Summary: I bought this for a backup phone. Small, it fits in your pocket which is great to carry around sometimes instead of my big smart phone. The reception is excellent and the battery lasts a long time between charges. Although it is T-Mobile, I installed my Simple Mobile sim it started right up and works fine. Great little basic phone.
Excerpt: I have used this Motorola phone for 4 years now. I am ready for something a bit more modern and will be getting it and more than likely sticking with Motorola. This phone has been through the ringer as it has been my primary telephone. It still sounds clear. I have never lost any of my accumulated data. I can still play games on it, surf the internet, take pictures, play games, I can text and of course talk. It has a calendar and it is my alarm in the morning.
Very good for a basic phone, but not much else: Renew W233
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Motorola Renew W233 does what you would expect in a basic phone and does it fairly well. It also has some added bells and whistles of games, mp3 functionality, and a few others. The phone isn't ultra slim, but slim enough so that you won't look like you're lugging around a brick in your jeans when you put this in your pocket. That said, the speakerphone on this phone is absolutely horrible.
Excerpt: When my other phone died and somehow I missed the window to get a new phone for free, I picked the cheapest one that I liked and it turned out to be the Motorola Renew. It doesn't have any swivels, flip-tops, or a camera or video, but it does the job. I guess if it had those things my kids would have broken it by now, so this phone actually is quite durable having survived the handling of 2 toddlers.
Excerpt: I just got this type of cell phone about 6 month ago and this is indeed a very useful phone, becuase it can do many things I never though possible. Play games, listen to ringtone by caller or as a alarm clock, text, etc. This is indeed my first cellphone and I love it, including the fact that it's easy to use.
Excerpt: Motorola is famous for their flip phones over the years but this candy bar phone is the best. I've used it to make calls and text messaging with ease. I have not encounter any problems with this phone. The phone has storage expansion using micro SD. This phone features a music player so when you load mp3 files onto the micro SD, the phone can read it. Call volume is loud, I do not have to increase the volume very high to hear the person speaking.
good sound quality and durible but lacking batterylife
9 September 2012
Excerpt: this phone while a good chioce for an mp3 sound quality is magorly lacking in battery power you can drain the power completely with the use of less than one gig of music it lacks a camera and will eventaully loose conection to tzones even the cacultor puts a major strain on the battery.
Excerpt: I had an IPhone and Blackberry, both broke within 4 months, without me damaging them. So I went back to just phone and messaging capability and loving it. Had the phone for over two years and had no problems with it at all....and still keep it as a spare. Great phone!
Excerpt: To say what is good about this cell phone would be hard as everything is wrong with this cell phone. Aside from the indefinate amount of dropped calls, almost every call I make is a dropped call. I thought it was just this handset but boy was I wrong as I had the cell phone company replace it twice, but finally I got stuck keeping this phone as they could not replace it with anyother model as this one was the one I purchased.
Excerpt: Well, I'm far enough behind the rest of my generation in terms of technology to not miss the features that this environmentally friendly cell phone lacks. The Motorola Renew doesn't have a camera (i'd rather shoot quality pics with my film or digital SLR cameras anyway), it doesn't have flashy graphics or ringtones, and it doesn't flip open or spin sideways or turn into a computer. It does have good sound quality, good screen size, good memory (I had 250 text messages...