"GREAT SPEAKER/ VOICE COMMANDS AND DESIGN"4.5 starson by nutmuffin
Pros: LOUD SPEAKER, VOICE COMMANDS,LIGHTED KEYPAD,TEXT MSSGING
Cons: no camera,. better wallpaper and ringtone choices
Summary: I was entitled to a new phone for 100.00 under Verizons "new every 2" plan.
I could have put that 100. towards the newest LGVX8000 ,the VCAST phone, but,it didnt have the features most important to me and the VCAST network wasnt availablie in my area yet,so why give up whats important to me, If I cant even use the VCAST ? !
Instead I bought the LGVX4500 about 1 month ago. The reason I chose this phone, is because my requirements were :loud speaker phone and voice commands, lighted dial and easy to use.
(I wasnt looking for a camera phone, but I noted this in the "Cons", for those who would find that important.)
This phone has everything I was looking for. I have a job which requires me to work till 11pm sometimes, and when Im about to leave I call home to say Im on my way. The dial pad lights up a beautiful bright blue, no trouble finding the keys in the dark.
I put the phone in "driving mode" so that I can make and receive calls on voice command. I clip the phone to my sun visor, and Im ready to go. An automated voice tells you when you have a call coming in even when the phone is closed!, just flip it open , and start talking . When its in driving mode I flip it open and the phone says "please say a command" . I speak the name of the person I want to call and it confirms and says "calling".I love this, lets face it, thats cool.
I also like the rounded design, I find it easy to handle. It fits into my pocket or handbag quite easily.
My only minor complaint is that it could have better wallpaper and ringtone choices built in. but; I can download more of those
from the Verizon "Get it Now" website.
I have already downloaded British Invasion ringtones. So now when my phone rings it plays "Hello,Goodbye" by the Beatles !
I think the battery life is just fine.
I leave it on for about 8hrs per day or longer.I take it to work with me carry and it in my pocket, and sometimes I forget to shut it off when I come home, but it doesnt go down to 1 bar of battery till after about 3-4 days. It charges back up quickly, with no problem .
Im discovering new applications for it every day from the Get It Now site.
For anyone who needs a loud large speaker, voice commands and lighted keypad, this phone is for you !