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LG Revere Cel Phone Question, Please

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Bob, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hello,

    Am now the owner of a new LG Revere cellphpone via Verizon.

    Am now in my 70's, and even with a dumb phone, I manage to have questions.
    Would like to ask the following please:

    a. on my old LG dumb phone of about 2 yrs ago, there was a micro SD
    slot for a card.
    Made it very easy to transfer pix to one's PC.
    How do I get my pix to my PC with this phone (no micro SD card/slot)

    Do I have to send them to my e-mail via Verizon ?
    If so, sounds expensive; is it ?

    I notice that the charger connector on the phone is labeled as Charger-
    Accessory. Can a "proper" cable be used here to go to my PC for this
    purpose ?

    b.On the main phone body, right side, near the top, (not the flip
    cover,there is a little hole.
    Has a label next to it of "CDMA By Qualcomm"? What is this for ?

    On my old phone, there was hole in about the same location for a cord
    lanyard for the hand. Is this what this hole is for ?
    If so, how do they expect you to thread anything thru it ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     



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  2. On 11/7/2011 3:10 PM, Bob wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Am now the owner of a new LG Revere cellphpone via Verizon.
    >
    > Am now in my 70's, and even with a dumb phone, I manage to have questions.\

    Welcome to the "Old Fogies Club"!

    > Would like to ask the following please:
    >
    > a. on my old LG dumb phone of about 2 yrs ago, there was a micro SD slot
    > for a card.
    > Made it very easy to transfer pix to one's PC.
    > How do I get my pix to my PC with this phone (no micro SD card/slot)


    Does your phone have a USB port? If it does, it will probably have a
    "micro" USB connector
    >
    > Do I have to send them to my e-mail via Verizon ?
    > If so, sounds expensive; is it ?
    >
    > I notice that the charger connector on the phone is labeled as Charger-
    > Accessory. Can a "proper" cable be used here to go to my PC for this
    > purpose ?
    >
    > b.On the main phone body, right side, near the top, (not the flip
    > cover,there is a little hole.
    > Has a label next to it of "CDMA By Qualcomm"? What is this for ?


    "CDMA" is the acronym for "Code Division Multiple Access" which is the
    "over the air" protocol used by Verizon Wireless. Suggest you dig out
    the instruction book that came with the phone and look for a hint or two.

    If you have the hardware in your phone to talk to a computer, you will
    still need some software to allow the computer to talk to the phone.
    If we were talking about a Motorola Phone it would be "Motorola Phone
    Tools". I have no experience with Qualcomm.

    I'm assuming that your phone has a USB port, either full size or
    "Micro". If not, I can't help you. You will also need the proper cable
    to connect a USB connector on the phone and a full sized USB connector
    that you would plug into your computer's USB port. Your computer may,
    or MAY NOT have a USB port. If not you can probably install one.

    Suggest that you pay a visit to your local Verizon Wireless Store and
    ask. BRING MONEY! Purchasing necessary hardware and software is YOUR
    responsibility. If possible, try to visit the VZW Store when it's not
    too busy. The VZW Store I go to is in a shopping mall and is a real zoo
    on weekends. They may not stock the software you will need but they
    should be able to tell you where to get it.

    <snip>
     
  3. sms88

    sms88 Guest

    On 11/7/2011 12:10 PM, Bob wrote:

    > Do I have to send them to my e-mail via Verizon ?
    > If so, sounds expensive; is it ?


    Yes, and yes.

    There is no way to transfer photos via the USB cable. Even on phones
    that had that capability designed in, Verizon would often disable it
    (this was the case for Motorola phones) so to use Motorola Phone Tools
    to transfer pictures you had to do some hacking of the phone to
    re-enable the capability. Since Motorola phones were so pervasive people
    figured out how to do this hacking, but this will not be the case for LG
    phones.

    The best thing to do is to return the phone within the return period and
    get a basic phone that does have a MicroSD slot. Verizon's web site lets
    you search on different features, and "Removable Memory" is one of the
    features that's searchable. I checked, and they have eight different
    models of "basic" phones that have a memory card slot:

    Pantech Hotshot™
    Pantech Jest™ 2
    Samsung Convoy™ 2
    LG Cosmos™ 2
    LG Octane™
    LG Cosmos™ Touch
    Verizon Wireless CDM8975
    Samsung Intensity™ II

    A removable memory card is definitely a feature you want to have, even
    on a basic phone.
     
  4. sms88

    sms88 Guest

    On 11/7/2011 3:23 PM, meh wrote:
    > On Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:17:48 -0800, sms88<scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> On 11/7/2011 12:10 PM, Bob wrote:
    >>
    >>> Do I have to send them to my e-mail via Verizon ?
    >>> If so, sounds expensive; is it ?

    >>
    >> Yes, and yes.
    >>
    >> There is no way to transfer photos via the USB cable. Even on phones
    >> that had that capability designed in, Verizon would often disable it
    >> (this was the case for Motorola phones) so to use Motorola Phone Tools

    >
    > WHY would you think you need Motorola Phone Tools to work with an LG phone??


    You need to read for comprehension.

    > I've had several cellphones, all LG, former Verizon, moved to PagePlus,
    > and never had any problem getting pix off with free software.


    Verizon themselves stated that that model was not able to transfer
    pictures via USB.

    <http://community.vzw.com/t5/Media-Store/Transfer-pictures-from-the-LG-Revere/td-p/692793>

    However someone did state that they could connect the Revere to a smart
    phone via Bluetooth and transfer the photos to the smart phone and then
    transfer them to a computer from the smart phone. Perhaps it would also
    work with a computer that had Bluetooth built in (or via a USB Bluetooth
    dongle). Still a lot of hassle.

    The Verizon rep did have one decent suggestion, add the $5.00 messaging
    plan for a month and transfer 250 pictures off the phone, which would
    cost 2¢ each, versus the regular price of 25¢ each. At least Verizon
    still offers a $5 messaging plan, unlike AT&T which now only offers a
    $20 unlimited messaging plan.

    Still, the best option if the phone is still within the return period is
    to take it back and get a phone that has a MicroSD card, or at least
    that allows transferring of photos via USB.

    Of course another option is to use a digital camera for photos rather
    than the awful 1.3MP camera built into the phone.
     
  5. Bill

    Bill Guest

    On 11/7/2011 5:17 PM, sms88 wrote:
    >
    > LG Octane™


    My wife has the LG Octane and likes it. I find the menus a little
    confusing. I got it free at Amazon.

    Bill
     
  6. Rich Pasco

    Rich Pasco Guest

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