Excerpt: I bought 2 of these phones. One for me and one for my 14 year old who text constantly. I will not get one of the monthly plans for cell phones because I want to control our cell phone usage. Although with the Loft and Virgin Mobile $25 I don't have to worry about usage. It is unlimited text and web, which is what I wanted. I love the phone although the keys are a little small but I realized once I cut my thumb nails I could text a whole lot faster. I like this phone.
Excerpt: I've had this phone for about a month now and i actually really like it. I got it on sale on black friday and saved $40 on it. Some people dont like how the buttons are so close together but i dont seem to have a problem texting with it or making phone calls. I like the bigger screen it has than most phones and the fully functional keyboard. Also I like how you can go basically anywhere on the internet with it using the opera mini app.
Excerpt: Nice and small. The only thing I wish is that it had more apps that were downloadable. Its nice not being charged for internet usage, as I'm only paying $25 a month for unlimited data, web, texting, and instant messaging. If you don't have a GPS you don't have to pay for the Virgin Mobile Navigator, you can use the Google maps option, very nice. It comes with mini-opera for internet browsing which makes it easy to view full page websites.
Excerpt: this phone is not worth it!!! IVE ONLY HAD IT FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS AND ALREADY THE MOUTH PIECE DOESNT WORK AND VIRGIN MOBILE SAID THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO SO TAKE MY ADVICE SWITCH TO ANOTHER SERVICE DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE
Excerpt: I got Kyocera Loft to replace my 4 year old Samsung that I was very fond of (sigh). Anyway, I was sick of playing phone bill roulette with the contracted service, so I went 'rouge'; that's right, prepaid. This phone is available on the Virgin Mobile network which includes unlimited web and data, oh yeah! My first reaction to the Loft was: sleek, compact, well laid out. The screen is a reasonable size.
Excerpt: I really don't like paying money for a cell phone - I've used inexpensive tracfones for years. I finally decided I wanted something that I could access the web with & take pictures - but at a low price! I searched for quite a while trying to find a plan that I could afford. My goal was to find something around $40 a month - I figured that was pretty reasonable. What a shock to find out about Virgin Mobile's $25 a month deal - with unlimited internet and texting.
Excerpt: This phone may work great on some of the bigger providerss so I hate to say it is horrible for everyone but with our local provider it is horrible. My husband and I had the same phones for over 2 years and the batteries were starting to die almost daily so it was cheaper just to get new phones. The one he got is great I got this one because it was only $10 with the plan. I wish I had paid the extra $30 to get the one he got.
Excerpt: I hae owned my Kyocera Loft cell phone ( Virgin Mobile markets it ) for about 2.5 months. Having an all-inclusive text & web plan, I am a heavy user. This cell phone was easy to learn to use right out of the box. Initally I was 'shocked" at how small the keys were & thought no way would I be able to text with ANY degree fo efficiency. How wrong I was! I text often & was pretty rapid after the first week or so. Its a learning curve, especially with larger fingers !
Excerpt: In deciding to drop our cell phone plan and go to something prepaid we researched the phones available for the plan we desired. The Loft was the cheapest of those options but not our first choice. When they came on sale on Black Friday for less than half price we decided to bite the bullet and try them. I am glad we did. I am impressed with the web capabilities of this phone. I like how easy it is to text (the buttons are tiny but so are my fingers, my husband also...
Okay first time 'smart' phone but barely a step up.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Got this phone as my husband's secondary line because of the monthly pricing with Virgin mobile. He doesn't text that much, but wanted something a step up from his flip phone in trying to take less than 5 minutes to configure a text sentence. (He's against abbreviating or chopping words up to save keystrokes.) Anyway, for a man, the buttons were hard for him to use b/c of his fingernails not having much length to them.