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ANOTHER LG TRACFONE PREPAID TRIPLE MINUTES HSN TS SATURDAY

Started 1311920753.07 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1313530136.017 by seehorse

I just heard them mention that they will be having another TS on HSN with an LG tracfone with triple minutes for life tonight, fri/sat midnight.

It might be the LG500g, which they have up on their site for $99.95, with 1300 minutes plus accessories etc and triple minutes for life. I'll be keen to see what they present. The LG500g which they have only has a 1.3 mp camera, and they run the phone on CDMA 800/1900, not GSM, which was on the LG800g.

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Sandysue1311933512.2831293 PostsRegistered 1/15/2007

I bought the last TS Tracfone and love it. I'm into texting now but not crazy. It's nice to communicate with my friends at work, while they're at work elsewhere, and not disturb them on the phone. I also got the triple minutes for life.

JaneR1311936594.543455 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Thanks for the heads up! I've had tracfone was a year now and love not having that monthly payment that I had when I was with Verizon. Much cheaper for me! Plus I get great reception.

I remember the last tracfone TS from HSNthat I missed out on and have been kicking myself for not getting that one.

sunnybrook1311936898.0872331 PostsRegistered 8/25/2005
On 7/29/2011 Sandysue said:

I bought the last TS Tracfone and love it. I'm into texting now but not crazy. It's nice to communicate with my friends at work, while they're at work elsewhere, and not disturb them on the phone. I also got the triple minutes for life.

Same with me, and I love this phone and the great plan that comes with it!!

queendiva1311940040.543485 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

I am surprised to see another Tracfone TS come up again so soon.

I bought the last one. Very pleased! Just 60 days left on my Verizon contract.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

robomo1311940426.749446 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

I love mine too - got the last one and it's honestly such a simple phone, but the best one I've had in a long time with great sound quality and battery life, etc., etc.

mtee1311944747.81411 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Im confused...is this the same as the one that tracfone is offering for $29.99 on their site?

http://www.tracfone-orders.com/bpdirect/tracfone/PhoneDetails.do?action=view&productVariantExtensionId=10369551

What is the difference...

queendiva1311947183.6833485 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Unlike offers on Tracfone's site, the previous TS at the Southern Network included triple minutes for life.

robomo1311947280.569446 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005
On 7/29/2011 mtee said:

Im confused...is this the same as the one that tracfone is offering for $29.99 on their site?

http://www.tracfone-orders.com/bpdirect/tracfone/PhoneDetails.do?action=view&productVariantExtensionId=10369551

What is the difference...

The difference is 1200 minutes and the triple minutes for life.

ivey1311948011.7233195 PostsRegistered 6/25/2007

I like mine, too. I just wish it had the qwerty keyboard, but I only text my granddaughter--so I muddle through.

nursekeke1311950281.277532 PostsRegistered 5/25/2011SW,Oklahoma

I want to find me a cheaper service and a better phone. I thought abt going to Straight Talk but the only phone they have that's a smartphone or close to it is 169.00 on the WM site. I researched the phone and it had good reviews. With that phone you have to use the $45 plan and that is unlimited texting,talking and web.

I have some questions abt these phones. I do more texting than talking but I would like to be able to get on the web some and listen to music a little. I've heard that texting uses alot of minutes and so would being on the web. If that's the case,then wouldn't you be buying and using alot of time,therefore paying more in the long run?

Also I live in an area where we can only get services from ATT,T Mobile and in some places Verizon.

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robomo1311950463.719446 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

These phones are AT&T and T Mobil. I've got better reception than I've hever had. Testing doesn't use that many minutes and I've searched the web on mine. However, I'd rather do that on my computer. Oh and the LG phone I purchased is NOT a Smart Phone and that's okay with me. You could go to Tracfone's web site and do some research on the different phones probably.

dancingwom­an1311951625.297916 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004
On 7/29/2011 robomo said:

These phones are AT&T and T Mobil. I've got better reception than I've hever had. Testing doesn't use that many minutes and I've searched the web on mine. However, I'd rather do that on my computer. Oh and the LG phone I purchased is NOT a Smart Phone and that's okay with me. You could go to Tracfone's web site and do some research on the different phones probably.

