The sale started and the first 10 in line were let in the LG store to buy their units. 30 minutes later, only the first 10 were able to buy units. The LG people, sensing the restlessness of the people waiting to buy the phone, added more personnel in an effort to accommodate more buyers.
At 3pm, the emcee announced that the sale was over and was immediately met by loud “boos” and negative comments from almost everybody who waited. I have never heard of an event that has been “booed” so loud and so long. The commotion lasted for more than an hour and the LG people were obviously feeling the tension. Had it not been for the mall security guards, a riot could’ve easily broken out.
I thought that the Nokia sale was bad, LG’s was an EPIC FAILURE! From what we observed, in spite of the assurances and lists that they gave out, LG only sold around 20 to 30 units during the 1-hour sale. Internet forums report that it was the same in all their other venues.
When asked during a dialogue with disgruntled sale-goers later, LG representative said that “in terms of awareness raised, the promo was a success.” During the same dialogue, another LG representative said that they “did not focus on how many units they expected to sell.” From these statements, it is clear that LG only wanted to raise awareness and did not intend to sell the Optimus One at 50% discount to more than 30 people per venue.
Aside from the short statement from Nokia’s Corporate Communications Manager published in the Internet, nothing was heard from them even after they collected the contact information of all those who were turned away.
LG, on the other hand, sent a letter from LG Mobile Vice President Mr. Andrew Song, expressing their “sincerest gratitude” for coming to the sale. They explained that the “promo’s main objective is for every Filipino consumer to have a glimpse and experience the latest mobile technology at an affordable price.”
They further explained that “due to time considerations as well as guidelines provided and approved by DTI, we could not meet all your expectations.”
As part of showing their “appreciation and benefit to those consumers who were present during the said event”, LG is offering a P2000 discount on the Optimus One on November 25 to 27, 2010.
The winner: Who cares? Everybody lost here.
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2010u'll never get froyo on galaxy in India.Froyo is already Released for Galaxy. Please go and check it.
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2010indian users... need some help. i have a vodafone connection with gprs activated but vodafone ... moreFor guys facing issue with GPRS connectivity on P500....
Initially i was unable to connect the fone with Vodafone GPRS, though the Wifi network worked fine.
If u r facing a similar prob, then just enable the Airplane mode on Wireless & networks>Airplane mode and then disable it again. Voila! The GPRS starts working!!
KOLKATA , 06 Dec 2010from which site can i download live walpapers for lg optimus one . Go to Android Market on the main menu. Tab on Apps. Choose Themes. All the live wallpapers are there. Use wifi to access in order to save cost (avoid data charges from teleco).
leena, 05 Dec 2010which is the best galaxy 3, htc wildfire,LG optimus Plz help me to decide....Take LG Optimus 1 P500. Choose red one (available now). Its more matching for a she (female).
leena, 05 Dec 2010which is the best galaxy 3, htc wildfire,LG optimus Plz help me to decide....lg opitmas p500
Does this phone come with inner ear bud type or ordinary earphone? Also does it support flash 10.1 as shown on youtube.
LG Optimus 1 P500, the Champion in GSM Arena catagory review of 2010. Keep it up, LG (Life's Good). I bought this phone the 1st day it was in the store. The best of all budget phones.
rahul, 05 Dec 2010got this cell for RS 11,800 with billplease tell from where you bought the phone for Rs 11800 .Waiting for responce.
rahul, 05 Dec 2010got this cell for RS 11,800 with billHi Rahul,
Where did u bought this phone for 11,800 with bill?
[deleted post]If you are in India, you can order it from flipkart. http://www.flipkart.com/lg-optimus-one-p500-mobile-mobcsvh96wtzzwmv
yes it s way beter than htc wildfire!
320x430 rez than 240x320 meaning that all games run on lg (except hd i guess)
But htc have 5mp camera but still i m buying optimus one tomorow because of the better screen.
Sorry for my bad englins and bad tipeing, i m on my nokia 6124c :da
karthik, 05 Dec 2010Checkout http://www.android.com/ 80K+ apps and games.. have fun thanks very much do you think this phone is better than htc wildfire?