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114 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
It arrived in the mail in 5 days. $89.00 with the the $45 card was a real bargain for a Verizon tower CDMA phone that is close to a Galaxy 2 in features except this LG has Android 4.0
I bought the refurbished phone and card which was a great deal. The phone is excellent works like my former android only small differences. Coverage is decent which I was really surprised about! The plan is perfect and so cheap it cut my retailers bill by 75%!! Do it you will like it!!
I've always wanted to say that, but in this case it's true! I bought the refurbished LG Optimus Showtime because I wanted to stay with Straighttalk and NEEDED to stay with Verizon as it's the only service that works where I live. I'd been looking at the Samsung S III, but it is only carried by Sprint and ATT. Then I found the Showtime and for $99 I got a fabulous phone with the perfect features AND a $45 card to boot! I also bought a 32GB Micro SD card and unlike my last two phones, I have plenty of storage space! I have more apps on this phone in only a couple of days than I had on all of my previous phones all together and they all work perfectly.
The phone arrived a day later than it was scheduled to but that was FedEx's fault. And probably because of all the apps, the battery wears down awfully fast, but again, that's probably because of all the apps I have loaded onto the phone. I just wish there was a button for "Exceeds expectations."
Love this phone! Front and rear camera. Rear flash. You can turn on talk to text in settings. Screen shot by holding volume down and power button. Face recognition option as phone lock. Qwerty touch pad option. Verizon service for half the price! Easy to use. I dont know why i had not switched to straight talk sooner!
Thia phone arrived in new condition and worked out of the box. The folks at Straight Talk were very helpful in transfering old number to new phone. What a great deal. In effect I got a $200 phone for $44 and a 2 year warranty for another $12. Grab one if you can!
Love the phone and love the free prepaid card. Great deal. Downloaded Bejeweled Blitz, Candy Crush Saga, from the Google App Store. They both work great and you can connect with Facebook so you can play with your friends. Great features on the camera, You will not be disappointed. Takes good picture even has a focus you can set it up just like you want it. One camera in front and one in the back of phone. If you are a internet person like I am you will love the features on this phone. I have Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and all on this. The battery has to be charged more if you play the games a lot but no problem. I can't say enough good things about this phone. I love it!! I got the refurbished phone but it was in excellent like new condition. Everything was packaged so well you would never know the difference. It even had a 4 G micro card with it. So I save my games on it instead of taking up my phone space. Thanks Wal-mart for a great buy and Straight talk for the wonderful service you provide!!
I have now had this phone for about one year and absolutely love it. I previously had 4 different iPhones over the course of about 4 years. I thought I loved the iPhone until I got this LG Showtime phone. The iPhone constantly has to be updated and seems to repeatedly develop quirks that slow it down or prevent newer or updated apps from working. This LG Showtime phone just keeps working with no problems and I have not had to update the operating system for any reason. It runs on the Verizon network using Straight Talk and the reception is excellent. The speed on the internet is much faster than I ever had with the iPhone. I just recently purchased a second one of these phones as it was available reconditioned including a $45 service card for only $99. It was such a great deal and I like the phone so much that I bought the second one just to have a backup in case something happens to the one I am using. I don't want to take a chance on finding another phone I like as well.
This is an awesome deal. i would encourage instead of spending some much on monthly bills.
it overall great phone!
Purchased the refurbished Showtime. Great price with the unlimited card. The battery would not charge properly after repeated attempts, so I returned it. Bought online, returned to the store. No problem getting a refund on the phone, unlimited card, and the 2-year extended warranty. I bought the Showtime to replace a ST Samsung Proclaim, which works fine, but the Showtime has a larger screen. I've since purchased another refurbished Showtime and extended warranty that I am waiting to be delivered. Fingers crossed.
I LOVE THIS PHONE !!!!!!!!
Good cellphone and service !!!
This is one of the best smart phones that I have ever owned. I am very much pleased with my phone and I would reccommend this one to any and everyone. I wish I had more hands so I could give this four thumbs up!!
The phone arrived in short time and looked great, like new, out of the box. I could have loved this phone, but the swype to answer function would not work correctly. It would take from 5 to 8 swypes to answer the phone, and many times the caller had hung up before I could answer. I think there may have been issues with the touch screen that had not been corrected after it had been refurbished, as this is a refurbished phone. I have had Straight Talk on another ZTE phone for over a year, and I love their unlimited service. It is great. Like I said, I think I would have loved this phone if it worked. For now I went back to the ZTE Merit. Wal Mart customer service was great and took the phone back with no problems.
