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

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 1 year, 5 months 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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 1 year, 5 months ago
By
Jarryed
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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Is the screen scratch resistance....

asked 1 year, 7 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, 4 months ago
By
mentalpatience
answer 2
just FYI.... this phone DOES NOT have Corning brand Gorilla glass.
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 6 months ago
By
CeceMo
answer 2
Yes and you can edit what is on it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
No.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jchamb
answer 4
You can yes. Sliding down from the top and turn off "mobile data."
answered 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
Comes with Android 4.0.4 Jelly Bean.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
Bought instore with 4.0 already on it.
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

can i text to mexico?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
lagringa1
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
This should work on the $60 international plan.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Joss
answer 3
You will probably need international plan if number you are texting is international number
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
SWilson3828
answer 4
No you cannot. This phone does not support international texting. Try using this app though...WhatsApp Messenger.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Netflix?

Can you watch Netflix on this?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Sierra
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
EvilErnie
answer 3
Yes you can watch Netflix and it's smooth too
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MeMyselfNoo7
answer 4
Yup, you sure can. I would only watch Netflix over WiFi to save on data usage.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Is this phone a touch screen?

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

Is this phone capable of voice commands?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
JMdolphin
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
By
EvilErnie
answer 3
yes it has voice commands
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
MeMyselfNoo7
answer 4
Yes it is capable.
answered 1 year, 8 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, 4 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, 3 months ago
By
DADATHUMP
answer 2
yes you can take your number with you
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
rs2150
answer 3
Yes u can port your number.
answered 1 year, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
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