Summary: I am an older person, retired and no longer use or need all the features that are offered with many cell phones. This one has voice recognition, room for 500 contacts and a far better antenna capable of making/receiving calls in areas I previously was not able to do.
Better call quality than my former BlackBerry Bold 9650
JM, Phone Arena
14 September 2010
Excerpt: Don't let the lack of features on this unit make you think it's an overall lousy phone, it's actually quite an excellent little unit for talking. The larger buttons on the keypad are terrific for dialing or texting, plus the phone has a very usable voice-dial feature (works every bit as well as the one I had on my BlackBerry 9650 did).
Pros: Outstanding call quality., Excellent large-sized buttons on keypad., Size/form fit are great, feels great in hand, easy to store in pocket., Battery life has been outstanding., Has voice dialing, that works very well., Tremendous value for the dollar.
Cons: Camera results are very uninteresting., No 3.5mm (or other size) jack for wired headsets (bluetooth only)., Doesn't take the more common mini or micro USBs so you'll likely need to buy a new car charger for it.
Summary: I purchased this phone to replace my sprint samsung moment and it functions faster more accurate. The sound quality is great and I can message, IM, email, and go on facebook unlimited for 25.00 a month. Who really needs a contract??? I have had a contract since 2006...I'm over it. when u activate use kickback code 5JstDIVc and get 60 minutes free when activating online!
Summary: This phone does everything it says it will do. It has a responsive CPU and loads stuff faster than any other virgin mobile phone. The pictures aren't so great but thats what digital camera are for. This is one of the best looking phones too. It looks good and feels good with it's large buttons. It has the mark of quality and will never let you down. The battery can last about a week if you don't use it that often. All functions are easy and accessible.
Great phone for the price, get FREE minutes using BLuD6QLe
elliottsurf, Phone Arena
1 January 2010
Excerpt: This Samsung Mantra is the best phone for the price. I love the large screen and easy to use buttons. The reception is fantastic and the Virgin Mobile service in our area is better than the big company 2 year contract service. I'll never go back to a contract when the pay as you go is so reasonable. You can get 60 minutes FREE (Yes, that is one hour of talking time) when you use this code at activation BLuD6QLe.
Excerpt: Has better build quality, larger display and larger keypad than most basic flip phones. The soft-touch keypad is spacious and responsive, a pleasure to use. Very good reception, call quality, and battery life. Display is ok, but could use more resolution. Overall a great choice for someone looking for a better quality basic phone.
Pros: Great keypad, large display, very good reception, call quality, and battery life.