Summary: Bought this to have not only a mobile phone, but also something to do social stuff with, too. It works for all that, but it struggles sometimes. Still, it works with most things (Facebook, Twitter, Google Keep, etc.) .
Summary: I was excited about this phone when I first saw it. I read the specs and figured it would be a great "smart enough" phone. I liked the real keyboard and the operating system which were the main selling points for me. I purchased my first rise in September 2013...it only lasted for 7 months and then abruptly the screen went black and couldn't be fixed. I was already on the Virgin Mobile plan so I gave in and bought another rise In April 2014.
Summary: This phone works off CDMA technology (it's considered to be a lower standard, but this thing is working amazingly well for me). It accesses 3G wireless data speeds. And as far as I've seen, you cannot uninstall any of the apps that come pre-installed on it (I only tried a couple of the pre-installed ones...but the ones I installed myself can easily be removed).
Cons: Cheap material even for a second phone (first is an iPhone), touch is weak, icons and such not intuitive, and app play is weak. Keyboard that I wanted just cuts out after typing for a few seconds.
Summary: This phone really doesn't have any redeeming qualities other than it's cheap. The camera is terrible, it overheats, it doesn't hold a charge for very long, it freezes constantly when trying to do even basic phone functions (like texting or calling) It randomly shuts off and turns on and if it's plugged in you can't use it as it won't charge. Bottom line, don't buy this unless you absolutely 100% need a phone that very second and only have fifty bucks.
Summary: I first got the Kyocera Rise a little over a year ago. I'm both klutzy and absent-minded, so there was no way I was going to spend $200+ on something easily breakable and easily misplaceable. For the first few months it worked OK, aside from its utter disregard for my turning off wifi or turning on airplane mode, which I figured I deserved for going cheap.
Summary: I've been using this phone for abohouut 6 months now.It's without a doubt one of the best phones I've ever owned or use.Good battery talk and usage time.It has great fearures and can run most apps.I don't need alot in the ways things in a phone.So it exceeds my needs in mostly those respects.
Summary: I've had my other phone for two years. It never had decent signal and I've never been able to use the 3G on it, only my home Wi-Fi and even that was slow. I've only had this one for a week but it's been seriously Awesome! I've gotten signal where before my phone was just a lump in my pocket. My 3G works all over the place which is really great, I never realized how fantastic it would be to Google on the run.