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TracFone's LG 800G Touchscreen Phone Now Comes With Triple Minutes For Life

TracFone just made a good phone even better. The popular LG 800G, TracFone's first touch screen phone, is now being sold on TracFone.com as a Triple Minutes for Life (TMFL) phone.

TMFL is exactly what it sounds like, with every top up you get three times as many minutes as the card's face value.  So a $19.99, 60 minute card gives you 180 minutes on TMFL phones like the 800g.

The TMFL 800G sells for the same $49.99 as it did when it was a double minutes for life (DMFL) phone. That makes it TracFone's least expensive TMLF phone. The other TMFL models are the $59.99 LG 404G QWERTY slider and the $79.99 Motorola EX124G.

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  1. That picture is a LG500 not an LG800

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    1. its an LG800G i have one and it looks like that. I could prove it too you

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    2. Settle down. He wrote that in October 2011, right before it was fixed.

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    3. this is in fact an LG 800G i know i have this phone the lg 500g looks nothing like this it kind looks like a blackberry so i think you need to get your facts straight before posting...just saying

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  2. Like a lot of people, I'm trying to decide between this phone and the EX124G. The cheaper price of the 800G is attractive, but if the EX124G is the better performer than I'd go with that. The worst thing I'm worried about is reception. I've heard LG phones tend to be the worst at reception. My old Motorola w376g receives great everywhere I go, even indoors. If the Motorola EX124G has the same reception quality, I'd rather choose that one. Any advice?

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  3. Most people who have used both prefer the 800G. I don't think there's much if any difference in reception between the two.

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  4. Well I went with the 800G, and I like the phone so far. However, just as I feared, the signal strength isn't as high. My w376g would always receive with 4 or 5 bars indoors, while the LG is three bars at most, sometimes falling to two bars or even one. I read that the sim card is different in the LG than the Motorola. If I call Tracfone and request another sim card, would that maybe help my reception?

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  5. The two different SIMs are for AT&T and T-Mobile. The w376g and the 800G could both have either one. You can tell which network a SIM is for by a code printed on the SIM: TFSIMC4 or TF64SIMC4 is AT&T, TFSIMT5 is T-Mobile.

    If you have an AT&T SIM in the W376g and a T-Mobile SIM in the 800G or vice/versa call the TracFone Executive Resolutions Dept. at 1-800-876-5753 Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST. Executive Resolutions Dept.and tell them your new phone has bad reception and that the other carrier works better in your area. They should send you a replacement SIM.

    Also the number of bars displayed is not a very good indication of reception quality. What matters is the ability to send and receive calls and the clarity of calls.

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  6. I checked the SIM cards and, sure enough, the one in the Motorola is a AT&T and the one in the LG is a T-Mobile. I haven't tried calling anyone yet, but the phones sometimes says "No Service" with a very weak signal, and then it may go up and down from there. So I definetly will call that number and get a AT&T SIM card. Thanks for the info!

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  7. My Hushand likes the looks of the LG800 but likes the time displayed large. In the picture the time is very little. Any way to make it larger?

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    1. Hi
      Its been a while since your post but I had the same concern - anyway what I did was drag the dual time to the main screen from the bottom thing that comes up when you tap the arrow on the bottom left above the phone. you can scroll through and drag things on and off your main screen - anyway, then I set my city as both times. When u tap it it gets bigger
      Pete

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  8. I don't think there's any way to change tine size of the clock.

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  9. I have the LG800G Trac Fone Phone, and want to install a navigational app., but which one is the best?

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  10. There's no GPS in the 800G so a true navigation app is impossible. For mapping and directions betweeen two points thta you specify, Google Maps works well.

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  11. Thanks, I did do that now I just have to try to figure that out.Any suggestions ? I am alittle elctronically challenged.

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    1. Enable the keypad to navigate it by clicking the games/amp icon. Then hit the Box with lines in it hit show keypad and it should help.

