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New Touchscreen LG800g for Tracfone

April 29th, 2011

Tracfone LG800g Touchscreen

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Finally, an excellent phone for all you Tracfone customers out there! The LG800g represents the first of two new and fully featured phones available for the Tracfone brand. Up until now, Tracfone’s were mostly “dumb” devices that didn’t do much but make/receive phone calls and send an occasional text or two. The new LG800g changes all that for the Tracfone brand because this phone has all of the useful features we have come to expect from modern devices including onboard mp3 player, expandable SD card, video recorder, digital camera and more. Find out if the LG800g is available in your Area

Yet another first for a Tracfone, is the ability to install apps. Similar to the LG900g, the LG800g is Java app capable so the ability to expand functionality is virtually endless!   In another first, web browsing works very well, especially when Opera mini is installed. The only real downside is the resistive screen which takes a bit of getting used to but once you do, it becomes a fun phone to use.

If you’ve been waiting for a decent device to upgrade that old dinosaur of a Tracfone, the LG800g may just be the phone for you! Let us know what you think in the comments and feel free to ask any questions or How tos!

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  1. Jeff
    April 5th, 2012 at 22:28 | #1

    Can you zoom in when viewing websites to read fine print and enlarge images?

  2. Andrew
    April 5th, 2012 at 03:26 | #2

    Can you type data into websites or just look at website content? I need local weather radar and have to type in my current zip code.

  3. Andrew
    April 5th, 2012 at 02:38 | #3

    Can you enter data into websites? I often go to the weather channel’s website and enter my zip code. Can the LG800G do this?

  4. BRAD
    March 22nd, 2012 at 20:18 | #4

    can you download java script without hooking up to a computer if not where can i get a cable?

  5. Jeff
    March 13th, 2012 at 06:02 | #5

    Can anyone tell me where to get an actual manual for this phone. The one supplied with it barely scratches the surface. Am going to try the LG website and maybe they’ll be of some help.
    Thanks to all…..

  6. Laurie Jones
    February 9th, 2012 at 18:18 | #6

    I just got this phone and so far, I like it…need a manual, but any who…I DO NOT have the phone locked,BUT – when I receive a call, I have to unlock the phone. Any advice for me?

  7. Mike
    October 26th, 2011 at 01:32 | #7

    have had my LG800G for about 2 months and have never had a problem with the text. I am wondering if anyone knows how to turn on the speaker phone?

  8. Edward
    October 9th, 2011 at 16:20 | #8

    Also when I text— it shows the telephone number—I would like it show my name. Any way to change that

  9. Edward
    October 3rd, 2011 at 15:01 | #9

    When sending messages to an e-mail address—how to you change who it is from.
    Mine shows the telephone number, I want it to show my name.

  10. Karen
    August 22nd, 2011 at 23:32 | #10

    Yes, but not a physical keyboard. It’s an electronic keyboard where you tap the keys on your phones screen.

  11. Karen
    August 22nd, 2011 at 20:54 | #11

    Have had this phone 2 months and touchscreen has never frozen. The virtual keyboard letters are a bit small so sometimes I press the wrong one, but overall it’s o.k,

  12. Karen
    August 22nd, 2011 at 20:49 | #12

    I had problems receiving text messages. After several calls to customer service, I was told it’s a software problem with LG 800G phones. They sent me a replacement LG 800 GSM phone with a new SIM card and the problem was resolved. Note: your contact information will not be saved to your new phone so make a written or typed copy of contact information before your “software problem” phone is deactivated).

  13. dwight
    July 21st, 2011 at 02:18 | #13

    once the call connects, you will get a tab at the bottom that allows you to turn it on/off. It’s the left most bottom tab.

  14. David
    July 20th, 2011 at 23:55 | #14

    How do you turn on the speaker phone function when making a call on the LG800G?

  15. ME
    July 18th, 2011 at 16:12 | #15


    To all of you who are still experiencing issues with your incoming and outgoing text messages I would strongly recommend you contact CS and have them program you a new sim card which just might alleviate the problem.

  16. ME
    July 18th, 2011 at 16:02 | #16


    I recently spoke to Tracfone tech help and LG headquarters. I wanted to confirm that there wasn’t a lingering text glitch on my LG800g.
    Apparently both sources confirmed that this model has been programmed ( Tracfone) not to identify the sender of an incoming text. It is only after you open it that the sender’s identity is revealed. I have never experienced this ” lack of a feature” with any of my previous owned Tracfones.

