Not a great phone. Not Verizon but Altell. Problems
27 March 2010
Summary: After receiving the phone, I tried to activate with Verizon online. It gave me an error message. I tried *228 and got an error message telling me to contact Verizon. I called and spent 4 hours on the phone trying to get it activated. It was an Altell phone, not Verizon. 3 people refused to activate it. The fourth, an elevated tech support person, force activated it, and sent paperwork to Verizon to change this model from Altell to Verizon. I was pleased.
Summary: I have had one of these phones for many years. Once mine died I had to have another. The features and design work best for me. This phone I recently bought has issues. The Bluetooth feature does not fully work with EVERYTHING Bluetooth. There is an issue with reception on the original extendable antenna. I had to replace it at my own cost because I could get no signal even right next to the tower.
Summary: My LG was on its death bed!! Time to buy a new one. I put a few hours of research into this one. It's published talk time and idle time were just about the highest I have seen. The reception was bragged about, even in Consumers Reports. Alas this phone has been nothing but a disappointment to me. The battery went dead every 18 hours or so. The talk time was about 3 hours at best. What did I do? I bought a new extended life battery (1400mah) and back for the sick beast.