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Straight Talk Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone

Connect on the go with the Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone. Surf the web, talk to friends, text and more with this full feature LG Optimus Zip Phone. Your Straight Talk Cell Phone features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, 3.2" touchscreen and a slider QWERTY keyboard. Take photos and video of friends and family with the 3-megapixel camera/video recorder. The LG Optimus Zip Phone also comes with Bluetooth wireless technology, GPS, 3G WiFi connectivity and an MP3 player (cable not included) so you can play all your favorite tunes on the go. Get access to over 450,000 apps on Google Play and fun features such as gravity sensor and tilt and shake with your Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone. This phone will ONLY work 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 Zip Cell Phone

Question

where do you go in cell phone to add airtime

I just bought new LG Optimus Zip cell phone last week. Love it but soon will need to add air time but where do I find this in phone to add airtime? thank you for your help
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Candy
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
when u buy a air time card it will tell u to call a # to add mins to phone
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
bluemonkey707
answer 2
I believe that you add it online through the straight talk website. You can add airtime there through cards purchased at Walmart or directly charged to a credit card.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
KC58601
Question

What network does this work with, Verizon, Sprint or AT & T?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Bob
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just bought this phone and it works on the Verizon Towers
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
TRuss332
answer 2
Verizon
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Vonnice
 - Selma,Alabama
answer 3
Model # STLGL75CPWP

So that tells me that it runs off Verizon being that the letter "c" is there.

AT&T have letter "g"
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
pickySandy
 - West Virginia
answer 4
VERIZON
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
KORTIZ1981
Question

does this phone use verizon towers

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
chuck
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Does the LG Optimus Zip run on the Verizon network?
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Wallyman97
answer 2
Yes, this phone is on Verizon.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 3
yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
fidgit23
Question

Can I use this phone to connect to the internet on my pc? Very important. If not please recommend a phone for me! : )

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Razzmataz
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Get phones with "hotspot" feature, not this one.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ouchyman
answer 2
Try this one, Samsung S390G. It's sold here.

Do a search, I've seen it bundled with 1 year of time and 1200 minutes for use with the cheaper tracfone pay as you go plans.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
sambi91
answer 3
You cannot. Straight Talk terms of service forbids tethering and hot spot use.

If you are looking for tether and hot spot use, you will more than likely need a contract phone with tether/hot spot use options. Those options do cost more.

I am not sure if other prepaid services...Boost, Virgin, etc. offer hot spot tethering use.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
 - Has a stalker giving me negative votes xD
Question

is this a cdma phone

I need to know if this a CDMA phone because I heard that CDMA phones are about to become obsolete in 12/31/14...so it would be pointless to buy one
asked 7 months ago
By
machine4966
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
...in addition, I'm now hearing that many Verizon CDMA phones will have the ability to be upgraded to VoLTE so it's all the more reason against not buying a CDMA phone just because in another few years, Verizon plans to convert their entire network to VoLTE.

And, like I was saying, you'll probably want a new phone by the time CDMA is entirely phased out.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
machine4966, this is a CDMA phone using the Verizon native netowrk.

However, what you heard about CDMA being phased out by the end of the year is ENTIRELY false!!! Yes, it will eventually be phased out but Verizon and Sprint (the two CDMA carriers in the U.S.) have hundreds of thousands of CDMA phones out there right now and are continuing to sell them as we speak.

VoLTE (which will replace Verizon's CDMA) will start rolling out later this year. However, it will be several years before the transition is complete. I read somewhere that it could be 2021 before the transition is completely done.

I would definitely not let this stop you from purchasing a Verizon phone, or a Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon (like this one), or any CDMA phone whether it uses Verizon or Sprint because you will definitely want a new phone before the transition is complete. Most people do not keep their phones more than two years, if that.

JMO.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
machine4966, this is a CDMA phone using the Verizon native netowrk.

However, what you heard about CDMA being phased out by the end of the year is ENTIRELY false!!! Yes, it will eventually be phased out but Verizon and Sprint (the two CDMA carriers in the U.S.) have thousands and thousands of CDMA phones out there right now and are continuing to sell them as we speak.

