The "1-Minute" Review
In the beginning you could have any phone, as long as it was black. Now there is a phone for every demographic, and the LG Banter is designed for the young at heart who enjoy texting.
As such, it is essentially an entry-level device, but what it lacks in whiz-bang features it makes up for in sensible shoes. Take the 1,000 name capacity phone book, the 2.1 stereo Bluetooth, alarm, calendar, voice-dialing command feature, GPS and more.
It starts out looking like a candy-bar phone but turns into a slider, with a full QWERTY keypad that offers a thoughtful layout of keys but lacks the contour and sculptured keys offered on some other phones.
The 2 inch, single display offers 240 x 320 pixel resolution, which is okay for what it does, but falls short of other displays in its tier group. There is expandable microSD memory, 2.1 Bluetooth, a 2.5mm jack input and a WAP 2.0 internet connection.
This is a decent phone, but feels like stuff left over from 2006 was thrown together to add another price-point offering.
If you want a simple phone, this writer believes other options offer more passion. As is, the LG Banter is okay, but lacks the luster that this solid company has built a reputation on.
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LG released the Banter on March 9, 2009.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Banter user manual here.
LG backs up the Banter with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Banter has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.