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

Question

does this phone have GPS

asked 1 year, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
FormerVerizonCustomer
answer 2
Yes ...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
Yes it has Google Maps. Works great.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CoolBoomer
answer 4
Yes it does. Google Maps and Navigation is included.
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
cowboy
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
Online using google to search Optimus Showtime Accessories.
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
MidwestMale
answer 3
I purchased both off of ebay but I think amazon has them as well
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Nic
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Is the screen scratch resistance....

asked 1 year, 11 months ago
By
CD
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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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, 8 months ago
By
mentalpatience
answer 2
just FYI.... this phone DOES NOT have Corning brand Gorilla glass.
answered 1 year, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Brit
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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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, 10 months ago
By
CeceMo
answer 2
Yes and you can edit what is on it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
No.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Jchamb
answer 4
You can yes. Sliding down from the top and turn off "mobile data."
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
Jam
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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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, 11 months ago
By
Jarryed
answer 2
Comes with Android 4.0.4 Jelly Bean.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JLee12345
answer 3
Bought instore with 4.0 already on it.
answered 1 year, 11 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
tweeder85
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
It's a plastic cover, peel it off and it will then be smooth. It's just for shipping.
answered 1 year, 10 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, 10 months ago
By
Tbear3
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 10 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, 11 months ago
By
LeeLee10
Question

is there a front and back camera?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Deb
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
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answer 1
YES and the really cool thing is, when you're taking a front pic, all you have to do is say "CHEESE" and the photo will snap, you don't have to push any buttons!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Radise
answer 3
Yes.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
LeeLee10
answer 4
Yes, phone has front and rear cameras.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Jarryed
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