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TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life

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TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life

The TracFone LG 500G P4 DM PDA comes pre-loaded with amazing features. The LCD color display enables easy interface and navigation. The built-in VGA camera gives you pictures of high resolution photo ops with optimum clarity. You can send both text and picture messages with the flip mobile phone. The Bluetooth wireless technology enables you to transfer data and music files in minutes. You can save up to 1000 numbers and names, providing tons of storage capacity in the phonebook. It also features an unlimited double minute offer which lets you maximize your purchasing power. This LG QWERTY keyboard phone also includes voicemail and call waiting options.
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Questions & Answers for Tracfone TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life

Question

Where can I purchase accesseries for this product?

I am looking to buy a car charger for my LG420G phone that I purchasesd from WalMart. Please let me know.

Thank You
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You need to purchase an auto charger with the correct LG flat mini USB tip. If your local store doesn't carry them, most mobile phone and consumer electronics stores would have something compatible. Be sure you take the phone with you to confirm that you're getting the right connector tip. TracFone online offers the phone with an 'accessory kit' that includes the auto charger, but I haven't found the charger sold separately by TracFone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NoWallyFan
answer 2
Yes, at virtually any store that sells accessories. Just make sure you get the correct (very common) connector.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TouringPro
answer 3
I bought mine at Amazon.com
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
mcnoo
 - Laguna Woods, CA
answer 4
ebay or a walmart that sells them.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
pacmar
 - Northern Maine
answer 5
from either your local walmart or walmart.com.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
regusted
answer 6
Yes, through Site to Store, or Site To Store Express, you place your order online and then in 7 to 10 days your order will be ready to be picked up at your local store directly from one of Walmart's Warehouse it was shipped from. Walmart also offers faster delivery of your item through Site To Store express for a few bucks more.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HockeyGuyJason
 - Citrus Heights, CA
answer 7
Do you have a local LG cell phone reseller in your area? Check with these shops first as they sell the common accessories required for these models of phone. If all else fails the official TracFone website can sell you the accessories in their online shop.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
HockeyGuyJason
 - Citrus Heights, CA
Question

Does this phone come with a charger?

I would like to know if I have to purchase a proprietary charger seperately or does it come with one?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Gifted2333
 - Vernon, NJ
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This phone includes the AC (wall plug) charger.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NoWallyFan
answer 2
It comes with an AC adapter. You will need a car charger if you want to charge in your car.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
pmac4479
 - St. Charles, MO
answer 3
Mine did.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TouringPro
answer 4
NET10 only includes a wall charger now.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
mcnoo
 - Laguna Woods, CA
Question

How does texting work with the phone? Does 1 text equal 1 pre-paid minute?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
dhonl
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Text messages up to 1600 characters deduct .3 minutes per text message sent to a phone number.
If you send the message to an email address, it deducts 1.5 minutes per message (or image) because you're connecting to the world wide web.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NoWallyFan
answer 2
Every sent or recieved standard text message is .30 cents. Multimedia message (photo,video clip, sound file) is billed 1.00, sent or recieved. FYI most carriers have text messaging availability from the company website which allows you to send free text messages to anyone with that websites phones. Person has Verizon, go to Verizon wireless.com under text messages and send free to there customers. You will be billed if the person returns a text to the cell number you provided.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
00fluff
answer 3
1 text = one third of a minute. I don't know if there is a size restriction as all of my texts were short.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TouringPro
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
mcnoo
 - Laguna Woods, CA
Question

Speakerphone

Can the LG 420G be used as hands free phone (in the car)?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Szzz
 - Maryland
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes! Press the center soft-key (OK button), after dialing your number. There should be a speaker icon on the home screen, and after pressing the center soft-key to access the speakerphone, there should be a red "X" next to it, indicating that you're on speakerphone. To answer a call in speakerphone mode, press the center soft-key.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
The phone does support bluetooth handsfree devices by pairing the devce to the phone. Also supports phone to phone file transfers, name cards and contacts via the bluetooth feature. When transfering sound files (music, ringtones) the phone does not support most file extensions and will not play files over 500kb in size
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
00fluff
answer 3
Yes, subject to background noise, etc.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TouringPro
Question

I know you can SEND pictures on this phone, but can you RECIEVE them? Tracfone reps have told me yes, but the book that comes with the phone says it

onlysends OUT pics.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Linda1948
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
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answer 1
(Update Response...)

I should've added... if you want to receive pics from your friends or family, they can send it as a text message in the MMS format.

