Not really useful - but was easy to find:
Is there an inherent problem with connecting to public wifi hot spots with the 840G, like Starbucks, etc? I know I saw a post on this, but I could not find it and I remember it being somewhat ambiguous.
So, are LG840G users experiencing a problem and is there a solution or work around?? I ordered one up and this would be a problem for me so I thought I would ask before I unbox it, etc.
If there is already an expanded thread or discussion please post a link, thanks.
Last edited by pfoneguy; 03-25-2013 at 12:14 PM.
Most of the hotspots I come across are either password-protected or have poor signal strength.
Are you saying you have a problem connecting with the 840G?
The only issue I had when my parents lg840 compared to my iphone was being able to render the pages to authenticate yourself onto some networks they just keep wifi off now.
The problem I've sometimes had is with accessing the start page. Especially at DFW airport. The Tracfone browser can't render the page and for some reason Opera won't even begin to display the web page.
Happened to me once too. How have you solved it (if solved?).
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So it appears no one uses the feature out side of their home wifi? 20 or 30 replies to gel skins for this phone, but crickets here, just sayin'.
My Moto w370 works fine but lacks even a basic camera, my LG420G turns out to be a piece of crap in that you can't even use the alarm functions, neither is even remotely friendly to basic browsing and I have a pig in poke on the way.
I think the worst thing about TF is that they offer no support for their phones in the way of firmware or software updates, they roll out a product and to heck with any updates to solve even basic pattern problems found in use! Frustrating to say the least!
I received my 840G and it is a lot smaller than I thought it was so I don't think using the virtual qwerty is going to be easy enough for me to use even in the landscape mode. That and with the limited browsing capabilities and supported apps, the alpha-numeric keyboard for search boxes and this apparent unresolved connection issue, wish I would have received more feedback. So I am just going to send it back, I would hate to unbox it and find out that I am not happy with it,
What I am going to do is try Page Plus with an HTC "dinc" that way I have a somewhat larger touch screen qwerty and through all functions, no apparent problems with public WiFi connections(none with our VM HTC EVO V 3G), capable browsing and available apps not tied to java where you have to change a line of code to get them to work, an 8 MP camera with flash and auto focus and through my research, pretty competitive with TF costs. Best way is to try it and see.
Still have my trusty W370 and my not so trusty 420G.
I don't suppose TracFone will ever update this phone.
Don't hold your breath for a reply to your query or for TF to update this phone or any of their phones.
I have UCBrouser and Opera mini on as well, but that didn't help.
Well, good for TracFone, I received a message from them on this forum inviting me to submit a problem report about this issue. I'll let you know what they say.