the Light Phone (U.S. only)
the Light Phone (U.S. only)
The Light Phone is your phone away from phone.
This is for the U.S. Light Phone with SIM. Check out the international version here.
Designed to be used as little as possible, the Light Phone is your phone away from phone. Whether it be an afternoon stroll, coffee break, night on the town, or a dinner date with someone you love, going light affords us the space we need to spend quality time free of distractions or notifications.
The Light Phone is your second phone, a casual 2G mobile device for specific situations. It works independent of your current phone plan, regardless of the carrier, with its own SIM provided by Light. There is a monthly charge to use the SIM provided of $5/month. This SIM is limited to the United States, international users please see the international tab for more information.
The packaging of the Light Phone.
The Light Phone only makes and receives phone calls. It uses your existing phone number and it is your second phone, a supplement to your smartphone for those times where you do not need the internet in your pocket. The Light Phone can store 9 speed dials accessed by a long press of the corresponding number on the keypad. It is intentionally limited to this feature set and is the only phone designed to be used as a second phone.
An overview of the experience of setting up your Light Phone.
The Light Phone is set up through a desktop app on your computer. Through this app we will text your smartphone a "Go Light" contact with two phone numbers that when dialed will turn ON/OFF call forwarding accordingly. Call forwarding done this way is a universally standard way of using carrier codes to trigger call forwarding. (Note: your existing carrier must support call forwarding in order to forward your smartphone calls to the Light Phone)
A quick overview of how you will set up your Light Phone.
1. Turn on your Light Phone & plug it into your computer.
2. Download the desktop app: lightphoneapp.com .
3. Add your speed dial contacts.
4. Verify your smartphone number.
5. Save your "GoLight" contact to your smartphone.
6. Turn on call forwarding by calling that contact.
7. Unplug your phone and enjoy being light :)
8. Return to your smartphone and turn off call forwarding.
Specifications of the Phone
Color : Matte White, or Matte Black
Weight : 38.5 grams
Processor : Qualcomm 8208
Display : OLED
Battery : 2-4 Days Standby / 45-90 Minutes Talk
SIM Card : Nano SIM
Connector : Micro USB
Language : English
The Light Phone is an unlocked 2G GSM phone that comes with its own SIM and is ready to use out of the box. An active SIM is required because the phone does not rely on tethering (i.e Bluetooth) for connection, and it will work regardless of its proximity to your smartphone. The cost of using our service is approximately $5/month and it only works within United States currently. International users, please see our notes below. The Light Phone can also work without our Light SIM & App as an unlocked phone with a 2G Nano SIM of your choice.
The Light Phone is currently available in limited quantities for immediate purchase. After we sell out of this batch it will be a few months before our next wave of phones are available.
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