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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179
After a slight delay, the LG Decoy (VX8610) is ready to see the light of day. After we broke the story back in February with images and an expected release May 30th, we have now learned the official launch date will be June 16th with pricing set at $179 with a 2 year contract (after $50 rebate), $249 with a 1 year contract (after $50 rebate), and $349 for full retail.

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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179
LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. Omie (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

You can now call in and start ordering it, you don't have to wait until June 16th.

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:05

2. (unregistered)

Awsome phone, but seems a little expensive...

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:45

3. (unregistered)

Hey could u possibly get the name or ext # of the rep u used to order it i want to get one

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:52

4. Omie (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

Just call and ask for it. If they don't know about it ask them to look up the sku lgvx8610 and they should be able to look it up and order it for you.

posted on 31 May 2008, 15:37

22. dan (unregistered)

wondering how much you have to pay if you order now and if they ship it now or if they wait until june 16 to ship...thx

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 09:24

38. (unregistered)

i ordered it and it was not problem then a hour later i received a call saying my order was canceld due to the phone was not in stock lame

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 20:22

41. (unregistered)

I orded mine today. It will be here wednesday. You just have to talk to the right person to actually get it.

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 20:55

42. (unregistered)

ya ur right i called back and got it ordered he gave me the two year pricing and i was not eligble for the 2 year pricing ha ha gotta love that

posted on 13 Jun 2008, 14:36

55. Donato (unregistered)

How is the call quality, reception and battery life? Are you generally happy with your choice? Thanks!

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:05

5. (unregistered)

looks much better than that ulgy grey one lol

posted on 31 May 2008, 20:12

25. superrios (unregistered)

what grey one?

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:09

30. (unregistered)

Yeah.... so the picture shown above is the very first spy shot of the phone. its actually not going to be in black. There will only be the "ulgy" grey(silver) one.

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:18

6. (unregistered)

why in the picture its black but the other picture its grey what colour is it??? BLACK OR GREY?!

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:40

7. (unregistered)

The phone is grey, sorry

posted on 31 May 2008, 14:55

19. (unregistered)

correction: It is Silver on the front (mirrored screen) and blue on the back. They are also seperate textures on front and back. The phone is a lot nicer than you'd think and the Bluetooth on back comes with it's own seperate charging cradle as well and a snap-on lid while attached.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:20

31. (unregistered)

Yeah, I do have to say "phonearena" goofed a little on this one, with the phone so close to release why would you post the really old spy photo of the phone when the Verizon branded final release photo is available. It just confuses people who have not been tracking the release of this phone lol

posted on 04 Jun 2008, 21:48

44. (unregistered)

I got mine today. It really is a good looking phone. The main difference from the photo here is the keypad is black.

posted on 30 May 2008, 20:29

8. (unregistered)

This is NOT the chocolate replacement, according to my LG rep., there's no plans for another chocolate phone for Verizon

posted on 31 May 2008, 07:29

12. (unregistered)

Uh... actually there is another Chocolate for Verizon; the LG-VX8560 - the SKU is active and if you do a search on it it comes up with Chocolate 3.

posted on 31 May 2008, 09:49

13. (unregistered)

I knew he was full of mularchy, but I thought the vx8560 was replacing the vx8700

posted on 31 May 2008, 11:22

16. nikki (unregistered)

Okay, the LG VX8560 is replacing the LG VX8700. There is going to be an upgraded model to the Chocolate, and that is LG VX8610 Decoy.

posted on 31 May 2008, 14:58

20. (unregistered)

To correct you...The 8610 is not a Chocolate replacement, nor was the Venus. The 8560 is also not replacing the chocolate, it is replacing the 8600 which was replaced by the 8700. This is the "chocolate flip" advanced past what the 8600 was. These are all in the "black label" series of phones that LG is putting out. Quite honestly, I think they put the model numbers backwards and the Decoy should be the 8560 and the 8560 as the 8610...then things would make sense in the progression of phones....but if they did that, there'd be nothing to talk about.

posted on 30 May 2008, 20:51

9. (unregistered)

Its a cool idea, but the front of the phone, I dont believe is worth $229

posted on 31 May 2008, 10:53

14. (unregistered)

Considering it comes with a bluetooth headset, I'd say $229 plus a $50 rebate? The price is just fine

posted on 31 May 2008, 10:53

15. (unregistered)

Oh duh, you said the front of the phone bahahaha Yeah its not the best looking first look at the phone, I apologize for my previous comment hahaha

posted on 30 May 2008, 21:15

10. (unregistered)

