Pros Good messaging feature
Awesome sound quality
Cons 1.3 megapixel camera
have to adjust brightness everytime to take pics or else a blurry green area shows up
no micro sd slot which is a must have
no mp3 player
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Alright so i got the pantech caper just today and ive had time to analyze it. It was originally 79.98 but i got it on sale for 69.98 at a target. The phone itself is mad of a hard plastic that is pretty durable and light. The back cover is a bit flimsy though and may snap. But other than that its build is nice. The camera on it is a 1.3 megapixel camera and by no means a decent camera. U have to adjust the brightness everytime to get a somewhat clear photo or else u get this lil green mix of colors. The phone software itself lacks a lot of features in customization or personalization of the phone. You can't send saved sounds to other people which is inconvient but i found a great site to make free ringtones. www.myxer.com/make What i like about the phone is the messaging features. On the verizon network it is extremely fast and the organization of them by contacts makes it easier to read messages. My first verizon prepaid was a samsung intensity which took better pictures and had better features. THe pantech caper lacks a bunch of downloadable content that my intensity had for some reason. I Dont see why this should be so since they run on the same network. The most important thing to me is expandable memory so that i can load on my music. This phone, the pantech caper lacks both a micro sd slot and an mp3 player. So the only memory u have is the 128 megabytes of internal memory. ANother con. No music player. OVerall the phone is average and is great for everyday texting and calling but don't get this phone thinking ur getting some high classy knock off version of a blackberry. It is by no means the best but is great for its money's worth The battery life is very good. When i first got the phone it was half way full so i used it until it was completely dead then charged it all the way back up. This is know to improve the batter life which aparently it did for it lasted 2 and a half days before notifying me of a low battery. My friend called me from montana while im in virginia and the call quality is outstanding. He told me it was very windy outside where he was at but i could only hear the clear sound of his voice. The reception is great and the quality is even better for the price i currenty have my phone on the 0.99 daily plan with the 20$ unlimited messaging bundle -_- I will pry get a video review of it up sometime and will post up the link asap.
Pros Very light and compact phone. Sound quality is excellent and the screen is very clear and colorful. $10 airtime included which I used for wallpapers and ring tones. Easy set up. Can read e-mail through mobile web. (Different from Mobile E-Mail) Internet i
Cons No MP3 or microSD slot. Verizon charges for every app. including Mobile E-Mail which is an extra $6.99 a month. Verizon customer service still does not know a lot about this phone. Hard to get information to questions. (phone is really new.) If you buy ph
Summary I am a very basic user and I love the unlimited voice, text, and web. Over all, I like this phone. I've been with Verizon for 6 years so I'm use to saying NO to anything that charges extra. I have a feeling that Verizon will be upgrading and adding new phones very soon. It's good to see Verizon has finally jumped onto the prepaid ban wagon.
Pros NOT IMPORTANT CONSIDERING WHAT IS SCREWED UP WITH THIS PHONE AS SPECED BY VERIZON
Cons CALENDAR IS USELESS. HOLDS 27 EVENTS, UNSORTED BY TIME. ARE THEY KIDDING?
VERIZON CUSTOMER SERVICE - UNACCEPTABLE ON THE PHONE, MUCH WORSE IN PERSON.
Summary AVOID VERIZON, IF YOU VALUE YOUR TIME AND MONEY. THEY REFUSE TO TAKE THIS THIS USELESS PIECE OF CR*P.TYPO - THEY REFUSED TO TAKE THIS PHONE BACK
Updated on Nov 4, 2011
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Summary really wondering why they only made the device only on PREPAID, it's actually a sweet phone- only drawback really is no video.Finally I found one of these that had been used past the 6 months requirement for a backup phone! Couldn't be happier!
Updated on Jan 10, 2013
Pros Good voice quality. Decent reception. Good battery life.
Cons Buttons too sensitive, goes off when bumped. Nav control goes into Web mode too easily or while in pocket. Buttons on all sides prevent the use of a case or way to keep the phone isolated from being inadvertently triggered. Bad ergonomic design, bad user
Summary I'm torn in my opinion of this phone. It has a terrible user interface, hypersensitive buttons that go off no matter what you do, (including using the incredibly lame "lock" feature). When using it with a bluetooth device you are constantly hearing your phone beeping anytime it's touched. Setting it down in your car -- if it moves and happens to touch an adjacent surface, it's beeping in your ear. It goes into camera mode by itself, text mode by itself -- I think you get the idea. There are times where I'd like to throw it out the window.
Alternatively, the phone has good voice quality. Pairs with bluetooth devices well and quickly. The camera, while the screen isn't the greatest the internal components are capable of taking remarkable pictures that can be uploaded. The USB cable does not interface to your computer to do downloads. The text features are hard to read, i.e. the punctuation characters are indicated in a magenta color and are almost impossible to read. The buttons aren't the greatest but work for entering text. Voice commands work fairly well for such a cheap phone, but are prone to problems if there is any background noise. Battery life is excellent. The case of the phone is cheap, easily scratched and damaged. Phones always slip out of your hands, and since there isn't a case available it will get some bumps and bruises. One simple bump caused the battery cover to not want to stay on until I had to take an X Acto knife to it to remove some plastic flashing around the edges that was preventing the case from closing properly. Okay, so what do you want from a $60 phone, right? It works better on voice and on Verizon's network than my iPhone did on AT&T's network, but is only a shadow of a phone compared to the iPhone. However, I needed a phone to make phone calls primarily, and all the great things the iPhone did that didn't depend on AT&T's network didn't help me make a simple phone call.
On a positive note, the one thing the Pantech gives you is freedom from a 2-year contract / commitment to Verizon or any other phone company. You pay $50 a month for unlimited phone and text service. For that, you have to put up with a sub-par piece of equipment with overly-sensitive buttons, but you won't get taken advantage of if you want to switch companies after a month goes by. With phone companies becoming all too powerful, that in itself is perhaps the best feature.