Summary: I owned a pantech renew that I first received from at&t which was a great phone. About a year into it the screen died. So I bought one off here and in 2 weeks my screen started acting up. After a month it was practically useless :( It's a great phone but I'm thinking it was refurbished, not new.
Phone blacked out and turns off whenever it wants to. It has a horrible battery life.
Joey32m, Wireless AT&T
27 October 2013
Summary: I wouldn't recommend this phone to anybody. I returned this phone and received a knew phone that had a ton of problems. screen goes blank, turns off at random times. My wife has the same phone. She doesn't receive text sometimes. The battery life has a horrible life time.
Summary: I've had this phone for almost a year as a replacement for my old phone that wasn't made anymore. the screen stopped working, it shut off in the middle of doing something, Now it refuses to turn on. This kinda stuff would make sense if I abused my phone. I was very kind to it. The battery doesn't last half a day. the touch screen stinks.
Summary: There is absolutely nothing intuitive about the function of this phone. To get to a name or a message or a picture you must click thru multiple screens. The software to connect the phone to my computer doesn't work at all and gives the following "warning": to use this function you must move to an idle screen. What does that even mean?! I have been unable to save my pictures to my computer and there doesn't seem to be a way to save them to the SD card either.
I purchased two - they stopped working within 8 months.
5 September 2013
Summary: During the window in which these phones were operational, the call quality was mediocre. The battery life of the devices was terrible. I am currently in the process of replacing the 2nd phone. It is noteworthy that neither phone was operational beyond 8 months. Both phones were maintained in good condition and were charged regularly. They were not dropped in water or otherwise abused.
Pros: Nothing comes to mind.
Cons: I purchased two of these phone in January of 2013. It is currently September 5, 2013. Both phones are completely defunct. Paperweights. They will not transmit or receive.
Summary: This phone when using the locked feature has the "unlock" touch area in the left corner, when pressed, switches to the "SOS" which the heat from a lingering thumb, has triggered the emergency calls 8 times during my first week. POORLY Design phone. STAY AWAY, would not recommend..... Had to pay restocking fees even as the 911 call happened in the AT&T store with the service tech. ONLY 7 DAYS, I will save you the time, do not get this phone....
This phone seems great but quickly has serious problems.
EvanT17, Wireless AT&T
19 August 2013
Summary: I've had this phone for about 6 months. At first everything worked pretty well, but then things started breaking down. The phone sometimes would not be able to receive a call - I would hear the call coming in, but be on the lock-screen. When I would try to unlock it, nothing happened. Then the phone started only showing a blank white screen. Even if I turn it off and on again, it only shows up blank.
Summary: This was a replacement for my Samsung Impression and I hate this phone. If I am writing a text it will just go back to previous screen all the time. It may take me 5 tries to do a simple text. The screen often will not scroll either direction. The battery does not last long. I had insurance and was told this phone was comparable to my Samsung. NO WAY!! The Samsung was a great phone and the Pantech is JUNK !!!
Summary: I had mine for 4 months and I had it in the same room as the shower and the phones lock button didnt work for 4 days, Then 1 month later it kept flicking on and off when i didnt even touch it. Then it would turn off and on when I was in middle of using it. The screen would go black when I was calling someone. Then it would randomly vibrate and the keyboard wouldnt work. This is my first and worst phone ever. It was so bad I just canceled my plan.
Cons: vibrates randomly , key board quits , randomly turns on and off , flickers randomly and waste batterly , makes you want to cancel your phone , makes you rip out your hair