Compared to the rest of the cell world
by Bob H
I just came off of a 3 year stint with SPRINT...(yeah, I know, that's a lot of pain)... At $66 bucks a month, my wife & I could only afford the one cell phone which we shared.
After reading a bunch of material about which service and which phone to choose, I jumped into a TracFone deal, and chose the LG 420g.
I bought the phone bundled with a double minutes for-the-life-of-the-phone deal (costing a whopping $19.95 + tax, of course), and also a One-Year-of service-plus-400-minute-card (costing $99 + tax). The phone came with a BOOKLET full of coupons for pretty good minute-purchasing deals, one of which gave me an extra 200 minutes on the One-Year plan. So now I have a phone with one year+ of service and 1000+ minutes, for a grand total of $120!
I live in what is considered strictly 'SPRINT' territory, and have suffered lousy reception in our rural area of the county as I mentioned for 3 years, thinking it was the best I could do. WRONG! The LG420g in combination with the TracFone service (ATT partnered) gives me 3-4 bars signal strength in areas where I've NEVER HAD BETTER THAN 1 BAR over the last 3 years. Everything I read about this inexpensive phone (and TracFone in general) was correct! It gets the very best reception and the clearest sounding calls of any of the dozen or so of mine, or my friends' phones/services!
After experiencing the great quality of this package of phone and minutes, I duplicated my purchase and now my wife & I each have a phone for a total cost for a year's service that's about 1/2 the cost of a poorly functioning single SPRINT line!
I have nothing against SPRINT. They never 'screwed' me in any way, (other than claiming the best service in this area), and I am not one for band-standing, BUT, I can DEFINITELY say that the LG420g is the best-working-skinny-little-simple-camera-equipped-inexpensive-phone out there.....PERIOD