It's not too bad!
Reviewed on Thursday June 19, 2008 by Steve, BC
I'll admit to the chocolate phone's faults, of course! I haven't ever had good reception anywhere besides for rural downtown areas, and I SO OFTEN find it hard to hear whoever's on the other end!
I haven't seemed to have any traumatic experiences with it freezing or breaking or even scratching too easily. It is inconvenient that the main screen is right on the front, but I just take extra care! I've had it for 10 months now, and it's still in great condition! I try not to drop it, because that's not good for ANY phone, obviously!
A lot of people seem to have concern with the music factor!
Well I came onto this site, followed a few links and was playing music on my phone in no time!
Here's what I did:
1) Go to http://rollingphones.ca/manuals/cell/lg/lg_chocolate_800.pdf
that's the entire user manual, and apart from downloading the music, it taught me a lot of cool tricks I never knew about my phone until now!
On page 51 it'll explain at the bottom how to connect your USB cord to phone & computer properly.
Then I went to http://www.bell.ca/support/PrsCSrvWls_Ftrs_MusicTransfer.page?ADV=musictransfer
from there click on the link that says Install the Music Backup application.
This will take you through a series of installations through which you'll probably have to click "Next", "I Agree" and "Finish" multiple times. But it should be pretty straight forward.
NOTE: When I tried downloading this application, windows STRONGLY advised me against it, saying it hadn't passed some logo inspection. I had no concern with this, because I decided that it was definitely NOT a virus. (Downloading onto my phone with success further proved this.)
So if you have some concern that the program might harm YOUR computer, well, it's up to you!
After the first initial download, you might get things popping up on your task bar saying, "Searching for devices" and "Found new hardware"; this is all good!
It will download a whole bunch of things in order to connect your phone properly.
If you can get through the download easily, all you have to do is open up the program to get started! It should bring you right to a page that will at first search for your phone (hopefully it connected properly to your PC!) and then you just have to click the "Add to Phone" button on the right hand pannel and find your media!
If you're using limewire to download music, your media is probably stored under the "Shared" folder. That's what it is for me, at least. So search for that and you should be on your way!
Then, once you've downloaded all that you want (I can't remember the specifications of media storage limits, but I trust that you'll find out!) then you can unplug your USB cord from the computer or phone (or both...)
To find your newly downloaded music, go to the Media Player under the made menu, then go to Media Player from there again and you should have a list of all your songs under "Music"
Hopefully this was helpful to some of you! The chocolate phone really isn't all THAT bad. Just take good care of it!
Good luck to you all!