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LG VX5500 headed to Verizon

Updated 4 years ago

No, the LG VX5500 likely won’t top many BGR reader holiday wish lists but as we near the holiday shopping season it’s good to see Verizon getting off to some kind of start. As early as this week, Big Red will push forth the update to LG’s VX5400 – a budget clam shell for those in the market for a new basic workhorse. Considering the price, $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the VX5500 is definitely a fair dumb phone option if Verizon is your carrier of choice. EVDO, five hours of talk time, a VGA camera and on-device basic image editing make this a great pick up for cellular virgins and those who could care less about bells and whistles (ie, the things we absolutely need to have on any handset). Here are the specs relevant to those who might be in the market for such a device:

  • $49.99

Look for the VX5500 to hit store shelves before the month is over. Hopefully the next dose of holiday season releases we get from Verizon is a bit more, umm, more.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.