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  12. is this phone good?

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    1. Its okay but you WILL butt dial its a pressure sensitive screen so beware

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    2. this lg800g is very bed phone, i get last week the lg800g, but it didn't work so i taket back to the place.

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  13. We need Verizon where we live. Will the 800G work?? Thanks

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  14. No, the 800g is not compatible with Verizon.

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  15. is it better to buy the 800G tracfone phone online or in the stores because they are the same price but it says its triple minutes online and double minutes at the store?? and if we buy it at the store it being double minutes is it possible to make it triple minutes or its impossible??? thanks!

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  16. I need an Android compatible Net10 phone so I can use Squareup a card reading app. Will this phone work for that?

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    1. So I'm guesssin no pandora either.

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    2. Correct, Pandora only works on Android, iPhone/iPad and BlackBerry phones.

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    3. okay there are these phones
      http://www.net10.com/phone_details.jsp?model=UCMTST_009402
      http://www.net10.com/phone_details.jsp?model=UCMTST_009464
      http://www.net10.com/phone_details.jsp?model=UCMTST_009400
      all are provided by net10. But with Net 10 you don't have to have a net 10 phone just buy a android phone and order a net 10 card to go in it.

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  17. The LG 800G is not an Android phone. The LG Optimus Net and the LG Optimus Q are NET10's Android phones

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  18. Hi, I am trying to figure out if the LG800G's headphone port, will work with a headset & microphone?

    my LG800G does not let the microphone work on any headset, and i have not heard anyone anywhere mention this? so maybe mine is defective. so checking.

    thanks for any feedback on that in advance

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    1. if it is built into the headset it should work. Personally i would recommend some headphones with a mic build in. Make sure it works with something like an Ipod but not the kind with the play/next/previous buttons cause they won't work.

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  19. I would like to buy the LG800G but have looked at coverage area on the website and this phone isn't on there....how do I know it will work in my area??

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  20. See How to Tell Which Network (AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon) a TracFone, NET10 or Straight Talk Phone Uses for information on the different networks TracFone uses and how to find out if a phone will work in your area

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  21. Hello, just received the tmfl LG800 today. It's not activated yet since I'm trying to use up the minutes on my older verizon phone and I want to use my current phone number from that phone on my new LG. So anyway, I put in a sandisk 4 GB sdhc card and still get the icon with the red X. It's formatted FAT32 and it's brand new. I tried a card out of my old phone, a 1 GB that fit and I still had the icon with the red X. Is it possible that the phone has to be activated for the red X to disappear or am I maybe looking at a bad phone? Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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  22. Well, to answer my own question above about the red X....after fooling around taking pictures, saving and deleting, the red X disappeared. So I guess it's all good. Info on the card comes up in settings/external memory now too. Thanks.

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  23. Last week bought the 800G and activated it. I still had a couple hundred minutes on my old 376. When it activated, it tripled all the minutes I had on the 376, which was a double minute phone. Kinda wish now I would have bought more minutes for the 376 before activating the 800G.

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  24. We purchased LG800G from tracphone with triple minutes. Currently having issues with socket not found or not available message and now network unavailable when trying to open a picture/text message. Also some failed call errors when all bars are showing on the phone. Has anyone else had issues?

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    1. Try taking the battery out for a minute or too to reset the phone (you won't lose any settings or pictures or contacts, etc. doing this). If you are still having problems with picture messages after the battery pull, you may be roaming. Data and picture messaging don't work when roaming.

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  25. Where's the voice recorder?

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    1. depending on the theme you have it will look like a tape recorder.

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  26. Is anyone using google maps on this phone? If so how did you get it installed and working?

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    1. Google maps will work on the phone but the LG800G is not gps enabled so gps tracking will not work, but you can locate addresses or seach for poi's

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    2. Go to google with the web browser click on the apps then hit google maps

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  27. what is the largest capacity sandisk card you can put in a lg800g from tracfone?