    This seems to be a ” forced money making scheme” even though the cost of a regular text message is relatively low. I do not agree with this tactic and will more than likely not purchase any Trac- LG mobile models in the future.

    Definitely something to consider…

  17. ME
    July 9th, 2011 at 16:40 | #17

    I have been a TF customer for 11 years. Everytime a newer model became available I would upgrade. I never had any problems before aquiring the lg800g. Text, Voice Mail, Incoming Calls, etc. were severe enough problems to render the phone virtually useless. I called the main headquarters where I spoke to a lovely person I could easily communicate with and a few sim cards later I seem to be fine.Perhaps by the time I called they had some of the kinks worked out?

    The only issue that seems to be lingering is I have no clue as to who sent the text message until after I open it. To be continued….

  18. Devy
    June 26th, 2011 at 02:55 | #18

    ok so im in victorville, ca (92394) and iwant this and it wont let me…. I NEED MAJOR HELP can someone help ?

  19. Lisa Whitefield
    June 24th, 2011 at 02:16 | #19

    Will net10 send a new lg800g out for exchange if technical support can’t get the texting to work?

  20. Lisa Whitefield
    June 24th, 2011 at 02:04 | #20

    Myself and a family member have bought an lg800g net10 tracfone and loved it until we discovered that it isn’t recieving or sending picture text from the lovely big screen. After talking to technical support, I don’t get msg text either.

  21. Laurie
    June 23rd, 2011 at 03:08 | #21

    Does this have speakerphone and how do i use it?

  22. dwight
    June 20th, 2011 at 02:54 | #22

    Adding a ringtone to individuals on your contact list is easy. When adding new, scroll to the bottom of the screen where you enter the contact info and click ‘More’. First selection on subsequent screen is Ringtone. Click that and it will let you pick a ringtone or mp3.

  23. Dina
    June 20th, 2011 at 00:05 | #23

    Same problem here. called support and they said 24 hrs. still waiting. will send it back if issues arent resolved..too bad. i like the little phone.

  24. lisa
    June 19th, 2011 at 23:39 | #24

    @Cletus Decker
    just got the phone that part havent figured out yet and how to put ringtones with the caller who is calling

  25. lisa
    June 19th, 2011 at 23:37 | #25

    I ordered this phone on tracphone site then later that night I was watching HSN anyone knows what that is. They had a today special for 99.00 u got this lg800 with home, car charger and 1200 mins and get this instead of the usual double mins for life it come with triple mins for life. Needless to say what i had order just hours before for 50.00 i canceled and got this one. Hell the mins alone u would pay that much for but the triple mins for life i had to go for it. We got the phones and luv it but will take some getting use to

  26. dwight
    June 19th, 2011 at 16:47 | #26

    Haven’t been able to find a manual for the phone but here is a nice page with many how tos…http://saveonprepaidphones.com/lg800g_how_to_manual. As for songs, you need an sd card and a micro usb cable. Plug it into PC, phone will show up as an external hard drive sort of like a USB thumb drive. After that, just a matter of dragging the songs to a folder of your choosing or simply create a new folder labeled mp3s or something and drag them there..

  27. dwight
    June 19th, 2011 at 16:43 | #27
  28. stacey
    June 19th, 2011 at 01:33 | #28

    How do i put songs on the mp3 player part of the phone?

  29. Cletus Decker
    June 19th, 2011 at 01:09 | #29

    After setting up lg800 I had apps located at bottem that u could move to quick access, how do u get them back.

  30. Alisa
    June 18th, 2011 at 04:11 | #30

    I just got my phone today and I love it. I hated my old tracfone I only rarely used it. This one seems great but I don’t seem to be able to find any accessories for it. No having any other issues with my new phone so far.

  31. Tim
    June 17th, 2011 at 22:33 | #31

    @Glen Perkinson
    I can’t receive text messages either.

  32. Sarah
    June 16th, 2011 at 21:28 | #32

    I am having the same problems with them. I have been dealing with tracfone for 2 weeks over this and it has cost me over 60 mins in time from them telling to send myself texts and picture messages ect. Is getting a replacement phone the answer? I am getting very angry with this. It is the first time I have had a bad LG phone from tracfone in 9 years!

  33. Glen
    June 15th, 2011 at 02:44 | #33

    No. I called customer service and am sending the phone back. They couldn’t resolve problem.

  34. MARY
    June 14th, 2011 at 23:07 | #34

    Have you resolved the text problem? I’m having the same problem and called customer service and they said wait 4 hours and call them back if it isn’t working. I’m doubtful that it will work.

