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The Ultimate L96G Straight Talk LG Optimus Prepaid Cell Phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The phone features a 4.3" touchscreen and a 5 MP camera, and an unlimited entry phone book lets you easily keep track of all your friends and family. The Straight Talk LG Optimus Cell Phone gives you up to 8 hours of talk time and up to 13 days of standby time. The phone is compatible with the Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited or $60/30-Day Unlimited International service plans. Prepaid phones require no contract, meaning you pay each month for as long as you wish to keep service.
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Questions & Answers for Straight Talk Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone

Question

How do you know what towers a particular phone runs off of??

asked 7 months ago
By
Blinky
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Since the phone model numbers ends in G, it runs off either T-Mobile or AT&T.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The general rule is that phone model number designations ending in "G" will use either AT&T or T-Mobile and those ending in "C" will use Verizon or Sprint. You will have to research further to know the exact network but you can get an idea by going through prior Q&A answers to see if there is a consensus or researching it on the internet.

If you are in a Walmart store and can see the boxes that the phones are packaged in on the shelf or display rack, if you look at the bottom left corner of the box you will see a small rectangular box that will have a code inside that is interpreted this way:

GSM-A = AT&T

GSM-T = T-Mobile

CDMA-V = Verizon

CDMA-S = Sprint

4G Android phones:

LTE-S = Sprint

LTE-T = T-Mobile
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
The general rule is that phone model number designations ending in "G" will use either AT&T or T-Mobile and those ending in "C" will use Verizon or Sprint. You will have to research further to know the exact network but you can get an idea by going through prior Q&A answers to see if there is a consensus or researching it on the internet.

If you are in a Walmart store and can see the boxes that the phones are packaged in on the shelf or display rack, if you look at the bottom left corner of the box you will see a small rectangular box that will have a code inside that is interpreted this way:

GSM-A = AT&T

GSM-T = T-Mobile

CDMA-V = Verizon

CDMA-S = Sprint

4G Android phones:

LTE-S = Sprint

LTE-T = T-Mobile

LTE-A = AT&T
answered 7 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
if the phone model ends in c = verizon cdma
ends in g = at&t gma
answered 7 months ago
By
jjzap
Question

how do you know if a phone is CSMA or GSM?

asked 1 year ago
By
srlepley214
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
Thank you Richardarr! That is what I needed to know! Your awesome!
answered 1 year ago
By
srlepley214
answer 2
I apologize for not being helpful, srlepley214. I actually misinterpreted your question. I assumed you were asking if this particular phone is GSM.

Walmart used to code most of the ST phones in their titles if they were CDMA or GSM but they have discontinued doing that.

However if you are in a Walmart store and are able to look at the box the phone comes in, it will tell you if it is CDMA or GSM on the front of the box in the lower left corner. It will be coded as GSM-A being AT&T, CDMA-V being Verizon, or CDMA-S, being Sprint.

Here on the Walmart website, there is now no consistent way to tell but generally, if the model number ends in "G" it is GSM and if the model number ends in "C" it is CDMA (however, it is sometimes difficult to determine if it is Verizon or Sprint).

So for example, this phone has the model number of "L96G" so it is GSM.

The LG Optimus Showtime has the model number of "L86C" so it is CDMA.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
GSM, primarily using AT&T.

The LG Optimus Showtime, sister phone to this one, uses Verizon CDMA.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

How does this phone compare with the LG optimus extreme?

asked 8 months ago
By
john
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
No, the Extreme uses AT&T. Not Sprint.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
you mightt get sprintwitth extreme i get att withith my phone
answered 8 months ago
By
Puddley
answer 3
The Ultimate generally has betters specs and the main differences that come immediately to mind are:

* the Ultimate has a larger screen at 4.3" compared with 4.0" on the Extreme.

* the Ultimate has a faster processor at 1.0 GHz compared to 800 MHz for the Extreme

* the Ultimate has a front camera in addition to a rear camera compared to the Extreme only having a rear camera.

