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Question

The battery life?

I hav heard that the battery life is 7 days and i have heard a day? Can someone tell me what the life and standby time is?!...
asked 11 months ago
By
Cam
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Battery life is excellent when you restrict background data, which can be done in the mobile data settings.
answered 9 months ago
By
LeeLee10
answer 2
My experience. My phone is turned on at 6:30 AM. It has moderate use throughout the day while I'm at work... some web browsing, game playing, texting and emails etc. When you are not using it, put it in airplane mode and make sure wifi is turned off. It will save on battery life dramatically. So, by 5:30 I usually have about 60% battery life still left on the phone. Hope this helps.
answered 10 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 3
It will always depend on your use but the most I have had mine last is a good 13 hours with low-Normal use
answered 11 months ago
By
THENEXUSALERO
answer 4
3-4 days waiting.... talk all day for short to medium length conversations....get a car charger cord and leave it plugged in...
answered 11 months ago
By
CoolTex01
Question

800MHz processor or 1GHz processor?

I just bought the LG86C Optimus Showtime and the box says it has a 1GHz processor but the online specs say 800MHz, typo?
asked 11 months ago
By
MonkeyButt
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
This phone had a Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon 1Ghz single core processor. The specs that you saw on that particular page are incorrect.
answered 10 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 2
It's a ARMv7 Processor rev 2 (v7l) @1000MHz (1 GHz)
answered 11 months ago
By
ABrewster
answer 3
its a 1 GHZ processor the LG l40g has the 800mhz processor
answered 11 months ago
By
THENEXUSALERO
answer 4
It is a typo on Walmart's side. This phone does have a 1 GHz processor.
answered 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

How do you make this phone a hotspot for other items?

asked 11 months ago
By
Ventureryder
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
There are apps in the Google play store for this, but be warned I have heard of ST throttling data or terminating service. Just keep an eye on your data usage and be smart. This phone allows you to monitor data usage via WiFi and on the mobile network. The arbitrary maximum monthly data usage for ST is 2 GB.
answered 10 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 2
you don't unless you root the phone. Straight talk will not support tethering.
answered 11 months ago
By
Kevingeorgia
answer 3
YOU DON'T STRAIGHT TALK PROHIBITS THAT PLAINLY IN THE USER AGREEMENT
answered 11 months ago
By
THENEXUSALERO
answer 4
You can't. Straight Talk Terms of Service forbids hotspot/tethering use. If they catch you tethering/hot spotting this phone....they can yank your service immediately without refind and go as far as blacklisting your phone so it can never be used on Straight Talk again.
answered 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

can i text to mexico?

asked 10 months ago
By
lagringa1
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
To clarify, this phone is not capable of sending international text message, even with the $60 International Plan as others have stated.

From the Straight Talk website is this:

Can I send international text messages from my Straight Talk phone?

At this time, the Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Precedent (M828C) and LG Optimus Q (L55C) includes unlimited international text messaging to the available destinations at no additional charge with an Unlimited Plans.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
This should work on the $60 international plan.
answered 10 months ago
By
Joss
answer 3
You will probably need international plan if number you are texting is international number
answered 10 months ago
By
SWilson3828
answer 4
No you cannot. This phone does not support international texting. Try using this app though...WhatsApp Messenger.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Netflix?

Can you watch Netflix on this?
asked 10 months ago
By
Sierra
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
Joss
answer 2
Absolutely. Although I would recommend not using it while using mobile data since ST seems to be throttling or restricting service to those that use too much mobile bandwidth. If you use NF on wifi tho, it's good to go!
answered 10 months ago
By
EvilErnie
answer 3
Yes you can watch Netflix and it's smooth too
answered 10 months ago
By
MeMyselfNoo7
answer 4
Yup, you sure can. I would only watch Netflix over WiFi to save on data usage.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
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Is this phone capable of voice commands?

asked 10 months ago
By
JMdolphin
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
Joss
answer 2
It does have Voice Dialer as part of its packaged suite of apps, but no real voice command app. I'm sure you can download an app for it tho.
answered 10 months ago
By
EvilErnie
answer 3
yes it has voice commands
answered 10 months ago
By
MeMyselfNoo7
answer 4
Yes it is capable.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

If 4g lte is available in my area on Verizon tower, can this phone use it?

asked 10 months ago
By
Ra
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
That would be a no.. But since I save 100 bucks a month, and still have great 3g service and am able to watch videos better still than ATT, Sprint s 4g then who cares..
answered 10 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
Negative. This is a 3G phone only.
answered 10 months ago
By
EvilErnie
answer 3
This is a 3G phone so I don't think that it would use 4G
answered 10 months ago
By
MeMyselfNoo7
answer 4
No it cannot. This phone will only use 3G. With that said, Verizon is currently upgrading their towers and service on the prepaid side because they are in the midst of changing their own prepaid plans. This phone does use the prepaid towers.

My 3G speed is quite fast, even in the middle of the day. You should have no problems whatsoever.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

is Verizon going to continue to let Straighttalk use its towers?

asked 10 months ago
By
jbugg
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Of course..
answered 10 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
This phone works on Verizon towers. I have great service in GA. However, it depends on which state you live in. Some states have more Verizon towers than AT&T. Some states have more Sprint towers. I went on line and researched which major cell phone carrier had the most cell towers in my state. I hope this information is helpful.
answered 10 months ago
By
Joss
answer 3
I havent heard otherwise so I would say Yes
answered 10 months ago
By
SWilson3828
answer 4
Yes. This phone is on Verizon's prepaid towers. However, this phone will not use 4G/LTE. It will only use the 3G side.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Where Can I Buy A Decent Case For My New Straight Talk L86c Showtime

asked 10 months ago
By
tedm3
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Online, google search your phone for accessories
answered 10 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
I wanted to buy a case for my LG Showtime last week when I purchased my phone at Walmart last week but they did not sell the case for this phone. I check at several other stores and could not find a case so I tried Amazon.

I found a really nice case on Amazon for the LG Optimus Showtime - Premium Accessory Kit - Black Hard Cover Case + ATOM LED Keychain Light + Screen Protector + Micro USB Car Charger all for $6.99 plus shipping. Fits and works great for the LG Optimus Showtime. They have many cases available on Amazon. Shipping took only 4 days.

I was originally going to get the iPhone but for the price this phone was a bargain and I love it.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jim28
answer 3
You need to buy an Amazon gift card. Type LG l86c phone cases in the Amazon search engine. Amazon has great phone cases from $1.99 to $30. I paid $17 including shipping for a Heavy duty case.
answered 10 months ago
By
Joss
answer 4
Amazon or eBay. You can search for the LG US730 Venice/Splendor. This phone is the exact same thing. Only it has been renamed by Straight Talk for use on their network.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

do u sell a case for this phone

asked 10 months ago
By
flasher
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Me personally no.. I'm just a user, however you can purchase one online. If not at walmart.com just google optimus showitme accessories and buy away..
answered 10 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
I just got the phone and easily found cases online. I got the ManiaGear Heavy Duty Armor Case Combo + ManiaGear Screen Protector for LG Optimus Showtime L86C/L86G (Stright Talk) on Amazon.com. Other LG model cases fit this phone fine. Just have to do some research.
answered 10 months ago
By
Katt11Max
answer 3
I went to AMAZON and bought one for under $20 and it fit just fine.
answered 10 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 4
There are custom fitted cases for this phone available from 3rd party cell phone dealers, Amazon, and eBay. You will need to buy cases for this phone:

LG US730 Splendor/Venice

This Optimus Showtime is the exact same phone.
answered 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
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