April 22, 2014

LG 306G Tracfone Review

Full Review of the LG 306G from Tracfone

This review by TracfoneReviewer will cover the features, specs, likes and dislikes, and buying tips for the LG 306G.
LG 306G Review
Full Review of the LG 306G

Tracfone Wireless is a prepaid cell phone company providing low cost phones and minutes to customers throughout the US. They have a variety of phones, including Android smartphones (See our reviews of these phones on our Cell Phone Reviews page).


The LG 306G is a relatively new (2014) offering from Tracfone that features a touchscreen, WiFi, Triple Minutes for life and runs on GSM networks. (We will cover more about the GSM network further down).

It is similar to the very popular LG 840G, but a few years newer. Both phones use a non-Android OS and are a somewhat small size compared to other phones.

Let's take a look at the detailed features for the LG 306G.

LG 306G Features and Specs

This phone comes with all the standard features you expect from a non-Android phone.

  • WiFi Capability
  • GPS Connectivity
  • 5 Customizable Home Screens
  • 2MP Camera
  • Mobile Web with 3G Speeds
  • Text and Picture messaging
  • 4GB Micro SD Card (up to 32GB Compatible)
  • Bluetooth
  • MP3 Player
  • Gravity Sensor (tilt sensor)
  • 1000 Entry Phonebook
  • Handsfree speaker
  • Alarm Clock
  • Call Waiting, Caller ID, Voicemail, Voice Recorder
Specs and Dimensions
  • 3.2" Touchscreen
  • Size: 4.08" x 2.47" x 0.47" (inches)
  • Weight: 3.72 OZ
  • Battery: 3 Hours talk time, 17 days on Standby

The features and specs for the LG 306G are comparable to other Tracfone devices like the LG 530G, Samsung S390G or, as we mentioned already, the LG 840G.

The key features for this phone are GSM network, touchscreen, WiFi and Triple Minutes. Let's get into what we like, and don't like, about the LG 306G to break it down a little further.

LG 306G Review - Likes and Dislikes

Starting with what we Like:
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Apps on the LG 306G

The LG 306G is similar to the LG 840G which was a very popular phone for Tracfone users. Thus, the LG 306G has many of these same great features.

WiFi access, 3G speed, and the 3.2" touchscreen are all very nice to have. The touchscreen is fairly bright and responsive. The phone also has 5 home screens which you can customize.

Battery life on the LG 306G is good, especially compared to smartphones. It should last a few days with moderate use, and even a week with light use (it is advertised to last 17 days on standby).

The phone comes with a 4GB Micro SD card which you can put music on, or use to store pictures etc. For those who want to put a lot of stuff on the phone, you can upgrade your SD card to up to 32GB.

We like that the LG 306G does not use the new '3 buckets' system for minutes, but rather the older option where you have minutes from one pool used for data, texting and calling. (If you would rather have separate pools for data, texts and calling, take a look at the Android smartphones.) This is the same way the LG 840G worked. Basically, if you do a lot of texting this is a better option for you. And this phone also comes with Triple Minutes for Life, so every time you add minutes they will be tripled.

The LG 306G uses the GSM network, probably running on AT&T cell phone service. All of the new Android smartphones use CDMA networks, which are Verizon towers. So if Verizon service isn't very good in your area, you should go with a GSM phone like the LG 306G (but make sure AT&T service is good in your area). To check, try asking your friends or neighbors, or enter your zip code on the Tracfone website. (for more on these networks, read our GSM vs CDMA Guide.)

Lastly, this phone will work with Tracfone Promo Codes! Unlike the Android smartphones Tracfone offers.

Now for a few dislikes.

LG 306G Dislikes
This phone is a pretty solid device that doesn't seem to have any big dislikes, but also doesn't really 'wow' in any areas either.

The lack of a main operating system like Android is a little disappointing. With Android OS you have access to thousands of apps. With the LG 306G, there are apps available, but not as many. We would recommend Opera Mini, which is a great app for browsing the internet.

The LG 306G isn't a new phone, even though it is new to Tracfone. So don't expect too much from it. There are a variety of quirks, such as the phone switching to landscape mode for texting, but if you don't mind things like this it is a good option.

The 2MP camera is not great, but that is to be expected for a phone like this.

If you find any problems with your LG 306G, let us know in the comments so we can mention them here.

Also, if you want more information, be sure to check out the full user guide linked below.

