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LG Flare

Features an illuminating external LCD screen, Bluetooth Wireless & more.
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Question
Is this a good quality phone?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Anonymous
new holstein
on LG Flare
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've had my LG Flare for over 2 years now and I have dropped it several times because the smoothness of the body slides right out of my hands. However, the phone still works great, not one single problem.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Franky06
answer 2
No. I've purchased 10 Virgin Mobile phones for myself and my family, and this one is the worst. I have three of them and they have all failed for various reasons (in one case it was the user's fault). Based on personal experience, the following phones are much better: Jax (nice for the price), Slash (a good basic phone with a fair camera), and the Shuttle (a lot of features for the price; good camera, mp3 player, video, and microSD memory). Even the old Marbl phone was better than the Flare. Those are the only ones I've tried, so others may be good, too.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Bo
answer 3
I had this phone for about a year. It was fine for the first 7 months but afterwards it turns itself on and off when I'm trying to make a call. It's probably a glitch with this type of phone. It's a okay when you're on tight budget but it's made of cheap plastic. Good starter phone for teens.
answered 5 years ago
by
Free
North Carolina
answer 4
I love the look and feel of this phone.
It feels sturdy in the hand, and I've never had any software problems like freezing or other glitches.

The biggest downside is unfortunate, but the buttons really are loud. I was texting in the doctors office waiting room, and people were looking at me because of how loud the clicky keys are. Not good if you're trying to be discreet, like texting in a library, doctor's office, or wherever else.

Other than that though, I really liked this phone. Great screen and keyboard backlighting. Very bright.

I got the Arc to replace it because I wanted a camera. But ideally, if I could take the Flare, make the keys quieter, and put a camera on it, I'd be a lot happier.
answered 5 years ago
by
skil
answer 5
nooo it isnt!! it freezes up on me when i send text messages alot!!!
answered 5 years ago
by
o.l.
answer 6
Yes this phone is a very good quality!! its not cheap and it works so so so so so so so good!!!!!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
Hornswaggle
answer 7
I used to have the oster by kycera (free) and it worked way better. This phone is built cheap--from the plastic to the poor volume and operating program used to navigate around the phone.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
by
tim
answer 8
The phone is quite nice. i brought mines in march of this year and its starting to freeze up already for no reason..if it had camera i would keep it but im going to buy me the X-Tc
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Amiesha09
Washington.DC
answer 9
NOOOOOOOOo i have the Flare as a temporary phone.. sometmes...TOO OFTEN, ill leave it open while im sending a message and it just freezes. probably 5 tmes a day...happens to 2 ppl i know with this phone...NOTTTTT recomended..
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
angelica
santa barbara,ca
answer 10
I have had alot of phones and I have to say this is one of the best. For the price and my needs in a cell phone the LG is PERFECT!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Darren
answer 11
Yes, and no. I currently have the Flare, and I'm content with it. I like that it has T9 because it makes texting really easy. The buttons are really loud, though. It makes an awful clicking noise whenever you push a button. This phone is pretty durable, though. I'm clumsy, and I drop my phone a lot. It still works like new, though :]
All in all, it's not the best phone, but not the worst.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Chrono_luvr113
Question
Can anyone tell me if the TNT or Flare would be better? why?
TNT or flare?
texting speed, does one of them freeze, overall workage (if that's a word...)?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Anonymous
on LG Flare
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
BOTH OF THEM ARE BETTER BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM HAS THE CAPABILITY OF TEXTING, VOICE CALLING, BLUETOOTH AND ETC.....OVERALL WORKAGE....NAH... IT WILL DEPEND ON THE USER OF THE PHONE.... FYI IN EVERY PHONE, IF YOU OVER USED THEM , ILL BE SURE THAT THEY WON'T LAST FOR LONG....
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
CLOUD
answer 2
probably the tnt i have the flare and it is bad
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
Coolmonster
Cool Street
answer 3
the flare freezes up...but i dnt kno bout da tnt
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Poohbear5
answer 4
I would say not the Flare. I got one for Christmas and I am returning it cause I was told my calls were scatchy and it doesn't ring loud enough. I think the Arc is the best phone I have had and I'm going back to it.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
Unsatisfied
answer 5
This phone is fast if you are way to fast I would get a phone with a key board. So if you are an average/up to date texter you would want to chose this phone.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
blahblah
answer 6
I am looking for a phone myself it will be my first and over all I would go for the flare. The flare isnt big like the TNT and I think that the Flare is pretty,has bluetooth,internet acess,simple, and has more colors then the TNT. If you like the TNT there is some qualities that are good but the Flare has more stuff and is easy to hind in a middle school/high school class then the big TNT that can barly fit in you pocket.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
YouKnowIt
AK
answer 7
I love the FLARE. I have had it for almost a year now. I dropped it in a bowl of soup and a hot tub. It still works! The thing I don't like about it, is that I'm a fast texter, sometimes it can't keep up with me!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
Mack
answer 8
I love the FLARE. its really good phone. The thing i like about mine is that im a fast texter and when i txt, its not slow at all. good graphics you could say. um i think its a great phone
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
ME
answer 9
Ahhh. the "Overall Workage" I have had 3 Flares (Not b/c I am in love with the Flare...b/c of its affordability!)

