Summary: I buy my minutes every 3 + months. I pay an average of $11 to $16 a month for this phone. I use it carefully and sparingly. If I'm close to land line and I get a call, I call them right back from the other phone. For those of you who know HOW TO USE YOUR MONEY AND RESOURCES, THIS IS THE PHONE FOR YOU. This phone even allows you to see a part of a text message before you open it and get charged 1/3rd of a minute for it.
Summary: Bought this for my daughter because it was designed to her liking. Mp3 player was a biggie. The phone works great, very durable and volume gets pretty loud. The Tracfone aspect of this phone was the problem. It took them sending 2 replacement phones and 3 replacement SIM cards to get it working. The LG500 is a nice phone but I'll never use Tracfone for service again.
Summary: Lost my phone and this really put me back in business. Keyboard is small but even with my poor vision I can use it quite easily. Still have much to learn on the features but am so very happy with my purchase that I bought another identical phone for my husband. Nice little phone with good reception. Most cell phones don't even pick up calls at my home but this one does.