Tracfone's new LG800G, made by LG for them, features a touch screen with 640x480 resolution. It's easy to read the information on the phone, there are icons and a few apps, though it's not an Android, Blackberry or iPhone so you won't have a wealth of new apps to choose from. It is relatively inexpensive to buy, offered on Amazon for $39.99 and sometimes on the Home Shopping Network with triple minutes for life. It's a pay-as-you-go phone, so you pay for minutes whether you are talking, texting or on the web. Service coverage tends to be good in large metropolitan areas.
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