Summary: Got it for emergency used when I was working in a very harsh environment! The phone is basic but doing its job VERY GOOD! Battery used to last about 7 days without charging and with more than average use. Have got a small sleeve for it and it was dropped many times. Still in the drawer. It makes a good basic phone for making and receiving calls.
Excerpt: While this is an entry device I feel that texting is one of the features that people could not do without and because of the fact that it was so hard for him to text he was not able to text his girlfriend which made him want to actually return the phone. The talk time is 3 hours, which is decent on such a small phone, and one thing that we great about the phone were that the reception was always at 4 bars.
Summary: I purchased this Motofone about a month ago. It was used, and had some cosmetic flaws. This phone is very simple. Phone,text,alarm clock,stop-watch-thats it! this sounded very appealing to me, but the phone is low quality. It was very easy to figure out the layout of the menu and how to operate the phone.
Equally impressed and angered by it. Still gets 5 stars.
13 June 2012
Summary: A very basic phone that unfortunately lacks too many features that prove difficult to give up in 2012. It would be an ideal gift for a luddite grandparent, anyone with visual and/or hearing impairments, or anyone who has a difficult time getting a decent signal in their area. It's a superb telephone, but aside from being very good at making and receiving calls (the best I've used) there is little else the phone can do.
Summary: This phone is great at doing what phones should do best -- calling and receiving calls. I purchased a Motorola F3 for a great price just before a trip to Nicaragua in 2009. I purchased a SIM card at the airport in Managua, loaded minutes onto the phone, and didn't have any problems. It was much cheaper than adding international service through my carrier in the US. The battery life on this phone is excellent.
Summary: This phone is everything as promised-It charged right up, is very light agile and it worked with my AT&T sim card right away. The screen shows a bit of a shadow, but I expected that from other reviews regarding E-ink screens that I've read. All in all, a wonderful little phone and definitely a wonderful back-up should I ever need one!
Summary: I bought an amazon kindle 3 and liked how sharp everything looked, especially in the sunlight where traditional LCD screens have a hard time coping with as of the time of this writing. So I said to my self, why not get a phone with a similar type of display the kindle 3 has. Low and behold the Moto Fone F3 appeared with its E-ink Display, Slim design, and probably one of the world's most simple UI's. So simple that anything besides making/receiving calls is a pain.
Summary: Minimalists cell phone, primary use as light cell phone for emergencies, pay as you go T-mobile works great. Pros: Great reception Long Battery life Light weight cheap hard to destroy Cons: very poor UI impossible to text message