Summary: This phone has a habit of losing charge, opening the browser by itself (even when locked), and self-dialing 911. I know it is a fairly cheap phone, however, I still do not feel that I got what I paid for. One positive…it is hard to destroy. I know, after the third time talking to the sheriff about crank calls, it took quite a beating.
Summary: The phone was sent and received in record time, absolutely no problems with them.....but....it took almost two weeks for TracFone to activate it. Six calls to India and two new sim cards later..... At first I could not retrieve texts or voice mails, usually wouldn't dial out and constantly dropped calls. For the past few weeks it has worked fine except not always able to hear clearly.
Excerpt: I purchased this phone from tracfone about 4 months ago. The main reason I got it was for its wi-fi capability. At first everything was ok, but after about 3 months I began to have trouble deleting previous wi-fi connections from the phone. Once I reached the maximum number of connections, the phone told me to delete previous connections. When I tried to do this they would not delete.
Where else can non-blabermouths get cellphone service for under $7 a month!
13 August 2013
Summary: Probably the best phone you can buy at this time if you're looking for the most features for the least price. The ability to use WIFI without using your minutes for the low cost of this phone is probably it's best attribute. Just be careful not to hit the back button too many times as it will launch the browser and cost you minutes. I think Tracfone and Samsung conspired on this setup.
Summary: The Samsung S390G phone works great for me. It can text, take photos, record videos, play MP3's, browse the internet with WiFi or 3g, and do many other things. Tracfone service only cost me about $80 per year and their coverage is as good as any other cell carrier I've ever used. I don't understand why so many people waste $100+ per month on phones that do basically the same thing. I never had any problems with it auto dialing either like others had mentioned.
Summary: It took a while to get this device to actually communicate with Samsung's "PC Studio", but now the device seems to connect without problems. Samsung actually calls the program "NPS" for "New PC Studio" version 18.104.22.16853_3 Everything has to be just so or NPS won't work. It is not clear why unsupported options are offered like some optional widgets or the Upgrade since NPS knows what device is conected.
GREAT for text, phone, but FEAR the auto-browser!! No back pockets!
9 July 2013
Summary: I've had it 6 months. Used about 100 minutes a month. Annoyingly unlocks itself. Generally gets into the "Buy Airtime" menu, but sometimes any other when it does.. Has launched the browser a couple times on its own. Efficient, quick processor, really good on battery life, and great sound on phone/spkr. Haven't tried to install java apps. Got this phone for under $20 after minutes included. Can't wait to get rid of it.
Poorly designed and awkard user interface, Sluggish OS
24 June 2013
Summary: Samgsung SGH-S390 replaced a similar LG phone that was broken. I am not sure if I got a lemon of it is just the way the phone is.. I absolutely hate it. The Samgsung OS is not very user friendly and awkwardly designed. Way too much navigation to find commonly used features, but yet they have shortcuts to stupid functions readily available. It takes way too many button presses just to view a text. If I miss a call, it continuously reminds me.