Pros + Keyboard makes texting easy
+ Calls are clear thru the earpiece and in speaker mode
+ Screen is clear
+ No data plan
+ Very good speaker for listening to music in the office or whatever
+ Micro SD card
+ Headphone Jack
+ Mostly intuitive
Cons - Touch pad is not as sensitive as a smart phone, so you have to put a little pressure on the phone to move things around, which can cause an accidental selection of something.
Summary My wife needed a phone for texting and calls only and this phone performs both better than expected. Keyboard makes texting easy, calls are clear thru the earpiece and in speaker mode. Screen is clear, touch took 1 day to master and we found the phone to be very intuitive. The phone is compact and appears to be well made.Edit Broken Link
I would not get this phone for internet or data as it is not 3g capable. I would recomend this phone to anyone who only wants to call and text.
Amazon wireless was excellent, delivery was very fast. We had the phone 2 days after ordering.
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Pros Good size, & front of phone is very nice. Lots of choices in set up and good call reception. If familiar with cell phones, the set up is easy. Easy to see as well. Love the Hot pink rubberish protection plate I was able to get with it. So far so good
Cons The sliding mechanism seems weak, worried how long it will last. The qwerty key pad takes some getting used to as the symbopls are moved to different keys. These keys are also small but still useable.
Summary The first feeling I got was that it WAS an entry level phone and I am a long time user/texter. Anything to get away fromt he Lg enV though.
The only real worry that I have so far is the sliding mechanism seems a little unsturdy. The QWERTY symbols have changed places so that will take some getting used to.
The sound quality is excellent and I actually had to turn the volume down, Can't remember ever having to do that before.
Love the front of it and the keys. They have a good feel and are easy to use.
I have only had this phone for 24 hrs but so far I like it enough. Some days I wish I had never changed from my Env 2.
Very Happy that verizon does not demand the data plan with this phone or I would not have gotten it.
Love the price, cheap is good as long as there's quality too.
Pros No data plan req'd. Good spacing between keys on the keyboard. Very good voice quality. Battery life not terrible. Very good pictures for a 1.3MP camera. Bing Local Search is a great Poor-Man's Google Maps.
Cons Verizon OS. Verizon browser(!!!) 2.5mm headset jack. Strange charging issues. Keyboard buttons a bit stiff. The phone itself is pretty thick.
Summary Great if you want a qwerty keyboard but can live w/o 3G data costs. The keyboard is a good bet for people w/ larger thumbs, although a bit stiff. The Social Network shortcuts are a nice thought, but implemented poorly. The feel is solid for a plastic phone, but I feel like I need to be very careful w/ it. Scratches already appearing on the screen. (Buy a screen saver!) The quality of display is good.
Battery life: I can get 2-3 days of light calls and text, but typically one day per charge.
I'm no fan of MicroSoft, but the integrated Bing Search is slow but handy. Allow it to use your GPS location, type in 'Irish Pub', and it will come back with a good amount of bars currently near you, including a map, directions from your location, and a Call link. On a more advanced phone, I would HATE this feature, but on a cheap phone, it's a blessing.
Verizon MobilWeb browser is still laughably horrible. Unusable.
Despite Verizon's attempt to wreck this phone w/ their software, it has good call quality, good features, good hardware and decent battery life.
"Simplicity"on by brittanyslagle01
Pros Larger letter keys, spaced a little more than other phones so you don't accidentally hit the wrong letter all the time! Very easy to use.
Cons It feels a little dinky. But it seems to be holding up great for me.
Summary I was looking for the most basic phone possible with a QWERTY keyboard and this is what I chose. I love it. It is nothing fancy, so if you want email, Facebook, Myspace, and all that sort of stuff this probably isn't the best phone for you. But as far as calling people and texting goes, it is fantastic and I'm thrilled I bought it!
"Good phone!"on by lucy5556
Pros Nice qwerty keyboard, good sized phone, nice camera, front keypad is easy to use
Cons Battery life isn't too great if you text a lot, speaker button the front gets in the way, and so does the mic button on the other side
Summary Overall, a good phone and I would recommend it to my friends. It's one of the nicer phones from Verizon that you don't have to get a data package with.