Summary: This refurbished phone works great for me, with a touch screen and QWERTY keypad for texting. It came packaged like new, with battery, phone back, charger and phone all separately wrapped in the box and the serial number and brochure on how to activate.
Summary: I bought this phone online for 2 reasons. First, had I bought through TracFone, it would have cost more and, second, they would have sent a GSM model. I needed a CDMI, which works on US Cellular towers where I travel In rural Missouri because only phones working on US Cellular get a signal. This one works. The slide-out keyboard is handy.
Summary: I purchased a new LG-505C from the Tracfone website. It arrived two days later via FedEx. I don't text very often, and I call even less, so I rarely use a cell phone. But when I do, I expect it to work. I bought this Verizon-network CDMA slider phone to replace a Samsung Gravity T-669 slider that I used on T-Mobile's GSM network--which just didn't provide adequate coverage for my needs.
Summary: Unbelievable phone for the money. Very responsive touch screen. Removable Micro SDCard a big plus. Bluetooth pairs with my car audio instantly. Couldn't be better. Ended up buying a second one just to have as a spare!
Summary: This is the best phone I have ever owned, and for the price, the least I have ever paid for a phone. It was easy to activate and migrate my number to and is crystal clear when making a phone call. It isn't a smart phone but then I didn't want one. I simply wanted a good phone for making and receiving calls and texts and it does both quite well. Also, though I didn't order them, to my surprise there were 4 different colored protective cases in the box as well!!
Summary: This is my daughters college phone. She loves the texting pad. She said she appears to get the same reception as all the other students with their phones. There are places where their phones do and don't come in. The charge is not all that great. She leaves it on all day and charges it daily but I think it could go maybe 3 days without charging. She hasn't had the chance to risk the testing not charging it so she just keeps in charged.
Summary: i picked up this phone here. one thing i would advise to new users of tracfone is that it is MUCH easier to activate your phone via the tracfone website as opposed to trying to activate over the phone. if you need to activate over the phone use a friends phone to call tracfone, as what you will be required to do is enter a large amount of numbers(80+?) into the LG 505C through the code entry mode(tap the prepaid icon(coins) to get to this menu).