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TRACFONE - LG 530 No-Contract Cell Phone - Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

78%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, cheap, no frills phone

    Posted
    ciscobob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this phone, because I only need a phone on occasion. I don't care about smart phone capabilities. I simply wanted to reduce my cell phone bill. Tracfone is a pay-as-you-go service. This phone allows me to purchase 3 times the face value minutes on the pay-as-you-go card. And I can purchase minutes (triple face value) online, too. When you buy minutes, they're good for the amount of minutes or the length of time on the card. For example, I bought 60 minutes for 90 days. The minutes were tripled, because of the phone. So I have 90 days to use 180 minutes. If I don't use all the minutes within 90 days, they roll over as long as I purchase more minutes. And I was able to port my old number online. This also served to cancel my old service (Cricket). The LG 530 is sturdy, light, and durable. I have not lost a call or had bad reception. Sound quality is good. Speakerphone is very good. Camera is okay. Battery life is amazing. It has a simple user interface that took no time to learn. It has mobile Internet, which is a bare-bones experience. However, I don't care about Internet access. It also has Bluetooth, which allowed me to easily transfer my contacts from my old phone. It also works well with Sync in my Ford Fusion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very very disappointed.

    Posted
    Phillyfan34336
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Very, very disappointed!! I have had Tracfones for approximately 5 years and never had a problem. Decided to get this new one because it was easier to text message. I only had the phone a few weeks and it stopped working. It would take 12 to 14 hours to receive text messages. Also if someone was trying to call it would take two or three attempts for it to finally ring. I called Tracfone and they reset it. It worked for a day and it stopped again. Called them again and they said it was working fine, but it wasn't. Would not offer any further assistance. I had over 1600 minutes left on the phone and they would not transfer it to another number. Went to AT&T!! Now I am very happy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT buy this phone.

    Posted
    scwell
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this phone and had my old number transferred. It worked for 1-1/2 days, then it showed the message Unregistered SIM. I called support and all they could do was send me a new SIM card - 3-5 days delivery - so basically I was out a cell phone for 3-5 days. Could barely understand the support person on the phone. I asked to speak to a manager and was put on hold forever. Also when I first called to have my number transferred, the first person I talked to could not help at all. They transferred me to someone else (the old phone company) which was not the right person. Finally after the 3rd try I got someone that could help me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am very satisfied with this phone

    Posted
    fran42

    I have a tracfone now that I've had for quite awhile. Wanted to upgrade to a phone with more features and decided on this one . Has camera, voice mail, video and mobile web and text. Also, you have triple minutes when you purchase time. If you don't have to have a smart phone, this is a good way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Hate it

    Posted
    gokartracer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Most times someone tries to reach me, the calls go straight to voice mail, the phone deosn't even tell me I have a missed call or displays it. I have to listen to my messages to find out, and that;'s costing me extra. I'm ready to throw it across the room. This is my 3rd tracfone and I seem to have bad luck with them. My wife's has no issues with hers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better for texting than my old Samsung Slider

    Posted
    CEF821
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a phone that had better text capabilites than my older phone did. I am not a heavy cell phone user and actually don't like cell phones in general. This one has the texting I wanted and has an added bonus of being able to add a chip for music - which I love.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone

    Posted
    MaryAnn2013
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really love this phone. The menu is easy to use, the picture quality is better than I expected, and it seems pretty durable. I didn't want to pay a lot of money, but I wanted something better than my old phone which was pretty basic. I would highly recommend this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's what was needed

    Posted
    lowphone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a replacement for a phone that was washed - the triple minutes for life was an unexpected bonus. This LG phone is slimmer than our previous models, the buttons have a higher quality feel. Sound, picture quality acceptable for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all-around cell phone for price.

    Posted
    grannyone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I give this product a 4. I needed a new cell phone so I could connect to a Bluetooth device and this compact Tracfone with texting availability, camera, Bluetooth and many other features was just trick--and at a reasonable price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed. Not fancy but functional

    Posted
    psycprof97
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am happy that I picked this phone. Just as advertised. I needed a phone for occasional calling and texting only. It is therefore a much better deal than an expensive contract.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice phone except for too small keys.

    Posted
    netter65
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would recommend this phone to friends that like the pay as you go phones. I would like tracfone to get the touch screen though. Otherwise satisfied with my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just okay for the price

    Posted
    eluhmanator
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This phone feels odd in the hand and many features are a little odd and clunky. Gives you feature found on more expensive smart phones at prepaid Tracfone prices. Okay for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Prepaid Phone

    Posted
    starflyer3000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Primarily, it is for personal use on a daily basis. The sound quality is good, but no real negative issues with the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I bought it for my son with special needs

    Posted
    DeDeW
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The phone was bought to for purposes of my son being able to contact me in case of emergencies while traveling on RTD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love the phone

    Posted
    PDPM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This is a good phone for me. Easy to text and love the triple minutes feature. Have recommended it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Got what I expected for the price.

    Posted
    DaughtersPhone
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Decent everyday phone that is great for general usage and texting and taking pictures and talking and holding contacts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    IT IS A OK PHONE FOR A CHILD BUT NOT FOR A ADULT

    Posted
    CBREZZY

    The LG530G IS A NICE PHONE I WILL SAY IT A KID PHONE ANDI NEED A ADULT PHONE SO I BROUGHT A GALAXY S3 AND THATS BETTER SO

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great for text messaging

    Posted
    maddielove22

    i got this phone for my 15th birthday and set it up and started using it great phone overall

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great phone for a beginner

    Posted
    mpnem
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This phone is easy for my 11 year old to understand, just rough to re fill the phone except on the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great phone!

    Posted
    HezR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Great customer service at time of set up. Reliable phone and awesome plan with the triple minutes for life.

    I would recommend this to a friend