1. Hey Ryan. I was wondering about Virgin Mobile service actually. Do you receive free nights and weekend minutes? I have always been iffy about getting Virgin Mobile. Oh btw do you know the speed of the processor of this smart phone?

    March 2, 2011 at 8:00 am |
  2. Dylan:

    Actually it’s not a no name processor. It’s a Qualcomm msm7627 which is actually a dual core cpu which for some reason is never mentioned on most spec sheets. It’s the same company that makes the 1Ghz snapdragons in higher end phones.

    Forgot to add, it’s quite a bit faster than the intercept because of the dual ARM cores despite the lower frequency. On top of that the intercept only has EVDO rev 0 whereas the optimus line has EVDO rev 1 which gets faster data speeds(like 30% faster download and up to 800% faster uploading along with lower latency.)

    March 3, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  3. Nikki:

    Is the touch screen a pressure like the LG Rumor Touch or a thermal like an ipod Touch?

    March 4, 2011 at 9:04 am |
  4. Nikki:

    Alright awesome, Thank you :)

    March 4, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  5. Dylan:

    The second core is the graphics core. So I suppose dual core isn’t quite the proper word for it. It still is a big advantage over the intercept and other true entry level smartphones since it is able to offload all the graphics processing onto the graphics core rather than have it all done on the single higher clocked cpu.

    March 4, 2011 at 11:13 pm |
  6. Bert Fleming:

    How does it compare with Metro PCS that has an LG on for 49.00 and 40.00 per month with taxes. How much is this 25.00 plan with taxes, etc.?

    March 10, 2011 at 6:34 am |
  7. Scott:

    Bert, just to clarify – the only tax on the $25 plan is sales tax – there are none of those neverending list of fees.

    March 11, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  8. Tom:

    I heard Virgin uses Sprint’s network. I’ve heard bad things about Sprint’s reception, when compared to AT&T or Verizon. What’s your impression of signal quality?

    March 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  9. Dan:

    I recently bought the Optimus V and in the process of looking at reviews came across two complaints. 1.) the phone will not do flash video and 2.) there is no tethering. How big a deal is this and if a big deal which phones and networks circumvent these problems?

    March 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  10. Rick:

    Regarding the quality of the Sprint network, the impression that most people have of the network may be a bad one, but in practice I’ve found that it’s no worse off than any other network. I switched from Verizon to Virgin Mobile back in December, and I’ve actually had better signal quality just about everywhere, not just in my home in densely-populated San Francisco, but also at my sister’s house deep in the woods of New Hampshire where Verizon barely reached at all.

    I do have significant trouble with data speeds at work, but co-workers on Verizon/AT&T with iPhones, Android phones or other miscellaneous smartphones have the same complaints I do, since the office is kinda off the beaten track with no nearby towers. I still get calls and texts and e-mails with no difficulty, though, and although I can’t really use Pandora or get radio stations at work, streaming audio works flawlessly just about everywhere else.

    A friend in the industry recently told me that Sprint has been quietly improving and investing in their network for years in response to the initial accusations of crappy quality. They’ve also invested heavily in companies like Virgin Mobile USA, MetroPCS, and a number of others that don’t carry the Sprint name and therefore manage to avoid the stigma on Sprint’s network, thus bringing in more money for Sprint to use to fix flaws with their network.

    March 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
  11. Amanda:

    Can u pease help me , i have this phone and i was texting and pushed a wrong button and a really imprortant message got sent to my drafts and i cant seem to figure out how to see my drafts can u please tell me ?

    May 20, 2011 at 10:36 am |
  12. David Brasher:

    Hi I was wondering if the LG Optimus was worth $150.00. I have tmobile and their serveice is HORRIBLE. it constantly says “searching” and I cant do anything. THe price to virgin mobile is right and the phone is exactly what I am looking for thanks.

    June 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm |
  13. David Brasher:

    Thanks :)

    June 30, 2011 at 9:06 am |
  14. zar ni:

    hi Ryan, I just want to know after using this LG optimus V for a while and then if i want to switch to (e.g ) T-mobile, can i still use this LG optimus V with t-mobile plan or do i need to buy LG optimus T for t-mobile? is there any physical and software difference bet those 2 phones? thanks

    July 18, 2011 at 12:10 am |
  15. Shannon:

    I teather with mine. In the market you can search “quick settings”. Download it and turn on wifi hotspot. I have also used PDAnet found in the market.

    August 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  16. Samantha:

    I’ve heard that it takes a really long time to charge this phone. Is that true? And, if so, what sort of things can I do to speed up the charging time or save battery life?

    September 4, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  17. Adrina:

    Hi, I was wondering how i could download pandora to this phone.. and do they charge if you do download it?

    October 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm |
  18. Russ:

    I bought this phone in Aug and it has been great for me I was looking thought black friday ads and it is going to be on sale at Target for $50 which is a great deal so if anyone is looking for a quality phone at a great price jump on this deal while you can

    * also it is extreamly durable I am not know for being easy on phones and this one is holding up great

    November 23, 2011 at 12:21 am |
  19. Kayla:

    Glad I searched this, since a T-Mobile rep just told me I could use my Optimus V with their service…

    December 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

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