The LG 200C Tracfone is a smart stylish compact basic phone with a couple of nice features such as an HAC M4 rating.
Though it’s a basic phone, it is nice to look at, and it goes well with other accessories.
The LG 200C is one of the few Tracfones with a hearing aid compatible (HAC) rating of M4.
Some of the other handsets have been tested and are rated M3, but M4 is better.
Going back to . . .
This CDMA phone runs on Verizon's network.
The LG 200C measures 87mm x 47mm x 20.5mm. That’s equivalent to 3.42 x 1.85 x 0.81 inches.
It weighs just 2.82 ounces, one of the lighter phones out there.
Talk time on the lithium–ion battery is only 2.5 hours, not that you care since you’re unlikely to spend two and a half hours at a time on a prepaid cell phone. The more important standby time is 250 hour – over ten days, which is okay.
The only “accessories” included are the battery and phone charger. You can buy a universal accessory kit for a few dollars more or look for a package deal.
Single Rate for every call: Local, long distance, roaming and international long distance included. Each minute of a phone call made with your Tracfone uses up one unit of airtime.
Of course you can send and receive text messages which cost 0.33 units each.
While you’re checking your inbox you can also check your voicemail to clear out those messages from calls you didn’t pick up once you checked your . . .
This now essential feature saves you time by not having to ask who is calling. It’s a basic feature but important when you’re using a prepaid phone as it helps keep to quick calls under one minute.
Yes you can still juggle those calls from people just dying to talk to you.
This could come in handy if you prefer Spanish or know someone who does. Check out the LG 200C Tracfone manual (pdf) to figure out the details.
Always a good thing to have something to do when stuck in some line.
You can store 300 entries in the phonebook. More recent Tracfones allow 1000 plus entries if that’s important to you.
The phone comes with a few basic ringtones.
This comes in handy when you’re traveling and too tired to bother dealing clock radio in the hotel room.
Ah yes. The tip converter comes in handy. You don’t want to stiff your server, but you don’t have to be the overly-generous sucker either.
Not really useful as a hands-free for the car as it’s usually too noisy, but good for wishing Happy Birthday all together
I set mine to Vibrate THEN Ring to minimize disturbance but still make sure I don’t miss a call.
And actually I think I hear the phone ringing, but . . .
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