VoLTE (which will replace Verizon's CDMA) will start rolling out later this year. However, it will be several years before the transition is complete. I read somewhere that it could be 2021 before the transition is completely done.

I would definitely not let this stop you from purchasing a Verizon phone, or a Straight Talk phone that uses Verizon (like this one), or any CDMA phone whether it uses Verizon or Sprint because you will definitely want a new phone before the transition is complete. Most people do not keep their phones more than two years, if that.

JMO.
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can i use this phone to get a WI-FI signal for other devices?

I just purchased a tablet for my daughter and niece for x-mas. We live in the country. My niece does not have internet or cable/satilite. (and my brother can not afford it) My Aunt bought this modle phone for her. I read on the tablet Q&A that you can use some phone as a WI-FI connection for other devices. Is this one of them, if so how do I enable that feature? If not what type of phone can be used in this capacity and my Aunt will take it back and trade for that modle. though she really wanted this phone. thank you for your attention.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
hanabear
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Look for phones with "Hotspot" feature. This is does not have it.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ouchyman
answer 2
Yes and no. The Android system is capable, but Straight Talk's data usage rules do not permit it. FoxFi is a great free app for this, but use on Straight Talk at your own peril.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
RealityCheQ
answer 3
No, you cannot tether to this phone.

Straight Talk terms of service does not allow it.

By doing so, you will risk having your phone shut off by Straight Talk, possibly having your number blacklisted as well. Straight Talk will not refund you for lost service time.

Lastly with hot spot and tether use, Straight Talk go as far as blocking you from using Straight Talk in the future.

From the terms of service is this: Term 7. STRAIGHT TALK UNLIMITED PLANS CANNOT BE USED FOR: (1) access to the Internet, intranets, or other data networks except as the device’s native applications and capabilities permit, or (2) any applications that tether your device to a laptop or personal computer other than for the use of Wireless Sync(cloud computing, checkbook sync, etc).
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Turn by turn GPS

Can I receive turn by turn GPS instructions on this phone?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
GB
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, the stand alone GPS works just fine.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ouchyman
answer 2
Yes you can. Google Navigation is included.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

What excatly does talk time mean? does that just mean the batery life when on the phone?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Britt
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
mustangjen1972
answer 2
Exactly, that is how long the battery will last if only used for talking.

They came up with that time under optimal lab conditions. More than likely, you will see less in the real world.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Service Area and Memory?

WMT says it won't work in my area, Straight Talk website says it will. Any suggestions on this conflict.

Regarding comments about poor memory. Are the people with memory problems doing something wrong?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ferdrock
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
This LG Optimus Zip works on Verizon network that covers most of the country.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Ouchyman
answer 2
Do not trust the Walmart zip code search. It is not reliable. This phone runs on Verizon, so if you get Big Red in your area then this device will work.

No Ferd, it is not something they are doing. When you get this phone brand new, there is only about 150mb of free internal storage. That is about 5 apps. In addition, nearly all the installed apps cannot be moved to the sdcard.

It is a problem with a lot of phones on Straight Talk as they do not use top of the line phones. This phone is at the low end of the spectrum on stats.

For many people though, this phone will work great if they only talk and text and want a smartphone.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can the SD card be upgraded?

I am seeing reviews that like the phone, but not the lack of memory. Is there a way to fix that?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
wondering
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Zip Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
You can buy a bigger micro SD card for the phone, but the problem with it is the internal memory is so small, whatever programs come with the phone can't be moved to the SD card and you have to pick and choose which programs you update that can't be moved to the SD card. Programs that can be stored on an SD card can be upgraded as long as there's space on the SD card, I believe it can support up to 32 gigs.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Queensheila
answer 2
You can put in up to a 32 GB SD card and move some apps to the SD card, but even then it won't help much as it will still leave certain data for that app on the internal memory, and there's nothing that can be done about that.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
clark71822
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