Summary: I use this Tracfone when I travel and noted that it has gotten knocked for being a simple unit with a vague instruction manual. However, I really like this phone as I have been followed around by associates when I travel because it's the only phone that can link to the signal towers in the area. Also, it very robust having been dropped many times. The battery lasts a couple of weeks between charges with light usage, perhaps a few minutes per day.
Summary: The Samsung T101G phone is so bad I finally threw it away and bought a different phone. Even at the loudest setting, the ring tone was so quiet that I could not hear it when it was inside my purse; I had to leave it on top of the table. As others have said, the manual stinks and I was never able to lock the keypad so various buttons got pushed when it was in my pocket. And worst of all for me, the speakerphone was "On" and I could not turn it off.
Summary: Like some of the others reviewing this phone, I had the same problem with the internet browser eating up my minutes. If this phone is slightly bumped while in your purse or pocket, it activates the internet. I called tracfone twice and also emailed them, and they told me to buy a case for the phone. I asked them if there was a way to deactivate the browser button and they said no. Don't buy this phone, there's plenty of better ones out there.
Summary: BOUGHT THIS PHONE FOR THE BABYSITTER. SUITS HER NEEDS PERFECTLY, ALSO, YOU NEVER LOOSE MINUTES BECAUSE THEY LAST FOR 3 MONTHS, NOT LIKE SOME OTHER PAY AS YOU GO PLANS. ENCLUDED COUPONS FOR FREE BONUS MINUTES AND BUY A MINUTE PACK GET DOUBLE. WHO WOULDN'T LOVE THAT?
Summary: I got mine at Target for ten bucks and thought it was worth it. It is a durable phone. But whenever I'm working and it's in my pocket it either connects to the web accidentally because the browser button sticks out and before you realize it, you've burned up minutes on the web. And I BS you not, my phone somehow calls my local fire/emergency. This all happens when it's locked and in my pocket. WTH?
Simple cellphone, but can't be turned on and carried in holder or purse
Thomas A. Sweeney Jr. "Flying Zamboni", Amazon
12 February 2011
Summary: For a low cell phone bandwidth user like myself, I generally use the phone when I need roadside assistance or when I'll be home much later than planned, this seemed like the perfect fit for me. It dials wells, wasn't too hard to set up, but the documentation as noted in other reviews is greatly lacking. However if the cellphone is on and I close its carrying case, it opens up the web browser and deducts 30 seconds immediately.
Summary: I like the small size, which makes it very easy to put in my shirt pocket. It seems to have good battery life, at least much better than my other phone, and all functions seem to work well. I gave it a good instead of excellent rating because it doesn't seem to register as many bars as my motorola did. I haven't had any problem with sending text messages or talking on the phone however. If you need a cell phone that is compact, and works well, then this is it.
Excerpt: All of the icons are organized on the home screen similar to how they are on a computer which in my opinion allows very quick and easy access. I have not had any major problems out of it since I started using it. It picks up a really good signal strength. I very rarely loose signal since I started using it. I have also not experienced any dropped calls so far. It’s a phone that does exactly what it’s supposed to although it’s fairly basic.
Excerpt: Buying this phone I thought I was upgrading my tacfone, but I was very disappointed with this phone and had to replace is after a week. This phone is the worst phone I've ever had. The worse thing about this phone is that is has horrible reception, I couldn't understand what the caller was saying and had to keep asking him/her to repeat themselves.
Excerpt: With this cheap phone be sure of one thing - what is the phone going to be used for? If you need it to take, and make important business related phone calls, then stay away from this phone. It's great for anything else other than talking on. I knew this before I got my youngest this phone - reasoning that at least there'll be some savings to be had with not phoning, and only texting. Which is what this phone is good for. That of course, and a kick ass battery life.