Summary: Very easy and seamless to activate with Verizon. She has been using this for over a year and has not had any issues. This is her second time having this same phone so we knew she liked it. The keyboard inside is helpful for her with texting.
Summary: This phone is really light and so small that it is unbelievable how great it works. My husband, who is not "smart phone" adaptable can actually navigate this phone with no problems. He likes the slide key board.
Summary: I miss my LG Octane! I left it in the pocket of my pants when I did the laundry. Since, I had to have a phone right away, I bought a Samsung u380 Brightside. The Octane nor any full keyboard flip phone was sold anymore at the store I shop at. The Octane was so easy to use and very rugged(except for it is not waterproof :-( ). I don't like smartphones cuz I can't type on the things; I fat finger them or have to repeatly touch the same 'key' to input.
Summary: This is my husband's 2nd Octane. He just needs a phone to call and text, and take an occasional photo. He's had his first one for 3 years, and it still works fine, except the camera lense got scratched, and some of the letters wore off, but that's to be expected. He was very happy to replace his phone with the same model, so he didn't have to learn to use a whole new phone. They're sturdy, not too big or small, and nice looking.
Summary: Original was stolen...one of very few models of cell phones that does not require a data pkg. to operate. A lot of us (consumers) out there do not want or require data on our phones, I believe it is also a safer and more economical model for our young users.