A Bar Phone From Motorola At an Affordable Price for Overseas Usage
SK "wds", Amazon
7 February 2012
Summary: I have used this phone overseas and works flawless. This is a pretty basic phone. If you travel overseas, this is a great phone to carry where the carriers use 900/1800 Mhz frequencies. I thought it would be useful for you if I give the list of countries where this phone will work. However, check the compatibility for the latest changes in the bands the carriers use in the country you plan to visit.
Summary: Took this for a short Asian trip and it worked from day one. Just pop in a SIM card from the local carrier, and you are good to go. The battery seems to hold up well. If you need a no-frills cellphone, then this would be the way to go.
Summary: I sent this item overseas, but it wasn't compatible with the network there. Under the product information, it says that this product is an unlocked cell phone, but clearly it wasn't. Don't buy this product, if you want to take it overseas. It isn't worth the risk.
Summary: I used this phone for my vacation in Europe. It worked great, reception was perfect and battery lasted very long time between charges. I also like that this is a small and light phone and was very easy to use.
Summary: I bought one of these ahead of a recent trip to Italy, and then bought a cheap Vodafone SIM card at a money exchange booth near the Pantheon after arrival. Initially I thought the phone was not going to work (it said "Emergency Calls Only"), then after about 24 hours I guess Vodafone enabled my SIM card, and it worked fine. I should have bought the SIM card at a Vodafone shop in the first place so they could help if it didn't work immediately.
Summary: this phone did not work as indicated on the specification. This phone was suppose to be an international standard phone, I sent it outside the United States, the phone was locked and therefore could not read the sim card put in in; what a waste of my money and time.
Summary: I purchased this phone for a trip to Europe and not have tried it out yet. [See updated comment below.] An annoyance, however, is that its charger uses an unusual plug: it has the two flat prongs arranged at 45 degree angles, for use in only Australia, I think. They include an adaptor for to convert to plugs used in the US, but now this means I have to use *two* adaptors at once in Europe: first the supplied plug adaptor to convert the 45 degree angle prongs to a US...