Summary: This phone is pretty much typical of LG phones. It works great for the first few months, and then it stops working properly. It doesn't receive texts in order, freezes when I try and text, sometimes closes out completely, randomly calls people when it's supposed to be locked in my pocket, and constantly gives me warnings about my memory, even though I barely have anything on the phone, as well as a micro chip inserted.
"Crappola in a pretty box with SOME things that work ok"
14 September 2012
Pros: 1. Reacts quickly enough, 2. Bright screen, 3. REALLY loud speakerphone if wanted, 4. Buttons on the body, unlike that stupid iPhone design with just the one Home button.
Cons: 1. Speakerphone is TOOOOOOOOO loud even at the lowest setting. 2. LG replaces what you type with capital letters when typing a URL. 3. That stupid smile icon next to the period gets pressed all the time. 4. Backlighting goes OFF
"this phone is an ok phone but i wouldnt reccomend it"
18 November 2011
Pros: good for a basic smartphone. the 25 dollars a month is not that bad.
Cons: the phone has horrible battery life.The phone also freezes up a lot.Dont really count on good coverage especially if you live in the western part of the United states.Horrible phone for gaming because graphics are terible and slow
Summary: I really like the Optimus phone. Perfect size, weight, price. What I dont like is after a week, it was freezing so often I had to exchange it. Second phone started freezing after two days. Still trying to decide if I want to try a third. From other reviews, you either get a good one or you dont. Hopefully, third time is the charm.
Pros: The Virgin Plans, the camera, the apps, mp3 player
Cons: Their phones are behind technologically. The App world is not a new concept, Palm has been using Apps on their Treo's for quite some time. Not until, Palm created this phone have I experienced so many problems with having to erase Apps to free up memory
"BOYCOTT VIRGIN MOBILE IMMEDIATLEY BECAUSE IT'S A GIMICK"
3 June 2011
Pros: THE DESIGN OF THE PHONE IS GREAT, THE FUNCTIONALITY (WHEN THE DATA CONNECTION IS WORKING). TONS OF APPS, EXCELLENT MAPS/NAVIGATION (WHEN THE DATA CONNECTION IS WORKING). VERY USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE.
Cons: WHERE DO I START. WHEN I FIRST PURCHASED THE PHONE I WAS UNABLE TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES FOR A WEEK! AFTER THAT ISSUE WAS MYSTERIOUSLY RESOLVED I STARTED HAVING "DATA CONNECTION" ISSUES. I WOULD GO 2-3 DAYS SOMETIMES WITHOUT A DATA CONNECTION. THAT MEANT
"Was a great phone at first, then it just became lacking"
26 May 2011
Pros: Slim, access to Android Apps, has a good camera, and Google.
Cons: Battery life was awful, had a horrible lag when it came to receiving texts, froze and shut off all of the time for no reason, would make some apps that were downloaded not appear, would never load my pictures, would barely send picture messages.
"Was a great starter I thought, then the problems began"
15 March 2011
Pros: Bright screen, fast response
Cons: SD card "damaged" half the time, have to restart, lately won't go into sleep mode even when I change the screen time, service is junk my data hasn't allowed me internet in 17 days (they are working on it), changed my number (you can do that daily) and pho