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LG GT500

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Reviewed by kelly from glos on 1st Apr 2012
Phone is black in good condition work perfectly fine
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Reviewed by Lucy from England on 22nd Dec 2011
Every time I try to text and add a contact it says 'Maximum applications reached'. This problem happens at least 3 times a day. So then I turn it off and back on again, then it decides not to recognise the sim card saying there is no sim card in it. I sometimes have had to turn it off and back on again about 9 times once to get it to finally work. It's so slow loading anything and freezes too often. Considering I only got it a few months ago, I'm really annoyed as I'm now going to have to buy a new phone as this is so unreliable. The worst phone I've ever used!
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Reviewed by joshua hyde from england on 11th Nov 2011
i like the lg gt500 because its smart simple and easy to use i like the qwerty keyboard option its great for snapping up a quick text!.....a bit cheesie pie! :)
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Reviewed by M from Uk on 13th Mar 2011
Not good. Yet not bad. for total practical means not half as good as more expensive lg products. Not very much space for music or pictures all round practical phone for phoning and text messaging. Had this phone on contract for a year for the time fitting now moved on to a better phone and passed onto my daughter
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Reviewed by RH from United Kingdom on 5th Mar 2011
I have had this phone for the length of my 18 month contract, since September 2009. I have no major problems with the running of the phone, but about 10 months through my contract the internal memory function broke, and i couldn't save or reach any of the items on it. LG or T-Mobile wouldnt take it back to repair as they said it wasnt a major problem. Also, my touch screen has messed up and now 1/2 of my screen is just black with multicoloured lines running down it. I have had the 'maximum limit of applications reached' but I didn't really care as i just switched it off and on, on the whole this phone is absoloutely rubbish, and steer clear of any LG phones under 200
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Reviewed by haddy from gambia on 15th Feb 2011
i love the phone and am having it but cannot be unlock
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Reviewed by Melalnie Edgar from UK on 9th Feb 2011
Love the features on the phone, but I too get the freezing problem and "maximum limit of applications reached" message and have to take battery out and reboot. T-mobile sent it off for repair and then exchanged the handset -Ive had it 18 months now and it's still doing it - one a fortnight or so. Clearly a consistent problem after reading the below comments - wouldnt touch the phone and lost confidence in LG...shame as I loved the Viewty.
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Reviewed by stephen from uk on 26th Aug 2010
i would recomend the phone if u have it undser a year mine is justr over a year old and the touch screen has compleatly messed up
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Reviewed by Jess Pulman from United Kingdom on 15th Aug 2010
I have had this phone on a t-mobile contract for many months now but I would not recommend it, apart from the contract deal, nothing is good about this phone. The camera is too slow and so you quite often get shaky, blurry pictures, there are no apps available for the phone apart from the odd one or two, there are very, VERY few products for the phone such as cases... it is like LG made this phone and then just forgot about all the accessories! I quite often get a message saying maximum limits of applications reached and each time it does this I have to restart the phone and it also has a very low battery life compared to my old sony ericsson phone so overall, if you buy this phone I expect you will be deeply disappointed with the product you buy, I hope this helps and I too have never had such an awful phone!
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Reviewed by Lisa Crowe from United Kingdom on 27th Jul 2010
I have had this phone as an upgrade from Tmobile since August 2009 and I would not recommend it. The touchscreen has gone twice in March and earlier this month and Tmobile repaired it, complete new screen each time....I have to wait for it to go wrong 4 months before they will let me choose another phone!! The screen and case was changed each time and I am wondering when it will go wrong again. The second time it went wrong Tmobile had stopped giving replacement phones as they are an accessory to the contract. As for the maximum applications reached, I get it every few days and I have to turn off the phone and turn it on for it to work again. I change my phone every 18 months and I have never had such a bad phone before.
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Reviewed by Shawtieee.x from UK on 11th Jul 2010
This phone isn't the best, it's not no iphone but its okayy.i mean it occasionally freezes and says maximum applications reached but it does have an amazing camera and it has wifi. it all just depends on what you want in a phone.
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Reviewed by Alek from Poland on 27th May 2010
I have this mobile phone for five days and I use it in Poland. At this moment I must say that it is better device that I suspected. Touchable screen and menu are very comfortable and easy to use. You can write messages very easily as well. The main important thing is that GT500 is fully equipped: wifi, gps, edge, radio, music player which is easy to use and hasa great sound. And the price of this mobile phone is quite low. I don't have any problems with this phone for now. In my opinion this is one of the best devices from LG Company.
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Reviewed by adam from uk on 25th Mar 2010
ive had the gt500 on contract for 4 months now, ive only had 1 problem with it which it froze when it got turned on, sent it off to t-mobile n they gave me a loan phone to use, they sent the phone off for repair took 2 weeks, not had a problem with it since, and bonus is that it didnt cost me anything to get it repaired, would say to get on contract rather than buying
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Reviewed by Stephanie from UK on 15th Feb 2010
This isn't the best phone i've had but it's not awful. I have also experienced the 'maximum applications reached' when nothing is open, freezing sometimes and messages stuck in the sent box... i'm sure there are better phones out there but if you want a simple touch screen, this one is fine. On a good note, the battery is far superior to many touch screens i've seen and the applications are all easy to use.
