Specs summary

Screen
2"

The LG GB-255G's screen is 2 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
22 MB

Internal memory is 22 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 300 minutes (2G), 230 minutes (3G).



Reviews (3.7/10 Avg. rating)


Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.

The WORST phone I have ever owned

this phone starts off good enough, then after a couple of months it starts turning itself off at random times for no reason. Koodo has replaced it twice, and the problem has re-occurred with the replacements. seeing as I need my phone for work, it was well cared for and not abused. once it starts th... More
this phone starts off good enough, then after a couple of months it starts turning itself off at random times for no reason. Koodo has replaced it twice, and the problem has re-occurred with the replacements. seeing as I need my phone for work, it was well cared for and not abused. once it starts this behavior, it occurs with greater and greater frequency until the phone is virtually useless. Stay away from this POS. It's not worth the headache. And thanks to this phone. LG can look forward to my buying almost ANY other brand but theirs, In fact, I may well never buy anything they make again. Less

Manual

I think if you look right you will see a download? Maybe it's just me...but I think this is the manual?
I think if you look right you will see a download? Maybe it's just me...but I think this is the manual? Less

Yes, the manual can be found on the right hand side of this page.

What good is a phone with no manual

For 2 years i keeping banging my head to get a manual. in less you are real smart, and figure out this piece of crap, don~t buy, ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun. You have been warned. they will give the run around for a manual, when the dust settles, you still won`t have any manual.
For 2 years i keeping banging my head to get a manual. in less you are real smart, and figure out this piece of crap, don~t buy, ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun. You have been warned. they will give the run around for a manual, when the dust settles, you still won`t have any manual. Less

this is the best phone lg gb255g
this is the best phone lg gb255g

i love my little phone it work well in all place

Absolute waste of labour !! Thanks a lot LG!

I can give you all a thorough review of the absolute worst phone I have ever owned! This piece of junk, a total waste of labour on LG's part, is not worth being the prize from Kinder Surprise or Cracker Jacks, ( remember those? ). I have owned this phone now for coming up 2 years. I have sent it... More
I can give you all a thorough review of the absolute worst phone I have ever owned! This piece of junk, a total waste of labour on LG's part, is not worth being the prize from Kinder Surprise or Cracker Jacks, ( remember those? ). I have owned this phone now for coming up 2 years. I have sent it in twice for the following reasons: 1, Dropped Calls, I dial the number, push send and wait. When it is apparent that it is not connecting, I look at the screen and it has gone back to home screen. 2, Emergency calls only, happens too often and for no reason. Turn phone right off and then on again and I'm good to go, usually. 3, The MOST FRUSTRATING AND COMMON PROBLEM, ... the phone resets itself, telling me a new sim card has been inserted! I have never done this!! This phone is possessed!! This is important as when this happens, I loose all text messages and alarms!! I have slept in on a workday and lost history on some very important text conversations involving family because of this!! 4, the manual given with the phone is absolute crap! Tiny print, and written by some kid out of highschool who isn't good at spanning the generation gaps to make communication easy for all to understand. This manual is a 2-sided piece of friggin' newsprint, whereas my previous LG phone, had a booklet, very well laid out and sections color-coded for easy access to certain topics! This one-page wonder they give you with this phone, leaves out so much important content, it just leaves you asking more questions! I have owned 3 LG phones now and the other 2 were great! This one however, is the model you see for sale at London Drugs and several other electronic/cell phone suppliers for sometimes as low as $29.00! There's a reason for everything!! You get what you pay for, right?? Thank you. Less

Jay_53612
Wow! I have had all of those exact same issues. This phone is junk. I'm going to upgrade today.

i want to transfer photos from internal memory on my phone to my computer'

Well, since I registered my complaint, it has taken quite a few phone calls and bantering back n forth but , LG Canada has replaced my phone, past the warranty deadline. I believe it is a 'dud' phone for sure. However, don't be fooled into upgrading at a cost. If you would like the phone if it worked ok, go through the motions and fight the fight. It will take some doing but that's how we win, right? I wonder sometimes if they purposely put out phones like this to get you to upgrade in the first place. It's not that far-fetched really. In any case, at this point LG has come through. I have the same model I had, but that's all I wanted, ... just one that works! Time will tell how this one does but, at least they finally got it. I might add they sent it by Purolator, with a return bill prepaid by LG, for me to send them back my old one, so not bad. We will see if this 'refurbished' one does the trick. Thanks for your feedback out there. Voices always help so keep speaking out and up for yourselves! :-) Cheers!

Not as bad as some say...