Overview and Buying Options for the LG 306G

Overall, the LG 306G is similar to the LG 840G, which isn't a bad thing, unless you are looking to upgrade from the LG 840G (in which case we would suggest a smartphone like the LG Optimus Dynamic II).
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LG 306G

The LG 306G is a simple, durable phone that will get the job done and won't be as bulky as most smartphones. It is a great choice for people who want something at a reasonable price, and don't need all the latest features. Overall, we like this phone. It isn't too fancy, but works well and has most of the features you would need for a cell phone.

For Tracfone customers, this is a pretty standard Tracfone device, and would make a good upgrade if you have an older phone, especially if you only have double minutes for life.

Where to find the LG 306G from Tracfone
You can find the LG 306G on the Tracfone website, currently selling for $50.

Dollar General among other stores is also selling this phone usually for a bit less.

There are sometimes some great bundles with this phone on HSN.com or ShopHQ.com.

We have also found the LG 306G on Amazon for less than $40.

Additional Resources and LG 306G User Guide
Take a look at the interactive LG 306G Tutorial to help you learn how to navigate this phone. Or you might want the 100 page LG 306G User Guide (PDF).

We hope you found this review useful, leave a comment if you have questions or thoughts (and don't forget to check them for additional information from others).

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Anonymous said...

Walmart for $9.98 + tax.

Anonymous said...

me too...it is annoying to have the number show up.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered one! I did get one for a slightly bigger phone, forgot which one, and there is a way to shrink it by boiling the jelly case for 3 minutes or so, and it works but just not "good enough" for me but I'm OCD and like it to be perfect and made for the LG306g.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to delete the extra Home screens on LG 305C? I would like to see only 1 Home screen to simplify the setup for my mom's phone.

Anonymous said...

I just activate my LG 305C phone. The tech support told me that it comes with 10 minutes free.

Anonymous said...

Also on Amazon. Both are coming soon end of Jan or first of Feb

Anonymous said...

They also have some on Amazon. Great phone, so glad cases are finally getting out there!

Hoody said...

make sure you use the right "key" number when entering the info on the phone., I had to change router/modem and had to re enter the new modem key again to get my phone to connect.

Anonymous said...

http://tracfone.deviceanywhere.com/tracfone/home.seam?locale=en_US&deviceId=1352&cid=107730

Anonymous said...

i got this phone a few hours ago and i'm ready to throw it in the garbage. got it is a second phone for occasional use. every time i try to make a phone call the screen goes blank. all i have to do is hit the call button, as soon as it dials, black screen. it's not in a case or near my ear, nothing is covering the sensor as someone else suggested. then i tried to see if i could access instagram. i get a message in the browser that the screen is too large and then white. i can't get back to the original menu. as of right now the browser function is totally useless

Anonymous said...

What type of video files does this support????

Anonymous said...

Did you get a longer ring time before VM takes your call? If not, call customer service and have them change that for you. If they cannot, then change ringtones to something longer or louder so you can access your phone faster. I hope you got it though. It is a pain.

Anonymous said...

Then get setup handsfree ASAP and stop being an idiot before there's a funeral.

Anonymous said...

i have the same issue they are always saying i cant hear u your breaking up so i have to like move around and stuff til they can hear me,

Anonymous said...

ok so i know i have a sim car but say i want to put music from my computer to my phone do i use the same hole for my usb that i do to charge it with, cuz i only have 2 holes on it and that is the charger hole and the headphones

Anonymous said...

I bought my LG 306G from Walmart for $9.99 a couple weeks before Christmas. After checking often for a month, I finally found a hard case & a soft/jelly case on Amazon. The hard case arrived today (perfect fit) & the soft/jelly case will ship on Feb 1. I also bought a car charger & screen protector from Amazon. I really like this phone so far (upgrade from old Motorola flip phone), but I'm far from putting it thru any serious paces. I had no problems activating the phone, transferring my phone number & old minutes, & buying/adding new minutes on the Tracfone website. Thanks to everyone for sharing your experiences.

Theresa Christian said...

Can anyone tell me if this phone allows you to use other features while on a phone call? A good example I can think of is while talking on a phone call via speaker phone am I also able to access my web app during the call. If this is an option can someone please share how to access the icon screen while your on the phone call screen?

Anonymous said...

go to accessibility and turn off menu readout

Anonymous said...

Walmart has these phones for $9.99. I just bought one for my daughter.

Anonymous said...

wal mart has the 306g for 9.98

Anonymous said...

I am on my 2nd battery. My usage is very low. Just emergencies and text now and then. My 2nd battery is 2-3 months old and now it is starting to require daily recharging. Info indicates that with low use, the battery should last 17 days. Has anyone else had this problem?

