Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Straight Talk LG620G

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Straight Talk LG620G now available from

  • Vibration alerts
  • MP3 ring tones
  • Polyphonic ring tones
  • MP3 player
  • Speakerphone
  • 1,000 phone book entries
  • Bluetooth technology v2.1
  • 1.3 megapixel camera with zoom
  • Downloadable games
  • MIDP 2.0 and CLDC 1.1 Java
  • Alarm clock
  • Built-in FM radio
Grab your LG620G, here.


  1. Best phone strIght talk has released to date! Video! Can download opera mini! And has built in ringtone creator!

  2. I decided Straight Talk was my best option right now and this phone caught my eye at Wal-Mart. Waiting for activation, but I love the features. Never had such an easy time adjusting my ringtones. Love it so far!

  3. This is a great phone! GSM, and I heard you now use SIM cards?

    Does this mean you'll be changing all your phones and replacing them with good ones?

    If SIM cards are now used does that mean we can buy unlocked phones like WalMart has and use them with your service?

    This is great news! Can't wait to change both of our phones soon!

  4. HI Michael; We are offering these phones in an effort to provide expanded coverage and are not eliminating the other phones now.

    Straight Talk service will continue to use Straight Talk phones exclusively and not others. Thanks.

  5. We're on CDMA correct and not GSM?

  6. Hi Alan: What phone do you have? If the model number ennds in C, it's CDMA; in G, it's GSM. Hope that helps.

  7. I got this phone yesterday, and everything is real simple and clear. I read that you couldn't see who a text was from until you opened it, but that's not true; though, you're still charged for the text regardless. Coming from the Droid this is a major (but cheaper) change for me. I used to have a phone just like this in high school, so I knew what to expect. I love the slide and the smallness of the phone. I'll also add since everyone bashes Customer Service, they were great today! The guy fixed (activated) my phone and tested it out in just a few minutes.

  8. Thanks for the report, Christy. Enjoy!

  9. What is Straight Talk's service provider? How do I find out? I've looked on my phone and through all the paperwork. I can't find it on the website, either. I want to use the Facebook Mobile app., but I need to know which provider to select.

  10. Hi djbrandy200: If your phone model ends in C, choose Verizon. In G, AT&T. Thanks.

  11. I just purchased the lg620g and it should arrive in over a week. but i heard that you can't use facebook on it. tell me thats not true. i need the facebook. it does have internet right??? plz say yes. and also what are some of the benefits over the lg290c.? someone answer these plz?

  12. Of course it works with Facebook, Hope. Here's
    FB's mobile instructions:!/mobile

  13. I recently made a new friend who lives in the Dominican Republic. I live in Baltimore, MD. She has no Internet service at home (she has to go to an Internet café) so we can't regularly use e-mail or Skype. However, she does have a cell phone. I'd like to talk to her on my Straight Talk phone. Today I am using a Motorola W385. She can not receive my texts nor my phone calls. However, I can receive her calls, but she can not afford to call me often. Since I have been having connection problems lately with my W385 (it got wet), I ordered a new LG 620G from Straight Talk. I know that Straight Talk does not offer International service, but will it ever? Is there a work-around?

  14. Hi iloiloguy: We have no suggestions but have seen people post on Facebook that they use Google Talk or purchase long distance cards from third-parties. We do not support either of these things and cannot confirm that they will address your issue. Sorry.

  15. Hi,
    I just recently purchased this phone and I love it! I am finding that it does not have a lot of memory and I can't seem to find what type of memory card I need to but or where to buy it. I have talked with customer service and they tell me it's on the website, but I can't seem to find it. Also I can send pictures to my friends Blackberry and my sister can't send pictures to me??? Also if you could tell me where I can get a cord to connect my phone to my computer, thanks!

  16. is there any chance that straight talk sometime down the future line to get international calls in the phone system??? I did also notice that another thing right next to the sim card i can tell that is a micro cd card too right so that means we can just load our mp3's into the phone with a micro sd card?

