the size just easier to see

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  135. You don't have to press the unlock button to answer a call on this phone. Pushing the "send" button on the bottom will answer it.

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  136. How can I transfer my contact list from my older LG420 phone to my new LG800 tracfone? If anyone can help w/this, I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

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  137. I think you are in luck. From what I've read both the 800g and 420g support transferring contacts by Bluetooth. I don't have either phone so I can't verify that it works or the exact steps but the general process should be something like:

    Turn on Bluetooth on the 800G and enable visibility. Something like Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Visibility = On.

    On the 420 turn on Bluetooth and then go into Contacts, press options and look for something like send or share. It may be at the top level (list of all contacts) or you may have to go into each individual contact and send them one by one.

    Lets know if it works.

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  138. to change the font size on the LG800g..
    click settings/settings/display/then font... then click into the box that has the font it's using now... it will cause a list to display... have 4 to choose from... Small, Medium, Large, and Very Large...
    I was very happy to discover this... most phones are very small text...hope this helps

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  139. Hi there! Have had my LG 800G for about a week now. Struggled thru some of the same issues others did...SIM card issues apparently. My reception is a bit better with the new card...andc being able to make a call is a plus too, ha ha.

    My question...can you get an email app for this model?

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  140. Does anyone techno-savvy know how to get the LG800g phone to work with an 8GB or larger microdrive? The phone has potential, but, in my opinion, limited drive space is about the only thing that prevents it from being an incredible deal for a first time smart phone user. I have been using Tracphones for about six years. Because there is no specific information about drive size on the Tracphone website or in the manual that comes with the phone I naively purchased a 16GB drive, when that didn't work I purchased a 8GB drive, which also didn't work. Since I've already spent more on drives than on the phone itself, I would really appreciate it if someone knew of a root access method to increase drive capacity. I really don't want to buy yet another drive.

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  141. 4GB seems to be the max it will take.

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  142. ECV, a Java Email app should work. A couple to try are Gmail and PicoMail.

    Anonymous, I suspect that the 4 GB SD card maximum is an inherent limitation of the hardware or firmware that can't be changed by any sort of simple hack.

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  143. Is there any way to hide the icons on the home screen ~ web browser, camera and prepaid?

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  144. According to the interactive tutorial on the TracFone site:

    To hide a homescreen widget:
    1. Press the "Arrow" tab at the lower left hand side of your screen.
    2. Press and slide the desired widget icon the bottom list of menu icons.
    3. To return to the main screen, press the "Arrow" tab at the upper left hand corner of your screen.

    You can't hide the "Prepaid" widget however.

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  145. Maybe I'll buy it. The LG 900G seems faster though...

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  146. Will this phone run websites that run Silverlight?

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  147. No. I don't think any phone can.

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  148. Just found these posts & will be back later to read thoroughly. I'm a looooogtime tracfoner. Not cheap...very frugal & Looooove electronics, computers, phones, etc; but, goodness...living life, too!

    Meaning...I don't like complications and haven't found my LG800G to be one.

    I got my LG800G 3 weeks ago...LOVE IT!

    PLB

    ...press send for incoming calls...no unlock necessary...

    Back later to see what y'all are posting & maybe get into more detail with my features, see others problems and see if I can opine...

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  149. Just got my LG 800 from HSN with Triple minutes for life of phone. got the free 1200 minutes with
    1 year to use. How much is texting to send and receive per minute, and how much per minute in calls?

    Thanks for the help?

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  150. http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/straighttalk/searchresults.seam?deviceId=718&locale=en_US&search

    Most everything about the is covered here :)

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  151. "How much is texting to send and receive per minute, and how much per minute in calls?"

    TracFone minutes get cheaper the more you buy. You have to refill every 90 days after the HSN year deal runs out so you can't just always buy the biggest refill card.
    Refills come in the following values (before/after triple minutes)

    60/180 minutes 19.99 (11 cents/minute)
    120/360 minutes 29.99 (8.3 cents/minute)
    200/600 minutes 39.99 (6.7 cents/minute)
    450/1350 minutes 79.99 (6 cents/minute)

    Text's cost half a minute (sent or received)

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  152. I was just about to buy the LG800 but now it isn't offeren on tracfone site under my zip cod. It was there for over 2 months though! Anyone know how i can get it, if i still can?

    Is there an LG900g available / i saw this a few times while reviewing reviews lol?

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  153. If looks like the 800g is currently out of stock in all TracFone markets. You'll have to wait or try local retailers like Target.

    The 900g is Net10 only and isn't available on TracFone.

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  154. I ordered one for the touchscreen,Im a older lady and all I need it for is just making calls,no texting are web use. so will this one work for me even if it didnt have my zip code when I ordered it.