Now, after the money I've spent replacing them, I wish I would have sucked it up and bought a better phone. The "hearability" on the other of of the line it terrible, I have been told....There is a problem if you are right handed b/c of the microphone location (the perfect spot for your thumb also!)

I can't figure out how to hold the phone YET for the best "workage".....get a "pricer" phone
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
SCSteeler81
answer 10
The Flare has the "Bluetooth Advantage". If you might drop your phone or scratch it with your nails the TNT! is a bad choice. It's made of some type of soft plastic. Oh, also the external screen cracks easily. The Flare has two games instead of one like TNT!. The TNT! hasn't froze on me, and texting speed is average depending on bars/service reception.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
Columbia Cookie
Atlanta
answer 11
If i were you I would pay the extra money and get the cyclops. i have a flare and i am not happy with the "overall workage" but the cyclops works very well.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
anonymous
Question
Can i recieve pic messages?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
Mel
on LG Flare
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
No you can't. I have this phone and all my friends tried to send me some pics.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
BrilovesLuke
answer 2
no ;( this phone would be PERFECT if it did.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
ME
answer 3
no, i wish really bad though
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
hoppers123
answer 4
Nope you can't I have this phone and friend's have tried to send me pics all the time but it doesn't work.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Nikki
answer 5
no mann my sis already tried to send me a pic.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
d dogg
answer 6
No you cannot receive pic messages on this phone because there is no camera on it.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
hannahkins
NY
answer 7
no only phones wit camera
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
bmoc zinger
answer 8
no mamn
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
blessed
answer 9
No you can not recieve pic messae. your phone has to be a camera phone to recieve them.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
baby-g
answer 10
no I already tried
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
Anna
Iowa
Question
does it come in a different color?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
Anonymous
sup town
on LG Flare
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes,pink,black and silver.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
by
cas
answer 2
Yes, at best buy they offer it in Pink.
Source- My Sister
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
Brynden
Ohio
answer 3
It comes in black and white only.If you look next to the buy now button, you will see the color options.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Heather
answer 4
it comes in pink,silver,and black
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
maddie
answer 5
I don't think so
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
hoppers123
answer 6
i have seen it in silver and rarely white
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
arie-berrie
Indianapolis, IN
answer 7
Pink at Best Buy
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
Steve
answer 8
yes silver but you have to go to best buy
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
the drew
tacoma
answer 9
i dont think it does because it will give you the colors on line but it does not
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
littl encino boy
san diego
answer 10
NO
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
Anna
Iowa
Question
can i block phone numbers and if so how
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
by
esymny
on LG Flare
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is answered in a VM question and answer. Try this: Go to Menu; Settings; Security; Enter your existing lock code or assign a lock code number; choose select numbers; enter the number you want to block and assign.
Hope this works for you.....it worked on my husband's flare phone. Good Luck!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
by
Kate
answer 2
I found a way to block numbers. Go to the VM website and download a ringtone that is nothing but silence. There are several of them.
Create a contact for the number you want to block and create a group called "blocked" or something similar. Assign the contact to the blocked group and use the silent ringtone for the group. When you get a call from another number you want to block it's easy to save the number to a new contact and assign to the blocked group!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
by
Frankt
Milwaukee, WI
answer 3
oh, unfortunately you cannot block incomming calls, virgin mobile can only block text messages which is actually a good thing....
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
by
honey
answer 4
if some one is harrasing you and don't want to changer ur number. like if calling you private. you can go to ur calling history and the number will show. and you can call them. vice versa LOL
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
NICHOLAS_30
answer 5
There is no way to block a number calling you via voice, only text messaging from a phone number or email is supported, as far as I can tell. Of course if someone is harrassing you, I'm sure you can contact Customer Service, and they'll let you change your number, since they have a record of your calls, both incoming and outgoing, which may provide some proof of harrassment. I recently had that happen to me, and had my number changed.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Eric M
Indiana
answer 6
type *67 before the number you are dialing
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
ev
answer 7
no..VMU dont offer that service to block a number from calling you, but for texting they do...just call a live advisor or log in on the website
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Hate
answer 8
You can go on the VM website and log onto your account. Then you can go to "account services" and then block certain numbers right online! How awesome is that?!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
Person_blah
Question
Has anyone had problems with this phone?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
by
runn
on LG Flare
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! Lock doesn't work properly, sometimes the keyboard freezes (req rmvng & reinstalling the batt). Advise you NOT buy this phone!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Charlie
West coast USA
answer 2
yes i did i mean i ONLY had it for 8 days and it already broke so if yhur thinking about buying it i wouldnt ............
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
gee
answer 3
Yes, this model has serious issues with recieving texts. Sometimes it will recieve texts days later, or just not at all. Good phone if don't plan on texting, but if, like me, you bought it along with an unlimited texting plan, it is not a good phone.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
by
shouldntve
WA
answer 4
i have had three of these phones they kept sending me replacements because it has a major problem receiving texts decent for calls but texts and downloads like ringtones never worked my tnt was much better and cheaper.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
sarahq
answer 5
I can charge mine all night log and turn it on let it sit without using it and within 24 hours its dead.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
by
ggrrr
answer 6
yes when i send a txt my phone forze but the one thing that really mad me mad is that the battery life didnt last long i had to replace my first battery. my friend had one to before me and said get rid of it burns out fast and all that
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
redthunder87
Olympia
answer 7
mine does sometimes when i send a text.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
aaaaaa
answer 8
This phone freezes up at least 2 times a day if not more and I just bought mine two weeks ago. It also has very poor battery quality but other than that this is a simple, well worth phone.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
jill101
Question
How do you set it to vibrate?
I turn the sound/ringtone all the way down and set vibrate "on", but nothing happens on incoming calls.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
by
browdl
on LG Flare
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Setting the ringtone volume on this phone will set it to "silence all". You want to use the setting one above silence all.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
by
Zudduz
answer 2
press the bottons on the side untill it vibrates or says vibrate!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
mymonkey
answer 3
And if you don't want any sound you keep pressing that little arrow down untill all teh red bars arew down and you check off the little box.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
BrilovesLuke
answer 4
I just press the arow on the side of the phone and then it will have a box that says viberate next to it and you just check that box off.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
BrilovesLuke
answer 5
You have to make sure the little box is checked. The phone will vibrate when the setting is on.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Chrono_luvr113
answer 6
I hold down on the shift key for a few seconds till you feel it vibrate and see the icon. To take off vibrate, do the same.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
by
Betty
Question
Is this an overall good product?
This will be my first phone ever, and I was just wondering id it would workk as a good pay-as-you-go phone. I was planning on getting the Marbl, but it looked horrible, then I moved up to the TNT, but then I figured, for five bucks extra this rocks. Also, are there any better pay-as-you-go companies, I've researched Verizon, T-Mobile, A T and T, and Sprint. Also, don't tell me to get a firefly, I've considered that. This is the hightest I'm willing to go price wise. A few questions I need answered:
-Does it have good voice quality?
-Would it be a good first-phone?
-Is it simple enough for a kid?
-Should I get the TNT or the Flare?
-Should I switch to another compant?
Thank you so much!
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Anonymous
PA
on LG Flare
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
its a good phone for kids
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
jack
answer 2
base on my knowledge upon the products, TNT and Flare are better because Both of them are are capable of having good voice quality, speed txting capability,bluetooth capable,

