I'm liking Verizon less and less. I don't know what bitpim software is or how to use it. (Not covered in manual, that's for sure.) As for Bluetooth, the only other Bluetooth device I have is my Kindle Fire HD and the phone is not connecting to it, nor is the Kindle connecting to the phone. They can't even find each other.
Tikibar, thanks for your help. I see I would need a special cable (more cables! Hooray!) to use BitPim? Meanwhile I finally was able to use Bluetooth to move the photos to my Kindle Fire HD and then to the computer. So thanks for that suggestion. Verizon Support never suggested either of the two things you did.
I understand there's a learning curve to any new device, but the LG Revere is SOLD as a "BASIC" phone. It's quite similar to the first flip phone I got years ago, and the idea was to give my husband a basic phone since he is a first-time mobile user. But this whole experience has been anything but "basic."
The frustration has only been compounded by Verizon's inability to actually support the thing and the fact that both the phone's manual and Verizon's online phone-specific knowledge base instruct you to use a process which apparently hasn't existed since March of this year. I will do whatever I can to get away from Verizon and I sure am going to urge anyone else to stay away as well.
Now I am going to find a real Tiki Bar and soothe my nerves. Thanks again.
By the way, I am also finding that the only way for me to respond to you is through email. The "Reply" buttons don't do anything on the conversation thread. (Yes, I'm signed in to the community.) ***?
Good morning. Ensuring you are able to save your pictures is very important. I am sorry to see that your having issues with sending pictures to your online album. Allow us to get to the bottom of your concerns.
I have verifed that the LG Revere 2 does have the capabilities to upload your pictures to an online album. Where did you purchase the device? Below I have provided you with steps to ensure you are locating the option correctly.
1. From the main screen, press OK to choose MENU.
2. Select Media Center then press OK.
3. Select Pictures then press OK.
4. Select My Pictures then press OK.
5. Select a picture then press the right soft key to choose Options.
6. Select Send then press OK
7. Select To Online Album then press OK.
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Thank you for your response. In answer to your question, I purchased the phone directly from Verizon.
I have already tried exactly the steps you suggested (because I do like to read instructions and manuals--I'm funny that way ) and received messages that the photo was unable to be saved to Online Albums.
Unfortunately, your service team is apparently not up to date; I chatted with Support for two hours and was also on the phone for another hour. None of the three people I dealt with could get Online Album to work from our phone.
So, please double-check. The conclusion your colleagues came up with is that Online Albums are being phased out and Backup Assistant Plus is replacing that service. However, it appears the LG Revere 2 is not supported for media transfers to Backup Assistant Plus.
If you get an LG Revere 2 phone in your hand and try to set up and transfer photos to a new online album, I feel certain you will have the same experience we had.
Meanwhile, another user suggested I try using a Bluetooth connection. After some trial and error I was able to connect to my Kindle Fire HD, transfer them there via Bluetooth, then use a USB cable to move the photos to my home computer. But my point is that there is information that Customer Support is using which is outdated. So is the user manual. And the Online Album option is still on the phone, but no longer supported.
Please check, and I believe you will find that what I am saying is true. And please understand I'm not trying to make trouble or anything like that; I just want other users to be aware of the issues with the phone's features and services so they can make an appropriate purchasing decision. My feeling is that this an acceptable phone for calling and texting, and I stand by that.
Thanks again for trying to help.
tikibar1 was spot on. BitPim is the answer to move the pics directly from the LG Revere to your computer.
- Download the software from here = http://www.bitpim.org/
- Your LG Revere charger cable should have a USB interface on the adapter end, just remove the adapter and plug the USB into your computer.
- Then follow these instructions = http://vn150help.blogspot.com/2011/10/transfer-media-from-lg-vn150-revere-to.html
Hope this helps!