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Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone

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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone

Question

size of phone

How can the phone be 3.86 long if it has a 4" screen?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Kindle
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
LCDs are measured diagonally.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MyTechPC
answer 2
It's a good question that many do not realize at first. Screens are measured DIAGONALLY. In other words, the screen will be measured from one corner to the opposite corner. That makes the actual measurement longer than it would be if it was measured from bottom to top of the screen.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can you use your old phone number?

LG L40G Phone
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Dp24
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes.. Unless you let your contract with your old carrier expire. Get onboard just before it expires.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Opalsboy1
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
recordingnut
Question

How do I become a wifi hotspot? Using my phone! No one else involved!

There is a step by step procedure that must be used to become the wifi hotspot. Anyone know how? Can you let me know the steps?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
charlie
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
*lol* ...still not "helpful," eh?

Somebody else can give you the specific step by step procedure or instructions to turn your phone into a wifi hotspot. It's "illegal" and if Straight Talk finds out you are doing it (or using excessive data), your service can be terminated as it's against the Terms of Service you signed up under. If not terminated, they could severely throttle your data transmission speed.

Like I mentioned before, if you want to use a smartphone as a wifi hotspot, most of the contracted services will provide for that. For instance, Verizon allows it for their contracted service within your data allowance. Sprint and others allow it for an additional charge.

You'll have to check each carrier's terms. But again, Straight Talk does not allow you to use any of their phones as a wifi hotspot so I believe it's inappropriate for you to ask this question here as you're asking for somebody to give you instructions on how to do something that's not allowed.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
Straight Talk prohibits using their phones as wifi hotspots. It is against their terms of service. If they find you are using the phone as a hotspot, they will terminate your service as you have agreed to their TOS when you register for service and their TOS explicitly prohibits using the phone as a hotspot.

As I said before, you can use your phone to access the internet if you have a cell signal in any given location. But accessing the internet and using data is for your phone only and it's not to be shared by using it as a hotspot. A hotspot is any device that is essentially acting as a router and allowing multiple connections. Straight Talk does not allow that.

If you want to use a phone as a hotspot --and it doesn't sound as that is what you want to do-- then you have to go to contracted service such as through Verizon where they do allow a smartphone to be used as a hotspot up to your data allowance. But it doesn't sound as if you want to be a hotspot.

To me, it sounds as if you just want to access the internet on your smartphone. If that's the case, you can do that as long as you have a cell signal that provides transmission of data. If you are out in the wilderness somewhere, you may not have that signal. Your phone may show "no signal" and therefore will not be able to access the internet. And you may not even be able to make or receive a voice call.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How do I keep my old cell phone number?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
VeeGee
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Just call straight talk and they will help you.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
shaw49ers04
answer 2
At the time of activation with Straight Talk, you will be asked whether you want a new number or want to "port" your current number.

If you do want to use your old number with Straight Talk, they will ask you for:

1. your contact Information (address) as it is registered with your current service provider including the ZIP code.

2. your account number associated with the current service provider.

3. the PIN or password to your account

Be sure not to cancel service with your current provider before you activate with Straight Talk. An in-service account is a requirement in order to port your number.

The porting process is usually very fast --sometimes within 5-10 minutes) and you will be able to use your old phone while the phone number transfer is taking place.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what carrier does this phone use?

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ucallstar
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
AT&T is the carrier. *FYI* if you look at the code on the bottom left corner of the packaging box, the last letter will be an A or V for AT&T or Verizon, hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
DollFace76
answer 2
AT&T
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

can games be downloaded and played on this phone?

can games be downloaded and played on this phone?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
brushy
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
depends on want you mean by downloaded? can you get game apps? yes, i play candy crush, song pop, pac chop, and even do word search.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
shaw49ers04
answer 2
Absolutely
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Rhyno53
Question

What towers do they run on?

The LG Optimus Extreme---what towers does this use ATT or Verizon??

The Galaxy Centura --what towers does this use ATT or Verizon??

These phones are Straight Talk.

Thanks,
Lee
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
General
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Both are Verizon based
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
WeReviewForYou
answer 2
This phone, the LG Optimus Extreme L40G, uses the AT&T network.

The Samsung Galaxy Centura (on Straight Talk - S738C) uses the Verizon native network.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this phone have a video recorder?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Debby
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
WeReviewForYou
answer 2
Yes it does. I use it quite a bit and it takes pretty good videos. You can even keep the LED flash on in dark conditions and it has other neat features including a zoom function.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what is the User Memory Available

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
gary
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
1GB internal memory, and the device supports up to 32GB SD card.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MyTechPC
answer 2
512 MB RAM

Internal memory/storage: approximately 2.65GB usable

External (MicroSDHC): 4GB, expandable to 32GB
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I just insert my old regular size AT&T sim card into this phone without activation?Thank.

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
jc
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Your AT&T store will be better equipped to answer that question. The phone will require activation either way.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MyTechPC
answer 2
You're saying that you want to use this phone on an AT&T plan? The way I understand it is that the phones that Straight Talk sells are intended to be used with Straight Talk plans. I've read where others have tried to do this but have failed. I suppose that there has to be a way to do it but you'd have to have the knowledge to flash or change the internal configuration to where it would work with another provider. YMMV.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
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