– – – – EDITOR’S NOTE 4/26/2010 – – – –
I am no longer recommending the HSN deal for several reasons:
1. HSN has raised their price on this package to $129.95.
2. The 15% discount apparently doesn’t apply to electronics.
3. Customers have complained of slow shipping from HSN, while TracFone.com is currently offering free OVERNIGHT shipping.
Therefore, I recommend using the TracFone discount code in this post, and ordering from TracFone directly.
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As I speculated earlier this week, the LG 800g is now available. It’s not quite what I expected, however. It is currently available for TracFone, but not Net10 or Straight Talk.
And it’s not at TracFone.com yet, but only on HSN.com. And the most surprising news is the cost – nothing! HSN has this TracFone touch-screen device paired with a 400-minute, one-year card for $99.99. That means the airtime card is at its regular price, and the phone costs nothing. I have no idea what the price on the 800g will be when it is available separately, but I was expecting anywhere in the range of $50-$100. So I am shocked by this current deal. And to make it even sweeter, remember this HSN link I posted last week: To find the 800g, click on the link above to get to their home page, then click on “Electronics,” then “cell phones,” then “prepaid cell phones.” The LG 800g bundle should be one of the first products listed. Don’t forget to use code C50842 when you check out to save 15% (if you’re a first-time customer).
I have ordered one of these bundles, and will get to work reviewing it as soon as I can. I’ll also continue to watch the main sites to see when this phone is available from Trac, Net10, or ST directly.