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The Straight Calk LG Optimus Prepaid Phone features a 4" touchscreen scratch-resistant display, virtual keyboard and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system for quick and easy navigation of all of your applications and messaging. This black LG Optimus Cell Phone has dual cameras that let you document your life and video chat with your friends and family while you're on the go! Additional features of this Straight Talk Prepaid Cell Phone include 3G/WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth wireless technology, advanced GPS capabilities and a 1GHz processor. Plus, this black LG Optimus Cell Phone has 5 home screens, light, gravity and proximity sensors, MP3 player, hands-free speaker, voice commands and unlimited entry phonebook. Your Straight Calk LG Optimus Prepaid Phone only works with the Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $60/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black

Question

says it won't work in my area but verison does work in my area. Why does it say it won't work there. Zip 48847

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Laura
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
1 answer
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answer 1
It definitely uses Verizon towers. I suggest checking with Straight Talk's customer service to make sure it works in your area.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ILiveInTheDesert
Question

Is the carrier Verizon or ATT?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
annie
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
For anybody who may be searching through the Q&As to find out what network this phone uses, CRL143 is correct. It uses the Sprint "native" (no roaming) network.

The "C" that riverrat88 refers to designates that it is a CDMA phone. With Straight Talk smartphones, that could mean that it will use EITHER Verizon or Sprint; one or the other (a feature phone or non-smartphone with a "C" designation will be using Verizon, however).
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Just picked this phone up myself. It's definitely SPRINT. The box notes CDMA-S if you want to check out this coverage map. If you want verizon, you need to find a CMDA-V phone.
answered 10 months ago
By
CRL143
answer 3
Its verizon. If u go to straighttalk.com and look at the model # u will see the letter c at the end that means verizon towers and g means at&t
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
riverrat88
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What network does this phone use? I have seen answers verizon &sprint. I just want to know what network it uses.

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
snookcom
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
Do your research folks. I respectfully disagree that this phone runs on Verizon. It is a Sprint powered phone.

I know the OP may no longer be around but for those who may look in on this question, there seems to be a lot of confusion as to what phone this really is and what network it uses.

Some of the reviews for this phone are posted for another phone and seem to be misclassified. I can readily see that.

For the record, this phone is an LG Optimus Black L85C.

It runs on the Sprint (CDMA) native network. It does NOT run on Verizon.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
it uses verizon towers.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
droidluver
answer 3
It uses Verizon towers
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
ILiveInTheDesert
Question

this phone is not a verizon phone

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
tim
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
@DryWater. Hi, actually, Straight Talk's Verizon AND Sprint -powered phones both will have the coding "C" as it is their way of designating "CDMA."

Straight Talk's GSM phones will have the letter "G" at the end of their model number.

This particular phone, an Optimum Black, LG L85C is CDMA running on Sprint. The reason I say this is that I remember when it was introduced last year and all the articles and reviews at the time clearly stated that it was a Sprint-powered phone. Here is an example (copy-and-paste):

http://www.phonenews.com/straight-talk-quietly-launches-sprint-powered-lg-optimus-black-20030/
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Are you sure it uses Sprint and not Verizon? The 'C' in STLGL85C (the model number) would point me to it being Verizon.
answered 1 year ago
By
DryWater
answer 3
Right, it uses the Sprint network.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
richardarr
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Is this at and t or tmobile

asked 7 months ago
By
jedi
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
No, This LG Optimus cell phone is through Straight talk, a company offering prepaid cell-phone service with no contract.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Neither, the phone featured on THIS page, the LG Optimus Black (L85C) is CDMA using the Sprint native network (no roaming).

If ordering this phone, make sure that you are located in an area of Sprint native coverage. As we all know, Sprint has spotting coverage once getting away from the big metropolitan areas.

Check their coverage map to hone in on your address or the addresses of the places you plan to use the phone (copy-and-paste):

http://coverage.sprint.com/mycoverage.jsp?id=BO543STC

Uncheck BOTH 4G boxes as this phone will be limited to 3G.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
This particular phone, the LG Optimus Black (LG L85C) on Straight Talk will use the Sprint native network ...no roaming.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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Does this phone use Verizon towers?

asked 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
fungranny
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
Again, no, it will not use Verizon towers. It will use SPRINT towers.
answered 2 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
NO it doesn't it uses att or t moblie sim cards or straight talk sim cards or another carrier that uses the same kind of network. verizon is not compatible
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
By
bikerider1986
answer 3
fungranny, this phone will use Sprint towers. If purchasing this phone, be sure to check that you have adequate Sprint coverage in the areas you plan to use the phone. As you may know, Sprint has spotty coverage in rural areas and a much smaller coverage footprint than Verizon.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
Question

does it work with verizon towers

asked 9 months ago
By
tbucket
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
3 answers
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answer 1
The phone featured on THIS page, the LG Optimus Black (LG L85C) will use the SPRINT native network.

There are many LG Optimus phones on Straight Talk so be careful to distinguish which LG Optimus you are referring to. Some of the LG Optimus phones will use Verizon and some will use AT&T. I have a Optimus Extreme that runs on AT&T. Other Optimus models will use Verizon.

THIS phone, the LG Optimus BLACK (Black is the model) or the L85C, will use SPRINT ...native network only which means no roaming.
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
YES and NO. I say mine is verizon. others say no.
Strangely, before I bought my phone I put in my Cottage zip and the web page said yes it has reception. Which it did. Now when I put in the cottage zip it reads No.
When I was in the mountains on a road trip, I had two daughters with me with cell phones. One ATT one Verizon. My phone had identical performance as the other Verizon. When in certain areas of the Mountains we both lost reception.

I submit, this phone model had a change of networks.
I believe mine to be Verizon.
answered 8 months ago
By
sdanville
answer 3
No it works through sprint, I bought two thinking they were verizon and i'm five miles out of the sprint tower range, I have no signal, 1x mode.
answered 8 months ago
By
SGD825
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Who is the service provider? Verizon? Att&T?

asked 2 years ago
By
Rose
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
Sprint.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Canopyfan2
answer 2
Its a prepaid phone through Straight talk.
answered 2 years ago
By
1983Chris
 - Pittsburgh Pa
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What carrier does this phone use----Verizon, Sprint, etc?

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
taffy
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
Sprint !!!
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Verizon
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
acm42
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Apps?

What about the apps? Is there a google play store?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Goldie
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone, Black
2 answers
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answer 1
yes, there is a google play store. I have apps like facebook, twitter, instagram, pandora, subway surfers, temple run 2 audible (where i can listen to books at work). good memory.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
TaraM86
answer 2
Yes this has access to Google Play App Store
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JStee
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