This phone looks like a real cool phone but its like more expensive than the venus and the samsung glyde.... There's something wrong with that...Way over priced!

posted on 31 May 2008, 15:01

21. (unregistered)

It is less expensive then the Venus was at launch. You have to remember, prices fluctuate a LOT! The Venus is several months old and is down in price so that it can be moved. Phones tend to launch at a higher price than anyone wants...tough. The Glyde...there's a reason it's priced where it is....it sucks :)

posted on 30 May 2008, 21:43

11. (unregistered)

i hope they lower the price. maybe they will figure it out since everyone who knows about the phone thinks it is too exensive

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:32

32. (unregistered)

You say "everyone who knows about the phone thinks it is too exensive"? How about "everyone who thinks it is too expensive posted their opinion here". The people who don't think the phone is too expensive are simply ordering it over the phone instead of wasting time typing "I think it is not too expensive"

posted on 31 May 2008, 13:58

17. saikat (unregistered)

I created the detachable bluetooth headset concept for LG in early 2005. It's good to see that finally LG is getting it to production!! You can find an initial concept sketch here:http://saikatbiswas.com/website/Other_work/Concept_Sketching/Sketches/Sketch_005_Bluetooth.jpg

posted on 31 May 2008, 14:13

18. (unregistered)

Very interesting! I hope the Bluetooth headset on the Decoy is comfortable and gets good quality.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 10:17

28. (unregistered)

so you would know if the BT headset sticks out alot when it's in the phone? also, was anyone at LG thoughtful enough to include a separate plastic cover to cover the headset slot when the headset was in use or if someone decided not to use the headset at all and keep it at home?

posted on 04 Jun 2008, 21:52

45. (unregistered)

I got mine today. The Bluetooth headset works well, but has a large earpiece. I would have liked to have seen it fit in the ear better. It does not stick out very much at all when in place on the back of the phone. Also, it comes with a plastic filler panel for the back of the phone when the Bluetooth piece is out.

posted on 31 May 2008, 17:29

23. burymeinblack (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Apr 2008)

This phone is ugly as sin, but the built in bluetooth headset is a very big convenience. It's nice to see LG go with a little more functionality than style for once in a while. Don't get me wrong, all LG phones are good in their own respect, but this is just a little breath of fresh air considering all the touch screen and iPhone competition going on right now. However, this phone, nor any other phone Verizon has is enough for me to give up Sprint.

posted on 31 May 2008, 23:16

26. (unregistered)

I love LG phones and have so since the vx3100 from waaayyyy back. It's about time VZW released this phone. I just hope the BT earpiece that's included isn't some generic piece of garbage ( I'm gonna get the Jawbone 2 anyways ). But speaking of "ugly" phones; Sprint has that market sewed up. You say this isn't enough to give up Sprint? Sprint???!!! Are you kiddin'? Two cups and a string is enough for me to leave Sprint.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:42

33. (unregistered)

HAHAHAHAHA "two cups and a string". Its awesome how true that is. PLEASE tell me what sprint has that you love so much. I'm DIEING to know. Is it the "Going out of bussiness sale" prices? Or the push-to-talk technology they were required by the fed government to retire 4 months ago?

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 15:47

40. burymeinblack (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Apr 2008)

Five simple words that no other company out there can offer me: Mogul on a SERO plan.

posted on 31 May 2008, 17:44

24. (unregistered)

Will it have as bad a reception as the LG 8600?

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 07:16

27. (unregistered)

Our first and worst phone was LG. It was the worst phones we've ever gotten for our Verizon service. We went to Motorlola and won't look back.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:46

34. (unregistered)

Its so weird to me to hear something like that. I work at VZW and I see first hand what phones come back. The single strongest brand HANDS DOWN is LG. The single most hated brand, and I mean HATED brand is motorola. Some reps won't even sell the Krazr for fear it will be the reason the customer leaves the company lol

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 16:29

36. (unregistered)

As VZW rep myself, I can tell you that LG has been the best seller since I've been there. Take away the Chocolate ( vx8500 ) and vx 8600, and you have a reliable line of devices. The vx8100 and vx8700 lacked good battery life, but it wasn't anything an Extended Battery couldn't handle. Other than that, the phones were fine. Motorola is a close second to LG but they have really slipped in the past few years. The E815 was their last truly "GREAT" phone. Since then, it's been a lot of "pretty boy" phones that seem to be plagued with issues ( like the Razr and Krazr ). The W385 is OK but the whole "Razr" line has been OVER-DONE ( Razr, Krazr, Razr Maxx, Razr 2, Rizr, Rokr ... you name it ). Motorola is EASILY second to LG ... and they're only second because Samsung is just getting started by releasing phones that are actually good as PHONES.

