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LG - lg 840g locks up

Tracfone/Net10 -
So I bought the lg840g for tracfone last week, and love the phone. The touchscreen works great, happy with the internet connection, no complaints on all the "extra" features this device comes with, but I do have one problem.

When I make a call, the screen goes black and the only way I have to bring it back up is to hold the power button for somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 seconds. The call still goes through, but basically, you cant seem to end the call yourself. Sometimes the phone flashes on and off when the call connected, but other than that, you have to either wait until the screen lights back up, at which time it asks for confirmation that you want to power down, or wait until the other party disconnects.

For example, I made a call yesterday, and noone was answering. I couldn't hit "end call" because I couldn't access it. I had to wait until I went through the power down wait, in which time the answering machine on the other end picked up & I wasted a minute.

All in all, I love the phone and losing a minute here or there is not necessarily a dealbreaker, but it just doesn';t seem right. Am I doing something wrong/is anybody else having this problem/is there a solution?

Date: May 3, 2013    Labels: LG

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