Haven't had this phone long, so can only give a comment based on owning about less than a week. But so far, it is FABULOUS! I had a ZTE Merit... hardly any memory and could only load a few apps before it was full. This one is amazing and fast. I like the larger screen as it makes it easier to read and type. Service is through Verizon and in my area, it has the best coverage; ZTE Merit used AT&T and not sure if it had to do with AT&T or the phone itself, but dropped a lot of calls. Make sure you check your area for Verizon coverage before ordering this LG phone! So for now, all I can say is it works great, especially for a "refurbished" model, which I tend to shy away from usually. Would recommend!
This phone is awesome. It does everything I need and more. I got one about 3 months ago and just purchased one for my wife because of the features, quality of the phone and service.
Pros: Great camera for a phone, videos are good with adequate light and camera has flash
Fast 3G service
Speaker is excellent
Screen is high definition
WiFi and bluetooth are very fast
Cons: The only drawback is battery life but is expected of a snart phone.
I would recommend this phone to anyone that wants to switch to Prepaid. Never a problem with Straighttalk.
I did a lot of research before getting this phone. I had a Apple 3GS iPhone for a couple of years. It was defiantly time to upgrade. 1st off, I needed a phone to work off the Verizon towers instead of the AT&T towers. Where I live, both services work fine but where I work Verizon towers rule. So after a little research, I found out that all Straight Talk phones where the model number ends in a C are Verizon towers and the Maps on the box are red. I went to youtube and did a lot of reviews from teenagers to professional people that use this phone. I couldn't find one negative on the phone and everything I seen I liked tremendously. Now, That I have it I am very pleased with my LG Showtime. Its a quality phone and you can't beat it for the price. Its a little bit of a battery hog but you can buy extra batteries and keep them pre-charged or just charge it off your computer while you work or play. Anyway, I am a IT professional and take my word for this phone. Please, don't go get sucked into 2 year contracts . A virtual carrier is the way to go. Also, don't get sucked into an iPhone is the only way to go. Android is a better phone OS and the technology is way behind on iPhones and they are over priced. I have worked with several android phones and Apple at work. I would pick the android Phone over an apple any day of the week. To finish up, This phone is the best for the price. You get a 1GHZ processor, a 5 MPX camera, another forward facing camera for skype, and a 4.3 screen. Its a solid piece of tech. To put it in teen terms since all the texting language and lingo is the way, I will conclude with this, "LG Showtime is the Bomb, Dude!!!!"
Refurbished= brown box repackaging, but clean and with protective plastic. I've only used my phone 2 days, but so far the only problem is the Wi-Fi connection occasionally fails, and I know the router is working fine with all my other Wi-Fi devices. It came with a 2GB card, but I tossed it to the side. Id rather them lower the price another $5 because such a small memory card, is a waste for me
I came from Galaxy II. I'm glad to be upgraded to Android 4.0 from 2.3, but I cant say this is a better device. I think I'll just have to get used to it, and I was disappointed that I couldn't keep my same wallpaper pic, because this phone required an unflattering crop. (I'm picky, but honest#
Activating was easy. I started online, but I decided to call in because I was porting my # from my old company, and I felt better about having a live person support me thru this. I received a few calls from the auto dialer the next day confirming that my port/activation was complete.
I'd done my research in advance, and I think the MAIN issue ppl are having with Straight Talk is the coverage maps aren't detailed enough to help customers avoid buying phones that wont work in their areas. A zip code isn't specific enough in the rural community here. A straight talk rep SWORE that I could use a GSM phone based on my zip code, BUT I knew that wasn't true. Before my purchase, I called Straight talk and I asked a manager to help me create a list of the phones they carry and which towers they work on #for example CDMA-V being Verizon, and GSM-A being AT&T) Then I took my time to see which phones would have the best features. A good comparison tool is phone arena dot com website. Also if you look at the walmart item #s it will help you distinguish CDMA & GSM on many of the phones.
I WAS SO HAPPY TO FIND THAT WALMART.COM HAD THIS PHONE BECAUSE STRAIGHT TALK WEBSITE DIDNT HAVE IT ANYMORE NOR DID THE WALMART STORE I VISITED. I LOVE THIS PHONE. ITS SO AMAZING. I UPGRADED FROM THE SAMSUNG GALAXY PROCLAIM. I COULDNT ASK FOR A MORE AMAZING PHONE.
Love this phone...it is a nice upgrade from the Proclaim. Great screen size combined with Verizon towers on Straighttalk - great combination!! $99 refurbed with a $45 ST card included is an unbeatable deal!!! :D
This phone is halfway decent for a prepaid phone. My only complaint so far has been the battery life isn't the greatest, but its manageable. The camera works well, call quality is good, overall a decent smartphone for prepaid