Summary: The Pantech Matrix is a pretty nice phone for the price. I do not like that it is sold as unlocked, which it was, but all the settings are for AT&T and cannot be used at all with any other carrier. It even has 10 AT&T numbers programmed in the contacts that cannot be deleted! It's very basic.
Excerpt: its a pretty easy and simple to use i hated how the controls on the front face of the phone are squished uncomfortably down at the bottom at first, but after a day or 2 of getting used to the buttons bein tiny, its not half bad my biggest complaint i have about the phone is that it kept restarting...
Excerpt: Well...what really pulled me in was how this phone had a qwerty keyboard and it dual slides. AT&T promotes this phone to have mobile email, and IM. However, i have learned that the phone freezes up sometimes if you go on email then shuts it self off. I had to warranty this phone, I am on my 2nd one.
Excerpt: i have the blue version of this phone. i enjoyed it for a while, but then it took a turn for the worse. Pros: easy to text on ( the numeric keypad) nice colors decent battery good reception Cons: cheap design heavy and clunky qwerty keyboard is difficult to text on, buttons must be pushed and are...
Excerpt: This is a great phone, however, during manufacturing, there was a certain lot of these phones that went out without bondo adhesive that keeps the phone attached to the peg that keeps the slider on its track. From what I understand, Pantech is trying to rectify this problem.
Summary: I have had my Pantech Matrix since October of 2008. Just today, January 30, 2009, my screen went out. I took it off the charger this morning, put it on vibrate, and put it in my pocket. 2 hours later, I took it out of my pocket and the screen was white. Nothing I did brought it back.
Excerpt: OK. I got this phone a month ago. I am a heavy texter. I thought this phone would be great... Pros: -Great for texting! so much fun! -Great battery life. -fairly large screen a plus -many options to customize phone.