Pros Wanted a flip phone to replace my AT&T moto razor flip. I have a small mac-pro so all i really want and need is call and text. The phone is well made,STURDY and
has very useful basic features. VERY LOUD RING FOR OUTSIDE USE, LARGE KEY PAD for dial an
Cons NONE, WOULD BE NICE TO SEE RUGGED FIELD VERSION.
Summary BASIC USEFUL FEATURES, EASY TO NAVIGATE, VERY STURDY, SMALL FOR SHIRT-PANTS POCKET CARRY, VERY LOUD RING ALERTS SETTING. GOOD CALL QUALITY. BEST PHONE I HAD IN YEARS.
"Perfect Phone"on by wbukovsky493
Pros Large key board for texting, cant stand the little qwerty keyboards or touch screens. Great camera quality. Internet is decent. Great clear call quality. Never a dropped call. Always works. Long battery life, I only charge it every 2 or 3 days, I mostly t
Cons Im still waiting for a flip phone thats Mil-Spec, come on T-Mobile get us a version of AT&t's Samsung Rugby.
Summary Cant go wrong with this phone. Reliable and simple to use. If you cant figure out this phone you better go get a rotary phone.
Pros Multiple alarm settings, nice memory status menu, like clock on outside of phone
Cons T9 is forced as default, cannot change default text input mode. Cannot remove menu icons you do not need or web2go option on main display, only way to re-display clock on outside of phone is to re-open, the clock is nice but difficult to access.
Summary Mainly returning this phone because I hate T9 and this phone makes it so I have to switch to ABC every time I text something and I cannot change the default text input mode. Also, things like web2go cannot be removed from the main display or menu options. Internet access on a flip phone w/ small screen was cool back in the 1990s, were not buying a flip for web access anymore so leave it off the menu Samsung. Any phone that forces technology on you and doesn't give you the option to disable it is not a phone for me.
Pros Micro SD card, Micro USB, 2 Megapixel camera, T-Mobile contacts back up, speakerphone, customizable, Google Maps, bluetooth, 3G
Cons No IM software, Shared headphone/charger jack
Summary The Samsung T259 is a good flip phone. There are many advantages of this phone, for example it is a 3G phone, it uses micro usb, has a microSD card slot, customizable, and it uses T-Mobile back up service for your contacts. The speakerphone on it is pretty good, the battery life is also pretty good. There is a 2 megapixel camera, you could take pictures and capture videos. This phone also features bluetooth, and it also has Google maps, but this requires data.
Some cons are you know when you are going through the menu and there is that beep sound, that beep sound could get annoying so I changed it to melody, I wish they added more sounds instead of just 2 options. Also this isn't really a bother for me, but on this phone there is no IM software at all. Also the shared headphone/charger jack, I don't like that.
Overall I love this phone and I'm glad I purchased it.
Pros The phone has decent size, slightly raised buttons, fits my hand well and flips open easily, nice blue color, call quality is decent, ring-and-vibrate mode.
Cons Poor battery life for a basic phone, shuts itself off randomly (***??), sometimes gives no bars of service until the phone is powercycled (again, ***??), not really customizable, as other's have mentioned),
Summary The Samsung T259 is a nice looking phone with good sized call strength and battery, etc. icons, much better than my other pa-as-you-go LG model. I can set it to vibrate AND ring, which is a must for me.
However, the party's over after that. For starters, you can't really customize it, like making one of the soft buttons bring up your Contacts list. The battery life is 20% less than the lousy LG phone I had. The two things that are total deal breakers are the phone just shuts itself off every day, even with a full charge. My wife will call me on my land line and ask why I'm not picking up, and I pull the phone out to find it's off. I sent it in under warranty and the new one is exactly the same. Also, as others have said, I get a LOT of spam calls and texts, though lately the frequency has dropped off (thankfully)
Now, the signal strength goes to no bars until turn it off and back on. My friends laugh at me and wonder why I put up with it. The problem is T-Mobile's choice for basic flip phones is terrible, and this phone is marginally better than the LG I had previously. I may try replacing the battery and see if that helps, but if not, I'm dropping it in the toilet, on purpose.