Summary: This is a replacement phone. I have used one like it for two years and it's just what I need without all the bells and whistles. I have also personalize it to suit my needs. It's a great product and I would recommend it for anyone who needs a great phone.
Model was good once, hope just as good 2nd time around.
7 October 2014
Summary: I bought this phone as a back up to a piece of junk phone my wife is using, given to her by her boss. She broke her own Samsung T259 by dropping once and the screen no longer working. We took it to two fix it shops and they said the parts cost more than the older phone is worth. She really liked this model but found it was now outdated (October 2014) and the only way you could get one was on e bay in the "used " phone dept.
Good size and screen, nice color, everthing else sucks!
25 April 2013
Summary: The Samsung T259 is a nice looking phone with good sized call strength and battery, etc. icons, much better than my other pa-as-you-go LG model. I can set it to vibrate AND ring, which is a must for me.
Pros: The phone has decent size, slightly raised buttons, fits my hand well and flips open easily, nice blue color, call quality is decent, ring-and-vibrate mode.
Cons: Poor battery life for a basic phone, shuts itself off randomly (WTF??), sometimes gives no bars of service until the phone is powercycled (again, WTF??), not really customizable, as other's have mentioned),
Summary: so glad I went back to the flip phone, modern tech makes my life harder. This phone bought me back to ease and simple! I was wondering why everyone is always looking at heir phones???....... the new tech makes it longer to make even a phone call ugh!
Summary: It works 10 times better than my Mom's old phone from T-mobile. Ya think they could've offered me this one originally, but no, they acted like jack-asses in treating that cheap phone as a "good" phone! Ridiculous!
Summary: i like the unit , very simple divice , highly Blockier and less streamlined than the Samsung Contour, the T259 flip phone is still portable. Surfaces are a glossy, midnight-blue plastic of the smudge-prone variety. The phone is also mostly comfortable to hold--the one exception being the flip-up face. Its two squared edges clash with the rest of the phone's rounded corners and lines, and make the T259 feel unfinished.
A good quality example of what seems to be a dying breed.
10 December 2012
Summary: I rate this as a flip phone, not in comparison to "smart" phones. It is what it is, it works great, and gets the job done. It's compact, feels solid, and appears to be well made. Compared to an LG GS170 for instance this one is slightly bigger and heavier but seems to be a better product all around.