Pros FM radio (earphone only)
MP3 player (helps to buy MicroSD card)
2 megapixel camera and VGA video
Good battery life
Decent call quality
Cons No GPS (lose phone--cheap enough to buy another)
Summary This is a simple, inexpensive phone that actually has some features more expensive phones find lacking. It is the cheapest phone offered by Consumer Cellular (for people "not joined at hip with their cell phone). If you want unlimited minutes and all the "bells and whistles" fork out the big bucks to Sprint, AT&T or Verizon. This phone is designed for people with only a moderate need of a cell phone.
Pros Camera, battery life, vocal sound quality, price and web browser to check my weather when in the field.
Standardized sized mini usb port. Withstood a downpour on me while it was in a fairly open type belt holster.
Cons Alarm, speaker phone, ring volumes too low. Bad ringtones. Vibrate too soft. Image quality. Too many steps to a phone number, text and take photo. Alarms in 24 hr time. Jack size. No cover for the USB port or audio jack.
Summary Not a bad phone, but could be better with louder alert and speaker phone volumes.
All phones should have the same size earphone/headset jack, like the mini USB ports have now.
Pros In the 3 days this phone was working I really liked its combination of features. It was also free through Comsumer Cellular.
Cons I set the alarm and it went off while the phone was in my pocket along with my handkerchief and a plastic comb. It cycled through ringing for 5 seconds, quiet for 55 then on for 5, etc. Was busy with other things so didn't get to it for about 5 minutes. W
Summary I consider myself a pretty even-tempered guy, not subject to extreme positions, but I've now taken a personal vow never to buy a Motorola product again as they seem incapable of building a product they're willing to stand behind. Not a good way to treat a customer. There are many other cell-phone competitors out there and Motorola driven me straight to them.Missing in above... When I went to look at it, the outer display had a large irregular blank area in the center with a multicolored ring on the periphery. Seemed like an internal thermal problem. After going through the Motorola service gauntlet, sent it back to them. They returned it 5 days later saying, "The phone has suffered severe physical damage due to misuse or abuse. It is not repairable, and is not covered by the warranty. Unless keeping the phone in one's pocket is severe abuse that statement is patently false. Joseph Juran: "Quality is fitness for use." This is not a quality product. Motorola has a design or manufacturing problem and are unwilling to stand behind their product.
Updated on Nov 4, 2011
"To Good to be True"on by papaski4
Pros Large buttons, Easy to view screen
Cons Vibration is weak. Menu is difficult to understand. Alarm for calendar reminder does not turn off with push of a button. Cannot choose proper time zone for time/date setting.
Summary If the phone is targeted for senors, keep working motorola. Making and answering calls works well, but if you have to use the calendar, Look Out ! I find it interesting that I can't find anyone who knows exactly how the phone works. Have had many different answers to the same problem. Since I don't text nor send pictures, I rated a bit higher than I would have.
Pros great simple phone
Cons not hip like the other smartphone
Summary This is a great phone