Summary: I bought this phone from U.S. Cellular before they stopped selling it (an upgrade from the LG Rumor I had before). It was easy to use and had it figured out the day I bought it. I loved this phone and had it for an extremely long time. I had all my custom ring tones (received through Bluetooth or picture messaging), all my pictures.
Summary: I've had the LG Banter for over 2 years now and still love it. It's so simple to use and does everything I need it to. I decided to post a review because I disagree with a previous reviewer. Another buyer wrote that you HAVE to BUY ringtones for this phone unless you want to use the default tones. This is not true. Not only can you record voice/sound and set that as a ringtone, you can save the audio of any sound media that comes through text message.
Do buy it if you expect it to last more than one year.
1 August 2011
Summary: I loved this phone for the year I had it. One night I put it on the charger, and the next morning it was flashing. I took it in for service. Long story short, they sent it off to be fixed thinking it was a software issue. The phone came back unrepairable. They said it was a total system failure. US Cellular would not honor the warranty which had expired the week before the phone died. Now I am stuck purchasing a new phone!!!
Summary: PRO: It's a good phone. Lot of room for contacts. Can download stuff. CON: Calendar function very poor, or at least its limitations are not stated anywhere or by any sales rep's. It has many good features, but they only work sporadically. For example, a day with 22 calendar items, the phone only rings 3. That's right, it misses 19/22. I had my original handset factory reset (wiped clean) twice, and replaced on insurance once.
Summary: You don't have to buy ring tones. I have two LG UX265 Banters. They take a 2 gig chip and my computer reads them as a mass storage device. I can copy, clip, cut and paste ANY sound I want to use as a ring tone or an alarm sound for free. Don't let that stop you from buying this phone.