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 13:51

39. (unregistered)

Motorola phones aren't that bad. But it is hard to be better than a super-company like LG. They have soo many more phones out than Motorola, they better be better.

posted on 03 Jun 2008, 12:56

43. annonymous (unregistered)

Yea, I work at the VZW call center... I refuse to sell the Razr or the Krzr to anyone who asks. I'll do everything I can to talk them out of it. It's pretty bad...

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 11:14

29. the champ (unregistered)

Anyone sayiong they would avoid a maker of phones is just clueless sure you got a crappy LG, I had a crappy LG, blackberry, motorola, samsung, sanyo, and HTC in my time as a cell phone user. but to think that becaus eyou had "A" bad phone the rest of the brand's cars are crap is like thinking because a crappy ford focus you once bought means the GT40 would also be crap. it just doesn;t make sense. if you want to avoid a sub brand I.E. chocolate, I would avoid a chopcioolate like the plague, but the 8700 was great, the 8300 has been good, the 325 was crap from motorola, however the Z6 is a great device...and so on and so forth. for every ying there is a yang, but every time I hear somebody say to me or read on a blog that trhey avoid an entire brand, you INSTANTLY go into the clueless consumer bucket, and until proven otherwise, you will stay there for a long time. right next to "hey, can I get a whopper" at the mcdonalds drive thu guy. don't be that guy, do some research, it's the internet age, and belive me it's out there.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:49

35. (unregistered)

Yeah, I TOTALY agree with what you just said, only with WAY better punctuation and spelling.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 21:10

37. (unregistered)


posted on 05 Jun 2008, 08:10

46. (unregistered)

So i got the new lg 8610 yesterday and i love it it does indeed have the bluetooth headset that charges on the back of the phone and also it plays music out of the bluetooth headset i love it they should have added a html browser and a auto focus camera and it would be better but over all the phone is great

posted on 05 Jun 2008, 10:13

49. (unregistered)

Is it the brushed silver finish like in the original pictures or the glossy/glassy finish like in the pictures above?

posted on 05 Jun 2008, 09:43

47. THUFF (unregistered)


posted on 05 Jun 2008, 10:11

48. Pat (unregistered)

So wait...the phone is going to have a glossy finish? It's not gonna have the brushed silver finish like the original pictures (kinda like the LGvx-8700)??? Damn I was hoping it would have been silver...I'm getting tired of all these fingerprint magnets and their glossy/glassy finish

posted on 05 Jun 2008, 10:30

50. (unregistered)

How is the speakerphone if you choose not to use the bluetooth?

posted on 06 Jun 2008, 08:28

51. (unregistered)

the speaker phone works good and its a glossy finish definetly a fingerprint magnet the headset works great and it also give u a cover for the back in case u dont want to always have the bluetooth headset in the back

posted on 07 Jun 2008, 08:46

52. Pat (unregistered)

Hmm so not sure about the people claiming to have the phone and that their's is glossy black like in the pictures. I've spoken to quite a few people and they all have said that the phone is silver with the blue back...even the VZ rep said it's silver. Looks like somebody is lying

posted on 09 Jun 2008, 00:45

53. (unregistered)

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-LG-DECOY-VX8610-DUMMY-CELL-PHONE-CHOCOLATE_W0QQitemZ300231889720QQihZ 020QQcategoryZ3312QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem The front looks like a mirrored silver finish in this pic, It's just a dummy cell phone though.

posted on 09 Jun 2008, 15:19

54. jacksparmo (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Jun 2008)

I just got this phone today...I only have one complaint, I don't think its possible to change the sensitivity of the trackball. Its extremely slow. Anyone agree with me?

posted on 21 Jun 2008, 01:42

56. Bahgwan (unregistered)

Just got the Decoy. Having some problems with this little joystick. I think it's too sensitive. If you put even the slightest pressure it stops on a wrong #. Anyone else find the joystick annoying?

posted on 22 Jun 2008, 20:59

57. Bahgwan (unregistered)

BTW I only paid 79.00 after rebate and specials

posted on 24 Jul 2008, 23:18

58. (unregistered)

I have this phone. It is black with a mirror finish. Yes, it is a fingerprint magnet. Yes, the joystick takes some getting used to. Otherwise it is a solid feeling phone with good sound quality.

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