LG Clout already being sold by Verizon indirect locations?

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LG Clout already being sold by Verizon indirect locations?
When the LG Clout VX8370 was first spotted on the Bluetooth approval site last summer, who would have thought it would be a year later and Verizon still hasn't released the phone? We did get some hope when the LG Clout VX8370 showed up on Verizon's internal site last week, along with a bunch of other phones, so we had a feeling it wasn't too far off. So far out of that group the Samsung Haven and Intensity II have been released, and we're hearing the LG Clout and Verizon Salute are close behind. But if you are really desperate to get an LG Clout now, it appears that Indirect Sellers/Authorized Agents have already started ordering and selling the Clout to customers, though it can't be purchased yet from Verizon's Corporate stores. Reports have it that the Authorized Agent locations are selling the LG Clout VX8370 for $39.99 with a 2-year contract and aren't forcing the $9.99 monthly data plan with it that is currently required by the LG VX8360. One person who already purchased the Clout says on Howard Forums that "you can talk with the flip closed with the speakerphone....you can also make a call without opening the flip....signal is very good on this phone, went down a road today that a lot of phones break up and drop calls and didn't even have a hiccup....buttons are huge and responsive...earpiece volume is very loud." Features of the LG Clout VX8370 include a 2.2" QVGA internal display, 96x96 pixel external display, 2MP camera (no flash or autofocus), Dashboard with Mobile Web 2.0, Bluetooth, MP3 music player with front controls, 2.5mm headset jack, and supports up to 16GB microSDHC memory cards. Verizon has also posted the PDF User Guide on the LG Clout Support Page, and also the Interactive Guide to using the phone.

LG Clout VX8370 Specifications

source: Howard Forums (images by PeterB)



20. Marauder13 unregistered

Where in New Hampshire can I buy the LGClout?

18. ethyl unregistered

As of today, the Verizon stre does not have it, however, Costco does. Does anyone know what the SAR (radiation level) is. CNET has not posted it on the LG table radiation chart. The Verizon store does not know and has no clue on where to find it for any phone.

19. FlipNC

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 13, 2011

SAR is 1.19 ear, 0.75 body...found it on Howard Forum and Verizon Wireless Help but not on official site info. I didn't look at the SAR before purchasing, as the info on this is mixed at best. However, I can say that this is the best speakerphone I have had in a flip phone and I tend to use that for convenience and not hold it to my ear much anyway which is great for reducing SAR! I was talking to a client while on the road and he didn't know the phone was on the car console and on speakerphone!

17. Eric Cloutman unregistered

Very nice fone. Ive been using it for 10 days. One obvious and disappointing flaw is that speed dial numbers are not retained when the fone is powered off and on. There's a feature in contacts called "Favorites" which gives you somewhat ready access to 6 contacts but the loss of durable speed dial is a bit off-putting. Since the fone has been out for months and isnt even listed on the LG site (???) or sold on the Verizon site, it appears unlikely they'll be fixing this flaw anytime soon....

16. tlino

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 26, 2010

Has anyone found the speed dial function not working on their Clout? I can load numbers on speed dial, but they go away when the phone is turned off and then on again.

15. Gerry unregistered

Costco sells the LG Clout. $39. w/ 2 year contract.

14. chi-guy8859 unregistered

I'm not able to purchase this phone thru Verizon as they say they don't carry it. Anybody got an inside track at Verizon to hook me up?

13. gwwood

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 2010

I purchased two LG Clout cell phones just a week ago. Awesome performance and features ... and no data plan. One problem common to both of my phones is that the password does not work when responding to a screen notice for a "New Voicemail". If I use the "1" key or *86 or the message menu to access the new voicemail, the password works fine. Hopefully, they will get this fixed with a phone software update. Verizon could not (or would not) adress this problem, because they aren't carrying this model yet ... only the authorized resellers.