The only thing about picture files sent to and from a mobile phone (especially this phone), is that it's best to reduce the image size, usually 640x480 is about the largest size that will guarantee transmission. Any pic files sent in the larger format will take longer to send or receive, and it will eat up your minutes.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
You must know your phone's web address in order to send pics to your phone.

To know what your phone's web address is, do the following...

1. Send a text message to your home email address.
2. When you receive your text on your email account from your phone, note the return address in the email. You should see something like this:

xxxxxxxxxx@mms.att.net
(x's is your phone number)

The web address is where you will be able to send pics to for your phone. Also, note the 3-letter designation after "mms." Those 3 letters will tell you what service provider services your phone.

I use this method to send pics to my phone since I don't own a Bluetooth.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 3
Yes, the LG420G can also receive photos in .jpg format sent as picture messages, as emails, or via Bluetooth.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
NoWallyFan
Question

Does this phone come with double minutes for life?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
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answer 1
If you purchased the Double Minutes For Life bundle... Yes!

If you purchased the phone without the DMFL bundle, you can still get the DMFL service if you purchase the DMFL airtime card. After adding that card, any airtime card added afterwards, should double over for the life of the phone.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
Yes, except for the one time I bought the least expensive card . . 60 minutes for $20 through a 3rd party vendor. It was the last card I bought knowing I was giving up the phone and didn't want/need more time.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TouringPro
answer 3
No, you have to buy air time with service days for NET10
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
mcnoo
 - Laguna Woods, CA
Question

Why can't this phone work in this zip code area?

I have a Tracfone LG200C and it works in this area zip code 01507.
So why shouldn't this 420g Tracfone work?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
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answer 1
If you entered the zip code on this website and it says it won't work, then do the inquiry on Tracfone's webpage. Most times, Tracfone's coverage map will be more accurate than the zip search on this site.

The reason why this site says the phone won't work, is because it doesn't sell the right phone that will work in the desired zip code. This store sells phones that will work in some areas, but not all.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
The L420g works every where; I can say that because I have one.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mm3957
answer 3
you can always try it and if it doesn't send it back. listen to this:the tracfone site said it would work in14001, but the walmart site no. i ordered it anyway and it works great.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
pontiacmom
 - akron, new york
Question

How do you tell if its Double Airtime Minutes ?

I received my tracfone and there is no indication on the package that this is double airtime minutes Tracfone as stated on Walmart.com ?
Should it not state this on the package in bright orange.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Powel
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
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answer 1
It should state on the package that the phone has DMFL (Double Minutes For Life). If not, I'd return it
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
I was told to buy the minutes and it would show up at the bottom of the screen, on the little streaming line, as twice the minutes.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
davyboy1
answer 3
Great question, bought the same model from walmart couple months ago and every time I added minutes from a card bought from walmart it doubled the purchased minutes. also if you pourchase minutes from the tracfone website as well. I did not purchase the 24.99 double min card (thought about it) but just learned 10 minutes ago from reading online at tracfone.com, buy the lg420 and get bonus minutes for life. I did not see any orange card or promo inside the package explaining the "double minutes for life" when you purchase this phone. Was ready to buy the additional card also, thought what a deal, glad I did not purchase it. Phone works well, hope this answer's your question, little long winded o"well.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
00fluff
Question

will lg 420g work in zip code 53095?

Tracfone site says the lg 420g will work in Zip code 53095, Walmart site says it will not. Will it work? Also, reports are that this phone has low signal strength, any truth to that? Thanks!
asked 3 years ago
By
MLoppy
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The reason why this site says it won't work is because they do not have the phone in stock that will work. You'll have to purchase a working phone for your zip code directly from Tracfone.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
midnytcruza96720
 - Hilo, HI
answer 2
it well work at walmart ..says my wont also but it does ...it has a sim card in it. signal strength is great inside walmart on the lg420g... my old verizon phone had none inside. You just have to try the phone and see...
answered 3 years ago
By
glock2340
 - IDAHO, OREGON BOARDER
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years ago
By
glock2340
 - IDAHO, OREGON BOARDER
Question

Is there a belt carring case sold for the LG 420 cell phone?Please do not direct me to phone site only.Specific answer to question please.

Is there a belt clip case sold that can carry cell phone LG 420?Please do not send me to phone site only.Specic answer to question please.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
BocaRaton
on TracFone LG 420 Prepaid Cell Phone with Double Minutes for Life
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Actually , I have to direct you to the phone site, because that is the only place you can currently get it. If you want the whole enchilada, go for their bonus packs that they sell now and then.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
HockeyGuyJason
 - Citrus Heights, CA
answer 2
i found a belt carry case for my lg420 at my local wal-mart store next to the cell phones in the electronics deprtment
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
tnt44
 - reno nv
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