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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone

Question

Change number

I tried transferring my current straight talk number to this phone and it did not work. They told me I would have to get a new number. Has anyone had to do this? I don't understand why I would have to get a new number......
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Nic
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I got the problem fixed. The first guy I talked to didn't know what he was talking about. I did still have to change my number however.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
tuckmein82
answer 2
I am not sure, if you allowed your current plan to expire before transferring the number then this would cause your issue. You can only transfer a number if it is currently in a paid plan and active..
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 3
I have never had a problem but was your old phone active when you did this?
I have heard you need to do this before the old phone is inactive.
Same thing if you go back to your old phone or even another new phone. I always port the number the last couple days of my service end date.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
talkayou
answer 4
I was able to transfer my number from the Proclaim to this phone without any problems. My service time also transferred with the remaining time left in the 30 days.

It is possible that you were not on the $45 Unlimited Plan, but the $30 plan? If that was the case that is possibly why your service was not transferred. This phone will only use the Unlimited Plans. It cannot use the $30 plan in any form.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 2
you don't unless you root the phone. Straight talk will not support tethering.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Kevingeorgia
answer 3
YOU DON'T STRAIGHT TALK PROHIBITS THAT PLAINLY IN THE USER AGREEMENT
answered 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

where do i get a case and screen protector for optimus showtime

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
cowboy
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Online using google to search Optimus Showtime Accessories.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
I bought a case through AMAZON for under $20 then bought the cheaper screen protector from Wal-Mart. I had to cut it to size. Total cost under $30.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
I purchased both off of ebay but I think amazon has them as well
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
KatieJ
answer 4
Look on eBay and Amazon. You can search the LG Venice/Splendor, LG US730, or the Optimus Showtime.

This phone has been renamed from the LG Venice/Splendor.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Is this phone a touch screen?

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
nanpat
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
rs2150
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JambaJ
answer 4
Yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Richie845
Question

Is the screen scratch resistance....

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
CD
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's pretty good for a plastic screen, but a screen protector is a relatively cheap way to protect it. I went a few weeks without one and ended up with scratches because it would sometimes end up in the same pocket with my keys.

This phone's front "glass" is not glass, just to be clear. It's definitely plastic. I've disassembled this model to replace its lcd. The digitizer and front face are fused and both definitely plastic.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
mentalpatience
answer 2
just FYI.... this phone DOES NOT have Corning brand Gorilla glass.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
DavidWNC
answer 3
The screen on this phone is Gorilla Glass, but not glass is ever scratch resistant. Best bet is to get a good quality screen protector and use that in conjunction with the gorilla glass.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 4
No it is not but i believe the screen is a little more durable than most cells I've had before.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
KRIS84
Question

Turning off the 3g

Can you pull down the notification bar to turn off 3g like you can turn off wifi gps etc on other phones?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Brit
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I had to go into settings ,then data usage, then turn off mobile data
I could not pull down notification bar to turn off 3g
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CeceMo
answer 2
Yes and you can edit what is on it.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
No.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jchamb
answer 4
You can yes. Sliding down from the top and turn off "mobile data."
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Verizon Prepaid

I have a Verizon prepaid phone can I transfer my same number to this phone through ST. I have my service through Verizon prepaid right now.
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Sue
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES YOU CAN WHEN YOU CALL TO ACTIVATE THE PHONE THEY WILL TRANSFER YOURE NUMBER JUST DID IT WITH MY DAD HE HAD THAT $14.95 WAL-MART VERISON PRE PAY AND I SWITCHED HIS # TO A STREIGHT TALK PHONE AND ALSO THIS PHONE IS CODED GSMA-V PHONE SO IT WORKS 100% ON VERISON NETWORK SO IF VERISON WORKS GOOD FOR YOU YOU WILL LOVE THIS PHONE
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
DADATHUMP
answer 2
yes you can take your number with you
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
rs2150
answer 3
Yes u can port your number.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Richie845
answer 4
Yes you can. Here is how:

1. Call your current provider for your account and pin numbers
2. Buy a $45 service card as this will be required for activation. Can be done at the time of activation also.
3. Call Customer Service or go to straighttalk.com. I find doing this on the web much easier.
4. From the webpage click on Activate/Reactivate > Transfer Number. Put the dot in Transfer number from another carrier.
5. Input the required info, i.e. account and pin numbers. Be sure to use the same contact information you have on file with current carrier.
6. After all activation steps have been completed you will usually have a fully working phone in an hour or two.
7. Enjoy your new phone.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

How do I load minutes to this Phone?

I purchased this phone for an employee, but got the phone back today and need to load minutes. I can not figure out how to load straight talk minutes- can someone PLEASE tell me?? Thanks.
asked 2 years ago
By
Dabossman
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Simple, go to any Walmart store and purchase a $45.00 activation card, get on line to straight talk and follow the directions on the card you just purchased. International calls are more so ask when you get into the electronics dept. at your local store.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
RBolin1943
answer 2
You can buy time at walmart, or you can sign up to automaticly be charged to a credit card
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
rs2150
answer 3
Either go to walmart and buy a $45 usage card, or go to straighttalk.com, open an account, and use a credit card to buy the $45 usage card. You can also set it up to automatically charge your card every thirty days to buy more time.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
cobollover
answer 4
You need to use the $45 Unlimited Card. You need to add the service cards on the website. Simply create an account on Straighttalk.com and it can be done from there, or by calling Customer Service.
answered 2 years ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Jelly Bean

Does this phone run on Jelly bean when bought online, or is there software updates automatically sent to the phone?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jam
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
To clear up the confusion on this question:

Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Android 4.2-4.3 Jelly Bean (API level 17)
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
Comes with Android 4.0.4 Jelly Bean.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
Bought instore with 4.0 already on it.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jchamb
answer 4
This phone has Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4.

I seriously doubt Jellybean will become available for this device. It is up to Straight Talk to release an update.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Cam
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Battery life is excellent when you restrict background data, which can be done in the mobile data settings.
answered 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 months ago
By
CoolTex01
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