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August 16, 2008

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tim reed

Here's my story.I bought the net-10 verison from k-mart.I tried to save a picture to the phonebook id I used the phone memory to do this.Everytime i pushed the save key a message would pop up,write error and the picture would'nt save.

Keith Tyndall

Hmmmm. It sounds like maybe you got a phone with a bad memory card? You should be able to take it back to exchange it.

Maggie

so is the phone 79$ or 49$ and can u put itunes music on u phone from ur computer?

Keith

The TracFone LG600, which includes DMFL is currently $79. A DMFL card by itself is currently $49, but you don't have to buy one because it's already built in to the phone.

To be honest, I've never tried to play itunes music on the phone. I know that the phone won't play .mp3 files, so the format of the files may be an issue. The LG600 ringtone files are in .amr format.

Of course, a quick and dirty way of getting any audio you want on to the phone is to simply use the record feature while playing the audio over speakers. It's maybe not the best quality, but it works.

Laura

Hi-
Thanks for the review, it really helped a lot. I was just curious though as to how many inbox/outbox text messages the phone can hold.
Thanks

Keith Tyndall

Hmmm, I can't find any documentation that says how many text messages the phone can hold. I'll do some testing soon and post the results here.

Mike

This review does not make it clear whether pictures taken with the phone can or can't
be transfered via blutooth to a computer.

Keith Tyndall

I can see now how the review is not quite clear, but yes you can copy pictures from the phone to the computer via bluetooth.

Mike H

Is there a way to extend battery life? I thing I saw the 4 days on standby but that was with bluetooth turned on and power save on night only. I just turned off bluetooth and set power save to always to see if it helps. Any experience on this?

Daniel

Extremely useful review, I ran across this when I was considering buying an LG 600g from Tracfone, and found it quite informative. In case you are curious, I've decided to go ahead and buy one, mainly since it's the only decent camera phone available in my area.

Robyn P

I bought the LG 600G from Net10. When I tried to access the browser or send pics in a MMS message, I get a "Call restrictions-36" message. I called tech support, they had me enter in codes and said it take 24hrs. to take effect. 24hrs later, nothing. Called again, then they told me the LG wouldn't be able to do these things while roaming, even though my old Motorola V176 did. Have you been able to access the browser or send MMS while roaming??

Keith

To be honest, I've never tried to use the TracFone LG600 outside of my local area. It's probably worth your time to call TracFone's Executive Resolutions department just to make sure the customer service rep you talked to had his/her facts straight. I have some info on how to contact Executive Resolutions on the page at the following link:
www.fone-review.com/tracfone_support.html

Keith

In regards to the comment by Mike H about battery life, I THOUGHT I had bluetooth turned off on the LG600 when I did my battery life test, but now I'm wondering if I really did. So I've double checked that bluetooth is truly off and the power save is on, and I'm going to see how long the battery life holds out this time. I'll post the results back here in a few days.

Mike Horrocks

Has anyone found an extended battery for the LG600g? I can not even find a standard replacement battery. My wife used to have a Sanyo 200 but never regularly charged her phone and often got caught with a discharged battery. I was able to get her an extended battery and it significantly improved the time between charges in standby.

Robyn P

Well, got back to my "home area" and the LG 600 does, in fact, only access the web browser or send/receive pic messages when inside your calling area. Very disappointing. Love the phone, but it'll be sent back. If I can't use all the features all the time, what's the point?

Mike Horrocks

I tried transferring my contacts this weekend from my Sprint SCP 8400 via bluetooth to my yet to activiated LG 600g. It transferred about 20% of them and then stopped and would not accept any more. I even deleted a couple and tried to add one and still no go. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

james kish

this is my second one [i own two] it dose all that i want it to do...very happy...

bil

I, also, tried to save a picture to my phone book as a phone ID. Same message "write error". I was able to save 1 but then got the message. I would think it would hold more?!? Nice phone, tho. Hopefully it will save me money in the long run compared to AT&T.

