Tracfone LG500G Prepaid Cell Review


Average: 3.7 (9 votes)


  • LGIP-531A  Lithium-ion
  • 950mAH
  • 4.58 x 2.35 x 0.51
    Standby time:    Up to 9 days
    Talk time:    Up to 5 hours
    Weight:    2.93 (ounces)
    Included Accessories:
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bluetooth Capable
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • Camera
  • Color Screen
  • Games Download
  • Graphics Download
  • Handsfree Speaker
  • Mobile Web
  • MP3 Player
  • Phone Book with up to 1,000 Entries
  • Ringtones Download
  • Text/Picture Messaging
  • Vibration Alert
  • Video Recorder
  • Voice Command
  • Voicemail
  • LG500G manual

 Out now on Tracfone online store $29.99

This phone is pretty cool, it is a lot like the LG900G that we reviewed for NET10 the major difference being that this phone is a lot smaller.

Priced at $29.99 on Tracfones online store this is a great phone for the price, and like the LG900G it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack which will make many happy, the phone doesn't come with a SD card but there is a slot near the Sim card slot to put one in.

Overall, great value for money.


Very similar to the LG C100 Wink phone.



MIke 313 (not verified)
Timeout Error


Once the song starts, go to Options, then choose File Info. That usually "blocks" the error for a few songs. I'm still looking for a more permanent solution.
Rhondas (not verified)
Change time


You can't manually set the time. Go to Tools, then scroll down to World Time and select the correct time zone for you. That's the most you can do.
Rhonda (not verified)
MicroSD memory card


The LG500G can't take anything bigger than 4GB, so forget filming anything big.
Rhonda (not verified)
Stop hitting browser key


Lock your keypad when your phone is not in use. At the very bottom of the keypad, 2nd button from the left there is an Envelope and a key together. Press once to go to text messaging. Press and hold and it locks your keypad until you unlock it. No more accidentally hitting buttons.
trace (not verified)
Timeout Error Retry?


I keep getting Time Error Retry? yes or no while trying to play music. I get a snippet of music (20 seconds maybe) then the error. Any suggestion?
Anonymous (not verified)
Switching to speaker phone


To switch to speaker phone press the middle button on the pad after you have started a call with someone. To turn it back off, press the middle button again.
Anonymous (not verified)
Changing The phone to the correct time and date.


The time and date is set automatically whenever the phone first connects to the network. If the date or time is wrong, turn the phone off, wait several minutes and turn the phone back on. When the phone re-connects to the network the correct date and time will be set.
Anonymous (not verified)
please learn how to spell


please learn how to spell
Grant (not verified)
LG500G on/off switch problem(s)


If your phone won't power up, you may have a on/off switch problems. See other blogs about that. I have found that if you take out the battery for a moment and reinstall, that the phone switch may allow you to restart. Keep the phone on and the battery topped -up all the time if you discover it still acts incorrectly.
Chris (not verified)


Is there a setting on this phone to get it to vibrate and ring at the same time? And if so how do you do it?