Summary: User preferences save only intermittently. I regularly have to reset ringtones and message tones because they revert back to default. It seems to have its own rolling blackout for signal. It'll just up and take a dump at random even though I'm standing still. Just, one minute the signal is there the next it's not. If you're in a heavy building or in a basement, forget it. When it works, it works well.
Summary: Pros: The phone is cheap and it works. It feels good in your hand. It has survived being dropped on the pavement a few times. Sound quality for handheld is fine. It's cute. Buttons very easy to see and to push. Battery life is great. Cons: What I failed to see anyone mention in other reviews is that if you want to use a headset, you have to purchase one made specifically to connect with this phone. This is also true if you need to buy a new charger for home or car.
Summary: I had this phone for about 7 months and it worked satisfactorily. Last week, I turned it on and got flashing lights and an error code. Learned that "this happens with this model" and it's fatal; nothing you can do. Well, that is not satisfactory.
Summary: I purchased a Samsung T139 Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile) from Amazon through BlueMall. The phone was for my husband for Christmas. Strangely enough, the serial number that is on the phone (and the box) is non-existent. It took me some time on the phone with T-Mobile to figure out why I wasn't able to easily activate my phone. The reason was because the serial number did not exist in their system!
Summary: I love most things about this phone. However, the default text entry is T9. Which is great if you use T9 text entry. But if you use the standard Abc text entry, you have to go into settings and change the text entry method from T9 to Abc EVERY SINGLE TIME you create a text! The phone will not allow you to permanently change the default T9 method for future text, only a temporary change for the current text message you are creating.
Summary: I have had this phone for almost a year now, and I'm not very pleased with it. I initially purchased it because I was ending my contract with another carrier, and decided to save some $ and go with T-mobile prepaid. Overall, I'm very happy with T-mobile service and prepaid options, just not thrilled with this phone. I thought the phone looked nice, it was a good price, and seemed to have decent features. The call quality is ok, but doesn't have strong signal strength.
Summary: Yeah its a great phone - until it fails. First phone failed in 3 months and basically would not access the data card. Second phone from the beginning had annoying habit of going mute on answer and this only resolved on opening and closing the flip. I just thought maybe I was hittign a mute button by mistake but then it started shutting off about once to twice a week even when charged.
Summary: This phone was fine at first. However, after only a few months it started deteriorating. My user habits are very basic, I talk and text, that's it. I don't use any other features. Now, after using this phone only 9-10 months, when I make calls all of the people on the other end tell me they can barely hear me, some not well enough to even continue to try to talk. It has to be this phone because I'm told the same thing by everyone I call, regardless of their location.
Summary: What I don't like, 20 key partial qwerty every time I dial a number. I had to delete what I did because end up writing two times the same number.Or do not show any number. My cell phone was used so I do not know, if that is the reason.
Summary: I went to LG to get away from Samsung. Only a minor improvement. It is a nice phone for making call good reception. Verizon has much better cowage in Chicago that AT&T . But there is were it ends. If you want to use the speaker phone you have to open it up the same is true of using and of the camera features, About 3 photos drains half the battery. And going on line for a single page will take about one bar of power.