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    1. 4 GB is the maximum SD card size that the LG 800G can read.t

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    2. thanx...thats what i got!

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  28. Has anyone tried to pair a Blue tootH to the LG800? Mine will activate the blue tooth, but not pair with it, what is wrong ?

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  29. I have AT & T as service but I'd like a new phone & am not eligible for an upgrade unless I pay thru the nose, can I take the sim card from my current phone & use it with the LG800G? I've been reading the reviews & the features on the LG800G seems to be a better phone that what I have currently - any ideas as to whether it'll work? Thanx much!

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    1. No your AT&T SIM card will not work in the LG 880G or any other TracFone. Tracfones are locked to the SIM they come with.

      You can use AT&T GoPhone prepaid phones with your current SIM. The Pantech P7040P Link and the Samsung a187 are GoPhones that are similar to the LG *00G.

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  30. i have a lg800g trac phone and im trying to use a 16gb micro sd card. i put it in and all i get is an X over the card on my phone. i tried using it in my scandisk adapter and putting it on my computer, but my computer wont even bring it up. I put it in my JAZZ dvx40 video recorder and it say no disk. What i am wondering is what is the highest scandisk i can get for my phone and it still work right. Also is my scandisk defective?

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    1. 4 GB is the maximum size SD the LG 800G supports.

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  31. Can i buy this phone and use it for tmobile with a tmobile sim ?

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    1. No, it's locked to the SIM that comes with it and will only work on Tracfone.

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  32. Does anyone know if TracFone lg800 can be sync in to a Kia Sorrento 2012

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  33. What is the picture quality like on the LG 800G? At what distance does it take good pictures. My current LG 600G phone takes grainy pictures.

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    1. The LG 800g camera is 2 MP vs 0.3 MP for the 600g so it will give you less grainy pictures. It's definitely a better camera.

      Like the 600g, it's a fixed focus camera so you need to be at least 2.5 feet from your subject for pictures to be in focus.

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  34. Thanks for the info. That helps me to choose this phone for my next replacement.

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  35. this is an awesome website

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  36. Can I connect my LG500G phone to my comupter to look at pictures that are on the phone camera?

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    1. Yes but you need to copy the pictures to the memory card first:

      On the phone's Home screen, press the Blue "dice" icon
      Swipe to the next screen
      Tap My Stuff
      Tap Pictures
      Press the icon in the lower left and select Move
      Tap the pictures you want to move and tap Move
      Tap the Memory Card tab

      To have all photos saved to the card in the future:

      Open the camera app and tap the screen to display the camera controls
      Tap the Settings (gear) icon
      Scroll down to and tap "Storage" so it says "External memory"
      Tap the Images folder

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  37. does anyone know how to block a particular phone number from texting or calling an lg800g phone, i want to reject a caller from sending me txts and calls ive gone thru the settings and thought i had it cut off but am still getting calls and txts, need specific instructions on how to set up thanks in advance

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    1. I don't know any way to block text messages but you can tell the 800g to reject calls from certain numbers. Here's how:

      1. Add the numbers you want reject to you contacts. Give them names like z1, z2, z3, etc so they are at the end of the contacts so they are easy to find for the next step and don't clutter up your contacts too much.

      2. Assign the unwanted numbers to a Contact Group you don't use like Colleagues or School

      3. Go to Settings > Call > Common Settings > Call Reject. Choose
      "Reject List", then "Groups" then "Reject Group1", and select the category you assigned the unwanted callers to.


      4.Enable "Reject" in the Call Reject menu and "Save" your changes.

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  38. Is the lg800 compatible with the square app? If it is not, what tracfones are compatible with the square app?

    Thank you

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  39. Will the LG800G work with the Torque 2 APP. Through a Bluetooth OBD@ adapter?

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    1. No way, Torque 2 is for Android phones only. The LG 800G is a basic non-smartphone that runs mobile Java apps only.

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