Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Slider No Contract


As new parents, you will be capturing your baby’s major milestones on film and in photographs, as well as those everyday moments that you will cherish, for many years to come. You will also need to keep track of well baby visits and play dates, as well as schedule regular video chats via skype to the proud grandparents if they aren’t living nearby. Watching YouTube Videos and browsing Facebook has now become part of our culture and being able to do so at the touch of a button allows you to connect with others. Listening to music can have a calming effect on both you and your baby. Having the internet at your fingertips is a big plus as well. Stuffing your Diaper Bag with all of these devices isn’t practical, not to mention the cost of owning several different devices.

Enter the Smart Phone, one compact device that will allow you to complete all the tasks above and many more. The Smart Phone replaces multiple devices and once you own one, you will wonder how you ever lived without one! With a touch of a button, you can make and receive both regular and video calls, text message, capture both images and video, schedule appointments, check your email, google information and so much more with the 1000’s of cool apps.

Introducing the Virgin Mobile LG Optimus Slider.

3G Network: Fast surfing, messaging, downloading-that’s the power of 3G.
Wi-Fi: Link to local networks to get super fast performance over the air.
Android™ 2.3: Gingerbread with enhanced gaming and processing performance.
3.2″ Touchscreen: Puts your fingers fully in control of web surfing, picture viewing and more.
3.2MP Camera & Camcorder: Vivid picture and video power bring your life to, well, life.
Google Play™: Choose from over 500,000 apps and much more including music, movies, books and apps, available from your Android™ device.
Android™ Web Browser: See the web the way it was meant to be seen, including Flash animation.
Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard:





Android™ 2.3 Learn More


Height: 4.3″
Depth: 0.58″

Width: 2.32″
Weight: 5.11 oz.

Screen Size: 3.2″ Touchscreen

Talk Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Standby Time: 12.5 days

800 MHz Processor

2GB Card Included, Expandable Memory to 32GB (Not Included)



The Beyond Talk Plan offers 3 different options, depending on your specific needs. It is by far the best prepaid phone option on the market today and now everyone can enjoy the full benefits of a Smart Phone while still staying on a budget.

Beyond Talk     Messaging/        Anytime
Rate/Month     Data                    Minutes

$35                  Unlimited            300
$45                  Unlimited            1200
$55                  Unlimited            Unlimited

We think that the $35 monthly plan provides the greatest value for an Android plan in the marketplace. Simply purchase a VM phone, select your plan and you are ready to go. No contract required.

User Experience:

The first thing that you will notice when you unbox your LG Optimus Slider is how sturdy and solid it is. Compared to other Android Smart Phones on the market, the LG Optimus Slider clearly stands out for its rugged build. Typically, Slider Phones can also be fragile, particularly the slider mechanism, but the LG Optimus is definitely the exception offering a well designed slider mechanism which appears very sturdy and reliable over time. Finding a protective cover for a slider phone can be very difficult but with its rugged design, we feel that the LG Optimus Slider doesn’t require one

The LG Optimus Slider is ergonomically designed whether you are holding it vertically or horizontally. When the slider is engaged and you are holding the phone horizontally, you have a wide base from which to hold the phone, making typing very effective as well as holding the phone for longer periods when viewing videos etc. This is an important design feature because with a Smart Phone, you will be using your phone to access the internet, send emails, watch movies and of course make calls, so it is very important the phone is ergonomically designed so that you don’t cause strain to your hands. The LG Optimus Slider has both a slide out QWERTY keyboard as well as a virtual keyboard to select from so you are essentially spoilt for choice. The QWERTY keyboard is fantastic and makes typing a breeze. This keyboard is particularly useful for those users who require tactile feedback. The virtual keyboard is the Swype keyboard which is one of the best virtual keyboards on the market. When you need to send a short email or look up some information online, you no longer have to start up your regular computer or laptop which is time consuming and not easily transportable. Simply grab your LG Optimus Slider which starts up in seconds and you are ready to go.

Call quality is great on the LG Optimus Slider. We liked the quality of the camera, particularly for indoor shots. Here are some images that we took indoors:




Recommended Free Applications:
o Pulse Oximeter app is handy for checking pulse rate. Keeping track of your pulse when you exercise, or just extensive excursion, is important throughout pregnancy.  In either case, you may need to change what you are doing, how you are relaxing or even contact your medical professional for advice.
o Google and other Calendar apps are very important to have on you all day so you can easily enter all the things you need to do quickly, to be reminded of tasks, meetings, medications etc., especially when pregnancy  or postpartum sleep deprivation forgetfulness impair your memory.
o Skype from anywhere.  You don’t have to sit at your computer to do video conferencing with friends and family, using the back-side camera with the Skype App.  You still call for free when connected via WiFi.
o Google Navigation. Better than a regular GPS, as you can tap into real-time traffic data to get the to Birthing Center quickly.
o Google Latitude.  Keep your spouse posted as to your location and them aware of your location as well, in case of emergency or just to make a romantic appearance for lunch.
o Voice Recorder apps.  Keep notes, maintain an audio pregnancy journal, or even author a book without having to sit at the PC or try to use a writing pad when trying to get comfortable on laying down.
o Google Voice Search.  Bloated fingers make it hard to type on a keyboard, especially a virtual keyboard, but the voice search lets you search the internet with just your voice.
o Internet Radio.  Find your favorite relaxing channels or My Baby Radio to listen to where ever you are.

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