"Pantech Breeze III"on by J-Lowder
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Summary Pros-*** P.S. If you will buy this Pantech Breeze III I suggest at: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005CPHE0C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=***************&********=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&************=B005CPHE0C
-Excellent call quality and volume.
-The microphone is good.
-The phone is customizable, but it is easy to keep the advanced stuff out of the way when you don't need it.
-You can get information without even opening the phone via the little screen on the front, and the notification LEDs.
-The notification system is nice. (this is from a webOS and Android user)
-Battery life is good.
-There's a lot of AT&T logos on this thing. One above the outside screen, one below the inside screen, one on the 'OK' button, and when the phone is open, the outside screen has the AT&T logo on it.
-There is some AT&T bloatware on this, but it generally keeps out of your way.
-Shortcut buttons under the inside screen. These will be useful to some, but it can give the feeling that there are too many buttons on the thing.
-A control phone with voice button. Useful to some, but a dedicated button is overkill.
-The outside has a bit of cheapy plastic that creaks sometimes.
-The camera is placed precisely where your fingers are going to be.
This is a very nice phone if you just want it for the basics (calling, and the occasional SMS). It's probably one of the best phones on AT&T if you just want to call people. I originally had a HTC Aria (Android). This beats it in call quality in and out. This is also quite good for technologically illiterate people. It's very easy to use.
This one deserves five stars.
Updated on Aug 24, 2011
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"Great simple phone"on by narn3049
Pros Has two modes, one for the senior that might not know about phones, or the one that is a cell phone know it all and can figure things out
Cons The battery holds different in senior mode, at least in my case (I believe called BREEZE mode)
Summary The battery sometimes goes lower faster when utilizing functions on BREEZE mode. The keys are very well laid out and can be utilized for fast dialing and text messaging.
The other problem being I never dropped phone in water and neither did anyone I know or that lives in my house, and the water indicators changed. Phone still worked though.
Overall phone is an excellent choice for a person wanting a basic phone, or a phone with options. You can have either option with this, as it even has an MP3 player when you use the sophisticated way. The camera takes phenomenal pictures (side keys not easily accessible so no pocket pictures)
Audio for MP3 COULD BE BETTER and I DISLIKE the notification lights on the front- i LISTEN to a voicemail and if it's not halfway thru done the front light still flashes.
Phone is not cheap so consider that too!
I bought this for my grandfather thinking he'd use it for himself but he ended up not wanting a phone and I used it when I broke my ATT work phone this past year. Then we switched and I sold it. Did I like it? Yes, could it better? CERTAINLY, but it works well for what it is and there have been two or three more releases of this phone since then (I haven't tried them) and this is most likely fixed)
Pros Simple ease of use for the elderly, and non-technically inclined.
Cons Poor noise cancelling mic.
Summary A good cheap flip-phone for people who can't understand the big learning curve of many feature phones.Simple ease of use for seniors and non-tech people. I use this model at my work, but I am often having to repeat myself when talking due to mic quality issues. A blue tooth headset is a must when using this phone.
Pros It has a very good sound quality, the ring tones are loud and the speaker phone. And also the talk listening volume. You can hear someone very clear. It has Noise Suppression so when you are talking to someone they can hear you with no problem.
Cons what I don't like is the 3 short cut buttons at the top. The phone can do without those. And I don't like having to change the Phone Mode to get to certain sections of the menu. It has Breeze Mode or Advanced Mode they should have made just one Mode.
Summary The main thing is I'm old fashion. I only want a cell phone. And if your like me this is one for your. After all the cell phone was made to take the place of the old Beepers. One of these days when they advertise the cell phones they are going to tell you about the Music, the Movies, the GPS and all that kind of stuff. Than at the end of the advertisment they are gonna say, and you can even use it for a CELL PHONE to.
Pros Easy to use in Breeze mode once someone who knows what they are doing sets up the phone in Advanced mode. Easy to read and reconfigure (font size, colors) display. Very good call quality.
Cons Ran into problem reading image files both on SD card and phone memory (pictures folder) where after a few images are displayed the phone sponteously reboots. Could not figure out the problem, so requested replacement unit which had the exact same issue. C
Summary I purchased this phone for my wife for ease of use in Breeze mode with uncluttered menus. Due to problem with handling jpg files had to select a different phone.