my phonei’ve had the LG VX8600 for a couple of months now and i have to say that this phone is by far the best cell phone i’ve ever owned. the sleek ultra-thin clamshell design is very appealing but more importantly, the phone delivers in performance. it’s got great reception, nice features, video and music capabilities, a 1.3 megapixel camera and a port for a microSD card for storage.

the only thing i’ve been struggling with recently is trying to custom upload a mp3 to use as a ringtone. i’ve read elsewhere that it’s pretty simple to do using an authorized verizon USB cord but i really don’t want to spend 30 extra bucks just to install my own ringtones onto the phone. you would think the mp3s stored on the microSD card could be assigned as a ringtone but for some reason verizon doesn’t allow that. the file needs to be in the special ringtone folder that resides on the phone’s internal memory. Using BITPIM and the verizon USB cord, it’s possible to transfer the files into the special folder. but i recently learned a work around for those without the USB interface. just simply email the file to your phone. when you receive the file, you can then assign the attachment as a ringtone. the only restriction that i’ve read is to keep the mp3 file below 350k and then change the extension to .qcp before sending it. i’m planning on editing some of my files this evening using audacity and see if this actually works. i’ll let you know how it goes…