Anonymous said...

found a two piece cover at a local flea market.

Anonymous said...

I just bought one on eBay for $9.99 with free shipping. Arrived in three days. There are still several available as of today, 02/04/2015.

Trying to figure out how to transfer contacts via sim card from old LG840G (I don't have bluetooth) ... Can anyone PLEASE post step by step instructions?

David said...

Hey, for those interested, the price of this phone has dropped significantly at some point. At my local WalMart it went from $39.96 to $9.88, and it's about the same price on Amazon as well.

Sure, it's no smartphone, but for what it is it's quite the nice little device and would work out just fine for someone who's not currently interested in a smartphone or just doesn't have the money for a better one.

And functionally it works very similar to an Android device.

One key spec that's missing from above's description of the device is the fact that the display's screen resolution is 320x240. Sure, it's not a whole hell of a lot but how much do you really need for something like this. :)

Anonymous said...

I purchased the LG306G ($10) for a Central America trip using PicoSMS that supposedly would send text via wifi, but I could never get it to work. I assume it was because there was no service in the area even though I had wifi. Is there anyway to text using wifi when there is no service?

Anonymous said...

My text do not go through to certain contacts that I can call (LG306g) any ideas.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same problem. This is my second phone and it is no better. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this phone.

Anonymous said...

Please help me figure out how to open pictures in my messages. It said retrieving message and than said not able to download. What do I do?

Anonymous said...

I have the lg306g I cannot receive picture text after you hit download it says message unable to retrieve message also cannot send pictures it says unable to send.

Anonymous said...

I can't answer my phone! I can swipe, press, poke prod the answer button while phone is ringing and nothing works. Is this a setting somewhere or a bad phone/feature?

Anonymous said...

can't get it to connect to my gmail

Christina Clinard said...

Just bought my little brother one, every time I try to access the internet it tells me Connection Failed. Help???

Anonymous said...

Hurry, it's $4.99 postpaid on Amazon today! There is no extra cost if you merely want to use this beauty as a 911 emergency phone, as it is automatically enabled as such without even activating it. What else can you buy for $4.99 that has a free emergency phone, digital camera with auto focus, camcorder with auto focus, voice recorder, flashlight, touchscreen, clock, alarm clock, stopwatch, vibration alarm, built-in speaker, MP3 player, 1,000-entry phone book, calculator, calendar, light, rechargeable lithium battery, computer and AC connecting cords, video game player, voice command, and many other features? A mere 20 years ago, a slick gadget like this jewel would have easily cost $10,000-plus. NOTE: This is NOT a $1,000 smartphone, so please do not expect it to behave as such!

Reid Nichol said...

currently $10 at Walmart

Anonymous said...

I got one at Orscheln farm and home store, but it is not a designer case, can't view the the phone through the case, but it is rugged.

Anonymous said...

I like to use the keyboard for input, but not all functions allow this, and it is not the default method, I am an old fart, so I don't like pressing keys numerous times to get a letter.

Anonymous said...

i bought one of these a couple weeks ago my problem is everytime it rings and i reach into my shirt pocket it rejects the call

Anonymous said...

I got a LG306G cell and it started last nite 03-21-15, the touchscreen locked up .. after having the battery out and restarting it several times. it started working figured it was a glitch in the cell ? but today 03-22-15, it started again. went to take a picture and the touch screen froze .. its been about a 1/2 hour it wont release from a the lock on the screen which i didnt program it to be a locked screen.. is the phone trying to say it needs to be factory reset or that i need another tracfone?

Anonymous said...

I purchased the LG306G in January, and everything is working fine except text messages. I cannot send or receive any message containing photos or other documents. If the text message is addressed to a group, it cannot be retrieved. I contacted Tracfone support, but nothing has changed. Any comments?

Anonymous said...

Ebay has tons of case's

June Smith said...

Music player keeps saying db corrupt, however, the music is on my sd card, it shows up when I plug the phone into the computer. Any advice?

Anonymous said...

Lol, really?? That's a dumb thing to say. Tracfone didn't rename it. They just started offering it with their service. It's still a 306g. Damn.

Anonymous said...

I bought my case off of eBay, lots of them and cheap

Anonymous said...

Getting rid of this bad boy...sucks! Suddenly stopped being able to send pics via messaging and spent hours on the phone with customer service getting NO where. Hard to hold, sound not good, lousy ring tones, no games...going else where.

Anonymous said...

