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Question

Is the screen scratch resistance....

asked 1 year, 3 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 ago
By
mentalpatience
answer 2
just FYI.... this phone DOES NOT have Corning brand Gorilla glass.
answered 1 year, 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 1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
KRIS84
Question

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

asked 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
OZP12
answer 2
you don't unless you root the phone. Straight talk will not support tethering.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
Kevingeorgia
answer 3
YOU DON'T STRAIGHT TALK PROHIBITS THAT PLAINLY IN THE USER AGREEMENT
answered 1 year, 4 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, 4 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does this phone have GPS

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

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

asked 1 year, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

is there a front and back camera?

asked 1 year, 2 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, 2 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 2
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Radise
answer 3
Yes.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
LeeLee10
answer 4
Yes, phone has front and rear cameras.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

Can you put a lock code on the LG Optimus Showtime? And will cases for the LG Optimus L7 work for the LG Optimus Showtime?

asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
JJ
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes on the lock code. I don't know about the case. I ordered one from Amazon.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 2
yes u can put a code on ur phone and u can get cases on ebay
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Radise
answer 3
Yes you can put lock codes such as pin number, password, pattern or face unlock, no those cases will not fit that phone, they're two completely different phones. Amazon.com has a lot of showtime cases.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
LeeLee10
answer 4
Phone supports pattern, facial recognition, numeric, and slide locks.

As for that specific face, probably not. Camera location probably does not line up, along with volume rocker, etc. You can find cases at Ebay and Amazon pretty cheap for this device. Search for the LG US730..aka LG Venice.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

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

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
jbugg
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Of course..
answered 1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
Joss
answer 3
I havent heard otherwise so I would say Yes
answered 1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

does it have a front camera

i see a little circle on the front that i assume is a camera, but its not mentioned in the description... is it a front cam?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
ericLday
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes there is a front camera as well as the one on the back. When using the front camera, you only have to say "CHEESE" and the photo will snap, you don't have to push the button!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 2
yes!! front abd back camera!! i couldnot get front camera to work<<
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
nikki131313
answer 3
yes
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
acm42
answer 4
There is a front facing camera on this phone.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
Question

My conract with t-mobile is now up. If I go with straight talk, do I have to

cancel t-mobile service, or will s.t. do that for me? I'm interested in the lg

Optimus Showtime smartphone. Also, can I keep my same number?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
sb
on Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
MY WIFE HAD VERIZON. SHE HAD TO GO TO VERIZON FIRST THEN GO TO ST. TO TRANSFER NUMBER. REAL EASY GO TO WEB SITE CLICK ON ACTIVATE PHONE, CLICK ON USE MY OWN OR TRANSFEREERD NUMBER. MAY TAKE UP TO 1 OR MORE HOURS TO DO IT. ALSO YOU HAVE TO TEXT/CALL EVERYONE YOU CHANGED CELL COMPANIES BUT HAVE THE SAME NUMBER
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
BISHOP5525
answer 2
No, don't cancel! Get your ST service going, they will switch your number and cancel your service with TM. If you cancel your service first, you won't be able to keep your number. I have the phone you're looking at and LOVE it. My previous phone was an iPhone, and this one is equal at least!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
SaazME
answer 3
after you change over YOU CANCEL but to take your number with you u must have active number with t-mobile..
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
nikki131313
answer 4
Yes, you can port your number to this phone. Your phone number MUST be active for this to work. Once you port your number your previous phone will cease to work, effectively cancelling your plan. Always wise to call T-Mo and make sure though.

Here are the steps to take from a contract device:

1. Call your current carrier to retrieve your account and pin numbers
2. Purchase a $45 Unlimited Card as this will be needed for activation(can be done at time of activation online)
3. Either call Customer Service or go online to Straighttalk.com, click on Activate/Reactivate > Transfer Number. Put the dot in transfer number from another carrier.
4. Enter the required information(account/pin numbers). Be sure to use the same contact info on file with your current carrier.
5. After all activation steps have been completed you will usually have a full working phone within an hour or two.
6. Enjoy your new phone
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Jarryed
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