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LG GLIMMER – Alltel’s touch phone!

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LG GLIMMER – Alltel’s touch phone!
Alltel Wireless will get the GLIMMER by LG, which is an all-touch phone and surely looks good. This one takes the 3.9 x 2 x 0.6 inches slim slider design of the AT&T Shine but instead of 2.2” display and a few keys below, fits 2.8” wide-angle unit with 240x400 pixels resolution! From the images leaked (which are from official LG press sheet) it can be seen that the home screen has the typical for LG shortcuts: menu, calls, messaging and phonebook, but we’ve no idea what the rest of the interface will look like … we hope Alltel won’t disappoint us, and will bring LG’s UI found in phones such as the Viewty, Prada, and the KF700, or at least a user experience somewhat close to theirs. Similar to the latter model, the new phone slides open to reveal standard numeric keypad, for dialing a number or text input.

The LG GLIMMER’s main selling point is the combination of a large touch display (with haptic feedback - vibration) and a very well looking slim slider design, with metal parts. It is a CDMA/EV-DO phone (of course) with a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot and Stereo Bluetooth.

LG GLIMMER Specifications

Currently, there is no solid information about the release date of the GLIMMER, but the source says it may launch really soon, before the end of March. We will update you with more information ASAP!

source: ThatPhonePerson via EngadgetMobile

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:41

1. Enema (unregistered)


yeah but its still on alltell's network which blows goat shaft.

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 13:47

2. Mitch (unregistered)


Can't say I have had any problems with goat shafts while using alltel's network.

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 14:03

3. Tiger (unregistered)


no matter what one thinks of the "goat shaft" of a network that is alltel's network, the phone is cdma and both sprint and verizon have an open networking allowing other phones to be used ... keep that in mind

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 14:40

4. steviecrackberry (unregistered)


I keep seeing those stupid commericals but I dont see the service in the nyc area?

posted on 27 Feb 2008, 14:41

5. Raven (unregistered)


so does at&t , sprint/nextel is not the only company at this rodeo, remember ^.^

posted on 04 Mar 2008, 10:03

6. T-HUFF (unregistered)


VERIZON HASN'T PASSED THAT OPEN USER AGREEMENT THROUGH YET. I WORK FOR VZW AND THAT WILL BE UPCOMING WITHIN MONTHS TO COME, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU KNOW A HACKER THAT KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING....WHICH WHEN IT COMES TO CELL PHONES...CANT SAY THAT I DO. THE PHONE LOOKS GREAT...BUT IF YOU'VE EVER HAD ALLTEL IN COLORADO WHICH IS A JOKE AND DOESNT EVEN WORK IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS...NOT EVEN DENVER, THATS JUST DOWNRIGHT RETARDED. THATS MY BEEF WITH ALLTEL. IF YOU DONT HAVE VERIZON IN COLORADO, MY EXPERIENCE IS THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS PISSED OFF AT THEIR SERVICE PROVIDERS. END OF STORY.

posted on 10 Mar 2008, 20:42

7. Chad at Alltel (unregistered)


Interesting that the Verizon guy says that our service sucks in Denver, considering that in every major market that consumer reports compared both Alltel and Verizon, Alltel was the preferred carrier 68% of the time, an was ranked either 1st or second in all submarkets surveyed. From where do you draw your facts. We dont have to be in NYC, we're been kicking your ass for years, to the tune that we haven't heard all that buyout foolishness either. Or was it that you couldnt afford the $71.50 that TPG paid for us considering your stock was less than half of that. WOW!!

posted on 15 Mar 2008, 11:49

8. devil dog (unregistered)


got the glimmer yesterday. awesome.best phone i've ever had. touch screen functions are pretty tight. scrolling down contacts can be a pain but all in all a great phone

posted on 06 Sep 2008, 19:42

34. (unregistered)


why don't you just type in the first letter of the name on the keypad?

posted on 21 Mar 2008, 17:46

9. brett (unregistered)


I have ued my Alltel phone all over ohio. I have taken it with me to NYC, Denver, all over Florida, Cali, Indiana and AZ. Never had an issue in any of those places. I had done the same with ATT and VZW but had issues with both. I will not even go down the path of my expirience with Sprint.

posted on 28 Mar 2008, 18:06

10. Andrew (unregistered)


I was wondering if anyone knows if the glimmer would come to Verizon or if the new Open Handset thing (whatever it is) means that you can bring this phone over to Verizon.

posted on 01 Apr 2008, 22:50

11. kaibee (unregistered)


can you text on the touch screen?!?! does it have an actual keypad??

posted on 24 Jun 2008, 00:30

26. (unregistered)


i have have the alltel glimmer for a few months now. yes you can type on the screen, and yes there is an actual keypad. either one works well for texting

posted on 04 Apr 2008, 12:10

12. jg (unregistered)


I inguired about switching from Verizon to Alltels servie. I was informed by Alltel that they do not have a tower with in 70 miles of Denver or an Altel store anywhere around Denver. They also would not reccomend going with their service because they could not offer a good coverage area.

posted on 11 Apr 2008, 10:42

13. Chris (unregistered)


I have to disagree with #12 I live in Fort Collins which is a little over 60miles north of Denver and I get excellent service! The only down fall is the closet Alltel retail store is in Cheyenne, WY. Alltel by far has the best service and plans I have experienced compared to other companies

posted on 14 Apr 2008, 08:44

14. mike (unregistered)


I am no sure how you could disagree with #12's comments. I also live in Denver and inquired about Alltels service and was informed of the same thing. The Alltel rep informed me they they could not provide me with a local phone number and the closest tower was in Limon. They also informed me they they would not roccomend there service at this time. No one is saying Alltel has bad service, we are just expressing what Alltel has informed us.

