I have used & abused this phone for the past 6 months, and it is still great. Not the most stylish of phones, but it is solid.
Loud speakers for ringing & talking. Fast web browsing, and I have dropped it several times with not so much as a scratch.
Great Job LG!!!!!
yes it gets great service i live in jasper n work n a metal bulding n still get plenty of service (have had 4 two years) AWESOME
best phone ive ever had. love the service. love the buttons. all up its a fantastic phone =)
I have had the phone for about 6 months in USA. For me the service and all of its features work great. If you are having problems, find out what your warranty covers and use it to your advantage. Just like anything or any other phone nothing can be made perfect and you should easily get a new one.
I loved the swivel camera can take pictures with the clam shell closed. Perfect for taking pictures of people or things without appearing to do so. Esp for those stalker folk, lol. At&t/Cingular advertise the phone as its music phone. The music player works great on it with an excellent sound from the phone itself. There are other features that the phone can do but they are pay-for services.
The OEM headset has a short cord from your ear to the phone. I like to run and having a phone/mp3 player was great to have. Although the headset is not great to run with. You may want to try a different brand or bluetooth stereo headset if that is your fancy.
Service is great. If the area does not have 3G then it will use the existing GSM or 2G service.
The phone that I acquired needed to be unlocked. I called Cingular and they assisted me to unlock the phone. Unfortunately I don't remember the codes that I typed in to do so or I would share. Just call At&t/Cingular and ask for them or be convincing so that they will give it to you. If you do your homework the FCC prohibits phone companies to restrict the phones to be used only by that company. Not sure how Verizon works, because they don't use sim cards.
Only problem I have is my phone got wet and now does now work properly. All of the features work except for the call feature. The phone automatically chooses 3G over any other towers. The call feature on 3G towers will not work, but when manually changed to GSM or a 2G tower then the calling feature works. If someone could assist on helping fix the situation or turn off 3G I would be grateful
I first bought the cu500 about 6 months ago. Three months later it started beeping (signaling the appearence of the headset icon without anything plugged into it)and calling the last dialed number everytime it was bumped or had pressure applied in anyway....several dozen times a day if it was in my pocket. I called Cingular and they shipped me a new one...great. Now, three months after recieving the replacment, the same damn thing is happening again. Arrrgh. Anyone else?
i have had this phone for a year. and it has been absolutely awesome. I have had perfect reception, and web browsing is always fast.
It sounds great and great external music keys.
I am looking at buying this phone, i currently have a Sony Ericsson w500i.. It's pretty good but really boring.. and it's really weak.. Does this phone come with a USB cable to transfer photos and music to and from the phone? Whats the sound like? Does it take CLEAR photos? Are there funky ringtones with it? heh!
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copy and paste my email coz everybody thinks the l is a 1
Does this phone have good reception with AT&T?, because one of my friends never gets any reception with his, but I'm with AT&T too and have perfect Reception with a Palm Treo 650. Thanks.
I've had the LC CU 500 for a year without incident. I've never really dropped the phone though. The only issue I've had is 'Card Not Ready' with a Toshiba 1gb. I've read Sandisk up to 1gb is ok. I had a Moto MPX220 which I warranteed every other month for a year and then told Cingular they were going to send me a new phone to my liking or else. They sent me the CU500 free of charge and it is bar none the best phone I've ever used or come across.
i really loved this phone
one time i dropped it in the toilet and it was fine
unfortunetly i dropped my in a lake and lost it
i think i'm going to buy it again though, it's that good
My phone was great, never any connection problems until AT&T took over.
I guess I'll change unless they get their act together soon.
It's a very nice phone. Is there a way to add an FM radio in it. Please answer if u know.
I am an LG fan, and I just got this phone, but I was a little disappointed that the screen was only 65K colors. For a phone capable of videos and other multimedia, 252K resolution would have been great. My LG M6100 hasn't nearly the same features, but the screen is awesome.
Otherwise....a very, very capable phone.
I got this phone about 4 months ago and it has started to act up. It was great until about a week ago. (Coincidentally, when I noticed "Cingular" on my phone changed to "ATT") I kept trying to call people and before I could push in the 2nd number it'd turn off. I thought it might be just not charged enough so I let it fully charge all day long and when I came back it was off again. When people call it shuts off, when I try to do anything it shuts off. It keeps poppin up a message saying "Please wait..." And this is extremely irritating that a cellular device is tellin me to wait for 5 minutes at a time. I haven't dropped it, gotten it wet or anything. What is going on?
okay, I've had my LG CU500 for about 6 months - for the most part I loved the phone, until two weeks ago. Suddenly it start "reacting" while it was in my pocket, or handling it any way. More specifically the whenever my hand or anything touch the area where you plug in the headset it beep and start dialing whoever i talked to last regardles if i called or they called me. And tonight it called my wife for no reason at all while i'm sitting there talking to her face to face...twice!
Anyone else have the same problem.
it's very frustrating because i do a lot of business on the phone and it will call my clients after I just talked to them or when I don't intend to call them and it's making things awkward.
best phone ever made by humans, only problem is that it is weak where the camera is...
Hi, I have been cursed with a LG LU500! Damn Telstra and their lies and crap phone system.
The software does not work.
The battery is has a shorter life than heavy drug user.
The manual is erroneous
It will not accept a 2G MSD Card
Its a cow to use.
To add insult to injury its infiltrated with Telstra propaganda that assaults you every time you open the phone.
Its Garbage! But what you can do? T has a govment supported monopoly and there are simply NO options for us out here in the sticks.