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Verizon ships LG VX2000 phone

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Network World Fusion, 02/11/03

Verizon Wireless announced its new tri-mode VX2000 (LG Mobile Phones). The new model runs on Verizon's Express Network (CDMA 1xRTT), offering data speeds up to 144K bit/sec (burst rate). To access the Express Network, the phone needs to be connected to a laptop via a mobile connectivity kit.

lg_vx2000.jpgVerizon Wireless says the VX2000 weighs as much as "a Butterfinger candy bar," at about 3.98 oz. It features different changeable face plates that includes red, orange, green, blue and purple. Other features include a two-way speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, and Global Positioning Service (GPS) tracking (where available).

The phone offers up to 3.2 hours of talk time, and standby time of up to five days. Other features include voice recording, one-touch voice mail access, dual languages (English and Spanish) and TTY/TDD capabilities. The phone costs $69.99 with a 2-year service contract. Go to the Verizon Wireless Web site for more details.

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does anyone know how to set up the voice mailbox on this phone?

Posted by: Amanda on July 13, 2003 10:06 PM

Does this phone have true voice activated dialing?I went to Verizon to purchase this phone. I was told by the salesman that this phone was not "true voice activated dialing". It only worked with a car kit, at an additional cost.I ended up buying the Audiovox CDM8300. Ok phone but selection device terrible. Small finger button vs. a pad. Don't know who might have a finger small enough to fit! Always getting "OK" and not up, down or left or right selections. Not good!
Any one with LG VX2000 experience? Thank you.

Posted by: Jane on August 1, 2003 05:30 PM

I had to purchase one as a replacement phone. Programing phone was simple. The Voice activation is better than the Motorola Timeport. You don't need a car kit. Sounds like the salesman was trying to make some comission. The Speaker phone is louder than the Timeport but the sound quality isn't. Changing from normal to silent mode is a lot easier than the timeport. One button touch instead of scrolling through menus. Not a bad phone for $70.00

Posted by: Dan on August 4, 2003 11:33 AM

Excellent all around phone. I just wish it could just ring and not have to play some music. Why do they do that?

Posted by: cpfixer on August 11, 2003 01:50 PM

Love this phone, it might not be as sylish as some, but it is really practical. While my wife opted for a more stylish flip phone I decided to go with this one. The speaker function is what made the deciding factor. The rings do suck, but I can get over thant. Great phone for a great price.

Posted by: Jesse on August 17, 2003 10:58 PM

this phone is so cute!! i got it a few days ago, and i love it. the only problem i have so far is that there ar no ringtones *that i can find* for it. and the guy at the store said it will. but i have scearched the web and used their recommened site. its funny tho, the site they sent me to was only for cingular!!

Posted by: amber on August 20, 2003 03:46 PM

How do you get some more ringtones for the LG VX2000?...and do you need a car kit for voice-dialing? i cant seem to figure it out and i've tried everything i can think of!
Thanx...

Posted by: Sara on September 24, 2003 10:01 PM

You do NOT have to have a car/hands free kit to have voice activation on the LG VX2000. I just bought one yesterday to replace my other phone, and when I was setting it up, I was about to go nuts trying to get it to work (the manual is misleading, as it states "hands free (or something) only." I kept mucking about with it though, and finally got it figured out. Here's what ya gotta do: As you're setting up the numbers in your memory (ya know, where you enter 001-whatever), you scroll down past the name, type of contact (house, mobile, etc), and number. On the next screen, you'll see a selection for special ring type for that contact, and something else. The third selection is for voice. You hit the center button on the left side (voice feature), and then save. Once saved, the phone will enter voice mode, and will tell you to speak the name.

I know my directions suck (hey, I'm not a technical person) but they're better than the manual IF you are in the neighborhood with setting up the numbers. hehe

I hope this helps those trying to get the voice activation to work. Now I have a couple of questions: 1- What is this GPS feature, and how do ya get it to work? and 2- Can you get free tones and so on for the phone from any sites out there, or is it all pay?

Someone lemme know. =o)

Posted by: Scott on September 27, 2003 01:57 PM

The voice activation above works. Thanks. Does anyone know how to leave the speaker on all the time? Seems to shut off each time on its own.

Posted by: glenn on October 24, 2003 02:10 PM

The voice activation above works. Thanks. Does anyone know how to leave the speaker on all the time? Seems to shut off each time on its own.

Posted by: glenn on October 24, 2003 02:10 PM

Activation works as outlined above. thanks. does anyone know how to keep the speaker on all the time??

Posted by: Glenn on October 24, 2003 02:14 PM

The voice activation above works. Thanks. Does anyone know how to leave the speaker on all the time? Seems to shut off each time on its own.

Posted by: glenn on October 24, 2003 03:59 PM

How can you get more ringtones for this phone?

Posted by: Cia on November 15, 2003 11:25 AM

Does anyone know if this phone has 3-way calling? I can't seem to figure it out. . . can't believe it doesn't

Posted by: Galen on November 24, 2003 06:56 PM

Does anyone know how to search the web on this phone. Its saying that my security is not enabled????

Posted by: Banana on November 25, 2003 03:15 PM

The phone does have 3-way capability, provided that your plan has it. To use it, while on the call with the first party, you simply key in the second party's number & press Send. I don't remember whether they are now both online or if you have to press Send again to recall the first party - gives you something to try!
Something to remember is that when one party wants to leave the conversation, you have to let that person disconnect; if you press End you'll disconnect the whole call.

