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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 if a phone is CSMA or GSM?

asked 9 months ago
By
srlepley214
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Thank you Richardarr! That is what I needed to know! Your awesome!
answered 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
answer 3
GSM, primarily using AT&T.

The LG Optimus Showtime, sister phone to this one, uses Verizon CDMA.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

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

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Blinky
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
4 answers
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answer 1
Since the phone model numbers ends in G, it runs off either T-Mobile or AT&T.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
answer 4
if the phone model ends in c = verizon cdma
ends in g = at&t gma
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
jjzap
Question

is this a cdma or a gsm phone

asked 3 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
GSM
answered 3 months ago
By
Hearts3
answer 3
GSM using AT&T
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
Question

How does this phone compare with the LG optimus extreme?

asked 6 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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
richardarr
answer 2
you mightt get sprintwitth extreme i get att withith my phone
answered 5 months, 3 weeks 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 6 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

what network is this phone on? AT&T or Verizon? Verizon doesnt work well where I live.

asked 9 months ago
By
Sandy
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
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answer 1
AT&T
answered 9 months ago
By
IsEveryNicknameUsed
answer 2
This particular phone uses AT&T.
answered 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

Is this also an iPhone?

asked 4 months ago
By
Rapper
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone is an Android Smartphone, that runs on the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The iPhone is a different Cell Phone that is made by Apple.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
No, this phone uses an Android operating system. An iPhone is a specific brand of phone made by Apple that has its own proprietary iOS operating system. Although this phone, like many other Anroid phones, can perform many of the same types of functions that an iPhone can, no smartphone other than an Apple product can be called an actual "iPhone."
answered 4 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

fron faceing camera??

asked 9 months ago
By
paul
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, it has a front facing camera
answered 9 months ago
By
IsEveryNicknameUsed
answer 2
yes it has two cameras
answered 9 months ago
By
bikerider1986
Question

whats the differance between this phone and the LG showtime ?

asked 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
By
richardarr
Question

How do I transfer my Contact List to this phone>

Can I transfer my Contact List from my existing phone, LG Lotus?
What are the steps of the procedure to do the transfer?
asked 5 months ago
By
X-Raycer
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Copy them to your sanDisk
plug it in your new phone
it will copy your address
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
timey
answer 2
When I received my phone, they told me to take out the sim card from my old phone and put it in the LG OPTIMUS . Contacts were automatically transferred.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
HAPPYBRIDE2BE
Question

I am interested on the LG L96, Verizons works better in my area, can this phone work off Verizons network?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
joetech2
on Straight Talk LG Optimus Ultimate L96G Prepaid Cell Phone
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
At&t
answered 3 months ago
By
Hearts3
answer 2
Unfortunately, no, this specific phone (the one featured on this page, the LG Optimus Ultimate L96G), is GSM and configured to work on the AT&T network. You will not be able to change that on this phone.

The LG Optimus Showtime has essentially the same features only on Verizon. It is currently out of stock. I'm not sure if it will be offered again or not. See it here (copy-and-paste):

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Straight-Talk-LG-L86C-Optimus-Showtime-Prepaid-Smartphone/23573707
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
richardarr
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