yah it is simple enough for a kid...

and actually this 2 phose are good for a stater phone....

switch company?

switch to virgin mobile...

and were going to bring best for you
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
by
Cable Wire
answer 3
I had the Marbl, TNT, and the Flare. I have to say that the TNT and Flare are pretty good phones and the marbl is the worst phone I have used. The Marbl is so slow it takes over 30 secs to type a word and takes a long time to connect to the internet. TNT is pretty good and is a faster and easy to function phone but that phone fell in the water and the flare is the best I am so in love with it.

I think you should get the TNT or the flare. But the flare is blue tooth enabled whereas TNT is NOT. Both the flare and TNT are easy for a Kid to use and both are great for first phones because they are just plain simple phones with the flare having some additional optional features. The flare has a greater voice volume and quality then TNT but TNT is still great quality. Virgin mobile has pretty great service that I been with them for over three yrs.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
by
plakola
answer 4
the flair is a good phone only drawback i found it may need charged a little more then normal but that does not bother me. as far as comparing virgin mobile to other phones they are best regarding cost,signal& quality overall virgin mobile cannot be beat yet. i spend $20 a month and i still rollover mins using sugar mama also you can put back bonus mins needed in case you run out of regular mins just use the topup cards and buy the ohio state ringtone that tone you can HEAR it! easy to use a child can.buy the flair.!!!!!!!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
zman
nc
answer 5
there all horrid phones the marbl is slow like super slow its takes 30 seconds to type oneword and tnt is the best out of all of them the flare freezes gets bad signal and the buttons are super hard to push the tnt is your best bet no lie.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
jay
answer 6
Good voice quality. GREAT first phone. Very simple. Get the FLARE, it's just better looking.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
by
Shamus
Question
is it a speaker phone
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
by
spice
on LG Flare
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it sure does!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
mymonkey
answer 2
yah dude just press the little button on the side
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
by
karl
answer 3
Yes this is a speaker phone.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
hoppers123
answer 4
Yes it does! It's right above the send button. I love the LG Flare. I hope I helped :)
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
~♥Ashley♥~
answer 5
yes it is above the send button
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
jw
Question
Does it have aim and msn?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
by
p!nky
on LG Flare
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes theres aim
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
by
xXmarineXx
answer 2
I think it has msn but I know for a fact it does not have aim. I have this phone and i tried everything but there is no aim.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
JJ
answer 3
yes it does.
push on the web button. go to emailing and web and click on msn. there ya go.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
by
katie
answer 4
no
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
by
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