For those CDMA TracFone users who have been waiting for a QWERTY phone, your wait is over. The LG 501c went on sale on TracFone.com earlier this week, for a price of $39.99, with the Double Minutes for Life included as a standard feature on this model.
It looks a lot like the GSM LG 500g that launched in late April, but the 501c is missing a few key features that might be important to some. Namely, the LG 500g can record video and also has an mp3 player. The 501c, unfortunately, lacks both of these features. Further, it appears that it will not support java-based applications. I discussed more about the LG 501c in this review intro post.
But if you need a CDMA device to get the best coverage for your area, and want a QWERTY keyboard for easier texting, this is your only option with TracFone.
Don’t forget you can still use promo code GI2011 when you check out, and you’ll save $5. And free overnight shipping from the Father’s Day promotion is over, but you can still get free Fedex 3-day shipping. Click here to check it out on TracFone.com.