I don't know how "tech savy" some people are but this phone is pretty easy to figure out. It does vibrate, the manual DOES tell you how to activate speaker. The only issue was finding a menu called ringtone, but then I found out I can go to my personal sounds & assign ANY mp3 as a ringtone, startu... More
I don't know how "tech savy" some people are but this phone is pretty easy to figure out. It does vibrate, the manual DOES tell you how to activate speaker. The only issue was finding a menu called ringtone, but then I found out I can go to my personal sounds & assign ANY mp3 as a ringtone, startup, shutdown, contact ring ect!! Exactly what I wanted, to make my OWN ringtones. Not many phones out there that let you do that anymore. Best of all the phone was $25, and with prepaid I spend way less than I did with Koodo & I get Call display, Voicemail & call waiting, something I didn't get with anyone else. All for $10 a month. Less

Cool, thanks for the great review! I admit people are a bit irate about this phone, but it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. (I not into the "smart" phones). Simple phone, built in mp3 player, 4GB microSD expandable. Again thanks for the review I will be buying this phone today!

deacon

I've had two of these phones. I bought, the second was a warranty replacement of it If you like a phone that starts randomly shutting off a few months after you buy it, by all means, buy this POS. And yes, the replacement phone is repeating it's predecessor's behaviour. I'll never buy another LG phone again.

Piece of junk

Manual/user guide is useless. Speaker phone using centre button is unreliable & earpiece control fiddly & useless. 100 ways to get to multi tasks but not basic tasks. I will never buy another Telus anything. My 2 very old Telus phones were at least functional. (one got flushed, one had dead & unrep... More
Manual/user guide is useless. Speaker phone using centre button is unreliable & earpiece control fiddly & useless. 100 ways to get to multi tasks but not basic tasks. I will never buy another Telus anything. My 2 very old Telus phones were at least functional. (one got flushed, one had dead & unreplaceable battery) This is junk. Did I say, yes, the manual sucks. I've had this 2 months. How do I get my money back? Less

At the most you got to see a manual, i`ve had my phone 7 months, and can not get any information, so i can say this phone is useless, and probale never had a manual made for it. never will buy a LG again. What good is a phone with no manual

This phone is dangerous,

When my battery was low, no warning whatsoever, it emitted a high pitched squealing sound than sent a shock down my arm, into my heart and deafened me for 30 minutes, could not hear anything. The phone has done this twice, very dangerous, pain in my shoulder and in my heart. Still have an ache in... More
When my battery was low, no warning whatsoever, it emitted a high pitched squealing sound than sent a shock down my arm, into my heart and deafened me for 30 minutes, could not hear anything. The phone has done this twice, very dangerous, pain in my shoulder and in my heart. Still have an ache in my ear a day later. Dont' know what to do. I should sue them. Less

I also own this phone. When i answer it emitsd the same pitch your are talking about, except there is no shock. Maybe it is to come Sue them

i hate this phone

this is the most complicated phone,the manual SUCKS,i still have not learned after 13 months how to put it on speaker,or use the headset,,handsfree speaker is what i really want,,any ideas
this is the most complicated phone,the manual SUCKS,i still have not learned after 13 months how to put it on speaker,or use the headset,,handsfree speaker is what i really want,,any ideas Less

Thi phone seems to be a good basic phone

Just got this LG GB-255G today seems to be working fine you hear nice and clear with it, the set was a little confusing at first but i finally figured it out,it's a really light fine and slim,it has good features,hope it will be as good as my pantech 3200 that i was using before this, had to buy ano... More
Just got this LG GB-255G today seems to be working fine you hear nice and clear with it, the set was a little confusing at first but i finally figured it out,it's a really light fine and slim,it has good features,hope it will be as good as my pantech 3200 that i was using before this, had to buy another phone because it's little hard to find another batttery for the pantech, would of had to find one on ebay but didn't have the time to wait 1 week or 2 to receive another battery.if this phone last me another 4 years like my last one did i will be glad. hoping not to have any trouble with it. Less

This phone does not deliver on its indended market.

This is the phone Telus gives you when all you want is a cell phone. The guys that design these phones just dont get it. They think you want all this other crap. If I wanted all this other crap ie online games, multimedia, etc. then I wouldn't have gotten this phone. The menus are convolut... More
This is the phone Telus gives you when all you want is a cell phone. The guys that design these phones just dont get it. They think you want all this other crap. If I wanted all this other crap ie online games, multimedia, etc. then I wouldn't have gotten this phone. The menus are convoluted, complicated and non intuitive. To get to a contact list something you use all of the time. 1) flip open the phone. 2) press the large button in the center. 3) either press 8 or scroll down and press the large button in the center. 4) you're not there yet, scroll down to press large center button and scroll to the contact you want. 5 press the large center button to make the call. You will never figure out how to change your ringtone on your own, and the manual that it comes with doesn't give you the info. You need to search for it online. I think there is a large market out there, and I will say it mostly older people, and all they want is a cell phone, and this phone does not deliver on that promise. My dad who is 86 years old will never in a million years get to his contact list. Less

Hi. Luke_29272 . If you press the DOWN arrow, on the menu keypad, you will get your contact list. For ringtones, press the "big center button" >my stuff>my sounds>default ringtones.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 16, 2009
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
22 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 1.21 W/kg
Languages English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
300 minutes (2G)
230 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.8 x 4.9 x 1.7 cm
(3.9 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 84 grams
(3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Monochrome LCD, 96 x 64 pixels, 1 inches
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 1000 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type No
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats Unknown
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats Unknown
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG Madison, GB255G, GB250

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