"So far so good"on by jebswebs
Pros Lightweight, easy to read screen and keyboard. Good signal strength. Supposed to have excellent battery-life.
Cons The covers for USB/charging port and headphone jack are plastic and I think will probably eventually break off. We'll see
Summary This is for a VZW pre-paid plan (Freeup) which I've had 7-8 years. I've only had the phone for a few hours, but am pleased with its function thus far. The OS is the standard VZW interface very similar to the Motorola phone I'm replacing. Sound quality seems good. It fits the bill of what I was looking for - cheap phone: good signal/sound quality.
Pros Light weight, large buttons, and good battery life
Cons Does not actually support the Hands free Bluetooth capability advertised, will not reliably connect via Bluetooth, extremely poor customer service
Summary My wife and I got this phone in November 2011 as part of a Verizon upgrade. We have two cars with Bluetooth capability and one home system. This is a basic feature phone that advertises that it supports the Hands free Bluetooth profile. A key aspect of this profile is that you can operate automated phone system through the cell phone when connected to Bluetooth handset or interface. For example, when you call a number on your car Bluetooth connection and reach an automated system when you must "press one to reach sales" you can do that by pressing that number on the car interface. This phone will not do that! It has taken me six months to get LG to admit that this feature is not realized correctly.
Since I have several Bluetooth systems, the phone should disconnect from one and connect to another when moving between them (distances and power circumstances must be compatible, of course). This phone will not do that reliably. Occasionally it will also require complete reprogramming of the Bluetooth pairing with some of these failures.
I have tried three different versions of this phone on four different Bluetooth systems and none of them support automated phone systems. Worst of all, not only will LG not help me resolve this, Verizon will not either. Since I missed the 30-day window to return these phones, Verizon tells me I must wait until my new two-year contract expires before I am eligible for a different phone.
Do not get this phone under any circumstances if you expect to use it for Bluetooth features!
Pros Almost everything
Cons It doesn't have a Micro SD Card slot
Pros Large keyboard numbers. EZ to navigate thru screens.
Cons Buttons on sides get in the way when holding to talk.
Summary Very good entry phone if you just want talk and nothing fancy.
Pros Phone works, that's about it. It also has a bunch of extras I don't need.
Cons Terrible sound quality. Also keep getting Daily Scoop messages on phone. I've been down three times and got different answer every time and still get messages. Also $30 activation fee but salesperson doesn't tell you. The fee is hidden in contract.