Cathy

Does the LG600G have a sim card?

Keith Tyndall

Cathy, yes the LG600g does have a sim card.

Dan

I really appreciate your review!!I currently use the V170 and my wife has the 375g. I was very disappointed with the way her new phone has a very slow response time for the buttons. The V170 is much faster when I press the keys. How does the lg600 compare?

Mike W

I keep getting telemarketer calls in my voicemail which wastes my minutes when I check them and there doesn't seem to be a way to delete them. Is there a way to delete the voicemail messages?

Greta H

Stumbled upon your Blog today and have enjoyed your excellent input! It is much appreciated, and it is a keeper! thanks for all your effort. Are you by any chance working for Tracfone? my hubby uses the 376G and for his limited use (my regular, which I use for my business,is an old SunCom/T-mobile account) the tracfone is sufficient. It works well everywhere. I also would like to know how to delete the messages about "deals" from Tracfone/Motorola so not to be wasting minutes?
Greta H

Keith Tyndall

Mike W,
Unfortunately, I don't really use voicemail, so I can't give first-hand experience. I don't give my number out to many people, and I can tell from the missed call notification if someone tried to call me. I would suggest googling a term like tracfone delete voicemail messages and see what comes up. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Greta H,
Thank you for the kind words! I don't work for TracFone, but this site does bring in a litte money from the ads and stuff. You can go to www.trysbi.com to learn more about how to make a little extra money by creating a website like this. If you want to stop receiving calls from TracFone, you should be able to call their customer service and have them take you off their phone list.

Pam

My lg600 let me save photos as picture id then about 2 wks later I would get the message - write error - when trying to save to phone numbers.Returned that phone got another,same thing with the write error.I called tracfone after an 1 hr of the customer service rep having me try everything with this phone,she tells me they will work on it and in 24 hrs it will work, if not call back.Well I had to call back, after another hour of trying the same stuff as the night before she tells me the phone does not have that option,of course I blew up,wasting 2 nights in a row. Anyhow I asked to talk to her supervisor and gave him an earful,he is sending me another phone and I will send this one back.He guarantees me this one will work, probably just to shut me up. I hope it works.Has anyone who has this problem had it solved?? If so HOW??? Thanks

Eldon

thanks for you efforts you may wish to check out "mobile Converter"

http://www.miksoft.net/mobileAMRconverter.htm

Natalie

WOW! Great review! I just got this phone for Christmas and was experimenting with ringtones too, and tried putting an mp3 file on as my ringtone...when I was unsuccessful I browsed websites seeing if others were having the same problem. I did manage to find some nice websites that offered small midi files with the same songs that can be downloaded to the phone and used. Thanks so much!

Laura
Laura

do you need a Bluetooth capable PC to download photos from this camera? I'm considering the LG 600g, or LG 225 or Moto W376g...read reviews, but which do you prefer and why?

Joe

We purchased 2 of the LG 600 models from Tracfone and although they do allow bluetooth pairing to move some files to and from the computer,and it pairs with our TomTom Go920 for no hands calling -- almost everything else is unacceptable.

They really don't have much in the way of customizing and we can no longer send text messages to email addresses - oh it will take your money but the messages get lost forever. We can't even reply to text messages sent to the phone from email addresses, or even use services such as Google for weather updates- although they do send a message back to informing you the service is not authorized with your current plan. Naturally, they charge you for everything, even when the message is sent to the bit bucket. On the one LG600, we can not ever connect with the web browser. Basic voice calls break up a lot, the T-Mobile service in our area apparently is very poor. Although these are the nicest Tracfones we have owned, they are by far the poorest performing Tracfones we have purchased so far.

It's ironic, the best performing Tracfones we ever owned were the old basic Nokia that are no longer available, they worked everywhere and had free incoming text messaging.

We are considering going way back to something like the refurbished Motorola flip phone V170, they at least the service worked pretty good. We did not like the Motorola C261 but even that service worked better than the service with the LG 600g.