Just purchased this phone for $9.00 at Dollar General

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to set up my LG 306g phone (bought at Target and using Tracfone) so that I can receive my work emails. It does not have a Corporate application and the on types of email are POP3 and IMAPI4. My help desk insists that I should have an option to add and EXCHANGE email service. Can anyone help?

Patty said...

April 10, 2015-Bought my LG306G Tracfone from Walmart last month of $9.99. Went back a week later to buy another one for $9.99 as a back up !! Found a jelly-type phone case for it that fits perfectly at Amazon for $4.99 (plus $3.89 for shipping). Came really fast--item title: LG 306G Case (TRACFONE), S&D(TM) TARCFONE LG 306G New Ultra Thin Rugged Silicone Cover Case + [FREE S&D BRAND Screen Protector & Touch Screen Stylus] (RED)

Anonymous said...

Amazon has them for 4.99 as an add on item. There are also some other sellers there where you can get them for 15$. My son has this phone and says it is ok. He just uses it as reg. phone.

Anonymous said...

Can't Block calls with this phone- don't let the telemarketers know....

Anonymous said...

what the security code to wi-fi All the codes i put in not workin I have Netgear30

Anonymous said...

LG 306G Phone. I am creating a message. I want to scroll thru my list and send to more than 1 person. Each time while scolling with the swiping action on the screen, I automatically activate the contact on the screen selects that contact for that call.

How can I scroll thru my contacts without activating that contact?

Anonymous said...

I can't send or receive pictures. I have tried everything. Didn't have this problem with my old phone. Any suggestions????

Anonymous said...

How can i play an entire playlist on youtube? This phone is only playing one song at a time.

Anonymous said...

Why does the lg306 only allow 200 entries - aren't there 365 days in a year? Any way to override it?

Patty said...

A year later...June, 2015.. Bought mine at Walmart for $9.99. Not a refurb but original phone. Works great!

Patty said...

The LG306G has GPS but ONLY so emergency vehicles can locate you (by tracking your phone's GPS signal. It is NOT a Garmin, where you can map out your trip and follow the route to your destination all on your Tracfone. You need an expensive Smartphone for that. :)

Anonymous said...

I have a icon on my screw that is not in the manual on my lg306g its a phone with three dots under then three more under with a line under that....any clue as to what this is....thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

B A D L Y!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's the Phone really cheap on Ebay - $9.99 with free shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/131315332942?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Patty said...

Yes, the only way to avoid those higher carges!

Anonymous said...

Is the LG 306G compatible with the Safelink Wireless program?

Anonymous said...

I synced my Samsung 306g phone to truck(2015 F-150) and can receive calls BUT cant call out. Anyone have this problem...please HELP! It's much safer to go hands free while driving.

Anonymous said...

Bought this phone at K-Mart yesterday for only $9.99!

Anonymous said...

Walmart

jamie rowe said...

Can i uninstall opera mini 7 from it cuz it's my brothers phone and he doesn't want it on there n idk how to uninstall it on this low tech

jamie rowe said...

Ok maybe my question will actually be posted this time but I was wondering if you can uninstall the Opera Mini 7 browser from the phone because I don't think my brother wants it on there and this type of low-level technology makes it difficult to figure out how to do that so if anybody knows how can you please help me?

Don Madden said...

I am impressed with this phone! Has every feature that I wanted, and not so much extra useless stuff.

Anonymous said...

There are lots to choose from on Ebay, with many color options.

Anonymous said...

I've seen them cheaper, but you don't get the triple minutes for life.

pumpkin said...

Unable to set keyboard input for wifi, internet, calendar. Why is this? Only meswsages and notebook have keyboard option.

Anonymous said...

Considering the LG306G as a first phone for my 12 yr.old daughter. Camera and texting are the most important features. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Phone will not send or receive pictures. Tech service is worthless. Either get the pat list of things to do, or you get disconnected. Customer service also very difficult to understand

Anonymous said...

Need help, when I send a text, the person/persons I've sent it to appear in a list above the contact list. How do I delete that darn list? I've looked everywhere and have had no luck in finding what it is that keeps adding them.

Anonymous said...

friends?

Anonymous said...

I got mine from Amazon.com for $4.99.

Anonymous said...

I got mine today from Amazon.com for $4.99. Does anyone know how to set up email?

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have wi-fi in almost every place I am during the day, so I want to make sure that I'm using wi-fi when I use the internet. I JUST want to conect my phone with wi-fi, not spending my calls minuts and texts. How do I use internet JUST using wi-fi? How can I "turn off" my data?