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  155. The antenna is awful. I had a crappy, ancient Net10 flip phone that got better signal receptions than this thing. I now have to leave the house to get a signal, to check messages or call out. I also notice that I sometimes have to "reboot" the phone to use it - though that is probably due to the disconnection from the network (antenna again). In contrast, I do NOT seem to be getting disconnected in mid call, but I DO occasionally have people cutting in/out. No signal problems AT ALL in cities or along highways!
    One really big "like" for this thing is that the screen is TOUGH! It really is a beer mug amongst wine glasses. The protective outer layer scratches easily, but the screen itself is amazing. WELL worth the $50 I paid for it (+600 min.). Excellent phone other than the antenna.

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  156. That's hard to say. Did you order it from TracFone? If did and you used a zipcode for a TracFone AT&T market it will work provided their is AT&T service where you activate it.

    Same goes if you ordered using a TracFone T-Mobile market zipcode. As long as you activate and use it in an area with T-Mobile service it should work.

    If you ordered the phone from Walmart, Radio Shack, etc. it will probably have an AT&T SIM and will work if AT&T serves your area.

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  157. Somebody Help!!!!
    How can I move my contacts from my LG420G to my LG800G without re-entering all 231 contacts? I tried removing the sim card from the 420 and placing it in the 800. It did not recognize the card. Also, how can I move my text messages and my pictures? Thanks...

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  158. Try using Bluetooth.

    Turn on Bluetooth on the 800G and enable visibility. Something like Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Visibility = On.

    On the 420 turn on Bluetooth and then go into Contacts, press options and look for something like send or share. It may be at the top level (list of all contacts) or you may have to go into each individual contact and send them one by one.

    Lets know if it works.

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  159. How do I turn speakerphone on/off on the LG800? Thanks.

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  160. According to the interactive tutorial on the TracFone site

    To turn on the speakerphone:
    1. Once you answer or place a call, press and hold the "Lock" icon to unlock the screen.
    2. To turn speaker on, press the "Speaker" icon. "Speaker On" will display.
    3. To turn it off, press the "Speaker" icon again. "Speaker off" will display.
    4.To return to the main screen press the red END key.
    5.Done!

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  161. Regarding sending contact list from LG420 to LG800--had I saved/sent my contact list via bluetooth to my computer before I transferred my service & minutes to the LG800, this method probably would have worked. My lesson learned--I plan to save my contact list via bluetooth to my computer from the LG800 after I have completed all my updates. After all minutes/service has been removed from a tracfone, sending/receiving does not seem possible.

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  162. Yeswap:
    "You have to refill every 90 days after the HSN year deal runs out so you can't just always buy the biggest refill card."
    Does this mean I can't buy a one-year service card with the 400 minutes and use it with my HSN Tracfone LG800g triple minutes phone? That's what I was planning on doing, but haven't seen anything about having to refill every 90 days. Thanks for great tips and advice on this forum!

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  163. Yes, the cards with one year validity will still give you one year of service on a triple minutes for life phone. The minutes are tripled too so the $99.99 one year card will give you 1200 minutes.

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  164. I got one on HSN but missed the $99 sale and had to pay about $150 with S/H. It has TRIPLE minutes for life with a 1 YEAR expiration on the original 1200 minutes that came with it. I ported my number from T-Mobile and now it's working fine.

    I just can't get receiving a text message with a picture to work. The text come through fine but no picture.

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  165. im getting this!!! i love llamas

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  166. Purchased my LG 800g on Amazon.com. $49.99 less online discount =$10 plus double minutes for life. TF confirmed that I will be receiving automatically my double minutes in the future. Also, they transferred my phone number from an old TF with the old remaining minutes to my new LG 800g. Activation took about one hour. I will be taking baby steps with this new technology.

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  167. Having trouble adding Contacts to LG800 - it is trying to autofill with different letters - how do I turn that off?

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  168. What can I say about this phone. I read lots of reviews and it's a mixed bag. There is lots of high expectations for this phone and for some it is great and others it's a big disappointment. As for me, I took the phone for what it is: Very affordable! With that in mind, you cannot compare this phone to an iPhone or some other smart phone. It is a compact neat looking phone. The touch screen is not the most sensitive because it does not use the same technology that an iPhone does. It used a different technology that requires the screen to make physical contact to close a circuit. Keep this in mind when you touch the screen, and you should be fine. Also, there are accessories you can get like Bluetooth dongles, cables, and skins that work perfectly. I picked up a silicone skin and a set of earbuds from http://fatorder.com and they were really good priced. Tip: Search for fatorder.com promo codes and you can save even more!
    Overall, this phone is pretty dam good for the price and after you get to know it and be patient.

