Excerpt: I think that this phone is a pretty decent phone. I've had it since December 2007 and it still works fine. It never really froze on me, unlike all the other reviews. Calling and texting works fine. Its other features are pretty good as well.
Pros: Durability, Call quality, Service reception, Texting
Excerpt: Looked at a few people's posts and they all seem to have the same problems...I haven't had any of them. Doesn't drop calls, texts fine, It was a free phone with plan so I expected to have to get a new one but after 2 yrs, W490 holds up great--even though I suck and drop it all the time.
Excerpt: I got this phone from my brother who got it from his friend. His friend had for a year before i have had it for the last 7 months. This phone has been through everything. I have ran it over numerous times, when my brothers friend had it they dropped in the water from the flood we had and didn't find...
Excerpt: I haven't really had any problems other than the fact that my computer suddenly won't let Phone tools detect my phone. However to those of you who seem to be worried that you can't get your phone replaced because you think your warranty is up well if its less than a year old MOTAROLA has to replace...
Motorola W490 Class Action Lawsuit Participants Wanted.
msteven, Phone Arena
15 November 2008
Excerpt: My name is Mark Leonard and I am in the process of assembling a 'failure profile' and a list of potential claimants as regards the Motorola W490 cellular telephone. Please email me personally at: firstname.lastname@example.org and include a long or short explanation of any problems you've experienced with the...
Excerpt: Me and my mom just recently got this phone. We both love it. I have read plenty of reviews and this is how I feel about the situation, a phone can not break by itself, it had to have so kind of assistance.
Excerpt: This phone is pretty good, much better than my previous experiences. I've had a SLVR before, it broke and before it broke the sound quality was inconsistent. The W490 is loud and clear every time i talk on the phone.
Excerpt: this phone is THE best phone I have ever received. I'm a junior in high school and it has ALL the features I use on an everyday basis. I text alot and the keys have never given me any problems. I've had this phone for over a month now and it is AWESOME!