Anonymous said...

I bought this phone 2-3 months ago and liked it until recently. Now, when I answer a call, the screen goes blank and I can't end the call no matter because there is no display. If I press and hold the "power button". A message comes up asking if I'm sure I want to disconnect. I hit "no", then I can end the call. Any solutions?

Anonymous said...

I can't send or receive pictures--what am I doing wrong?

Anonymous said...

I cannot enter my email address. Keyboard will not allow me to type letters other than the first letter. Also want to send pictures to my computer.

Mike in KY said...

The LG 306G was my first smart(ish) phone after using a flip phone for years. Like has been said previously, it's not a true smart phone and it doesn't use an android OS. Here's what drove me to abandon this phone after less than a month and go with a Moto E (which I LOVE):

Although you can enter a lock code, it won't lock automatically when it goes to sleep. You can only lock it by going into the setup menu and manually locking it. It will require your code upon rebooting, however, if you've set one up. If you have email accounts and saved passwords, then you best keep track of it.

The apps were pitifully inadequate. The browser shouldn't even be right called an internet browser as anything more than text causes a memory error. The email apps were usable but "clunky" (like everything else). Everything took more steps than it should have.

When the phone would ring, it was nearly impossible for me to dig this thing out of my pocket without accidentally answering it or bringing up some other app which I'd frantically try to close so I could answer the call.

When you get a text message, you can't see who the sender is until you open the message. What's that all about?

The MP3 player app chokes on larger music libraries. I put a 16G card in it, loaded it up with about 12GB of music, all mp3s with easy-to-digest constant bit rates of either 128 or 192kbps, with carefully filled out and cataloged ID3 tags. When I first installed this large library on the phone then hit the MP3 app, it sat and spun for a few minutes then gave up and rebooted. Did this over and over for about half a dozen times then finally read all the music library. After this initial fussiness, it will subsequently launch normally but, with the larger music library, it pauses and takes a long time when you change the list view, (like from artist to album or song). It also fails to correctly read all the ID3 tags giving me a large amount of music from "unknown" artists on "unknown" albums.

I finally got so fed up with it, I bought a Moto E which is light-years ahead of this abomination. I was also pleasantly surprised to discover much better Verizon coverage around where I live compared to the GSM phones I've used in the past.

Anonymous said...

cellphonecases.com has a lot of nice cases for this one. even the military grade ones

Anonymous said...

cellular outfitters sells cases for the lg 306g

Anonymous said...

Sound is garbled, and I get dropped calls. When my minutes run out, I will be changing cariers.

Unknown said...

My phone does not alert me with a message tone when I have a text message. Does anyone else have this problem and how do I fix it?

Anonymous said...

try amazon

Anonymous said...

Try the lg aspire case that phone is exactly the same as the lg306g
Hope this helps

Angela said...

Can you download from the Apple App Store? Can you play Facebook games? How about Instagram and Snapchat? My 13 year old broke her iPhone 4 and if none of the above is available, I will pass on purchasing. Thanks!!

Hate The LG306 Phone said...

This phone seldom if ever works for incoming calls. You can hit the green answer area softly or with all of your might repeatedly and it usually won't answer. So almost all of your calls go straight to VM and everyone thinks you are not answering on purpose. On the flip side, this phone will randomly call everyone on your contact list from your pocket or while sitting on its own, even when you have it on a different/non-call screen! There is also an annoying female voice that always repeats everything your phone does and you have to google the instructions to turn this off, which takes 2 separate actions, since the manual does not describe how. By far the worst phone on the market, if you actually want to receive phone calls to you, instead of having your phone randomly call your contacts throughout the day and at all hours of the day and night, on its own. If I could give a negative 5 stars for this horrible phone I would!!! Nightmarishly conceived and executed device that does not allow you to answer your own calls, but makes plenty of its own.

LVGEORGE.COM said...

I found this phone too slippery to use, often hit the wrong key, on/off etc.
I found a nice Case, Cover on Ebay, Searched LG306g and went down the list. My case is like rubber with small squares on the body of the cover. Said made in China, but it shipped fast, 1 week, No Slip and it fits perfect, also has a built in stand and a clip option (belt clip) that I dont use.

I have had dropped calls, not sure if it was me hitting wrong buttons or will improve over time. This phone is Too Sensitive on the Screen and the buttons. This, IMO is its. major Flaw. Otherwise, I has many functions and I like it very well. Use it much as a Player for both music and Instructional Training audios. I paid $30 for it on Ebay in July, 2015. - LVGeorge

Joe said...