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  169. Just finished up hour number 3+ with Tracfone attempting to get my phone to work at my house. Yes, it's an amazing phone and will do lots of things. The only thing it won't do is allow me to make or receive phone calls or text messages at my home of work. Tracfone service is horrible, I have not spoken with one person that was able to speak English yet and connection is always bad. As I said 3 hours, (so far) and it still will not work. I would recommend staying away from Tracfone especially if you live in a rural area.

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  170. To get prompt professional support from TracFone call the Miami based TracFone Executive Resolutions Department at 1-800-876-5753 Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern time.

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  171. Does it cost more minutes to use the internet on the LG 800G? And does it cost minutes every five minutes or so you've used the internet? In other words, does this phone cost more to use than the other tracfones? If someone understands these questions than can you please answer this because I cannot get this phone unless I know every last detail about it!, and that includes how much it cost to use the internet.... One more thing... Will it work in Yamhill, Oregon because my other phone was a tracfone and it worked fine, But I need to know if this one will:)
    Thank you,
    Sincerely Anonimous

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  172. Internet on the 800G costs the same as other TracFones, 1/2 a unit per minute.

    Yamhill, OR is in TracFone's GSM5AT coverage area which means that it has both AT&T and T-Mobile service so any 800G should work there.

    The LG is currently out of stock everywhere online so you may have trouble finding one.

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  173. Thank you all for your comments. They helped me make my purchase of my first touch screen phone.
    I am rather pleased with the LG800G, for the past two weeks that I have had it. All my features work well in rural northern Indiana.
    My only issue was getting my phone number and voicemail to work. I was with Tracfone for about 2 hours total, which they resolved the issue. They were pleasant and spoke understandably, once I slowed them down a bit.=-) Small price to pay for the features I am receiving.
    I am going to purchase a 4G card, and a bluetooth adaptor for my desktop, today, thanks to what I have read here.
    Thank you Yeswap for your attentions to the other posters, to help me make my decision.

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  174. Thank you for your service... Does walmart carry this product in stores?

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  175. What does 1/2 unit per minute mean?

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  176. "Does walmart carry this product in stores?"
    Maybe, WalMart carries TracFone in most stores. My nearest Walmart is 40 miles away so I don't shop there. You need to call your WalMart ask.

    "What does 1/2 unit per minute mean?"
    TracFone measures prepaid credit in units. 1 unit = 1 minute of voice calling, 2 minutes of Web or 3 texts.

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  177. My phone, this phone, will not allow me to change the wallpaper on the home or lock screen. It will not even let me use the ones pre booted on to the phone. It says Memory Full when I try to change it. I tried deleting things to see if it would work, but it doesn't please help!

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  178. How do I get photos off my internal memory to my computer or memory card? Love the phone

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  179. Broan, You can move photos to the card using the folder app on the phone's main screen.

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  180. Anonymous, remove the battery for a minute or two. Replace the battery and try to change the wallpaper.

    If that doesn't fix it. You can check to see how much free memory you have by clicking the Menu icon (four dots) on the homescreen and choosing Settings > Phone > Memory Info > Internal Used Memory.

    If there really is amble free memory and you still can't change to one of the pre-installed wallpapers I suspect the phone is defective.

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  181. How do I get the unlock code for my SIM card? I have a LG800G phone, and my PC won't recognize it with USB cable.

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  182. The unlock PIN should be on the papers that came with the phone.
    For a PC to see the phone there has to be a memory card in the phone

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  183. I ordered LG800G directly from Tracefone on 6/17/11 for $49.99, free overnight shipping, and a promotional free 60 minute card. I did have to enter a zip code to the nearest large city to get it. I checked yesterday after reading the comment that there are none available anywhere and it looks like Tracefone isn't offering this phone for sale right now.

    Love the phone- my first touch screen.

    I have been a long term Tracefone customer and have never had any problems with reception at my home even living in a very rural town. I do live right down the road from a cell phone tower so I think that helps.

    If you have no problems, Tracefone is a great way to go. Their customer service stinks. I too have had many hours on the phone with customer service because they didn't resolve my problem the first time. Most times it is to someone who can barely speak English and you can't hear them. With this new phone, I tried to transfer my number and minutes from the old phone. When I called, the person told me I had to have a new SIM card for my new phone and they would send it. Waited 2 weeks- never received it. Called Tracfone. Was told didn't need a new SIM card but nothing was ever done- no call, no text. Spent over an hour on the phone to get minutes transferred and to add the 60 minute card. I told them the their "Customer Service" stinks and they need to hire people that know what to do.

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  184. does the lg800g show who an incoming text is from? Exactly what info is displayed when an incoming text arrives? Thanks!

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  185. It just shows that you have a text. You have to open the text to see wh0 it's from.

