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LG Optimus Dynamic 38C Black 800MHz Tracfone Android Smart Phone with 600 Minutes (200 Minute Airtime Card) & Triple Minutes for Life

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  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3.2" TFT Touch Screen
  • 3.0 MP

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  • No contracts, credit checks, monthly bills or hidden fees
  • Reliable nationwide coverage on America's leading networks
  • Keep your existing phone number


No monthly rates -- pay only for the minutes you need with a variety of airtime refill cards.

Disclaimer: Airtime PINs can be found printed on the shipping invoice.

For every airtime minute you purchase, you receive two additional minutes at no extra charge, along with an equivalent amount of text messages and megabytes of data!
Call over 100 international destinations at no extra cost! A minute is still a minute! (U.S. based calls only. Phones do not work internationally)

LG Optimus Dynamic

  • Triple Minutes for Life (Receive Minutes and Texts and Data for each minute added)
  • 600 Minutes/600 Texts/600MB Data Included
  • 3.2" Touchscreen
  • Android 2.3
  • 3MP Camera and Video Recorder
  • 3G/Wi-Fi Connectivity (where available)
  • Access to Google Play
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • (Uses the Verizon Network for Coverage)

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  • David M.
  • 10/5/2014 9:52:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsA little too low end

Pros: This LG/Tracfone L38C would have been a fabulous low end cellphone two years ago.

Cons: Too little, too late. Old Android (v. 2.3). Many of the apps available for Android require 4.1 or later. While the single core Qualcomm CPU appears to be respectable for the price at 800 MHz, the real problem is that the integrated GPU is very low performing.

Not really a con of this unit, but just understand that the entire low end Android cellphone market has certain restrictions. As with all low end Androids, the camera is fixed focus with no flash. So, not good at reading bar codes, etc. No Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth 3.0 is supported), so no pairing a low end Android of any make or model with heart rate monitors, bicycle sensors, etc. Also, most external Bluetooth speakers require 4.0. Similarly, the USB port is limited to charging and to accessing the phone's memory when plugged into a computer. You can't plug an external flash drive or other USB dongle into the port. Those roles require a USB port that can function as a host, also known as USB To Go or UTG. Only higher end Android phones have that. So, no getting around the lack of Bluetooth 4.0 by plugging in a small, cheap dongle.

Other Thoughts: The included card will give you 600 minutes of phone time and 600 texts and 600 MB of data. However, your phone number will only be good for 90 days. So you still need to buy a one year airtime card. The price for a Tracfone one year airtime card is completely standardized and is never discounted, although you save on sales tax when you buy your airtime card directly through the Tracfone website. For about the same total bundle price (phone plus one year airtime card), consider investigating a different bundle. Hint, think quality and value, then think of a cable TV channel. That will get you a much upgraded LG/Tracfone L39C with a free one year airtime card, plus a free case and a free car charger. Compared to this L38C, the L39C has Android 4.1 and a Qualcomm CPU with much better integrated graphics. However, all of the generic low end Android restrictions that I listed above still apply.

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1 out of 5 eggsWON"T ROAM

Pros: price

Cons: I have used tracfone for many years - best deal around. Their new android smart phones are not useable. Tracfone leases bandwidth from the AT&T and Verizon towers. The phones that use the AT&T towers have a "G" designation (GSM). The ones that use the Verizon towers have the "C" designation (CDMA). ALL current android "smart" tracfones use the "C" towers. A couple of years ago I switched to an LG "C" model (not smart) which works well in my area. I got a friend the LG 38C recently and will not work. We tried several tracfone android models and NONE of them work here!! Several of us sitting at lunch - with tracfone (C models) - dumb phones = 5bars - smart phones = NO SIGNAL!! Extensive web searches indicate that tracfone "smart phones" (android) WILL NOT ROAM!!! they are guaranteed to work in your home zip only!! I don't know if customer service will confirm this. I really want one of these android models but I'll have to wait until they fix this problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2014 9:11:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAirtime Pin on Packing Slip

Pros: Unbelievable value! The airtime alone is worth the cost of the phone. The airtime Pin is on the packing slip, NOT HARD TO FIND, not sure what other reviewers are complaining about?!

Cons: No cons here

Other Thoughts: Don't throw away your packing slips!

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  • John M.
  • 1/8/2014 3:01:32 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDo NOT buy, no 200 minute card

Pros: Tracfone now offers Android

Cons: DO NOT BUY! The 200 minute airtime card appears to be a bait and switch!

Other Thoughts: I ordered a similar bundle but with the ZTE Valet and the 200 minute airtime card was NOT included even though it was promoted as such. One month later I am still trying get it. Newegg is telling me I have to contact the manufacturer even though it is NOT their bundle. Tracfone simply says to call Newegg. If you are making the decision o buy based on this $40 value think twice! STAY AWAY from this Bait and no switch.

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