Is it possible to turn off the voicemail function or at least change the number of rings until it goes to voicemail? I have read the instruction book and cannot find any info on this.

Michael Roybal said...

Can you download games by using Wi-Fi is when the phone is not activated

Gary C said...

Got a lg306g a couple of weeks ago and had nothing but problems with it. Support has done nothing but give me a run around and if your smart you will stay as clear of this product as you can. I am so fed up with cell phones and their plans I am going to a land line and quitting wireless all together. Prices continue to rise and service continues to fall.

Unknown said...

Does anyone know if you can name the LG306G so when you are connected to WiFi the name shows up on the user list??

Anonymous said...

This is late in the thread, but if you haven't figured it out yet, the LG306G is the same exact size as the LG305 (another network) and there are TONS of cases available for them on amazon. Best of luck

Anonymous said...

I am amazed that no one mentioned Goodwill....
Go to plastics shelf at Goodwill for lots of cases....
If you don't find one, try another Goodwill store....
The cost: 49 cents or 99 cents.........

Anonymous said...

The only difficulty that I have with the LG306G phone is that when I play MP3 audio files through the earplug, the sound is barely audible. I have tried several different earplugs and I always have the same result (low volume. I have to set the volume level to 9 or 10 to hear it at moderate volume level). Without the earplug, the audio level is fine and I can listen to the file fine when the volume level is set at 5. Interestingly, when I play these audio files on my computer they sound just fine when I listen to them through an ear plug and I don't have to set the volume level to high. Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The screen goes black when answering a call,can't get it to go to normal screen,can't use numbers to access voice mail.Have read and reread the manual,nothing addresses this problem. Thanks

melynda said...

my family has bought 3 of these phones none of them are any good when we call the other end people say they cant hear us or we sound like we are underwater i had an emergency and the 911 operator could not hear me on my phone also my mans does not have working wifi so all we can use our phones for is texting not cool thanks now i have to go buy another new phone tried to get help from tracfone no one could or would help

John Kleiner said...

I bought an 306G last May. I've been having trouble getting the touchpad to respond for the past several weeks. Is there a way out of this?

DLeo333 said...

Does anyone know if this phone can order Uber/Lyfts? I asked on amazon from reviewers and was told no. I then asked tracfone and they said yes. So I'm new to these type of phones, and just wanted to find a cheap one, that does the basics, but can also order uber/lyfts? thanks

Peter Vanosdall said...

No, I don't think you can order Uber rides with it because you can't download the proper app. This phone doesn't use Android OS.

Anonymous said...

LG306G: Is there a audio book player that will save the location after extended pause? I have not found a way to do it with the installed audio player.

Ticked off in Wisconsin said...

I sure do have a comment. This phone advertises that it provides email capability. It does not. False advertising and extremely poor service. Since I got it for only $4.99 I'm not overly concerned that I paid for a piece of crap. However I plan to use up the minutes and then get a smartphone. If you want email access, this is definitely not the phone for you.

Kenneth Asuncion said...

what's up k i had the same problem when i make a call i could not here anyone on my side but it was deducting min. for every call so i called tracfone customer service takes a while for operator get to you but they did a check on the line and they said it will take 1-2 days for them to fix problem so i think the problem is tracfone so call them and lmk if that was it hope you get your phone fixed

Anonymous said...

How do i activate or use gps capability as said in features? Also does anyone know about the tty feature? Thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to down load iheart radio I need help

Anonymous said...

Thank you! It worked on my S290G also.

Anonymous said...












I have issues with the touch screen locking up rendering the phone useless. Can anyone help?

Anonymous said...

same i got it for $9.99 on sale from safeway!

Anonymous said...

"Call Divert Set !" problem - When making calls, my LG306G always shows a popup "Call Divert Set !". But, it seems to make & receive calls normally. As I understand it, "Call Divert" is normally a "send all calls elsewhere (IE a land line)" option, or "send elsewhere after X rings" option. How do I "un-divert" or control this phone feature/option? There's no control for it that I can find.

Marie Richardson said...

This POS phone will not connect to my wi-fy. Won't pick up any reception in the home. Have to walk around Acre yard to get any reception. Multiple calls and letters sent to tracphone (hours) gone unresponded. Worst investment of our lives ... Bob Richardson/Delta OH

Lamar2cool said...

i can't even get a 3g signal so the phone can connect to start service, which i set up last night. and i have an lg 840g phone which supposedly has the same att carrier, and when the 840g has a signal, the 306g can't get over 3 bars. guess i'll have to call them again.
and i don't like how the on-off button is on the side of the phone- its too easy to press in by accident.

