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uberVZWjiffy

Nov 18, 2005, 5:41 PM
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This Phone allready has a nickname

we (VZW ASO'S) are calling this one the SHREK Phone!!!!
Is that a monster in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

(badoom boom ching)
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Actually, I'm very surprized there isn't a marketing tie-in. And please tell me it comes in colors other than vomit green (a yellow one could be Pikachu?) The Firefly is a much prettier device (IMHO), but regardless, it's a great sales idea the Cing &...
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But I love Shrek. Shocked
westgirl

Jan 1, 2006, 1:06 PM
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User Review

Did anybody read the user review for this phone. There is a guy saying that the phone got his kid hit by a truck because the kid went across the street to answer it without looking. Ummmm..... That sound more like a user malfunction then a problem with the phone. No offense buddy, but maybe your kid should be taught not to cross the street without looking. Rolling Eyes
Right with ya there... but dont ya think that maybe this phone is a little overboard? I mean it is good but for 5-8 year olds... come on. Give them a 2 way radio if all else fails.
vinnyfrancisco

Nov 18, 2005, 2:31 PM
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ewwwww

why dont you just buy your kid a free phone , every carrier has some, and they will prob. do a lot more than this repulsive green thing. and if your worried about your kid misusing a cell phone, teach then there limits to it, or wait till they are more mature.
Very Happy A good selling point to this phone is the fact that it looks like Shrek. All of the kids will love that. Personally, I don't want my five-year olds having access to call whoever, whenever he wants. If he can just call his mom and I, that's great! I...
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yea, this phone is horrible lol.
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Yeah.. but you also have people saying " A Toaster Oven at Wallmart is cheaper than the EASYBAKE Oven" why not but them a toaster over..

LOOKS AND SAFETY

Plus it looks a little more durable than the LG3100 would.. they tend to drop, sit, and sp...
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vinnyfrancisco said:
and if your worried about your kid misusing a cell phone, teach then there limits to it


I'm afraid the only way a child will figure this out is by making the mistake in the first place. Part of...
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i think that this phone is very childish looking, anyone that would like this phone is probally 10 or 11 and frankly thats too young for someone to be carrying a cell phone
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vinny... PIAZON! you dont buy your kid a free phone because now you have to worry about keeping the minutes filled and current...now the phone can only dial 5 numbers... on my 7 year olds phone they are ALL verizon numbers which are free cell to cell ...
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motoBOY

Jul 22, 2006, 5:45 PM
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hmmmmm....

Well what happens when you give this to a kid and they decide to call 911 without any need for help? What then, and what if your kid has it in there pocket and it presses the help button (911) and it calls without them knowing? Now you have phones calling 911 and your child has no idea. Fines people... your going to get fined. BIG. Just think about that....
radioshacker

Nov 19, 2005, 4:41 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

This will do great!

I think that these new children's phones will do really good. Personally I think the Verizon one is cooler. I thought this phone was awesome the first time I saw it about 5 months or so ago. LG makes the best phones and it looks as though they're doing it again. I can't wait to start selling this phone. Very Happy
I'm with you on this one. Phones like this will help parents keep up with little ones, and avoid high monthly bills to keep in touch with said little ones.

Something that is benificial, and will make me some money, did God himself invent this idea...
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westgirl

Jan 1, 2006, 1:02 PM
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Firefly rip off

this phone is just a rip off of the firefly which is way cuter by the way
The great thing that the MIGO has that the Firefly doesn't is it's a regular phone, not prepay. I don't like the prepay option because if you don't use the minutes they expire. I got the MIGO for my son, who won't use it much and want to know that i...
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well

verizon > cingular.

end of story
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the answer is 42

Nov 24, 2005, 7:44 AM
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what's the point? just restrict an LG

Ok, so it's a "Shrek phone" and may appeal to little ones. My 7 year old has an LG6100. I can restrict outbound calls to the phonebook only (which I programmed and is also locked) so how is the Migo better? Its the same price, a pain to program (have you read the manual on this?) and more restrictive than a regular phone. If you reprogram the emergency button, how is the FCC, with their drive to make sure every U.S. cell phone can call 911, going to react?
How can you restrict outbound calls to phonebook only? Can you do this with any Verizon phone? I like this phone and think it would be perfect for my 7 year old, but would like it to have more than 4 numbers available (we have a big family). I woul...
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GPS-OCD

Dec 26, 2005, 11:52 AM
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Which Qualcomm GPS chipset is in Migo?

Anyone know which Qualcomm GPS chipset is in the Migo. It will be an MSM6050 or higher.
Not sure about that one...
scottinseattle

Dec 3, 2005, 2:30 AM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Great phone for my 89 year old mother-in-law?

My elderly mother-in-law has a wireless phone primarily in case she falls or otherwise gets in trouble ... but, it's operation is beyond her, she hates it, couldn't use it if her life depended on it (literally) ... soooo, this MIGO phone looks like it might be just right for her. Comments?
I think it would be great for her. It is so simple to use.
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mycool

Nov 20, 2005, 12:05 AM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

LG VX-1000 vs LG-VX 9800

I can't decide which one I want! :-(
U cant be serious.
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Mary424

Nov 29, 2005, 10:45 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Just got one for my Son...It's so darn cute!