    June 14th, 2011 at 22:50 | #35

    where do you find the deal on the minutes, thanks

  36. Dianne Days
    June 14th, 2011 at 01:32 | #36

    I just got this phone a few days ago and the only problem is I’ve received the same message from my daughter about 15 times this evening. Probably not the phone’s fault, but is irritating nevertheless. Otherwise I am really liking this phone. I had a Motorola W376 and I liked it until I started texting, so I really needed a phone with a Qwerty keyboard and I really like this touchscreen phone. The touchscreen isn’t the same as an ipod touch, you have to tap, not touch, but I would certainly recommend getting this phone. Tracfone has a great deal going right now.

  37. dwight
    June 13th, 2011 at 22:05 | #37

    you can try LG t310 but it probably wont make a difference. Not everything listed on getjar will work.

  38. June 12th, 2011 at 02:53 | #38

    i tryed a poolgame app using LG GW300 phone listing as noted above and i did get it transfer to phone but it said data connection unavailable
    any other phone types i should try ?

  39. dwight
    June 11th, 2011 at 15:36 | #39

    Sounds like your sms services might be messed up. You should call customer service and have them check that. I doubt it is the phone itself.

  40. Glen
    June 11th, 2011 at 12:54 | #40

    Still not able to receive text messages! Is anyone else having this problem with the LG 800g?

  41. dwight
    June 8th, 2011 at 04:10 | #41

    For texting yes, standard browser no, Opera Mini browser yes but must be set every time, everything else no.

  42. Dani
    June 7th, 2011 at 22:19 | #42

    Does this phone have a full qwerty keyboard or not

  43. dwight
    June 7th, 2011 at 14:37 | #43

    Not true. Internet will work so long as you are in a GSM area. More than likely, phone will be active with AT&T which means will work in any AT&T coverage area.

  44. Sharon
    June 7th, 2011 at 12:58 | #44

    I read on another site that you couldn’t get on the internet with this phone outside of your home area. Is that true?

  45. dwight
    June 7th, 2011 at 04:23 | #45

    use lg gw300

  46. Glen Perkinson
    June 7th, 2011 at 01:43 | #46

    getjar.com doesn’t recognize lg 800g.

  47. Glen Perkinson
    June 7th, 2011 at 01:38 | #47

    Is anyone having a problem receiving text message on LG 800g?

  48. dwight
    June 6th, 2011 at 14:12 | #48

    Both have very similar features. Only a few differences between them. Here is a page detailing the differences Compare LG500 and LG 800. As for mp3 player, its just like putting music on a regular mp3 player.

  49. dwight
    June 6th, 2011 at 14:07 | #49

    You cannot watch youtube videos on this phone.

  50. Ana
    June 5th, 2011 at 20:05 | #50

    Another question, does anybody know if you can watch videos on youtube (or anywhere else) with this phone?

  51. Ana
    June 5th, 2011 at 19:54 | #51

    Which phone is better, LG500g or LG800g? I want to get a new phone soon and I’m having a hard time picking one. One more question, do you need Itunes to put music on the LG800g? or is it just like putting music on a mp3 player?

  52. dwight
    June 4th, 2011 at 16:06 | #52

    First, you need to get an SD card and install on the phone as well as a compatible usb cable. Download the apps from getjar.com using your computer. Then, simply connect the phone to your pc using the usb data cable. The phone will show as an external hard drive like a usb thumb drive. Then you can just drag the app from your pc to the phone. Locate the app on the phone and install.

  53. dwight
    June 4th, 2011 at 16:04 | #53

    Hard to say. With tracfone, they deduct .3 units/minutes per, with net10 it is variable depending on which plan.

  54. Kalah
    June 4th, 2011 at 06:19 | #54

    I am getting this phone soon but I wanted to know for this phone how much is it for receiving and sending texts? Some of them are diff.

  55. Glen Perkinson
    June 3rd, 2011 at 04:56 | #55

    How do I transfer apps to my phone?

  56. Kendall
    May 26th, 2011 at 00:00 | #56

    which phone r u talking about exactly?

  57. Tony
    May 25th, 2011 at 06:34 | #57

    Hey! Listen up. I have this phone and it is excellent, a steal at 49.95! And it comes with Double minutes fo the life of the phone. Hooked up Bluetooth to my car and laptop…works great! Tell my car to call names in my phone’s phonebook…perfect. Sent .mp3 tunes to my phone from my laptop…play great. Camera is tops. QWERTY keyboard works perfectly…and I have big fingers. You’re not gonna beat this phone for the price…no way. Web service works though is nothing to write home about…but I don’t care about that. This phone is great, period! When you compare this phone’s cost and features, and only $8.00 a month for double minutes, which gets you a minimum of 800 minutes…can’t beat it no way.