Anonymous said...

I saw them at Kroger today for $9.99 looking to get my son into his first phone.

Unknown said...

I'd like my smart phone to send and receive texts for 0.5, but can't find one. They get you for the expensive minutes somehow, no matter what!

Anonymous said...

Can we watch movies on LG 306g and how?

Anonymous said...

Would someone tell me why I cannot access Internet from Browser? Does the tracfone charge additional fee for Internet service? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I've contacted Tracfone management and cust service and to no avail. Somehow they think it's OK to keep sending me all their marketing bs aps(of which I'm totally aware already) and waking people + depleting my battery. Any way to undue this ?

N. Maria said...

I will donate if you can help me figure which tracfone I need.....I want to only be able to make/receive calls...nothing else. If I can disable texting or internet, all the better.
Can you help me?
Maria

Peter Vanosdall said...

The LG 441G is a non-smartphone flip phone that may be what you are looking for. I would not go for a smartphone if you don't want to use texting/data/internet. Another option is the LG 237C is another option. Visit the Tracfone website, then shop for phones. After entering your ZIP code you should be able to see a list of phones available for your area. Hope that helps, and thanks for your support!

Ficus strangulensis said...

QUESTION: How do I update the airtime shown on the phone to the correct value shown at my tracfone account? I did this once before but can't find my notes and can't find it online either. I probably don't know what to call it!

Anonymous said...

I know this post is from two years ago, but you can turn on Bluetooth on both phones, and transfer your contacts and everything else directly from phone to phone. I did so from my older LG500G to my new LG306G

Bela Lubkin said...

Hi,

Equipping for a weekend at a science fiction convention, I bought my 3 children 3x LG 306G + 3x 90day/60min cards at the local Mall-Wart.

Activating was a bit of an adventure (web site is very buggy!), but we eventually prevailed.

We had fun at the convention. Back home, the kids got used to having phone & text. 80 days passed.

One day, middle child reported that the phone no longer worked. Sure enough, it now has the words "Service Disabled" on the home screen, in the place where the other two say "123.45 Minutes / You Have 5 Service Days Left".

However, going to Prepaid -> My Airtime Info, the problem phone still shows minutes and days left. It also shows 3-4 bars and "3G" in the upper left corner.

So it has days, minutes, and reasonably good cell tower visibility. It just won't WORK!

Phone has been rebooted; battery taken out for a couple of minutes; SIM taken out and re-inserted.

I have not dared to swap SIMs between two of the phones (to see if the problem binds to the phone or the SIM).

===

Using one of the other phones, I dialed 611 and spent 40 minutes with a Tracfone CS rep. In the end she arranged to send a new SIM, claiming that the original SIM would not work because we were more than 10 miles from the location where the phone was first activated.

??WHAT!?!?! These things are supposed to work nationwide, if not worldwide! I had no idea I was buying a 10-mile anchor.

She had no useful explanation for that; nor why the other two phones don't have this problem; nor why all three of them worked just fine on a recent trip to Wisconsin (we're in California).

(Note: I had told her 30 miles. Looking now, Google Maps says it's only 17 miles from my house to the convention hotel. But yes, outside the 10-mile magic radius...)

All three look to AT&T towers, with 890141- SIM numbers. All were purchased at exactly the same time from the same shelf at the same Mall-Wart.

She verified that Tracfone's database reflected the right SIM number for the right phone number. When I asked her to re-enter the existing SIM number (as if I had just received it as the new replacement SIM) -- thinking that maybe it got corrupted somewhere else in their no doubt complicated data environment, and a refresh might fix it -- she balked. Didn't really understand my request, plus she said that the new SIM number data entry would be done by a different department, when it arrives.

Ok, so be it.

===

Any insights appreciated into:

- What the heck that "within 10 miles of original activation tower" nonsense is about
- Could the other two phones suddenly go wrong this way??

Thanks!

>Bela<

[addendum: first attempt to post on blogspot. I hit "Publish", it goes to "Preview", I hit "Publish", it authenticates with OpenID, then goes to "Preview" again! I've cycled through a few times, no indication that it's actually posted -- but maybe it's posted 5x?!? -- apparently not -- a test post responded "Your comment will be visible after approval.", these didn't. And I somehow slipstreamed from OpenID to Google, and I think that's why the test post got through. ]

Bela Lubkin said...

