Summary: I got this phone when I lost another similar phone. This phone fairly rugged as far as cell phones go, and it worked just fine. When I found the lost phone, I went to the Sprint store to get service put back where it was. The service representative said that this phone is a Nextel phone, and that Sprint was shutting down that network of cell towers by June. He said that after that happens, this phone will not get service on the Sprint network.
Summary: One look at this phone and you see something that is well made. Big,bright external display and very nice internal display. This is not a Nextel phone, but a Sprint phone with ability to connect to the Nextel network. You must be in Sprint's high speed network for the Direct Connect to work. The battery life is good, the audio quality on the speaker phone is great but on the ear piece it is poor and gets worse when the signal is weak. Reception is average.
Excerpt: Pros are this phone is a Sanyo and rev a. It's fast, tipped 2400kbp/s because of rev a, but there are compromises that they did to make this an ok average phone. Ok the negs, where to start? No memory card and only 32mb internal, what?! The 320 qvga screen IS the smallest out, hope ya have good 20/10 vision... The base backrounds are based on a black and white motif. BTW the external screen, yup, black and white, geez. Did you wanna take pictures, of course not!
Excerpt: Let me start by saying this phone is a good phone, but if you want to use your blue-tooth it works when it wants to. This is the second time I've had to exchange my unit! I was informed by sprint that it was a hardware issue!!! this is the third hardware issue, as for the other features it has been great a very fast phone but if you are looking for blue-tooth (keep your wired headset)