Pros yup 20 bucks buys the best cellularTELEPHONE!!-virgin has to offer-no frills but it does the basics best- calls and texts-need more??-spend more-finally a winner that lets me lose my oystr-will not miss it-thanks virgin/kyocera:)
Cons i'm looking for a few-will get back to you when i find them-
Summary light smart looking and easy to use-- a great TELEPHONE!-which is what it's supposed to bedid find some"cons"--the keypad tones are so soft as to be non existent--dunno if it's the handset itself or a generic problem-and my speakerphone is not very loud at all-not nearly loud enough to warrant its use-
Updated on Aug 28, 2008
on the pro side again-the alarm is plenty loud and will wake me up-and after a couple of days use i am still amazed at the call quality from this little handset-!
Updated on Sep 26, 2008okay a month down the road and the tnt is a fine fone:)--gotta say i switch to the oystr for a deeper earpiece sound-when i tire of the tnt treble tone but the tnt has a clear and strong sound nonetheless-just my own picky thing:)-but the texting coukldn't be better-easy and quick-still an amazing value for the money--hoooahh!
Updated on Jun 6, 2009okay--been waiting for the perfect phone-huh!-not yet!-bought and brought back the x tc-got a jax-great little phone--but voice quality is dicey-so back to the oystr--so slow after the jax-so now i am using my old t n t--still most easy texting and better call quality than the jax-ringtones so soft though they can hardly be heard in the street
so at day's end-one year later -the tnt wins the cheapest good phone all brooklyn award!:)-still the best damned $20($15 at best buy) phone around--
Pros Decent-to-good quality handset, for a very low price. Interface and features are reasonably-well designed. Sound quality is very good, compared to other Virgin Mobile and Helio phones. Screens are adequate. USB Micro charge is nice.
Cons Very few bells and whistles. This is a pro for me, but a con for people who want a toy instead of a phone.
Summary This is an exceptional phone for pragmatic users, who don't require a camera, bluetooth, web browsing, videos, music, or an overinflated object that "defines their personality." Having used other Virgin Mobile and Helio phones, this is one of my more-favorite units. Solidly built, easy to use, decent battery life, and has many of the most-important features like contact list, calendar, alarm clock, timer, calculator, etc. MicroUSB charging is very convenient, instead of relying on proprietary chargers. VM service is also a very good deal, for anyone who needs basic service and doesn't talk or text more than a few times a week. I pay approx $6.67 a month for service, and I get great coverage in my respective region. Makes a good backup phone, or emergency phone (even without service, most modern working handsets can still dial 911). So cheap, it's practically disposable. If you're looking for a status symbol or a toy, this isn't your phone. If you want a simple and effective mobile phone, and are within their coverage area, it's a good buy.
"almost perfect"on by mudslinger83
Pros reception is amazing, loud ringtones, call and sound quality, nice feel
Cons no camera or bluetooth
Summary all this phone needs is a camera and bluetooth and it would have been a perfect 10...im not the person to take many pictures but i receive a lot of pics and im not sure if this one will receive pics but we'll see...i was a big fan of the oystr but this phone is a huge improvement...my previous phone was the arc which i am still plannin to use because of the camera, but the call quality in my opinion is excellent its a lil better than the arc...and so is reception, but unlike the marbl and the oystr this phone dont lag or freeze and i can actually text on this phone without it freezin, and they finally added a external display which is nice...the internal antenna is on the lower part of the back of the phone so if you live in a low service area it may go to searchin if you put your hand over it, but it is a very good phone...and the price is right, and if you want just a basic phone then this phone is for you, i def recommend it, check it out
Pros Bright screen
good rubbery grip
didn't scratch easy.
Neat ringtones and text tones
Flip phone( i like flip phones)
Small front screen
No camera or video camera
Summary I actually was very satisfied with this phone. I liked the look of it. It was unique, the rubbery grip was really cool and easy to hold on to. Also didn't scratch easily. No other phone in the world like it. Good sound quality. for one i love flip style phones, so this one got my liking easier than other non flip phones would. Good strong vibration. Easy to feel. so not the best, but definitely not bad.
Pros It was cheap. Bought it for $10 at KMart. Makes calls when I press the appropriate buttons. Nice variety of ringtones.
Cons Battery life very short. Phone often does not ring for incoming calls. May not get notified of voicemail until hours later.
Summary My husband and I both use Virgin Mobile, we both have similar problems with our phones (he has an Arc). So it would seem that a big part of the problem of not receiving calls is either Kyocera's bad design on cheap phones or Virgin Mobile's network. My understanding is that they use Sprint's cell phone towers, so should get decent coverage.
Anyway, I would not recommend any of these really cheap Virgin Mobile phones. Maybe their more expensive ones work better, I dunno. But I wouldn't buy this phone again.