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 22:29

15. Sprint (unregistered)


does the phone work with SPRINT

posted on 07 May 2008, 21:54

16. iwanttheglimmer (unregistered)


IF this is such a great phone how come it only comes in one carrier??...Will it ever be available in AT&Ts carrier?

posted on 11 May 2008, 15:26

18. (unregistered)


It only comes in one carrier because alltel paid off verizon, just like how at&t paid off apple to have the iPhone exclusively with them for 2 years

posted on 23 Jun 2008, 20:48

25. (unregistered)


Actually Attel isn't the only one with the phone. USCelllular has it too.

posted on 10 May 2008, 11:55

17. (unregistered)


can you use the touch screen to text?

posted on 13 Jun 2008, 10:20

21. anonomous (unregistered)


yes u can it comes up with a regular keboard like the slide out one

posted on 18 Sep 2008, 19:14

38. (unregistered)


can u dial with the touch screen?

posted on 12 May 2008, 06:42

19. froogle170 (unregistered)


You CAN text with the touchscreen

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 21:47

20. (unregistered)


i was wondering i live in canada, and if i were to get the phone can it be unlocked and used on networks such as rogers?

posted on 15 Jun 2008, 09:46

22. kd (unregistered)


it roks i just luv mine it roks just like i said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 15 Jun 2008, 23:54

23. jimmy (unregistered)


just to let you know the lg Glimmer is also at vzw but it has a different name and for the record if vzw had such super greaet coverage area's why did they had to paid off alltel to offter a better coverage area explain that? i had vzw before but they plains suck and alltel has th best plans and they are cheaper then vzw and also they have my circle which u can infact call 10,15, or even 20 ppl on different networks which u can not do that wit vwz so verizon u aren't there yet LMAO!!

posted on 17 Jun 2008, 20:25

24. bluelag (unregistered)


Does anyone know if there are any updates for making the ringer louder. The bad thing about this phone is you can't hear the ringer.

posted on 26 Jun 2008, 08:00

27. (unregistered)


Ive about decided to return my phone for this specific reason!!!! I miss every one of my calls because you cant hear it ring! PLEASE if anyone knows a way to fix this let us know.

posted on 01 Aug 2008, 13:04

30. (unregistered)


They’ve solved the issue of low ringing in the phone. Go to settings in your menu click on phone information, then to number 5 software update and in 5 minutes you have the problem solved.

posted on 16 Jul 2008, 23:34

28. (unregistered)


to clear up the confusion. cell phone companies have to be categorized in one of two categories. either metropolitian or rural. Alltel is considered rural. therefore it works better in rural areas. however to provide the largest network they have teamed up with sprint (who is considered metro). Now wherever you go you will have coverage either through alltel's network or sprint. no other companies (eg. AT&T, Verizon, TMobile) that i am aware of ahve thought to team up with rural companies to provide a larger network. Alltel does provide awesome coverage. even though their selection of phones isn't the best... its worth it to have service everywhere you go

posted on 17 Jul 2008, 12:33

29. (unregistered)


check out uscellular site u can get this phone on 1 of they plans

posted on 07 Aug 2008, 05:55

31. (unregistered)


A PIECE of "JUNK". first it was the MP3 functions quit, Now the touch screen work when it wants to not when I need it. No way close to being an IPhone. Get a cheep phone you will be much more happier. I don't think I will ever buy a LG product.

posted on 16 Aug 2008, 22:13

32. cra (unregistered)


i have this phone i love it but the touch screen is breaking i've had it since the end of may

posted on 05 Sep 2008, 09:36

33. anon (unregistered)


My wife and I both have had the Glimmer since it came out this spring. The touch screen can sometimes be a problem and doesn't work. I can push everything (while unlocked of course) and nothing will happen or I'll push a button and the wrong thing will come up. Her slider has become a problem and it delays when she opens it. She's lost some phone calls because it takes so long to answer after she opens it. It's becoming a pain with both problems.

posted on 11 Sep 2008, 17:48

35. (unregistered)


How many songs will it hold?

posted on 17 Sep 2008, 04:19

36. aladyinsc1 (unregistered)


I have had Alltel since 2000 previously had Verizon, my daughter has AT &T. I dont know where you live but Alltel far out performs those two networks. My daughters service is random to day the least, it goes in and out, after trying several different phones there is no mistake it is their network. Verizon did not have much of a coverage area though they claim to have the largest, I had no service areas in many locations. I have never had any problem with Alltel coverage area or service. The few issues I have had with them have been about equipment and they have been resolved with no major problems. I am about to renew my contract and am going to get the Glimmer. Will let ya'll know how it works for me. (Like anyone cares, LOL)

posted on 17 Sep 2008, 04:21

37. (unregistered)


Ya'll know I meant to say "say" and not "day", right?

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 13:08

39. (unregistered)


i have an razor and if i have pics and ringtones on it can i transfer them over to the glimmer?

posted on 18 Nov 2008, 10:23

40. stan (unregistered)


ive replaced mine 5 times its a P.O.S i heard the cancled it any way what do we get if it messes up again

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 15:27

41. 28will (unregistered)


is it a smart phone???

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