Pros Reception, sturdy, call quality, fit
Cons Texting does not show entire text log
Summary I have had plenty of Smart Phones and I finally just got so fed up with these devices that seemed to do everything BUT be a good phone. I have had Treos and even used an Iphone and these phones never provided the type of call quality I wanted. On this phone, it has a very comfortable fit to my face. I can hear the caller clearly and I never get the feeling I have to yell into the phone for the other person to hear me.
So far the only complaint I have is when texting, the text log (conversation) is not fully shown. Each text seems to be its own little file. Not a big deal, but coming from a Treo I was used to seeing the entire log. But again, this is a small con for an outstanding 'PHONE'.
If you want a phone that has good reception, makes and receives clear calls, and is a phone FIRST. This is the phone for you.
Buy an Ipod for your music, and this phone to make calls.
Pros cell service that works
Cons DC coverage is limited
Summary I've been a Nextel customer for many years. It's been a struggle, especially after the merger. When I got a hybrid (IC-902) I liked the CDMA cellular, better voice mail, & high speed mobile internet, but it wouldn't roam on 800 MHz CDMA. Most of the places I go do not have 1.9 GHz CDMA, so I could direct connect, but no cellular. With this phone, I have just the opposite. Since it will roam on 800 MHz CDMA, I can just about always make a phone call, & I can still DC quite often. What would be perfect is a hybrid that would do DC on 800 MHz iDEN and CDMA, as well as one that would provide CDMA cellular on 1.9 GHz & 800 MHz. Since that's not probably going to happen, this phone will do just fine. Battery life is excellent - figured in days, not hours, call quality is excellent, internet works well, and when there is Sprint Rev. A coverage, the DC works just like any other Nextel. Well done, Sprint.
"Poor sound quality"on by cruzn_va
Pros Rugged, easy to use
Cons Poor sound quality
Summary All I wanted in a new phone was for it to be a basic phone; which the Pro-700 accomplishes. I do not use many of the features that come with this phone, like text messaging, direct connect, speakerphone, or bluetooth. The main reason I bought this phone was for its ruggedness.
My one complaint about this phone, and it is a MAJOR one, is the poor sound quality. The incoming calls sound like the person on the other end is speaking into a tin can. The earpiece speaker seems to vibrate no matter what level I have the sound set. I find myself repeatedly asking the person on the other end of the phone to repeat themselves. Quite often the person on the other end has a difficult time hearing me and asks me to repeat myself. This is frustrating. I NEVER had this problem with my Nextel Motorola phones. I have had this phone for only a week and I am considering returning it for something else.
My problem is, I do not need all the features that come with phones these days. I just need a rugged, dependable phone. I loved the Nextel I used to own. It worked great. The only reason I switched phones is because it WAS a Nextel . Which meant I could not get service in most places that a Sprint phone would. All my friends would have 5 bars and my dependable Nextel Motorola phone would display "No Service".
"Great Phone"on by txrxwolf
Pros Great signal, nice features, well thought out, well built, LOUD ringers and speaker phone. Nice size. Does exactly what a phone should do.
Cons None, it a great phone
Summary This is what a phone should be, a device used to talk to other people. It is a rugged phone that can get signals in places others can't. It has a great speaker phone, very loud ringers, all the features a phone should have. If you want to take pictures buy a real camera, if you want to communicate with letters use email. This phone is a true phone, not a toy or telegraph machine, or a laptop.
"Great Phone!"on by ltfm161
Pros Easily navigated menus. Customizable DC tones. LOUD ringers
Cons Difficult to add photos for contacts, Monochrome exterior display. spotty coverage for EVDO and QChat
Summary I had written a pretty decent review for a SAMSUNG Z400 that I purchased. That phone was exchanged for this one based solely on the fact that the DC tones were barely audible and as a result I missed no fewer than 8 calls on the first day. NOT WITH THIS PHONE. The SANYO PRO 700 has really impressed me so far. Having been a NEXTEL customer for over 10 years and working in the field of public safety I know waht qualities are important for a rugged phone. So far this one has most of them. Keeping in mind that the EVDO network is the new kid on the block so coverage is a bit spotty in some places ON THE MAP, but I haven't had any issues yet. the inner display is vibrant with good contrast and bright colors. Easy to read and navigate menus are a boon for club handed people like me. The ringers and incoming message/DC tones are completely customizable which is nice if you don't care for the NEXTEL beepidy beep. The tones are also plenty loud for folks who work in noisy atmoshperes. QCHAT is a little different than traditional direct connect so that take a bit of adjusting but I have had no problems in connecting with all my NEXTEL IDEN buddies. Battery life seems good as I am writing this at 930 PM the phone has been used several times today since being unplugged at 7 o clock this morning I am still showing 3/3 bars on the charge meter. A micro SD card would have been a GREAT touch as would a color outer screen with photo contact capabilty. All in all a great first offering from SANYO into the direct connect world. I am very happy thus far and will probably re-review after a few months use.