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  186. on the bottom of the screen there is a "widget" bar when i touch it it comes up with a photo gallery with blank photos.how do i get the widget bar back. the arrow was blue for the widgets but now its orange in color. driving me nuts
    thanks for any help

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  187. I HAVE THE PHONE IT IS FRIGIN AWSOME.... I HAD IT FOR LIKE ALMOST A MONTH AND IT IS STILL IN GOOD CONDITION EXCEPT FOR THE SCREEN.. (GET SCREEN COVER)

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  188. Do they even sell this phone anymore

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  189. It's not on the TracFone site currently but is available from HSN and possibly local stores.

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  190. I'm considering upgrading from my tracfone lg376g to either the lg800 or getting the moto ex124g; from what i've read so far, it looks like the better option is the lg800 - one question i have is can i get facebook on it?

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  191. You can use the Facebook mobile site with the built in browser or Opera Mini.

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  192. I am away from my home state visiting in Ohio and I keep getting a data restricted message when I try to send a text with a picture attached. I am near Zanesville right now. I was west of Columbus on Monday and was able to send a pic with my text. What is the difference? It's really annoying to get that message as I'm trying to send pics back to my husband who's still at home. I thought I would have free reign with this phone to send texts and access the web so I'm really disappointed with it in that respect.

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  193. Most likely you were roaming. Data (and picture messaging which uses data) generally don't work when roaming away from the network your SIM card is locked to.

    TracFone uses mostly T-Mobile SIM cards although in some areas it ships phones with AT&T SIMs.

    Both AT&T and T-Mobile have good coverage in Zanesville proper but coverage disapears as you move away from the city especially to the North.

    You can check the coverage using the carrier's coverage maps:
    T-Mobile
    AT&T

    To determine if you have an AT&T or T-Mobile SIM: if the first line of the SIM number ends in "SIMT5", it's T-Mobile. For AT&T, the first line will end in "SIMC4".

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  194. everytime my phone goes into roaming in my local area i can't get on the web

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  195. I recently got this phone when I decided to try Tracfone, because I am tired of paying so much out each month to ATT. I like the phone, it is lightweight, and seems to get good reception, and the price is right for what you get. I haven't had a touch screen phone before, so this is kinda nice. The biggest problems for me is that the phone doesn't have a handsfree speaker and it doesn't stay charged very long.

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  196. Thanks for your comment. Actually, the 800G does have a speaker phone. To turn it on:
    1. Once you answer or place a call, press and hold the "Lock" icon to unlock the screen.
    2. To turn speaker on, press the "Speaker" icon. "Speaker On" will display.
    3. To turn it off, press the "Speaker" icon again. "Speaker off" will display.
    4.To return to the main screen press the red END key.
    5.Done!

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  197. I just purchased this LG 800g phone. Thank you Yeswap for telling me in the previous question how to tell if you are connected to ATT or TMobile. I have my sim card for ATT in the phone I received. I had a prepaid phone from ATT and it was a nightmare everywhere I used it. I went to TMobile prepaid for the last eleven years and it has been great. This tracfone was a better value than Tmobile. Is there any way I can get a sim card for Tmobile for my prepaid tracfone (Model LG800 g)I also read on other sites that this LG 800g was horrible at texting (Walmart web site) Would it be any different if I had a TMobile sim card? I purchased this Phone from HSN back in June and have not activated it. Can you tell me what you know about the LG500g prepaid Tracfones? I was thinking of purchasing one for my husband. (LG500g) Is one LG 800g better than another (LG500g) Thanks for all you do to answer our questions. Your a true blessing.

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  198. TracFone will send you a T-Mobile SIM card if you call them and say that you you are having reception issues with the AT&T SIM and that you've had much better reception with T-Mobile. It's a good idea to turn your TracFone off and call on a landline as they sometimes will call your phone and if it rings say that's good enough. You can generally get better and more prompt customer service by calling the US based "TracFone Executive Resolutions Dept." at 1-800-876-5753 Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

    As for the LG 800g SMS issue. Yes there is one with some but by no means all 800g's. There are two issues actually. Some of the defective phones are unable to receive texts at all and some receive the same text over and over again. TracFone is aware of the issue and will replace the defective phones, often with the more expensive Motorola ex124g. Many 800g users do not have the texting problem and like the phone a lot.

    The 500g is a QWERTY phone rather than a touchscreen. The only real complaint I've heard about it is that it's too easy to hit the browser button by accident and get charged half a unit for data usage. Whether it's better than the 800g really depends on your preferences. I personally prefer the QWERTY but I think I'm in the minority. The 800g is a more expensive phone with a larger, higher resolution screen, better camera and a built in PDF and MS Office document viewer.

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