LG 511c Now Available from Straight Talk

by pbushx2 on October 17, 2011

I have to own up to a mistake here – I wrote the following post three weeks ago, but never actually published it. I saved it as a draft, but never sent it out to you! Hopefully it’s still helpful information:

I just wanted to take a minute to point out that the much-anticipated LG 511c is now available – in some zip codes – from Straight Talk. The good news is that it uses Verizon’s towers, it’s touch screen, has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and is listed as “app capable.” The bad news is that the cost is $200.This is a higher price than I expected – especially compared to the $150, Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Precedent, but the reason people might pay the higher price is that it will work on Verizon towers, which is an absolute necessity for many people.

If you’re not put off by that price tag, check out the phone details by clicking here. If your own zip code won’t bring up the LG 511c, try using 54747. As long as you have Verizon coverage in your area, you should be able to use this zip code to order your phone and still have no trouble activating and using it.

Also, a quick note about the apps – most likely, this refers to Java apps like those that I’ve discussed putting on the LG 800g. Do NOT confuse this type of apps with iPhone or Android apps. Java apps are not nearly as common, and generally harder to find since there isn’t one central “market place” from which to download them.

Here are a few important features:

  • 3.0″ touch-screen
  • Slide-out QWERTY
  • “App-Capable”
  • Does NOT require the more expensive plan.

I have ordered this phone to test out for myself, and will try to get the review out soon (though I still have a lot left in my queue). When I do, I’ll post links to more info about the phone on this blog.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

geozinger October 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

WRT the ‘apps’ for these cell phones. I agree. I got a Tracfone LG 500 G with the idea that there would be some useful ‘apps’; but the reality is that there are few that are truly useful. I got a different browser (Opera Mobile), but outside of that, the only apps that seem to be available are games.

I was hoping to be able to use the phone for more than occasionally browsing the web (with Opera), but it looks like I will have to replace it with some sort of Android phone to get the functionality I really wanted.


nicholas smith October 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

do you think that like next mouth that it will come down bc all the ones that i see now are down on there price from the frist time i see them in the stores.


pbushx2 October 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Sorry, on this one, your guess is as good as mine. It’s not common for Straight Talk to drop the price on a phone until at least 6 months after the release, though.


Angilana November 3, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hello! I have been searching all over the place for a review on the LG511c. Yours has been the most helpful yet. But I am still trying to find a video review. I cant believe Youtube doesnt have one posted on there yet. So Crazy! Have you gotten your 511c yet? Can you tell me a verbal review on it? 🙂 Thanks!


pbushx2 November 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Hi Angilana
I’ve gotten the phone, but haven’t activated it yet. It’s been pushed to the back burner to make room for some “real life” stuff I am working on right now. I plan to have a review of the phone done by the end of this month or possibly early December.


Crizzo November 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

so i know this phone works of verizon towers for sure and verizon is the most common cell phone provider in my area by a long shot my question is knowing that pretty much verizon is the only service provider i will get coverage with is it worth paying the 199 for this phone or just getting one of the cheap phones that also work on verizon


pbushx2 November 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm

That really depends on how much you’ll use the features of this phone. If you want to text and use the keyboard, and if you really want a touch-screen, you’ll probably like the phone. But as far as coverage alone, paying more for this phone won’t get you better coverage than, say, the LG 220c, which is available free if you want a reconditioned model. If you are interested in the keyboard but don’t care about the touch screen, I really like my Samsung 355c, although the keys on that one are quite a bit smaller than the 511c. The 451c also as a slide-out keyboard, with key size somewhere between the small 355c and larger 511c. I personally don’t like the look of the 451c, though.


Josie November 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I can say that I paid $200 for the Nokia 6790 “smartphone” with Straight Talk and it did not get the best service in my area. I believe it was mainly because of the fact that it does NOT run off Verizon, but AT&T. I felt like I wasted my money. But I will surely put the $200 into this one because it does run off the Verizon network and I know that it should work the same as the one I have now. I like my phone, but its not as web-friendly as the smart phones, and I really want to get back to that! Thanks for the review!!


sandie November 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I got this phone a couple of weeks ago. I love it. Reception is very good it works everywhere I love the touch screen as well as the keyboard. Great design!


Tim November 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I got this phone because I knew it was on the Verizon network. I had a Virginmobile LG Rumor Touch which I liked very much but the coverage was terrible. This isn’t half the phone that my Rumortouch was. It wont play youtube videos or upload pictures to Facebook. It’s not compatible with my Yahoo small business acount mail. I could have got a phone that does everthing the 511C does for free.


diane January 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

im still trying to figure out how to figure how to record when i call my doctor becuz sometimes when i call and talk to his nurse i forget what she says by the time we get done chatting. so i would like to record it so i can play it back and write down dates and times and other things like tests and where etc. so if someone can help i would appreciate it. thanks


helen April 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm

looking for anyone that wants to sell the 511c lg on the straight talk site. the ringtone are loud. work really well for anyone hard of hearing


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