    I kid you not!! Buy one…you’ll be glad you did.

  58. Kendall
    May 25th, 2011 at 00:58 | #58

    thank you very much but i do have one more quick question…when u activated ur lg500 did u have any problems with the txting feature??? o i guess i have another queston…how much does each txt cost to send???

  59. dwight
    May 24th, 2011 at 02:49 | #59

    The lg500g is much better for texting. The touchscreen on the 800 is not all that text friendly. Both phones have pretty much same features so you don’t loose anything with the 500 despite cheaper price.

  60. Kendall
    May 24th, 2011 at 00:23 | #60

    for a person who uses all their airtime to txt which new tracfone is better??? like for txting???

  61. Kendall
    May 24th, 2011 at 00:21 | #61

    hey im have an old “dumb” flip tracfone and hate how loud it is when i txt. and i txt alot! i love the tracfone plan but again they do have horrable phone fashion sense untill these 2 new awesome phones! one thing though that im wondering is that on all the websites they dont put txting as an automatic feature 4 either of the phones!?!?!?! what the……????

  62. dwight
    May 21st, 2011 at 07:04 | #62

    The phone has a Playlist option where you can add and/or categorize songs however you want. Within the playlist, you can arrange the songs in whatever order you want. That being said, even the iPhone lists songs in alphabetical order when viewing the “all songs” container and guess what? You can’t change it either and there is no “sort by” feature in that container. All you can do is search which the LG lets you do as well. So this lg phone is no different in that respect. Not saying this LG mp3 is just as good as an iPhone ipod but it does a nice job for a $40 phone.

  63. dwight
    May 21st, 2011 at 06:42 | #63

    Hi David,

    There are apps but they don’t work. None of these “new” lg phones have gps functionality. There are external bluetooth gps devices that *might* work but never tried one.

  64. Malena
    May 20th, 2011 at 17:01 | #64

    Hey, nice fone and all, but be careful about what you think is an “mp3 player”. You will NOT be able to organize any music on the fone. No matter how they are listed in your computer they WILL be alphabetical on the fone. So good luck trying to “listen to a favorite album on the NEW mp3 feature.” ALL tracks are scrambled and jumbled together, so maybe LG should have included a “Sort by” feature. Bottom line, you want an mp3 player, get an mp3 player. You want phone, get a phone. LG screwed up this one up. Good Luck.

  65. David
    May 18th, 2011 at 04:37 | #65

    Thanks. Is there a directional ap available for the 900? @dwight

  66. dwight
    May 18th, 2011 at 03:40 | #66


    Like the 900, this is another model that was available in europe couple years ago so not really new. The numbers on the dialer are pretty big and very easy to see but texting is a bit more challenging. Otherwise, the two are more or less identical in terms of features. As for gps, that is not available on the 800.

  67. David
    May 18th, 2011 at 00:59 | #67

    Hi: Is this a more recent or older phone than the LG900G that Net 10 has? Also, I am an old dude that has some eyesight problems. I found the 900G hard to use because of its very small number/letter buttons. Do you think the 800G would be any easier? How do the two phones compare otherwise? I would like to use a GPS directional function if possible.

  68. dwight
    May 5th, 2011 at 02:19 | #68

    There is no difference. I would go with Net10 if that is a concern. Tracfone has always been for low usage type users.

  69. Kirk
    May 4th, 2011 at 18:13 | #69

    What’s the mobile web cost to use? My tracfone charges by the minute as much as a phone call, is this model any different?

  70. Scott
    May 1st, 2011 at 05:40 | #70

    I just got one Friday, and you DO have the option to switch to a virtual qwerty keyboard when texting. But, when on the web, or saving contacts, it will only let you choose between a traditional keyboard or “handwriting” mode, where you write on the screen with your fingertip.

  71. dwight
    May 1st, 2011 at 00:58 | #71

    No problems freezing but the screen is resistive so not as sensitive as the android/iphone type touchscreens. You gotta be a little firmer with the screen to get good response.

  72. Amy
    April 30th, 2011 at 21:36 | #72

    How is the touchscreen on this phone? I heard it’s a great phone, but you know how some touchscreen phones freeze up or are harder to use. What do you think?

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