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LG Octane dummy units hit Verizon stores

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Oct 2010, 14:55

Today we were sent an image of an LG Octane dummy unit that has shown up at a Verizon store. As many of you know, the dummy units typically appear a week before the phone is released, so this is good news that the 10/28 release date will happen. The LG Octane is taking over from the LG enV3...

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posted on 24 Oct 2010, 17:28

1. Sara (unregistered)

Wrote to u yesterday. I see the LG Octane looks like the env 3 that it's replacing. It does not look like a touch screen. Am I correct? I will upgrade to this from my LG Chocolate 3 as soon as it is in the Verizon stores. Can't wait. Sara in Lower East Side-NY

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 18:24

2. shari (unregistered)

the photo is of the pantech crux not lg octane

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 18:39 1

3. verizoncustomer27 (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Oct 2010)

This is obviously the LG octane since there are LG logos all over it, not one Pantech one. The Crux will be a slider and have a touch, not a clamshell and a physical T9 keypad.

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 19:41

4. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

What color is that? It's like an ugly reddish brown. Nasty.

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 21:57

6. evyoo (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

i know.. lg, really? just stick to back next time

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 01:15

9. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Or get a black cover on ebay. Did that with my Env2.

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 19:53

5. DroidXWins (unregistered)

The color? Bad. The name? Worse. I know that no one wants to have a phone called "enV4" but come on...

posted on 24 Oct 2010, 21:59

7. evyoo (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

haha yeah we dont need anymore maroon phones lg. the name sounds kind of like octomom. but i'd consider getting this phone if it came in a more attrcive color

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 01:13

8. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)

Env3 needs a data plan of 10 bucks or more...will this phone need that as well?

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 00:50

10. joe (unregistered)

zorin, verizon is supposed to come out with new data plans in a few days. check previous posts

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 11:12

12. Froyo4Me (unregistered)

Since Verizon is eliminating the multimedia category (although phones that are still in that category will require the data package until supplies are deleted i.e. enV3, Alias 2 and others) so this phone won't require it. Reps are still gonna recommend that data package but it won't be mandatory. Hope that helps.

posted on 25 Oct 2010, 01:17 1

11. VooDoo (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2010)

Octane has been stocked in stores for over week now...not just a dummy unit and not available to the public yet. Playing with the phone it is a piece (like most typical multimedia phones). External keypad is small and not an easy push as with previous models. Flip is a bit hard to open with rounded edges. The color is misleading in these photos...it is more of a dull chrome finish. All in all I guess will be an alright phone but sure eventually will have a high return rate due to improper use and the recent lack of LG quality.

posted on 27 Oct 2010, 03:20

13. Sara (unregistered)

I've called Verizon stores & their '611' #. No one knows anything about the LG Octone or the new data plans. The articles say this is a 'feature' phone. Therefore, there shouldn't be a 9.99 mo. chg. I also read that the 9.99 mo. fee will be dropped when the new data plans start. We'll just have to wait & see. I really want the LG Octane.

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