"Not all I had hoped for"2.5 starson by wrench_man
Pros: The internal display is bright and colorful. The key pad is easy to use.
Cons: The ringer volume is not loud enough. When the volume is at the max setting with the external speaker the speaker distorts badly. At times I can hear my echo while talking and I have not been able to obtain the rated battery life.
Summary: Overall I would say this phone is disappointing after reading the hype and using the phone for a week or so. I like the overall size of the phone, it's large enough to use with gloves but that is all this phone and the Nextel line have in common. I work around construction equipment and the ringer is not loud enough and the speaker phone function distorts at max volume. I cannot understand why moto can't build us a GSM phone as good as a Nextel. Cameras, voice recorders, video play back, and streaming music are not important in a rugged phone. Volume, call quality and durability are. This phone does not measure up.