10. Eric01 unregistered

I received the LG Clout a couple days ago. I had the LG 8700 and have been waiting for the Clout ever since the 8360 went Data only. I really like the phone. I have no complaints with it at all (though only been using it for 3 days). I have 2 questions: 1) Anyone know where to buy a belt clip for it 2) I use the Phone Lock on power up option. However, I find that if I don't touch the phone for a few hours, it will randomly lock itself. Not really a problem, just curious why and if I can turn it off. Thanks!

11. Eric01 unregistered

upon further looking, it seems as though the LG VX8370 Clout randomly resets, which causes it to randomly lock, since I have lock on powerup... thoughts anyone?

9. DareU2 unregistered

NO DATA REQUIRED...I purchased my Clout 3 days ago and I must say this is the best flip phone in years...I'm very happy with the phone certainly a great buy...Check it out it's a nice all around phone...

5. fireredak

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 04, 2010

I am the one who posted the review on Howard Forums and my assesment of the clout was truthful and honest.I am extreamly satisfied with the phone.I wanted an Lg flip with the battery life of the LG accolade but with a memory card slot for photos and music.I tried the 8360 before and didnt really like it.This phone is exactly what I was looking for.One very good thing about the clout is that when you close the flip the outside buttons lock, no more pocket pictures or hitting the voice command button.Have used the phone all day, calls, texts, pictures, playing with the phone, and still have 3 bars of battery at 9:50 pmThe mp3 player over my bluetooth stereo headphones sounds great.Im very happy with this phone. And I forgot to add, yes it is being sold without the data plan. When I got it saturday I went on the verizon site and logged in and activated it there and it did not attempt to add a data plan at all. I live in North Carolina and ordered the phone from an indirect retailer in Illinois. I had my phone 2 days after ordering it.

8. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I wonder where VZW is going with this if it doesn't require a data plan on it. Maybe they will make keyboard, PTT, and touch screen non-smartphones have the data plan only. And if the Clout has been good to you as far as service, as you have claimed, then I guess I will say that LG is making a very good comeback as a reliable phone maker.

4. luv_droids

Posts: 30; Member since: May 21, 2010

I work for a retailer also in the return center, I was going to say the same thing... this phone has been available for a few weeks now, and it is selling good, I have yet to see it come back for a return or exchange to a different model, but I do get people exchanging their phones for this one...

2. mickdogg8

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

I'm a DM at a verizon retailer and this phone has been available to order through channels other than VZW for about 3 weeks and its been selling decently for us and the report is correct. This phone does not require the data plan though it does support EVDO similar to the Motorola Entice. I think the extreme lack of 8360 sales after the data requirement was forced on it made VZW think twice about the requirement on flip phones like this.

7. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

Hmmm...not data plan on a SUPPOSEDLY 3G phone? Amazing! It's strange how Big Red is structuring things. Another example is the fact that all the "feature" phones are compatible with prepay service...SUPPOSEDLY. But if you go to any direct store and look on the pricing cards, the Samsung Intensity II, which is a feature phone, does not have prepay pricing. I think VZW is contemplating removing data requirements from some non-smartphones with a 3G signal.

12. glp604 unregistered

i spoke with verizon cust service and the woman I spoke with confirmed that NO data plan is required. She also says that it is compatible with my America's choice plan. cha-ching! However there is no pricing or release date info and will find out more for me.

1. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

If the "user" who tested this phone is honest about his assesment of the phone, then this is a pretty decent handset for Verizon. Especially those who wish the company would expand their feature phone lineup. LG's 8000 line has taken a crap since the 8300 went away. But the fact the reseller sold it without a $9.99 data plan sounds a little suspect .... especially since this handset is replacing the vx8360 which DOES require the data plan.

3. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Agreed....but, HOPEFULLY Verizon got a clue and realized they stopped selling because of that data requirement.

6. jtm1208

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

if this phone has a mobile web browser and not an html web browser than it makes sense that it would not require a 9.99 data package. I think that was one of the requirements was having an html web browser

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