For a lower-tier phone, the LG Rumor packs a great feature set, including GPS, 1.3MP camera (no flash), 16MB onboard flash memory (expandable to 4G via microSD), ability to hold up to 500 contacts with 5 entries per contact, dedicated speakerphone button and Bluetooth, all in a candy bar slider that measures in at a manageable 4.3”x2”x0.7”.
The slide out Qwerty keyboard is spacious and easy to use, making texting a breeze.
The Rumor has a talk time of 4.5 hours, and allows for considerable personalization, including customizable ringtones and graphics, real-music ringers, ringer and picture ID.
Using Infraware Polaris 5.01 browsing software, you can even surf the web, although the small external screen will provide a limited internet experience.
An affordable phone with meaningful features and personality.
Reviews (5.5/10 Avg. rating)
Effective as an e-mail and messaging device
The look and feel of the LG Rumor is that of a quality device. The slide mechanism feels solid and the materials used convey a feeling of quality. I came away from this phone being mainly impressed with its effectiveness as an e-mail and messaging device, especially considering that it's only a p... More
The look and feel of the LG Rumor is that of a quality device. The slide mechanism feels solid and the materials used convey a feeling of quality. I came away from this phone being mainly impressed with its effectiveness as an e-mail and messaging device, especially considering that it's only a pinch larger than the typical candy bar phone. Some may not be able to deal with the Rumor's lack of mobile broadband, but not everybody is ready to take the plunge into that level of service. Not only that, but with a $50 rebate and a 2 year contract the handset will only set you back $79, making it a very affordable choice.
With regards to multimedia, kudos must be given to LG for supporting the larger 4 gigabyte microSD cards, and the odd placement for the dedicated camera shutter key, although unfortunate, is hardly a deal breaker. However, the lack of EV-DO functionality may send some looking at other devices with more comprehensive connectivity.
If you come to this phone wanting an assortment of ways to compose text messages and e-mails, and otherwise keep in touch, the Rumor will not disappoint. Therefore, I confidently give the LG Rumor a "Recommended" rating.
I have had the phone for over 1 year and it has been completely functional.Less
Flushed this phone down the toliet...
Like others have said, it shut down ALL THE TIME. In the middle of calls, sending a text, receiving a text, anything. After a few years the charger fell apart and the phone never worked again. It was good for a while until buttons stopped working. I've dropped it many times without it breaking. I can't text because the keyboard fell off and the numbers are hardly working. It was good for the first few months though.Less
I can't wait to get rid of this phone...
I have had this phone for 3 years now and I really, really wanted to love it. Actually, I did for the first few weeks, then it started shutting off randomly, even when fully charged. I know this is definitely not an isolated problem, judging from the comments on this page, as well as from what the employee at the Bell store told me [pretty much that yes, while they've had a lot of complaints about the Rumor randomly shutting off, there's nothing she could do for me]. There have been other problems too, such as the phone unlocking and calling people, or the phone not locking properly and sending multiple texts to my contacts, displaying text messages out of order, etc. The problems have only gotten worse over time, and since this is the second LG phone I have had issues with, I definitely will not be getting one again now that my contract is up, or in the future.Less
i have had my rumour for 3 years, and its been threw hell and back and it still works fine.Less
battery is ok pretty shit.. All this phone does is shuts off I droped it a lot and it still was good so pretty durable idk I don't recommend buying itLess
Ive been threw three of these phones in the past year, recently after sliding the keyboard open I got the usual white screen of death. Ive also had issues with it randomly turning off, overall a rather terrible and lousy phone. I would not recommend it!Less
Save your sanity.....Don't buy the LG Rumor
Believe everything that owners of this phone say is wrong with it!! 1. Shuts off in the middle of a call or texting 2. "UNLOCKS" and phone numbers in my call list.. so much so I have to turn it off a lot. 3. Loses a full charge within 24hrs with little or no use...So often I had to purchase a USB cord and a A92 adapter at "The Source" to chrg w my laptop on the fly 4. So frustrated with this phone.. When I replace it next month I Will GLADLY Be Taking a Hammer to it.. Seriously! Finally....I am a first time LG consumer and because of the LG Rumor, it is the last time I will be a LG consumer... period.Less
My shutting off problem was solved.
I've had my Rumour now for close to 2 yrs. It kept shutting off also so about 3 months ago I called Bell and asked for help. It was long and drawn out. I had to reset all so lost everything in it. I also noticed dust particles inside the battery cover so I cleaned that. Since then my Rumour is working great.Less
I wish I had checked these reviews before I bought the LG Rumour.
Nice design, but after only a few months of use the LG Rumour keeps shutting off on its own. It is unusable and such a disappointment and waste of money. Right now it is in for repairs as it is still under warranty but I am not hopeful that it will be fixed. I will never buy LG again! And I'm disappointed that PC Mobile would sell such poor quality phones.Less
I didn't like this phone.
I had this phone for a year, and it was the 1st phone I ever had, so I thought it was awesome at first. But then after a few months it would randomly turn off and the keyboard function would randomly turn on by itself so I couldn't type letters, so I would have to exit out of the message and start again which sucked. Pros: - Doesn't break easily AT ALL (I dropped mine numerous time on cement, tile, and hardwood and it didnt break it only dented, and it also got dropped in snow 3 times. But all the problems I had with shutting off etc happened BEFORE I started being careless with it, so it wasn't from me being an idiot with it, I had these problems before I dropped it in snow and it fell on cement.) - Good sized keyboard - Easy Menu Navigation - Good menu options CONS: - Horrible Camera - Numerous problems with shutting off by itself, screen would flicker when I scrolled through menus, buttons would sometimes not work - Bad battery life Overall, I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone, unless you plan on having the phone for only a few months.Less
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Manuals / User Guides
- LG Rumor Manual (PDF)
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