"Great phone!"on by sicklidae
Pros Good call clarity, full clear sound when playing music, 3.5 mm jack, background music function, looks great, decent picture quality, you can use your own ring tones
Cons No video recorder, keyboard is rather cramped
Summary I haven't run into many of these issues that people on here are mentioning.
I connect my phone to my computer with no problems. I sync music to my phone, and I download ringtones and backgrounds from the internet to my computer, and transfer them to my phone and can use them! The phone is very reliable in my experience.
I like that the phone has a 3.5 mm jack, I hook it up to my aux cable in my car, and the clarity and fullness of the music is FANTASTIC! I had an LG Neon before, and whenever I played music from it, it sounded very muffled, and poor quality. The Freeform II is just awesome.
It was annoying that MetroPCS would text me random crap, but whatever, thats the service, not the phone.
Sadly, I have moved out of MetroPCS's service area and had to switch carriers. I LOVED this phone, and was sad to need to switch. It is a GREAT phone, and I highly recommend it.
"NEW BUT NOT BETTER"on by phone714
Pros New look and comes with e-mail and multimedia messaging, updated keyboard. It also has a 3.5 millimeter headset jack, 16GB external memory, and good call quality.
Cons Don't get all my calls. phone doesn't even ring. i just simply don't get them at all. text messages always fail. im unable to send or receive texts all the time. this phone is terrible.
Summary im gonna return it and get something else instead. not worth the headache!!
Pros Full qwerty keypad so I don't have to "slide" a phone every time I use it.
Cons The "answer" and "end call" keys do not light up. That's a big mistake when they designed this phone.
Summary You can get on Facebook and do basic things. Don't expect to see YouTube or other videos on this phone. Does have a great MP3 player. The built-in speaker sounds good. I can easily transfer music to my SD card. ALWAYS SAVE EVERYTHING ON YOUR SD CARD and do not use the phone memory. I did encounter another boo-boo when it comes to picture messaging. The "phone" has a mind of its own and sends a different picture instead of the one that you choose. I have talked to other users of the phone and the same thing happens to them. The only way I've gotten around this issue is to always check your picture message before sending it. If you see a different picture than the one you chose, then go back and select the correct picture again and preview it one final time. If you see the picture that you selected in preview mode, then it's okay to send. If you don't do this, then you are risking sending out the wrong picture. I've also noticed, that the pictures are not always saved in order so I have to find the one I want even after I just snapped it a few seconds ago. I even changed the names of the pics on the SD card from the computer and it still did not keep them in order. ***RINGTONES: When you download ringtones to your phone they are not saved separately from your music, so when you are selecting a music playlist, your ringtones also show up on the list. Don't select them. ZEDGE.net is a good place to download ringtones for this phone. Quick way is to save them to your computer and then transfer them to the SD card. Might be a good idea to rename the ringtones so you can find them easier as well.
Pros When it works, it's okay...only OK...You're lucky if it lasts 6 mos.
Cons I went through 2 of these phones for my 12 yr. old son. I had to buy the 2nd, when the first pooped out; turning off and on at will. I received another one on warranty and it performed just as poorly and didn't even last as long as the 1st one.