LG VX5500 coming soon to Verizon

LG VX5500 coming soon to Verizon
We first knew of the LG VX5500 as it was spotted on this months Rebate form. Thanks to some leaked info, we're told that it's due out sometime before the end of October (as early as this week) and will replace the VX5400. The only changes appear to be cosmetic, as both units have the same features: VGA camera, Bluetooth, Mobile Web 2.0, and dual color displays. Still missing is a microSD memory card slot. The VX5500 will sell for $49.99 after a $50 rebate with a 2-year contract.

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1. xxxgamer unregistered

Jeez Verizon... why why why must they continue getting these weak phones :(...

4. unregistered

not everyone wants a 200 dollar phone. verizon has a wide variety of phones so stop complaining...they need to please everyone.

5. xxxgamer unregistered

well it seem like they have been pleasing the people who want cheap phones all this damn year... what do you have to say to that ****..

8. unregistered

LG Voyager, Dare, enV2, Chocolate 3, Decoy, BB Curve, HTC xv6900, Samsung Glyde (damn I hate that phone LOL), Flipshot, Moto Kraze... thats pretty much what I have to say. Oh, and not to mention the HTC Diamond and Pro, as well as the Storm coming in the near future.

12. unregistered

xxxgamer is obviously an immature little child who has his/her parents buy his/her phone for him/her or is a SPRINT/ATT/or TMOBILE employee, lol either way...

13. unregistered

oh wow you guys analyzed and got so much from a short text. bravo.

15. unregistered

dont forget the samsung OMNIA is comming out sometime in november :)

21. unregistered

Rofl, okay, lets see what phone you'll be using when all your savings hits the craphole after the Depression starts to kick in

2. Need an Omnia unregistered


3. unregistered

Or the Touch Pro! This is a loser phone for losers....

6. unregistered

or the cdma iphone

19. unregistered

wow just stop talking lol.

7. unregistered

I happen to thing the 5400 was a nice phone, sure it didnt do alot but it was reliable had nice big keys and a large display, if your just looking to make calls... hopefully the 5500 will be good too.

11. unregistered

Agree. If I find a phone as good as the LG VX5400 in terms of call quality, reception, and battery life, I'll be very happy. This and the LG VX8350 are among the best rated phones for Verizon for call quality and reception. Plus the VX5500 is much thinner (0.73 inches ) compared to the VX5400 (0.89 inches)! This is KEY!!! Also it's lighter (3.05 ounces versus 3.21 ounces for the VX5400). And it looks better (which is not saying too much since the VX5400 wasn't the best looking phone)! Don't get me wrong, I'm not against converged PDA/phones, but I haven't had the best possible call quality and reception from those devices. I want a phone where I can make a call from any place and make it sound as crystal clear as possible. This is my gold standard. I'll carry my PDA when I'm at work, my real camera when I need to carry it, and my SiRF Star III GPS receiver in my car.

22. unregistered

You'll pay for that thinness in batt life. Generally, im in full agreement tho.

26. unregistered

Thanks for the comment..... It would make sense that thinner would be worse in terms of battery life. However, the battery on the VX5500 is 950 mAh (max talk time 300 min) versus the VX5400 which has a 1000 mAh battery (max talk time 280 min). Doesn't seem like much of a difference. What do you think?

27. unregistered

is it just me or does it look like a thinner lgvx7000

28. unregistered

first thing i thought when i saw it was 7000 with no antena they should make it in blue like the first 7000. loved that phone!@

9. vzw fanboy unregistered

it looks like a good phone for average users . not too dull on the outside.

10. unregistered

I was going to get the iphone but man after seeing this little gem I am staying for sure!!!!! GO VERIZON!

14. unregistered

you are retarded.. The fact is MOST phone users are more basic. Alot of customers just want cheap and reliable. I sell more of the 5400 than any other phone

16. unregistered

I also sell more 5400's than any other phone. They may be cheap, but they're reliable and easy to use, and 75% of the people coming in my store don't need anything more.

17. unregistered

Verizon puts out more cheep phones because tahts all people want... even people with black AMEX cards that come into my store ask for the "free" phones... -_-; so yell at all the cheep people out there not Verizon they are just following the laws of supply and demand

18. unregistered

You should follow the laws of spelling and punctuation! :)

23. vzw fanboy unregistered

lol... there is a difference between not being able to spell and not be able to type

34. jlw unregistered

I need to get a new phone and have had an LG VX8600 -- would this phone work with my chargers, etc? Would it be a reasonable replacement? I mostly need bluetooth and phone service, camera ok.

20. unregistered

Anybody see an improvement upon the VX7000 here? When camera phones were new, I had the VX7000, and was dissappointed they never continued that model. The front of this phone looks suspiciously like my old VX7000, I'm kind of glad to see they strayed away from the "clam" shell design apparent in the VX6000, 6100, 5200, and 5300.

29. unregistered

yea because the phones are getting thinner they are squishing them out like pancakes which makes more of a Square/rectangle shape than a oval. Look at the 8350 not thing but round look at the Choco 3 thin and Square. However, being in sales and all the folks wanting thin phones i'm thankfull for this phone to come out ASAP.

24. unregistered

the LG VX 5400 was over 1.4 million units distributed through retail channels. thats a pretty good number for a basic phone.

25. Old_Skool unregistered

Best phone ever on VZW was the Samsung a540. Had that bad-boy for over 3 years until the screen went out. Great calls, drop it in your pocket. No BS. All the overkill on phones is absurd. You don't need to carry a Swiss Army knife when a paring knife will do...

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