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|It is not always easy to fly in the executive team every time plans change. The smart alternative is to meet on the fly instead. When everyone's equipped with the technology to connect with each other instantly, the logistics couldn't be simpler. Don't let the sleek appearance fool you; the Motorola i830 is one of the hardest-working devices of its kind. Its Java Technology-Enabled and so compact you wont believe it has a built-in two-way radio.|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
|Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)||600|
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Being a Nextel subscriber for the past 6-7 years, I've always been a little jealous of people with other plans who had these tiny little phones that they could put in their pocket. Meanwhile I had my clunky i308 strapped to my belt which is about the size of a small brick. However I was happy with it since it had the push to talk feature that I've grown to not be able to go without. Over the years I did manage to upgrade to other styles such as the i850 and i730 which are very respectable and great phones, but still a little on the large size even though they are clamshells. Then one day I dropped my i730 in a puddle and ended up on EBAY looking for an inexpensive used phone. I came across the i830 and glad I did. This phone has some great features such as a calculator, and a voice record memo feature which is great for my business because I need to document at what times during the day I arrive at my clients homes, and with one touch of a button I can record the time to keep track of it. I'm terrible at remembering to write them down so this feature is excellent. I only gave the phone 4 stars however because of the battery life. But it's really not that bad, just be aware of keeping an eye on it and plugging it in to the car charger as a habit and you'll be OK. Actually I have a habit of opening and closing it all the time since it's such a sharp little phone and I like to admire it, so I could probably add battery life to it if I stop doing that. Plus I've just been spoiled by my other Nextel phones with larger batteries. Shorter battery life is definitely worth the trade off for a smaller and sleeker phone with the Push To Talk feature. Some reviewers have a concern with the keypad being a little on the small side, but my man fingers are about average and I have no problems navigating the keys, plus the blue illuminated numbers I find are very easy to read. Much better than it was on my i730 actually. Plus the speaker phone works awesome and is just as clear sounding as my other Nextels I've owned. All in all, I'm very happy with this phone and thinking about getting another used one on EBAY just in case something ever happens to this one. It's a discontinued model so will probably be harder to find in the future. Hope this review helped, good luck.
This is a really attractive compact phone that gets alot of attention. It's small size makes it easy to carry in your pocket or purse. I have had problems in the past with other phones when carrying phones in my pocket and breaking the antenna off. The i830's antenna seems to be pretty robust and I have had no problems with breaking it off. I have also had phones that just didn't ring loud enough. Not so here! On the highest setting, I can hear it ring even in a loud environments. There are a few things I don't care for though. The buttons are terribly small. This results in hitting the wrong button constantly, which can be annoying. The phone is not Bluetooth, so in order to use a Bluetooth wireless headset, you need an adapter, which kind of defeats the purpose. It would be nice if I could scroll through my contacts with the flip closed when using the walkie talkie. If there is a way to do this, it must be difficult or complex, as I have not been able to do it. Overall, it is a really nice unit and I would only replace it if I could get a V3 that worked with Nextel (which isn't possible).
Edit: Another user has informed me that you can scroll through your contacts by pressing the button next to the antenna w/ a square on it and then using the volume up/down buttons! Very cool!
This is the best cell phone I've ever owned. I love its tiny size, great looks, and reliability. I've had mine for over two years and never had a malfunction. I have a bad habit of dropping my cell phones, usually when I get out of the car and knock it out of the car seat onto the concrete driveway. Even with that harsh treatment, my i830 keeps on working perfectly. Its one tiny flaw is that the bronze metal finish scratches and dings more easily than most phones. But I like it so much that when mine finally quits working or I totally destroy the finish, I'll look for another one like it on eBay.
I bought the a Motorola I830 few days ago is the second one i buy, the first one for me and the last one for my dad. It is compact and easy to use. The NewPhone's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan.I'd recommend the phone 100%.
THIS I830 PHONE IS REALLY A GREAT SMALL PHONE!! VERY SLEEK AND A RIGHT SIZE TO FIT IN MY POCKET!!im happy with it since it had the push to talk feature that I can't live with out it.