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Sep 8, 2008, 8:57 PM

Blue Tooth keeps dropping


I've had the LG VX-8700 since February 2008. It kept dropping the blue tooth and so I brought the phone into Verizon about two weeks ago and they swapped it. It's happening again. Is it possible that it's the phone? If I remove the blue tooth, and then add it back, it works. However, I noticed that if I am not using the phone and it's idle, the blue tooth drops. As a test, I press the end key, but I don't hear beeps coming from the blue tooth or through the phone. I don't know what to make of this. I check the blue tooth menu and it has the option if I want to disconnect. Is anyone else experiencing this or having issues with this phone?

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May 25, 2007, 10:11 PM

sound/call recording

I've been doing some playing with the recorder on my 8700. If I just record something, not in a call - just talking, it does fine. But when I record a phone call, all I get is what the person on the other end is saying, it doesn't record me. Is that the way this is suppose to work? That just seems kinda gay. If anything, I would have expected it to record me but not the person on the other end. Has anybody else used this feature?
7 replies

Nov 9, 2010, 9:54 AM

Wont hold charge

Just bought this phone on ebay factory refurbished. Its not even activated yet and the battery dies in 4 hours. So I bought a new battery, charged it, and the same thing happened. What is draining a brand new battery like this?

Aug 18, 2009, 5:01 PM


anyone else see that a 240x320 doesnt fit perfectly?

Jan 6, 2009, 1:13 PM

Suddenly "No Service" and no 1x coverage

Halfway through the day last Saturday my phone went into "Searching for Service" and I was unable to place and recieve calls. However, I would very randomly get moments where I could make a call, but it would only last for a minute or so. Then it would cut my call and go back to "Searching for Service."

After a bit of digging I noticed I'm only getting an EVDO signal and not a 1x signal the majority of the time. I get a 1x very rarely and for very brief moments, and during these times I can make calls.

Up until this happened I could make calls pretty much whenever I wanted. My bills are paid and nothing else has changed.

Any ideas? The local Verizon shop wasn't very helpful and just want money to replace the phone.


Jan 1, 2009, 8:29 AM

texting a long text

Is there a way to write a long text, essentially two or more texts in a row to a single person? I can't figure it out and am forced to stop mid-text and start over with a new one. Anyone know how to change this?

Dec 25, 2008, 11:21 AM

Plantronics ear piece

I cannot sync my ear piece and my LG8700. The phone is not asking me for my code... What am I missing?

Nov 3, 2007, 7:26 PM

Unlocking the Bluetooth

Can anyone tell me if there is an easy way to unlock the blue tooth features so I can do file transfers
1 reply

Dec 13, 2007, 10:46 PM


When anyone sends me pics there is alot of white under it how do I get rid of this.
1 reply

Dec 27, 2007, 11:56 PM

Bluetooh Phonebook Transfer?

Just got a new Nissan Altima with bluetooth. I tried to transfer my phonebook, but it would not let me, so I ended up having to manually type in a few contacts into the car.

I'm assuming this is one of the things Verizon has disabled. Am I missing something? Also, would a newer phone like the Venus have this problem?

2 replies

Dec 19, 2007, 9:03 AM

shutting off the beep with incoming text

Does anyone know of a way to shut off the accompanying beep, when receiving a text? I've set the text to vibrate but it still beeps.
I have to wonder what the point of a vibrate mode is, if you still have a ear-piercing beep that goes along with it.
1 reply

Nov 23, 2007, 11:45 AM

Help! I am trying to clear my number from an 8700 for resale.

Can anyone help me out. I need to get my number out of the phone for resale. Thanks in advance.
1 reply

May 10, 2008, 10:12 AM


What is your experience with the extended battery?

Would you recommend getting one?
2 replies

Aug 20, 2008, 9:32 PM

Main screen goes black

Has anyone had/heard of this problem? Several times a day, when I open my phone up, my main screen doesn't light up (stays black). I know I still have power because the smaller front screen (blue) will still show the time and be lit up, and I can still talk, dial #'s, etc.

This especially seems to happen when my phone sits in my car during the day or is in my pants pocket for a hour or more. The only thing I can think of its that its something to do with the phone being warm.
Also, when it does work the screen isn't as sharp as normal and pics look like there from an old school phone.

Any ideas?

Jul 11, 2008, 5:29 PM

soft pouch

When this phone came new in the box it came with a black soft pouch.

Where can I buy another one of these?

I cannot find an answer to this.

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Jul 29, 2008, 1:02 AM

phone is straight tweaking...help!

So just in the past week...my phone is acting really really weird.

1. "Camera Start Error" every now and then. Not all the time though.

2. Power/End button only works from time to time. It will go a while working fine to cancel out of menus and whatnot, but then will just stop working all of a sudden.

3. When I try to preview ringtones, there is no sound now.

All of this has started in the past week or two. Do these sound like things that can be resolved by updating the phone software? Anything help is much appreciated.

Mar 20, 2008, 9:10 PM

anyone selling?

I really would like to buy this phone, but do not want to pay full retail as it is still really expensive. If anyone is selling this, please send me a message, if you are selling for a decent price. I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks!!! 🙂
11 replies

Jun 5, 2008, 10:18 AM

How the heck do I delete ringtones???

I've downloaded a tone of ringtones and now want to get ride of them.........how??
3 replies

Jun 5, 2008, 5:25 PM

vibrate for certain contacts

does anyone know of a way to make the phone vibrate for certain contacts but ring for others? since this is not an option when selecting different ring tones I am thinking that maybe there is someway a midi ring can make it vibrate? my last phone had this option where is would ring and vibrate at same time for certain ring tones, so I figure it was in the midi code somehow?

Apr 30, 2008, 3:04 PM

Bluetooth Issues

I had both the Jabra and LG bluetooth headset for this phone. My first phone that was 3months old would disconnect the bluetooth and drop the call. I would also have static problems. If I moved more the one foot away from the phone while on my headset, the static was unbearable or the call would drop. I called verizon and they sent me a replacement. I still had some static and distant issues so I replaced my bluetooth to the Jawbone cause my other two were over a year old. I am still having the same static issues. I cant even leave the phone on my clip during a call cause even at that short distance the static overpowers the conversation. Has anyone else had the same problems? Please let me know if anyone has recommendations or a solution be...
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