Monday, November 10, 2014

LG optimus FIRE Contacts

The L34C also goes by optimus FIRE. Since this is an Android phone, that means it syncs easily with my Gmail accounts. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, that meant it gave me 400+ unwanted contacts. As far as I know they can be deleted one at a time off the phone. But I'm thinking that if I synced to Gmail again they would come back. And one at a time is unacceptable. Neither the online tutorial or the manual spelled out how to get rid of the hundreds of unwanted contacts, but somehow, praise the Lord, I figured it out.

Go to Gmail on the computer.
Open the Contacts Manager from the pulldown menu on the left that says Gmail.
Go down the left hand column until you find Other Contacts and click on it.
Click the box at the top of the checkbox column to select all.
Uncheck any you want to keep.
Open the More menu and choose Delete.

Go to the Settings on the phone.
Use Accounts & Sync to sync the phone Contacts with the newly cleaned out Gmail Contacts.

My First Android Device—LG L34C

For years I've been accumulating minutes on my tracfone. I had it to the point where the last year or so it cost less than $5 a month for cell phone service. But then this year I used up all my minutes, mainly because of a trip to Baton Rouge with Robert. I set up a family group and sent a lot of texts. So it came time to load up the phone with more minutes and another year of service. When I went to there they were—Smart phones! Tracfone now has Smart phones. I liked the look of the next to the bottom of the line, and found it at a local Kmart for only $50, so coupled with a years worth of service it averages out to less than $14 a month for the next year. The only thing is, will I need to buy more minutes or texts or data before the year is up? We'll see.

The quick start guide was good to get things going. The Service Manual that came with it took it a little further, but it seemed like it didn't really come close to explaining everything. Last night I found two online sources that might be helpful.

LG L34C Tutorials

And a manual that was downloadable. It is called 12_27_2013_LG L34C_UG_EN_Final.pdf.