Summary: I purchased this phone for my 10yr old daughter to be able to contact us. It is a very plain and simple phone, which is what I was looking for. Perfect for her. It also has an FM radio built in, which she likes. I purchased a USA 4g SIM card from Telestial. It is a pay as you go SIM, $.09/min incoming and outgoing, no connection fee. Texts are $.09/each , send and receive. Be careful when you buy these SIMs, some have connection fees. Good battery life.
Summary: We purchased this phone for a trip to Jamaica. We needed to be able to communicate with the US while we were gone. We have quite a few old cell phones laying around and after wasting time trying to find out how to unlock them, to no avail, we decided to gamble with this one. It paid off.
Summary: Things I liked: The phone works; I was able to send texts and make calls with an AT&T sim card in it. The sound isn't fantastic but is loud and clear enough. Some features it has are 2 sim card slots, an LED flashlight on the top, an FM radio, and an alarm clock. I like that entering symbols into text messages is easier than on my old samsung phone, which is done here by pressing star then selecting it from a menu.
Summary: I was a little surprised to find out they still made basic touch pad phones. I solely purchased this phone for my father because he was having a hard time with a smart phone so I figured this would be a lot more easier. I would have given this item 5 stars but there was one area that I thought was lacking and that is there is no volume rocker on the side of the phone.
Summary: Surprisingly nice! As others have noted, it's a crapshoot as to what exactly you get in the box. These phones were not intended for sale in the U.S. I got relatively lucky. Mine came with a fairly well-written, although brief, manual, written in French, Portuguese, and English (whew!). However, the included charger was one intended for use in Southern Europe and Africa (two tubes for prongs).
I like it but it but allow a few hours for initial set up.
10 August 2014
Summary: It's not quite as it appears in the photo, identification of sim 1 and sim 2 is not as clear as shown in the example given. Also a few more set up instructions would have been helpful. But after three days I finally cracked it with the help of my global sim provider. When entering a new contact the global sim requires *11* before the number and # at the end of the number (except for texts). That means 2 entries for some contacts.
Summary: Works as advertised. Bought one SIM on-line for Germany and one for Switzerland at the Orange sale site at the Kloten airport. Just remember it's bare bones but then my other cell phones are bare bones Tracfones.
Summary: This was my backup phone for holding my second sim. I only get some text and hardly call. But its worth every bit for that purpose. I charged it about 12 days back and still nothing is reduced in the indicator(i use it rarely only - so stand by is really good). few cheap phoens like these i ahve see with radio problems but calls or texts are delivered immediately without delay in al my tesitng. i am quite happy with the purchase.
Maybe I just got a bad phone. Don't know yet because the phone is ...
Gary S., Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: Maybe I just got a bad phone. Don't know yet because the phone is not back US so I'm waiting to call Amazon I expect they will blame it on the SIM chip the SIM chip provider is blaming it on the phone.BOTTOM LINE if you want a phone that may or may not work comes programmed in the Portuguese language with no English manual, unless you go to LG Australia and download the manual for a different model number, you may want to consider an alternative item.This phone does work...