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Question

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

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
jbugg
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Of course..
answered 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Joss
answer 3
I havent heard otherwise so I would say Yes
answered 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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, 2 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, 1 month ago
By
DADATHUMP
answer 2
yes you can take your number with you
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
rs2150
answer 3
Yes u can port your number.
answered 1 year, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does this phone have GPS

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
BOB
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Is there a phone that doesn't anymore? Yes, it does and google navigation.. Very good..
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
Yes ...
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
Yes it has Google Maps. Works great.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
CoolBoomer
answer 4
Yes it does. Google Maps and Navigation is included.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can I get reception in the country?

Will I have reception out of town? I have great cell phone reception from verizon right now.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Bet
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Does tree make a sound when it falls? Well to find that out you have to find out if verizon has towers "out in the country" where you are.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
Interesting you should ask... I was Verizon Wireless customer and this phone hits the same towers.... no noticeable connection problems here.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
I have gone to FL, GA, TN, SC, and DC with this phone and never had a dropped call.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
KatieJ
answer 4
This phone uses Verizon so you should not notice any difference. Verizon's coverage of the USA is around 90%.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can I keep my same phone number if using show time Optimus?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jschult
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Yup! If the number is active at the time of transfer then yes.. If you canceled your former provider already then no.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
Yep I did but it took 24 hours - I finally had to call support and they were able to complete in 20 minutes. Not very good English support. But we made it through.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
Yes, you can port it over by calling their customer service or by going online to the straight talk website.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
KatieJ
answer 4
You can yes.

From contract phones:

1. Call your provider and get account and pin numbers
2. Buy a $45 service card(can be done at time of activation)
3. Call Straight Talk Customer Service or go online to straighttalk.com Website is a lot easier.
4. Click on Activate/Reactivate > Transfer Number > Transfer number from another carrier.
5. Input the required information. Be sure to the same contact information you have on file with your current carrier.
6. After all activation steps have been completed you will usually have a full working phone within a couple of hours.
7. Enjoy your new phone

From a current Straight Talk phone:

1. See step 4 above. Put the dot in Transfer my Straight Talk service.
2. After activation steps have been completed the new phone will work within 15 minutes. I recently did this and was and running in 5 minutes.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

raised edges around sides?

my phone just came in today and are the sides around the screen suppose to be raised? The edges of the phone?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
tweeder85
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's a plastic cover, peel it off and it will then be smooth. It's just for shipping.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 2
There is a plastic protective strip that runs around the phone. All you have to do is peel it off, start at one of the corners - it's only there to protect the phone while in transit. Once you peel it off the corners and edges are shiny and smooth. I discovered this by calling LG and they told me to peel off the protective strip around the phone.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Tbear3
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
kei1966
answer 4
I had this problem too, seemed like the edges were plastic and it was peeling off, my case had not arrived yet, but now I have my case on it and the problem has stopped, but you should buy a case asap to stop this problem, go to amazon.com they have a lot of them for this phone.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
LeeLee10
Question

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

asked 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Ventureryder
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 2
you don't unless you root the phone. Straight talk will not support tethering.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Kevingeorgia
answer 3
YOU DON'T STRAIGHT TALK PROHIBITS THAT PLAINLY IN THE USER AGREEMENT
answered 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
I purchased both off of ebay but I think amazon has them as well
answered 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CoolTex01
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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
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