There are a few other differences too but those are the major ones to me.
answered 8 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this a cdma or a gsm phone

asked 6 months ago
By
passinthru
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
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answer 1
This is a GSM phone.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
GSM
answered 6 months ago
By
Hearts3
answer 3
GSM using AT&T
answered 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Lg OpTIMUS Ultimate

Does this phone have a speakerphone that can be loud when adjusted?
Does it also have a slot for memory card?
asked 6 months ago
By
Suzi
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, but volume OK.
Yes memory slot
answered 6 months ago
By
Hearts3
answer 2
Yes, this phone features a speakerphone that can be adjusted, and also has a slot for a memory card.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

is the LG optimus ultimate or the ZTE MAJESTY better???

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
edub
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
I only know that the optimus has been nothing but trouble. I cannot make outgoing phone calls most of the time. It takes 5 minutes or so for the call to be placed. I get 5-7 notifications of every text I get. Apps constantly crash. I would never recommend this phone to anyone.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
liz43230
answer 2
Well, if you mean by "better" having better specifications, then the ZTE Majesty will generally have better specs.

The Majesty has an upgraded OS, Android 4.1 JellyBean compared with the Ultimate's 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Majesty has a faster processor, a dual-core 1.2 GHz compared with the Ultimate's 1.0 GHz processor.

The Majesty will have a larger screen/display, a 4.5" compared with the Ultimate's 4.35" (just that little bit of difference makes a significant improvement).

The Majesty will have a slightly larger internal memory, 4 GB compared with the Ultimate's 2.53 GB.

The Majesty will have very slightly better battery specs, 7.8 hours talk with 15 day of standby compared with the Ultimate's 7.0 hours of talk and 13 days of standby.

The Majesty will use the Verizon network (native, no roaming) where the Ultimate will use AT&T. Most believe Verizon has a slightly better coverage footprint. This will depend on where you plan to use the phone, however, as to which network is "better."

Some believe that LG is a more reliable and better known product than ZTE but let's face it, even though ZTE is a Chinese-based company and LG being a better known South Korean manufacturer, both phones are probably made in China from Chinese parts.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

Does this come with a physical keyboard?

Virtual keyboards are fine and all, but it is sometimes handier to have a physical one as well.
asked 9 months ago
By
DI
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
sorry, no physical keyboard.. just virtual
answered 9 months ago
By
krocket711
answer 2
Unfortunately, this only has a virtual keyboard.

I understand what you're saying as I miss a physical keyboard too but it seems as if the trend is going toward only virtual keyboards.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

is this phone bluetooth and gps capable ?

and does it have flash with the camera
asked 1 year ago
By
stan
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes it has Bluetooth, GPS and a flash.
answered 1 year ago
By
IsEveryNicknameUsed
answer 2
Yes, yes, and yes !
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
Question

fron faceing camera??

asked 1 year ago
By
paul
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it has a front facing camera
answered 1 year ago
By
IsEveryNicknameUsed
answer 2
yes it has two cameras
answered 1 year ago
By
bikerider1986
Question

whats the differance between this phone and the LG showtime ?

asked 1 year ago
By
king
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
The showtime has a higher rear camera resolution 1280x720, where the ultimate's max rear video is 480x640. The Ultimate will not play a video taken with a showtime in the max resolution. The Ultimate does not have the voice option for the camera, where you say a select word, like "Cheese" for it to take the picture for you and the showtime does. Ultimate=GSM Showtime=CDMA The battery life is supposed to be longer in the Ultimate.
answered 1 year ago
By
IsEveryNicknameUsed
answer 2
From what I can tell, they're pretty much identical with a few very minor differences.

The Ultimate (LG L96G) runs on AT&T and the Showtime (L86C) is on Verizon. That is the main differentiation.

They both have huge 4.3" screens, Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 1 GHz processors, weigh 4.3 oz., 5 MP rear camera with LED flash with low res' front camera, etc., etc.

They are considered sister phones.
answered 1 year ago
By
richardarr
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