Pros The phone is very slim and the display is clear and bright.
Cons The software is void of the most basic features expected on a phone five years ago.
Summary I was looking for a non-smart phone and the F160 was the only phone the dealer had. I was impressed by its overall dimensions and screen size. After hearing the phone had a 3.0mp camera I thought this phone would be worth trying out. There are no bells and whistles with this phone. Even though the features have been stripped down, navigating through the phone is more cumbersome than a rubics cube. There is no way to truly customize shortcuts. The worst part is trying to make a call. After unlocking the phone you have to push half a dozen buttons to find the correct contact. THERE IS NO SPEED DIAL and scrolling through the call log is limited. There is also a software glitch that keeps the phone from uploading all of the contacts from my SIM. In summary, the phone looks good and disappears in a pants pocket, so only buy this phone if you don't plan to use it.
Pros Poorly designed and not recommended; not user friendly
Cons Phone has NO SPEED DIAL
Summary Pick a different phone; this one hasn't had a beta testing onfeatures.
Pros Cost(Free with a new contract), small, lightweight, good signal strength. Easy to use. 3G.
Cons Camera pictures grainy, no speed dial, screen hard to see in bright sunlight, battery drops down to half every 2 days even if I don't make any calls or texts, have to remove the battery to access the memory card.
Summary I use my cellphone strictly as a phone and for occasional text messaging and wanted just a basic phone and this phone fit the bill. The F160 is easy to use and the call quality is good. I haven't used its multimedia features, surfed the web with it, etc., so I can't comment on how it works in those areas, but as a phone and occasional text messaging, it works fine. One feature I have found that is seldom talked about in these reviews is signal strength. A few months back, my wife and I went to a resort out in a rural area where there wasn't any 3G coverage, and other coverage was spotty in our hotel. I was able to send out a text message and make a call without any trouble on this phone, while her Pantech Breeze II struggled. For those who travel to or live in remote areas with spotty coverage, this could come in handy. For a basic phone, the F160 is a good choice, and the price can't be beat.
Pros none I can think of
Cons many too many to list
Summary battery would no longer charge after three weeks
Pros Simple interface, large on screen numbers that are readable when driving, great reception and clarity. Single button access to address book. Perfect for those with reading glasses (the Baby Boomer Membership Badge)
Cons Does not speak the numbers when dialing as my Razr did so it requires more attention when dialing. Has a cluttered menu screen for functions that I do not need and there seems to be no way to remove the icons
Summary A great phone for those that just want to make and receive calls and don't care to text or web surf or add "apps". I am very pleased with the overall size and screen clarity. I selected this phone specifically because I neither require nor desire more than a mobile telephone. I have a PDA and a laptop for other functions and intrusions. I think you will find that those over 40 have limited phone choices that are actually useable without reading glasses and this is one - a definite boost to the star rating. I had the horrible Verizon Android and found that without an answer button that is tactile I could not answer calls in the sun as the screen washed out. Got rid of that and got this and am much happier. I guess if you are using a phone for other than speaking to your contacts it may not be the best choice but for my use it is ideal. Did I mention that it was free as well? Exactly what a phone should cost when you pay for air time.I am surprised by the comment on poor battery life as I get over four hours of talk time on a charge. Maybe everyone has odd expectations of what a free phone should be? Contacts require two buttons - a down arrow and then a character input to get to the letter. Quite simple I think . Perhaps you didn't get assistance in the AT&T shop to understand the workings? I was a Verizon customer for 14 years and I never once was billed correctly so this is a much better experience and about half price with unlimited minutes.
Updated on Aug 11, 2011