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August 21, 2006

LG VX8300 Cell Phone

Filed under: Opinions,Ramblings,Technology — Rob @ 10:16 pm

Well, my grace period has expired and I’ve mailed-in my rebate offer, so it looks like I’m stuck with my LG VX8300 phone for the next couple of years.  But at least this unit didn’t die after three days.   Reception seems to be fine in the places I make or receive calls — not that I’m a frequent phone user or anything.  I haven’t tried it in the Metro tunnels yet, or at work (two floors underground).  And I haven’t used the micro drive either — and probably never will.

The major thing that stands in the way of my (and perhaps many others in my demographic) using all the features is the inability to make the alpha-numeric readout twice as large as it is.  I have to wear glasses for anything close and it’s just a pain in the ass to constantly be putting them on and then taking them off whenever my cell phone is involved.

 I don’t do text-messaging but actual voice calls sound fine on both ends — no volume complaints from me or the other parties, so far.  I got a headset for using it in the car but haven’t tried it yet.  However, I did wrap the headset cable around a little ferrite bead plastic doo-hickey that’s supposed to absorb radio frequencies (though not EMFs) emitted from the cell phone.  It’s sold on Dr. Mercola’s website for about $15 (  However, using your phone in speaker-phone mode is even better as it keeps the EMFs out of reach of your brain.

One thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to send a picture from my phone to my email address.  If anyone can tell me how to do this I’d really appreciate it.  (See Comments)

I can send pix from my phone to a friend’s phone okay — just can’t get them to a platform where I can upload’em to Flickr.  Yeah, I found out too late that ShoZu doesn’t support LG phones yet.  I should have checked before I bought.  I almost traded for a Motorola Razr in the last couple of days of my grace period but got lazy.  Now I wish I had because ShoZu supports the Razr and a few other Motorola models.  It also supports a slew of Sony-Ericsson phones but Verizon wasn’t offering any models of that brand when I made my purchase.  It seems I learn a little bit each two-year cycle but never quite enough or soon enough to actually make a significant techological leap forward.



  1. To send a picture to an email address, go to Get It Now, then Get Pix & Flix. Then go down to #3 My Pix. View the picture that you want to send. Then under options, select #1 Send. In the To: box instead of putting a phone number, type in the email address to send to. It’s that simple.

    Comment by Diane — September 8, 2006 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks Diane. I finally got around to trying it and it works great. Only problem is that it’s really tedious typing in my own email address over and over again. Shouldn’t it be selectable in the same way a number is?

    Comment by Rob — September 19, 2006 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

  3. Hi there,

    You can add an e-mail address to any contact in your phone book. If you add yourself as a contact, you should be able to put your e-mail address there and use it when sending photos out.

    Comment by Jake — September 23, 2006 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  4. Diane and Jake, I finally figured it out. I was going about it all backwards. I was trying to select the picture first and then select the contact’s email address.
    But I discovered if you go to the contact first you’re able to select the email address, then go to “options” (upper right button on the face of the phone) and select “my pix.” then you just click on the picture you want to send and hit “send” and then “ok.” So simple! (once you get it!) 😉

    Comment by Rob — September 27, 2006 @ 12:00 am | Reply

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