Tracfone LG 500g Review

Part 3 - User Reviews and Questions

Table of Contents

1 - Keyboard and Camera

2 - Music and Games

3 - User Reviews & Questions

In this LG 500g video, we go over some of the physical features such as the microsd card slot, battery, back cover, keyboard etc.

Then we turn it on and check out the screen and go through some cool features like the music player, camera, apps and game.

Your Review

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Uploading LG500G texts to computer? 
2G Phone It is a 2G phone on AT&T. AT&T is discontinuing 2G on 12/31/16. For legal reasons, I need to have a record of some text messages sent …

Compatible with 4GB memory cards max 
Sometimes devices are finicky about storage card compatibility. If I purchase one, I’d like to use the maximum size that the phone will recognize. If known, …

Change Capital Letters To Small Letters in Messages 
I'm having difficulty locating a button to change capital letters to small letters & vice versa. Please help. Thanks. ------------ Hi Bobby, …

Underscore symbol and other special symbols 
I've searched high and low, punched every button on this thing, and cannot find the underscore symbol. I need it for an email address. ---------- Hi, …

Texting shortcut and speed dial 
I've had this phone for about 6 months. I was so glad T'fone finally had a QWERTY I didn't wait to see what other telephone options might be available …

Overdrive audio books  
Has anyone successfully downloaded and e-book from the public library to their TracFone running Java? You have to have Overdrive, the library's eBook software. …

Screen icon envelope with red x and pink arrow 
There is an icon on the main screen that I can't find out what it means. It looks like a text message icon, but on the right side of the envelope icon, …

Auto key lock to prevent accidental Browser key press 
Seems to always be the one that gets accidentally turned on. I'm now locking the keypad. ----------- Hi Larry, That's a good idea. That should be …

Removing speed dial numbers 
Hi, I also find the lack of a decent user guide for the L500G frustrating. I have been trying to delete a speed dial number, but while I see how to add …

Alarm Sound Settings 
Do you know how to set the LG 500g alarm volume? Currently it goes off at full volume. Setting the main volume at 1 using the buttons on the side of the …

Change password for secret notes 
How do I change password for secret notes? Good phone so far. Would benefit from a good user manual. -------------------- Hi Yvonne, The password …

Need help with speaker phone options 
I just received my phone and have the basics working. I prefer to use the speaker phone settings most of the time and have not found an easy way to toggle …

How to enter names and numbers (contacts) in address book 
I got this comment on another thread: "I have no idea how to do anything. Don't even know how to enter names and numbers in an address book. I miss …

MP3 player - detailed instructions 
Sorry to be so dumb. Your directions make perfect sense to someone who already knows the following: #1. Put in the sd card and format it if necessary. …

Web Block or Keypad Lock on LG 500g 
Hello, I was looking into a cheap alternative to contract plans and I started looking into TracFone. The one looks and sounds like everything I need. The …

Receiving texts in two parts 
When a friend sends me texts, if they aren't just a few words, they are coming in as two separate messages. This is, of course, using up my minutes fast. …

Music and memory card 
I can't figure out how to use the mp3 player. Help me! ----------- Hi, It's pretty simple to use the mp3 player, but you do have to have a microSD …

How to download apps using bluetooth? 
I heard that it's easier to download using bluetooth so I bought the device and paired it to my phone, but can't figure out how to go from here. ------------ …

How do you delete all messages on lg 500g 
How do you delete all messages on lg 500g instead of one at a time? ----------- Hi, This questions comes up every now and then with LG phones …

Lanyard hole? 
Is there a hole in the phone I can put my cell strap + the attached keychains on? ------------ Hi, Yes, there's a lanyard hole, in fact a single …

Transfer music from PC 
How are you supposed to load music from your PC to the Phone? I read on another review site prior to buying that some cord was needed. Is this true and …

Where to get a cell phone case? 
Q: Where can you find a cell phone case for it? A: Because this phone has just been released for Tracfone and Net10, there aren't too many option for …

CHECK DATA RESTRICTION-36 
Purchased a Tracfone a few weeks ago and when trying to use it for the web I got a message CHECK DATA RESTRICTION-36. Spent some time with technician, …

Facebook Will Not work? 
I will be brief as I am still fuming. The Tracfone LG 500g that I received today has been nothing short of manical to my thinking. I was under the impression …

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LG 501C Not rated yet
I purchased a LG500G phone over 1 month ago. Unable to use the browser got message CHECK DATA RESTRICTION-36 contacted Tracfone spent almost 1 hr. trying …

Downloading Photos to Computer - step by step Not rated yet
I've taken photos & am having trouble with the steps to load the photos from my phone to my computer. I have, of course, the connected cord to make those …

External Memory Storage Setting for Photos Not rated yet
Hi. I put a 4g memory card in my phone in accordance with the instructions in the LG manual and everything appears to be working okay (card icon appears …

How to assign silent ringtone to contact Not rated yet
I would like to assign a silent ringtone to one of my contacts and cannot find one. Any ideas? My library phones me when a requested book comes in, but …

Texting Sounds Not rated yet
I hate the sound that the phone makes when it is sending a text.. it does it twice on top of that - with the check that confims it went. Can I turn it …

Security code Not rated yet
I took some pictures with the little card in the phone then took it out and put it into the adapter. When I put it into my PC, it said "format disc now." …

J2ME problems -file access function is locked Not rated yet
This has the MIDP2.1 java support, and apps such as OperaMini that I have installed work - with one problem. The java JSR-75 file access function on this …

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