Wheee.

New SIM arrived in the mail today.

Today was also each phone's last day.

Used tracfone.com to add 365day/400min (1200min) card to each phone; with the current $15 off coupon code of 89497. It allowed me to add the same code to each transaction (wasn't sure that would work).

Each phone received a message from Tracfone showing its added time.

Middle kid's phone started working. With the old SIM.

WTF.

Leaving the new SIM on the shelf for any future oddities...

Nancy said...

I literally HATE this phone!!
1. I can't seem to keep the screen on for more than 30 seconds! I tried changing the time for the back light...didn't help one bit. 2. How in the heck do you shut the b*tch up?!? The one that tells me everything I do on the phone. There must be a setting but I sure can't find it. Anybody??
3. I'm constantly turning off the screen and when I turn it on I keep hitting the sound button on the other side.

Anonymous said...

I've spent hours trying to download APP from Google for my email....I gather from above that this is not possible....but I HATE going into "Browser", then choosing "Social & Email"; then inserting my email address (which is quite long); then inserting password -- and I finally get to my emails which I cannot READ due to tiny print. OMG...why did I ever turn in my Moto G android?? Well, the android was a lot more expensive -- but goes back to "ya don't get nothin for nothin'.

PAUL HARBECK said...

For cases try Big Lots, Freds and Dollar Generals. If you more then one of any of these stores and don't find it at one try another. My first case I went to 5 different Big Lots before I found one and Had the same experience With Freds when I was looking for a new one. My roommate had the same problem with Dollar General, so don't give up.

PAUL HARBECK said...

I bought 2 brand new ones for $9.99 each they came with the triple minutes for life along with free shipping from Shopcellsdeals on E-bay.

Michael Marcial said...

Lg306g is the same as the LG305C. Cases can be had at Amazon just be sure you're looking for these type of cases. The search function doesn't always steer that way

Anoymous said...

cellularoutfitters has them

Anonymous said...

They have cases at cellularoutfitters.com

Alfred Blakey said...

Does this phone support access to a text file such as *.txt, *.rtf or some other format?

Alfred Blakey said...

$4.99 at Price Chopper. Just bought one

Cristi Taddicken said...

I just bought this phone at walmart the price online and the shelf prices are different but walmart will match their online price. So instead of 19.98 i only paid $9.00!

Anonymous said...

Giant Eagle is selling the 306g for $4.95 right now. 10/27/16

Anonymous said...

How do you ans.?

Anonymous said...

Does it give off a tone when battery is fully charged

Charlotte Hyatt said...

I was composing a text msg when I received a txt. Where did my txt I was writing go? I loked in drafts and it has the name of the person I was txting but it is blank. I want to finish it and send it. Can you tell me how?

Anya S said...

How can I move pics from this phone to my laptop? How do I activate Bluetooth? I know this phone is equipped with Bluetooth, I just can't find it

Alfred Blakey said...

Use the USB cable of the charger. Plug it in the phone first then plug the USB end into the USB port on your laptop. It will ask "Connect as mass storage?" press OK.

Connected as mass storage mode.

Find it in the Computer drives list, locate the images and just drag and drop a copies to the laptop.

Alfred Blakey said...

Select the Apps menu. scroll an press the Bluetooth Icon. Slide to O to the right to activate it.

colin-man yeates-clan said...

Can anyone please tell me how to get a contact into the twitter app? Finally was able to use twitter account under TinyTwitter but no contact to send to .. grrrrrrr it is so frustrating, they have stupid games and email service etc but no Twitter???
also how do you get the keyboard like in email to use for other uses the pressing the button three times for the last letter is slow and anmoying!!! thanks.. panicking... About ready to smash it!!!! Just got for this purpose and no other...

Anonymous said...

I like this phone, BUT somehow I lost the ability to transfer pictures from the camera to my computer. That is the only reason I am looking for a new phone.

Paul S.-711 said...

I've had this 306g for over 18 months. Simple to use, 3x minutes, decent camera.
Like a lot of phones, take off case-back to remove micro-SD card. Best deal I found was ebay $10 + $4 Silicone case (dots on back of case... nice and thick).
No problems here, but transfer of pix a bit tedious. IIRC Opera Mini 12 works in this phone... no guarantees.

lclaffy said...

I just retired mine in favor of a smart phone. This was a great basic phone----phone call and text. It connects to the net but the screen is so small it is almost unusable. It will connect to your wifi. I will miss the small size of this phone. I am now carrying a 5.5" ugh.

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