"Problem phone"1.5 starson by kimberly.dawn.6.2.6
Pros: QWERTY keyboard, clear music and calls
Cons: Doesn't last long
Summary: When I first got my phone I absolutely loved it, and so did anyone else who saw it. I still like the idea behind the design, but I would like it more if the phone actually WORKED.
I've had my phone for two weeks. Friday anytime I would flip my phone open to answer a call (yes it is set to answer a call when it flips open) it wouldn't answer it. I would press send... and still nothing. I would try to call someone and it would never connect. I thought a tower might have been down but the rest of my family's phones were working and they're through Verizon too. I finally got it working again. I had to turn it off, take out the battery (which is NOT easy), leave it out for a while, put it in, and turn it back on.
All was good until today. We finally got EVDO coverage up here so I tried to buy a song. Well I did buy a song, but when I put it in my library it deleted all the songs I had on my Mirco SD card. It would also say that the song was playing yet failed to produce any sound, it wasn't muted and the volume was all the way up. Later, I tried to take a video, my phone froze up and turned off. It has done that randomly about 10 times today.
Currently my battery is dead, I've made 3 calls, none of which were very long. I was on VCast for a very short time, sent less than 5 txts and didn't play any games.
I called Verizon to get an exchange and the representative I was speaking to told me that he has had a ridiculous amount of calls about the Samsung SCH U740. So I will be getting the other one either tomorrow or Thursday and if it does the same thing I will have no problem going to a new phone.
Now for some pros I will say that the internal screen is very large and produces a nice picture. I have fat fingers and I have no problem using the QWERTY at all. I really like the menu style options as well as the different dial sounds. The speech to txt is nice so long as you are somewhere quiet.
I do really like the phone. I just wish it would work.