Summary: -It has pocket dialed 911 4 times in 4 weeks while locked. Autolock is set to 5 seconds, but it doesn't matter because pressing 1, 9, or 0 multiple times or followed by the dial key dials the Emergency number. This is unacceptable. -Reception is poor compared to previous phones. -The keyboard is average. The top row of keys is sometimes not low enough. The keys are not spaced far enough apart. It's about as fast to use T-9 style.
Summary: The phone works fine, but calls 911 when in my pocket (constantly). There is no way to turn off this feature. The 9 and 1 are available even if the phone is locked. I do not recommend this phone.
Summary: This phone can make phone calls. It can receive phone calls. So far so good. But when I paid $50 for a decent phone that can access internet I didn't expect this. You have to use this thing's Opera Mini Browser that takes 10 minutes to load. EVERY TIME YOU LOAD IT. This phone is a piece of garbage. I cannot wait to get a new one. Save your money for something better. Don't waste a dime on this crap.
Summary: I loved it when I got it. Had to sent back to manufacture after 5 months for repair. Don't know if I got a reconditioned one or new one. Only have this one 2 months. Well see how long it lasts.
Summary: My son lost his phone with 1 year still left on the contract. He was required to buy the replacement with his allowance, so cheap was essential! The phone is very basic, but it gets the job done. My son finds it easy to text with. His only complaint is that he can not create a contact from a number that has called or texted him, like he could with his old phone. All info must be entered in manually. Shouldn't have lost that old phone then I guess!
Nice features and decent interface, BUT lacking signal strength.
25 September 2013
Summary: My carrier (PlatinumTel) recently changed from CDMA through Sprint to GSM through T-Mobile, and this necessitated getting a new GSM phone, for which they gave me a coupon on this one. The features are decent. Camera, bluetooth, MicroSD card, USB, even a "regular" 3.5mm headphone jack rather than the micro ones I've typically seen on handsets.
Summary: The phone was fine for the price. Nothing fancy, but it did what it was supposed to do- at first. Then after 5 weeks it will no longer turn on. Even after completely removing this battery. The battery will charge, but it _WILL NOT_ turn on. Of course, this happened 1 week after the Amazon return policy lapsed.
Summary: I decided to "downgrade" to a dumb phone and decided to go with the Sparq. The phone itself works fine. The only complaints I have is the buttons on both of the keypads are really small. I have a difficult time texting. The software is a mixed bag. For example, to put the phone on silent I tried pressing down on the cross pad, which does nothing. To silence the phone you have to go through the settings menu, then profiles, then select the silent profile.