Summary: I bought this phone back in May it was my first smart phone or so I thought. What it really is a smart MP3 player. As a phone it is the worse, it takes 3 tries to dial out, most times the screen would go black after dialling the number so you don't know if the call is going through or not. When the call does go through you don't always get a ring indication it's just dead air until someone answers. The slide out keyboard is a nice feature but using it is not as easy.
Excerpt: Screen shuts off even after setting it to go off after more then a minute. If you are on hold or check your bank account , etc. by pushing different buttons you have to continuiosly slide the keyboard open to get it back! It is very easy to accidentally call the last number you dialed, google who knows what, and end up on all different screens. The volume button is on the side so it is very easy to turn the volume down. I dont hear my phone rining!
Summary: I've had this phone for two months now, and really tried to work with it. To learn it, you know? Okay, I'm done now. If I sound redundant, it's because I can't believe the phone finds new ways, daily, to let me down. Lessee, I'll try to be positive. Um, it ALWAYS boots up. And....it is very reliable when I want to solve a Sudoku puzzle. Oh, yeah! The texting is effective (using WIFI, not data). These three things are why it gets two stars instead of one.
Summary: I wrote a review for this phone on November 2012. I DO NOT recommend this phone to anyone. Yes I previously did recommend it but after but TWO Kyocera Rise Phones because they would crash I'm not thrilled with this product. Yes, it's cheap but do yourself a favor and spend $80 on the new LG Tribute phone which I LOVE. The Kyocera Rise phones memory can't handle the Google Play Services app because there's not enough internal memory.