Cons lacks all the fancy features
Summary i just got this phone and it doesnt have the perks of games or a camera but i can do one thing with it that none of my friends can and that one thing is chuck the phone as hard as i want at a wall. for example one friend looked at it and said its ugly and it cant do anything and i replied true but watch this and just beamed it at the wall and told him to try that with his side kick 2 and maybe i have anger management issues but when some one makes you mad over the phone and you cant hit them in person you can just toss your phone and you dont have to worry about it shattering
Pros Rugged and durable. Direct connect.
Cons Poor/muffled sound quality when using the phone.
Summary My employer utilizes Nextel and the i530 (among other Motorola models,) which is pretty basic, but for the rugged environment that we work in, it is perfect. It is a very durable cell phone.
The direct connect feature is nice, what we primarily use the phone for, but nothing that I would want for personal and family use. (Must be because of the ability to "alert" and que people.)
I don't think it is the cell phone, but more or less the quality of "national" service that Nextel provides, but there are areas that I have no service at all. I also have friends and colleagues that decided to try Nextel for their own personal use, with the more expensive models, but have since switched carriers because of the unsatisfactory service (number of dropped calls and dead zones) they received.
Pros The sound quality of this phone is far superior than many I have tried.The speaker phone works and sound just as good.The phone can take a punch and fire right back.
Cons Bulky cant think of any other cons
Summary I am happy with this phone and as many times as I have dropped it 9even from some height )it works like a champ.
"good but boring"on by djnickleon
Pros good service, tough, military approve
Cons almost no features, no external screen, no color screen
this phone almost has no extra feature at all. you can't even send texts. the good things about the phone are good solid call quailty and soild reception, and military approved. my father is in the military and he as drop the phone like form 300 ft in the air and nothing as happen to it. if this phone was good for cingular i wouldn't hasitiate to get for my father. (right now he has a z500a it look like crap.) so if are thinking about a tough phone got to nextel and get this one.
Pros Durable, compact
Cons No external display
Summary This phone is not for the person who wants a color display or games and applications. It's designed for those of us who need a good, reliable, and durable phone to get the job done. Battery life is excellent, and sound quality is good. If you want a phone with a color screen and applications, Nextel has those too.