  17. Hi tds18001: Micro SD is correct, and you can load them onto the card from your computer to play on your phone.

    As for international calling, there's nothing to announce but will do so if/when things change here. In the mean time, please see the previous comment. Thanks.

  18. Ok, I really want the 620G instead of the 290c, I'm in SW Montana, 59047, and At&t has terrible service here. So I am assuming I need a phone ending in "C" to be on the Verizon network. Can someone confirm.

  19. Here's how to tell which phone is which, Luke: G = GSM, like AT&T or T-Mobile. C = CDMA, like Verizon. Hope that helps.

  20. I have a Net10 LG620G and it has a sim card. Will I be able to take my over to a Straight Talk Dealer and have it flashed in order to convert my services from Net10 to Straight Talk?


  21. Hi Ram: You cannot use a NET10 phone with Straight Talk. You'll need to purchase a Straight Talk phone. Thanks.

  22. if i had an unlocked phone would i be able to use a straight talk sim card in it?

  23. Hi Matt. Sorry, no. Straight Talk service works exclusively on Straight Talk phones.

    To view current offers, please visit Thanks.

  24. I've been looking at getting an LG900G or a LG620G and i was just wondering what towers they would use. I live in an area with spotty coverage and was told when purchasing a straight talk phone to see if used verizon or at&t towers!! I live in Tiona PA 16352 and want to make sure i get the best reception in my area!!

  25. I bought an lg620g slider on ebay,,it has a sim card and the seller said it will not work in my area ,although i previously owned the exact same phone once and it worked fine..but i do not know if that one had a sim ,,im confused ,I really want it to be able to activate.


Surpassing Verizon, TracFone notches 1.1M net adds in Q4

By Mike Dano

Feb. 9 2011 - 6:03 pm - América Móvil's TracFone MVNO service netted a whopping 1.1 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, finishing the period with a total of 17.7 million subscribers.

TracFone's net adds put it in the same league as some of the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers. For example, Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ [1]), the nation's largest wireless carrier, recorded 955,000 total net customer additions in the fourth quarter, ending the period with 102.2 million "total wireless connections."

Such a comparison isn't completely fair, however. TracFone doesn't operate its own wireless network--instead, as an MVNO, the company essentially piggybacks on the networks of Verizon , AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T [2]) and T-Mobile USA, reselling their services under TracFone's brands, which include Straight Talk, Net10 and others. Thus, TracFone's net customer additions are also counted by its host carriers under their "wholesale" column.

Nonetheless, TracFone's stellar growth is notable. The company has grown its U.S. subscriber base from 14.4 million in December of 2009 to 16.7 million in September 2010 to 17.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter of last year.

As for TracFone's subscriber metrics, the company's minutes of use skyrocketed 219 percent year over year, from 94 in the fourth quarter of 2009 to 300 in the fourth quarter of 2010. TracFone attributed the growth to its Straight Talk unlimited service. TracFone's average revenue per user grew from $10 to $14 during the same period while its churn remained relatively unchanged at around 4 percent.

Read the full story here.

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CTIA-The Wireless Association's statement on usage and cost for mobile phone calls

WASHINGTON, DC CTIA-The Wireless Association® issued the following statement today in response to the OECD Communications Outlook report on usage and cost for mobile phone calls:

The headline from the recently released OECD Communications Outlook report reads that Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, while the highest prices were found in Canada, Spain, and the United States. But since U.S. consumers enjoy the lowest per minute rates of all of the OECD countries, what today’s OECD report really shows is that some international comparisons just don’t make sense – especially when built on flawed assumptions.

The real story is buried on page 275 of the OECD report which states:

“It is important to note again that the OECD calling pattern in the basket can be significantly different than common calling profiles in a specific country. For example, the high-usage OECD basket includes 1,680 outgoing voice calls per year while users in the United States average 9,600 minutes of voice calls (combined incoming and outgoing) per year. In this case the basket provides the cost of buying exactly the calls and messages in the OECD basket rather than what may be considered a ‘typical’ bundle in the market.”

Read the full article here.