Excerpt: I have had this phone for a two years now. Love it's durability, don't like at all the small size. It's slow comparing to new phones these days BUT it's still alive :D Couple of years ago it was the best option to buy and now there is not a good alternative.
Summary: Maybe I should have known my local 3G frequencies, but I didn't. So I thought I was getting a sweet new Motorola Defy to replace my dead one (this is an awesome phone by the way) but unfortunately it is the Australia version so it only gets Edge in the states. This is when I learned about the frequency thing. I would have appreciated a fairly clear description that said "this phone only gets 3G in Australia" or something like that.
Summary: ... simple tutorial on simply bypassing the creation of a Motoblur account: 1. power up your phone; 2. if it asks you for SIM card activation/PIN code, insert it; 3. at the Motoblur account screen, press the Menu button (the first button from the left, that with the 4 boxes, 1 white and 3 black); 4. if you don’t see a Skip button, choose More and then press Skip; 5. you’re done!
Great phone for those who have an active lifestyle
The Surfer "Life is better when you Surf", Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: This is a great phone for those who buy quality products and are hard on them. The water resistant capability is awesome for my line of work (kayak and canyoneering guide). I have used this phone in the USA, Europe, and throughout Latin America by just switching out the sim card. The operating system is a bit slow, but that's not Motorola's fault.