Posted by: Angel on December 4, 2003 04:05 AM

The speaker will not stay on. One of my biggest complaints. When the call ends, Speaker Mode is automatically released. Perhaps they thought this would be a good thing?

Posted by: Angel on December 4, 2003 04:21 AM

Can someone please help me? My husband just received a vx2000 as a replacement and there is no manual. Can you tell me how I go about finding one instead of downloading. Thank you so much. Please eamil me at: karenljobe@aol.com

Posted by: Lynne Jobe on December 7, 2003 01:33 PM

Do I have this right... it won't just ring. You have to sit through a tune? Can you program your own notes into it manually like the Motorola Timeport.

Posted by: Don on December 17, 2003 12:29 PM

LG VX2000
Someone tell me about the GPS. The manual tells how to activate it, but how do I use it?

Posted by: matt on December 26, 2003 04:50 PM

It's not a GPS like a Garmin or Magellan system. Basically, it just relays your current location along with the call. Somebody with the proper equipment on the other end can pinpoint your current location. If you have it set to E-911 only mode, then this information is only sent along with calls to a 911 operator (although good old USA PATRIOT Act allows for ANY government agency to retrieve this information without your consent). If you have it set to GPS-All mode, then anybody you call who has the proper equipment can tell your current location...for example, if you subscribe to a service (separate from your regular mobile phone service) that gives you driving directions, your location could be forwarded to that party as you're on the phone with them.....hopefully that clears up the whole GPS thing

Posted by: Brad on January 1, 2004 11:20 PM

I'm also confused about the voicemail set-up. I recorded a message using the Record menu in the Voice Service menu and saved it. When I called from my home phone, there was no announcement; although the call was listed on my cells Call List. I can't seem to figure out from the manual how to activate it. (In this respect, it seems like my old Nokia was much more user friendly since it worked on the same system as the one at work -- where you call a number and press 1-1 to listen to new messages.)I don't see anything like that in this user manual.

Posted by: Bonnie on January 3, 2004 01:01 AM

I love this phone...and apparently someone else loved it too because they stole it! Now I'm debating whether I want to get another on over a flip phone. If anyone needs help working the phone, please let me know. I do have a manual for it and if I get another, I'd be happy to mail it to someone.

Posted by: Erika on January 13, 2004 07:55 PM

I need ringtones for this phone! that is the only thing i dont like about the VX2000. Are there any available anywhere???

Posted by: Kimmy on February 11, 2004 04:22 PM

When I turn this phone on, it says "Initial Programming Needed" but I can't find anything in the manual that refers to initial programming or set up! Help!

Posted by: BeeDee on February 12, 2004 09:22 AM

Something is wrong with my loud speaker...it won't work. The phone was given to me without a manual...so i don't know if they disabled it/turned it off or something else. HELP.

Posted by: meeme on February 27, 2004 01:34 PM

For the problem with "Initial Programming Needed" I'd go back to the store.

Posted by: D.Welch on March 4, 2004 05:24 PM

While recording a conversation on the phone (i.e. DURING a call, press Menu, then 5. Recording), this only records the other end of the conversation (other person) and not your own voice in the conversation. What the heck good is it? Doing something wrong? Anyone else have the same problem? Send me an email by clicking on "Jeff" below. Thanks!

Posted by: Jeff on April 9, 2004 11:00 AM

I have had some problems with this phone, its my third one in a year. First I cracked the face of one, then my replacement just started freezing and wouldnt work after a few months. I just got my third, but one problem I have always had with this phone is I can not get it to alert me when I have voicemail, so I never know. I just have to call my voicemail when I think I have a message. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it? Thanks.

Posted by: billy on April 18, 2004 11:09 PM

Can anybody tell me if this phone would work in Asia?? In the owner's manual it says that the phone is tri-band, but I didn't find GSM 900 - this is the network we use in Turkmenistan..
HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Ruslan on May 20, 2004 11:48 AM

I just bought this phone a few days ago, but it is impossible to find ringtones for it! do you know of any sites that i can find some on? if you do please help! thanks.

Posted by: Apryll on June 2, 2004 01:03 AM

For the cost, this is a great phone. I just got it and had no problem accessing every thing that I need to. Though it is a great phone, I can't find any ring tones for it. Other than that, I found it extremely user friendly, and reliable.

Posted by: John on June 10, 2004 10:03 PM

I have had the VX2000 for about 6 months with a manual. I use Ring 1 as a ring tone which sounds like the old rotary telephone with bells inside.
The phone book will accept 16 characters per name but only displays 11 when scrolling through the phone book. This appears to be a font size limitation.

Posted by: Tom on June 20, 2004 11:11 PM

For all those looking for ringtones for this phone, you might as well forget it. I have had this phone for a year and I have yet to find a web site that has available ringtones. If anyone happens to find a site please email me and let me know.

Posted by: Amy on June 22, 2004 12:56 PM

Can anyone tell me how the 2-way speaker phone works? The manual only tells how to activate it and de-activate it.

Posted by: Jennifer on July 18, 2004 07:43 PM

How do you delete entries in the phone book with this phone...?

Posted by: Mike on October 11, 2004 05:30 PM

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