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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

existing cell number use

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Hey33
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
You can transfer your old number only if your contract with your old carrier is still active. If you wait until it runs out you will lose that option.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Opalsboy1
answer 2
Yes. We transferred our current number over to this phone with straight talk
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
shoppingnow1002
Question

can I keep same phone number

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asked 11 months ago
By
daffy
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Just call the 1-800 straight talk number and activate new phone and indicate the number you want to use. Activates in minutes and ready to use. Im using my old att number and have activated it on 3 straight talk phones now.
answered 10 months ago
By
midnightboatride
answer 2
Sure, as long as all conditions are met, you will be given the option to "port" your current number when you activate the phone.

Keep your current service active and at the time you activate your new phone, be prepared to give Straight Talk your:

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

2. account number at your current provider

3. PIN or password to the account at your current provider
answered 11 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is there a cover or a case that will fit this cellphone?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Ritzcrackers
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
There are several on Amazon.com. Search for "lg optimus extreme case" or something like that.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kb907
answer 2
Yes, I got mine at Amazon as another viewer said they got theirs there but you have to Look for the LG5 that is sold in Europe. It is same phone and size and mine fit.

I also was in the mall and got from a kiocart a case ith belt looks on the back so I could ware it on my belt when shopping and did not have pants that had a pocket or one big enough. They have seveal styles but you need to fit the phone to them.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
newsmarty1
Question

Can I download an app. for talk to text feature since this phone doesn't seem to have it?

I was surprised that the cheaper, LG Optimus Dynamic has speech/talk to text but not voice dialing, yet this phone (the LG Optimus Extreme) has the voice dialing feature but not the speech/talk to text feature, & it's almost double the money. Hmmm. I couldn't seem to find an LG phone, w/a 4.0 android, w/both these features, so, I'm hoping that there is an app. that I can download before I decide to buy this phone. Does anyone know the answer?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JMdolphin
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
This phone has the talk to text feature. There is a microphone in the top left hand corner. Touch the microphone and you have the option of speaking or a tutorial can be watched. For me it does the texting fine but it puts the name in the text instead of in the send to. It also doesn't do the voice command for calling right for me.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
lsepse
answer 2
Go with the LG optimus Showtime it is around $50 more but has the functions u r looking for
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
STEELERS76
Question

Can you use your old phone number?

LG L40G Phone
asked 1 year, 6 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, 6 months ago
By
Opalsboy1
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 6 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does the LG Extreme have a front camera?

What is the difference between the LG Extreme and the LG Exceed?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
lizzie
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Sorry, I tried to answer your question but I guess it didn't quite meet your needs. :( At least I tried, right?

If you research on both phones by doing some searching around the internet, you'll be able to compare features of both and make a decision based on your own research.

Good luck!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
No front camera on the Extreme.

I also looked at the Exceed which is a CDMA phone that is sold for use directly through Verizon Wireless prepaid service. It's not a Straight Talk phone but is sold by Walmart to be used directly through Verizon. It will use Verizon's native network and service will be directly through Verizon.

The extreme (this phone) is a phone to be used through Straight Talk on the AT&T's GSM network. It will primarily use AT&T's towers.

A few of the major differences between the Exceed and the Extreme from what I noticed by quickly comparing them are (and I'm not 100% positive that I'm correct):

Exceed has a dual-core processor running a 1.2 GHz while the Extreme has a 800 GHz processor.

Exceed has both a front and back camera while the Extreme only has a rear camera.

Exceed has Gorilla Glass where the Extreme does not.

There seem to be other upgrades on the Exceed as it appears to be a newer product but even though it may cost less, you will pay quite a bit more for service than you would by using the Extreme on Straight Talk.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

it says it only works with $45/30 day card can u not use the 6 month card?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
jen
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
They have a 6 month card for the $45 plan on the straight talk app so I say it should work as long as its the $45 6 month plan.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
shaw49ers04
answer 2
Sure, jen, you can use the 90- 180- (or 365-day refills on the Straight Talk site).

You are just buying 6 refills in one card when you buy the 6-month (180-day) card.

In fact, I just looked at the face of the card and it says just that "The convenience of buying 6 x $45 Unlimited Plans in one card."
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Can I pay for service for a year in advance

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jerry
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. 1, 3, 6, and 12 month Unlimited (domestic) service plans are available. And they are cumulative. i.e. Buy 2 of the 1 month plans and you get 2 months of service. Buying the 3, 6, and 12 month plans gets you a small discount over buying 2 or more of a lesser time plan.
The International service plan is only available in the 1 month plan.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
LogicalThinker2
answer 2
Yes, you are able to do that through the Straight Talk website. You have the option of buying the 365-day refill card for $495 which effectively brings the monthly rate (or 30-day rate) down to $41.25.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

does this have gps

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Edo
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Extreme L40G Pre-Paid Smartphone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. And maps and navigation.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
LogicalThinker2
answer 2
Yes, and the navigation function is through Google Maps which provides turn-by-turn GPS navigation to your destination plus many other features.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
richardarr
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