I just picked one of these up for my son and I have to say, this thing is so darn cute! I see some posts on here where people are saying what a waste this phone is, how ugly this phone is, and so on and so on.....Well, they have to remember that this phone isn't offered as an upgrade to an adult phone or even geared towards adults at all, it's for KIDS and I think the idea and style are perfect. Heck, I'm 32 and I like it! If it had a regular keypad I just might of gotten one for myself! I like that you can put the numbers in that they can call and that it is so easy to operate for young, first time users. I think it is a great safety device and so much better than those pre-paid phones because the minutes expire and if they don't use t...
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I'm glad to see at least a few people seem to like the MIGO. I just can't wait to start selling it!
sprydle

Dec 1, 2005, 1:11 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Ugly yes HOWEVER....

It does have a GPS circuit so you can locate the kid which gives it one benefit other than the fact it's as cute as a leper with a sunburn.

I see the Firefly becoming a bigger hit because you can customize it from blue to pink and it has the mom and dad buttons which the Migo doesn't have.
Well, some kids don't have a Mom AND a Dad, and with the MIGO, I put Mom on #1 and when my son presses #1, the screen asks "call Mom?".
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beejmann

Nov 20, 2005, 4:15 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

911 Button??

Is that red button for emergency use? I don't think that is such a good idea. Kids will be pushing it all the time.
The whole phone is a bad idea. I bet you're right though, I wonder how municipalities will respond to the spike in accidental 911 calls if this phones takes off.
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here is the deal it takes two button pushes to dial 911 do your kids dial 911 when at home no they know better so hence forth the same with this childs divice
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OK OK...here's the deal. Verizon Wireless isn't so dumb to have created a phone that has a button just for 911...the button is capable for re-programing. Yes this means that the red 911 button can be changed to grandmas house.
trueblue450

Nov 26, 2005, 12:23 PM
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this should be designed for pants pissers

I laugh at this. 5 year old kids can run a phone better than I can.

What we really need is a phone for old people. They dont even know how to run a toaster let alone a cell phone.

All they need is 4 #'s

Ethel
Voicemail
Retirement Center
and Hospital

This would save me about 4 hours a day showing old f'ers how to turn the damn thing on! Smile
Amen! I spent 30 minutes on the phone with my 64 year old mother who couldn't understand why the phone went black every 60 seconds. So she kept pressing & holding the Power/End button, turning the phone off. She insisted something was wrong with th...
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skillz2003

Nov 21, 2005, 2:44 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Waste of money

You might as well get a cheaper phone and tell your kids how to use the phone. They want Shocked 100 dollars Shocked for this.... Not in my life time!
we don't want $100 for this phone it is FREE with activation and this is the best idea I have seen $500 bills come in because of young users. I think this is the best idea yet and even for the elder.
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ronmac

Nov 20, 2005, 11:08 AM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

UGHH!!

Although I agree with many of the statements on this forum regarding the look of this phone and lack of functionality, I must confess that I am considering buying this phone for my 8 year old daughter. I love that there are only 4 phone numbers in the book and an emergency number as well.

I have an 8 yr old and a 12 yr old daughter and I have found out the hard way that trusting teenagers with a phone is not the easiest thing to do.

She has a large phone book (almost as large as mine) and has even taken to using her cell phone when she is home even thought the house phone is feet from her. She ahs become better with the phone after much reinforcing of rules.

My eight year old has been bugging me for a phone for some time now and I...
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U can store more then 4 numbers. I beleive up to 12. Just like any speed dial, if u press the button twice or three times u can get different contacts.
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yvonnelisa

Nov 28, 2005, 11:10 AM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Just picked up phone today

Very Happy
my husband just picked up this phone today for my 6 1/2 year old. The phone cost $99 with 2 year activation, and $9.99 a month added onto our family plan. 6 1/2 year olds have actvities that we never had as child, that keep them away from us for lengths of time, i.e. Brownie meetings, after school sports, and numerous play dates. This is just a tool, for us to give them to reach us, if they want to use. It's not for everyone and it does tach responsibility at a young age (which they have more than I did at that age).
krisis mama

Nov 21, 2005, 6:15 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

perfect for a child with disabilities

Smile Our oldest child is almost 13 years old and like most kiddos in junior high she wants a cell phone. She has multiple learning disabilities and we felt it would make her/us feel more secure if she could contact us whenever she needed to.
I let her have my old phone when I traded up, but we soon realized that while she wants/needs a cell phone it was too confusing for her to try to reach us;she dialed her grandparents, my closest friend, her school, but not us!!this totally freaked her out.
So, needless to say we are thrilled about the new phone and best of all our child is excited plus she likes the idea of having a shrek phone that is easy for her to understand. It is very important for kiddos with disabilities to have the "normal" ...
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well it comes out tomorrow, hope she enjoys it Smile
My daycare providers son is Autistic. He wanders out of the house and yard when the gate isn't locked. This could be a great feature for her 10 year old Autistic son. He is smart enough to use the phone and if he wore it around his neck, he would have...
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Very Happy Well we just got the phone, they said she was the first in san antonio!!! She is thrilled!!! It comes with 3 different colored wrist lanyards and 3 colored caribeners, a postcard to send to a friend and stickers. It also comes with a parents user g...
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ucbigmike20

Nov 18, 2005, 4:58 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Knockoff of

It's so obvious this phone is a copy of the Firefly.An ugliest too.
What's your point? Verizon feels like they need this phone for their services and Firefly is GSM only.

Does it mean that they shouldn't launch it?
Anxiovert

Nov 18, 2005, 3:43 PM
over in the "LG Migo VX-1000" discussion:

Copycat

That's it!
All phones are copycats in some way. I mean aren't all flip phones just copycats of the startac and then eventually the v60...

There is a demand in the market for this type of phone so different manufacturers make it. It's called economics, it's ...
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You're just mad because this phone is going to do better than the cingular kids phone.
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