Summary: My original plan will be ending in seven months and I did not want to committ with the cellular provider I am currently with. I purchased the Sanyo 4700 because it was inexpensive as a replacement because my original phone was broken. So far it works well no complaints.
Summary: This phone was a brick. It had the best reception out of any phone I've ever used. I believe this was the phone of the year in 2000. I personally have loved using mine. The speaker was loud and clear. Much better than the new phones, battery life was around 2 hours talk time. The only drawback is the size and non color LCD screen. If it was a bit smaller it would have been perfect.
Summary: The Sanyo SCP 4700 was my second Sanyo phone i ever owned. When i needed a phone to replace my mom's, i choose the 4700 because of the non-flip style, easy operation. Large keys, external speaker, are just a few reasons this phone is a good choice for an older person, or anyone wanting a reliable, easy to use cellular phone.
Excerpt: PRO's: Superior voice recognition...the best I've seen on any phone. Very bright display. Speakerphone works very well...callers never knew I was using the speakerphone option. Battery life was average/good. CON's: The display is a bit small...text characters look like an IBM terminal. Reception was not as good as the Samsung N200 I replaced it with. Metal cover felt a bit "delicate"...almost like painted plastic..but never failed or bent.