The AT&T LG Neon GoPhone is a full-featured
QWERTY-keyboard phone with Bluetooth connectivity, web and video
capability, a 2 megapixel camera, and music player phone capable of
handling multiple file formats. This phone is discontinued, though you may be able to find it on sites that sell used devices.
This model was replaced by the LG Prime and Neon II.
The QWERTY keyboard has nice evenly-spaced round buttons. The left hand side also functions as the number keys which are laid out in the 3 x 3 format but with the zero in the upper left corner. You only need to use these keys when you calling someone who’s not already in your phonebook or using something like a calculator.
The Neon GoPhone comes with a 2.0 megapixel camera that is also capable of taking basic web videos. Two megapixels is usually more than enough for taking some good pictures.
The zoom, as usual, is only digital, not optical, so you have to use your feet to get closer if you want to maintain your resolution.
The music player on the Neon supports multiple formats in addition to the usual MP3 format. These include AAC, AAC+ and WMA. This should cover iTunes and Windows Media type files. In addition, you have access to AT&T’s Mobile Music service.
You can store your music and other files on a microSD card. The phone takes up to 4 GB cards.
The phone features Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity for full access to stereo Bluetooth headsets and car receivers. You can transfer your files from your phone to your PC saving on airtime costs.
The 2.4 inch display screen has a 240 x 320 pixel resolution. This makes it more comfortable to use to read and compose messages and emails, and to surf the web.
You can access email via AOL, Yahoo, and Windows Live plus other accounts through the web interface. You should be able to surf the web without restrictions once you sign up for a Media.Net package which you’ll want to do anyway if you spend more time messaging than talking, which is likely, since you’re considering a QWERTY keyboard phone.
The Neon is capable of using AT&T EDGE network which is slower than 3G but slightly faster than the old standard.
While it's a matter of debate whether cell phone make you more productive, it is good to know that the LG Neon GoPhone comes with the usual assortment of basic productivity tools such as a calendar/personal organizer, alarm clock etc.
The LG Neon does have a large 1000-entry address book. Surprisingly, some other qwerty-based music phones skimp on this feature by using the memory for other tools.
As you can see . . .
The Neon is an attractive phone with lots of cool features plus a Qwerty keyboard ready for the next texting champion!While this particular phone may no longer be available, you can look for other prepaid phones at AT&T here.
While the Neon was one of the first prepaid touchscreen phones, it's now mainly of historical interest. Here are a few other handsets you may want to consider instead.
The LG 840g was introduced in 2012. With WiFi access and a pretty good screen, it was about the closest you could get to a smart phone and still pay Tracfone rates.
The Galaxy Precedent was among the first smart phone introduced for the Straight Talk and NET10 plans along with the LG Optimus Net and Q.