I've been researching these phones also (Tracfone...Straight Talk and Net10) at the Walmart and at their webpages...any of the model numbers that end in "g" are serviced by ATT and T Mobil..any that end in "c" are serviced by Verizon..

Our Alltel provider has just been taken over by ATT and our service is very bad..so we are looking for an alternative without a contract...

I'm glad I did the research, we wouldn't want to buy a phone that gets service from ATT..because it's so bad here..

Just a FYI....DW

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queendiva1311951964.1873485 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006
On 7/29/2011 ivey said:

I like mine, too. I just wish it had the qwerty keyboard, but I only text my granddaughter--so I muddle through.

The phone DOES have a qwerty keyboard. It has to be set up. Go back and look at the previous thread about the LG800g (?) phone. Someone gave instructions for how to get the qwerty keyboard. I use a stylus for texting. Works great! There is also a feature where you can actually write with your finger or stylus where it says Message and the phone will turn your writing into printed text. Have fun!

cerinthe1311962193.4972608 PostsRegistered 7/12/2005

I just got an email link to preorder. Its a good deal and this phone has gotten good reviews, and its 1300 minutes too!

This link should take you through to preorder the phone now if you want:

http://electronics.hsn.com/lg-prepaid-bluetooth-camera-cell-phone-with-1300-minutes-and-triple-minutes-for-life_pf-144039_xp.aspx?sourcemailid=EMDED20110729&cm_mmc=Email*Special_Offers*EMDED20110729*26

I have been using tracfone for several years and love it because it fits my lifestyle and have not had a problem. I got the LG800G recently and LOVE it, and luckily, its held up well and I've had no problems. Fingers crossed!

cerinthe1311962316.0672608 PostsRegistered 7/12/2005

For those of you who got the LG800G, definitely read the last third of the thread about the LG800G (I'll bump it up,) because it gives you links to online tutorials and tells you how to get the qwerty keypad on the touchscreen.

robomo1311963868.0539446 PostsRegistered 3/15/2005

Yes, I've got the keyboard - it comes up when you want to text when you touch the message space.

ALTECHNET1311979761.863725 PostsRegistered 10/30/2010USA

I got the LG slider one for $79 when it was double the minutes. Funny how Tracfone keeps making these deals go beyond two years worth for free. I had just paid for 1 year and double the minutes and it good until 2012. Now if I get this new triple minute one then I good to til 2013 at this rate and never spending anything more that what the phone deal is worth. For me this is on going. Sure you can spend $25, $35, $45, $55, $65 and up for unlimited talk and text but for me I have over 3,000 minutes enough to go into the second year. I use the phone on and off for business. I got that NET10 Samsung aka Blackberry clone-like one. That's the best for texting if your really into that life style. I think it's time for Tracfone to come out with Android OS 2.3.3 CTS with 3G. Don't know why they can't come out with one like the VM offers $149 with min $25 or $60 for unlimited. See that costly where I don't have to pay anything until the end date or just buy another Tracfone deal.

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Amaly1312002377.7633620 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008cali

They almost had me sold but they are way cheaper on Amazon. I have Straight Talk and to purchase the cards is way more for the amount of minutes I use.

straitgirl1312004367.8321892 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

Well I'm in the 1% where there is no coverage for this phone by zipcode. I don't understand that as they sell the cards at Dollar General for Tracfone here.

After going online and seeing what cards cost it will cost me way more than I pay now for unlimited calls, texts & web. Definitely not a great deal for me.

