"Great phone, NOT a smartphone"4.0 starson by joedemartino
Pros: Size, style, full keyboard, vibrant screen, lots of USEFUL features
Cons: Not a smartphone, so not for heavy internet use
Summary: I was looking for a quality phone to be used for talking and texting, and this one hits the mark. The style and size are unique, giving it a "cool factor". Now that everyone has a touchscreen phone, this one is actually different than what everyone else has.
The phone is excellent for talking and texting. It has a good camera. It has a vibrant and big screen.
It is not great for internet, it only supports mobile type sites. But I don't use the internet on my phone except for the RARE occasion where I must look up a score or something and there is no other option. It does that just fine.
There are lots of settings and features with this phone.
A previous review stated that the phone rings only half the time. This is not true. When you receive a call or more often a text, the phone rings briefly, and then shows an alert.
The thing is it is very brief (1 or 2 secs), then there is no further audio or visual alert. So it is easy to miss the alert. I actually prefer this. It allows me to leave my phone at my desk at work without worrying that the thing is beeping and blinking incessantly like some phones do over and over until you pick them up. I guess it could have a blinking light or something that you could choose to turn on or off if you want, but this is a minor thing in my opinion.
Call quality is excellent as is signal strength, and I live in a very rural area. Not one dropped call to date. I have never "dropped" any characters while texting either, so I guess the guy who said it happened to him must type extremely fast, or he had a dud.
I conclusion, this is a excellent phone for talking and texting, plus it has lots of extras "just in case" Again, it is not a smartphone or Blackberry, so don't expect that. The best thing about this phone is does NOT require any upgraded plan, but you can use it to do pretty much everything.