Summary: Hardware shoulder buttons: One is a quick access list, the other is screen lock and power. I use them constantly. Keyboard: I can't manage to use on screen keyboards accurately. The hardware keyboard provides tactile feedback. The keys are large and nicely spaced, easy to see and feel. The sliding action is smooth and solid. All of the symbols accessed by the Alt key are also clearly printed on the keys, and I almost never need to go into the deeper symbol menu.
Good value for the money - Pros out weigh the Cons!
3 May 2013
Summary: Overall I "like" the PantechCrossover. I tried 2 different similar phones which was disappointing that I returned before purchasing this one. Considering that this is my 1st touchscreen it's not bad at all. This phone is more durable/heavy duty/tough-like than most phones. It's also easy to use, comfortable in ways of size and feel in hand, and best of all it gives me the option of using the touchscreen or keyboard.
Awesome phone for the price! Have enjoyed using it.
2 April 2013
Summary: This is a great phone, it is very durable and texting on it is amazing! The keyboard is great, the buttons are raised at the perfect level and spread apart good too. Screen size can be a bit of a pain though and connecting into wifi I've had trouble with. Whatever you do, do not update the phone. It erased all my phone data.
Summary: bought this for my husband as his first smartphone. So far the phone has been good. no problems from phone, but the battery life could be better. probably will update him to an easier smartphone in the future.
Summary: They say it's entry level, but plenty of phone for me. Upgraded the OS to "Gingerbread" with no problem -- and that's as far as I could take it. Most marketplace apps run, though I haven't tried that many. It's a little bulky, but that's the price to pay for a cool slide-out keyboard with tactile buttons. Great for my big old hands. Bought a rubberized hard case that makes it even easier to handle. Battery life doesn't seem to be that great.
Summary: great ph does what I need... Although the battery doesn't last long... So far its been great............................................... :):):0 ..................................XXXXXX:)..........................................))))))))))(((((((((((9698524...........
Some people have to be dragged into the digital era... ;)
Nicole Kiser "Draw2much", Amazon
7 December 2012
Summary: I bought this phone to replace my husband's old accidentally-washed-with-his-work jeans flip-phone. He was originally stubborn about going to a smart phone and I only talked him into it by reassuring him he'd have a physical keyboard and not those "annoying" touchscreen ones. Smartphones with physical keyboards AND good ratings are somewhat difficult to find. Pantech was one of the better rated ones, so I went with it.
Summary: I was a little hesitant at first to order this phone after reading so many negative comments about the hassle required to actually get the $25 airtime credit. I decided I wasn't going to give up until I received it, so I went ahead and ordered the phone. I received it promptly two days later. My initial impression of this phone is very good. It's nice looking & loaded with features. It seems solidly built, but not too large.