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- jomarie17Aug 27, 2011by
This phone does everything short of flying a plane. It is a fantastic!!!
I have been with Tracfone for years and decided to upgrade my basic phone to one that had web browsing capabilities. There were a few that caught my eye but I kept coming back to the LG500G for a couple of reasons.<br><br>First, I liked the fact that it also housed an MP3 player and that it took a 4gb micro SD card. I also liked the fact that it had a 1.3 megapixel camera. Finally, I loved the look. I went to a local store to see it in person and found this to be the phone I wanted.<br><br>I ordered the phone directly from the Tracfone website. They were advertising a special price of $29.99 for the phone and accessory kit with double minutes for life. You just can't beat that, so I ordered it.<br><br>It was shipped within three days of ordering. I am not much on reading directions so I basically took the phone out of the box and began charging it. While it was charging which only took about two hours, I activated the phone online through the Tracfone website which took about 5 minutes. I was impressed.<br><br>Once the phone was charged I went through the settings and customized the sounds and display on the phone. I then uploaded my mp3's to the micro SD card I purchased and then inserted the card in the phone and voila! I had an mp3 player as well as a phone. I then decided to test the camera. Went to my favorite gardens and got photos of flowers, landscape and murals. I was surprised at the quality of photos. I was also able to send them directly to my Facebook account through the phone.<br><br>The phone has web capabilities with many applications that you can download. However for me, I don't use the browser that often but I like to know it's there in case I have problems with my computer and need to get online. That is also another reason I upgraded and bought this phone.<br><br>I've always been slow when texting but with this Qwerty keyboard, I am gaining speed and love it. I can text photos to friends and family. There is also video capabilities of which I have not yet tried but will soon. Another good aspect is there is no charge to minutes when playing your mp3's which is great because I'm listening to them all the time.<br><br>Another thing I really like about this phone is the fact that you can lock the keyboard. I like having the phone on during the day so it's handy to be able to lock it so the browser isn't activated when in your pocket or purse.<br><br>There are also a couple of games on the phone though I don't use that. Another great thing about the phone is you can buy your minutes right over the phone when you sign up for that service through the Tracfone website. Oh, did I mention double minutes for life? If you buy for example 200 minutes, you automatically get 400. I signed up for their plan which will automatically get me 400 minutes each month.<br><br>I've only had the phone for a couple of weeks and love it! I've been able to use my mp3 files as ringtones and customize the wallpaper with my own photos.<br><br>This phone also has Bluetooth capabilites. I basically use my old headphones and they work great. You can set the volume for the phone and sounds for it as you see fit. You can also customize the setting to how long you want the screen and keyboard lit up or if you want to save power you can do that as well.<br><br>I have been all over the city with it and the service is perfect. I have yet to have a dropped call even on an underground train station. The service was clear.<br><br>All in all I love this phone - everything about it is fantastic!!!Read full review
- newyork725Oct 24, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
Perfect replacement for my other phone! I cracked the screen on it......
- robertceckerjr2...May 4, 2015by
Excellent product at great price.
Product is exactly as described. Perfect for people interested in a cell phone and not a handheld computer/entertainment center. Battery lasts very long times and one of the easiest phones to use. Love the QWERTY keyboard.
- swhitehe11Aug 23, 2014by
GOOD PHONE FOR THE MONEY. I LIKE A PHONE NOT A COMPUTER MEANING ITS EASY TO USE EASY TO TEXT. NICE DESIGN. I AM 60 LIKE THING SIMPLE.
- brianm1877Oct 10, 2011by
Awesome Product ! Great value for the money !
An excellent phone for the money-phone has a decent camera accesses the internet relatively quickly and sends and receives pictures and texts very well. A much better phone than I was ever hoping it would be. Upgraded from an earlier Tracfone and the company FEDEXed me a new SIM card free of charge and the phone was activated within one minute. A very positive experience purchasing this phone. The one quibble about the phone is the location of the browser key-I've wasted several units of time on the phone by pressing it by mistake-but that is a small complaint for such a great phone.