Finally, for $90 direct from Tracfone.
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I ordered it just now. Missed the 3 pm cutoff for next day delivery (boo hoo) so will have to wait until Friday.
I went through bigcrumbs. 21% off, but it links to offers.tracfone.com, not the regular Shop Phones page. I linked within tracfone to the regular page and got to the LG 505C. We'll see if the 21% applies to the regular phones or just to the ones they are clearancing on offers.net10.com.
With the 21% it comes to about $79 including sales tax and shipping (free). BigCrumbs now pays directly to a Mastercard prepaid debit card. No more going through PayPal. Never used the card before. We'll see how well that payment method works.
Will report back.
I also just ordered one. I was going to wait, but I've waited over 6 months for the phone to drop, so i'm not waiting any longer.
Nice. Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to reviews from you guys. I'm not a fan of resistive screens so I'm sticking to my R455c which I really like. So nice to see some choices on the CDMA side of things!
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Hello, and thank you for letting us know about the LG 505C. I am one of those who has been waiting with high hopes for this phone. But now that it is finally here, Annepani mentioned the Samsung S390G. So of course, I had to research it, and now I am torn. Hopefully someone here can help me decide. I apologize for the questions, I have not previously owned a Tracfone.
*Does the 505C have a 3.5mm headphone jack? The S390G user manual specifically points it out, but the 505C does not.
*Do either of these phones have GPS enabled? Or can they be through downloading an app/program?
*And speaking of downloading, can either of these phones download photos directly to a laptop through their USB port? Or is the SD card the only way to do that?
*What are the screen sizes of these phones?
*Newbie question, with the S390G, one can surf the internet without time/URL limitations via Wi-Fi? But if Wi-Fi is not available, one must use their minutes to connect via Tracfone, and have their URL access restricted by the Tracfone portal?
*Last question (assuming the S390G is soon available), which would you purchase and why?
Thanks in advance!
Hi springoflife. I get the LG 505c tomorrow and then I can answer your questions about headset jack and so on.
Novice to smart phones here. I currently use (since 2009) a regular cell phone with browser access, however it is rudimentary and extremely expensive to use so I don't use it. I can look at a webpage and read my Email, but I can't send out or input anything.
1. Is the Tracfone LG 505C a smart phone? [I've found some indication via Google search that it is not.]
2. If yes, does it use 3G or 4G (novice here)?
3. For this phone, does Tracfone charge by minutes for browser use? Are they the same minutes as talk minutes or does it just take more talk minutes to use the browser?
4. What is the difference between SMS texts and sending texts other ways, um, like by Email or others ...(?)
Possibly dumb questions I know, but this is where I'm at.
The LG 505c is not a smartphone. It is referred to as a "feature phone." Tracfone does not have any smartphones.
Questions 3 and 4 are not specific to the LG 505c. They are the same for all of Tracfone. You are really just asking how does Tracfone charge for minutes used.
I like a good QWERTY slider but at $89 (even factoring in TMFL say $30) too much for this phone. IMHO.
Even though it is two years behind and more expensive than many prepaid androids currently available, it is the best that Tracfone offers right now so I'm opting for it. And when the S390g with WiFi is released, I will try that too.
With Tracfone, it is a matter of clawing your way into the present, rung by rung.