LG AX8600 is absolutely identical to the VX8600 when it comes to specifications and it has the same electrostatic music-control keys on the front cover. 8600 features 176x220 pixels internal display and additional color external one, 1.3-megapixel camera and microSD slot.
LG AX8600 Specifications
I have the blue one. I've only had it for a week, but love it so far. I've heard they recalled the green twice and the gold once. Not sure what that was all about, but mine seems to be good.
posted on May 25, 2007, 9:53 PM 0
Just got this phone yesterday with Alltel...I chose the LG AX8600 (blue) because I figured if I'm stuck with one phone for my two year contract, it might as well be one of the newest ones! I had done my homework and searched all over the web for reviews and was a little worried after reading certain complaints...but I have yet to notice something worth thinking, let alone writing about! So far- Fabulous decision! Gorgeous design, good ringtone volume, great color screens, really good photo quality for a cell phone! Haven't tried the mp3 yet or celltop...probably won't ever need them but nice options to have :) I was worried at first about durability, but I haven't had any problems yet...I did, however, scratch the main screen the minute I got home (a little delicate) when I tried to open the flip with one hand...but I'll deal with a petty obstacle like that for such a good phone! Overall, incredibley pleased and excited to keep discovering new features!
posted on Jun 25, 2007, 11:32 AM 0
I have the blue lg and am not very happy with it. I have problems staying connected and alot of the times I will get a no service available warning. Even when there is a person standing right next to me using their phone. My battery doesn't last a day. I unplugged it this morning and am down to 2 bars already and haven't even used it. I think I will take it back and get a totally different phone.
posted on Jul 19, 2007, 3:01 PM 0
ditto, ditto, ditto -- am so glad to "see" someone else is having the same problems I am. I got the phone in Dec 07, started having problems in Jan 08 and have been continuous. Finally will be getting a new phone sent - have had cell phones a long time, and have never had all the problems I am with this one. Just like you said, can be standing next to the person calling you and the phone's not ringing. You're talking to someone and the call just ends. Doesn't say lost call - it's just like you weren't talking!!! Thanks
posted on May 27, 2008, 11:14 AM 0
I feel the same. My son and I both have the blue one. We have had nothing but problems with reception and battery life. I have complained to my service providerl many times, only being told that this phone has a great rep. My son has even paid under his insurance to replace his phone, three times. All of them are the same. I finally was told 2 months ago that alltel stopped offering this phone because of all the problems. They agreed to replace it, but when they looked at when I purchased it, they said that I had missed the year waranty by one month. After a whole year of complaining and no results and now I have missed it by one month.
posted on Jun 22, 2008, 5:33 PM 0
Oh my Gosh Me too!! So mad had a gold one and the paint chipped so they recalled it have had 3 silver phones since then, I call Alltel and they say " oh we can help you go into a store and we will replace it promptly" go in to the store, completely different story, sorry your warranty isn't up, go in two wks ago it was up in april so now they can't help unless I file and insurance claim for $50 so I did that you know what they sent me the same phone!!!
posted on Jun 26, 2008, 10:16 PM 0
You know, I was wondering why Alltel stopped carrying this phone and now I understand why. I've had the blue one for about a year now and had no problems up until a couple of months ago. I've dropped it a couple of times, but nothing serious. I dropped my Razr too and never had the problems that I've had with this LG. It does random things such as the front and inside screen will go out, when I put it on vibrate the screen goes out (?), sometimes the screen is displayed backwards, and I've had many complaints from people that I text that they get duplicates of my text messages. Also, I don't know if it's because of the amount of service I have or what, but I'll go to call someone and receive 4 text messages at once, as if my phone was holding them until I called someone or they were just floating out in space. It gets annoying because I'm constantly getting text messages hours later than they were sent. I'm counting down the months until I can get a new phone!!!!
posted on Aug 11, 2008, 6:56 PM 0
SAME EXACT PROBLEMS! i got the silver one in January 08 worked great for a while, but all of a sudden the service went to hell, and now the battery lasts maybe 18 hours, i have to charge it everynight, i want to get it returned or whatever, but now with the verizon-alltel merger idk but does anyone know how to go about getting a new phone out of it, cause no matter what, the phone should have lasted longer then this!
