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Last Edited by wacou March 11, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Brightspot Boxed, T-mobile version LG F3 LG P659 -GSM phone ( NO activation, NO airtime card purchase necessary )

Same Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 Processor as:
LG F6, Huawei Vitria, HTC First, Samsung S4 Mini and etc.

Phone work with T-mobile and its MVNO out of box, no unlock required.
LG F3 GSM P659 Spec ( spec different from CDMA version! ) [phonescoop.com]


*ps. Large 4.5" screen lover, LG F6 for $99 can't be beat!!! Tks to original post by BIXBEE
**pps. For unlocking to use with att or h2o, I had it done by $2 swiftunlocks com. ( usually get the code in less than 30min during weekday )

Online link for reference only [target.com] <- This is for reference / inventory only, the deal still on @ your local B&M

Target's own inventory checker is quite accurate. I just bought the last one off Renton, WA store and immediately after I got home, it show OUT-OF-STOCK.

FYI: Post Oct. 2013 are made in China, Pre Sept. 2013 are made in Korea.
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Last Edited by RiceyFighter March 11, 2014 at 03:45 PM
A great compact 4G Android phone that's fast enough for most uses & lasts a LONG time on a battery charge. Another option is the slightly larger MetroPCS F6 for $99, requires an unlock code ($2-3 online auction site). And *IF* they ship to your area.

http://www.metropcs.com/metro/cat...0214633583

LG F6 has exact same internals except a 4.5" higher res screen (960x540), an IR blaster, NFC, extra customizable button on the side, & BSI sensor instead of regular 5MP camera.

Simple rooting:

http://androidforums.com/metropcs...us-f3.html

To overcome the biggest problem with the F3/F6's limited 1.2 GB useable internal memory. This root mod moves internal /sdcard to external sdcard:

http://androidforums.com/lg-optim...files.html

Picture of tag: http://i.imgur.com/m4CNWLM.jpg -RiceyFighter

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This is a much better alternative to the Moto G. Same specs (lower res, bigger battery) and 42mbit HSPA and LTE.
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Wish it was the F6 at this price but still an ok deal
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I was really interested, so dug in...

From LG's website:

4GB ROM*** Available user memory of 1.27GB

Support up to 32 GB****

4GB of onboard memory?? I thought everything was at least 8, and most were 16?

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First off, thanks for the info. on this deal! I have to ask, though: Is it a requirement to buy a Brightspot Prepaid Airtime card to get the LG F3 phone at this price? Or is this the straight-up price for the phone by itself?

I have the LG F3, the T-Mobile-branded version, that I bought used from someone on Craigslist for $100, and I think it's a great phone. I do need to state right away that the onboard storage is relatively small, if not pathetic; so it's not a good phone for an app-heavy use (rooting may resolve this issue, though; unfortunately, I know nothing about rooting) - but it's a small, light-weight phone (which some people may not like), it has great battery life (however, it does seem to go through the battery fairly rapidly if you are using something that causes the screen to be illuminated in any way; but, talk time with the screen not being lit is fantastic), gets good LTE-reception/service (which has great coverage here in Az), has a decent camera (for a 5MP), and it is reasonably snappy for the price point and tier phone it is.

Sorry for the long post. If you get a chance, please do clarify whether or not the Brightspot Prepaid Airtime Card is required to get the phone for this price. Thanks!
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Quote from healthylaugh View Post :
I was really interested, so dug in...

From LG's website:

4GB ROM*** Available user memory of 1.27GB

Support up to 32 GB****

4GB of onboard memory?? I thought everything was at least 8, and most were 16?

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I have this phone (the T-Mobile-branded version) and I really like it, for the most part - but I will tell you that the actual onboard storage is WAY LESS than 4GB. So if you are an app-heavy user, this is not going to be a good phone for you. I know nothing about rooting, but from what I've gathered, rooting is available for the LG F3 and it is supposed to help free up some extra space on the phone, but I don't know whether or not it actually allows you to move all apps to an SD Card.
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Quote from DrRad View Post :
This is a much better alternative to the Moto G. Same specs (lower res, bigger battery) and 42mbit HSPA and LTE.
Much better alternative? Maybe for you. I think a fair way of putting it would be to say there are pros and cons for each device.

Pro for Moto G
Higher resolution screen.
Larger screen.
Gorilla Glass 3.
Faster processor.
Better front-facing camera.
Newer and more stock version of Android.
Larger integrated storage options (8GB or 16GB.)

Pro for LG Optimus F3
Faster HSPA+
LTE compatibility.
Thinner and Lighter.
Higher mAh battery.
Lower price (vs GSM Moto G)
SD card slot.
Removable battery.

There are certainly trade-off considerations, not least of which is price... but if the price of both were equal, I'd rather have the phone with a larger 720p screen and faster processor.
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Quote from BillyJackAz View Post :
First off, thanks for the info. on this deal! I have to ask, though: Is it a requirement to buy a Brightspot Prepaid Airtime card to get the LG F3 phone at this price? Or is this the straight-up price for the phone by itself?

I have the LG F3, the T-Mobile-branded version, that I bought used from someone on Craigslist for $100, and I think it's a great phone. I do need to state right away that the onboard storage is relatively small, if not pathetic; so it's not a good phone for an app-heavy use (rooting may resolve this issue, though; unfortunately, I know nothing about rooting) - but it's a small, light-weight phone (which some people may not like), it has great battery life (however, it does seem to go through the battery fairly rapidly if you are using something that causes the screen to be illuminated in any way; but, talk time with the screen not being lit is fantastic), gets good LTE-reception/service (which has great coverage here in Az), has a decent camera (for a 5MP), and it is reasonably snappy for the price point and tier phone it is.

Sorry for the long post. If you get a chance, please do clarify whether or not the Brightspot Prepaid Airtime Card is required to get the phone for this price. Thanks!
Tks for the heads up.
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No contract, No air-time card purchase required.
Just grab the phone and paid for it $79.99+tax
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Love this phone, I get about 12-13 hrs of screen on time when using it as a ebook reader (airplane mode, minimal wifi activity).
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Good price for a quite capable Android phone. If unlocked it will work on AT&T's 3G and 3G in Europe and elsewhere in the world as well.

The question is, is this phone truly unlocked out of the box? OP only says it will work with T-Mobile and T-Mobile MNVOs (i.e. Brightspot). If it's not unlocked, then it becomes a question of what Brightspot's unlock policy is.
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Quote from healthylaugh View Post :
I was really interested, so dug in...

From LG's website:

4GB ROM*** Available user memory of 1.27GB

Support up to 32 GB****

4GB of onboard memory?? I thought everything was at least 8, and most were 16?

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LG is known to do this on lower end phones.
One option is to root and you can swap the internal memory with the sd card giving you much more space to install things
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Can I flash this to Page Plus?
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Can I flash this to Page Plus?
can't flash a gsm to cdma
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This is a much better alternative to the Moto G. Same specs (lower res, bigger battery) and 42mbit HSPA and LTE.
This phone isn't even in the same class as the Moto G. Sorry buddy. The F3 runs like garbage and the Moto G is awesome. I know because I sold the F3 and bought a Moto G. The F3 runs out of space after updating just the system apps.... Stay away from the F3, SERIOUSLY.
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