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Reviewed by Mick from England on 20th Jan 2010
Got recommended this phone by tmobile as an upgrade for my viewty. It has most of the gliches outlined below. In principle it's a great phone but with no support (lg don't even have it on their websites!) its a dead duck. No dedicated crystal case, silicon case etc. I have messages stuck in the phone I cannot delete. My advice - do not buy it as there is no support for it when it goes wrong. I have no faith in the company now so I wont buy or recommend any of their products. A proper company would have addressed this by way of support or recall.
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Reviewed by Pete from England on 20th Jan 2010
Really like the phone and the features. Can be a bit slow at times but no really a problem. Two major issues though: 1. Keeps showing a message 'Maximum number of applications reached' it won't do anything once this appears so needs a reboot to remove and happens far too regularly. 2. LG's web site is next to useless and you can't get of hold of them anyway so warranty is a waste of time! Good phone spoiled by lack of LG support! Won't have another LG sadly.
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Reviewed by michelle from England on 8th Jan 2010
I like the phone, but the following error message happens at least once every fortnight....Error, Maximum applications reached. T mobile tell me to remove the battery and reboot, but surely this should not happen regularly. Going to take it into a T mobile shop and get it looked at because it is actually annoying enough to make me swap the phone :-(
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Reviewed by harry from england on 27th Dec 2009
this was my first touch screen phone and it was great...... i know this sounds weird but it was really fun to use:P really good phone i bought it 99 from woolworths online shop
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Reviewed by katie.x from england on 27th Dec 2009
i bought this phone arouund june time and absolutly loved it it was fnatastic value for money and relly expensive and stylish looking without being too common as you dont see many around the camera is fab sadly after two weeks i have lost it out i then tried many other phones including the tooco the lg pop and the coockie and the viewty since then i am just looking around to buy the gt500 again as it is the best phone i ever had x :) xx hope this is of any help
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Reviewed by Trina from England on 10th Dec 2009
Loved this phone until it turned itself off and wouldn't come back on unless I charged it!!! (no, the battery wasn't flat!). Screen freezes every now and then and won't come back on unless you reboot it. Also, it sometimes displys the message 'maximum applications in use' - or something like that - even when I don't currently have anything running. No help on LG website. :(
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Reviewed by wendy from uk on 21st Nov 2009
gud phone but freezes from time to time and after a while it tells you that u hav reached maximum amount of applications reached and won't let u access anything on the phone at all for quite a long period
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Reviewed by No Name:P from England:P on 17th Nov 2009
I Like This Phone But Thin k The Price Is A bit to much xxx
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Reviewed by Alex from Cleveland - UK on 28th Oct 2009
Im stuck, i have just got the phone and cant receive or make calls because the message comes up and says "service unavailable" and a 3-tone error noise comes from the reciever, any ideas? ive tried different sim cards too! - perhaps a helping text message from someone in the know would help. thanks, 07961237480
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Reviewed by Simon from Wiltshire - UK on 15th Oct 2009
I have had this mobile for 2 weeks now, exclusive to T-Mobile. I have upgraded from a LG Viewty. This phone is an updated, slightly slimmer, version of the Viewty. LG have improved almost everything, the screen is superb, touch response is excellent, colours crystal clear, menu's are very clear and easy to follow. I tried the LG Arena but it was so over complicated that it ruined the phone. The LG GT500's screen is more responsive and the phones has a simple quality feel about it. I have yet to find anything negative, battery life is excellent, particularly if you use power save and bother to turn bluetooth on / off as and when you need it. I believe this phone will be a real sucess and as a mid range item its excellent.
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Reviewed by carl brimfield from UK on 14th Oct 2009
this phone is just amazing i would realy recomend buying it and everyone ses tht because its an LG its rubish but my old phone i had for 3 years was infact and LG and there is nothing wrong with it i just got borad so lg can be a good phone but this phone is deffinetly worth it i havent had the phone tht long but i golt the internet for it i go on u tube but the videos wont load up but everyone like i sed it just needs some time i only ad it for like 3 days and i dont even know all the featurs but it is amazing so far and wt people dont know it comes with pen but the shops dont tell u there is a space to slot ur mini fold out pen in the corner of the phone this is just one or the amazing feturs there is nothing wrong with this phone and it is the simplist phone ever and oh ye do not listen to wt anyone ses this is just an amazing phone so this is a phone worth buying
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Reviewed by No Name Written from No Country written on 18th Sep 2009
The phone in a nutshell. With a slife and touch sdreen dis fone will pleeeese yu wen u neeeed tooo uus it. xs324
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Reviewed by Ecosseur from UK on 14th Sep 2009
Super phone - bit slow at times (eg switching on camera) but nothing that can't be lived with. Unfortunately my touch screen crazed up after three weeks - must have had a knock in my pocket but nothing heavy. LG are essentially uncontactable and no-one wants to knw about warranty or repair costs. I can't even register it on 'My T-Mobile' which claims it doesn't exisst (although GT500 appears in the pull-down!)
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Reviewed by Zoe.x from Scotland...x on 2nd Sep 2009
this may look ugly but it cerainly doesn't add it. It is GREAT ......x
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Reviewed by Cazza from United Kingdom on 2nd Sep 2009
I have had this phone for 3 weeks and it is awesome. I can use the stylus or fingers to control the touchscreen, the touchscreen is very smooth to operate. The 5 megapixel is excellent..wow. This is just a great all round phone, so many excellent features. I paid 170 for this phone, worth every penny. In my opinion, so much better than the iphone, which I got rid of, for this phone.
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Reviewed by ecoutalisataelerepatay from france on 31st Aug 2009
this phone is good but no phone shops have it
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