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Straight Talk adds LG Optimus Showtime for $249.99

Posted by 28 February, 2013



Straight Talk adds LG Optimus Showtime for $249.99Since Straight Talk and Net10 removed AT&T SIM cards from their websites over a month ago, Straight Talk has started adding more handsets that use Verizon towers (BlackBerry Curve 9310, LG Optimus Quest). This time, Straight Talk adds LG Optimus Showtime to its Verizon lineup, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone with a large 4.3-inch display. The LG Optimus Showtime is available for $249.99.

In addition to a large display and ICS platform, Straight Talk LG Optimus Showtime features 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with flash, auto focus and video capture and front-facing camera for making video calls. It is a 3G phone that’s Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSP enabled. It ships with a 4GB microSD memory card and has an additional space for expanding memory up to 32GB.

The Showtime is compatible with Straight Talk’s $45 Unlimited plan that offers unlimited talk, text and data that are throttled on a case-by-case basis. It also includes international texting since it’s an Android. The phone also works with the $60 International Unlimited plan that includes unlimited talk, domestic and international texting and data in addition to unlimited international calling to a number of destinations.



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3 Responses to “Straight Talk adds LG Optimus Showtime for $249.99”
  • Mike says:

    ST also has a GSM version of this phone called the Ultimate.

  • Kathy Merriman says:

    I just recently purchased the LS Optimus Showtime. I charged it fully when I received it from StraightTalk, then again the next day and again the next day. Today is half over and I am having to recharge it later. That I do not understand.

  • Sassylady2001 says:

    I had a LG Optimus Showtime, Net 10, phone. The book that comes with the phone says to extend your battery life:
    1. Check Running Services and close any unnecessary applications.
    2. End of shutdown applications that are still runninig in the background through the App settings menu.
    3. Turn off Bluetooth and GPS when not in use.
    4. Turn off automatic application sync.
    5. Set Screen Timeout to the lowest setting (factory default is 30 seconds).
    6. Reduce your data usage.
    7. Reduce use of the Live wallpapers.
    8. Use the provided factory charger to avoid battery damage.
    I will add – use wireless whenever possible and turn off wireless when it is no longer available.
    I did all of the above and more. Never did use FaceBook or videos or movies, nor music. My data usage was never above 50mb. But no matter what I did, or didn’t do, this phone drained battery life and needed charging daily.
    It is very fast and has OS Android 4.0. I thought I would like an Android/Smartphone, but after trying it for 8 months, I do not like it at all. I don’t like to have to swipe to answer the phone and I find a flat glass front very inconvenient for texting. I much prefer my LG 900G which only makes and receives calls and texts. It has Android 2.3 and if far too slow to get on the internet – it times out before you can get to your email or any other internet destination…and that’s fine with me. However one of the biggest drawbacks to the LG Showtime was the constant draining of the battery. I turned off everything – including GPS and synching of emails, turned off FaceBook and had no applications on it I used – turned off everything else – but you can’t turn off the Google applications that are on the phone when you get it. I turned down or off everything, face light, etc. to save power. I installed a battery saver – nothing really helped as at the end of the day I’d be down to 6% battery even not using the phone. The phone does lots of amazing things – but I don’t care for the “swiping” and lack of palpable keyboard.I went back to my LG 900G.

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