CocoaMolly1312031260.487819 PostsRegistered 1/1/2007Midwest

I'm getting a phone for myself and my husband. Right now we have a contract with Verizon where we pay $72-$75 a month (no data plan either). We use less than 250 minutes a month between the two of us. This is the cheapest plan Verizon offers. I will have to terminate my plan with Verizon by paying $110 which for us is definitely worth it.

rogan1312045340.772168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007

I would love to get the prior Tracfone deal that was on HSN which was a touch screen. Does anyone know if it available on HSN? Have an elderly neighbor whose Tracfone phone is on it's last leg. I don't think she would be able to use/see the tiny black qwerty keys on the TS today. This phone would be worth picking up just for the international calling option tho'. My ST is just US coverage.

cerinthe1312057362.4832608 PostsRegistered 7/12/2005

Rogan- That LG800G is to our knowledge no longer sold anywhere. It had some defects and as the problems (repeated texting, doubling texts, just dying, etc.,) became apparent, Tracfone began replacing those LG800gs with new Motorola EX 124g touchscreen (with a stylis,) phone.

There is a lot of discussion about it here (on the LG 800g thread below this one,) and on the web on various prepaid phone informational websites.(prepaidphonenews.com, pbushx2 blogspot, etc.)

I got the LG800g, and have so far (crosses fingers,) never had a problem with it. I am very lucky because its a GREAT little phone. And I hope it continues to operate for at least another year or two, because its awesome and just what I needed. I keep noticing little new things about it that are SO super useful. Love.

HOPEFULLY, tracfone and net10 will offer new touchscreens soon(er) because of this problem and fast track any new ones down the road. They are clearly popular and in demand, even on the low minutes plans. But I don't think the LG 800g will be back. Its been removed from all stores, websites and HSN.

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cerinthe1312057796.72608 PostsRegistered 7/12/2005

Rogan, also, the touchscreen on the LG800g was easy for me to use, but many elderly people have commented that the qwerty keyboard was too small, too hard to see and difficult to press and use (it is not a touchscreen like apple, where your touch connects the circuit, you actually have to PRESS the screen to connect the circuit.)

So maybe a keyboard like this would be easier to use, OR you could get this deal, and then buy a phone they like (perhaps with a basic keypad, flip phone, etc.) and then transfer the minutes and deal to that phone. Or just go with a basic upgrade for their phone (like on tracfone's website. They often offer deals like adding free time-cards with the basic phones they sell, or money off. That might just be the way to go.)

After all, if they already have plenty of minutes already on their current tracfone, they WILL be able to roll those over into a new tracfone, including all their days/time! I did it, and it was very simple. Just follow activation instructions and speak with a customer service rep. So they won't lose any minutes or time they already have purchased.

willdob31312057953.79310698 PostsRegistered 10/31/2010

I've been checking out pay as you go phones but I do not have a land-line so I do not think any of the cells I've seen on TV would be a good value for me. I use over 1000 minutes per month for talking alone. I think this would be good if if it not your only phone or if you don't talk on the phone much.

I've got T-Mobile now & I am looking for a new provider because AT&T is taking over TM. I don't want to be part of another AT&T monopoly. Been there done that.

rogan1312067610.6532168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007
On 7/30/2011 willdob3 said:

I've been checking out pay as you go phones but I do not have a land-line so I do not think any of the cells I've seen on TV would be a good value for me. I use over 1000 minutes per month for talking alone. I think this would be good if if it not your only phone or if you don't talk on the phone much.

I've got T-Mobile now & I am looking for a new provider because AT&T is taking over TM. I don't want to be part of another AT&T monopoly. Been there done that.

WILL, it's your $$ but maybe check out Straight Talk before going to a pricey contract plan. I have ST's unlimited plan which is unlimited talk/texts/internet. I gave up my house phone and this is my only phone. Everyone in my family has ST, as well as my neighbors on both sides. lol. Some have the $30/mo plan but we heavy users have the $45/mo unlimited plan. MUCH cheaper than any contract plan. I love ST, if I have a problem, I go to ST's Facebook page, post a question and one of the US reps solves your problem immediately. They will even call you. Great company...and did I say CHEAP! {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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