"Great Phone for basic use...However you better be familiar with Sprint/Nextel service and phones!"3.5 starson by Phoxyy
Pros: Lightweight; vinyl protectant of the sides and back.Raised number pad
Cons: I dont feel that it is very user friendly to first time Nextel users, or cell phone users. minimum perks.
Summary: First I would like to say I am new to Sprint/Nextel. I came from Helio and previous to that T-mobile. Now as far as the phone itself. I cant complain MUCH. I dont think there is much info provided with the phone about its features or options. For instance, when I received my Heat from Helio it gave a brief pamphlet on what certain buttons would do, and how to access certain functions. With this phone it kinda left me out in the cold, and I was left to figure out most things for myself. Example, I do not like that I cant set my phone to disable the ring certain times of the day. And although my phone was down low, my text message and voice mail was still loud! Once again I am sure there is a way to do this but in the 6 days I have had it, I havent made the time to figure it out. And although I have only had the service for 6 days I now have a better understanding that Nextel works on a different tour which explains why sometimes I could receive that annoying message "THE NEXTEL CUSTOMER YOU ARE TRYING TO REACH CAN NOT BE LOCATED"!! From what I understand if I choose a hybrid phone the chance of getting a message like that is slim to none. This is quite frustating, the only reason why I chose Sprint is because my Helio bill for the all in package was to expensive with taxes, and my job will give us an awesome savings with Sprint. And I figured because Helio worked in my home flawlessly (WHICH IS A COMAPNY THAT WORKS UNDER SPRINT SERVICE) that having the actual Sprint/Nextel service would work perfectly in my home, and on top of that I could save 20%. All in all the phone seems to be of good quality, its nothing like my Sidekick,Razor, or Heat...however I didnt chose the phone for its cool features, or sleek design. However, It would have been nice to find more useful information on the phone at my fingertips, and it would have been even nicer to experience service that works continuously! I hope this explains my rating of the phone being very good for the price..the service could definately be better. I am still in my 30 days so I will try the Ic920 next, which is a Hybrid and from what I understand it should work great. I hope to tell you some awesome features about that phone. Wish me luck.