posted on Sep 04, 2008, 5:28 PM 0
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I purchased this phone 5 weeks ago. I am on my 5th battery/phone since I keep returning it because the battery will not stay charged. It will not stay charged more than 5 or 6 hours. I'm going back tomorrow to get a different phone.
posted on Aug 02, 2007, 9:19 PM 0
I have had 2 (mine and my wife's) AX8600 for the past year with no problems. All of a sudden, in the past month, my battery will not last more than 6 hours. This applies to both of our phones, so I know that it must be something with the service. By the way, it cost me $80 to find out that it is not the battery. If anyone knows what happened here or what to do about it, I would appreciate knowing. Thanks, Jonny
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 9:22 PM 0
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I purchased3 alltel LG phone and they really suck, I't was the biggest mistake i ever made in purchasing a phone. One fell completely Apart, and the picture face in the front screen went white around the second week. Another did the same thing now i have to shake it to get it to come back in. I made the wost purchase ever. Now i have 3 phone that are no good for 2 year. I have been with alltel for 9 years and now they have been rude and lying.I hate to have to leave them after being a loyal customer for so long but i am switching maybe i'll get go service somewhere else.. Any suggestions.
posted on Aug 03, 2007, 10:52 AM 0
im 14 and i have this Phone but in lime green its the best with its mp3 player and camera that also does video its awesome.We have my circle so i can talk to any 10 people for free in the US,I WOULD NOT TRADE MY PHONE FOR ANYTHING! I love alltel too MY ADVICE GO WITH ALLTEL WE have had them for 7 years there the best!
posted on Aug 05, 2007, 7:05 PM 0
I have had this phone since the beginning of august 2007 and i am on my third phone due to them freezing up when i try to view my sent text messages. i would not suggest getting one of these. I also would not suggest going with alltel since extending my contract in the beginning of august i have had nothing but problems with them such as getting charged for things that i never downloaded. After this contract is up i am done with them!!
posted on Sep 23, 2007, 8:35 PM 0
My daughters Blue LG AX8600 cell phone from Alltel is poorly functioning after 7 months of service. She has to charge it 2 times a day to keep it working and it has a poor signal. Also, Alltel will not honor their 1 year warrenty on that phone.
posted on Oct 24, 2007, 2:27 PM 0
Also, the poorly functioning LG AX8600 phone from Alltel is under a 2 year contract. I think that their should be some laws to protect consumers from the contracts if they sell shotty phones to people. I have been with Alltel for a long time - 12 or so years - and they have been nice to me until recently. This time they have been rude and they did not honor their warrenty. I think I am going to buy out of the contract and get another company after doing some research.
posted on Oct 24, 2007, 2:32 PM 0
I just got the phone yesterday and I couldn't be happier with it and the people who work at alltel. It's beautimus and I am enjoying it. As for the battery thing, every phone I've ever had has problems keeping a charge after a few months.. just means you have to purchase a new one.
posted on Nov 03, 2007, 11:23 PM 0
I am on my 3rd phone in about 7 months. At first they seem to work great but as time goes by the reception gets worse and worse until I can't hardly make any calls. I take it to Alltel and their response is that they cant guarantee service. But my friends are getting service in the same area. HMMMMM. Biggest piece of crap that I have ever purchased. DON'T WASTE UR MONEY.
posted on Nov 07, 2007, 3:44 PM 0
I bought the blue LG in late August, about 2 1/2 weeks after buying it the battery wouldn't hold a charge. I went to take it back and they said i went over my returne time so they replaced it and gave me one just as crappy. I am now on my third phone like this one they have given me and they said if i was still having problems then i'd have to use my insurance! HELLLLOOOoOOo if i didnt break the phone then i shouldnt have to pay $50 to get a stupid Moto Razar that Alltel wants to get rid of. I payed $200 for that LG and I want my money back!
posted on Nov 08, 2007, 10:27 PM 0
I also have the lime green LG AX8600 from ALLTEL. I love it so much, mine hasnot hady any major problems although i'm not exactly clear on the whole MP3 part. My mom has the blue one. she had to get it replaced because of battery problems. mine has been fine, a few minor problems, but we cleared them up & they had nothing to do with the phone itself. thanx :)
posted on Nov 10, 2007, 9:08 PM 0
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