We have been using Tracfone for many years and accumulated more minutes than we need and so far have had no problems transferring the minutes and time to newly purchased phones. overall we really do like Tracfone, just not the service with these newly purchased LG600 series Tracfones.

Donna

So of the 2 that you reviewed since price does not really matter which is the better phone. As best as I can tell the LG does not have a radio, but you have used it on your computer. It does have a flashlight though. And... Does anything really make it better or easier to use than the Moto ? I can't exactly tell TPhone is including some type of accessory pack, but maybe it is not the universal available seperatly. Do I need the universal still to get a wireless headset which is a biggie for me I think I would really enjoy that ?

Donna

O'kay I should have said I'm moving up from a 170 so I'm confused as to all of this new stuff.

Loukia

Just purchased the LG 600 tracfone. I, too, am having a problem saving a picture with a contact. When I create the contact, the picture seems seccurely loaded - until I try to save the contact. I keep getting the "write error". Did you (the member with similar problem) get this problem resolved?

Larry Lazar

Has anyone yet found out how to send our LG600G pictures to our computers? I can't find a data card that talks about pictures. My PC is not blue tooth. I read that someone figured out how to send pictures to email address. I am not lazy, but I just cn't find out this stuff. Any ideas? Larry hyi@comcast.ne

Gary

If you sign up for the DO NOT Call list, this will do away with a lot of telemarketing

Pam

Loukia about the write error I got a new phone but I havent tried it yet,try calling the Tracfone Corporate Office 1800-876-5753,I think they will be more helpful than the customer support #

Loukia

Pam, Thank you for the corporate number. I tried customer support..they insisted (3 different reps) that the lg600 did not have the feature to attach a picture to a contact name. Well, I'll be! If my brother didn't have the same phone, I probably would believe them, and just let it go at that! But my brother's lg600 not only had my picture attached to my name in his phonebook (not on sim card), but when I call him, he flips open his phone and sees my picture! We are older folk with outdated glasses - so you can imagine how we love this identification visual! Anyway, I finally exchanged my phone at Target - they were great - no problem with the exchange. I am pleased to tell you that I can attach pictures to phone contacts with no problem - and when that person calls me, their picture comes up on the inside screen. Although this lg600 is very "cheap", for extreme budgets like mine, I am grateful. Tracfone service is truly second rate - but their online program is well done for switching phones, etc. Good luck with your new phone.

Pam

Loukia, Just be sure in a few weeks it still has picture id.I had 2 different phones that would work for a few weeks then it would start the write error. Customer service tried the same with me....that it didnt have that feature,I got tired of arguing,but I wanted what I paid for. That is why if it happens again I will call the corporate number.Sooo,thanks and Good luck with your phone also!!!

v700jd

I went on ebay and got a few spare batteries.

What I ordered were the LGIP-CE110.

It is the same size and dimensions as the original 431-A battery.

Both are Lithium Ion 3.7 volt.

The 431A is rated at 800 mAh, the CE110 is rated at 900 mAh.

It lasts a little longer, charges the same (My charger has an IC chip to prevent overcharging).

Away from home, with a poor signal you use more of the battery than when you have a clear signal from the tower.

I have gotten a week between charges, with moderate use.

Loukia

Pam, I hope the picture id keeps working - yikes! I'll keep posting here if I have problems. For Larry, buy a USB bluetooth component - it costs $25-$35 and works great. You can then send pics to your PC and vice versa. Question for members in the know - my lg600 only allows me to bluetooth ONE contact at a time between the phone memory and my PC! I have sooo many contacts to migrate! I want to use the phone memory because it allows the format of: name, cell#, home#, email, group, email, pic, memo, etc. The sim memory only allows name and phone#. Is there a software/data cable that can be used to get into the LG phone memory? Can I construct a contact format for the phone - fill in my contacts (with other info) - then send it to the phone all at once? If there are any "techies" here who know this stuff, I would appreciate any info. LS, MA.

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