"Old faithful"on by tcmiller
Pros durable, good range of features for price (free!)
Cons bulkiness, nothing flashy
Summary I got this phone free with a new line of service from Sprint in 2002 or 2003, and it was already a little outdated then. I later decided to upgrade to a newer, cuter flip phone with a camera, web access, "pretty colors," etc. Less than a year later, it caught the eye of one of my kleptomaniac students and eventually disappeared from the desk drawer of my high school classroom. I decided to return to my scp-4700 instead of purchasing a new phone and have used it, without a hitch, ever since.
Even though I get cute comments like, "Is that your house phone?" when I use it in public (it's about 5 1/2, 6" long and about an inch thick), it does me justice. Voice dialing and ringer, memo recording, speakerphone, call/calendar alarm, wireless web...plus a dozen other features you might not expect from a basic phone...are all there. Plus, I think it's impossible to break. The battery doesn't last more than a couple of days of light use, but is fully juiced in only a few minutes.
I am finally shopping around for a new, more portable phone now (purses are just getting smaller these days!), but am at a loss to find something comparable.
Pros Has taken a beating after 3 years and outlasted my 5300 camera phone.
Cons Finish wears off and antenna had to be fixed
Summary I would buy this phone again in a heartbeat. It is durable, has had no battery problems and stays charged for days on end. I have had it since Fall 2001 with few problems, my spouse damaged the antenna but was able to fix it cheaply and easily. The speakerphone has remained constant and this phone has outlasted my 5300 camera phone.
Pros Great construction. Great call sound, and signal strength, takes a beating and keeps going.
Cons a bit big, not flashy like a flip phone
Pros Excellent sound. Great speaker.Three years on same battery. Dropped many times on hard surfaces, still works well.Screen is easy to work and read.
Pros This phone has been wonderful. I bought same model when Sprint had sale for $30. Haven't had to switch yet and have 2 batteries. Best cell phone I have used.
Cons Sprint service can be spotty.