Excerpt: If talking, and texting, without dropping calls is most important to you (as I'm a trucker). And you wouldn't mind a camera, then this is a good phone to purchase. Yes, the phone has other features; bluetooth, nice sound, web browser, and all the usuals - but to be quite honest, these are the usuals.
Previous to this phone, I had the samsung t101. A very very basic phone, for doing the basics.
Excerpt: Ok so a friend got this to replace her t101g
First of all I believe this is tracfones first slider. It is pretty solid. Now this model looks a little different or it might not be but I think that hers has music controls on the front, everything else is the same.
The phone is easy to navigate, and isn't at that bad of a price. I say you should go get it.
Excerpt: Granted, this is my first cellphone. And I'm easily entertained. Regardless, I think this is truly a wonderful phone, and the top-of-the-line CMDA phone at Tracfone.
This phone has a 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom, brightness adjustment, night mode, self-timer, and some fun effects. Photos are not great quality, but adequate.
Excerpt: straight talk version = lg290c
bluetooth locked down
no contact sync (have spend 3 hours trying to hack/workaround with bluesoleil, broadcom, windows mobile center, service codes, etc.)
no native gmail support have to navigate to the web page
I assume this will mean no tethering either
lame. I read the phone scoop specs and bought.
Excerpt: This LG 290C cell phone w/ pre-paid Tracfone service does the basics.
The "manual" thatcomes with it is terrible so it is difficult to learn how to do anything on this phone.
ALL the information I found was online.
So far I cannot download photos to a PC or anything else.
All it lets me do is send photos to another phone number - so I will use minutes to send a photo- I have NO need to send a photo to anyone elses phone.
Summary: Upon not being able to find a bar style from from sprint, I immediately turned to the next closest thing, the slider. Although i didn't look for many features in a phone, this phone comes with a lot of neat features that I find myself using more and more. It is an incredibly phone for any type of use, and with a little bit larger buttons it is easy to handle.